Who says garden weddings are just for the outdoors? This styled shoot from For the Love of It and Two Sisters Events shows us how easy it is to bring gorgeous floral design and lush settings inside. A tablescape with fresh fruit including cherries and peaches is just the icing on the cake!
From the event designers, Two Sisters Events: There’s nothing better than taking two very different design inspirations and merging them into something fun and unexpected. For this Wedding Inspiration shoot by Elyse Dawn and Besty Dawn of Two Sisters Events, we took the very popular Boho trend and lightened it up by adding some structure with a pastel palette and classic, “preppy” lines and elements. The style and color palettes of weddings in the 1960s also inspired this shoot.
This era inspired a pastel palette, a modern Boho feel is added in the grayed-pastel shades. The bridesmaids, in their gorgeous flowing dresses from brideside.com by Joanna August, are the perfect mix for the vision. Hair and make-up artist, Tabatha Redar, gave the maids voluminous up-do’s mixed with the cat-eyes, giving a formal, yet exotic feel to the ladies. Each bridesmaid picked out her own dress style and jewelry, and they were asked to layer the jewelry on! By allowing them to pick out certain elements of their attire, each bridesmaid’s personal style comes through. In lieu of bridesmaid bouquets, floral crowns were used to add whimsy to this relaxed and fun look.
The bride’s stunning gown is named Maracaibo by YolanCris, from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture. It’s a softer take on a mermaid gown, with layer upon layer of beautiful lace that cascades down into a flowing train. The body-hugging top is a modern take on the traditional idea of flowing Boho dresses. The lace-trimmed veil adds a more formal touch for the ceremony. The veil also picked up the Spanish vibes from the dress, giving an eclectic touch to the bridal party. The men pull formality into the day with their black tuxedos from GQ Formalwear. A mix of patterns, colors and textures in the custom bow ties and pocket squares from Peter Field relax their look, while adding to the interesting variances throughout the decor. Chez, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, was the perfect space for this inspirational shoot! In its newly renovated location Chez offers a clean, modern space that showcases any event’s decor beautifully. The juxtaposition of white brick and cement floors with flowing fabrics, warms tones, and brass accents creates a modern, but approachable atmosphere. The ceremony arch designed by Two Sisters Events picks up on the industrial feel of the space with wood and metal, the pastel florals, along with tattered ribbons and brass chains add to this electric mix of two worlds.
The reception table design is opulent and eclectic, sitting under flowing billows of soft drapery. Layered table clothes in muted tones are the perfect base for this table that is overflowing with a mix of sumptuous and beautiful wedding essentials. Not only are the vases for the floral arrangements mixed- and-matched in style and material, but the floral types and arrangement styles mirror this, and add to the formal, elegant, yet fun vibe of the entire event. Pops of blue from the satin napkin and bright, sweet nectarines are the perfect pop of color at each place setting. A slightly different take on a naked cake is shown with soft pink frosting between the layers of yellow cake, and topped with a large soft Dahlia.
Shoot Location: Chicaco, IL / Photographer: For the Love of It / Event Design, Planning, and Flowers: Two Sisters Events / Venue: Chez / Wedding Dress: YolanCris “Maracaibo” via Dimitra’s Bridal Couture / Hair: St Charles Hair Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August via brideside.com / Groom’s Attire: GQ Formalwear / Wedding Cake: The Sugar Path / Rentals: M&M Special Events