Wedding Mood Board: Irene’s Butterflies

wedding mood board: white gray butterflies in Atlanta

This week marks the 6th anniversary of my mom’s passing. I have been thinking about her a lot lately. I struggled a bit with the idea of doing this post, my rational business mind fought my emotional personal side. Most people will tell you not to mix emotions with business, but I thought to myself, “I am in the business of emotions. If I can’t connect on an emotional level with people, how am I suppose to create something unique?

I decided to pay tribute to her life in the best way I know how, by designing. My mom was very creative and had amazing taste. She was mixing patterns with her furniture way before mixing out of the box patterns became popular. In Puerto Rico, we have a saying: “Lo que se hereda no se hurta” (best way of saying it in English: “It’s in the blood”). I guess you now know where I get my fascination with mixing patterns.

When I finally decided that I was going to do this post, I knew immediately that butterflies were going to take the center stage. She loved butterflies! The color palette was created to match her strong spirit and light soul. The overall design and aesthetic for this wedding is my rendition of a cloudy AND very elegant heaven. 🙂

White butterflies for an angel in heaven!  We miss you mom.

You too can transform your ideas into a heavenly vision.

To see the whole Pinterest board go here.

Image credits: 1. Gown 2. Gobos 3. Butterfly bout 4. Cake 5. Table 6. Linens

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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