Destination Weddings, Wedding Photoshoots

April 5, 2011

Destination Inspirations Event Recap: The Island of Capri

{ from L to R: blue cups with orange wedges unknown; woman in blue sun hat in field from cherry blossom girl; two photographs of beautiful bride in romantic gown unknown; tri-pattern from unknown;  yellow paper suite from creature of comforts and designed by maemae;  flowering branch by orchard cove photography; yellow tulip arrangement from wedding chicks with photography by stacey reeves; blue vintage european car in capri from travelshots; limoncello from wedding chicks with photography by stacey reeves }

Our first destination took us the the island of Capri where we created an inspiration board (above) rich in the colors of blue, yellow and green. We encouraged you to be inspired by this color palette along with diverse patterns, smooth finishes and rough textures. We also recommended finding inspiration in regional Almalfi Coast dishes, robust with fishes, lemon (!), handmade pasta, cheeses, and fresh local vegetables. And of course, wine! This was translated into the inspiration below…

Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore displayed two beautiful gowns as options for the bride– one inspired by the beautiful dress in our inspiration board with whimsical detailing on the shoulder, and another with interesting geometric details through out. The bridesmaid dress was a vibrant yellow paired with blue baubles. Valentino Tailors chose a classic grey suit with blue and yellow striped tie. Perfect!

We brought in the geometric patterns through linens, floral design, fashion and in our paper story. I love the rich textures we used throughout– natural linen, rich woods, gnarly twines and cheese cloth. Datura: A Modern Garden really blanaced the floral design by doing something completely different– using clear glass baubles/orbs, they created an artfully connected arrangement using tulips and orchids, garnished with citrus. The table was a long and inspired by family style dining with white irish linen cloth to the floor and matching napkins. Our table runner brought in some color and pattern in robbin’s egg blue from La Tavola (we also used this gorgeous linen on our highboy tables). Each place setting had a glass charger that reminded me of seaglass with square ocean blue plates. They were dawned with a menu “box” designed by Coral Pheasant, using a fun geometric pattern from the paper story.  The favor for each guest was a block of delicious Parmesan cheese, wrapped in cheese cloth and tied with a natural ribbon– one of my favorite details! Our dark bentwood chairs had robbin’s egg blue grosgrain ribbon looped along the backs which had both texture and some playfulness! Datura created a rich bouquet in shades of yellow with curly willow branch details. Coral Pheasant designed a beautiful invitation suite utilizing our colors of yellow, blue and green. Emily’s Catering served up a scrumptious Mediterranean ceviche and caprese salad finished with a shot of lemoncello.

Don’t you just want to run to Capri right now and get married? Major thanks to all our fantastic sponsors who worked so hard to see this destination come to life! Up next: New England. 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. Robin Dini says:

    LOVE the yellows and blues on this. Such a soft and elegant look. Very fresh.

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