Red, Navy + Copper Americana

Apr 5

I hope you guys are loving the Inspired Creations Contest so far, because we’re kicking off day 2 of the entries with this incredible design from In The Now Weddings + Events, Mathieu Photography, Lunch Pail Pictures, and Creative Media Print. The concept for the shoot began with the poem “Brown Penny” by William Butler Yeats.  In the poem, the speaker contemplates whether or not he is old enough to love, and then decides “one cannot begin it too soon,” inspiring the idea of “young love” and “old love.” The team created a gorgeous tablescape and an amazing kids table with common design elements. I am loving the deep navy, true red, nude, white, and bright copper color palette, in keeping with the penny theme that plays throughout the shoot. An Americana undertone is preppy yet playful making for a fresh take on the “Glitter + Glam” contest challenge. It’s honestly an understatement to say that I just love this design!

To mimic the adult table, they used kids size chivari chairs but switched up the colors by adding a fun shimmer linen in a bold red. Alphabet cookies covered in edible copper luster dust echo the copper wired names on the adult table. Making the table one-sided allowed the second half to be covered in butcher paper to give the kids a bit of extra entertainment, since everyone knows little ones can get a bit restless! In keeping with the color scheme, crayons were purchased to match and the runner was secured with two oversized clothespins, pairing functional with cute.

For favors, a late night box of treats was laid out for the guest’s ride home, since a full night of dancing can result in a case of munchies. Glitter paper in the window added just the right amount of subtle sparkle. A greyhound was the perfect cocktail to fit the color scheme and a glittery drink stirrer added a touch of class.

An inventive guest book idea plays on the phrase “a penny for your thoughts.” Guests would pick a year, write a memory from that year on a card, drop a penny in the envelope from that year, and place it in the vase. Kristin from In The Now brilliantly used lines from the poem that corresponded with that item. For example, “Go and love, go and love” was added under the year 2011, and then “I am old enough” for the year 2009 to represent the year the couple might have met.

All of the details from this shoot are so perfectly coordinated, it was honestly hard to edit down the images to share. In addition to a really fabulous wedding, these ideas would also be perfect inspiration for a really fun rehearsal dinner or anniversary party. Many thanks to this incredible team for sharing their talents with us and being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest. Remember that reader response will be taken into consideration when selecting winners so be sure to leave love for your favorite entries!

Vendors –
Design + coordination: Rachel Ochoa @ In The Now Weddings + Events / Photography: Mathieu Photography / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Floral: Amanda Auer @ In The Now Weddings + Events / Stationery: Kristen Pon @ In The Now Weddings + Events / Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals + Town & Country Event Rentals / Venue: Strawberry Farms Golf Course / Cupcake wrappers: Dress My Cupcake / Vinyl Decals: Creative Media Print / Video: Lunch Pail Pictures / Hair + makeup: Makeup By Berit / Bride’s dress: Coralie Beatrix / Groom’s suit: H&M / Models: Hannah Campbell + Kurt Anderson

{Photos by Mathieu Photography.}

34 thoughts on “Red, Navy + Copper Americana”

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous design! I love that it comes off as almost effortless, even though I’m sure a ton of hard work went into it. Can I come to this wedding?

  2. I’m still gushing over how wonderful these photos turned out. I can’t even pick a favorite detail cuz there’s just merely too many great things!

  3. SO fantastic- Rachel did such a good job spear-heading this design!! The nude bridal gown is my favorite [and the way it flows in the breeze with the tails of the bouquet- another favorite touch]. I’m totally biast, but the irregular shape of the bouquet has to be one of my favorites to-date! Yay!!! So thrilled that we’re entered!

  4. Whoa!!! This is the bees knees! Love the vibrant red! I especially love the kiss the little boy and girl share. How cute! The details of this shoot makes it just perfect, Cyd! Love it all.

  5. okay first off I love those gold glittery his and hers necklaces, i just want to wear one all the time everyday. I also love how this is like sophisticated glitter and glam, and different spin on it all, and it looks awesome!

  6. the creative team on this is OUTSTANDING. what imagination! What creativity! its clear there are BIG things to come from this group of ladies ;)
    and those models are A-OK

  7. Everything about this shoot is breathtaking. The colors, details, treat boxes, etc. are so much fun! I love the kids table and the thought that went into each part of the design. Gorgeous!!!

  8. This was by far one of the freshest design concepts we’ve seen in a long while! Absolutely loved the small details, like the alphabet cookies and the “Treat” signs. Also love the innovation, including the penny for your thoughts guest book. Fantastic job all around, kudos to Rachel, the team, and all the other brilliant artists who brought this concept to life.

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