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Gold and Blush Wedding Inspiration at The Cleveland Museum of Art

Gold and blush run through out veins over here at SMP, it’s true. So when a shoot as pretty as this one planned around those two beautiful hues lands in our lap, we simply can’t wait to share it with all of you. Planned by Cassie Mullins Event Planning & Design with florals from Blush Custom Weddings, a picture perfect cake from A Cupcake A Day, gorgeous gown from The Dress Bridal Boutique and topped off with stunning photography by Studio Elle Photography  - this type of pretty is just too good not to share.

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From Studio Elle PhotographyI love getting to collaborate with other vendors and fuel our creativity! The Cleveland Museum of Art’s new atrium was the perfect indoor wedding venue to feature for this winter shoot. The mix of classic & modern architecture and abundance of natural light from the glass ceiling above made for a perfect atmosphere. I loved the character of the vintage elements in the building, so film was my go-to choice for the shoot.

We decided on a soft palette to give a cohesive look next to the marble backdrop. The gold was perfect to mix in a hint of warmth to the winter day, while the soft blush accents added a touch of color. We decided that a classic black-tie look for the couple would the perfect compliment to such an elegant venue.

Photography: Studio Elle Photography | Event Planning: Cassie Mullins Event Planning & Design | Floral Design: Blush Custom Weddings | Wedding Dress: The Dress Bridal Boutique | Cake: A Cupcake A Day | Invitations: Paper Strudel | Beauty: Beauty Therapy Inc. | Wedding Venue: Cleveland Museum Of Art

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Truth be told, it’s the rich, ultra romantic hues that’ll always reign supreme in my book. Hues like the berries and purples that take center stage in this lush, fall affair from Lauren Gabrielle Photography. It’s stunning in every way, but don’t just take my word for it. Have a full-on swoon for yourself right over here.

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From A Charming Fete… The design for Danielle and Austin’s wedding was Tuscan-inspired with a rich, romantic color palette of deep aubergine, shades of plum, cream and dusty rose with touches of antique metallics. We wanted to achieve that warm, plentiful Tuscan vibe in a more refined, modern setting. Vintage style urns and vessels lined the king’s tables with an abundance of lush flowers and ripe fruit (plums, pears and grapes) overflowing onto the tabletop.

The place settings were anchored with beautiful ivory and gold china and custom menus. We wanted friends and family to feel like they were being seated at a rich and elegant feast. The chocolate linens gave the tables a dark, earthy feel. The ceremony and reception space boasts tons of marble, massive arched ceilings and elaborate columns which gave the perfect balance to our Tuscan tablescape. We incorporated some fun details like mini olive oil bottle seating cards and a decadent dessert bar with handmade backdrop. The wedding cake was beautiful in its own simplicity which we adorned with a few fresh blooms.

A gorgeous, lush backdrop was constructed for the ceremony which including tons of dripping vines and foliage mixed with florals. This served as a focal point throughout the reception and a backdrop to the couple’s sweetheart table. The bride paired some chic vintage-inspired jewels and accessories with her gown, including a gorgeous faux fur chubby. The end result was breathtaking and timeless.

Photographer: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Event Design: A Charming Fete | Floral Design: Blooms by Plantscaping | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Jewelry: Haute Bride | Catering: A Taste of Excellence | Band: Jerry Bruno Orchestra | Bridal Gown: Amy Kuschel | Bridal Salon: Something White | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dress: Eliza J | Cake & Desserts: Michael Angelo's Bakery | Ceremony & Reception: Cleveland City Hall Rotunda | Chairs & Linen Rentals: Let's Entertain | Makeup: Elizabeth Cook | String Trio: Arion Strings

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Handcrafted Mosaic Inspiration Shoot from Lauren Gabrielle Photography + A Charming Fête

When Lauren Gabrielle Photography and A Charming Fête set out to make inspiration that exudes artsy, vibrant details they hit that nail RIGHT on the head. This shoot takes eclectic to a whole new level of pretty. And it has details that can be pulled apart and folded into your day one by one or, if you’re anything like me, you can take the whole lot and plop them right into your affair; color explosion included. Click here for the FULL gallery of goodness.

