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Brooke + Harrison

Brooke and Harrison were married at a private property in September. Their wedding was inspired by an art installation at the wedding site – a 25′ tall stainless steel tree entitled Dada by Supodh Gupta. Brooke knew she wanted to be married at the base of the tree, so we designed their wedding celebration to complement the hyper-reflective and mythological qualities of the art piece. The wedding design combined metallic finishes, celestial references, and design elements that felt both organic and etherial.

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The wedding invitations featured lunar illustrations printed on vellum paper with subtle iridescent flecks. Matte silver foil printing on grey paper added tonal modernity and elegance to the suite.

Brooke wore a custom Hayley Paige gown with a lavender-grey Dori skirt and appliqué Pascal top. For the reception, she wore a simplistic Rebecca Schoneveld gown with an Alexandra Grecco cape accented with delicate celestial beadwork. Harrison wore a textured black and charcoal suit. The bridesmaids wore Amsale Eden gowns in Dove to complement Brooke’s voluminous skirt.

The color palette was a surprising combination of warm autumnal tones including taupe, mauve, and rust mixed with pastel cool tones to tie in the etherial qualities of Brooke’s wedding gown. The wedding flowers included koko loko garden roses, butterfly ranunculus, and lisianthus in the warm tones with pops of periwinkle scabiosa and lavender delphinium, Japanese anemone and toad lily. Painted dried palms were incorporated into the placed floral to add angular radial shapes, reminiscent of stars, to the soft-bloomed flower mix.

For the ceremony, Brooke processed down a natural walkway of lush grapevines before joining Harrison at the base of the Dada Tree.  The ceremony design was kept simple to allow the art installation to shine. Acrylic cane chairs and an acrylic officiant podium were accented with artful floral arrangements.

During cocktail hour, guests were offered passed wine and signature moscow mules along with an assortment of savory bites. Passed items were served on petrified wood and capiz shell trays to reference the Dada Tree. Servers wore lavender linen aprons embellished with star pins.

We helped the mother of the bride coordinate a surprise for the couple. While the couple was off taking post-ceremony photos, we lined up the guests in the tall grasses leading to the tent and handed out wire mesh wands with the guests’ seating assignments wrapped around the wand handles. When they returned from photos, Brooke and Harrison lead the way to dinner under a tunnel of glowing light.

Guests were welcomed into the sailcloth dinner tent by a floral arch featuring lunar-inspired painted discs and handmade wire mesh flowers. Thirty woven wire pendant lights swirled with whimsical baby’s breath clouds were suspended over the dance floor and created a focal point inside the tent. Guest Tables were layered with metallic silver linens with a birch bark pattern. Matte grey ceramic chargers stacked with hand-painted glass plates added depth to the place settings along with two-toned gold flatware and letterpress menus. Centerpieces included the unique mix of wedding blooms and were arranged with artful flower offshoots for a “shooting star” effect.

Dinner was served as the sun was setting. Dessert included mini sour cream pound cake with lemon mascarpone cakelets wrapped with white chocolate and edible silver leaf. The individual desserts were served on hand-painted acrylic discs. French macarons splattered with metallic paint served as favors and were wrapped in printed vellum secured with an embossed silver seal. The favors were packaged in custom letterpress boxes with a velvet ribbon pull.

As the evening drew to a close, Brooke and Harrison surprised their guests with McDonald’s cheeseburgers served in hawking trays customized with the well-known jingle from the fast food chain. Guests danced under the mesh pendants and sung along to their favorite songs until the event’s joyful conclusion.

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Liz + Sean

Liz and Sean’s wedding design was influenced by the natural stone and European-inspired architecture incorporated throughout the courtyard dining space at The Magnolia Hotel. A color palette of soft taupes, warm ivories, various shades of mauve, and accents of gold and rose gold was paired with a variety of textures with Old World references and romantic qualities: stone, handmade paper, velvet, organic-styled florals, and intimate lighting.

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We helped Liz select bridesmaid gowns in both dusty blush and cinnamon rose. The female attendants wore various dress styles which added visual interest to the wedding party photos and ceremony lineup. The groomsmen (which included Sean’s FIVE brothers) wore blue suits for a fresh take on traditional menswear.

The stationery, featuring warm grey text pressed into thick hand-torn paper, provided a sense of tactile elegance while the simplistic layout and typography added modernity to the traditional printing techniques. A blush and gold marble pattern, another nod to the European design inspiration, was incorporated into both the invitation envelope liner and the tiered wedding cake.

