Saturday, August 31, 2013

Rustic Wedding Beauty

Last weekend we went to a friend's wedding at Hurd Orchards.  It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen in my life. 

The bride and groom work in the advertising industry so their attention to detail was impeccable.  Their wedding made the guests feel relaxed and cared for.  They provided shuttles for the hour ride from Buffalo, NY to the orchard and they were greeted with glasses of iced tea with fresh peach slices, a dash of cinnamon, and paper straws.  They had signs greeting the guests, signs directing the guests around the property, lawn games, and the entire wedding decor was filled beautiful late summer/ early autumn colors.  I'm so in awe!  The food was farm to table and the owners barter with local farms to provide items on the menu that they couldn't provide.  I had the honor of designing the bride and bridesmaid headpieces.  The bride had the perfect balance of glamor and rustic style for an orchard wedding.  Many of the guests said the wedding felt like a movie star's wedding and I couldn't agree more! 

I worked on a custom design for her consisting of three fabric flowers made from tulle and silk, layers of yellow and white fabric, with white pearls stitched in the center.  For her bridesmaid I made three white flowers that coordinated with the bride's headpiece, but they were smaller in size and place throughout the bridesmaid hair.  They both looked fabulous. 

It brings me such joy to see two wonderful people coming together with loving friends and family.  It was a day filled with happy tears.  Congratulations!!!!

They made their own beer and bottled it for all of their guests!

The decor reminded me of the Terrain or Anthropologie

Such an adorable couple!  You can feel the love in this picture!


Friday, August 30, 2013

50 Shades of Blue

Good morning!  The summer weddings are wrapping up.  We're working with our autumn brides now.  For one of our very high fashion brides we're designing custom 1930's inspired hats for her bridesmaids - 50 Shades of Blue and a custom veil for the bride.  Her bridesmaids are wearing all custom dresses (by Anatomy) made from different fabrics she hand picked in the NYC fashion fabric district.  She wanted us to design mixed match hat's like a runway collection to coordinate with the bridesmaids dresses.  We designed each one emphasizing different sized flowers and fabrics with sequins, russian netting, tulle, and beautiful blue silk fabric.  Here's a sneak peek of the work in progress!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer Fun

 Liz came to visit this weekend!  We went on a tour around New Haven and walked the Yale campus.

We woke up early and headed to the beach.  Ahh I LOVE the ocean!

Rustic wooden flower pots holding dozens of sunflowers

Liz's first visit to Terrain!

Interesting compositions all over the store.  You could literally spend days there.

 Anthropologie interior design decor inspiration.  A wall of mirrors

Terrain also carries cosmetics.  Good point, Dr. Alkaitis!

 A book headboard and gorgeous blue walls!

Check out our etsy shop to see our latest designs!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Trend Alert : Braids!

We love how braids can make an elegant hairstyle seem so effortless and natural. Braids are not only fashion forward...they will also lock flower adornments in your hair all day long!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Downtown Sophistication

Beautiful photos from one of our brides!  Our bride wanted a simple and high fashion headpiece.  We designed a birdcage veil with white feathers, peacock feathers, and vintage rhinestones.  She looks absolutely gorgeous and they make such an adorable couple!  The photographer was SJ Bridgeman Photography and they were all shot in downtown Buffalo, NY at the historic Hotel at the Lafayette.

Have a lovely friday! 



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bring On the Color

Brides this year are not afraid of color.  I've noticed almost all of our customers this year have incorporated color in their bridal headpieces or accessories.  We just completed an order for a bride in Oregon.  She fell in love with one of our bib necklaces and wanted purple fabric pins designed to coordinate with the necklace.  We hand dyed our silk and designed a textured petal flower with a gold bead center.  We made 25 flowers for the bride's bridesmaids and boutineers for the groomsmen.  I can't wait to see her photos!  Best wishes!