 

From A Charming Fête… We were inspired by the idea of a mosaic in bright and vibrant colors -but in a much less traditional sense. We captured this essence through the use of texture and shapes in nearly all elements –from the bright flowers (garden roses, cockscomb, protea and dahlias) to the colored vintage glassware, tons of DIY yarn details, wooden floral lattice backdrop and brightly colored macaroon tower- all nods to the mosaic inspiration. We stumbled across this cosmic-graphic print fabric and it really captured our idea of an amped-up, contemporary mosaic- and served as our color palette. It juxtaposed perfectly with vintage details in a natural setting to create a unique, old-meets-new vibe. We really wanted to play on the bright pops color (oranges, corals, pinks and blues) through our detail elements which were balanced so nicely by bronze and neutral undertones. We did not want the design and color palette to be definitive of one particular season… but we decided to style the bride in a chic, fall-ready look.

Tablescape, Flowers and Backdrop–A cultural garden with a triple-arch architectural detail was the perfect setting for the shoot. We used a reclaimed wood table with bentwood farm chairs to create natural, organic base. We made a runner using a bit of the graphic fabric described above. We topped the table with eclectic, colored vintage glassware and created lush floral arrangements in white vintage milk glass. We used a combination of fresh-picked wild flowers and higher-end stems (such as David Austin garden roses) to create visual interest and varying texture. We also incorporated tons of DIY details made from brightly colored yarn, from the heart-shaped pompom chair swags (with a pseudo “mosaic” effect), coffee-stained hang tag seating cards and wooden candlestick holders. We wanted some unexpected color in our place setting and accomplished this through tumblers and wine glasses in shades of amber, peach and turquoise (some vintage and some Anthropologie) and blue lattice, milk glass salad bowls. The menus were also DIY and created in the same color palette as the seating cards. We made a colorful backdrop using a basic wooden garden lattice and tons of wild flower stems, which were easily popped right into the accordion creases.

Dessert–We went the less traditional route and used a bright macaroon tower and shapely petit fours in lieu of a cake. We worked with Coquette, a local French patisserie to achieve the perfect sweets combination and color palette. We created the “SUGAR” yarn art using a vintage white door, a box of nails and some colored yarn. We added some colored vintage glassware and displayed some of the dessert items on a tall, tiered, weathered wood stand. We also incorporated a small, ornate table that was up-cycled using some turquoise paint.

Fashion–We added a skinny leather belt to the bride’s vintage-inspired lace gown (designed by Laura Smith of A Bride’s Design). We also added a cropped leather jacket in a camel shade, gray suede mary janes, and a one-of-a-kind necklace created from hand-painted vintage lace. The bride also wore a third generation, gold heirloom watch. We kept the groom’s look equally cool with a tailored European gray suit, linen bowtie and a pair of brown leather Ferragamos. The bride’s bouquet had the same vibe as the centerpieces and was created using a mix of wild flowers and garden roses. We wrapped the bouquet in vintage cream lace and tied it off with a bit of brightly colored yarn and a peach ornament accent.

Other Details–We also incorporated a giant gold-gilded mirror and a hand carved wooden king’s chair as decorative accents. And we couldn’t resist using the vintage red Mercedes convertible. It was the perfect get-away car for this uber-cool couple. We created a simple “ever after” garland, some yarn pompoms and wrapped tin cans in bright yarn to attach to the back of the car.

Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography / Location: Syrian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio / Event + Floral Design, Styling, Stationery, Vintage Glassware: A Charming Fête / Macaroons + Pastries: Coquette Patisserie / Farm Chairs, Chargers, Flatware, Napkin: EventSource / Dining table, Tiered Stand, Mirror, King’s Chair: Arhaus / Blue Tumblers: Anthropologie / Runner Fabric: Whimzwhirled via Spoonflower / Wedding Dress: Laura Smith of A Bride’s Design / Bride’s Necklace: JEWELS / Bride’s Shoes: Mark & James by Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Sunglasses: Vintage Louis Vuitton / Bride’s Belt, Jacket, Watch: Stylist’s own / Hair + Makeup: Rania’s Hair Salon & Spa / Groom’s Suit: Adesso / Groom’s Bowtie: Bagzétoile / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

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