From Inspiration to Reality: Translated
February 8, 2010

So it's just fine and dandy looking at these beautiful pictures, filled with beautiful people, and beautiful details. But how do you translate it into a wedding design, where there are 10 tables to fill and a limited amount of funds to devote to styling. Well, we have some ideas. Ideas that are gorgeous and that won't break the bank. A HUGE thank you to James Christianson Photography, RSVP Shindig, Anna Be Bridal Boutique and Delilah’s of Denver for providing such a fun day of inspiration.

modern wedding

modern wedding

modern wedding

The Color Palette. This color palette is so insanely striking. It's girly without being over the top. It's modern while still being totally timeless. To get the same look, start with a patterned black and white fabric (or rented linens). If you don't want to splurge on the entire table covering, head to your local fabric store and buy bolts, trim them down and use EZ hem to create large square place mats for the center of each table. Alternatively, a raspberry colored linen would look just as fantastic.

color palette

To add that amazing pop of pink, go for brightly colored roses or carnation, tightly packed into a large bowl. Carnations will save a bundle but you need to make sure that you really pack them in there. Accent with black napkins and you're good to go.

The Chic Decor. We found these amazing black picture frames at IKEA for $24.99. We loved them so much, we bought them ourselves! Perfect for your wedding signage. Long pillar candles in silver holders like these to accent the tables, along with petite silver clocks each add to the drama.

The Fashion. We loooove the Vera Wang dress that the model is rocking, but it's pricey. So if you are looking to save a few, we all fell madly in love with this one by Galina. Or, go even flirtier with a cocktail dress by our latest obsession, Ciarla bride. Add to that a cute pair of hot pink pumps and bridesmaids who are wearing their own little black dress and you have the recipe for gorgeous.

The Invitations. We spotted these cuties on 4th and Folded. Printed in Blossom with the Lexington perfection. And, at $55 for the templates, um...hello bargain.

The Food and Drinks. Save on your bar bill by just doing a signature cocktail (or beer, wine and a cocktail). For this look, a cold glass of champagne or a champagne cocktail is ideal. We can totally see a dessert and champagne reception with perfect French macarons and sweet crepes. Love, love, love.

So now we want to hear from YOU! Got any other great ideas as to how we can translate this picture perfect shoot into an actual wedding design?

Photography by James Christianson Photography / Event Design by RSVP Shindig / Fashion by Anna Be Bridal Boutique / Delilah’s of Denver / Sweet Letter Press / Carissa Beauty / Venue, Clock Tower Events / Video by Kevin Von Qualen / Headpiece by Sara Gabriel / Calligraphy by Designs Girl / Sweet Treats by D Bar Desserts / Rentals by Butler Rents / Linens BBJ Linen / Belt, Earrings and Bracelets by Haute Bride / Shoes by Prada / Bridesmaids Dress by Jenny Yoo / Bridesmaids Earrings by Meg Jewelry / Men’s Ties by Kannon’s Clothing of Wendell / Wedding Gown by Vera Wang