A wedding photo shoot inspired by interior design = my heaven. ESPECIALLY when it is inspired by the designs of  Mary McDonald (of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator fame). And it just goes to show how easily interior design can be translated into wedding details. Plus, it’s such a great way to add your own style stamp to your upcoming nuptials. Edyta Szyszlo Photography teamed up with an awesome group of vendors including the design and styling of Kaella Lynn Events, florals by Lila B. Design and Olive Route on the stationery helm for a knock-our-socks-off shoot just bursting with personality. The punch of green, the bold, geometric patterns, the artichoke place cards, the hints of glam – its details like this that you can stick in your pocket for safe keeping because they are way too fabulous not to be woven into a wedding. Stop by the gallery for more from this fab creation and check out our tips below on how to bring some of these details to life.

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So how do you take gorgeous inspiration from blog to real life wedding? Here’s some great ways to incorporate those gorgeous details from this Interior Design Inspired shoot:

Using pattern – Having an entire reception filled with patterned linens may not be an option but try incorporating a pattern you love into napkins, a table runner, backing table numbers or on name cards. A dose of gorgeous pattern goes a long way and by incorporating small bits throughout your event, you can really add that wow factor

Alternatives to Flowers – We love how today’s shoot incorporated veggies and plants into the tablescape. This is an awesome (and cost saving) alternative to bushels of flowers. Herbs, succulents, vines, artichokes – these all work for a gorgeous centerpiece. Also, instead of a vase filled with an arrangement, try floating a single peony (or other large bloom) in a water filled vase. It’s ultra romantic and again, a major cost saver.

Adding Metallics – We haven’t met a sparkle that we don’t adore or a gold piece we can live without; basically we go crazy for all things metallic and sparkly and think a little dash on the table or photo booth backdrop is pure perfection. And do you want to know our little secret? Metallic spray paint. It’s a lifesaver and does wonders on old vases, candlesticks, trays, you name it.

Adding your Style Stamp – Take cues from your home when deciding on a style or color palette for your wedding. Home is where the heart is after all and also where you keep the things you love the most.  Is your decor ultra modern or do you love a great antique? Maybe you’re really into earth tones and an organic affair speaks to your heart. Whatever your style may be, it can easily translate into elements for your Big Day

From Kaella of Kaella Lynn EventsOur inspiration for this photo shoot was interior design, notably that of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator and author, Mary McDonald. Glossing over the pages of her book, Interiors, we can’t help but notice how her principles of interior decorating apply to wedding design. Turning to interior design for inspiration can help a couple identify their style, and subsequently their wedding theme. And while DIY will forever have a place in our hearts, we wanted to create a classic look for the modern couple really utilizing the professional eye of an event designer, stylist, florist, etc.  An aesthetic that, for the purposes of our shoot, is synonymous with Mary McDonald’s style: bold, chic and timeless.  Who doesn’t love pattern!?

The foggy San Francisco winter weather lends itself to classic indoor weddings, but by no means should this equal a drab affair. Therefore, we chose a striking, rich color scheme of emerald, gray and gold. As one would in their home, we employed these colors through layered textures, patterns and accessories. Often forgotten is the bridal party/sweetheart table backdrop, which is oh-so-important for framing and staging in photos. We created a backdrop of Quatrefoil curtains, velvet drapes and sequin pillows, creating the cozy yet luxurious feel of a grand living/dining room. Lacquer statues, gold accents and green plants weaving through the table décor pile on the texture while chinoiserie images and graphic details walk the line between old world and modern glamour. Our venue, The Box SF, struck the same balance, and we felt compelled to include some of their antiques in our shoot. Notice the antique seed sorter and Chinese apothecary chest? To die for!

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Event Coordination + Design: Kaella Lynn Events / Flowers: Lila B. Design / Stationery: Olive Route / Linens: La Tavola / Venue: The Box SF / Cake: The Whole Cake / Model: Samantha Livermore / Dress: Essense of Australia via Janene’s Bridal Boutique / Makeup + Hair: A La Arte Beauty / Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Table Décor: Z Gallerie

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