Ever since we posted our first From Inspiration to Reality feature (which STILL needs a new name if you can think of one), we’ve kind of rediscovered our love of weddings and of design. It’s incredible for me to see what our vendors and artists can do with such a one dimensional look at something. They are able to see the feeling, the vibe behind the board and translate that into a photo shoot filled to the brim with steal-able details and ideas. Just goes to show how invaluable an inspiration board really is in planning your wedding. In helping your vision really come to life.

Well, today’s From Inspiration to Reality feature is a little different than those past. The team of New England vendors including SD EventsPerson & Killian, GENERATIONS Cinemastories and Faxon Green approached the challenge as if it were a real wedding. With a story, with a bride and groom, with live music and an honest to goodness party. It’s kind of awesome and whether or not your fall hard for the spunky style, you’ll definitely love the journey. And the insanely gorgeous cake. Here is the inspiration board…

inspiration to reality

The board selected by our group had a vintage feel with a lot of classic elegance which I loved. The combination of teal and yellow was really playful, yet sophisticated. We’re seeing a lot of vintage influences in today’s weddings. It could be considered a trend, but I think it’s for couples looking for a more classic look that is timeless. In thinking about the couple that would incorporate these elements into their wedding, they would be sophisticated, fun and playful. The foundation for the details we brought in.

And starting with my favorite picture from the day (the ridiculously great cake by Jenny’s Wedding Cakes) here is the event in all its glory…

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

From Tasha at SD Events…The first vision was the location. We wanted an industrial open space with interesting architecture, brick and beams. The Loft was the perfect setting and gave us the foundation for the other elements we brought in. For the attire, we went retro. The bride was in a classic gown from Flair bridesmaid with a pill box veil. The inspiration from this came from classic fashion icons such as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Grace Kelly, etc. We went with a navy dress for the bridesmaid as to not be to “matchy” with the teal incorporated throughout the reception.

For the escort card table we took vintage 45s and “glammed them up” with silver spray paint and yellow highlights. We incorporated ostrich feathers to give a flirtatious feel. We brought in furniture for the cocktail reception to create a retro lounge feel with some ambient lighting. The table décor brings in the teal and yellow with accents of purple and fun ostrich feathers. We brought in a vintage looking linen and accented with modern pieces for juxtaposition against the other elements. With candles and hanging crystals, we wanted a feel of fun and romance.

We also incorporated music to really give the vibe an authentic feel. Music is such a big part of weddings and does factor into the décor and design elements. We were interested in seeing what the band for this couple might look like and how they would also incorporate a vintage, classic feel. We brought in a retro microphone, dressed the lead female singer in peacock feather headpiece and teal dress (perfect for the bridesmaids as well). The male musicians had hats or slicked back hair (a kind of fun option for the groom).

Design by SD Events / Calligraphy by Jan Boyd / cinematography by GENERATIONS Cinemastories / Cake by Jenny Cakes / Catering by East Meets West Catering / Rentals by Rentals Unlimited / Floral Design by Eco-Elegant Floral Design / Photography by Person and Killian / Music by Siman Entertainment / Attire by Flair Bridesmaid Boutique / Car by Classic Cars and Byways / Venue, The Loft 319 A Street (venue) / headpieces and veil Ducci Designs & Boutique De Voile / Jewelry Amelia Rose / Hair and Makeup Wedding Tresses / Shoes Shoes to Dye For

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