Real Wedding: Into the Woods

Thursday, May 31, 2012
A fairy tale wedding is what most girls dream of...but we got to literally create one for sweet couple, Joahnna and Mihir. When we learned the bride's favorite book was Grimm's fairy tale stories with their gorgeous illustrations and images the ideas and inspiration quickly began to pour out. The many stories and themes gave us an abundance of  intriguing and romantic elements to play with, giving Johanna and Mihir a beautiful story to remember as their own. This woodsy and whimsy inspired wedding allowed all those  who attended to travel into the woods to visit grandmothers house, the 3 bears and other storybook characters...reminding us that an adventure was just a page away.

Johanna and Mihir had a traditional Indian ceremony under an arch strung with mini yarn balls (reminiscent of the bride's love of knitting), pom pom garlands and climbing flowers. Small ferns and flower clusters were artfully placed down the aisle by Twigg Botanicals . As always the gorgeous Saris added color and texture to the overall feel of the event. cute was Johanna's flower girl with her beautiful mother in her matching sari?

At the guestbook table family and friends were invited to add to their pages in this chapter of their lives, reminding the guests just how important their roles are in their own personal fairy tale.

Being that Johanna loves to knit...also inspired us to create this colorful escort card cabinet filled with knitting needles and yarn that we gathered of every color and stacked sky high in a vintage wood cabinet.  Once guests found their names they prompted to weave their way to their tables.

Brightly colored pink poms and the mix of colored yarns added a soft texture to the decor.

The entire room was filled with whimsical flowers and small touches. Magenta, orange and teal kept this room bright and cheery. The table numbers and other charming paper elements were created by the lovely Cassie at  Peanut Press Creative and made to look like little animals from the Grimm's fairy tales.  The three little pigs, fox, little pied piper, and wolf,  found themselves among the numbers and the enchanting centerpieces made up of birch logs, bright florals, ferns, moss and wild mushrooms.

Keep a lookout for these fun paper elements that we will soon have available in our very own Amorology shoppe

The menu that sat at each place setting took guests through each course by chapters.

Different colored napkins and flowers made each place setting unique. The flowers rested delicately atop the menus to greet those seated.

Johanna's family loves to make pie together and it is Mihir's favorite treat too so we couldn't help but create a delightful and delicious display of mini pies and cake that were "not too hot", "not too cold" and "just right"!  The table was appropriately named "The Bearfoot Contessa" alluding to Mama Bear's kitchen and offered each of the guests a sweet ending following the Indian Cuisine.

We loved the different colored and sized porridge bowls used as planters. They were filled with flowers and moss.  Fresh flowers, pretty paper elements, and of course the yummy desserts made this table eye candy that no guest could refuse.

As a funny side note...the cake was so tempting that one of the guests couldn't help themselves and decided to play the role of goldilocks, diving into the back of the wedding cake before the couple had a chance to cut it...leaving the bride and groom each thinking.."someone's been eating my cake".   This was a first for us...but we managed to save the cake before it was prematurely devoured. 

As the evening came to an end everyone was up on the dance floor shaking and grooving. Johanna and Mihir really had a fun loving group of family and friends who helped bring this chapter to a close. Everywhere you looked there were smiles and cheers. Their love for this couple really showed through with the ending celebration on the dance floor.

We were so pleased to be part of this special story. Here at Amorology we know that their fairy tale has really just begun.  Johanna and Mihir, thank you for letting us be in one of the most important chapters of your love story. Enjoy each unique chapter and cheers to you having your happy ending! And a big thank you to Jenny Llanes Photography for capturing the endearing moments to always look back on.

Friday's Features

Friday, May 25, 2012

Good Morning Friends,

Is it crazy that giving birth is seeming like the easiest part of this month? Heather still looks as beautiful as ever and still has that pregnancy glow. Only a week to go and she will be having her baby. She definitely was feeling in good hands last weekend at our wedding with a room full of doctors though. Lots of contractions but no baby yet.

The image above is from our fairy tale inspired Indian wedding. Don't you love the porridge planters? We will be sharing this wedding with you next week so don't go too far!

Before we take off to our next wedding, here are some things to brighten your weekend...

Hair chalking seems so fun. Have you tried it?
Just bought very comfortable black heels for a black tie wedding last weekend. Highly recommend them!
We hear this is a must to brighten your eyes on the big day.
How to stock your bar for a party to remember, or not!
Inspired by lace invitations, so pretty.
Tone on tone stripes for him, handsome.
Cakes, we especially love the first. Yes, please!


Friday's Features

Friday, May 18, 2012

With summer fast approaching we can't help but be day dreaming of some beach days. What will you be doing this weekend? We hope you get a chance to get your toes wet and relax after the long week. This past week was busy busy and oh so fun for us! We can't wait to spill all the details of our Exquisite Weddings shoot, but it will have to wait until it gets published. We hope you love surprises! We are also getting ready for our medically inspired multicultural wedding. The bride and groom are both doctors and the sweet table is good enough to invoke a sugar coma! We are off to the waiting room, but before we go and you start putting on that tanning lotion check out this weeks features.

After 36 long hours this delicious 42 inch masterpiece was created!
And what a great quote to top off your special treat?
Really? Way too cute to be free.
These Mexican inspired invites left us with Oohs and Aahs.
We've been noticing a trend with displaying significant dates. A perfect idea for a unique wedding gift.
Oh and how was your Mother's Day? Have you been following A Cup Of Jo's Motherhood Mondays? Read an article she recently posted about those mother's we lose too soon.

We will see you all back here next week!


Real Wedding: Nikki & Andrew

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
If you couldn't tell by their engagement shoot you know now, Nikki and Andrew are one creative and outdoorsy duo! Nikki and Andrew have a love for animals. Two specifically, dogs and fish. What do you get when you throw this unlikely pair of creatures together? A dog beach themed wedding!

Choosing the scenic Pelican Hill as the location was a perfect fit for this affair. The scenic views overlooking the ocean really reflected the couples love for water.

Playing into the "something borrowed" tradition was the ring pillow made from the mother of the bride's wedding dress train. Square Root Designs did a stunning job with all of the floral arrangements. Roses and hydrangeas paired with succulents  gave that elegant beach feel we were creating.

"Please fetch your name..." was displayed above our dog beach escort card table. Guests grabbed their names from paw printed sand. Brightly Designed beautifully created the paper elements, leaving them elegant and yet playful. Dog beach has never looked so good!  We were in love with these little pups that we found that helped to set the scene!  

 During the cocktail hour guests celebrated with a "Flip Flop Hooray" and slipped into sandals. Different sized sandals awaited them in baskets.

When the guests sent in their RSVPs they added a joke to go along with it. The bride and groom choose their favorites and they were placed on cards in the shape of funny bones.  Finding a joke at each table was a great way to get guest to relax and feel at ease.

Friends and family "fished" in our candy bar with a flowing ribboned backdrop.

The themed table names were displayed with printed pictures of different dog breeds and fish species onto vintage dictionary paper.

All different textures went into decorating this affair. The cake was no exception. Scalloped with fish like scales the cake stood above a waterfall of florals. Who knew scales could look so good on a wedding cake?

During dessert guests were asked to "take a dip" into the donut station where they were able to top their own donuts and enjoy mini milkshakes and sliders.

White candles romantically set the mood during the reception.

Thank you Nikki and Andrew for including us in this truly unique wedding! And thank you Caroline Tran for capturing these breathtaking photographs!

Check out this wedding's feature on 100 Layer Cake here