A romantic dinner beneath fruit trees sounds pretty amaze right now, huh? Especially when the only thing that separates you and your groom are a big, wild set of florals like the ones Kelly Lenard of Intertwine whipped up. She envisioned an intimate rehearsal dinner at a private estate complete with vintage furniture and elegant tableware. The design goes quite nicely with Lauren Balingit’s dreamy photos, we think…
From Kelly of Intertwine: I felt the space would be perfect for a small rehearsal dinner. The backyard boasted trees full of oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and avocados. Kept private by walls of crawling vines, I saw a laid back, elegant affair adorned with flowers and fruit from the property.
Kelly joined forces with Ali of The Furniture Library for the rentals. Nothing better than taking a few fancy vintage pieces and placing them in a beautiful outdoor setting.
And a bouquet to match? Mhmm!
An elegant outdoor color story: soft yellow, orange, and earthy greens.
Great work everyone! Thanks to Lauren Balingit for sharing all the pretty photos with us.
Friday is here, we’ve already had a fab Kate Spade wedding up on le blog, and now we get to share the photos from The Cream Event 2015—what a morning! This year was spectacular, even beyond the usual creativity overload and dance-off amazingness. There was a neutral color palette that turned out stunning on display and in dress (as per the photo above), a dance-off that ended with Wanderable and Mr and Mrs Smith’s epic honeymoon prize, and a group vendors who totally brought it. Okay, just check out all the photos already!
Oh, and that gravel peeking out from those lanterns? Along with JL Designs, the team brought in 30 bags of white gravel to cover their mini Palm Springs oasis.
You guys. This scene by Twofold LA and Bloom & Plume. We wish everyone could’ve seen it. A ghost table held by luscious white flowers and greenery, not to mention that hanging frame. We were speechless.
Okay, are you ready for the dance-off recap? The party got pretty crazy, probably because Wanderable offered up a $5k honeymoon to the happy couple/bestest dancers! Mr & Mrs Smith also chimed in with this teensy gift of oh, a hotel credit worth $2k too. The stakes were high! But boy was judging this one tough…
Even if you weren’t able to attend (but you’ve already made a mental plan to go to the next event, yes?), you can still join in the fun. Wanderable is offering $20 off your first experience when you sign up here. Yay for making the festivities last a bit longer!
Krystle loves Kate Spade. Cody loves (and works for) Nike. A marriage is all about compromise, yeah? They combined their loves for the ultimate wedding theme they dubbed #formalwithsneakers, and all their friends got involved too. Even booking Edyta Szyszlo to capture it sent good vibes all around—their other vendors immediately jumped on board when they heard her name. Shoutout to Edyta for brightening our day with this one!
Krystle tells it, Cody said I could have the Kate Spade wedding of my dreams if and only if we could some how involve Nike. (Cody has been a ‘sneaker head’ since the day he was born (or started walking) and has been working for Nike for 2 years now.) So, after picking a theme, what’s the next most important thing in a modern day wedding? An amazing hashtag. The official theme for our wedding was #FormalwithSneakers. Most of our male guests came dressed up in their swankiest suits and tuxes wearing a pair of the flyest Nike’s. Our friends and family were just as excited as we were to get dressed up for the occasion.
How’d these bouquets turn out so fittingly, you ask? Krystle asked for “Kate Spade-y” flowers and Tango + Foxtrot delivered with peonies, anemones, and a chic striped ribbon.
Cute anecdote: K + C met in 6th grade, which is the first time she noticed this cool kid decked out in Nike. They didn’t start dating until after college, but his proposal in Italy did involve a very hard-to-get pair of sneakers that Krystle had been eyeing (and a ring, of course). Their Sonoma venue, Ramekins, offered a little nod to Italy with the vines, flowers, and Italian courtyard too.
Has sportswear ever looked so sophisticated?
Cheers to Krystle + Cody + their formal with sneakers bash. Stop by Krystle’s Pinterest for more Kate Spadeness.