Blush, mint, pink, peach and lavender…these are hugely popular colors we are seeing girls choose in the 2014 wedding season. Brides are LOVING anything in the pastel family, making it one of this years biggest trends. These colors are perfect for garden and beach weddings for this spring and summer. Paired with flowy dresses, lush wildflowers and soft candlelight, it’s the definition of romance. We love it most when accented with silver or gold for a little taste of glam.
We are over the moon excited to share this photo shoot for many reasons! We had the pleasure working with some of the best in Boston at a new and fun venue 9OFS in the heart of Boston! Head on over to Style Me Pretty today to see the full feature! A big hug and kiss to all involved on this shoot!
For the design we wanted the table to feel modern and chic yet elegant and timeless. Set on the rooftop in downtown Boston this new venue created the perfect backdrop for our city shoot. We used a palette of deep plums, peaches, lilac and creamy whites and gold and silver. Using mirrored chargers and lucite chairs we brought in a few modern details and combined them with the mix of metallics, fine china, glassware and copper flatware to create an elegant tablescape.
One of the most popular wedding trends in 2014 is watercolor, from wedding invites to cakes and everything in between, and I for one am LOVING it. Watercolor details just seem to overflow with romance, whimsy and gorgeous color. One of the best things about this trend is that it can fit into almost any theme, from rustic with lighter, more romantic colors to modern using brighter colors paired with black and white details. This trend is sure to find it’s place in future wedding seasons.
For this project you will need
1. terra cotta pots
4. decorative paper
5. acrylic paint
6. gold and copper
7. glazes for leafing
not shown (paint brush and scissors and washi tape)
You can purchase the pots, paint, glue, gold/copper leaf kit and a few extra packs of just the gold/copper leaf at Michael’s, the succulents at Home Depot and the gorgeous fabric-paper at World Market.
Gold Leafing Technique:
Step 1: Began by creating a simple design on her pot using the washi tape.
Step 2: Then prepped the area of the pot wanted to apply the gold leaf with adhesive from her gold/copper leaf kit. Chose to give her pot a textured, vintage look by not being too specific about painting the area in entirety.
Step 3: Then began applying the gold leaf. Once the main areas of the sheet of gold leaf are adhered to the pot brush off any extra crumbles of gold leaf. Tip : These sheets are extremely delicate and will break, tear or stick to your hands if you’re not careful! I chose to apply these sheets imperfectly for this look, instead of going with a opaque gold effect.
Step 4: Next, cover the gold leafed area of the pot with the sealant from the gold/copper leaf kit, then let it dry.
Step 5: The final step is to remove the tape. Tips: For a more uniform sheen, I would recommend sealing the whole pot after removing the tape.