event design, decor & fashion styling

Monday, October 7, 2013

Vintage Backyard Wedding

Chris & Chelsea were married September 14th, 2013.  They have been partners for many years and were ready to make it official!  The couple chose a vibrant color scheme of yellow, red, blue & brown.  We made the flower bouquets and boutonnieres for their special day.

Chis the groom wore a very cool vintage vest in place of a traditional suit.  Chelsea the bride had been collecting vintage millinery flowers for us to use for the boutonnieres.  We used these vintage flowers and leaves and added delicate yellow waxflowers to give it some life.

For the bridesmaid bouquets we used blue hydrangea, tweedia, red ranunculus, cornflower, marigolds, dahlias, zinnias, and some rose hips accented with yellow waxflower.

Chelsea found the perfect vintage dress in Vancouver, B.C.  She also found this amazing blue fascinator that inspired us to use the blue hydrangeas in the floral designs.

For Chelsea's bouquet we focused on large blue hydrangeas.  We added in large yellow garden roses, red zineas, red ranunculus, blue tweedia, cornflower, red dahlias and some yellow waxflower.

We added some delphinium blossoms to the flower
girl's hair.  She passed out fresh flowers to seated guests including dahlia blooms, delphiniums and zinnias.

We also made a ton of crepe paper flowers for party crowns the guests gave as favors at their reception party at Full Tilt in Ballard.  The couple supplied quarters for pinball and had a variety of homemade pies served with Full Tilt's ice cream.

Floral Arrangements & Paper Flowers by Crinoline & Tweed
Photography by Tes de Luna & Camille Goodman

Crinoline & Tweed in the Press!

We are so honored to be selected by Seattle Bride & Groom for their Real Weddings section!  Michelle & Roberto's gorgeous book theme wedding was featured in the latest issue.  On new stands now!

We were also included in Seattle Bride magazine's fall/winter issue for our paper send-off designs!
Our flower petal filled paper English Cracker was selected for their editorial feature as well as our glitter and eco-snow filled Paper Cone.  Both would make for a lovely farewell.

Both issues on the news stands now.  Grab a copy and get loads of inspiration for your special day.

Seattle Bride & Groom - http://www.seattlemetbrideandgroom.com/

Summer Woodland Wedding

 Late July is a lovely time to get married in the Northwest.  We were so lucky to have collaborated on this wedding with Luxe Wedding Design.  Annette the owner hired us to do some of the floral and graphic design elements for the wedding of Joe & Kent.  They were wed at Frog's Creek Lodge on the Key Peninsula on July 27th, 2013.

 The couple wanted primarily a white color palette with pops of citrus green and deep chocolate brown. We knew we wanted to use fern curls as they are so woodsy and masculine perfect for two grooms.  The softness of the small white roses added a nice contrast.  A simple fern leaf added an additional texture and kept it cool and modern.

Here is Kent wearing his boutonniere looking so handsome.

As guests arrived in place of a regular guest book Joe & Kent wanted a live tree that would be planted after the wedding on the property.  We designed 3 different pine cone shapes for paper wish tree cards that guests could write happy messages to the couple.

The notes were then hung on the tree.  All the guests could read each other's wishes and have a lovely conversation piece over cocktails.

The couple got married outdoors.  Each groom walked a different path at the courtyard's labyrinth.  They met in front of the gazebo where a band was playing.  We helped with the design of the garland and floral accents for the ceremony's gazebo.

After the ceremony guests found their escort card.  We designed a different leaf shape for each table.  Instead of using table numbers each table had a different tree name.

The leaf escort cards were placed in log holders.

We designed laser cut table cards with wood stump stands. Each table was named after a different variety of evergreen tree.  We created lush floral arrangements in log vessels using white daisies, garden roses, hydrangeas, fern leaves, queen anne's lace, and white scabiosa.

We designed modern white arrangements for the cocktail tables using dahlias, white garden roses, queen anne's lace, green mums, fern curls, dianthus, and other white blooms.

To spruce up the groom's chairs we added some green garland and white and green mums.

We designed dessert label cards that we had laser cut in a double pine shape that matched design elements of the couple's invitation.  Macarons by Ruth Anne Ford.

This dreamy nectarine and blueberry galette was created by Rosellini Sweets.  We designed the sweet sign and wood stump holder.

We also designed all the paper signage for the wedding.  This cocktail menu had a list of the beverage choices.  We also created this floral arrangement with queen anne's lace, scabiosa pod, roses, camassia and other white blooms.

We are so happy that Washington has realized that everyone deserves love and we are all equal.  Love wins!
Congrats to Kent & Joe.

Event Planner- Luxe Wedding Design
Photography- Jenny Jimenez & Tes de Luna
Graphic Design, Floral Design- Tes de Luna for Crinoline & Tweed
Laser Cutting- Amy Bengtson

Monday, March 18, 2013

Meet Me In The Stacks! A Book Theme Wedding.

