Modern Copper Wedding Inspiration

The Lovely One wedding dress

We love a good sneak peek, but today’s stunning feature really is so much more than that! It’s the result of a friendly styling competition called #14daysofsweethearts, hosted by our girl Maggie from Maggpie Rentals. For the competition, some truly talented Philadelphia creatives dreamt up and executed their best sweetheart table design. Today, we’re giving you a closer look at the table + gorgeous setting Corinne of Sebesta Design came up with, and tomorrow, we’ll be sharing all of the fun ‘scapes in one pretty V-day post! Corinne tells us more about her vision below:

When Marisa from Redfield Photography asked if I wanted to team up to create a sweetheart table design for Maggpie Vintage’s 14 days of Sweethearts competition, there was no hesitation. My original idea was to create a modern flower wall front for the table, but I really wanted to get some depth to the piece and allow it have a three dimensional quality. Because I was able to use Maggpie’s Lincoln Copper Chairs, I wanted to work copper into the rest of the décor design as well.

Terrain

orange bouquet

Corinne also designed the beautiful florals. And the modern suite below, created by Miss Merkle Design – with calligraphy by Meant To Be Calligraphy – was another great touch!

blue invite

The Lovely One wedding dress

The Lovely One wedding dress

The Lovely One wedding dress

blush wedding dress

Corinne scored the most perfect copper detailed dress for the shoot – The Lovely One Collection’s “Catherine” dress from Lovely Bride. We are so in love with it too!

The Lovely One wedding dress

orange bouquet

blue and orange calligraphy name cards

blue and orange calligraphy name cards

flower filled table

Because copper is so bright I felt like it needed to recede into the background in order to be less intense. Combining my desire for a three dimensional design as well as recede the copper, the shelf system was born. The shelf design was to fill the entire front and have varying compartments to showcase flowers, candles and copper. Each individual nook was it’s own little design that played together to create a whole picture. I wanted the person looking at it to continually look through the piece and find something new, like viewing a miniature gallery.

flower filled table

flower filled table

orange floral tablescape

modern copper inspiration

modern copper inspiration

modern copper inspiration

dessert

orange floral tablescape

The Lovely One wedding dress

And forever one of our favorite backdrops, Terrain in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, really set the stage for Corinne’s stunning design. A big thanks to the team below for sharing and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow morning for a look at the rest of the fun sweetheart tables that were a part of the #14daysofsweethearts project!

photography: Redfield Photography // planning, design + floals: Sebesta Design // venue: Terrain Glen Mills, Pennsylvania // dress: Lovely Bride The Lovely One collection’s “Catherine” dress // hair: Christy McCaffrey Hair Styling // makeup: Ruthie’s Eyes // pastry: Queen Bee Pastry // paper goods: Miss Merkle Design // calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy // model: Marie O’Malley of Reinhard Model and Talent Agency

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Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding: Tara + Gabe

Valentines inspired wedding

Tara + Gabe decided fairly early on in the planning process that there was really only one rule that they had to follow: above all else, they wanted to make their wedding an honest reflection of the two of them. So, when Tara explained, We didn’t want to inject anything into this day that wouldn’t ordinarily be a part of our lives, we could totally understand where she was coming from.

With a big focus on LOVE – their love! – and lots of romantic details in shades of garnet + blush, executed beautifully by Sarah Park Events, this wedding seemed like a perfect thing to share right before V-Day weekend. We’re beyond glad that Nessa K. was able to capture all the sweetness on camera for all eyes to see!

BHLDN wedding dress

gold jewels and clutch

ring among flowers

Gosh, what a pretty teardrop wedding ring! And that layered wedding dress (BHLDN of course) is a total winner! Tara has the look of elegant-romance down pat.

BHLDN wedding dress

first look in the street

Tara: Being a wedding professional myself, I had never expected to be so nervous on our wedding day. My heart was pounding, and I kept thinking I was going to be sick. I was nervous about the weather, about the cake, about having to recite my vows in front of others...All of this was running through my mind as I half-stumbled down a cobblestone street, headed to our "first look." At the end of the street, his back turned towards me, stood the man I was about to marry in about an hour, and I was sure I was going to throw up on him. I tapped him on the shoulder and he turned around and looked at me, and we were both shaking. As soon as we held each other, I was calm. I could breathe again. Not only was that the most memorable moment of the day, but one of the most memorable moments of my life. The rest of the day was mostly a happy blur.

