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T + T – Palmetto Bluff

Talia and Tyler’s friends and family gathered for an unforgettable wedding weekend at The Montage, a riverside resort in coastal South Carolina.

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Festivities commenced at Moreland Landing, situated on the May River. Guests, dressed in tropical elegant attire, enjoyed a Low Country Boil featuring a traditional oyster roast. A punchy color palette of citron, grass green, and lavender was balanced with raw textures to complement the beach setting. We added variety in the dining area by combining wooden farm tables with citron-yellow palm leaf patterned table runners and round tables with floor-length linens in the same pattern. Patio bulbs suspended above dining spaces contributed to the gathering’s rustic charm. Textural centerpieces with tropical blooms and woven candle vessels created a casual and inviting atmosphere, while guests enjoyed food stations and pristine water views.

Inspired by the interiors of Ruby Ross Wood and Rose Commings, Talia and Tyler wanted to create a decadent and whimsical celebration for their wedding guests. The wedding design centered around Eccentric Glamour, creating a fantastical setting that felt both unconventional and the enchanting.

The ceremony took place at the idyllic Somerset Chapel. A subdued palette of whites and soft metallics created an ethereal atmosphere for the nuptials. A grand chuppah adorned with baby’s breath served as the chapel’s focal point, paying homage to the bride’s parents and the flowers from their wedding. The chuppah was positioned to allow the ornate chandelier to suspend above the couple during the ceremony.

The reception tent was constructed on the Village Green, overlooking the May River. The seating assignment display was nestled into the Wilson Mansion ruins that grace the expansive lawn and contribute to the rich history of the area. The escort display was designed to complement the setting. An oversized metal garden arch added visual weight to balance the ruin’s stone columns and brick foundation while its hollow silhouette referenced the deteriorated mansion remains. Artful floral added a lively contrast to the frame. Inspired by a historical wallpaper design, ornate paper cards were tiled across the wooden wall that sat in the middle of the frame. Paper medallions and decorative brass tacks added dimension.

Inspired by Rose Commings’ penchant for bold colors, we introduced a dramatic color palette in the reception tent. The tent was anchored with bronze velvet drapery along the walls, and a crisp blue valance created complementary color harmony throughout the expansive tent.

Lush draping partitions trimmed with gold fringe delineated three distinct event areas, encouraging exploration and movement.

Guests entered the parlour, greeted by Parisian Jazz musicians on custom platforms adorned with gilded laser-cut patterns from the invitation suite. Verdant trees formed a canopy above banquettes, while glamorous vintage-style chandeliers hung over plush seating areas.

The dance floor and oversized bar, the party’s nucleus, were placed at the tent’s center and draped in periwinkle velvet, contrasting with the bronze wall drapes in the parlour and dining room, while connecting to the blue furniture and table linen.

An Austrian drape provided an opulent backdrop for the band stage, and the dance floor featured a marble-finish pattern. Suspended flowers in daring raspberry and magenta hues created vertical movement. A three-sided wooden bar, backed by gold-trim shelving and antique mirrors, displayed eclectic books, vases, floral arrangements, candlelight, and a curated collection of “chic oddities” – symbolic curiosities that references the couple’s alma maters, family history and sentimental landmarks. The items added to the wedding’s weird and wonderful aesthetic and created talking points as guests considered the different objects’ meanings while they enjoyed the celebration.

Massive chandeliers, consistent with those in the parlour, hung in the dining area. Decorative laser-cut AC louvres disguised air conditioning units while adding elegance. Sapphire velvet damask linen and black round-back chairs graced guest tables, while decorative presentation china and menu scrolls added whimsy. Table numbers in a charming toile de Jouy motif nestled into centerpieces, and eclectic candlelight created a romantic glow.

The ceremonial cutting cake adorned with ornate piping and edible pearls, atop a charming bar cart. A miniature candelabra on the cake enhanced the reception’s whimsical nature. Following dinner, guests enjoyed vanilla chiffon layer cake and espresso martinis.

