Fruit and veggies have long been a staple in wedding decor. From submerged fruit centerpieces to pomegranate place cards, we have seen it all. A new trend is emerging though, where fruit details are seen in fashion and stationery and not as diminutive accents, but as powerful punches of color and shape.
Take this stunning cake by Flour Girls and Dough Boys. The lovely shape of pears is used to balance the angular cake layers. Kenneth Jay Lane’s apple pendant would be a perfect layering piece for the daring bride looking to add a touch of playfulness to her wedding day jewelry choices. Judith Leiber’s pear and apple clutches would add that wow touch to a simple attendant gown.
Vintage fabrics can be found just about anywhere. A quick trip to your local antique shop should uncover fabrics perfect for a photo booth backdrop or buffet table covering.
Our very own Lauren, aka production princess, visited NYC recently and brought me back some fabulous news. The Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows this year are Alice in Wonderland themed!! Oh my how I wish I was in NYC! If you haven’t had the pleasure of being in the city for the holiday season, the 5th avenue shops go all out (that is an understatement) on their holiday windows. It is a true artform, and this year (as with many years) Bergdorf’s windows are the most amazing!
The detail work that goes into these windows is absolutely gorgeous and unbelievable. Oh how I would love to see the sketches/inspiration boards that led up to these designs.
With Thanksgiving being today, I thought it would be fun to leave with you with a little Thanksgiving inspiration. I will be taking Thursday and Friday off to be with my family. Wishing you and yours a fabulous Thanksgiving! In the spirit of Thanksgiving I just want to let you all know I am so grateful to all of you that continue to read my daily musings! I am also grateful to be spending this Thanksgiving with my family. What are you grateful for?
From the top a fabulous thanksgiving dessert from my favorite Sunday Suppers. A honeyed fig and lavender crostata…yum!! An inspired feather place setting via Martha Stewart. A vintage biscuit label…LOVE! A thanksgiving greeting card via Wiley Valentine. The most divine table scape via 100 Layer Cake. A letterpress gratitude journal via Wiley Valentine. And of course this would not be complete without a little Amy Atlas thanksgiving dessert bar, photos by Allan Zepeda for Mel Barlow Photography. Be back Monday!
Ok so I have a huge obsession with Ladurée macaroons. Ever since clients of mine brought me a box home from their honeymoon in Paris, I have had a major weakness for these light and airy, delicious masterpieces. I was on their website the other day and became insanely inspired by their storefronts. The decor, details and the brilliance is so amazing I want to transform this into a wedding immediately. It’s very Marie Antoinette with a touch of whimsy.
I am in a rainy day mood today. Loving all things mossy green, enchanted forest, rainy, misty and beautiful.
Photos from the top : (top 3) this amazing wedding featured on Snippet & Ink with that awesome art installation! How great is that? Photos by Kelly Lorenz. I adore this whimsical photo featuring clocks and the coolest vintage wallpaper! via stylist Emily McGregor. The last fabulously gorgeous photos including this amazing purple bouquet and the groom holding an umbrella are from the brilliant Punam Bean.
Lately I have been quite inspired by dots. Many of my wedding invitation designs feature a subtle painted dot here or there, but recently I have been fascinated with an elegant and innovative use of the dot concept. Recently I created an invitation ensemble for Loan that featured nearly 150 dots per invitation completely hand-painted in various swirl patterns. The look, while quite detailed, was sophisticated and dynamic. How else can dots be incorporated into a wedding celebration without looking too cutesy or typically whimsical? This was my question and here is what I discovered!
Brightly colored soda bottles with cap labels - imagine a large display of these - definitely some dot impact there! Simple dot confetti could be the perfect detail to stuff in save the date envelopes or sprinkle on a reception table. Princess Lasserton’s hand-crafted felt bouquets certainly capture the polka dot vibe with each button detail she uses. A simple satin gown peppered with tiny dots - so pretty!
With all the custom holiday cards we are designing lately, I am completely inspired by cozy winter whites, and rustic charm with a bit of modern whimsy. This inspiration board I think showcases perfectly exactly what is inspiring me right now. (Never mind it’s 80 degrees in Southern California right now!) Think white cashmere blankets, handmade marshmallows, and a creamy white hot chocolate…sigh!
From the top that amazing paper deer head and that adorable display of hanging bottles spotted on Style Me Pretty. This is a space created by the amazingly talented Hatch Creative Studio, for their clients to host their events in. Brilliant! The dreamy photos of the space were shot by the infamous Karen Mordechai (aka Sunday Suppers). Next up is that beautiful white hot chocolate! Yum! Found via Meme Recipe Blog. Check it out for the recipe! This ultra chunky button Cowl is amazing! It doesn’t get much cozier than that right? Found via the Lulu & Loie’s etsy shop. I am constantly coveting these gorgeous Moroccan Poufs and this luxurious white one is amazing! Via Serena and Lily. These last two photos are more of the Hatch Creative Studio. Love the snow shoes on the wall! Brilliant!
I first spotted this amazing branding over at Unruly Things (a fabulous blog read FYI). The company behind this design genius for Moomah is Apartment One. The whimsical style of this branding is so brilliant! It’s completely reflective of a child’s imagination which is a perfect match for Moomah, a café/art studio for kids + adults. I love the concept of this place - a sustainable café offering fun organic food, an environment that promotes creativity, and a place for kids + adults to explore their imagination. Sign me up!
We’re super excited about Shana Faust’s fabulous new website! Shana’s an amazing freelance stylist in New York and former senior style editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. She’s also co-author and stylist of our new wedding craft book, coming Fall 2009 from Chronicle Books (behind-the-scenes pics from our recent photo shoot will be posted here soon!).
We here at Hello!Lucky are hopeless addicts of fabulous vintage finds (our studio is a mad collection of bits and bobs picked up at the flea) and so we were delighted to come across Tombées du Camion (translated, it means, appropriately and hilariously, Things Fallen Off the Truck) on the Constant Gatherer…