Inspiration for your road to the altar

Terrain Styled Real Wedding

November 16, 2010


Anna and Chris had such a beautiful wedding, that incorporated both tuxedos and personal DIY style all in one event. Anna is a textile designer, so the couple utilized gorgeous quilts and fabrics throughout the event. The table assignments were listed on a giant framed chalkboard and a bluegrass band entertained guests during the cocktail hour. The couple utilized simple metal lanterns as centerpieces (genius) and had a local baker create pies made from family recipes. They helped develop the aesthetic and decor for the event from a designer at Terrain, which is surely why I love every bit of this wedding!

Venue: Audobon Center in Audobon, PA
Photographer: Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography
Flowers/Decorations: Matthew Muscarella, from Terrain
Brides Dress: Cymbeline Paris
Brides Shoes: BP Platinum
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Pie: Original recipes from Anna’s family, but made by Jeffrey Miller Catering


Jacques and Paige met in Germany, and fell in love nearly instantly. Paige loves the color green (my kind of girl), so when he knew it was time to propose Jacques bought her a peridot engagement ring. He purchased it in Munich, Germany, the country where they met.

Jacques is headed into seminary soon, so the couple planned their wedding on rather short notice. They opted for a simple appetizer and desert reception, which turned out to be a hit with their guests. Since there was not a lot of time to plan their wedding, the couple chose a venue that was beautiful on it’s own, so they didn’t need to add in a lot of decor themselves. Paige says, “Thanks to a magnificent location, we didn’t have to do much decorating, and what we did do, we did ourselves. The bulk of the decorations came from a thrift store, a dollar store, Ikea, Michael’s, and ebay and I had a fabulous group of friends do the decorating for me on the day of.” Paige bought her wedding dress at a consignment store. She says, “When I bought the dress, they told me that it was a designer dress that had been used as a demo at a wedding shoppe, so it had never been worn in a wedding before. The tag, however, had been cut off, so I don’t know the brand. Either way, it was (and is!) my dream dress…I just wish I had another occasion to wear it soon.”

Photography: Ampersand Photography
Florist: Showers of Flowers
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gale Mansion
Cake Designer: Buttercream Bakery
Make-Up Artist: Rosanna Hulson
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

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Quick Palette: Teal and Grey

October 22, 2010


I really loved this “Love” print from pleasebestill when I saw it on Perfect Bound last week, and think the palette is so warm and fresh. I am currently in the midst of a rather involved struggle over whether or not to buy it for my very own self. I fear that at some point we’re going to run out of wall space for all the prints I have to have!

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