from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality. Mobile Image

Oct 23, 2009

You may remember that we teamed up with style me pretty on an inspiration board contest where style me pretty asked readers to design a board based on a wedding style that they would like to see come to life. The winning board was designed by Bran coprata on style me pretty's Style Circle.

Abby from style me pretty selected a team of vendors to bring the board to life in a photo shoot: Justin Marantz Photography, Hana Floral Design, True Event, Jennie Fresa Beauty, Grapevine Invitations and yours truely. Below you can see some shots of the finished product! To see additonal images, visit style me pretty.
Here are some quotes from Abby at style me pretty about the shoot:

"Our shoot was held at the Back Porch Restaurant in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Itâs this great little spot right on the water and served as the perfect backdrop. We wanted to throw a really girly, vintage inspired affair that was affordable and accessible on any budget. For the most part, everything was salvaged or DIY. We used vintage juice glasses for vases that we filled with an effortless collection of garden flowers (more on that later), little ice cream bowls packed tightly with carnations and a collection of mismatched found plates (you can also rent things like this). We used the restaurantâs flatware, homemade pies (baked by your truly), colanders filled with strawberries and old perfume and apothecary jars to accent the table."

Sarah True, the event designer behind the day, shares a bit of her vision for the shootâ¦

"Inspired by the bold colors and perfect combination of details, making the board come to life was so much fun. The design board created the perfect mood for an event, using color to create energy and ice cream, cherries, and the beach to illustrate a feeling of whimsy and nostalgia. Some of my happiest memories are at the beach , eating ice cream and soaking up the Summer. This is the emotion that this board taps into. So I thought all of those details were incredibly important at bringing the table to life to create the mood that was designed in the board. We used bright cherry red latte bowls for the bases of the flowers and a mix of vintage pink cut glasses. We found a polka dot linen from Party Rental to capture the playfulness of the board. Layering vintage linens from Yumikoâs personal collection over the polka dot linen helped us to blend the details of vintage and modern."
To watch a time lapsed video of the creation of the table click here. It is very cool!

Here is my take on the inspiration from a fashion perspective:
"When reviewing the amazing inspiration board that was selected, It evoked a 1950âs feel. The overall look that we were striving for was sweet and playful with a vintage twist. We selected a whimsical gown by Reverie by Melissa Sweet and styled it with 1950âs inspired oversized pearls, dainty white gloves and fabulous red shoes. We finished off the look with a custom made cherry red cage veil and brooch".

xoxo, TWD