After an energy-packed dance set, the band changed up the tempo with a surprise performance and ushered guests through a tunnel of cold sparks to the after party across the street. Celestial video-mapping and blue and green soft seating areas created a cosmic atmosphere for the after party. Wedding guests packed the dance floor for the DJ and ensemble of musicians. Late-night comfort food and libations carried the revelers through the conclusion of the celebration.

A surprise performance led guests through a tunnel of cold sparks to an afterparty with celestial video-mapping and soft seating areas. The DJ and musicians energized the dance floor, while late-night comfort food and libations fueled the revelers until the party’s conclusion.

The following morning, guests joined the newlyweds on the Sunrise Lawn for a brunch. Farewells and memories from previous days were shared before guests departed, their hearts filled with joy.


C + B – Kansas

As soon as you approached the intimate venue of the Wenger-Kempin wedding, a rich sense of nostalgia hung in the air. The bride, Claire, had dreamt of her wedding day taking place at her beloved grandparent’s home in Sabetha, Kansas. It wasn’t just a house; it was a reservoir of cherished family memories and traditions, a place warmly referred to as ‘Wengerville.’ This endearing name found its way onto the wedding invitations, setting a familial tone for the forthcoming celebration.

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As guests approached the estate, they were greeted by a quaint iron gate that held overhead an old bell. The entrance was adorned with beautiful florals and a sign, inviting guests to announce their arrival with a resonant ring of the “Wedding Bell”, echoing throughout Wengerville.

The Wengers – known and adored by the local community – have always prioritized family. Claire, with her mother and sisters, runs Pink Antlers, a renowned party and gift shop in Kansas City. Their lives are steeped in celebration, hospitality, and tradition, elements that were thoughtfully woven into the wedding design. Personal touches of Pink Antlers whimsy found their way into the stationery, and family roles were deeply integrated into the ceremony – sisters as bridesmaids, a brother-in-law officiating, and the youngest generation embodied in a flower girl and ring bearer.

One sentimental detail that stood out was the story of Claire’s grandfather, Lavon. During an adventurous trip abroad, he had a close encounter with a hippo, a story that had been regaled for generations. So much so, that a stone hippo had found a place of honor in the courtyard fountain. To celebrate this family legend, we incorporated a fun, illustrated hippo holding a “cheers” pennant throughout the wedding design, marking it as a playful wedding mascot. On the wedding day, Claire’s grandmother, Erma, surprised everyone by wearing a hippo broach, a nod to the family’s story.

One tender tradition that particularly tugged at our heartstrings involved Claire’s father. Every time Claire would depart from home, he’d stand in the driveway, displaying the sign for “I love you” in sign language until her car disappeared from sight. In tribute to this loving gesture, we used an illustration of the same sign on the pizza boxes, accompanied by a note from the couple: “We love you more than pizza, and we really love pizza.”

As evening descended, the wedding’s ambience grew even more enchanting. The tent design, a stunning fusion of romantic, soft ruched draping and a clear gable, allowed the captivating sunset and tree canopy to become a part of the wedding’s backdrop. The centerpieces on the tables came to life with candlelight, casting a soft glow on neutral-colored floral arrangements. The high petal-count blooms added an ethereal touch to the entire scene, making one feel as if they were part of a fairy tale.

Thus, every detail of the wedding, large or small, was lovingly designed to embody the essence of family – warm, playful, deeply bonded, and steeped in tradition.


J + D – Omaha

In May of 2019, David proposed to Jill at the JC Nichols Memorial Fountain in Kansas City. That moment became the inspiration for their wedding. Both Joslyn Art Museum and Lauritzen Gardens, their ceremony and reception venues in Omaha, Nebraska, were selected in part for the ornate fountains found within each venue.

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To peak guests’ anticipation for the wedding celebration, we designed the traditional-style invitation with an unexpected color palette that incorporated cool water tones – soft blues, seafoam, deep blue-green – with warm tones to invoke an anticipation of Autumn – crimson, blush, and golden bronze. Our graphic designer created a floral pattern with delicate grout lines to mimic the intricate tile mosaics incorporated into many fountain designs. The pattern was utilized throughout the wedding design including the envelope liner of the invitation.

