Style and Inspiration for Your Perfect Day

Boho Glam in Brooklyn July 11, 2015 16:22

When given the opportunity to escape the bustling city and design for a country affair, most in the wedding industry would gladly accept the invitation.  But what if the situation were reversed, allowing a team of industry professionals the chance to bring the feel of a vintage, country wedding to a city as energetic and diverse as, say, Brooklyn, New York?  That was the exact opportunity set before the Stylwed team, when they joined forces with a renowned Philadelphia photographer Lianne Dunsing Photography and a trend-setting event design team from Boston Orchids N Blooms Event Design.  The collaboration that ensued lead to a styled project the team coined “Boho Glam in Brooklyn” and their goal was to do just that: bring a bit of Bohemian ambiance to the most unlikely of places.

After countless hours searching for the perfect location, the “set” for the shoot ended up being an enclosed city landscape in the Bushwick/Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.  Complete with a Koi pond, potted plants, and climbing vines, the space was a veritable urban oasis tucked away from the noise and rush of the neighborhood.  Of course accents that smacked of city life were by no means absent, nor did the team try to conceal or avoid these.  Rather, the harsh textures of cement and concrete were incorporated right alongside an airy tablescape of flora and luxury dinnerware.  Who knew that concepts of country style and city elements could coincide so beautifully?

Bohemian-inspired design typically involves free-spirited construction (of table pieces and hand-held bouquets) in which placement of flowers appears to have no rhyme or reason. To achieve such a look, the team’s designers utilized wispy greenery, as well as protruding blooms…sprays of loose, cascading flowers (like geranium and amaranthus) were all meant to appear chaotic, yet beautifully organized at the same time.


For an added dose of soft femininity, our model Kelli donned a tea-length, lace frock from Anthropologie’s, as well as some one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry pieces courtesy of A. Brandt & Son.  The end result of complete synergy between flora, vessels, fashion, and accessories was nothing short of amazing. 


No styled shoot would be a success without the talent and sheer skill of its contributors.  The Stylwed team thanks the following artists and resources for their participation in this collaborative project:

BRIDAL FASHION: Anthropologie
BRIDAL JEWELRY:  A. Brandt & Son
FLORAL DESIGN & TABLESCAPING:  Orchids N Blooms Event Design
MODEL: Kelli, True Bias

Flowing with Flowers: Fiona April 25, 2015 13:37

We're thrilled to introduce our guest blogger and floral design aficionado, Erica Jones from Orchids N' Blooms, who is going to make monthly appearances on the stylWed blog. Please enjoy her inside look at all things floral!

What do you call forty-two days of subzero temperatures, 108” of precipitation, and some of the largest snowdrifts urban landscapes have ever seen? New Englanders call it the Winter of 2014, one that will go down in history as the harshest winter the region had experienced in decades. No wonder, then, that the notion of Spring was so badly needed “up North.”

Fast forward to the month of April – a time when most forget their winter woes and look forward to a bit of springtime whimsy. We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the season than with an intricate, botanical fashion piece…

Enter Fiona, a two-week-long design project the Orchids N’ Blooms (ONB) team undertook for a local, upscale shopping plaza. Celebrating vibrant flora and lush gardens, Fiona made a wonderful addition to other horticultural exhibits that were featured at the center’s annual Spring event.

Donning a bouffant skirt of moss, fresh cymbidium, and phalaenopsis orchids (hundreds of them!), Fiona stood statuesque amongst passersby.  A bit of Aubergine tulle that had been fashioned into an exposed petticoat, served to soften the design overall.

Individually applied ruscus leaves adorned Fiona’s emerald corset and full stems of the foliage gave her mane a “wildish” look.

After a cumulative 96 hours of in-studio preparation, Fiona was ready for her debut into the world of fashion & fame. Onlookers marveled at her detail; the ONB team marveled at the fact that she was finally complete (after what seemed like endless applications of fresh blooms).

If you have the chance to pay Fiona a visit before the “Step Into Spring” event ends (May 11th), please do. Just one gaze and all recollections of the ice, wind, and brisk cold of yestermonth will be gone.

