Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine
April 29, 2011

There is nothing like spending a Friday soaking up a healthy dose of inspiration!  Especially when that inspiration comes in the form of a subtly '60s, clementine-hued, modern collection from one of our amazing inspiration board mavens Mfrezza.  If you are new to the block, we’ll bring you up to speed before we immerse ourselves in total inspiration. Today is the day for another From Inspiration to Reality feature where some of our favorite vendors take an inspiration board and turn it into real life, adaptable ideas for you to make your own and use in your wedding.

My Modern Clementine

Whether you are modern loving or vintage loving (I'm a little of both) you are sure to find something to adore from this adorable '60s-infused wedding inspiration by Bliss Wedding & Event Design and C STUDIOS.  There is a touch of Man Men, a hint of modern, a splash of glam and a whole lot of awesome.  That gilded cake takes my breath away and I love each of this bride's perfectly chic outfits.  There are so my stealworthy ideas so dive in and start pinning, tweeting and making one or two of your own boards!  Click here to see even more!

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Now let's bring all that incredible inspiration we just digested to life with this precious film from one of our favorite cinematographers Studio Z Films. Each little detail is captured so sweetly and I love the inside look into the preparations of the day. They always put together such an amazing reel of moments.

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From Bliss Wedding & Event Design... Bold geometric designs, paired with bright Clementine orange, crisp white and lush hints of green, inspired a fresh vision of a chic 1960’s wedding soiree.  We gathered our most beloved wedding artists to marry nostalgic 1960’s elements with modern day accouterments.

The bride sets the tone throughout her wedding day by revealing two distinct looks.  In the bride’s first look, she exudes regal, elegant composure in her Melissa Sweet gown (Sweet Carrine), paired with delicate strands of pearls, and a birdcage veil from Big Rock Little Rooster. For her second look, her charming Platinum dress by Priscilla of Boston (designed by Kenneth Pool) along with oversized pearls from Francesca’s, set the stage for a light-hearted reception celebration.  Throughout the day, her groom pairs perfectly with both looks in his classic white dinner jacket, black bow tie and black pants.

The stately Bryn Du Mansion was the ideal location for this bright, classic look.  The mansion has several expansive rooms, which haven’t been used in decades, which each feature the architectural character and antique details that served as the perfect backdrop for this nostalgic celebration.

La Tavola’s New York linen was the first, and most essential, part of the inspiration for the tablescape. The tiny, overlapping sequins created a texture that was reminiscent of fabrics from the 1960’s.  Next, we layered the look with colorful, vintage Viking glassware and a variety of fresh-cut floral arrangements, from Flowers on Orchard Lane, to add bright pops of Clementine orange and grass green.  The juxtaposition of modern and vintage glassware, replica designer Ghost Chairs, whimsical dinnerware and vintage metallic accessories, elevated the level of sophistication while still keeping the look fresh and approachable.

The delightful dessert table was a collaboration of the very best bakery artisans, including Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur, Pistacia Vera, Queen City Cookies and Cupcake Yum Yum.  Jan Kish designed the couture cake, for which she meticulously hand-sculpted the bronze sunbursts and applied each glittering silver ball by hand for a cake that is (almost) too gorgeous to eat!  She also provided the beautiful snowball cookies and the white chocolate and keylime cake truffles.  The light and decadent Pistacia Vera macarons are local favorites and their sugar-coated pate’ de fruit was a most perfect wedding favor. The adorable Clementine infused mini cupcakes and sweet powdered marshmallow clouds were designed by Cupcake Yum Yum.  And none other than Queen City Cookies provided the intricate and beautifully designed shortbread cookies.

Design: Bliss Wedding & Event Design / Photography: C STUDIOS / Cinematography: Studio Z Films / Location: Bryn Du Mansion / Flowers: Flowers on Orchard Lane / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Rentals: Event Source / Hair: Goode Hair / Makeup: BeautiMarked by Kelli / Hair Accessories: Big Rock Little Rooster / Wedding Gowns: La Jeune Mariee Bridal Boutique / Tuxedo: Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo / Paper: Merriment Design / Cake, Snowball Cookies & Cake Truffles: Jan Kish - La Petite Fleur / Mini Cupcakes & Marshmallow Clouds: Cupcake Yum.Yum / Macarons & Pate de Fruit: Pistacia Vera / Buttery Shortbread Cookies: Queen City Cookies