VINTAGE MANSION MEETS MODERN DESIGN FOR THIS COLOURFUL COUPLE
We are huge fans of colourful, modern and personalised weddings! So much so, that decided to dedicate a whole blog to them in 2011 and I can safely say our love for them has continued to grow ever since. This year will mark 10 years since we launched Bespoke Bride and in that time, we have never seen a team of creatives marry a vintage wedding venue as traditional as Connemara house with such a modern and bold style. Their imaginative design ideas paired with the edgy style of real-life lovers and models Rebecca and Maya has created something quite inspirational.
“The initial muses for the shoot were Rebecca and Maya, a real-life couple previously photographed by photographer Amanda Macchia. Their bold and edgy looks and warm personalities inspired a modern and playful colour pallet of deep purple with pops of hot pink and turquoise.” Began event designer, Kelly.
“The bright colour pallet blended perfectly with the warm textures of velvet and fur seen in the fabrics throughout the shoot. The addition of disco balls was the perfect bright and sparkly contrast to the moody colour board, adding a fun and unique touch to all the details.”
“Amanda Macchia is a creative machine! She took all our design details captured them in a thoughtful approach showing that colour and sparkles can be just as sophisticated and modern as they are playful. She guided the couple through each scene, bringing out their personalities and allowing their love to shine through the lens.” Kelly told us.
“Once we knew the design direction, we started to source our materials and came across the Whisper Bloom collection with Party Rentals Ltd. This china set truly was the exact blend of modern, whimsey and edge that we were looking for and inspired many of the colours and shapes throughout the shoot. We matched the rest of the pieces from their product line to put together a dreamy tablescape. In a similar fashion, we always turn to one of our favourites, Kadeema Rentals to find one-of a kind unique pieces to personalize an event. We sourced all our rugs and pillows through them which were perfect compliments to some of our portraits with the couple.”
“Our florist, White Moss & Twig, was able to add just the right amount of whimsy to our moody tablescape and throughout the traditional venue. While a 100-year-old estate and vintage car may seem like the place for more traditional pallets and floral shapes, Millie was able to take our colour pallet and blend the old with the new for fun, eccentric and vibrant pieces. The 1948 Rolls Royce from Boston Bridal Bus was one of the stars of the shoot. It added so perfectly to our continuous contrast of old with the new throughout the shoot.”
“Bringing something sweet to the shoot, Silver Whisk Bake Shop is a New England staple and always delivers one of a kind looks. Her modern and whimsical cakes featuring confetti-esque brush strokes were perfectly complemented by Nancy’s signature and traditional Petit Four. A little something special for our Brides to enjoy between the two of them.” She added.
“We are huge advocates that there is no one size fits all design plan to Weddings. Each celebration should be completely inspired and customized by the personalities and styles of the couple. There are an indefinite number of ways to incorporate these into a design plan, but I think it’s very important that couples take time to think outside of the box in how they achieve this. Whether working with a Planner and/or Designer who can help translate their vision into reality or spending some time with their chosen vendors to see what kinds of options they have, it will truly pay off in the end.” Kelly continued.
“Also, when it comes to outside of the box, just because you have a traditional venue (like this one) does not mean you have stick within traditional decor pieces. Similarly, just because you have a rock star style doesn’t mean you can’t get married in a more traditional venue. Sometimes there is the most creativity in these opposite pairings and can be a theme. Defining terms and feels that you want to describe your day provide a central place to come back to when making all your design decisions.”
“We took the words we used to describe our muses: Bold, Edgy and Glamorous and applied them to different aspects of the design. Bold and Edgy dictated our colour scheme, rentals, and details. While glamorous represented the more logistical elements, the venue, the transportation, and Wedding elements (cake, escort cards, invitations etc). The balance of both is what makes such a unique and individualized Wedding design. So moral of the story, stop fighting your urge to fit into the design aesthetic of your venue or colour pallet. Instead, find ways to complement them and bring in all aspects of your style.”
Event Venue: Connemara House Farm I Apparel: Flair Boston I Groomsman Attire: Hive and Colony I Design and Decor: Kadeema Rentals I Linens and Coverings: Party Rental LTD I Event Designer: Kelly Elizabeth Events I Photographer: Amanda Macchia Photography I Submitted via Two Bright Lights I