May 27, 2011
Special Series: Powder Blue and Nude Decor
Posted by Shira Savada
Today's installment in the special powder blue and nude series is a dreamy one courtesy of Enjoy Events Co., a planning and design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The designers, Megan and Emily, like to think that they do things a little differently, taking pride working with clients who seek the fresh, fun, and unique. True to form, that's exactly what they did for this project.
We came up with the theme "Land to Sea," but wanted it to be completely unlike typical beach themes. To bring a fresh and organic feel to the overall idea, we reached out to some of our favorite people in the wedding industry and designed our own take on the color palette. We gathered worn, rusted bottles and vintage globes, and mixed in fresh succulents and air plants for a modern twist. We created a powder-blue backdrop to tie the look together.
Here's who was on board:
Planning + Styling: Enjoy Events Co.
Photography: Kate Harrison
Location: Swarm Gallery
Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Paper goods: Mae Mae Paperie
Bride's Dress: Sarah Seven
Tabletop: Classic Party Rentals and West Elm
1 The table was anchored by an arrangement of pale blooms and succulents.
2 The nude napkins and flatware handles accentuated the palette.
3 Seating cards sported floral illustrations and rested in air plants set inside a watercolors-inspired bowl.
4 The etched stemware added a delicate touch.
5 The modern typeface nicely juxtaposed the botanic pattern bordering the menu card.
6 Glass jugs filled with sand and air plants decorated the space.
7 A chain necklace with powder-blue and nude shells was a fitting accessory.
8 The bride held a loose bouquet of blooms, vines, and foliage.
9 The casual, side-bun hairstyle was perfectly undone.
10 When an art gallery is the setting, there are infinite backgrounds for photo opps. Like this one, by Amanda Williams from Chicago, IL, called "My Grandmother Was Not One to Repeat Herself".
11 A velvet armchair is great for posed portraits.
12 The invitation suite incorporated subtle nautical touches like a compass rose.
13 The envelopes were decorated with beautiful postage stamps.
14 The response card.
15 Boutonnieres were made out of small air plants.
16 A small cabinet like this one decorated with bottles and a nonfloral centerpiece would be a great accent in a cocktail area.
17 Vintage globes, in a beachy, sun-faded palette, were used for the escort-card display.
19 An intimate lounge area in front of a soft blue fabric backdrop boasts an eclectic mix of furniture styles. The art piece in the background is "Possession is Nine Tenths" by April Banks of Oakland, CA.
20 A mixture of colored glass bottles filled with sand and beach plants played up the theme.
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