Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friendly Inspiration: Ashley J

If you missed yesterday's introduction to Ashley's Friendly Inspiration, be sure to check it out here to see the ideas and creations behind today's post!

Ashley J's Friendly Inspiration:

The Colour Scheme: Shades of teal, yellow, and grey will surround this wedding.

The Invitations: The burlap lends itself to the rustic feel and the lace to the vintage; plus, it has a great teal-coloured centre.

The Venue: The Roaring Camp Railroads is the cutest venue! It has an old schoolhouse on the property, along with a vintage train and other adorable features. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect location!

The Bride:

The Dress: When I went looking for the perfect dress for Ashley, I pulled several all lace dresses, like she requested, but also pulled this Allure Bridal dress. It was my wild card option, but when Ashley saw it, she fell in love with it just as I did.

The Accessories: A unique bracelet combo and pear-shaped earrings will add some blingy-features to Ashley's look, along with a bead-trimmed veil to match her dress. For the bouquet, an arrangement of butter yellow, white, and teal flowers was chosen. 


The Bridesmaids: This grey bridesmaids dress will pair perfectly with the neckline and style of the bridal gown. A yellow-filled bouquet with white accents will stand out perfectly against the grey dress.

The Groom and Groomsmen: To incorporate the colour teal into the wedding party, the men will wear subtly striped teal ties with their deep grey suits. A matching boutonniere to the bouquets offers the perfect yellow accent.

The Decorations:

The Flowers: A combination of yellow and teal flowers, plus grey accents, will be used throughout the ceremony and reception.

The Ceremony: There are three different aspects to the ceremony decor: the backdrop, the flowers, and the aisle. The backdrop will be a set of teal-stained distressed doors; the flowers will be hung in small vases from the trees surrounding the ceremony space; and the aisle will be set apart through a ruffled burlap runner and yellow flower petals.

The Reception: The reception space on the property is an old wooden hall, with beautiful details, like 32-foot ceilings and the circle chandeliers seen here.

The Escort Cards: Old-fashioned library card holders were the inspiration behind the escort cards.

The Tablescapes: A grey tablecloth will act as the backdrop to the tables' decorations. On it will be a teal burlap, lace-trimmed runner. A silver charger will back a teal plate, along with a rolled yellow napkin adorned with a teal floral napkin ring. The centrepieces, detailed below, will be accompanied by teal and grey candlesticks.

The Centrepieces: Along with the candlesticks, vintage books and silver pitchers will dress up the table. The pitchers, along with glass vases, will be filled with flowers to add colour. The wooden table numbers will rest on the centrepieces.

The Cake: A cute cake was a must for Ashley, so we searched far and wide to find the perfect one. What we chose was this gorgeous floral cake. A teal wooden cake stand, along with matching Mr and Mrs heart cake toppers will complete the look. The cake will be on a separate table accompanied by photos of the couple and similar details to the tables (like vintage books, vases, and candlesticks).

The Drinks: Yellow and teal lemonade is the perfect drink in the springtime.

The Favours: Ashley had the idea to give guests candles as favours, and I absolutely loved it! Lemon beeswax candles with a burlap "thank you" stamp is the final touch to make this a perfect favour.

The Extras: To give homage to Ashley's chemistry background, signs throughout the wedding will be spelled out using the periodic table. To keep it on theme, they'll be created using burlap flags.

2 comments:

  1. Ainsley, it's perfect, and so are you!

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    1. You're perfect GLil! So glad you like it! :)

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