Real Wedding by Lisa Lefkowitz - Gloria's Wedding, Part 1
May 7, 2008

I have been saving this wedding for a day where I could focus solely on the beauty of the affair...on a day where we had no business to take care of, no other scheduled postings. A day where we could just soak up this lovely wedding and find inspiration in all of it's gorgeous detail...


This wedding was sent to me by the incredibly talented Lisa Lefkowitz, whose work I have always admired. She has been sweet enough to share some of the details with us...

Gloria, the beautiful bride, was inspired by the simplicity of Asian aesthetics, along with the opulence of French culture. She looked to the 1920s for inspiration on how to blend the two styles.

Tables held one of three different centerpieces that included peonies, mock orange flowers, and branches. Kind of a tailored garden look. Gloria made the favor boxes, which held cookies frosted with images of dragons and rabbits (their respective Chinese zodiac years).Her love of cherry blossoms appeared on the cake, as well as the invitations, favor boxes and ceremony candles.

For her ceremony aisle, Gloria screenprinted the cherry blossom motif onto washi paper, then wrapped it around glass vases holding floating candles. The array of pastries, including madeleines, was shipped in from France.

What an incredible combination of do-it-yourself projects and completely decadent touches. I have so many more images to share with you from this wedding, so definitely stay tuned!