Michelle & Roberto were wed February 9, 2013.  They are proof that  love has a way of finding you, you can't always seek it out.  The couple met the day Michelle moved into her new condo at a renovated old Queen Anne High School in Seattle that had been turned into condos.  She ran into Roberto(who also lived in the building) in the hall and there was an immediate attraction.  After running into Roberto in the building a few more times, it was kismet and the couple fell in love.

Since technically they met in a high school a book theme wedding seemed only fitting.  The couple also chose a local restaurant called Book Bindery for their intimate venue sealing the deal.   Originally Book Bindery was an old bindery now a delicious restaurant right across the Fremont Bridge along the ship canal specializing in wine pairings that go with their amazing seasonal fare. The cozy restaurant mimics a reading room with book shelves lining the walls, and stacks of books, paintings, and lots of leather furniture.
Being what we would call foodies, Michelle & Roberto chose to offer their guests a lovely three course meal accompanied by wine flight pairings.  We created this large welcome wreath for the front entrance made entirely out of a dictionary from the 1940's.  Michelle loves vintage 1930-1940's glamour so we infused a bit of feathers, sparkle, and other shine to add to the deco theme.

Michelle knew she wanted a simple color palate of metallics and green.  In the middle of winter it can be hard to track down specific flowers, but we managed to jump though some hoops and tracked down some green ranunculus all the way from Holland!  We sourced green hydrangea, hellebores, eucalyptus, queen anne's lace buds, fern leaves, berzilla, scabiosa pods,and green anemone for her all green bridal bouquet.  We enjoyed working in this monochromatic color palate and in the middle of winter it is always fun to surround yourself with buckets and buckets of gorgeous blooms.

The boutonniere's we made using geranium leaf, green ranunculus, berzilla, and white feathers with a silver metallic wrap.

We sourced vintage books in various shades of green and made small stacks on each table.  Clusters of mercury glass vases with green blooms and votives were nestled in around the books.  We made the table numbers out vintage book pages and glittered paper.


We made a wishing tree out of pussy willow branches and cut paper feathers we accented with silver leaf edges.  Guests wrote their wishes on the feathers and hung them on the tree using shades of green metallic pens.

At the Book Bindery they have a large greenhouse dining area where the ceremony took place.  We made an altar out of birch poles, pussy willows and green hellebore plants.  Then we created a handmade draped garland using vintage book pages we hand cut and layered accenting each circle with a silver glittered center star burst that reminded us of Michelle's engagement ring from Tiffany's.

 At the base of the altar we stacked green and silver books topping them with clear glass cylinder candle holders we wrapped in feathers.  We also made some large floral arrangements with geranium leaf, privet berries, green hydrangea, ranunculus, and other greenery.  We made some glittered feathers with glass glitter and nestled them throughout the space.

Right after the ceremony the couple was photographed.  Michelle is wearing her ceremony dress by Luly Yang.  We love her long 1930's style veil.  Dinner was served shortly after the ceremony.  We made glass glittered feathers with velum name tags as guest escort cards.  For each table we made a numbered base covered in a collage of vintage book pages with drilled holes for each feather to fit in.  

 Here is a photo of guests enjoying their dinner in the gorgeous greenhouse at Book Bindery after the ceremony.

Lucky for us Michelle is a graphic designer, so she designed her own lovely custom menu for the wedding.  The gorgeous graphics all tied into her invitation and save the date designs.  Her wedding invite was a ribbon bound book with silver letterpress.   Each save the date included a book mark, such a cute detail.

What would a wedding be without dessert?  
The couple chose Trophy Cupcakes in three flavors on a tall tier covered in moss to bring in the green color scheme.  We made a simple cupcake topper that said "and then they lived happily ever after" out of card stock, glass glitter and glittered plastic sticks.

For the guest favors the couple chose Moleskin brand notebooks.  Michelle designed a custom stamp and the couple hand stamped each favor in a silver metallic ink.  Here is a favor with the couple's wedding rings.

What we loved most about working with Michelle & Roberto was all the love they put into planning this wedding not just for themselves, but for their guests.  (Roberto's family came all the way from Brazil & Michelle's from Chicago!) They truly wanted their loved ones to have a great meal and wine, have a lovely view of the water, and have one central place to share their celebration in it's entirety.  

We hope you found this book theme wedding inspirational!

Photography- Amber French
Venue- Book Bindery
Dresses- Luly Yang & Sarah Seven from Dress Theory
All Florals & Decor Elements- Crinoline & Tweed
Cupcakes- Trophy
Hair & Make-up- Tiffany Lowry
Graphic Design- Michelle Stewart

Friday, December 28, 2012

Bright Bold Gypsy Wedding at Herban Feast

Kim & Danyel were married in September 2012 at the wonderful Herban Feast Sodo event space.  We were lucky enough to help out with creating fun eclectic floral arrangements for the couple.  They were going for a woodsy yet playful gypsy feel for their wedding.  They wanted things bright and bold much to our delight.  They also wanted us to use a lot of herbs in their arrangements.  For the boutonniere we went with mint, rosemary, red berries, tiny orange blossoms and fern curls to add some whimsy.

