Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wedding Inspiration: Irina Graewe

Looking through the archives on EatDrinkChic the other day, I found the wonderful work of Irina Graewe. Many of her interiors images could be used as inspiration for wedding decor.

Paper doily stencils.
Spray down a paper runner as 'coasters' or place settings.

Old willow pattern plates with bright cutlery and stencilled initials for place settings.

Stack of love letters, sheet music of meaningful songs etc on a table with the guestbook.

Brightly patterned umbrellas for bridesmaids to use instead of parasols. Or to shade tables at an outdoor reception.

Mismatched chairs and patchwork table cloth with crystal glassware and lots of fresh flowers for an intimate dinner reception.

More mismatched chairs, and cutout paper garlands.

Delicate vintage china and antique silver spoons for a tea party.

Glass tea and coffee pots, decanters of dessert wines for after-dinner celebrations. This would look gorgeous with masses of candles.

Empty frames on a paper backdrop for guests to write messages in or to display seating plans.

All images by Irina Graewe

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Decorations: Floral

Since marigolds aren't in season for our wedding, we're thinking of stringing garlands of fabric/tissue paper substitutes along the backs of the reception chairs. 

These strings of silk flower petals/cotton bolls would look great over the table to add some height. The best thing is they can be made well in advance like the garlands.

Absolutely love the floral 'specimens' by Kristen (The Treasured Petal) and Angel. And who would've thought the 'Milk & Honey' tablescape by Paige and Kelly was inspired by the first time John Lennon and Yoko Ono met? I don't know what those little hanging orbs are called, but I need to get my hands on some :) 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This dress..

..keeps popping up everywhere these days. 

It's a Vera Wang, from a few seasons back I think. Would love to incorporate some of that draping into my own dress, but then I'd need to rethink the fitted lace back I've been imagining.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Flowers: Ruby Slipper

I think I've finally found the perfect florist! 

Ruby Slipper describes their style as "girly and vintage with a freshly 'hand-picked from the garden' feel". They show just a few bouquets on their site but enough to get a good idea of their style. 

Plus they have a selection of props including vintage teacups! Find them here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Amy Osaba

Just what I've been looking for.

from here

Saturday, April 3, 2010