Gabe: The most memorable moment of the wedding to me was the first look. I was standing in the middle of the street, facing the water. I was nervous, a little anxious, and definitely excited that I was about to see my bride for the first time. While I was waiting, I was trying to keep my mind occupied by practicing my vows. Then the big moment came that I was tapped on the shoulder and turned around. I couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear. I knew at that moment, I was the luckiest guy in the world!!

first look in the street

first look in the street

red valentine's inspired bouquet

groom

We love a gal who can really rock a rich, red bouquet! That beauty was constructed by Wild Green Yonder.

fur wrap bride

BHLDN wedding dress

Valentines inspired wedding

trio band

Processional: Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Recessional: Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

First Dance: A Woman Like You – Lee Brice

The Athenaeum ceremony

flower vine wall

The Athenaeum ceremony

The Athenaeum ceremony

The Athenaeum ceremony

Valentines inspired wedding

flower wall with love letters

What a fun LOVE backdrop!

flower wall with love letters

vintage valentines lounge

vintage valentines lounge

flower wall with love letters

ghost chairs

Tara says, From the get-go, we knew we wanted our wedding to be intimate and heartfelt. Ideally, we would have had a dinner party wedding in our own home, but we also happened to be moving to a new home just days before our wedding, so we knew that wasn’t a realistic goal. The next best thing was to recreate the mood, aesthetic and feel of an at-home dinner party, somewhere else. Everything from our love of chilly evenings in our garden, to our giant farm table and ghost chairs, to our eclectic-glam taste in decor, was taken into account when envisioning the overall look and feel of the day. We wanted to feel at home, and we wanted our guests to feel at home. 

gold calligraphy on leaf

gold calligraphy on leaf

gold calligraphy on leaf

gold calligraphy on leaf

garland table runner

valentines naked cake

And a perfect winter naked cake by Bittersweet Catering, who supplied all the yummy eats as well!

flower wall with love letters

Ignore trends and be true to yourself. Pick concepts and details that are meaningful to you as a couple, and not based on what you've been told a wedding is "supposed to be." Pick your dream team of vendors- this makes ALL the difference. Even if you want to be involved in every single aspect of the wedding planning process, at some point, you will have to relinquish control to your vendors, and it is important that when you do so, you do it with a sense of confidence and trust in their abilities. At the end of the day, for all my planning and controlling, had it not been for our fantastic team of vendors, everything would have fallen apart.

photography: Nessa K. // venue: The Athenaeum Alexandria, Virginia // event design + planning: Sarah Park Events // florals: Wild Green Yonder // wedding dress: BHLDN // hairpieces: Portobello // hair + makeup: Alison Harper & Co // groom suit: J.Crew // paper goods: Invitation suite by Elli, Calligraphy by Just Write Studios // catering + cake: Bittersweet Catering // vintage rentals: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals // rentals: Select Event Group // officiant: Doug McMillan // music: Drymill Road // hand warmers: Ginderellas // marquee letters: MarqueeMomma

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Ethereal Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Valentine's inspiration

All the girls on team GWS have recently admitted some very important news to each other: every time we see an ethereal gown by Emily Rose Riggs Bridal, our hearts skip a beat. The detailing, the silhouettes, the romantic hues. We could go on all day long! So when Emily herself sent over this stunning Valentine’s Day feature with us, captured to perfection by Maria Lamb Photography, it was a definite given that we’d share the dress eye candy here with you.

From Lane (of Something Borrowed), The inspiration behind our photo shoot was to give a nod to Valentine’s Day but not too whimsical or kitschy. When you think of Valentine’s, you immediately think chocolates and roses but we wanted to take it a step further by incorporating an oyster bar by Foster’s Craft Cooking and a delicate signature drink compliments of Mint & Mirth.

pink and red bouquet

pink card

The team went with a romantic + delicately curated theme. The florals by The Green Dandelion featured a rich color palette of reds and pinks + perfectly complemented the stunning paper goods, designed + calligraphed by Jenny from Graceline.

pink calligraphy invitation

emily rose riggs gown

bridal headpiece

We love the vintage-inspired hair + makeup by Renee Bruhn. That burgundy lip!

pink bouquet

hanging greenery

valentines centerpiece

Never a better V-Day arrangement. We’d like one for the GWS office, please!!!

emily rose riggs gown

emily rose riggs gown

blue groom's suit

emily rose riggs gown

There’s some serious dress obsessing goin’ on!

corset bodice dress

emily rose riggs gown

Valentine's inspiration

Valentine's inspiration

And what a romantic table for two, right? We love this for a sweetheart table vision or to recreate for a Valentine’s Day dinner at home.

gold flatware and calligraphy menu

pink name card

chocolates

Valentine's inspiration

oyster bar

cocktail bar

Valentines inspiration

flower covered bird cage

We just can’t get enough!

emily rose riggs gown

Valentine's inspiration

emily rose riggs gown

Valentine's inspiration

emily rose riggs gown

valentines day bouquet

emily rose riggs gown

hanging greenery

emily rose riggs gown

A big thanks to the team below for sharing! We’re more in the romance state of mind than ever!

photography + planning: Maria Lamb Photography // venue: The Colony in St. Johns Saint Johns, Oregon // florals: The Green Dandelion // dresses: Emily Rose Riggs Bridal // oyster bar: Foster’s Craft Cooking // rentals: Something Borrowed // model agency: Option Model Management // models: Josh GrisbyCaity Johnson // paper goods + calligraphy: Jenny from Graceline // hair + makeup: Renee Bruhn // cocktails: Mint & Mirth // chocolates: Moonstruck // film processing + scanning: Photovision

 

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