Blush Pink + Striking Red: Modern Meets Glam Cocktail Reception Inspiration

Modern Wedding Inspiration

From the disco balls decorating the mirrored tablescape to the playful tassels hanging from the bride’s bouquet, this is the ultimate cocktail reception inspiration! With a handful of confetti, and tons of brilliant pink and red hues, it’s striking and modern, yet seriously glam.

Rebekah, the event designer and planner at Brontë Bride tells us: I was originally inspired by the concept of a modern “wedding celebration,” as more millennial brides are recognizing the appeal of a cocktail reception with a fun almost party-like atmosphere. I wanted to take that party concept further by infusing bold color, modern-day décor, and special moments of celebration and joy.

Who else is on board with a cocktail reception? Let’s take a peek at all the details Brooklyn Caroline Photography captured at The Pioneer to see how it’s done!

pink watercolor invitation

If this isn’t glam enough for you…we don’t know what is! But seriously, how gorgeous is this invitation suite Bexley Design Co created? We’re loving the splashes of pink watercolor and the contrast of the black wax!

Confetti, check! Glam party décor? Check! All of these darling details were thanks to Dixie and Twine.

The Bridal Party

Modern Wedding Inspiration

Ladies in FORMATION! From the florals lining the staircase to the bold hues the gals are rocking…we aren’t sure what we adore most. We just know we LOVE this look!

pink ranunculus bouquet

Modern Wedding Inspiration

Dig these looks as much as us? Achieve the look with similar dresses here:

pink ranunculus bouquet

While normally we see ribbons hanging off of bouquets, these pink tassels are a nice change of pace to complement the gorgeous florals from Always Sunny Design.

Modern Wedding Inspiration

Cocktail Hour

Modern Wedding Inspiration

Pop the champagne!! Also, who else is loving the bold red lip all the ladies are rocking? Bellamore Beauty, you did so well!

Modern Wedding Inspiration

Does the groom want the classic black suit, but you’d love to add some flair? Cuff links, ties, and pocket squares are the perfect places to add some color, while still maintaining that clean and classic look!

For this groom, the team chose cufflinks that were a soft pearlized pink! They were a unique piece that coincided with the pink palette, but also didn’t overwhelm the groom’s minimalist monochromatic attire.

cotton candy cocktail

Cocktails + cotton candy from Fancy Pufs? Yes, pleasssse!

The Modern Tablescape

Modern Wedding Inspiration

Minimalistic + modern…but with a touch of glam! Those disco ball accents and the contrast of the black goblets are so good, don’t you think?

Modern Wedding Inspiration

A Cake Walk

dessert bar

Can’t decide if you want a naked cake, a marbled delight or cupcakes and macarons? Why not go big and delight your guests with all of them?!

pink watercolor cake

Major props to Cake College for the masterpiece above!

Want to see what else goes in to a glam cocktail party? See how everything pulled together in this video from Common & Co:

photography: Brooklyn Caroline Photography // venue name: The Pioneer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada // event design: Brontë Bride // planning: Brontë Bride // florals: Always Sunny Design // wedding dress: Lazaro // wedding dress boutique: Cameo and Cufflinks // bride's ring: Adorn Boutique // bridesmaid dresses: Maide, Adorn Boutique and Cameo and Cufflinks // hair stylist: Bellamore Beauty // makeup artist: Bellamore Beauty // videography: Common & Co // paper goods: Bexley Design Co // calligraphy: Bexley Design Co // catering: Brie & Banquet // cake: Cake College // desserts: Cake College // furniture rentals: Modern Luxe Rentals // models: Adeliese Melnick, Sam McCaw, Dana Martel and Emma Furze // cotton candy: Fancy Pufs // party decor + confetti: Dixie and Twine // jewelry: Joanna Bisley Designs // jewelry: Cinder & Sage // jewelry: Coutukitsch // jewelry: Adorn Boutique // models: Bryn Hill, Cassie Chebry // rentals: Great Events Rent