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Mod-Inspired Wedding Shoot in Omaha

The broaches in the bridal bouquet sold me on this whole shoot immediately. Not just because of the floral genius at Florals Etcetera, but just the general abundance of talent at Carrie Dayton Events, The Modern Hive, and Geoff Johnson Photography, just to name a few. It’s not easy to do the mod-vibe without being overly kitschy, but this is so sophisticated, it could fit perfectly into the woods or an urban loft.


From Carrie Dayton EventsThis sophisticated, hip ‘Mid-Century Modern Wedding’ was created for a young professional, urban couple who lives a modern day lifestyle. They appreciate nature and have a passion for design. Mid-Century components were implemented throughout the day’s events to emphasize the couple’s bold personality and lifestyle. Repurposed furniture was selected and used as the inspiration for the couple’s ceremony and reception. The rustic, outdoor setting lends maturity and trendiness to the style. Invitations were printed on wood to give guests the impression this was going to be a different wedding. Contemporary touches, such as the color palate, accent pieces, and flowers allure to a realistic setting for the 21st Century bride. The combination of these elements set the stage for this couple to express their personalities, style and most of all, love.

It was magical how such a large team of creative partners came together on this project including some who aren’t in the wedding industry such as Hutch Furnishings and The Modern Hive who are in the furniture and interior design industry. The team worked together as if they had known each other for years. The day was seamless and flowed like a properly timed wedding. I chose the partners based on their amazing talent and “can do attitudes.”

The bride and groom in the shoot are married and worked with me for their 2011 wedding. Courtney, the bride, is the owner of The Modern Hive and assisted with the design of the shoot. As the day progressed it was fun to watch their love and personalities come out on film. It was like reliving their wedding all over.

Photography: Geoff Johnson Photography | Event Design: Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting | Event Design: The Modern Hive | Floral Design: Florals Etcetera | Wedding Dress: Ready Or Knot (Wedding Chic) | Cake: The Chocolates Bar | Invitations: Inkblot Paper | Event Furnishings: Hutch | Family Farm: MG Acres | Makeup & Hair: Hilda Schluetr

Omaha Country Club Wedding Inspiration Shoot

“Classic and traditional but still fresh and modern.” Rhylan Lang, I think you just defined the SMP wedding. And this shoot from Megan Pomeroy Photography is just the shoot to go along with that “Perfect SMP” definition. Classic, traditional, fresh, modern, and pretty.

Country Club

From Rhylan LangClassic country club inspiration. This shoot focused on soft details like gold accents, rich textures and classic floral arrangements. We loved the touches of unexpected elements like the pop of orange in the centerpieces and rose gold in jewelry. Classic and traditional but still fresh and modern.

Photography: Megan Pomeroy Photography | Flowers: Flowers For Special Occasions | Design and Coordination : Special Occasion by Design | Gown "Watters Adelaide": Rhylan Lang | Hair : Kontempo | Jewelry "Haute Bride": Rhylan Lang | Location : Omaha Country Club | Makeup : GretchElizArtistry

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Omaha Wedding at Shadowridge Country Club

Weddings like this one captured by Megan Pomeroy make me want to cry tears of pure happiness, or at the very least kiss my computer screen. Because it simply doesn’t get prettier than this, lovelies. With blooms from Shamrock & Thistle so beautiful I could stare at them forever, a color palette so fresh I plan on pinning every image, and one completely in love couple  - every detail planned by Lovestru.ck Weddings + Events is as good as they get, and you can see all of them right here.

Country Club

From Lovestru.ck Weddings + EventsFrom the moment I met Tara and Randy almost ten months before their wedding, the couple knew they wanted a soft and romantic wedding using shades of pink and purple. Like all Lovestru.ck weddings, we wanted to design an event that spoke to the couple’s personality and style, so we began the design process by getting to know the couple. We found that Tara’s Italian heritage and Randy’s German background played a large role in their lives, so we decided to utilize those strong cultural-ties in our design. Our first step was to focus the color palette. We kept the soft blush color, and we paired it with a wine-inspired reddish-purple tone.

Lesley at Inclosed Studio crafted beautiful letterpress invites and day-of stationery inspired by vintage wine labels and leafy grape vines. She also designed a monogram for the couple that was used throughout the stationery suite.

Tara wore a Monique Lhuillier gown accessorized with Haute Bride jewelry from Rhylan Lang. Her bouquet was wrapped with a piece of her mother’s veil and adorned with an heirloom locket. The men wore slim-cut black suits, and each bridesmaid selected her own black dress.

Tara and Randy were married in front of 200 guests during their traditional Catholic ceremony. Their guests showered the newlyweds as they exited the church with heart-shaped rice. The confetti was packaged in glassine bags, stamped with their gold-foil monogram, and sealed with a custom wax stamp.

Guests were welcomed to the couple’s lively reception by a hand-painted welcome sign that we framed in an ornate mirror. We hung wooden escort cards on mini garden hooks that were arranged in mounds of moss and centered around a grand centerpiece in the couple’s wedding colors.

Throughout their relationship, Randy and Tara created lists of restaurants to try, places to visit, and date-night activities. Over the last few years, they’ve cross items off (ex: eat Philly cheesesteaks in Philadelphia) while adding new items (ex: go surfing) to the list. As a nontraditional guestbook, we instructed guests to fill a wooden book (purchased on Etsy) with their suggestions of items to add to the newlywed’s to-do list.

Shamrock & Thistle arranged earthy and lush centerpieces using deep red amartanthus, dark purple scabiosa, varying shades of garden roses, and the most stunning cafe au lait dahlias. The varying heights of centerpieces created visual interest in the dinner space, and the draping greens hung on the chandelier above the dance floor, carried the organic and airy-feeling florals throughout the reception venue.

The head table was layered with pink textured linens from La Tavola. We had custom napkins embroidered with the couple’s monogram for the couple to take home after the wedding as cherished mementos. We set a box of biscotti (a traditional Italian cookie) that doubled as a place card at each place setting. The table numbers were crafted out of cork and embellished with gold foil.

As a late-night snack, Tara and Randy served German-inspired pretzel bites with beer cheese (so delicious!) and Italian-inspired mini cannolis and tiramisu bites. We stacked wine crates to create height for the food display, and Melissa from Pretty Paperie hand-lettered signs for all of the snacks using her artful and ornate lettering styles.

We also had Melissa create signage for other focal areas at the reception. She lettered our bride and groom chair-back signs. Tara’s sign read “Sposa” (or Bride in Italian), and Randy’s sign read “Bräutigam” (or Groom in German). Melissa lettered welcome signs and a sign for the card birdcage (both in written in Italian and German).

Another memorable moment of the evening was the speech given by the bride’s father:
“I promised you a present on your wedding day and here it is. When I was in London earlier this year I got this I an antique store. It is an old Roman coin, from 830 AD…almost two thousand years old. On the front of the coin is an emperor wearing a crown called a radiate. On the back is the Goddess Fortuna. So the crown radiate represents how the two of you and your love radiate whenever you are together. The Goddess Fortuna represents that you will have great fortune in your life. And may your love last as long as this coin has.”

Photography: Megan Pomeroy Photography | Floral Design: Shamrock & Thistle | Cake: Butterfly Bakery | Stationery: Inclosed | Ceremony Venue: St. Wenceslaus | Reception Venue: Shadowridge Country Club | Bridal Attire: Rhylan Lang | Event Design + Coordination: Lovestru.ck Weddings + Events | Filmmaker: A Sound Impression | Hand Lettering: Pretty Paperie | Linen: La Tavola | Rentals: AAA Rents

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