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Brooke + Harrison

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.

Photography

Jessica Blex