Wedding Mood Board: Garden Sophistication

Wedding Mood Board: Garden Sophistication

This is not your typical grandma’s garden wedding. This mood board proves that a garden wedding can have a very sophisticated aesthetic. This bride is feminine, modern, stylish, and looking for an intimate celebration. I see this wedding in a private residence with a beautiful and well kept garden.

Iron chandeliers are brought to life with flowers. The burst of colors from the flowers lead the eye to the iron lines. The sheen and textures of the organza and satin tablecloths create a perfect contrast against the iron centerpieces and provide an air of sophistication and elegance. Cast iron benches with colorful pillows provide the most marvelous seating for the intimate ceremony and are used later as lounge areas.

This bride is keeping her guest count low, so she can indulge in the sophisticated details she has always dreamed of. A gourmet dinner menu using high quality ingredients is of utmost importance to her. Not sure why but a Wagyu beef tenderloin with a Bordelaise reduction, Robuchon potatoes and sauteed organic spinach sounds about right as a main course. What do you think?

Allow your garden wedding to bloom.

Please refer to my Pinterest board here for more ideas.

Image Credits: 1. Gown 2. Iron chandelier 3. Invitation 4. Suit 5. Tablecloth #1 6. Tablecloth #2     7. Bridesmaid 8. Cake

Wedding Mood Board: Celebrating with Bubbles

Wedding Mood Board Celebrating with Bubbles

All of the details for this wedding were carefully selected to represent the luxury of a nice champagne bottle. A very subtle color palette with champagne, gold and white give this wedding an opulent aesthetic. Satin, round crystals, and pearls reinforce the refined affair.

This bride is elegant, contemporary, and stylish. I envision this wedding at a sumptuous hotel with a lavish menu. Oysters, caviar, and champagne! Yes, please!

Time for a toast!

To see more ideas go to my Pinterest mood board here.

Image Credits: 1. Gown 2. Bouquet 3. Cotton Candy 4. Sideboard 5. Crystals 6. Invitations 7. Tie  8. Votives

Wedding Mood Board: Gingham and Lace

Wedding Mood Board: Gingham and Lace

I know what you are thinking, gingham is not something you would think of for a wedding but…

I have been thinking of gingham for a wedding for over 2 years now. Two years ago I thought: “people are not ready for gingham, they will associate it to the Wizard of Oz”, so I moved on (although the idea remained in the back of my mind). Then Spring 2015 Fashion Week happened and I could not believe my eyes. Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, and Oscar de la Renta (among others) showed their amazing gingham designs and I thought: “Jinny, they are finally ready!”

In my mind, this particular wedding takes place in a concrete loft (industrial look with gray hues). I see tables with gingham linens and crisp white runners and overlays. Mercury and milk glass accessories help bridge the romance and elegance of lace with the casual fun of gingham. Peonies, Jeanne Moreau garden roses, Silver Brunia and Dusty Miller on the tables. Elderflower white cosmopolitans as the signature drink. What a sight!

Have you laced up all your wedding details yet?

To see the whole Pinterest board go here.

Image credits: 1. Bouquet 2. Cake 3. Wedding gown 4. Bridesmaid dress 5. Shoes 6. Gift 7. Place setting