Guests were greeted with champagne and petite ceremony programs secured with handmade silk ribbon as they walked up Joslyn Art Museum’s grand staircase to the ceremony.

The fountain in the Storz Fountain Court at the Joslyn serves as the room’s centerpiece. Moravian floor tiles include symbols for literature, music, architecture, and painting – all passions of George Joslyn to whom the building is dedicated. Hand-crafted ceramic tiles and a thunderbird motif adorn the fountain.

To complete the ceremony design, we brought in warm fruitwood chairs, linen-like draping to soften the venue’s tile and marble, and a raised altar accented with floral. Jill and David’s entourage of flower girls and ring bearers tossed pennies and warm wishes for the bride and groom into the fountain as they processed up the aisle.

Lauritzen Gardens, the reception site, has several water features on display. The fountain, situated outside the front doors of the visitor center is a tribute to Helena Street who launched the idea to build the botanical gardens in 1982.

We created two main focal areas in the Gardens for cocktail hour. The lower level of The Floral Display Hall featured a 14 foot diameter custom round bar painted a deep Rocky River green and inset with custom wallpaper panels. The round bar shelf housed glassware and supported a dramatic floral arrangement. The far end of the Hall was anchored by the band’s stage built under a custom wooden pergola that was painted to match the bar. Fresh floral and green vines were arranged on the pergola to give it a natural, garden-like feel.

The opposite end of The Floral Display Hall featured a massive custom wall with shelving for the escort display. The shelves were inset with wallpaper to complement the bar. Intricate escort cards were embellished with handmade mini flower bouquets that added depth and delicacy to the calligraphy table assignments. Two soft seating areas were positioned in front of the escort display to create an intimate and cozy area for guests to converse and take a break from the dance floor. Chocolate pennies in an antique compote were placed on a side table as a whimsical nod to the fountain inspiration.

The dining tables were dressed in a light blue linen with embroidered flourishes that resembled water shooting out from a fountain. Formal place settings included gold accents, and velvet table numbers complemented the ornate shape of the presentation plates.

Guests returned to The Floral Display Hall for dancing. As an entertaining surprise for guests, hawking trays with embroidered ribbon straps were filled with mini pizzas packaged in letterpress boxes.

It was a memorable evening that the couple waited over 26 months to celebrate!

A + A – Norfolk

Alicia and Austin’s wedding was a beautiful celebration of their relationship. The design was inspired by the bride’s Yankton Sioux Native American heritage; the rich art forms, powerful design motifs, and unique methods of visual storytelling crafted the design strategy and influenced each selection.

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The letterpress invitations were pressed into a suede-textured paper. The warmth of the rust-colored ink provided a nice contrast to the blue duplexed paper and envelopes. The Pendleton-inspired diamond pattern and cleverly-composed monogram added a modern touch to the formal suite. Blue leather cording and foil-stamped wooden tags accented the paper.

Cocktail hour and dancing took place in a tent featuring a suspended installation of 30″ white fringe – reminiscent of the long, straight fringe adorning the tribes of The Great Plains. The installation’s welded tracks were arranged in an arabesque pattern, so that any breeze would stimulate soft and rhythmic swaying motions in the fringe much like the movements seen during a Native American ceremonial dance.

The tent walls were cladded with wooden panels with an angular pattern to contrast the delicate fringe installation. A 12′ bar with laser-cut panels to match the invitation anchored the far end of the tent. Gold and wood shelving was accented by sconces made from welded iron rods that bore visual similarities to the hair pipe breastplates worn by the Plains Indians. The opposite side of the tent included the tiered wedding cake adorned with hand-torn wafer paper to embody the spirit of the fringe installation. The cake was placed near the escort display made from laser-etched blue leather triangles that collectively formed a Pendleton pattern.