For table arrangements we went with dahlias as they are so fresh and seasonal in mid September.  Maple leaves were nestled in for a lovely contrast of green.  Marigolds were also added as they love deep orange tones.  Vintage and new canning jars were used for all the arrangements as the venue has a lovely rustic vintage feel.

The aisle was lined in rows of deep orange Marigolds leading to the altar and chuppah.

We wrapped the poles with greenery and wired in loads of fresh seasonal blooms such as dahlias, roses, delphiniums, and of course more marigolds.

The bouquet needed to be more delicate to fit the vintage style of the bride's vintage 1930's dress.  We went with soft hydrangeas, creamy dahlia's, white berries, cone flowers, while mixing in their desired rosemary and some roses.  We also used the fern curls to add more texture and interest.  

We loved working at this amazing venue and teaming up with Luxe Wedding Design for this festive event.  If you are looking for a breathtaking venue with rustic vintage charm and character you must consider Herban Feast.

All photography for this post was done by the fabulous Jenny Jimenez  and her assistant, Sergio Mottola
Venue- Herban Feast
Wedding Design and Coordination- Luxe Wedding Design
Vintage Rentals- Vintage Ambiance
Floral Design- Crinoline & Tweed

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Serafina & Cameron- Vintage Style With A Modern Twist

Serafina & Cameron were wed Sunday September 2nd at the newish local venue- 1927 Events.  The couple had been together 10 years and they were ready to have a festive wedding to celebrate.  Their wedding color palate was inspired by 1950's colors of aqua, yellow, mint with touches of grey.  We created several accents to bring in their colors throughout the space.  We started with the welcome table.  We stitched up a table runner with a retro fabric in shades of yellow.  We also sourced great vintage vases from Vintage Ambiance to add touches of mint to house floral arrangements with dusty miller, hydrangeas, golden zinnias, succulents, silver brunia, and craspedia.  A torn fabric banner was strung across the wall to add some texture and interest.

The couple had a cool modern guest book made with images they had collected over the years.  We hired a local illustrator, Razi Bhatti, to make a map illustrating how the couple met.  Serafina was from Alaska, and Cameron was from Oregon and they came together to meet in Seattle.

 Razi also illustrated a custom cupcake topper for the couple and even included their dog!  We made a scallop paper and ribbon accent to dress up a plain white cupcake tower.  Vintage vases with succulents and terrariums with a mix of succulents were placed in clusters on tables.

Little canning jars were filled with succulents as favors for guests.  It was important to the couple that things be as sustainable as possible so as the plants get bigger the jar can be reused.
We had a lot of fun creating the bride's bouquet. We used large mint green succulents that looked like giant blooms that we wired maintaining the roots so they could be safely replanted after the wedding.  Bright cheerful zinnias brought in some vintage summer charm and we mixed in some silver brunia, and craspedia to give it more texture.
The couple's shoes were amazing!  Her Camper sandals were golden yellow with mint green heels.  She even painted her toes a soft minty green.  Cameron's shoes were Cole Hann grey suede wingtips with an amazing yellow sole.  So daring and stylish for a groom!
The bridesmaid's bouquets were a little softer with hydrangea, freesia, zinnias, silver brunia, and craspedia.  We love this mix of texture and color.
On the dinner tables we created terrariums with several different varieties of succulents placed in clusters.  Cocktail tables had mini terrariums inside vintage Ball canning jars.
 Pom tissue paper puffs mimicked the shape of the flowers and succulents and brought in the color scheme beautifully.  Clusters of the puffs hung from the ceiling to give the room more warmth.  We also made a large backdrop for the ceremony using a variety of satin ribbons in shades of silver, grey, aqua, mint and yellow.
Serafina commissioned local designer, Lekkerlife, to make her custom wedding dress.  It was a soft grey silver dress with a cute 50's style peplum with fitted pencil skirt.  We made a cute hair pouf for her out of silk organza, finished off with some vintage birdcage netting. Cameron wore a deep grey suit.
He brought in more color with his fun striped tie.  We made him a boutonniere using another live succulent that could be planted later with a minty dusty miller leaf and some craspedia.

The couple chose sustainable bamboo plates and silverware that could be composted.  We loved their idea to use skate decks as platters for the meat and cheese table!

This wedding was so much fun to be a part of.  We love using sustainable ideas in weddings so this was a fun challenge and we hope to use more earth conscious ideas on future projects.  We also loved working at 1927 Events (a newish venue in Belltown.)  The space was so easy to work in with exposed brick walls and gorgeous wood beams.  We love using vintage inspiration for weddings but then having little modern twists that keep it feeling fresh and young.  Once we get some more pictures we may add some more from this great day as these were just images we took along the way!

Venue- 1927 Events
Vintage Rentals- Vintage Ambiance
Dress Design- Lekkerlife
Cupcakes- Trophy
Illustrations- Razi Bhatti
Photography- Tes de Luna for Crinoline & Tweed