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!
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…
Photographer: Morning Light By Michelle Landreau / Coordination: Melissa Bloomfield from Pretty Swell Parties / Venue: Ambient Plus Studio / Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman / Floral Design: Flowers by Yona / Paper Goods: Crafty Pie Press / Cake: Sugar Moon Bake Shop / Specialty Cocktail: The Liquor Vicar / Vintage Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder / Bride’s Attire: Adore: A Bridal Boutique / Groom’s Attire: Kate Donachy from The Modern Gent
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.
And there’s that taco bar we told you about. Yum!
What a cool bridal shower concept!
Photographer: Love, Oliver and Michele / Event Design, Florals, Cake, & Catering: Floral Kitchen / Paper Goods: Details Design Studio / Cake Plates: Heath Ceramics / California Necklaces: Kris Nations