For the dining tables, we selected a patterned linen that featured turquoise, rust, and citron. The place settings included selections that had handmade qualities and/or were made from humble, earthy materials. A woven charger was layered with ceramic blue china that complemented the natural-linen texture of the table linen and added a soft gradation of color from the linen’s most dominant turquoise hue. Natural-wood infinity chairs were selected for their silhouette’s reminiscence to a dream catcher while two-tone flatware added a masculine and modern edge to the setting. Lush centerpieces composed of romantic blush and ivory blooms were arranged in ceramic vessels with textured foliage foraged from the fields surrounding the wedding site. Rattan and pleated glass votives were scattered down the table to add a soft glow of candlelight.

We designed a menu that was pressed with a rust-colored ink to emphasize the table linen’s accent color. Hand-loomed beaded bracelets accented the menus and doubled as a take home favor. The head table was emphasized with two “clouds” of citron-painted eucalyptus that were arranged with beautiful movement that encouraged your eyes to dance down the focal table.


R + A – Omaha

Regan and Adam were married in September at the Omar Building. We connected with Regan and Adam’s personalities and design vision immediately upon meeting them. Their wedding was inspired by Regan’s refined and earthy personal style. We also wanted the design to feel playful and hint at the couple’s quirkiness and love of Star Wars.

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The couple hosted an intimate ceremony in their industrial venue. A modern house structure surrounded by foliage and flowers acted as the ceremony altar. Guests were given ceremony programs wrapped with personalized vintage hankies that doubled as a wedding keepsake.

After cocktail hour, guests visited the interactive escort display, a custom-welded wall featuring laser-etched wooden tiles that rotated to reveal each guests’s table assignment. The dinner space was layered with earthy-textures: linen tablecloths with a bold geometric pattern, two-tone gold and wood flatware, matte china with an organic edge, and wooden chairs in a modern silhouette and raw finish.

The centerpieces were a collection of ivory blooms and green textured foliage built in eclectic ceramic vessels. For additional metallic accents, some of the smaller arrangements were housed in modern glass terrariums.

As a couple that favors bars and cookies over traditional wedding cake, they opted to serve dessert “charcuterie” boards for their guests to share family-style. Each sweet was carefully selected and styled to resemble a cheese wedge, lavosh, or other items found on a traditional charcuterie display. Guests were later surprised with a late-night treat of mini ice cream sandwiches made by Coneflower Creamery, a local hot spot frequented by the couple.

After toasts and spotlight dances, we handed out light sabers to each guest (a special request from the groom), which made the packed dance floor even more lively and memorable.


M + M – Aspen

As outdoor enthusiasts, Maggie and Matthew chose Aspen, one of their favorite vacation destinations, for their Summer wedding.

Participating in a religious ceremony was of great importance to the couple, so they chose St. Mary’s Church for their traditional nuptials. The catholic church underwent major renovation in 2018 in which the church employed architectural specialists from New York to restore the 125 year old building. After the building’s structural integrity was reconstructed, muralists artfully filled the sanctuary with ethereal, nature-inspired paintings that created both a joyful and dignified ambiance.

When asked about the inspiration for the renovation, the local priest described entering the church as “entering the New Eden, the New Paradise with one foot on earth and one foot in Heaven”. The stained glass windows, architectural features, and decorative paintings throughout the church are filled with images of vines, fruit and flowers that symbolize this New Eden.

Drawing similarities between this divine visual concept and the things Maggie and Matthew love about Aspen – the harmonious mix of humble, rugged surroundings with breathtaking, otherworldly beauty – we designed their entire wedding celebration around the “New Eden” imagery.

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The invitation suite included the couple’s names hand-lettered with exaggerated glyphs that formed the shape of fruit and birds. In order to mix the feeling of organic and ethereal, the stationery was printed on triple thick, highly-textured cotton paper and stamped with gold foil. The envelope liner was foiled onto textured, silver metallic paper with a pattern pulled from an altar mural. The shape of the die-cut detail cards was inspired by a motif that repeated across the walls of the church’s nave. The paper suite was accented with a soft mist color on the beveled edge of the main invite and the stationery envelopes. This blue-green tone was incorporated throughout the wedding from the Dream Weaver bridesmaid gowns to the custom chinoiserie murals adorning the reception.

