Wedding Mood Board: Sweet as a Georgia Peach

Wedding Mood board: Sweet as a Georgia Peach

Southern and traditional. This bride is proud. Her heritage and Southern customs have determined who she is.  She is gracious, kind, hospitable, and cares deeply about her family, a true Southern Belle. This bride is looking to integrate home into her wedding in a very special and unique way.

I see this event in a peach orchard and/or a barn. This wedding mixes rustic and modern traditional elements to create a custom design. Her signature cocktail is Peaches and Cream Martini and as party favor she sends her guests off with home made peach cobbler moonshine or maybe peach honey. Can you imagine a complete dinner menu around peaches? So many options. The best part is that because you saved a bit on the venue rental you can bring in an amazing and innovative catering company to create a custom menu just for you!

Can you imagine the save the dates? So much fun to be had with this theme! For more ideas you can see the whole Pinterest board here.

Hope ya’ll have a peachy time!

Image credits: 1. Invitation 2. Cake 3. Bride 4. Bridesmaids Dresses 5. Martinis 6. Tie 7. Tablescape

Mood Board: Coachella Inspired Sweet 16

Mood Board Themed Party: Coachella Inspired Sweet 16 injinnyous,com

I have to admit I can’t go anywhere without finding inspiration for a party. The other day (as I was casually walking into Home Depot to buy paint), I found the cutest cacti in bloom. The colors of the flowers were vibrant and the textures so different that I fell in love with them. I took a picture and immediately started thinking of the different things that I could do with them.

The most obvious was a Mexican fiesta but to me that is way too expected, so I decided I would give it some more thought. When I got home, I shared with my teenager daughter my find. I wanted to do a themed Sweet 16 with them so I asked her if she had any ideas. She instantly responded: “Coachella!”. Absolutely, Coachella it is. It’s perfect!

Coachella is an annual Arts and Music festival that takes place in the spring in the Colorado desert in California. As you can expect, the ambiance is super casual and has an all around bohemian feel. Lots of celebrities attend each year making it an instant “add it to the bucket list” for teens.

I decided to do a Coachella during the day party for my mood board, but you can do a Coachella at night as well. Just add lots of lighted art installations. With this theme the sky is the limit, it is an arts festival after all! Now, let’s face it, you can’t have a Coachella party without good music. Live bands and entertainment! To top it all off, just found out today that Guns N’ Roses is reuniting this year at Coachella. It can’t get any better than that.

Oh Sweet Child O’ Mine, it’s time to get to planning this festival.

You can see the whole Pinterest board here.

Image credits: 1. Lounge 2. Table 3. Models 4. Invitation 5. Cacti 6. Cake 7. Hanging Floral

Seamless Love Beach Inspired Invitation

 

Seamless Loved Beach Vow Renewal InvitationHappy Monday! I just want it to take a moment to share with you the latest project I’ve been working on. I was super excited when I was approached by the husband’s mother to help her select a gift and design an invitation for her son and his wife’s surprise vow renewal. See the trick here was to choose and design something without the couple’s input as the party proposal (therefore the invitation) was going to be the Christmas gift to the couple.

The couple had a modest wedding 10 years ago. They got married at the beach with a handful of friends and family, so the mom wanted to gift them with a bigger ceremony this time around. They got married at the beach, the wife is an island girl, the husband is a surfer, and their bedroom is decorated in soft blues and creams. As a matter of fact, his mom described him as having sea water in his veins. How cute is that! The theme was therefore a no brainer.  I couldn’t go wrong with a beach color palette. After talking with the mom for a while I learned that she was looking for a casual elegant vibe for the party. My marching orders were in!

I have to admit I gave A LOT of thought to the gift part. After all, it’s not every day someone receives a “I’m throwing you a vow renewal party” gift for Christmas. Such a thoughtful gesture required an equally thoughtful gift. It wasn’t the material gift that was important, but the meaning. I was instructed with the challenging task of making them imagine the ceremony once they opened the gift. It finally came to me! They have a precious 6 year old that would make the most beautiful flower girl, so I decided that the physical present would be the flower girl basket. What a most special moment for a parent than to see their little girl walk down the aisle as their flower girl? I could not think of something more emotional than that (but maybe I’m biased because I’m a parent myself).

