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Innovative Inspiration: The Kiss

Welcome back to the Innovative Inspiration. In this blog series, we  explore unconventional media which can be used to inspire your wedding. In week 1, we saw Viktor & Rolf’s “Flowerbomb” fragrance inspire a beautiful wedding. Meanwhile, last week, we saw a wedding inspired by the Pixar hit Finding Nemo. For this week’s inspiration, I have chosen a piece of art by Gustav Klimt called “The Kiss.” This work of art very appropriately pictures a male giving his female lover a kiss on the cheek. Shown in gold, these lovers are enjoying a date in a field of flowers. Be sure to check out the Pinterest board and enjoy! 

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Venue | Because this painting encompasses a very rich color palette, I picture this to be an autumn wedding. So, I would imagine this wedding’s ceremony to be held in a long-standing church with stained glass windows. The reception would be held at a country club in a room with a view of the color-changing landscape.

The ceremony space for this wedding needs little modifying; it will be complete with a simple aisle arrangement, placed at the edge of each pew to bring in not only the autumn colors, but also the easily usable autumn-esque items such as pumpkins and other gourds, cinnamon sticks and multi-colored leaves.     

The reception space for this wedding, unlike the ceremony space, has more room for extravagance. An open country club space calls for plentiful autumn decorations and rich golds and greens from the painting. I picture the space to be dripping with gold, cinnamon and roses to pay homage to Klimt’s piece.

Floral | Although this painting is simple, with a minimalist color palette, that doesn’t mean that the floral arrangements will suffer. One of the first things to consider when putting together a wedding’s floral scheme is the season, which in this case is autumn. So, for this wedding, I would use red roses, baby’s breath, chinaberry, red alstroemeria and rowan berry. This warmly colored floral scheme will pair perfectly with autumn items such as pumpkins, gourds, cinnamon sticks and multi-colored leaves, as mentioned above.

 So, for the actual arranging of these flowers I would choose tall centerpieces in gilded gold vases. In these arrangements, I would place cinnamon sticks among the flowers and scatter miniature pumpkins and various other gourds around the table. This arrangement would perfectly complement the table settings, as discussed in the next section.

Table Settings | Thus far, the planning choices of this wedding favor a complex tablescape; with rich colors such as gold and cranberry, this wedding’s warm and inviting colors will give birth to some of the most pleasant and fond feelings and memories for your guests.  

I would use gold table cloths with a cranberry-colored tulle overlay to foster a warm, autumn environment. Atop this linen scheme, I would set a beautiful table-setting complete with crystal drinkware and utensils. I would use gold opera chairs and weave cranberry-colored tulle through the slats in the backs of these chairs.  

As I can’t discuss every piece of inspiration in depth, I have created a Pinterest board, as mentioned earlier, with both ideas discussed in this blog and new ideas. I hope you have enjoyed this post and seen some new ideas. And keep in mind, this is just one idea way to inspire your wedding day! Stay tuned for more!    

~ Best

Emily

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Innovative Inspiration | Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb

There are plenty of things that can be beautiful inspiration for your wedding, thus I have decided to begin a series of blog posts to exemplify that. For the first instalment of “Innovative Inspiration,” I have decided to use the Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb scent. A delicate pink hue and wrapped in an architectural bottle with a silver nameplate and black flower accent, this perfume is a fragrant and floral hyper-feminine scent. Enjoy the post and check out the Pinterest board at www.Pinterest.com/Accentonevents. Victor and Rolf FlowerbombVenue | In my mind, there are two venue options for this wedding: (1) based on the fragrance’s name, a gorgeous outdoor scene, which could easily paint the picture of effortless romance through nature’s beauty and calculated planning (2) inspired by the angularity of the perfume’s bottle, a trendy, geometric indoor location adorned with black modern furniture and dripping with pink flowers would perfectly embody the essence of Flowerbomb without being cliché.Mywedding.comFloral | With a name like Flowerbomb, this realm of wedding planning is understandably important. As with all weddings, the floral selection is dependent on the date of the wedding. So, for the purposes of this blog, we’ll say that this is a spring wedding. The floral scheme that I envision for this wedding includes pinks, whites and blacks and because of Flowerbomb’s name, I’d like to include as many different seasonal flowers as possible in eclectic arrangement.

