Rich and I received a gift certificate to a wonderful art gallery in Omaha for our wedding (from my amazing bestie Maggie). We’ve been saving it until we had a house to hang it in, so we’re finally going to look at art this weekend. We’ve never been to a museum together and we’re not really “art people”, so it should be interesting to find out what each other likes…
Sara and Scott were such a wonderful couple to work with and get to know while planning their wedding. Sara is in grad school and writes a fabulous food blog, and Scott is an innovative (that’s an understatement) artist. I was immediately on board with Sara and Scott’s vision for their wedding – a simple ceremony at Mark’s Bistro with a relaxed backyard reception the following day. We wanted to recreate the look and feel of the European sidewalk cafes, so we brought in mismatched furniture from Nostalgia and we placed a chalkboard sandwich board sign in their front yard to welcome guests to their home. We really transformed Sara and Scott’s backyard, but the star of the show was the food. The Grey Plume was beyond amazing. I can still taste the chocolate macarons.
The Mullers captured the entire wedding, and like always, I’m in love with the photos. See for yourself:
We were lucky to have some of the best photographers in Nebraska as vendors at The Lovestruck Event. I have always loved Brighten Photography. If you’re looking for a photographer who brings energy and passion into wedding photography – you have to meet Ben and Whitney of Brighten. I especially love their Hotel Photel photobooth which was featured at The Lovestruck Event. Check out all of the fun photos from the event below!
And now for a photo of Whitney and Ben – you can just tell they’re a blast to work with:
We decided to have two mock tablescapes at the event to showcase how our vendors work together. The first tablescape was created by the Lovestru.ck team, Shamrock & Thistle, and Inclosed (the little cakes were made by Butterfly Bakery). We wanted to create something colorful and innovative but not overwhelming, so we balanced our bright colors with natural wooden elements like the farm table. True to this year’s theme, we used polka dots and stripes in the stationery, accessories and even in the floral arrangements (did you see that floral table runner!?!). Here’s what we came up with:
The second table was designed by Found and Flora and Porridge Papers. I love the natural and laid-back style mixed with a touch of whimsy. Porridge Papers brought in a picnic table, and the bicycle get-away vehicle and s’mores were adorable!
Read Part I of the Recap here!
Today is my Golden Birthday! I have a mug full of hot tea, and I’m working on putting the finishing touches on the design for my two December brides – sounds like a perfect day to me!
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing a lot of photos from the weddings we designed this summer. I thought it would be best to start with a couple that is very special to me. When my sister Lindsay got engaged to Andrew almost two years ago, I was excited by the opportunity to work with a couple who completely trusts my design skills and would allow me to run with their vision and dreams for their wedding. We decided to style the wedding around Lindsay’s love of Europe, especially the romantic city of Paris. We used antique gold vessels from Nostalgia, and Mark from Shamrock and Thistle filled them with gorgeous blooms in their ivory, blush, peach, and black color palette.
True to Parisian culture, we create a patisserie filled with whimsical cupcakes and authentic European sweets like Paris Brest, Macarons, and Opera Cake from Delice European Bakery. We also brought in Lindsay and Andrew’s obsession with their cat Monkey. (I refer to their cat as my nephew, because they talk about him like he’s their child.) We referenced him in the Patisserie name which translates to “The Little Kitten Pastry Shop”. We also placed a custom sticker of a cat with a word bubble that read “Miam Miam” (which is French for “yum yum”) on the inside of the take home patisserie boxes as a little surprise for guests.
It was a beautiful wedding, so please enjoy all of the stunning images below captured by Love Equals.
It took me awhile to catch up on the hundreds of wedding blog posts I’ve missed over the last few weeks, but wedding awards are finally back! Enjoy!