We’re all about light, blush infused festivities but sometimes moody, dark details are wildly gorgeous. Take a cue from Christina Bernales Photography + Erin Ostreicher Designs who were inspired by gothic and baroque art and how those dark details could be infused into a modern day wedding. With a simple color palette, touches of gold and historic details, this inspiration is all at once elegant and modern but with a gorgeous old world feel.
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From Christina Bernales Photography…We incorporated shed antlers, magnolias and very subtle shades of black, ivory and grey with hints of gold. Our goal was to use texture to add depth and keep our color palette clean and simple. A color palette reminiscent of Gothic or Baroque art. We also incorporated plum into the decor to add a little pop of color to the shoot. We were super excited to collaborate with the amazingly talented Rebecca Schoneveld who was kind enough to lend us a couple of dresses for the shoot from Brooklyn and worked with so many wonderful vendors in Vermont. While we used these historic elements to make the shoot unique, we still tried to maintain a clean, elegant aesthetic.
Choosing your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire wedding weekend. So why not pick a locale that’s totally unique? Enter, Peabody Essex Museum. Located in the heart of historic Salem, Massachusetts, this stunning space has three incredible rooms, as well as an outdoor garden area, that will have your guests wowed.
The Peabody Essex Museum is the perfect combination of warm + historic along with clean + modern, which makes it easy for any couple to see their wedding day vision come to life! Featuring the contemporary Atrium (which transforms beautifully from daylight to dramatic evening light), the historic + elegant East India Marine Hall and the Bartlett & Copeland Galleries which open up to the stunning Asian Gardens, this venue simply has it all. The central location puts guests close to restaurants, attractions and hotels all within walking distance!
Thanks to changes in their renovation schedule, there are still lots of Saturday night dates available at the Peabody Essex Museum in 2015. For tons more information and to book your wedding date, head over here!
From Sixpence For Your Shoe…From the moment Dina first laid eyes on Tim, singing “Man In Me” by Bob Dylan, five years ago in a bar, there was no denying the connection and soon to follow love. Dina and Tim, both Connecticut natives set their eyes on an intimate Vermont wedding, with a true weekend escape feel at a location near and dear to Dina and her family in Wilmington Vermont.
On a hillside overlooking the Mount Snow Valley, family and friends gathered as Dina and Tim wed with personalized vows (Tim, a professional musician, sang his) and a touching ceremony. Dina wore Modern Trousseau’s Dove, a lace overlay with dove gray seersucker beneath, truly stunning and unique while Tim was dapper in Charcoal gray!
Dina has always loved the peacefulness, serenity and rustic appeal of Vermont, spending much time there at her family’s West Dover home. She infused so much of that natural and rustic vibe into the wedding decor, through refined and tasteful personal touches, working closely with Mezze Catering in the Berkshires. The raw wood tables and cross back brentwood chairs beneath the soaring sail cloth canopy set the foundation for the design. The stationery throughout incorporated a subtle wood grain, with accents of burgundy and plum through the florals. Dina, the founder of a dog rescue organization, Karuna Bully Rescue, has an incredible devotion to animals, specifically dogs and wanted to incorporate this big aspect of her life into the reception. Through her engagement, she collected vintage dog tags from across the country spanning back decades, and used them on her escort cards, hand selecting the tags to accompany the guests names she felt had the most connection.
The food by Mezze Catering was the epitome of farm fresh, as guests dined in delight, followed by dancing and a spectacular fireworks display, a surprise touch by Dina’s father to end a spectacular night.