Monday, August 30, 2010

Real Wedding: Nicole + Dan vol.2

One of our favorite weddings to date had to be shared in two parts. Enjoy more of the peachy details we designed for Nicole + Dan's big day at Condors Nest Ranch, captured by Katie Neal Photography.
Guests dined outdoors at the Ranch and were served gourmet BBQ fixings, while seated a elegant tables. Beautiful mix-matched china at each placesetting is the only way to eat BBQ at a wedding. The parallel between class and rustic elegance was perfection!

This escort card wall was a vision + originally inspired from an ad in an interior design magazine. We decided to build Nicole her very own wall of vintage plates for the escort card set up. It turned out perfectly and was a stunning statement of peach and mint green with the reception as the backdrop. Dear Darling did all the calligraphy for the wedding.

Floating gold lotus flowers filled the was a lovely touch!

After sunset, the ranch turned into a beautiful, romantic lit scene straight out of a movie. The market lighting and hundreds of candles made for a beautiful sight! The ceremony area was transformed into an after dinner hay lounge complete with custom made linens, gold frames which served as trays to candies - just in time for evening cocktails and cigars. The lounge turned out adorable!

Nicole + Dan, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting C&C with every aspect and detail of the day. We enjoyed every minute of it all plus the final product was incredible! Congrats on your marriage and we wish you the best!!
Event Design/Styling: Carter and Cook
Flowers: Lynne Lucente
Paper Design: Posh Paperie
Hair/Makeup: Beauty-to-Be
Calligraphy: Dear Darling
Lights and Linens: Allie’s Party Rentals

Friday, August 27, 2010

Real Wedding: Nicole + Dan vol.1

Nicole is one of those brides who has it all together. She is wonderfully creative, organized, and so on top of it all. She was well on her way to having a beautiful wedding at Condors Nest Ranch when we got a call from her. She needed help pulling her vision together in a cohesive look and hired us to do all the design and styling of the entire day. What could be better than that & at one of our very favorite venues!

We couldn't have been more thrilled! Nicole loved the rustic ranch, but also wanted their wedding to have elegance & class. We quickly came up with some ideas to bring the two worlds together, and I must say -the end result was breathtakingly lovely.

The color scheme for their summer wedding was a dusty pink, peach, cream, mint green and golds. Lynn Lucente blew us away with her floral design. The flowers were simply stunning. We designed two various tablescaples, using both round and banquet tables with a variety of high and low centerpieces. We found an eclectic mix of centerpiece containers ranging from warm peach hues, shabby chic cream, and gold.

How tender is their first look? I love how sweet it is.

Nicole knew what she was doing hiring Katie Neal Photography. WOW, does she make us look GOOD. : )Her use of lighting is amazing.. just wait until you see more of the wedding details coming next week!
Venue: The Condor’s Nest Ranch
Event Design/Styling: Carter and Cook
Flowers: Lynne Lucente
Paper Design: Posh Paperie
Hair/Makeup: Beauty-to-Be
Cake: It’s All About the Cake
Calligraphy: Dear Darling
Lights and Linens: Allie’s Party Rentals

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just a Peek: Nicole + Dan

I am in love with this photo. It makes my heart so happy! The smiles of a beautiful bride & groom and the joy is what I love most. Not to mention the backdrop on this stunning, summer wedding is breathtaking. Just wait for the rest, you're going to fall in love.

Katie Neal Photography captured the heart of Nicole + Dan's wedding. We cannot wait to share the rest!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summertime Wedding Inspiration

We had the absolute privilege to work with Jessica Claire again this year. I'm telling you, everything she touches is golden. Her photography is absolutely stunning and makes our design look that much better. Thank you Jessica for allowing us to assist in your workshop!

Because the workshop was in June, the start of summer and in this rustic park - we wanted the theme of the shoot to reflect the surroundings. The park felt very camplike - so we started there. We were inspired by camping, all things summer, gingham, popsicles, fireflies, fun colors, rope and various textures.

Ask anyone - I was obsessed with using these darn popsicles. They were packed in an ice chest, and I prayed they would last. As you can see, just barely. :)

Hannah with Modern Bouquet always does an incredible job bringing our vision to reality. The whimsical florals were such an elegant touch to the table. She also hand made a rustic chandelier for the ceremony area that was hung from an arch, that came from Found Rentals.

Jeni from Found provided an amazing collection of furniture for the shoot. She is incredible to work with and has such a fantastic selection of pieces at her vintage rental warehouse.
Anytime we get the chance to create a an element of design that may be hung over a tablescape – we take advantage! We attached various styles of rope to the Oak Tree, along with the left over fabric to create an eclectic and fun looking rope chandelier.

Our goal was to take the rustic atmosphere & theme but create an elegant space. We love the idea of mixing textures and patterns. Gingham and vintage floral prints began to paint a vision. We made a custom peach and tangerine floral printed table runner and navy gingham napkins. Posh Paperie created adorable place card flags that were secured in fresh pieces of summer fruit – cantaloupe!
All the wedding signs were a beautiful combination of the two patterns. In order to off set the rustic environment, we used navy blue fine china, and then spray painted plastic plates as homemade chargers. A less expensive way to add color and another fun element to your table.

We really love summer fruit - especially cantelope. It played into the table decor and the color was the perfect 'pop'!

A small campfire area made up of various lanterns was created & included benches, a hammock, peanuts to snack on and a even a game of Bingo.

Melody, from Sweet & Saucy Shop created a cake table with 3 alternating sizes of cake, two of which had toasted marshmallow frosting! We designed a hand dyed tulle curtain backdrop for our cake table. The lighting created a beautiful focal point.

Katie and Ryan Scott are a real life couple. In fact, she too is a fantastic photographer. They were the perfect models, and so very lovely!

A BIG thank you to Jen at Green Wedding Shoes for featuring the shoot here!
Vendor Team:
Event Design/Styling: Carter & Cook Event Co.
Flowers: Modern Bouquet
Paper: Posh Paperie
Cakes: Sweet & Saucy Shop
Furniture Rentals: Found Rentals
Hair Pieces & Shoe Clips: Rachel Larraine
Hair: The Mermaid Salon, Kim Lilly
Make up: Color4Casting, Jessica Arredondo
Photography: Jessica Claire