We designed the dining space to feel intimate and welcoming. Long dining tables promoted lively conversation while string lights adorned with green vines created a canopy of light and life above the wedding guests. The tables were draped with ivory linens with a brocade velvet pattern. The table flowers brought the rich color palette to the neutral dining area. The centerpieces were arranged in an organic/earthy style. Lush blooms were artfully arranged in weathered ceramic pots. Vineyard chairs added to the organic quality of the dining tables. The place settings featured taupe lace chargers, rose gold flatware, and deckled menus. Truffles, made by the mother of the bride, were packaged as favors and place cards for the guests.

After dinner, guests were treated to wedding cake made with spiced autumn squash as well as ice cream sundaes featuring a scoop of His and Hers flavors.

 

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Steph + Tom

Steph and Tom had a very clear vision of what they wanted for their wedding day. It was important for us to translate their refined, but effortless personal style into their wedding day design. The couple was married over Labor Day Weekend. Their ceremony and reception took place outside in The Holland’s courtyard. A major emphasis during the reception was on the food and drink, so an approachable but elegant menu was developed with wine pairings. We created a simple but organic reception space for guests to dine under twinkle lights.

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Quinn + Patrick

Quinn and Patrick’s wedding is one we will surely never forget. Quinn has impeccable style, and when she mentioned she wanted her wedding design to inspired by Kelly Wearstler, her favorite interior designer, we were immediately on board. The celebration was centered on a classic black and white color palette, and in true Kelly Wearstler style, we mixed in a collection of bold patterns accented with mixed metallics. We played with textures – from black liquid-smooth place cards to gold spiked “sea urchins” nestled among each centerpiece filled with ruffle-y spring blooms. The result was a wedding that felt more like an intimate dinner party rather than a buttoned-up reception. The celebration was warm and welcoming, and most importantly, it was focused on a vivacious couple that is so clearly meant to be together.

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Kary + Paul

It was clear from our first meeting that Kary and Paul wanted a unique and energy-filled wedding. Their celebration took placed at The Diamond Room nestled in downtown Omaha. The couple wanted the ceremony to feel relaxed and intimate, so champagne was passed to guests as they arrived. Kary and Paul’s three daughters highlighted the ceremony as they walked down the aisle together and stood at the boxwood altar with their parents.

Paul wanted the reception to feel interactive and sophisticated, so we turned the reception venue into a space that felt more like a glamorous club with white draping to soften the industrial features of the space. We incorporated a mixture of soft seating, high tops, and smaller sit-down tables to encourage guests to get out of their seats and explore the food stations, whiskey tasting bar, and dance floor.

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Gatsby + David

Gatsby and David were married at a private residence just outside of Omaha. The couple imagined an intimate ceremony and alfresco reception under the stars.

The ceremony took place on the south side of the property. The wedding party processed through the trees and up to the altar area marked by a massive oak tree. In lieu of a flower girl, Gatsby’s grandmother tossed colorful flower petals along the natural aisle before the bride processed to the altar. Due to rain predictions, we covered the dinner area with a clear-top tent, so guests could comfortably enjoy their family-style meal. Ice cream sandwiches made with artisan gelato and Goldenrod Pastries cookies were served for dessert. Guests ended the reception by dancing to live music to celebrate the newly married couple.

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Erin + Dusty

Erin and Dusty’s garden-inspired wedding was nothing short of amazing. The couple wanted the decor and general feel of the wedding to be very classic, timeless, and a little bit earthy. They liked the idea of having a black tie event, but at the same time, they wanted their guests to feel relaxed and entertained while keeping the reception high energy.

Dinner consisted of food stations. Classics like beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes were served as well as more adventurous options such as sushi and Thai rolls. Guests were entertained with a piano and electric violin duo during dinner, a live band for the dancing, and a fireworks show to end the evening.

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Eden + Zach

Eden and Zack wanted to create a wedding reception where their guests would feel treated and taken care of without pretension. The park at Skyline Ranch, Eden’s parent’s private neighborhood, was the perfect place to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their Fall wedding reception. 150 guests watched Eden and Zack’s nuptials under a large oak tree as geese floated in the pond behind them.

The invitation suite was designed by Zack’s sister and letterpressed by his father. Each invite was wrapped in a colorful piece of fabric and a piece of twine.