FlowersThe first flowers that pop into my head are anemones and sweet peas, but I also see a place for other flowers such as cherry blossoms, cosmos, dahlias and poppies. Though the pinks and whites are easy to account for, the black color is more difficult, but it is found in the anemone flower and can be easily incorporated through vases and wrappings—such as in the bridal bouquets!

Table Settings | In my mind, there are two options for table settings, dependent on the venue. For an outdoor venue, I think that simple ivory linens and tableware would allow the flowers to be the focal point of the décor. Equipped with pink napkins, silver chairs and tall centerpieces, this scene would blow your guests away! 

For an indoor reception, I would go linen-less with black furniture. This would perfectly make a modern and chic statement for your wedding, while the black furnishings would allow for something bold to be done with the head table- up to you! With the exception of short centerpieces, I wouldn’t change a thing from the outdoor table settings- simple elegance is key when using Flowerbomb as wedding inspiration.

Though I can’t discuss every aspect of weddings in this post, I have pinned much more to the Pinterest page. This is just one idea for extracting inspiration for your wedding from everyday objects. I hope you enjoyed this post and find your inspiration, and stay tuned for the next installment of “Innovative Inspiration!”    Pinterest Board

~Best,

Emily

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Real Wedding: Cara and Josh ~ Best Friends for Life

We are pleased to bring you Cara's and Josh's love story.  We were so happy to be a part of their wedding!! Cara Burks still laughs about the awkward first impression she had of her husband Josh. It was 2006, and Cara, then a ninth grader, had just finished playing in a basketball tournament at the small Christian school they both attended.

“I knew who he was, but I didn’t really know him that well,” she says. “He came up to me and said, ‘I did a pushup for every good thing you did out there on the court.’ Then, we talked about what I did, and watched some of the other games.”

It may have been an odd pickup line, but it caught Cara’s attention, and began a natural friendship. “It seems as though we’ve been best friends forever,” she says.

The two dated throughout high school, taking a brief break when Cara, who’s a year older, left for Maranatha Baptist University, in Wisconsin. After Josh went to West Coast Baptist College, in California, they picked up where they had left off.

Cara graduated in 2013 and moved home for a job with a local wedding planner. Josh was still in California, or so Cara thought on an evening in late November 2013, when her twin sister, Hallie, and brother-in-law, Justin, invited her out to dinner.

“While we’re there, my brother-in-law says he’s feeling sick and he goes to the bathroom,” Cara says. “It’s maybe 15 minutes later and he’s not back yet, and we’re starting to worry. So, my sister goes and checks on him.”

While they were gone, someone began playing Cara’s favorite song on the dining room piano. “I feel this tap on my shoulder, I turn around, and it’s Josh, with a ring,” she says.

Planning in just nine months was sometimes trying, says Cara, but she had a helping hand through every step.

Cara also credits a willing team of vendors, especially her boss, Laura Sanders Ahern, of Accent on Events. “It put me at ease, because I knew everything would be exactly as I wanted it,” says Cara. “Hiring people is worth it, if you can afford it. It was my magical day, and everybody helped it to feel that way.”

Enjoy the photos ~

Best ~

Laura

 

Vendors:

Photography ~ Mandy Blair Photography

Hair and Make up ~ Arch Apothecary

Ceremony Venue ~ Burpee Museum of Natural History

Reception Venue ~ Giovanni's

Florist ~ Event Floral

DJ/Lighting ~ Luxe Productions

Specialty Linens / Chargers ~ Beautiful Day Linens

Cake/Cupcakes  and Favors ~ sugarjones

Napkins ~ Rock River Printers

Photo Booth ~ Special Moments Photo Booth

Invitations ~ Jack Sprat

Wedding Planner ~ Accent on Events