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Bridal Suite Inspiration Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I hinted at a little project I was working on with Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs involving a pretty peach color palette. Today I am excited to share the results with you! Because Ami and I were both going to be in New York City at the same time for the National Stationery Show, we thought we’d take advantage and pull together an inspiration shoot. (We’re asking talented wedding pros to do it for our upcoming Inspired Creations Contest so why not get in on the action ourselves, right?) When coming up with the concept and design for the shoot, we thought pretty hard about what weddings mean to both of us and how we’d like to team up to inspire brides. As good friends who don’t see each other often enough, the idea of celebrating the relationship between a bride and her bridesmaids kept coming to mind. From there we pulled together a team of immensely talented women to help us make our vision a reality.

bridesmaid-gift-ideas-wedding-brunch-inspiration-paper-decorations-wedding-ideasWith that special friendship as our inspiration, we created a bridal suite set up that we envision as a beautiful space for a bride and her closest ladies before the ceremony. Beautifully wrapped gifts boasting pretty calligraphy tags, satin-covered memo boards featuring photos and mementos, a spread of sweets, treats, and champagne spritzers, and, of course, a blushing bride.




We were inspired by the fresh pretty colors of spring and summer and focused on soft romantic hues of peach and blush pink with little hints of soft dove gray throughout. We love the final look – it’s beautiful yet completely approachable and achievable for all brides – no intricate DIY nor big budget required.




lovely-bridal-salon-watters-wedding-dress-pink-peony-bouquet-valentino-wedding-shoesMost importantly, we’re hoping it inspires brides to find a sweet way of taking a moment or two to stop and smell the roses on their wedding day by embracing the friends and family dearest to them as they prepare to celebrate the start of their new life and the making of their new family.






The incredibly sweet Lanie, visionary and proprietress behind Lovely Bridal Shop, allowed us to invade her space and play dress up with all of her gorgeous gowns. Our amazingly beautiful bride is none other than our friend Jackie of Merci NYC with floral design by Poppies & Posies and absolutely stunning photos by Missy Photography.



I am still completely in love with the gorgeous flowers the Sierra and Juliet created for us, an incredibly romantic pairing of fluffy pink peonies, sprigs of mint and charming green poppy pods. Ami decoupaged gift boxes with gorgeous floral paper, which we paired with letterpress gift tags from Smock featuring calligraphy from my dear friend Debi Zeinert of The Blooming Quill. We pulled together an assortment of sweets and treats, croissants, scones, muffins and macarons and finished it all off with a pretty letterpress thank you card from Two Brunettes. The gorgeous garter was created especially for us by the sweetest lady in the whole wide world, The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith and my friend Lisa of Anderson Green Events was a doll and offered lots of coordination support to two out of town girls planning a photo shoot from afar. We had so much fun working on this with all of you – thank you so much for everything!

For many more photos, inspiring ideas and an entirely different bridal fashion look (we were having so much fun, we just couldn’t stop at one dress) visit Elizabeth Anne Designs.


Concept + styling – Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion and Ami Price of Elizabeth Anne Designs
Photography – Missy Photography
Floral design – Poppies and Posies
Location – Lovely Bridal Shop
Wedding dresses – Watters (style Houston) and Elizabeth Dye (style Giselle)
Bridesmaid gown – Sarah Seven (style Delightful)
Model – Jackie Weppner from Merci New York
Coordination assistance – Lisa Green of Anderson Green Events
Custom satin garter – The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith
Stationery – Smock and Two Brunettes
Calligraphy – Debi Zeinert of The Blooming Quill

{Photos by Missy Photography for The Sweetest Occasion + Elizabeth Anne Designs.}

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Élida Carvalho

Monday 2nd of May 2011

lindo, lindo, lindo mesmo; adoro trabalhar com papel....


Saturday 30th of April 2011

I love the shoes ... where are those from??


Sunday 1st of May 2011

Hi Heather! The shoes are from Valentino

Élida Carvalho

Thursday 7th of April 2011

Adoro papel, dá uma leveza estraordinaria, é muito bonito e elegante


Sunday 30th of May 2010

Wow. I love this everything is just so beautiful. I love the heart on the wall with the photos. What a great idea.


Wednesday 26th of May 2010

Lovely, lovely! I should have hired you and Ami to design my bridal suite :) .-= Emily's most recent blog post: Blue Skies and Rain Clouds =-.

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