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing at the top of The Little Nell. Guests were greeted by a floral escort display designed to create a gateway to the most glorious view of the mountains. The asymmetrical floral arch created an impactful entrance without impeding the breathtaking view. Custom-made lattices anchored the arch and featured diamond-shaped escort cards (another nod to the church murals) with foil-stamped fruit glyphs and hand- lettered seating assignments.

Guests were offered passed cocktails and canapés during cocktail hour. Signature drinks were served at a wooden bar wrapped with a hand-painted chinoiserie mural. At the bride’s special request, we brought in llamas dapperly dressed in bow-ties and floral wreaths to provide a photo opportunity for the guests.

The lodge dining space was softened with textured linen draping and custom lampshades painted with the same chinoiserie pattern from the cocktail bar. The lights were accented with green vines to evoke the feeling organic growth down the fixtures.

The tables were draped with linen in a mixture of light blue and celadon colors. Select tables were adorned with patterned linen to create movement throughout the dining room. The centerpieces were arranged to look like artful still-life paintings with lush floral centerpieces accented with bowls of fruit. The regal place settings featured gold and blush tones, and the scalloped shape of the dinner charger tied in the design motif from the invitation suite.

Guests dined on a four-course meal and danced with an energy-filled band before descending down the mountain in the ski gondolas through the dark, peaceful sky.



K + P – Snowmass

Katie and PK’s wedding was inspired by the couple’s love of clean, modern design. We incorporated linear elements in the stationery and custom builds to tie in the architecture of Toro, the dining space at The Viceroy Snowmass. Toro is appointed with warm finishes including cognac leather, medium-stained wood, and cow hide tiles. We curated a color palette that broke up and provided some relief from those deep warm tones while still complementing the space with dusty taupe, mauve, terra cotta, rust, sandstone, and an accent of jade blue for a surprise pop of color.

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The design emphasized the artful combination of the couple’s modern esthetic with the organic and rugged qualities of the mountains that surround Snowmass. We added a 60 foot ivory sisal runner to the raised ceremony aisle’s simplistic design to complement the wild, but refined floral arch designed by Tinge. Multipurpose ceremony programs included an escort card wrap that instructed guests on their dinner table assignments and secured a pair of sunglasses to the back of the programs for the outdoor ceremony.

The cocktail hour was hosted outside on a large wooden deck, so guests could spend more time enjoying the expansive mountain views. We designed a custom 12 foot bar that featured a wooden tambour facade and an oversized informal photo area that perfectly framed the couple during their first dance held nontraditionally during cocktail hour.

The indoor dining tables included acrylic chairs, blush velvet linens, smokey jade water glasses, low profile speckled ceramic plates, embossed and foiled dinner menus, and artfully arranged centerpieces which featured pristine garden roses and locally foraged floral accents.



E + J – Omaha

Emily and Joey were married on a surprisingly cool July day. The bride wore a Monique Lhuiller gown and the groom wore a custom black suit. We selected various Jenny Yoo floor-length gowns in Serenity Blue for the bridesmaids.

The clear-top tent which was used for both cocktail hour and dancing was the heart of the couple’s french garden-inspired celebration. The tent was draped in gray fabric and featured a six foot wide crystal chandelier. A grand lattice structure was welded on the front of the tent and expertly adorned with confederate jasmine to add to the garden ambiance. The seating assignment display was arranged on linen-backed frames with custom vellum pockets for each escort card. A free-standing bar and vintage furniture lounge created an inviting atmosphere inside the tent.

The dining room inside Happy Hollow Country Club featured light blue velvet linens mixed with patterned blue linen. Gray taper candles and lush blush and ivory centerpieces elevated the tablescape design.

After dinner was served, guests moved backed to the tent for dancing, ice cream, and a sparkler farewell.