Erica Jones, Creative Director & Lead Designer
Orchids N Blooms, LLC

Photos: Courtesy of Nicole Chan Photography

Mimosa Bar March 26, 2015 23:06

Mimosas are one of my favorite drinks and I love experimenting with different flavor combinations. Creating a chic mimosa bar is easy to do and is a fun, engaging and delicious treat for your guests.  We have put together some of our favorites below to help you plan for your wedding, bridal shower or even weekend brunch with friends. 

Choose at least a few of your favorite juices and dress them up by using pretty, labeled carafes. 

the wedding chicks 


Printed straws dress up champagne glasses. Go one step further with cute messages. 

catch my party 


A bright back drop is not only pretty but can also help guests new to mimosa making, if those people exist! 

Smarty Had a Party 


The more fruit and garnishes the better!

kojo designs 

Florals, just because they make everything pretty. Love the use of the wooden boxes to add some height. 



Just remember to make it yours and make a statement! 

100 Layer Cake 


We'd love to see what you do. Share with us on instagram and Facebook!


Jess and Kate 

A Watercolor Wedding March 23, 2015 22:04

Just when you feel like you have seen every trend out there, something new and even more enticing comes along. From whimsical dresses to colorful backdrops, watercolor details are pretty, fun and an easy way to introduce just the right color and style to your wedding. Take a look at some of the best uses of watercolor details and maybe even try a DIY! 

  favor bags / marshmallows / wedding table / dyed napkins / bridesmaid dresses / painted votives / backdrop


Palm Springs March 01, 2015 19:21

March is here which means spring is just around the corner...hopefully! It doesn't quite feel like spring will ever come as it is snowing here today, again. I have spent the day dreaming of the warmest and most colorful place I know, Palm Springs. The bright pops of color and fun, modern details of these Palm Springs weddings leave me longing for the sun and make me so excited for wedding season to be in full swing! 


Art Deco stationery / Modern Wedding Cake / Colorful Confetti / Bright Florals / Vintage Car / Vintage Palm Springs Post Cards




Pretty In Pink February 02, 2015 22:20

February is a month all about love with Valentine's Day smack dab in the middle so that is what this month's mood board is all about! From blush to fuchsia, pink weddings can be done in so many different ways and the color never goes out of style. Just be sure to keep is sophisticated and romantic! 



StationaryCocktails / Pink and Gold Style Me Pretty / Pink Heels /  Ombre Cake





Winter Wedding Favors January 27, 2015 19:17

It can be so hard to decide on just the right wedding favor. You want to send your guests home with something personal, memorable and actually useful! With so many ideas out there we have put together a round up of our favorites! 

Seeds in personalized pouch / Pinecone fire starter / Custom Mugs and Cocoa / 

Mini liquor bottles / Eco-Friendly birdseed favor / S'mores kit






Winter Wedding Trends January 18, 2015 16:28

This gorgeous winter wedding inspiration is making me envious of all of the winter brides out there! Winter may not always be the most popular time to say your ‘I Dos’ but I think that trend is changing. Winter creates the perfectly cozy and romantic backdrop for your nuptials. Think fireplaces, lots of candlelight, rich warm jeweled hues and metallic. Sounds quite amazing to me!


Black and White is always elegant and timeless and can be work with so many styles.

I love the use of gold and milk glass for a vintage feel.

Via Eddie Ross


 Striped menu cards add a modern and graphic element.

 Via The Frosted Petticoat


Shop the look!




Looking for a more rustic look, pair mercury glass with natural wood elements for a cozy yet refined feel.

Via Brinton Studios 

Via Elizabeth Anne Designs 


Shop the look! 



If you really want to play up an enchanted wintry wedding do so with lots of twinkling lights, candlelight and natural branches. I love how the entire space looks as if it was dusted with snow!

Via Junkerman Jones Events/ Benfield Photography 




We would love to see what inspires you. Share your winter weddings with us! 



Fall Mood Board October 16, 2014 21:10

I love creating mood boards to capture what I am inspired by, organize trends and colors, and express a style. Now that fall has officially arrived I cannot get enough of these cozy, moody and elegant images. I love the mix of dusty blue, rich berry, ivory and metallics. It is such a fresh and sophisticated take on on fall!