How do you mix an ultra modern setting with a hopelessly romantic approach? We will let Laura, who happens to be the brainchild behind Nelle Handbags tell the story behind her gorgeous typography inspired, modern whimsical wedding. Thanks Laura for sharing your story with us and Erica Loeks Photography for the beautiful images!
From the bride, Laura: From the start we both agreed that it was important for our celebration to be inviting, modern, authentic, and memorable! Since my husband and I are both designers we wanted to be a little innovative with the decor, while still attempting to retain a bit of traditional wedding formality. I believe I was the one who later decided to call it a Modern Vintage Affair. The affair portion of the title was the formal part, the vintage the whimsical & feminine part, and the modern represented the industrial and typographical elements.
It was very important to me to not allow color to be the driving theme of the wedding. While this is a wonderful tool to use to pull together the look of an event I wanted to be a bit more challenged in my attempt to unite a variety of different shades. We also had our typography theme to fall back on when we needed a design element to ground us. DIY touches were all over the big day. My husband designed all the typographical materials for the day. Together we cut and glued each wrap, menu card, seating sign etc… until our finger tips were numb. We also enlisted the help of our friends to make 150 wrapped wire orbs, magnetic ribbon bow ties for favors, and hand dyed silk ribbon chandeliers. Finally, I made an assortment of Nelle clutches for each gal in the wedding party.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advise is very simple, be sure that your future husband is “the one”, and celebrate your commitment to each other in the way that suites you both best. Also, if you have decided to host a celebration, hire a wedding coordinator/planner. That was the first thing we did and having that peace of mind the day of the wedding was worth every penny.
Wedding Party Processional: “Get Me to the Church on Time,” My Fair Lady
Bride’s Processional: “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady
Recessional: “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Nancy Wilson; “It’s De-Lovely,” Rare Piano Rolls
First Dance: “Northern Sky,” Nick Drake
Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Spill the Wine / Wedding Photographer: Erica Loeks / Day-Of Coordination: Laura Mullen Events / Wedding Flowers: Jackie Just of Just Bloomed / Wedding Dress: Tara La Tour / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Cardigan: J. Crew / Clutches: Nelle / Hair and Makeup: Julie Swenson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Bloomingdales / Groom’s Suit: Heimi’s Haberdashery / Groom’s Shirt: J. Hilburn / Wedding Cake: 3 Tiers / Cheese and Dessert Tables: Cocoa and Fig / Wedding Invitations: Designed by groom with assistance from Paperista