Pretty + Understated Wedding Luxury

Apr 11

Good Monday morning, friends! We’re kicking off the week with a gorgeous Inspired Creations Contest entry from Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories and Indie Wed, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fosbender of Pollen and Stevi Savage of AveryHouse. Since each of the team members try to work as sustainably as possible in their individual businesses, they wanted to apply that philosophy to this shoot, finding the “glitz” in as many found, borrowed, and natural objects as possible. The use of mercury glass, mother of pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded plates served as the “glitter and glam” in their design. Blush tones and neutrals mixed with pops of subtle colors helped to counterbalance the various textures from the silky ribbons and reflective glassware to spikey succulents and pretty frosting ruffles.

Almost everything used was from the team members’ own homes and studios. The amazing dinnerware came from Plate, a company that rents mismatched china. In pulling together all of the lovely details, the team’s philosophy was to prove that it doesn’t have to be costly to create a luxurious feel. Oftentimes it just takes looking at what you already have and thinking about how you can reuse it in a clever way.

I love all of the beautiful details incorporated throughout this shoot. From the gorgeous dessert buffet to the pretty table for two, everything is fresh, chic and the perfect blend of sleek modern style and unique vintage finds. The mix of metallics, glassware, floral china, gorgeous stationery and stunning flowers is both timeless and sweetly unexpected.

Many thanks to this all-star team for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest! Don’t forget to leave love on your favorite contest entries as reader input will be taken into consideration as we narrow down the finalists. Much more to come throughout the week!

Vendors –

Stationery + styling: Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories + Indie Wed / Event design + wardrobe styling: Lauren LePine – Ryan Alexander Events / Floral design + styling: Lynn Fossbender of Pollen / Photography: Stevi Savage of AveryHouse / Styling support: Shannon Spellman of Plate / Venue: room1520 / China rental: Plate / Model: Haley Lertola

{Photos by AveryHouse.}

75 thoughts on “Pretty + Understated Wedding Luxury”

  1. agreed! had the best time working on this shoot! loving the mix of sleek modern with the pops of vintage & floral texture… the cake & all the DIY elements turned out great!!

  2. Love the palette and the succulent teacup theme :) I am doing a Pink Circus themed wedding vow renewal/b.day event I’ve been blogging about and your post has given me good ideas, thank you!

  3. Amazing job! Makes me want to be a bride again! Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I’m going to borrow some of the stationery ideas for a baby shower I’m throwing in a couple months. Wonderful stuff.

  4. Cyd, this is GORGEOUS. Seriously, this has me just mesmerized. I’m loivng all the detail but I’m bananas over the cake, succulents, and window shutter! Perfection! xo

  5. Honestly, what is NOT to love??? The tea cups, that little cake, the flowers, the flags. This is absolutely one of the most BEAUTIFUL things I’ve seen in a while :)

  6. Incredibly charming…I love the delecate subtle touches and the color story. Every piece seems to have been so thoughtfully selected. Excellent job!

  7. I love all of the pastels, the cake is amazing, and the way you combined the succulent plants is very unique and added some nice texture to the design.

  8. Creative, thoughtful and beautiful! The details are stunning. I especially love the pops of yellow against the softer color palette. What a nice vintage charming feel, it’s very sweet. Fantastic job!

  9. i am so glad everyone is loving our entry. it was so much fun. also, alot of the elements were diy projects so if anyone wants specifics, let me know.

  10. This is one of the most beautiful embodiments of vintage-chic style, creativity and photography… Captivating and Inspiring! Great job to the designers/creators of such an elegant and modern scape.

  11. I want to be at this wedding! Sipping coffee from the teacups, eating cake off the china, and being surrounded by all the beautiful pastels. Take me there!!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous. I am always partial to Lynn’s work but this entry without a doubt is my favorite. Beautiful soft colors, it seems so cozy & whimsical. Great job.

  13. omfg such a fresh take on so many things! a lot of common elements–banners, succulents, teacups, mercury glass, but all done in a way that feels unique, different, new, wonderful. I WANT TO GO TO THERE!!!!

  14. I would like to (((echo))) Anne Sage.
    And add… I will quickly get a big diamond on
    my hand to have you do my wedding. You’ll
    are so talented. You have my vote… A+

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