We’re back with more of this peachy keen Virginia wedding! Speaking of peaches: the super-Southern peach details were love at first sight for Miss Emily, as were the lush floral arrangement from Capital Decor and Events. A Trendy Wedding planned L + T’s big day, and Kendall’s Cakes styled their three-tiered square confection. We hope your Monday’s a little sweeter after swooning over Lindsey + Tyson’s “I dos.” Ours sure is! Still haven’t gotten your copy of SW V3, featuring this and our other favorite weddings from 2010? What are you waiting for!
In love with Jennifer + Kyle’s glitzy and glamorous look? This is the post for you! Read on for a few ways to make your day black and white and chic all over.
A. To set an ambient mood at your reception, cluster mercury glass and velvet-flocked votives on low side tables and guest tables. Velvet-flocked votive from Beau-Coup, mercury glass votive from Luna Bazaar.
B. We LOVE this chic little black dress from Kirstie Kelly’s Fall 2010 collection for Disney. The brooch at the shoulder is the perfect accent! Her adorable black peep toes don’t hurt, either.
C. Can’t afford to rent real crystal chandeliers? Hang a few of these black chipboard and lightbulb versions from the rafters. We found them at Urban Outfitters.
D. A handful of Smitten Sticks guarantees a raucous photobooth and/or adorable group shots. Pick them up here!
E. DK Designs makes the most beautiful clay flowers. Even if black-centered anemones aren’t in season the month of your wedding, you can add these faux blooms to your cake (and even your bouquet!). Bonus? They’ll never wilt, meaning you’ll have a gorgeous memento to keep for years to come.
F. Bring in a few fun patterns with inexpensive ribbon. Use striped or dotted strands to wrap boutonnieres stems or the stems of a bouquet. Thick stripe from Paper Mart, thin dotted from Create for Less.
G. We love these ethereal, easy-to-make tulle puffs either for ceiling decor or favor box toppers. Get the DIY instructions here! (Bonus: they call to mind Jennifer’s beautiful veil!)
H. Glitzy drops for a fraction of the price they look — we’ll take them! Find these chandelier earrings at Emitations.
I. A graphic ring pillow will look snazzy scooting down the aisle in the hands of your ring bearer. Find this one at Bklyn Pillow, or make your own with a couple squares of fabric from the craft store.
J. Spider mums, with their giant heads, make for an interesting and economical vase-filler.
K. The black Bellini chair from Classic Party Rentals would look gorgeous in Jennifer + Kyle’s sleek loft space. If you don’t want to outfit every table with these beauties, consider splurging for just the head table. CPR’s black leather ottomans are a perfect spot for guests to perch during cocktail hour!
L. The Nina Elke shoes (which Katharine wore at her wedding!) are the perfect combination of glitzy style and price. They’re even on sale right now at Zappos — go get ’em while they’re hot!
M. We love this chandelier invitation set by Wiley Valentine for Minted!
N. Jennifer’s voluptuous veil finds its match in the “Sunflower” from Toni Federici. Talk about a style statement!
Let us know if you have any other questions! Be sure to check out Jennifer + Kyle’s wedding posts here and here, and pick up a copy of V3 to read the rest of their story!
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Before I direct your attention to Brooke + Victor’s incredible cake display (no, seriously, you have to see it!) from Jim Smeal, I just want to point out how darling the pop of electric blue peeking out from beneath the bride’s dress is in this second picture. (Confession: I love the blue everywhere in this wedding!) WED designed Brooke + Victor’s Charleston celebration, right down to the lush blue and white hydrangeas. We’re still giddy Mel Barlow shared this wedding with us, and are willing to bet you are, too!
The talented vendors involved:
Photography: Mel Barlow + Allan Zepeda // Planning: WED // Flowers: WED // Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation // Wedding Cake Baker: Jim Smeal // Caterer: Fish // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nicole Miller // Bride’s Dress: Marchesa // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals // Paper Goods: Studio R Designs // Groom’s Fashion: Brooks Brothers // Hair: Lindsey Johnson // Makeup: Blair Mathis