When I was a little girl I wanted a gold room, but when my mom said no, I settled for mint. Not much has changed in the past 20 years or so… mint and gold is the color combo that still totally owns my heart. So when Take a Seat sent this inspiration shoot (shot in my home state, no less!) featuring my colors, I was totally smitten. Especially after laying eyes on that floral crown from Passionflower. Amanda Dumouchelle Photography has put together a gallery that fulfills all my girlhood fantasies. Care to join me?
From the designer… The private residence in Pinckney, Michigan selected for the shoot is a special location for us here at Take A Seat Events. The rustic villa-like exteriors of the beautiful home, coupled with the breathtaking lakefront setting is what inspired our vision for this contrasting “shabby chic meets elegant” theme.
As we began brainstorming details for this inspiration shoot, we came across the incredible ivory and gold chevron sequin linen, which became the focal point on which we based the rest of the event design on. The mint accents pulled together the two different styles of rust and elegance for a soft, summer look whilst the romantic invitations along with the raw simplicity of the chalkboard signs perfectly complimented our overall concept.
We recruited an incredibly talented group of vendors that completely blew us away by bringing our vision to life. All of the little details, from the delicate, meadow-like flowers, to the one-of-a-kind vintage rentals and the ombre wedding cake, were truly works of love and creative passion from everyone involved. Our amazing photographer, Amanda Dumouchelle, was able to capture all of these lush details as well as the chemistry of our good friends, Jim & Carrie Aulette, who will be celebrating their five year wedding anniversary this upcoming October.
As an event planning company who believes in creating bespoke events that illuminate a true labor of love, we feel that this “shabby chic meets elegant” inspiration shoot could not have been more successful in exemplifying what we stand for and who we are. A special thank you to all of the participating vendors for helping us make this possible!
Photography: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography | Event Design & Styling: Take A Seat Events | Flowers: Passionflower | Linen & Napkins: La Tavola | Invitations & Paper goods: Papertalk Press | Vintage Rentals: Serradella Vintage | Chalkboard Signs: Lily & Val | Cake & Macaron Favors: Paris Bakery | Chiavari Chairs: Take A Seat Events | Event Location: Private residence in Pinckney, MI | Glitter Cocktail Flags: Gnome’s Whimsy | Sparkler Tags: Marrygrams | Shoes: Lulu Townsend | Dress: Oleg Cassini