From Inspiration to Reality: The Design
February 18, 2010
New England

Okay, SMP-ers. Now for the good stuff. The absolutely adorable board that reader "Sticky" dreamed up...transformed into a steal-worthy wedding design. What I love the most about this particular look is that is isn't too girly. It's a bit more masculine than some of our others, with a clean, modern style that seems so fitting for a wedding design. It's boy meets girl, done in a way that seems neither one nor the other. I love it. Oh and the focus on letterpress. Well, do I really need to say how awesome that is?

The amazing team is listed below, but here's a quick look at the vendors involved...Gina Barber at A Thyme to Cook on food and design, Steve DePino on photography, Salt Water Farm Vineyard providing the space, Stonington Paperie on wedding invitations and paper, Jessica’s Country Flowers on flowers, The White Dress by the Shore on fashion and Buzz Media on film. Doesn't get any better.

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modern wedding

modern wedding

modern wedding

modern wedding

Inspiration + Design

We wanted to go with a more contemporary look/feel for this board….more city than country. The site was perfect….an old airport hangar that has been recently refurbished into a working vineyard and winery. With concrete floors, rustic wood planked walls, and stainless holding tanks, the urban chic feel really came through. The Inspiration board did not have many flowers so we kept it minimal as well. The balloons were a fun touch!

Table by A Thyme to Cook

Linen: Custom made gray felt tablecloth with woven fiber runners.

China: White wave plate provided by Arrow Party Rental.

Glassware: highball glasses for red & white wine; rocks glass for water. Provided by Arrow Party Rental.

Flatware: Bastia Hammered Stainless provided by Arrow Party Rental.

Napkins: Custom chartreuse green satin.

Centerpiece: black shadow boxes stacked with antique typeface letterpress blocks; square glass vases and votive candles.

PEAR PAINTING: an original by Steve DePino (our photographer!)

Food by A Thyme to Cook

Seckel Pear with Whipped Chevre and Gorgonzola Topped with Fennel Shoot

Salad of Spicy Asian Greens and Licorice Microgreens Accented with Red

Kaiware Sprouts and Petit Fire Sticks

Dressed with Sesame Honey Vinaigrette Accompanied by a Molasses Crisp

Liquor Lollipop Favors: Whiskey Pear Ginger

Flowers by Jessica's Country Flowers

The bouquet was made out of white cattelya orchids. I chose those because they have a fluffy beauty to them, simplicity with all one variety of bloom and just that little touch of yellow in the throat of the orchids. The main centerpiece was completely "vendella" roses with hens and chicks (succulents) with copper wire twirled in the vase. White cymbidium orchids and galax leaves in the little surrounding vases. The wristlet was white cymbidium orchids as well. (they are pretty, an old-fashioned flower come back into popularity big time, and very durable)*

Wedding Invitations and Stationery by Stonington Paperie

We used a custom designed graphic identity inspired by the board and a jack kerovac quotation. This included the invitation/rsvp (2 color letterpress), envelopes with handlettered white gouache, a poem by jack kerovac (laserprint mounted on matt board), letterpress pear tags for pear ginger whiskey lollipops and a guest 'book'...a custom canvas with acrylic paint [collaboration with steve depino]

Coming up next...the AAAAAMAZING film that Buzz Media Company put together.

Event Design + Catering by A Thyme to Cook /Photography by Steve DePino / Venue by Salt Water Farm Vineyard / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods by Stonington Paperie / Flowers by Jessica’s Country Flowers / Fashion by The White Dress by the Shore / Cinema by Buzz Media / Wedding Gown by Amy Kuschel /Hair & Makeup by Dana Bartone / Rentals by Arrow Party Rentals