modern weddings are characterized by their simplicity, bold shapes, unadulterated blocks of colors and generous white space. the collection of images i posted in part 1 depicted a modern edge, bright colors and unpredictable elements. we took those inspirations and and turned them into this fun and creatively different wedding for lindsay and jp.
the bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere stayed true to modern form with the use of a single element for their composition. the bouquet was constructed with 75 yellow calla lilies and the boutonniere was formed with 3 billy balls (also known as craspedia). both were wrapped with raw silk in a contrasting color.
we decided to keep the ceremony as simple as possible as not to take away from the natural beauty that semiahmoo resort offers.
there were simple pomander balls going down the aisle that we made out of yellow button mums. the focal point was a simple altar formed with sawhorse legs and a sheet of glass. the arrangement that sits on top was a collection of 45 stems of phallenopsis orchids placed in tinted blue water. yellow rose petals added the finishing touches.
we created a fun and vibrant feel for the reception space. keeping to the true form of modern design, we kept as much white space as possible giving us a wonderful blank palette to build on. blocks of colors were then added formed from flowers, colored water, fabric, candles, candy and even balls of tape.
there were several types of centerpieces. some were tall spheres formed from yellow carnations, while others were short collections of blocked textures that i stacked on top of each other. we had small groupings of spheres made from yellow button mums as well as other 'flower blocked' arrangements formed from phallenopsis orchids, gerbera daisies and calla lilies. all centerpieces were placed on a varying shade of aqua or blue silk that we sewed in the studio.
i wanted to use placemats for this wedding, partially to be unique but also to bring in the pattern that we had used on the invitations. the menus were added to the side of the placemats for both color and style (and i guess to let the guests know what they were being served).
this chandelier was custom made with the help of my assistant designer, andrew clarke. we first made the balls and then attached them to long lengths of wire. We then painted each strand. the strands were looped over and around the base chandelier that we also painted to match. it was the perfect statement piece to have above the cake table.
the cake table was also formed with sawhorse legs and a sheet of glass. although i was terrified the glass was going to shatter under the weight of the heavy cake and one hundred plus pounds of candy, my worst nightmare did not come true and the table held up.
the cake was a copy from amy atlas, an amazing dessert display designer. Karen from market street catering once again did an incredible job with the cake and cupcakes. i then added modern shaped containers of whoppers, chocolate coated candies, gum balls, sugar cane sticks, taffy and other candies i purchased form the confectionery in seattlle's u-village. the candy display was both practical (serving as the favor) and functional (another design element that allowed me to experiment with bold blocks of color)
i love soft seating at a wedding. it is a great place to sip wine, have an intimate conversation, get away from the music in the tent, or just be some place comfortable.
i brought these couches from my personal collection. although white is a dangerous move with soft seating, it was the perfect blank canvas to boast the silk pillows we custom made in the studio for this wedding.
thanks, bebb studios, for these great images!
lindsay and jp, what a fun wedding you let me be part of! i loved showcasing your fun personalities, positive spirits and love for life in the design of your wedding. i appreciate so much that your focus throughout the entire planning process was on how you could best serve your guests and provide them with a fun, playful and enjoyable evening. you are a couple who deeply cares for others, and it shows in the way you live your lives daily. that is awesome and so inspiring.
and lindsay . . . thank you for taking back those bridesmaids' dresses so we could start fresh with a new color palette! didn't i say you wouldn't regret that decision? look . . . we got into a magazine!
best wishes and a happy marriage to you both.