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: 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