Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Inspiration

I thought it might be interesting to post some of the inspiration boards for the Brooklyn Bride Tablescapes we worked on last year. I would create one and then forward to Adrienne. We would then gab about it, rehash and collaborate on items needed to flesh it out. Sometimes I'd go shopping for trim or fabric and that would help define the idea. Adrienne is a master at sourcing. She'd head out to all sorts of box stores as well as specialty shops...texting me images of her finds all along the way.  After each I'll show you the final result so you can see how it actually transformed.

I fell in love with the styling in an Anthropology catalogue. That got me thinking about  making an exotic luscious table. I wanted something rich in colors and textures...perfect for a rehearsal dinner or small party. I'm excited to do a slight variation on this for a fall wedding at a swank NYC hotel.

the results....
 The Alexander McQueen inspired table was super fun to design. I was so excited by his show at the MET, I could have gone bonkers overload when making the table. But I thought we kept in check. It actually ended up informing a sexy deep red wedding at Galapagos wedding last fall.
the result...

The Modern Beach wedding was what we called this table. See that image on the cover of Undecorate? I yearn to live in that photo. It's what sparked this table design. A July beach wedding is getting this treatment. I can't wait for that one.

 the results....

The next table was a sweet and cheery design for Valentines day. I saw this invite design by em & bee and it set the tone for everything else. Here's a little side note on this project. After the shoot Tory was headed out to photograph a city hall wedding. The bride's brother arranged for her to photograph the day as a surprise. We surprised the couple even further by giving them the bouquet and boutonniere! You can see the images on Tory's blog here. Such joy!

the results...

And last but not least - the board and table that launched the series. Still my favorite :)...I think.

3 comments:

megan said...

love seeing your inspiration!

Adrienne said...

How did I ever miss this?? Endlessly inspired by you and had such a blast on this with you ;)

arif hasan said...

very nice......

SF City Hall wedding