With fall approaching, I wanted to dig up one of my favorite weddings from last fall that took place at the Prospect Park Boathouse. I was thrilled to hear from this “off beat” sort of bride. She was looking to me to conjure up some super interesting elements for her fall wedding that incorporated vintage and steampunk elements.
To start the bride wanted to make sure of two things. 1) Use lots of orange, and 2) Use dried Chinese lanterns. The task was on! For the centerpieces, we decided to use my serpentine vases that snaked in a semi circle on the tables that have a combination of Chinese Lanterns and fiddle head ferns. On either side of the serpentine snake, we had a mini bronze urns that had deep red Black Baccara roses, Orange Protea, Scabiosa pods, Dahlias, and berries. We chose a finely woven jute table cloth to neutralize the bright oranges, but, keep it warm. Another personal touch for the table tops were the table numbers. The bride talked with Ruth to create a separate design for each table number with cogs, keys and gears all taken from the bride‘s beautiful full piece back tattoo.
The bride’s bouquet was one of my favorites. We went with a super rich and over saturated color palette to contrast her gorgeous vintage-inspired lace dress. Her girls were in gorgeous lace and copper satin dresses and also held a rich, autumnal bouquet of flowers.
Her card table was super fun! We decided to use my vintage tool organizer for the card table display. Each of us spent time collecting old clock keys that became the anchor for the name tags created by the super talented Ruth Irving of Papertopias. Each key was nestled in a cubby hole, resting on top of a vintage napkin. Next to the tool organizer was my gorgeous vintage type writer from the 1920’s that was used as the guest book. The paper was also hand crafted by Ruth Irving featuring a customized monogram to signify their special day.
Rebecca and Ruth