Modern Wedding Inspiration with Gray and Gold

Today’s shoot fully embodies modern wedding styling at its finest. An incredible team including Amanda Jameson Weddings, Lindsey Brunk, and Kate Foley Designs put together a shoot with a bit of gold, a bit of ivory, some natural elements, and a few geometric details in a way that perfectly fuses minimalism and modernity in a way that’s both approachable and endlessly beautiful. How gorgeous are the bride’s accessories?

modern wedding inspiration with grey and gold - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

From the stylist, Lindsey Brunk: For this shoot, Amanda and I wanted to create a project that juxtaposed natural elements with sleek, modern design. We chose a simple color palette of white, grey and gold and loved seeing our vision come to life at 333 First Avenue. When designing the tablescape, I wanted to add geometric shape to anchor the romantic flowers from Kate Foley. I loved these two modern gold candleholders contrasting our low, whimsical centerpiece. Grey stone dinnerware was complimented with a light linen napkin and playful gold flatware.

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geo wedding ideas - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

oversized white bouquet - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

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long wedding gowns - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

all white bouquet - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

calligraphy name cards - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

gold ivory wedding invitations - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

For our first bridal look, Tracy created a shimmering grey smoky eye paired with sleek hair and a gorgeous druzy headpiece from Wild Air & Co. The subtle metallic detailing on Anne Bowen gown and was accessorized with gold geode bangles. Whit + Wonder provided beautiful and organic paper goods featuring a painted invitation and gold place cards that brought out the metallic foliage in our centerpiece and bouquet. For the second bridal look, this sleek long sleeved gown was paired with statement quartz and pyrite crown atop a modern knotted ponytail with lighter gold eye makeup.

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grey gold weddings - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

modern wedding table - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

white wedding flowers - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

druzy headbands - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

gold geometric wedding details - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

grey place setting - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold

gold cake toppers - photo by Amanda Jameson Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-inspiration-with-grey-and-gold


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photographer: Amanda Jameson Weddings / Event Design: Lindsey Brunk / Floral Design: Kate Foley Designs / Venue: 333 First Avenue / Wedding Dress: Stanley Korshak / Jewelry: Wild Air & Co. / Makeup: Tracy Melton Hair and Makeup Artistry / Linens and Coverings: Ducky Bob’s / Wedding Invitations: Whit + Wonder

Modern Philadelphia Wedding with a Black Gown

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a bride with an unexpected wedding gown. Take bride Kasia, for example — white gowns just weren’t making her happy, so she opted for an elegant black lace gown from Jill Stuart that fit her to a T. The entire day was completely personalized to the couple, and ended up being nontraditional and absolutely wonderful, as you’ll see in these images from Amber Vickery Photography.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

From the bride, Kasia: From quoting first impression texts of how we got together in our ceremony to the band playing everything from James Brown to Beck, we wanted everyone at the wedding to really feel like they had a connection with us individually and as a couple. For those guests who may not have been familiar, we read sections of gchat transcripts in our ceremony that candidly retold the story of our first meeting in a supermarket to falling for and eventually winning each other over. Giving a subtle nod to the city we fell in love in was also important; we chose a caterer sourcing local ingredients and seasonal inspired dishes like duck cassoulet plus served our favorite Philly gelato.

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groom boutonnieres - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

velvet wedding shoes - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

peach and burgundy bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown
Bouquet recipe: Sherwood’s Peach, Fildalgo Blackie, and assorted white Dahlias; blush Garden and Juliet Roses; Privet Berries; Hypericum; seeded eucalyptus; laurel leaves.

bridal bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

peach and burgundy bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

bride and groom - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

The library and auditorium were so historically interesting on their own (books and busts galore!) that I wanted to let the space drive feel of the wedding instead of trying to fit them into an overall theme. There was no set color scheme but getting married in October in a space full of dark wood lent itself to a rich jewel tone color palate, and after finding the black lace dress with teal underlay, the dark similar greeny blues found their way into the invitation design. A good part of the wedding was DIY from the cake to all the floral arrangements, bouquets + boutonnieres, card box, chalkboard signs. The two large chalkboard signs are black spray paint on scrap drywall I found discarded and hand lettered with sharpened chalk. The card box is an old cigar box and a tiny banner I drew, attached with wire and two bamboo skewers. All place cards and menus were designed using Word and printed (and folded!) by us. For the flowers I woke up (extremely) early the week of the wedding and drove into Manhattan’s flower district, selecting on the fly from what happened to be in season.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

wedding ceremony - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

ceremony recessional - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

unique seating charts - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

simple table numbers - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

chalkboard wedding sign - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Do what you want. White looks terrible on you? Wear a different color. Love mason jars but worry they’ve jumped the shark? Who cares how unique or traditional it is – the important thing is to make it personal, make it yours. 2. Let people help, really. I definitely had a plan for every single part of the wedding but without family greening the centerpiece urns and patting sprinkles onto the cake the day before, it wouldn’t have all come together. Bonus: great memories of a fun bonding experience. 3. GoogleDocs. Always GoogleDocs.

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modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

wedding toasts - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

greenery tablescapes - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

comics themed wedding - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

confetti wedding cake - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

sparkler wedding cake - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Recessional: “Moves,” The New Pornographers
First Dance: “Playground Love,” Air
The band’s chops were seriously amazing – they learned three songs by very different artists for the reception (Beck, Air, and Har Mar Superstar) plus churning out an insane setlist keeping everyone on their feet all night. A dear friend of ours is a karaoke king and hopped on stage to serenade the crowd with his signature – PYT (Michael Jackson). The energy really brought the party to the next level.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Amber Vickery Photography / Flowers and Signage: Bride / Venue: German Society of Pennsylvania / Wedding Dress: Jill Stuart / Wedding Shoes: Calvin Klein “Kasia” / Groom’s Suit: John W Nordstrom / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Caterer: Birchtree Catering / Wedding Cake: Bride (my favorite chocolate cake recipe with peanut butter mousse filling) / Gelato: Capogiro Gelato Artisans / Band: Sid Miller Dance Band / Wedding Invitations: Pauline Vassiliadis






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The American Wedding Marketplace + Special Discount!

Searching for the perfect wedding invitations can be a tall order. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to know where to begin, so it’s with excitement that we reveal ! Three wonderful wedding invitation companies, including The American Wedding, My Gatsby, and The Green Kangaroo, have joined together to create The American Wedding Marketplace. This means you’ve got more styles to choose from, and fantastic budget-friendly options including .

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From : The American Wedding has been around for a really long time. And with so much time on our side, we have mastered the artistry of making wedding invitations and stationery of only the finest quality. From old-school print applications (i.e. letterpress and thermography) to new school print (i.e. digital), The American Wedding Marketplace covers a lot of ground. We take a lot of pride in our capability to do just about anything! We’re not limited to wedding invitations and matching stationery. We’ve branched out into custom glassware, , and stampers with many more products to come this year. It’s pretty exciting!

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In 2015, will be launching a new design each week! We’d love nothing more than for our brides to tell us what they would like our new designs to be. We’re also offering to send out a free catalog to those who want one. Catalogs can be requested . The first 5 Wedding Invitation Samples are also free – a great deal you can’t miss!

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