Guess you could say we’re on a real midcentury modern kick today. First this morning’s California-cool midcentury bridal shower, and now this glamorous retro wedding inspiration. Photog Michelle Landreau studied interior design in college, and has always been enamored with midcentury style. So she paired up with Pretty Swell Parties to create a sleek and clean look that pairs classic midcentury elements with fresh colors and lush florals.
Love the clean, geometric lines on this invitation suite, don’t you?
Gorgeous bouquet alert!
These guys really know the way to our hearts because they included the recipe for the vintage cocktail featured in the photos. Cheers, everyone!
The Chaperone Citrusy, sparkly and fresh with just the perfect amount of sweetness
– 1 oz. vodka
– ½ oz. grapefruit juice
– ¼ oz. lemon juice
– ½ oz. St. Germaine
– 2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
– sparkling wine
– grapefruit twist for garnish
Shake all of the ingredients except for the sparkling wine, with ice. Strain into a flute or coupe, and then top with sparkling wine. Garnish with the grapefruit twist.
Thanks to all the folks below for satisfying our hankering for a little midcentury modern style…
Now let’s see, what do we have here… A little bling to put some sparkle in your Wednesday? We like the sound of that! Whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring or other diamond jewelry to accent your look, let us introduce you to Coronet Diamonds.
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Ooh la la…
Time to “accidentally” leave the Coronet Diamonds page up on your boo’s laptop! We won’t tell…
Love, Oliver and Michele and Floral Kitchen had us at the words midcentury modern. Clean lines, a retro color palette, and lots of fantastic details? Always a winner in our book. The private home stood as a muse for the decor and casual vibe, with a lot of inspiration coming from California design in particular. The menu was inspired by California fresh food (fish tacos, guac, salsa and salad), and the guests took home DIY flower crowns as a lovely token of bonding time with girlfriends.
Adorable modern barware… check!
A shot of the ladies looking cute in their flower crowns.
We love surprises, don’t you? Which is why we think it’s so totally cute that Carlos + Laura surprised their guests with ‘La Hora Loca,’ a Latin wedding tradition that revives the party late at night with a Carnaval-esque theme. (Think masks, feather boas, and a conga line… what a hoot!) But even before that big reveal, this pair had us pretty impressed with their DIY invites, hand-painted signage, and romantic brass touches—all captured by Love is a Big Deal.
From the bride: The entire day was amazing, but the ceremony was most meaningful. Our officiant incorporated both English and Spanish into our ceremony, which meant so much to us and our families.
Carlos and I planned everything ourselves. He being an artist, and myself a designer, we transformed our home studio into a “wedding war room,” complete with a chalkboard wall where we mapped out our game plan. Our vision was to create something that captured the spirit of Miami, but was most importantly a natural reflection of ourselves. I designed our stationery along with a bilingual wedding program, place cards, painted table numbers, and various signs.
Prettiest pink florals ever or prettiest pink florals ever?
We love us a good bridal shower activity. (Remember our Amanda’s flower arranging lesson? So much fun.) Well this little shoot from Spindle Photography, Kathleen Cook, and Invision Events was based on the idea of a DIY shibori station. Now what exactly is shibori, you ask? Shibori is an indigo tie dying method originating in Japan. It’s totally stunning, and you can click on over to our DIY section for the tutorial after looking at this shibori-inspired party scene.
That centerpiece just made our jaws drop a little bit! Gorgeous!
Indigo painted macarons, anyone? Yum.
Kelly Cummings from Spindle Photography says, For brides interested in throwing their own shibori party, we recommend following our lead and bringing some extra white cotton items for guests to dye and take home. We opted for onesies and boxers (or “party pants” if you will), to gift to friends and our spouses.
Thanks to everyone below for sharing this beautiful blue shoot with us!
In case this morning’s rehearsal dinner fiesta wasn’t enough, we’ve got more colorful Cinco de Mayo goodness coming your way. Now let us tell you, there’s literally no way you can sit there looking at this shoot from Ben Q. Photography without a big ol’ smile creeping across your face. From the neon invites by Blue Eye Brown Eye to the bright and poppy Bows and Arrows florals to the funfetti layer cake from Cakewalk Bake Shop, there’s just too much fun stuff going on here.
Because three piñatas are better than one!
Yep, definitely pinning that one to our hair board.
And what’s a fiesta without some giant balloons.
Thanks to the talented folks below for sending this shoot our way!