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Sculpture Garden Modern Wedding Inspiration Session

Sorry for the silence on the blog for the past week! It turns out this whole motherhood thing is rather time consuming. Today, I am excited to share a fabulous shoot inspired by a contemporary sculpture garden! Captured by Allen Tsai Photography and styled by Keestone Events, this inspiration session utilizes a vibrant green and fuchsia color palette to tie into the gorgeous greens of the surrounding garden. A massive, industrial sculpture perfectly frames the rectangular table setup. Be sure to read more about the inspiration for  this session below.

A few words from the planner, Sarah Kee:

Our inspiration for the shoot was drawn from the Nasher Sculpture Center. The museum is known for its contemporary and modern style and we really wanted to showcase that as well with the concept.

We knew that we wanted the shoot to take place in the perfectly manicured gardens of the Nasher, since there are all sorts of amazing art displayed there, from massive structures to organic shapes. It all tied in perfectly with the vibrant green landscape and we were excited to have the shoot there.

A big reason for this is because it was important to us that we bring in something very traditional like a wedding and bring it into a contemporary setting and have a balance of both the classic and modern. This was done by having rectangular tables match the hard lines of sculptures, along with flowers in boxes, a cake with strong lines, and escort cards in a wooden box.

However, we also wanted to showcase an organic side to mimic the other free-flowing sculptural forms so we had circle shapes placed on the cake, black pebbles in the box with the escort cards, circular plates, a runner with those same circles and circle flower balls.

Additionally, it was important that a vibrant color be used as well to tie in the greens of the garden to the neutral gold, pale green and ivory palette. So, a fuchsia was selected to be the connector.

Photography: Allen Tsai Photography // Concept + Planning: Keestone Events // Florals: Timeless Fiori // Stationary: Imaj Design // Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets // Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center

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Bold Orange + Fuchsia Bridal Shower in Pennsylvania

Here is a fun bridal shower that will make you long for the warm days of summer! Captured by Meridith Desmond Photography, bride Kate’s shower near Scranton, Pennsylvania featured a bold orange and fuchsia color palette and an assortment of graphic patterns. Homemade food and lots of thoughtful detail went into this gorgeous event!

A few words from the photographer (who was also a guest!):

One of my best friends from college is tying the knot and this was such a lovely bridal shower to attend and photograph! There were so many laughs, beautiful orange and fuchsia details to look at, hand sewn table runners in a fun tropical printed fabric, gorgeous flower arrangements throughout, delicious homemade food from the host and bridesmaid Bridget, and lots of love showered onto Kate for her up-coming wedding. I know Kate loves color and fun patterns ever since our Surface Pattern Design major days in college and well she got! While it wasn’t a total surprise, as she new the day and time, all the details and ideas were kept a secret to her. I have to thank Bridget and her mom for making all the food, sewing table runners, arranging flowers and opening your home to all the guests. I’m so excited to be photographing their backyard cocktail wedding later this year.

All images by Meridith Desmond Photography

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Lovely Peach + Teal Travel Themed Wedding in Arkansas

I adore the soft peach and teal color palette of this travel themed wedding! Captured by DuRall Photography, Meghan and Jordan were married on a lovely July day in front of a garden fountain at a historic hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The couple’s dog dawned a tutu and bedazzled collar (made by the bride) for her walk down the aisle as ring bearer. Since the couple has spent much of their relationship traveling, a “jet setting” theme was a perfect fit. Each reception table featured a centerpiece with photos from Meghan and Jordan’s many trips together. Many elements of the wedding were handcrafted by the couple and their family and friends; including the painted wedding program, bridesmaids’ jewelry, arbor, centerpieces and more!

A few words from the bride:

Jordan and I met during our freshman year of college at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. We started out as friends, and our relationship grew stronger and deeper from there. After undergrad, we went to law school together at the University of Tulsa, and upon graduation, we moved to Connecticut for two years. Following the wedding, we packed up our car and our dog and started on an 80+ hour journey to begin new jobs in Anchorage, Alaska.

We love exploring new places, and together we have seen the world. Some people call us free spirits while some think we are just plain crazy, but we view life as an adventure. We wanted the wedding to reflect that aspect of our personalities. For each table, we included a display of photos from a location we have visited together. We chose Eureka Springs as the location for our wedding because we visited it frequently during undergrad and law school, and Eureka Springs became a very special place for us. As for the Crescent Hotel, its beauty, history, and reputation as a “haunted” location made it an easy choice.

All of our guests had to travel to attend the wedding, and we were truly honored that so many of our family and friends sacrificed to share the day with us. We are extremely fortunate to have so many wonderful people in our lives. We would also like to thank Aaron and Whitney of DuRall Photography for their talent, patience, and professionalism. They captured the wedding in a manner that exceeded our wildest expectations.

Photographer: DuRall Photography // Ceremony Venue: The Fountain Garden of the 1886 Crescent Hotel // Reception Venue: The Crystal Ballroom of the 1886 Crescent Hotel // Catering + Rentals: The 1886 Crescent Hotel // Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander // Bridal Gown Store: Bliss Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Steve Madden // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Divine Jewel // Bridal Jewelry Designer: Xavier, Kate Spade // Bridal Ring:  Designed by the bride // Bridesmaid Jewelry: DIY by the bride // Bridesmaid Robes: Silk and More // Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Of their choosing in a particular color // Bridesmaid Dress Store: Modcloth, Ruche, and Target // Groomsmen’s Attire:  Groomsmen provided own pants, shirt, and shoes. Vests were ordered off the internet, and ties were purchased at various stores // Groom’s suit: Calvin Klein // Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim from DSW // Cake Designer: Sunfest Market // Bouquet Designer: Holiday Island Flowers // Centerpieces: Assembled by friends of the couple with flowers ordered from Sam’s Club // Makeup Artist: DIY by bride // Hair Stylist: New Moon Spa // Invitation Designer: Designed with Amore // DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment // Photobooth Rental: DIY photo wall with help of groom’s parents // Officiant: Rami Jabara, friend of the couple // All images by DuRall Photography

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