Monday, July 28, 2014

Citrus & Watercolor Wedding Inspiration

Coming up with a color palette is a must for all wedding & party planning.  It sets the tone & gives you direction.  When that color combination leads to fresh decor options, you've got a winner.  I love citrus colors but even more, I love fresh citrus.  The possibilities are endless! 
 Oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, and lemons find there way into all kinds of decor from bouquets to centerpieces.  The more variety in colors and textures, the better!
 Watercolored details blend beautifully.  This detail feels natural so its a great compliment.
 With all the bright colors, the question can be what to pair them with.  Yes, white is always a good balance, but a little gold works well too.  It tones things down & adds a bit of sophistication.
If you're going all out with the reception decor, think about toning down the ceremony setup.  By hanging these watercolored fabric strips with the sun streaming through, less is definitely more! So soft and romantic!
 All this color is perfect for an outdoor wedding.  Nature always compliments nature, especially in this simple country setting dripping with California sunlight.  
Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Event Design: Vanessa Noel Events | Floral Design: Kissing Bees | Invitations: Alissa Bell Press | Watercolor Placecards, Gold-Dipped Vases: DIY, Anna Delores Photography | Vases + Additional Flowers: Stella Bloom Designs | Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion Calligraphy | Paper Flowers, Table Runner, Ribbon Backdrop: Vanessa Noel Events | Parasol: Bella Umbrella | Flatware: Cost Plus Word Market | Dress: BHLDN

Monday, June 23, 2014

Tropical Wedding

I like to dissect good design, that's really what I do here at Modern Mindy.  It's one thing to look at something and like it, it's another thing to look a little closer & find out why.  At first glance I like this wedding inspiration because of the color.  I love rich, vibrant, grab-your-attention color.  So what sets this apart in my mind from every other tropical party decor?  Contrast.  Yep, it almost always comes back to contrast.  I'll explain further.
 A tropical wedding theme should be playful but since it's a wedding, it should also be sophisticated.  The careful balance and back and forth of these 2 ideas are what take this from your average tiki torch gathering to a stunning wedding with a very original look.
 It all begins with these invitations and custom graphic details.  They are every bit tropical, but it's the hand drawn details and gorgeous calligraphy that give the sophistication you want.
I'm not going to lie to you, the location really helps pull off this upscale tropical look.  If you took all this decor, as beautiful as it is, and plopped it in a boring ole reception hall, it would really lose something.  Never underestimate the importance of your event location.
 The location adds a lot of the contrast.  It's more rustic and earthy which compliments the vibrant colors and helps it all pop.
 Of course and heavy dose of white helps create balance as well.  Color is good, just know when to say when.
 Linens are nice and pretty hard to eliminate in a real life wedding.  The take away from this inspiration is to mix it up a bit and add painted pieces for specific displays whether that be a photo table, dessert display, or even head table.  This green table top is pretty amazing.
Shoot Location: Maitland, FL / Photographer: Best Photography / Floral Design: Freshly Picked / Venue:Maitland Art Center / Wedding Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House / Makeup: Radiant Makeup Artistry / Wedding Cake: The Sugar Suite / Rentals: WISH Vintage Rentals and Dishie Rentals / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Shannon Kirsten Illustration  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Botanical 1st Birthday

 I'm pretty excited to have one more chance to celebrate a first birthday.  There's something so sweet and special about your babies first party!  I'm seriously crushing over this pretty little party by Je Adore!  It was a huge collaborative effort, so don't feel overwhelmed about recreating this all by yourself, just let it inspire you one idea at a time!
Absolutely love this floral 1.  This alone on your dessert table would be amazing.  Here's a tutorial if you're interested:DIY

Creative, cute, and simple.  If you're the creative type but not the baking type just find a fun way to display a simple treat.  
 Feeling ambitious and pre-bought party hats aren't your thing?  These little crowns are super cute & a nice custom touch.  Notice she wrapped cups in the same paper.  Purchasing patterned paper can lead to all kinds of ideas!
It can be hard to come up with a theme for a first birthday so a floral theme is perfect.  Just go nuts with it!
Design and photography: Nikki Kinowski of Je Adore and The Scalloped Window
Nom Nom and Eat Cake Banners: Rifle Paper Co.
Large Peony Flowers: Whimsy Pie
Large anenome flowers: Especially For You
Flower garland: Mazzi Flowers
Lace teepee: Banana J. Creations
Cardboard macroon stand, napkins, plates, straws, favor bags, pancake ball stems: Shop Sweet Lulu
“soap bubble” Ball pit balls –
Flower Crown, floral “1” and floral heart: The Scalloped Window
Floral backdrop: Rifle Paper Co. table cloth