Pastels mixed with bright spring colors and watercolor elements? Love, love, love. That was the basis for today’s styled shoot from Alexis June Weddings, H&H Weddings, and L’Oasis Floral Design, featuring two sweet grooms-to-be at their engagement shower. Shower or not, this shoot has no shortage of great spring wedding ideas for couples everywhere!
From the event designer, H&H Weddings: Perfect spring & summer inspiration seems simple enough, right? Pastels paired with light, lush blooms and bubbly cocktails tend to set the tone for the thawing season. When we started to think about producing a spring inspired shoot at the Kings County Distillery with two grooms-to-be, we realized how many stereotypes we’d have to bend (or break all together).
Of course, when you think traditionally about men in a whiskey distillery, it brings up images of rich mahogany, rocks glasses, plaid, tweed; typical elements of fall décor. So what were we to do? We settled on throwing all of those ideas out the window. Starting with watercolor as the basis for this shoot, we sought to incorporate the light pattern into as many facets of this shoot as possible. My unbearably talented friend, Gina Paola Design, created a watercolor pattern that we used for a backdrop, bottle bands, as an accent on the Octavia & Brown bar cart, and in the tablescape. These hues lightened up the distillery immensely.
From there, we chose bright blooms and spring-ready place settings, accented with gold. Though this could have felt overly feminine, we used a sturdy table and whiskey bottles to add masculine elements. I wanted to play with attire, as this was an engagement brunch of sorts, so formal wear was unnecessary. The floral blazer is a statement piece for sure. Vito donned it perfectly with a lavender button down and slim grey chinos. Jeff’s ensemble was meant to compliment Vito’s, so we used coral and leaf green for his outfit. Jewelry was kept to a minimum, as was hair and makeup, though Justine & Holly knocked the hair out of the park. Our scrumptious food was provided by the lovely ladies of Atelier Roquette. Yes, the food tasted just as beautiful as it looks! As a dessert element, I wanted to stray away from the macaron scene. When the idea of watercolor cookies came up, we couldn’t resist! April Preston Design won our hearts over with these stunning pieces of art! We almost didn’t want to eat them. Almost. The barrel room and seating vignette really brought light to how stunning the Kings County Distillery is. We were lucky to be able to showcase its versatility!