I envisioned the basket made out of a large shell and with that my search began. The best tip I can give you, when looking for something unique ALWAYS try etsy.com first. I certainly found what I was looking for and able to customize with my color palette. Jessica from Urban Elements was very helpful, easy to work with and my order arrived as she promised it would.

shell basket

The inspiration for the invitation was driftwood on the beach. I imagined a beautiful shell getting caught up in the driftwood and the invitation was born. Choosing the right shade of blue was imperative to keep the casual elegance requested. After some soul searching I decided on the shade of blue you see below. A month after I chose the color Pantone released their 2016 color of the year, Serenity. You can’t even begin to imagine my excitement when I discover that I had chosen the color before they even released it. Score!

Beach Invitation

She did say casual elegant so I chose a crystal metallic cardstock and a metallic silver baker’s twine to give the touch of elegance she was looking for. The shell charm had different shades of blue and gray streaks that tied the blue and gray of the invitation. It also had rhinestones which make it pop even more.  I cut the silver baker’s twine and frayed the ends to resemble a shell lodged in the driftwood. The envelope insert was chosen because it resembled driftwood and because it would tone down the elegance of the metallics of the invitation to give a more casual look and feel to the overall invitation. To finish it up I did the calligraphy for the envelope in white ink.

I am very pleased with the end result and most importantly the client was VERY PLEASED as well. So sad the picture doesn’t do it justice.

Wedding Mood Board: 50’s Wifey-To-Be

Wedding Mood Board: 50s wifey to be. Atlanta event planner. injinnyous.com

Ladylike chic! This bride is inspired by the 50’s era. Old time traditions and values are important to her. She has embraced femininity and has a flawless sense of style. This bride is a family girl at heart and as a “wifey- to-be” can’t wait to flaunt the actual Mrs. title.

The inspiration for this mood board is the always elegant and beautiful Grace Kelly. Mid century modern furniture, velvet, and modesty compliment the vision. I see this bride dancing the most romantic first dance to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way you Look Tonight”. If you feel brave, you can take dance lessons with your hubby to be and learn how to dance the foxtrot!

If you are looking for a decade…nt wedding you have come to the right place.

You can see the whole Pinterest board here.

Image credits: 1. Lounge 2. Bouquet 3. Table 4. Invitation 5. Groom 6. Bridesmaid 7. Wedding gown

Wedding Mood Board: Chained Hearts

Wedding Mood Board: Chained Hearts - Rocker bride

This bride rocks! Pun intended here. She is no groupie. This bride is confident and stays true to who she is. She is not fighting for her right to party. Her partners in crime (bridesmaids) know that she is all about freedom and self expression and adore her for it. They know that their friend is fun so they are willingly ready to rock a black leather dress for her.

The classy rock & roll Chained Hearts theme is carried out throughout the event in a hip and elegant way with the always elegant black, white, and gold color palette. After all if it is a rock & roll theme we need to have metal, right? Chains in the decor bring this theme to the center stage.

It’s time to party like a rock star!

To see the whole Pinterest board go here.

Image credits: 1. Groom 2. Cake 3. Bridesmaid 4. Place setting 5. Invitation 6. Gown

Wedding Mood Board: Marvelous Marble

Wedding Mood Board Marvelous Marbles

Just like crystallized limestone, this bride is polished, refined, and elegant. She is not afraid of taking chances to modernize the classic and luxurious feel of marble. This bride likes to command attention and wants all eyes on her. She accomplishes this by wearing a copper color gown and by dressing her bridesmaids in the cool marble fabric. Bridesmaids outfits are styled with copper colored shoes to create cohesion and for the unexpected, but fun touch.

The coolness of the marble is contrasted with warm copper metal details throughout the venue to create a more welcoming atmosphere for her guests.

Time to crystallize your wedding vision.

To see the whole Pinterest board go here.

Image credits: 1. Gown 2. Table 3. Boutonniere 4. Marble Table 5. Bridesmaid Dress 6. Cake 7. Shoes 8. Hot Cocoa

 

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