We knew we weren’t the only ones who watched Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and immediately had a little party theme! light bulb light up above our heads. We mean… macarons, champagne, and a playful color palette? It was just waiting to happen. And since this little party that Elle Affairs, Mary Margaret Smith Photography, Morgan Trinker, and friends threw was to welcome their pal Kelly home from Paris, it was all the more fitting. Check it out…
Morgan says, We are all part of a group for creative female entrepreneurs here in Birmingham, Alabama called Curtsy. Our friend Kelly, a wedding photographer, had the idea for the group when she saw a need for a solid support system in our local wedding industry. We regularly meet and discuss all the ins and outs of small business ownership, as well as teach each other our crafts. (We’ve learned how to letterpress, make floral arrangements, create simple up dos, etc.) Earlier this year, Kelly and her husband traveled to France for two months, so to celebrate her return and thank her for starting Curtsy, the girls and I decided to throw her a surprise welcome home party.
The girls decorated the wall with a collage of Kelly’s Instagram prints from her trip to France. Too cute!
What fun! We’re sure there were so many cute photo ops with that pink wig…
Photographer: Mary Margaret Smith Photography / Planning & Creative Direction: Elle Affairs / Florals: Marked / Styling: Elle Affairs, P.E.W.S. & Morgan Trinker / Location: Morgan Trinker’s Home / Hand Lettered Invitation & Welcome Sign: Calabash Card Co. / Hand Lettered Food Signs: Ragan House Lettering / DIY Wall Art: Morgan Trinker / Cake: Uprising Cakes / Macarons: Magic City Macarons / Decor Rentals: Prophouse Birmingham / Tables, Chairs, & Linens: Event Rentals Unlimited / Guest of Honor: Kelly Cummings
Amy Anaiz Photography and Elle’s Couture Events were inspired to whip up a little shoot surrounding a down-to-earth Brooklyn couple who decided to elope. They are a classy couple who appreciate the finer things in life but also know how to relax, soak in the moment, and just live life. The mood feels mellow and relaxed, but stylish and high-end in a Brooklyn hipster kind of way. We like!
Totally obsessing over the laser cut wood name cards, btw…
And a yummy cake shot to end on.
Thanks to the talented team below for sending this one our way!
Brooklyn Wedding Inspiration Built for Two from Mae B. Films on Vimeo.
Photographer: Amy Anaiz Photography / Videographer: Mae B Films / Event Planning & Design: Lauren Beamon from Elle’s Couture Events / Hair: Nspired / Makeup: My Juicy Looks / Florist: Makini Regal Designs / Stationery, Seating Cards, & Cake Topper: Royal Amethyst Invitations / Linens: The Finishing Touch NY / Bridal Styling: Vainglorious Brides / Groom Styling: Mr. Baldwin Style / Bride’s Gowns: Sarah Jassir & Gemy Maalouf from Angelique Bridal NYC / Bride’s Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Dessy Collection from Manuela Bridal NJ / Bridesmaid’s Sash: Sarah Jassir / Jewelry: Happily Ever Borrowed / Groom’s Camel Hair Blazer & Corduroy Vest: Vintage / Bowtie, Necktie, White Oxford, & Shoes: Ralph Lauren / Black Pants: Billy London UK from Burlington Coat Factory / Groomsman’s Bowtie & Suspenders: Vintage / White Oxford: Ralph Lauren / Grey Herringbone Pants: Club Monaco / Models: Briana Williams, Tricia Lee, Rotimi Paul, & Richard Rosario
OK, so where do we even start… The rustic color story accented with pops of fuschia? Or maybe the olive bar and hand-pressed olive oil favors? Or how about the delicate snow flurries from a snowstorm that came earlier than the weatherman predicted? Oh, and then there are the two cute grooms, who are actually engaged to be married later this year. There’s just so much to love about this Tuscan countryside-inspired shoot from One Summer Day.
We gotta say, this is one of our favorite invitation suites we’ve spotted in a while! Those envelope liners? ‘Nuff said.
Love how simple yet eye-catching this ceremony arch is. Bougainvillea blooms, FTW.
Thanks to the team below for sharing this lovely shoot with us!
Photography, Concept, Design, & Paper Goods: One Summer Day / Event Planning & Coordination: Ashlee Virginia Events / Venue: Silverbrook Farm / Floral Design: Petals & Hedges / Rentals: Select Event Rentals