Monthly Archive:: November 2010

Perfect Petals: Denise Fasanello Floral Design

Enchanting is the one word I would choose to best describe Denise Fasanello‘s floral designs. Her artful compositions manage to achieve that perfect imperfect quality, where you can sense the care and deliberation that go into each arrangement, and yet the overall effect feels effortlessly undone. It’s like the floral equivalent of Serena van der Woodsen‘s flowing blonde waves – did she roll out of bed that way, or is Serge Normant or another equally fabulous hair stylist hiding in her Upper East Side apartment? But I digress… I can attest from personal experience that, on top of being a true artist at her craft, Denise is a joy to work with — even when she’s faced with a bride’s 35-page flower inspiration PowerPoint – yes, that was me. For more of her creations, check out Denise Fasanello’s lovely blog.

Images via Denise Fasanello.

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Jessica Edwards Malish is a brand manager at a boutique branding and design agency. She and her husband live and work in New York City. As a recent bride, she fell in love with wedding styling and design and is thrilled to continue the love affair in her guest posts for Inspired Bride.

Real Wedding: Colleen + Nick

I hope everyone had their fill of some fantastic food! If you’re back online and reading today (Friday), I’m wrapping up the week with a post I’m really excited about. If you’re catching up on Monday, welcome back and I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Thanks to a friend I was fortunate enough to meet through this blog, Amy Hardy, I have a new photographer crush. Jonny Hoffner e-mailed me to introduce himself since he’s local to me, and I immediately adored his work. Needless to say, I’m incredibly pleased to be able to feature an adorable wedding he shot recently – and the details are as sweet and charming as the bride and groom are. This wedding marks an unprecedented third real wedding this week, but I’ve been so looking forward to sharing this with you as soon as possible, I couldn’t resist.

From Jonny:

Colleen and Nick met while Nick made a routine visit as a member of the Geek Squad to repair Colleen’s computer.  As soon as Nick saw Colleen, he conveniently prolonged a 5 minute quick fix into a multiple hour visit. Their entire wedding paid close attention to detail and incorporated many personal touches from the crafty and colorful decor to the elegant venues that were chosen.  The reception took place at the delicious Sardine, where Nick proposed to Colleen.  From start to finish, it was a lovely day and celebration of their love.

Photography: Jonathan Hoffner Photography
Flowers: Daffodil*Parker
Ceremony: Wisconsin State Capitol, Assembly Chamber Room
Reception: Sardine Restaurant
Bride’s Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Bride’s Veil: Marah’s Elegant Bridal
Bride’s Earrings: J.Crew
Bride’s Ring: Family Heirloom from the 1930′s
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew
Bridesmaid Necklaces: Anthropologie
Groomsmen Ties: Rabbit Shop
Groom’s Ring: Polkadile
Vintage Chalkboard: RevivedVintage
Hooray Banner: Nice
Invitations: Ajalon Printing & Design
Save the Date: Irene Suchoki

Real Wedding: Evonne + Chris

I’m really pleased to share today’s wedding, which was provided to me by IB contributor Trisha Dean and Gabriel Harber Photography. I’ll just let Trisha take it away on this one:

Chris and Evonne are the cutest couple! Chris is beyond goofy and his kindness is evident from the moment you meet him. Evonne is an incredibly happy person who is always smiling. Chris has a son Dylan who adores Evonne and was so excited when he found out that the “three” of them were getting married!

Evonne loves Champagne, and Elliston just happened to make her favorite bubbly so when she found out they held weddings, she knew she had to get married there! She also loved the vintage feel the winery had, and we took that theme and carried it though some fun elements of her wedding. She came to me with a vintage key that she loved and we took that idea and ran with it!

Chris has a hobby of finding old furniture and fixing it up for their home. He told me about this great old shutter he had that he wanted to somehow incorporate into the wedding. We decided to use it as a place card display with the vintage keys that Evonne loved.

Another element of this wedding that I loved was the Evonne and Chris were not afraid of color. I love the pops of purple and orange that we brought together for a fun color palette. Evonne and Chris had a morning ceremony followed by a Champagne Brunch and the Livermore Valley Fog had yet to roll out for the ceremony, so the bright warm colors helped set a festive tone.

Photography: Gabriel Harber Photography
Event Design: Trisha Dean Events
Floral Design: Out of the Weeds
Venue: Elliston Vineyards
Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bloomingdale’s