March 11, 2013
Every year, us girls over here at Sugar Branch Events get extremely giddy about the release of the Pantone color of the year! We anxiously await to see what chosen color is going to dictate the wedding and fashion industry trends for the year ahead AND because it means we get to create a styled shoot based on the inspiration of that color! (It’s our little tradition) 2013′s Pantone color of the year did not disappoint. Emerald was such a fun and different color to incorporate into a wedding color palette. We kept it mild, adding pops of emerald here and there, while blending it with lush golds, blushes, ivory’s and a hint of tangerine to keep it on the classy and sophisticated side. And glitter. We love glitter! We don’t know about you, but we are ready for wedding inspiration that’s lush, classic, clean and modern that has a few fun twists on current trends.
While we started with an over-all vision and built lots of inspiration boards, we let each vendor ultimately dream-up something that inspires them, that is completely unique to their creative genius. Check out our Pinterest Board for the shoot! We had an absolutely fabulous team of vendors, who we cannot thank enough for being so involved and giving of their time and talents! We LOVED working with all of you! (Vendor info at the bottom of the post)
We created a “Champagne & Macarons” setup for cocktail hour. Our sign read, “Bubbly & Sweet, how about a treat?” What a great but effective way to spice up cocktail hour and give your guests an unexpected delight! (And get them hooked on French Macarons!)
We wanted our shoot to showcase the special moments between a bride and her maid of honor. We wanted our maid of honor to present our bride with a sentimental gift to show honor her on her wedding day.
And instead of doing a dessert bar, we thought a fun change would be a latte station where guests could enjoy a cup of coffee their way as well as some yummy coffee desserts. The smell of the coffee beans infused the room with warmth and comfort and smelled amazing!
Floral & Event Design, Coordination // Sugar Branch Events
Photography // CHARD Photograher
Wedding Gown by Essence of Australia (Bride’s Shoes, Jimmy Choo) // Blush Bridal Couture
Cake & Mini Latte Desserts // Pop Culture Desserts
Invitation Suite and Paper Goods // KM Paperie
Makeup // Dani Lang
Hair Styling // Kenzy Ward of Studio 53
Table Linens & Napkins // La Tavola Linens
Chiavari Chairs & Chair Pads, Chargers
Venue // Private Estate in Irvine, CA
Bridesmaid Dress – French Connection // Bridesmaid Shoes – Christian Louboutin