Destination Weddings, Wedding Photoshoots

April 6, 2011

Destination Inspirations Event Recap: New England

For our second destination wedding we stayed right here at home in New England! Inspired by the proper lady-like style and bold colors of kate spade, we set out to design a fun and sparkly party fit for a wedding, shower, or girls night in! To me, kate is infinitely preppy, feminine, classic and, to put it simply, perfect. What could be more New England than that? With her lady-like silhouettes, high heels, bright lipstick and baubles, kate spade embodies everything about my favorite New England fashion icon, Jackie Kennedy— who was the epitome of the classic look with a modern twist.

{ photography by carla ten eyck }

We were so inspired by the bright colors, simple patterns, chunky jewels, color blocking, a bit of sparkle and tailored fabrics. Some things we took literally from the inspiration– like the button candy escort cards oh so expertly designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design. I loved the stripes in the models skirt, so we brought that in the linen on the table by using a wide stripe linen set on an angle. We paid attention to fabrics and textures too– especially the silk shantung that kate loves to use in her dresses and parlayed that into a pretty fuchsia napkin. In Coral Pheasants‘ paper story, Nichole was inspired by confetti and sparkle, attaching a little clear envelope to the invitation with some silver and pink confetti. So playful and pretty! Each place setting at a hot pink handmade crepe popper with confetti inside for celebration. We also used these AH-MAZING silver sequin chair backs from our friends at La Tavola Linen to carry through our sparkly confetti inspiration. We also chose a bright yellow charger at each place setting accompanied by my own personal kate spade china in black and white polka dot. The glassware I chose was super feminine and reminded me of the kate spade pattern Belle Boulevard.

Datura: A Modern Garden created blocks of color in the center of the table with shades of pink roses and daisies and yellow billy balls in glossy black square containers. Super tailored, colorful, and compartmentalized. Pretty! You’ll even notice some silver sparkling rocks used through out the arrangements, too. The arrangements were in varying heights and tightly arranged together, connected by some curvy curly willow. The bouquet was even color blocked with yellow daffodils, pink roses and a collar of greenery. A hint of sparkle from a vintage broach on the stems which were wrapped in black satin ribbon.The White Dress by the shore pulled together a super preppy look for their bridesmaid with a Coren Moore bridesmaid dress perfectly color blocked in shades of blue, yellow and white with a bright pink cardigan.

Big thanks to all the amazing vendors who contributed to this gorgeous destination. What’s up next? Why Paris, of course! xo!

Credit Reel

Location & Fashion: The White Dress by the shore
Event Design & Planning: Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Tent: Sperry Tent
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant Stationery
Menswear: Valentino Tailors

and special thanks to… Stay in Costa Rica || Alisa’s House of Salsa || Party Rental, Ltd || Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema ||  Lovely Lollies || DD Nickel Beauty

  1. Really, REALLY gorgeous!! I love the floral envelope liner, the fabulously sparkly chair caps, and all the circle elements. Such a great job, y’all!

  2. Weddingish says:

    This is AMAZING! I think my favorite part may be the fabulous sequin chair backs. Oh my goodness! But of course, the rest is so fun, preppy and inspiration. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. These are so colorful and chic and modern! :) The button candy escort card is a winner! :D

  4. Robin DIni says:

    LOVE the whole play on confetti and the dot candy. Super creative! Great pops of color on this.

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