Spring is in full swing (sorry, we had to!) and we have pretty much nothing but bright color, punchy florals + pretty details on our minds. Luckily for us, today’s editorial fits right in with where we want to be + we think you’ll end up finding lots of little details to love throughout the feature.
Marina from Bustle Events said it best when she described her inspiration for today’s styled shoot, A wedding is the biggest party you’ll ever throw in your life. Why just plan for one day, when you can plan for an entire weekend of stylish celebration for your closest friends and family? We wanted to show you just how easy it can be to design a whole weekend for your guests. The flow of those few days should be an effortless transition with a tease of what’s to come with welcome cocktails. Invite everyone to some small bites and drinks to reunite briefly as the out of town guests arrive. It’s a great chance to catch up and say hello when you might not get the time you imagined come the actual wedding day. An added bonus of welcome cocktails is that you can invite everyone instead of just the closest family, plus you don’t have to provide full meals! Score!
We love the idea ourselves + we’re intrigued to hear more from Marina + the team who made this lovely editorial happen. The planning + design was equal parts Marina from Bustle Events + Jill from Layered Vintage, so the ladies worked together to bring us a vibrant, modern inspirational scene that features citrus details, a mid-century vibe and lots of great ideas for your upcoming nuptials! Let’s see how it came together in the super gorge photos below by Lauren Scotti…
Citrus touches were added to all the floral designs, bringing a tangy pop of color to the otherwise clean, blank slate backdrop at Gray Matter Museum in Costa Mesa, California.
This well-styled tablescape vignette would be perfect for inspiring your wedding reception decor or any other event surrounding the big day (think day-after brunch, bridal shower or engagement party). These pieces by Witty Rentals + Hostess Haven were just right, and we’d even suggest pinning away from this editorial for interior design inspiration, too!
Jill from Layered Vintage says, Cassie of Peanut Press wanted to play off the mid-century style with geometric shapes in the invitation suite, menus, and place cards. She softened the angles with watercolor splashes of our vibrant Spring palette.
Inspired by the hexagon shape – I brought a simple DIY design to life with some hexagon shaped shelves. Instead of having them flat against the wall we decided to hang them in a cluster for more movement and to capture the 3D look. We wove in all kinds of vines to contrast with the light wood of the shelves and create a true installation backdrop.
Want to see more? We thought so! So we’re ending with a pretty film by Audrey Alba Films:
Thanks so much to each + every creative below for sharing their beautiful work with us today!
photography: lauren scotti // venue name: Gray Matter Museum, Costa Mesa, California // wedding dress: The Dress Theory // hair stylist: Jessica Steingard // makeup artist: Jessica Steingard // videography: Audrey Alba Films // paper goods: Peanut Press // catering: Waters Catering // planning: Layered Vintage, Bustle Events // event design: Layered Vintage, Bustle Events // rentals: Witty Rentals // rentals: Hostess Haven // ring: Trumpet and Horn // pantsuit: Joanna August // short dress: Kate Spade