Still yearning for more of those bold, beautiful blues in todays From Inspiration to Reality feature? Well you all are in luck. We have loads of gorgeous details, perfect bridal fashion, and a sweets table from Dooby Design Group that dreams are made of. The cake alone by Sweet Heather Anne is enough for its own feature. Bold, modern, over the top pretty…this is what we like to call an inspiration trifecta. Don’t forget to head over to the gallery for the full shoot in one happy place.
Sweets Table and Paper Goods Inspiration from Dooby Design Group:
I was very inspired by the bold unique color palette in which we used for this inspiration shoot. I decided to use a baroque damask pattern as the main graphic element for the stationery and I carried this through to the sweets table design. We chose to use all different shades of turquoise sweets with slate gray as the accent. Sweet Heather Anne designed a cake as the focal point for the sweets table, inspired by the Katerina Bocci ballgown the bride wore and she hand painted the baroque pattern on a layer that was used throughout the rest of the table. All the stationery elements were die-cut into a gorgeous ornate shapes done by Sugar Paper, a great etsy find. Overall we were very pleased with the way the patterns, colors and textures translated on the sweets table as well as the stationery.
Cake Design Inspiration by Sweet Heather Anne:
When I saw the Katerina Bocci ballgown that was going to be used in the shoot, I completely fell in love with it. I used the silhouette and pleated detail of the dress as a starting point, and worked with the colors and general feel of the inspiration board to complete the design. Balancing the bold jewel tones in the color palate with large expanses of pure white was a lot of fun. I also worked very closely with Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group, who designed the sweets table. I hand painted the pattern she created for the paper goods on the largest tier of the cake to tie everything together.
Photography: Jess + Nate Studios / Event Design and Styling: Lucia|Paul Design / Cinematography: Epic Motion / Venue – Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford / Stationery and Sweets Table: Dooby Design Group / Floral: Bellisario Florist / Linens: Gala Linen / Video: Epic Motion / Bridal Gowns, Hair Accessories, Jewelry: Katerina Bocci / Lighting: The Lighting Guy / Draping, Chandelier and Rentals: Colonial Party and Event Rental / Cake and Baked Goods: Sweet Heather Anne / Chairs and Chargers: Special Events Rental / Hair and Makeup: Figo Salon / Jewelry: Stones ‘n Sterling / Decorative shapes: Sugar Papers / Models – Laura and Caleb Collier / Shoes – BCBG