Modern Love

Traditional, with a modern twist for today's bride, was the concept for the styled shoot we put together for Modern Luxury Brides. Featured in their most recent issue and on their website, this shoot combined what we like to call mom's traditional, with the hip daughter's perspective. The elegance of the design makes it timeless, but detailed touches throughout appeals to the contemporary bride. Captured by the talented Laurie Perez Photography.

We put our own sophisticated twist on a beloved wedding color: mint. Every element was “mint” to be for the Modern Love shoot as it was all custom made and hand selected. We really wanted to capture how traditional items could be made new again with a fresh perspective. For example, choosing to use silver accents instead of gold allowed us to represent the types of items that would be passed down from a family member. The beautiful private estate used for the shoot was a huge source of inspiration and provided the perfect backdrop. The two large mirrors framing the table only added to the elegance, and Blush and Vine outdid themselves with the luxurious, loosely arranged centerpieces.

12_laurieperez.com_32A8424 68_laurieperez.com_32A8525 149_laurieperez.com_32A8762The one of a kind invitations designed by Lavender and Mint were first letterpressed on white stock, watercolored in a light mint and finished off with blush silk ribbon by Frou Frou. A custom monogram was designed and used throughout the table, on the menu, the ice cream cone wrappers, and even on one of the many small cakes designed by Sugary and Chic.

67_laurieperez.com_32A8523 34_laurieperez.com_32A8338 49_laurieperez.com_32A8483To add a modern approach to the traditional china place settings provided by Swift + Company, we  positioned the flatware diagonally. This was inspired by two restaurants in Louisville who present their tables this way.

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Photography: Laurie Perez Photography / Style and Design: Natalie Dawley of Two Be Wed / Florals: Blush and Vine / Furniture, China and Rentals: Swift + Company / Cakes: Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique / Invitations and Paper Goods: Lavender and Mint / Illustration and Printing: Mesh by Alex / Calligraphy: Meredith Allison Calligraphy


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