From Invitation to Flower Inspiration
One of the most popular quandaries for brides planning their wedding day is how to coordinate an invitation suite with their decor and overall wedding look. Lucky for us, we’ve got Mikkel Paige Photography here with us to explore four different variations of wedding invitations, floral design, and style – seaside, southwestern, modern urban, and woodland. Sachi Rose tackled the bouquets while Suite Paperie took on the invitations, and we’re just wild about the resulting looks!
Starting with a Woodland inspiration:
From the photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography: A natural kraft paper and forest inspired liner help queue guests to this bride’s dream location. The bouquet was lush & leafy including dark pink “Darcy” garden roses, ranunculus and burgundy amaryllis amid ivy, plumosa and ferns, finished with a whimsical Lady Slipper orchid bound in long green velvet ribbon. The gown was a muted blush tulle with smoky crystal detail, Bibhu Mohapatra’s Ellie Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress, and Diana Earrings completed the look.
We used a paper suite that was classic and minimal, but the desert inspired liner is just the right hint of setting to inspire guests. We shaped a bouquet of succulents, blue thistle, orange pin cushions, peach garden roses, coral spray roses, orange ranunculus and pink wax flower, finished with turquoise and orange satin ribbon – perfect for a southwestern desert wedding! For the attire, our bride wore a light pink frock with stunning lace in gorgeous tiers — the Diana Lace Gown by Carolina Herrera — the Tilda Veil, and Venice Earrings.
Before the venue is chosen, before the bride and groom have time to consider their cake flavors, and certainly before a tuxedo is envisioned on her groom, a bride has a vision of how she will look on her wedding day. Very often a woman has had a vision of this look since she was a little girl. With so many years to envision her day, she inevitably has a few ideas in mind, not simply one! Determining the direction of how she will look will set the tone for the rest of her wedding’s details. In our “One Bride, Four Ways” shoot we stripped down the typical styled setting and kept the slate clean, purposely shooting in a white space to focus on a few things that are key in helping set the stage for a wedding: the bride’s gown, bouquet, hair and makeup, and invitation suite. The four looks that we focused on were: seaside, southwestern, urban-modern and woodland.
This paper suite is geometric and vibrant in black and white with just the right amount of color-pop in hot pink. Exclusively for Nearly Newlywed, the Ivory Powdered Sugar Dress by Sarah Seven short dress is complete with pleating at its sweetheart neckline. This neon bouquet includes yellow spray roses, hot pink “Baroness” garden roses, pink ranunculus, Craspedia (aka. billy balls) and crispy wave leaves. The finishing touch is a tie of black tulle and neon green satin ribbon. This bride is ready to walk down the aisle on the 27th floor of a downtown city loft. Madonna would be proud! The Autumn Headpiece combs and Summer Ball Veil capped off the look perfectly.
For this look, we used a paper suite with dip-dyed edges and whimsical, organic writing. A gold doily liner is an unexpected, ombre detail and a map of the beach completes this destination affair. A bouquet of white anemones, white spray roses, lavender roses and marieana sedifolia (aka desert snow bush), accented with flotsam & jetsum such as bits of driftwood, sea-urchin, shells, and mini abalone tied was tied together with satin grey ribbon and twine. The gown was the soft, flowing ivory and gold Freya Dress by Sarah Seven.
Shoot Location: New York City, NY / Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography / Floral Design: Sachi Rose / Wedding Dresses: Nearly Newlywed / Accessories: Happily Ever Borrowed / Hair: Lauren Decosimo / Makeup: Jennifer Margaret Makeup / Invitation Suites: Suite Paperie