When it comes to most things in design, whether it’s a wedding or a living room, I am definitely of the camp that editing is THE most important element. More is not always a good thing…a well edited style is one that will really take your design to the next level. And without a doubt my favorite weddings on SMP are those that are a bit more restrained, a bit simple and…really, really chic. This next wedding, designed by Blue Lotus Floral Design, is just that. So insanely simple and yet so insanely gorgeous. To see the full wedding, click right here.
From the Bride…Coming from a design background, we are sole believers in “less is more”; no extra fru fru, but let everything speak for itself. We wanted our wedding to reflect what we were about: architecture, design, classic and chic.
We are both laid back people who love to have fun, so we chose to do a day wedding since it can be a little less formal and makes everything seem brighter and happier. Our intent was a very classic ceremony and for the reception show off more of our design side. In the reception venue we hung as the main decoration photos that Jason has taken around the world and some of our engagement photos. We were also able to bring in our design background by taking up the challenge of designing our own Save the Dates and Invitations we self addressed to the guests.
The main color of the wedding was white with touch of green in the floral arrangements, and grey in the bridesmaid dresses. I loved the way the colors combine because it seems so fresh and clean. As far as other colors, we wanted the art work, food and people to bring the color to the space.
For the floral I wanted all white or green arrangements that were very crisp and clean lined. I loved the calla lily because it just looks so architectural, and is my favorite. Other florals we went with were the succulents in different arrangements and the lily which is a beautiful white flower and the favorite of Jason’s late mother.
During our engagement we always called each other little lovebirds, so of course the wedding topper had to be those. Which I found off Etsy, and they might have been my favorite little addition to the simple white cake.
I would say one of the best ideas we did have for the wedding was to take just a few pictures together the wedding day and set up a photo shoot for the day after with Sarah Kate. Since we were in the process of moving to NYC the day after our wedding, we wanted to spend as much time with our friends and family the day of celebrating. It made taking the photos the next day more relaxing and fun knowing people were not waiting long for you to arrive.
Photographer: Sarah Kate / Bridesmaids Dress: Cooper by Courtney / Ceremony Venue: Perkins Chapel / Reception Venue: Studios 1019 / Hair and make-up: Osgood-O’neil Salon / Cake: Romano’s Bakery / Reception String Quarte: Encore Productions / Coordination and floral: Blue Lotus Floral Design