It just so happens that mint and gold is my favorite color palette of the moment. I love to wear it, decorate with it, and who wouldn’t love a party planned around it? So the minute this inspiration shoot from Paige Jones and Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio hit my inbox, you better believe I was smitten as a blogging kitten. With details galore and a team of top-notch vendors, I think we can all agree this photo shoot is one for the books.
From Paige Jones Co…I had been dreaming up a mint and gold inspired shoot for a while. I loved the color combination and wanted to bring to life a playful wedding scene in these hues. My only other must was an ice cream bar in some way, shape or form. I enlisted Atlanta-based planner and designer Kristine Cholakian of Simply Charming Socials to hash out all the details and together we created something spectacular.
Nestled in historic downtown Marietta, GA, The Brickyard offered the perfect urban backdrop for this inspired shoot. It’s concrete floor and white brick walls are the perfect blank slate. The venue houses a large metal hoop dropped from the rafters, where designers and brides can flaunt their creativity by hanging any number of decor pieces. For this shoot, the geometric shape of the ice cream cone was continued throughout, in both literal and abstract forms. Both plain white and gilded paper cones cascaded in a semi-circle, creating an asymmetrical alter for the bride and groom. Over 200 cones almost float in mid air and frame the couple with a touch of sparkle. Spanning 10 feet wide and 14 feet tall, the scale of the installation was impressive, but yet delicate all the same. The sweetheart table came next, where the focal point was a bright display of floral artistry from Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio. Sherry choose the most eye-catching and colorful botanicals she could find to build this beautiful centerpiece in a geometric gold bowl. The table, provided by rental company Goodwin Events, was dressed with a custom dyed ombre mint linen. Goodwin also offered beautiful gold chiavari chairs with white cushions to tie in the theme. The couples place settings were an eclectic mixed of dishes and glasses and were tied together by a hand-painted striped napkins, courtesy of Simply Charming Socials.
Post ceremony, guests would be directed to a striking display of the magnetic escort wall. 64 mint colored cones each gently held a single bright bloom and small flag with the guests name. Flowers included poppies, bi-colored parrot tulips, anemones, lilac, ranunculus, baronia, hot meringue rose, and muscari. The idea was to use the already-existing magnetic feature of the venue to create art gallery-like display, that would not only be functional, but visually sensational. After dinner, guest would enjoy dessert at the Ice Cream Bar. Custom dyed mint panels created a bright backdrop while a beautiful garland of greenery and florals framed gold letter signage. Eatable gold-dipped waffles cones, jimmy-encrusted sugar cones, painted paper cones, and bright ceramic bowls could be topped and filled with a choice of many flavors of artisan ice cream. Countless sprinkle options and toppings galore rounded out the spread. The bride and groom enjoyed a special treat: a sundae of their favorite flavors covered in chocolate syrup with a cherry on top.
Custom paper goods design company Charlotte Lane created a hand-painted invitation suite for this shoot. Watercolored mint triangles and touches of gold splash the paper and incorporate the geometric feel that is carried throughout the event. With hand lettering on both invite and response card, the suite is playful, yet formal. Gold-lined navy and blush envelopes round out the color palate. Real couple and newlyweds Amanda and Brandon played bride and groom for the day. Navy suspenders, a mint striped tie, and bright boutonniere added a pop of fun to Brandon’s gray suit. Amanda donned a short tulle dressed designed by Chaviano Couture, that could only be described as fluffy and flirty. Her ensemble was accented by mint-colored jewelry and shoes. She held a full bouquet of colorful blooms, dripping with mint and gold ribbon. Talented and sweet hair and make-up artist Claudia Mejerle gave our bride a short curly bob with lots of volume, a fresh face with long lashes, and an array of bold lip colors. A fun feature: the bride switched up her lipstick throughout the event, from crimson to magenta to hot peach.
Photography + Creative Direction: Paige Jones | Design, Decor + Styling: Simply Charming Socials | Floral Design: Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio | Venue: The Brickyard | Invitations: Charlotte Lane | Hair + Makeup: Claudia Mejerle | Rentals: Goodwin Events | Dress: Chaviano Couture via Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta