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Summer Wedding Inspiration

Posted by SarahAug 06, 2015

Guess what? Paperless Post asked us to share some of our favorite summer wedding inspiration with you to potentially inspire future designs!

As simple as it may sound, there is no better inspiration for a summer wedding than summer itself. Summer – or l’ete as the French call it – means picnic baskets and lemonade and days by the pool. It means fresh fruit at the farmer’s market and this summer we’re all about taking inspiration from our citrus cravings. From half-orange sorbets and lemon-filled vases to watermelon canvas totes to fit welcome gifts for guests, we can’t get enough of all that juicy Vitamin C. It’s fresh, fruity, fun, and can be spun anyway you want. And the fact of the matter is? No one does color better than nature herself.


It’s a midsummer night’s dream and we’re looking toward the fragrant bohemian notes of Scandinavia. Think lush flower crowns of dark blooms and milky leaves, and exquisite white gowns of hand-embroidered lace and tiny beads. Envision flower walls of white chrysanthemum and pink peonies and layered cakes topped with strawberries as red as the rose. There is something magical and mesmerizing about this ethereal contrast of dark and light – and we can’t get enough!


We love the idea of old-school romance, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few ideas from our times. It is the twenty-first century after all! We’re talking about wedding sites for your guests (go green on the RSVP?), and cell phone charging stations (those electronics need some fuel too!). We mean Fujifilm instant cameras for a guestbook and #hashtags for the big day.


These are just a few of our 2015 summer favorites! What are yours?


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Mixed Bridesmaid Bouquets

Posted by Sarah PeaseOct 31, 2012

The bridesmaids from Georgia and Chris’ Wedding inspired us! Each bridesmaid had their very own bouquet, which spoke to the individuality of each girl. This is definitely a do!

Photo courtesy of: Joshua Brown Photography

Coaster-Inspired Wedding

Posted by Sarah PeaseApr 27, 2010

I came across this beautiful coaster by Nectar Ale at a local pub and loved the color palette so much that had to create an inspiration board for it!  Just goes to show that your event inspiration can come from anywhere.

Nectar Ale Coaster

Green Pink Yellow Wedding

Photo credits:  Flowers, Earrings, Bridesmaids, Strawberries, Shoes, Interior.

Tool for DIY Designers

Posted by Sarah PeaseMar 09, 2010

While searching for the perfect napkins for a client, I stumbled across this fun tool from BBJ Linens called the “Design Your Event Table” virtual tool.  It allows you to test out different tablecloths, napkins, chair types and chair accessories for your table design!  

Perfect for those doing DIY design for their event  and you just can’t decide on the pink tablecloth with the green napkins or the green tablecloth with the pink napkins.  Now, if they could just expand it to include flowers, chargers, silverware, glassware and menus!

BBJ Linens for DIY Designers

Inspiration Board: Kyla & Jordan's Chic Wedding

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 29, 2009

This lovely couple is planning a gorgeous wedding this fall in New York City at Le Parker Meridien. The color palette is a progression of pure white for the ceremony to an ice blue for the cocktail hour and a bold navy/midnight blue for the reception accented with metallic touches. We’re focusing on texture and color saturations to make things really stand out. Enjoy!

Wedding Inspiration Board

Inspiration Board: White on White

Posted by Sarah PeaseApr 29, 2009

We created this beautiful white-on-white inspiration board with the following elements in mind:  texture, warm lighting and keeping things friendly and inviting.  So often an all-white color palette can end up looking sterile and bland.  But, by ensuring that we included those 3 elements and adding color with the food and drink, the result is anything but boring!  

White Inspiration Board


A Brilliant Event: Havana Nights

Posted by Sarah PeaseMar 22, 2009

We designed a festive holiday party for Reval, a financial software company here in New York, where a “Havana Nights” Cuban theme spiced up the frosty December evening. 

Guests arrived at the Harbor Room of Battery Gardens Restaurant and were greeted by butler-passed mojitos and festive music by DJ Medina, Manhattan’s hottest latin music DJ.  The room was illuminated with vibrant pinks and greens thanks to Prestige Lighting and tables boasted centerpieces of tall cylinder vases filled with limes and monstera leaves.  

Bright pink table runners combined with lime napkins from Cloth Connection created a sizzling contrast to the centerpieces and a perfect replica of a 1950s Cadillac was made by TracyCakes for all to enjoy.  La Rosa Cubana provided hand-rolled cigars throughout the evening while guests dined on traditional Cuban fare. After dinner all were entertained by Fuákata, a Cuban Salsa-Casino dance performance group directed by Christopher Rogicki. 

Immediately following the performance, guests were invited to learn salsa from the experts with a mini dance lesson and put their new-found skills to the test the rest of the evening!  At the end of the evening, each guest was given a Cuban music CD so they could continue their salsa dancing at home!

Havana Nights Inspiration Board 

Inspiration Board: Carol & Ed's Shabby Chic Wedding

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 05, 2009

Carol and Ed are planning a gorgeous “shabby chic” wedding in June with the color palette of different hues of iris and splashes of pink.  Check out the inspiration board we created for them which depicts the look and feel for a lounge area to greet their guests as well as some unique and decor ideas that let their warm & friendly personalities shine through!

Shabby Chic Wedding

Inspiration Board: Mike and Katrina (Part 3 of 5)

Posted by Sarah PeaseDec 05, 2008

Here’s some more ideas from Mike and Katrina’s ceremony inspiration board!  We were lucky enough to confirm the amazingly talented banjo player, Steve Srubas, and his band to entertain guests during the cocktail hour.  What a perfect addition to this “fancy family picnic” wedding!

Cocktail Hour

Inspiration Board: Mike & Katrina (Part 2 of 4)

Posted by Sarah PeaseNov 18, 2008

Here’s the next installment of the inspiration board for Mike & Katrina’s “fancy family picnic” wedding!

Mike & Katrina Ceremony

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