Spring Wedding Inspiration with Wedding Paper Divas

Spring is here but it has been a bit shy so I thought I would throw it back to a warmer, more colorful time when Ruffled Blog asked us to create a styled shoot using an invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas as our inspiration.

Naturally, I assembled a dream team including Christina Lilly Photography, Flora + Fauna, Mary Kate Moon and Dovetail Vintage Rentals and we got to work! Save the Dates and invitations are among the first details that you choose for your wedding and you want to make sure the rest of the design is cohesive and compliments these elements.  Below is the invitation suite that sparked the color palette and details and only strengthened my love for watercolor.

We loved the idea of creating a very vibrant, colorful tablescape and incorporating that gold banner detail in our paper goods.  One of my favorite little details were the little baguettes tied in striped napkins and an overflowing runner of flowers, bud vases and candles making for a cheerful focal point.

The location for this shoot was one of the beautiful parks in the Monmouth County Parks System, Historic Walnford in Allentown, New Jersey.  This venue provided some unique opportunities for portraits of our bride and groom with these pretty backdrops. These photos are some of my favorites!

Although we absolutely love the popular color palette of white, blush and greenery, it sure was fun to create floral arrangements bursting with color.

Mary Kate Moon was able to bring my paper good dreams to life with these sweet chairback sashes, and embellishing these Wedding Paper Divas escort cards with her gorgeous calligraphy.

I think we all fell in love when we stumbled upon this charming gardening shed on the property. If this doesn’t make you feel all those spring feelings, then I don’t know what will!

Flora + Fauna captured the most beautiful video of our shoot. Make sure you check it out!


For more inspiration from this shoot, visit the original feature here.

Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas / Florals & Event Design: Gilded Lily Events / Photography: Christina Lilly Photography / Videography: Flora + Fauna / Calligraphy: MaryKate / Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio / Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole for BHLDN / Sash: Catherine Deane for BHLDN / Hair Piece and Bracelet: Foolish Ginger / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Venue: Historic Walnford, NJ

A French-inspired Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding- Part Two

Hopefully you have caught Part One of this wedding on my blog, but if you haven’t, make sure you check it out! There are just so many details from this wedding that I had to share with photos from Love & Light Photographs.

Moving on to the reception, Jess and Rob are “party ready” and the room is set. Guests were welcomed into the cocktail hour with delicious food and flowing cocktails. They mingled, ate, drank and listened to music awaiting what they would find upstairs in the reception room.

Guests were invited to their seats with French blue calligraphed escort cards from Design House of Moira with their custom wax seal and gold ink. Classic and elegant.

The reception room was picturesque. Reynolds again outdid themselves with the floral arrangements of blush and white peonies, cascading greenery, garden roses, ranunculus and sweet pea to name a few. We had three variations for the centerpieces. The rounds held gold candelabras from Two of a Kind with trailing flowers and greens  or clear compote pieces with garden-inspired arrangements. The bridal party table was an extra long rectangular table to host their closest friends and their dates. This table had a mix of bud vases, compote, votives and candelabras in various heights. It was absolutely the focal point in the room.

Our paper goods were chosen with care such as the menus and these table numbers, one of my favorite details, to make sure that all elements were beautiful and cohesive with our vision. Victoria is a true artist!

We made sure to make their sweetheart table extra special. Their table featured a lush garland of white and blush flowers lying across the front of their table and down one side. Jess requested a little sparkle so a white on white sequin tablecloth fit the bill. I always think it is a good idea to make your bride and groom chairs stand out. We added pale blue chiffon fabric to the venue’s gold chiavari chairs and finished them with floral accents.

The newlyweds and their guests danced the night away until it was time for the cake cutting and some sweet treats. This cake topper was made especially for the Soaves by Table Setting is My Life. It is made of paper and I love how elegant that white on white is. The cake is classic and created by Carlo’s Bakery. Of course we couldn’t resist a gold cake stand with lots of candlelight.

At the end of the night, we strategically placed one hundred pillar candles to create a romantic glow. Their bridal party gathered around for a sparker exit and to wish the happy couple a happily ever after. If this wedding is an indication, I think they will have a beautiful marriage and a fairytale ending.

In case you haven’t gotten enough of this wedding (we wouldn’t blame you), you can visit part one and part two of the features on Style Me Pretty here and here. Jess- I can not say enough what a pleasure it was to work with you and get to know you during this process! I wish you nothing but the best! xo

Photography: Love & Light Photographs | Cinematography: Endless Wave Studios | Event Design: Gilded Lily Events | Floral Design: Reynolds | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Cake: Carlo’s Bakery | Stationery: Design House Of Moira | Jewelry: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier| Makeup: Make Me Up Eva | Hair: Up & Out | Band: Almost Easy Band | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Officiant: Reverend Donald Gebhard | Ceremony Music: Shrewsbury String Quartet | Transportation: ShooBoo Shuttle | Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaid’s Accessories: Olive + Piper | Bridesmaids’ Robes: Cloud Hunter | Cake Topper: Table Setting is My Life | Candleabra Rental: Two of a Kind | Ceremony Lighting: Ocean Tents | Custom Hair Accessories: Foolish Ginger | MOB + MOG Robes: POSY | Maid of Honor Dress: Adrianna Pappell | Rentals: Dovetail Vintage Rentals | Ring Bearer Pillow: JfyBride | Signage: Design House Of Moira | Veil: Mark Zunino | Vintage Hat Box: Trousseau & Co | Welcome Gifts: That’s Darlin’