During cocktail hour, guests were able to grab a drink and sprawl out on picnic blankets or sit on wooden benches made by the bride’s aunt. A variety of lawn games borrowed from friends and family entertained guests throughout the evening. Because their wedding took place in the great outdoors, Zack and Eden opted for individual picnic dinners for their guests rather than having a large buffet. Each of the delicious dinners Attitude on Food created were placed in a cardboard box that was screen printed with a beautiful message from the couple. A large assortment of vintage glass bottles filled with flowers from the Mother-of-the-Bride’s personal garden decorated the tables.

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Mary + Alex

Mary and Alex’s Grand Budapest Hotel-inspired wedding will always be on our list of most memorable weddings to produce. The Paxton Ballroom’s ornate architecture and gilded details, reminiscent of the prestigious Grand Budapest Hotel, was the perfect setting for the couple’s reception. The wedding color palette was rich and saturated like the colors in the Wes Anderson film. Alex requested navy, so we layered it with Mendl’s iconic pink color and a deep, rich burgundy color. Our graphic designer created a regal crest and monogram complete with crossed keys (a reference to the film’s elite crossed keys society) for the invitation suite. The RSVP card was designed to look like a vintage telegram, and our designer created an illustration of the Paxton that was included on the details enclosure (similar to the iconic Grand Budapest structure visually represented throughout the film).

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Cocktail hour took place in The Paxton’s lobby complete with live music, passed apps, and delicious cocktails. We designed the table assignment display to look like hotel keys stored behind a reception desk. Custom gold frames backed with velvet held skeleton keys paired with silk tassels and table assignment tags. Oversized bar signage directed guests to try the signature drink (champagne with St. Germain) for “a dash of panache” (a reference to M. Gustave’s favorite perfume – L’Air de Panache). Abraham Catering’s team passed a variety of whimsical apps including strawberry mousse in round chocolate cups garnished with edible flowers. After cocktail hour, guests were directed to a glowing dining room. Each guest table had a variety of floral centerpieces in blushes and deep reds as well as candles displayed in vintage gold candlesticks. The head table was dressed in an ivory velvet linen and gold flatware. Miniature navy bowties marked the gentlemen’s place settings and mini bouquets directed the ladies to their seats.

 

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Katie + Jimmy

When Katie and her mom, Lori, first approached our team to design and plan her June nuptials, we were immediately captivated by their grand design vision and infectious personalities. Over the next nine months, we worked to transform Happy Hollow Country Club into a welcoming environment with a refined and modern design. We focused on creating cabanas for the cocktail hour which took place on the front lawn of the country club. Our design team worked closely with Blooms and Bouquets to design wooden cabanas softened with simple linen draping. The Blooms and Bouquets team searched for vintage furniture and refurbished each piece in-house. We helped select the upholstery fabrics and focused our energy on perfecting the scale of each piece, so we could optimize each cabana’s capacity.

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Our team designed the stationery suite to be minimal and timeless. The invitations were letterpressed by Inclosed Co. and included surprising touches such as the leaf patterned envelope liner and green edge painting.

Over 250 guests witnessed the couple’s nuptials at St. Margaret Mary’s Church, the location where Katie and Jimmy originally met when they were children attending parochial school. Each guest received a program featuring an illustration of the church. Despite an overcast start to the day with the threat of rain impending, the clouds parted in time for an outdoor cocktail hour on the front lawn of Happy Hollow Country Club. In lieu of a traditional guest book, Katie and Jimmy opted to use an Instax camera to document their wedding attendants. Custom cabanas were filled with soft seating for guests to enjoy while sipping mojitos (the father of the bride’s favorite drink to make when entertaining guests at home). A jazz trio added to the cocktail hour ambiance. Just as the cocktail hour was coming to a close, there was a sprinkling of rain, signaling guests to make their way indoors.

Guests were welcomed into the reception by a boxwood display with hanging monogramed sugar cookies (a favorite dessert of the bride). The cookies would later served as an end of the night treat. Long estate tables were set with centerpieces filled with peonies, tulips, hydrangea and roses. Katie and Jimmy, along with their families, toasted with Schramsberg champagne, the same champagne Katie’s parents enjoyed on their wedding night. The Galaxy Band provided entertainment for the evening, performing Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks as the couple’s first dance. Guests, including Katie’s 86 year old grandmother, enjoyed a night of dancing to the live music.

 

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