This chic Texan wedding inspiration by Heather Ann Design & Photography will have you dreaming of the desert all day long. The succulents and bright florals by College Flowers in the decor compliment each another beautifully, styled to the nines by Lindsey Zamora. The shimmery gold accents with rugged succulents are calling our names from miles away.
This wedding is one for the books in our hall of fame for NY weddings. The venue is a 19th century factory, making for the perfect canvas for a gorgeous wedding. With so much to see, I will leave you with the bride and images by Isabelle Selby Photography. Be sure to watch the video by Mint Wedding Cinematography below!
From the bride, Brooke: Jon & I had been together for more than 6 years and so, it was no surprise that he would be proposing sometime soon. I LOVE surprises, and was terribly nervous that I would figure it out because I’m (usually) really good at that sort of thing.
One day when surfing the web, I stumbled upon Basilica Hudson, a reclaimed 19th century factory in the Hudson Valley that had been converted into an art and performance space. What a unique spot for my (someday) wedding! The space has a seriously epic main hall (a’hem dance party) and a pretty amazing theater filled with mismatched vintage chairs (ceremony, clearly). I showed my best friend who insisted we have a ladies-only road trip to go visit it. I lied to Jon about our destination and hopped in the car with her 2 weekends later.
We had a great day exploring the town of Hudson and eventually arrived at Basilica, where their event coordinator had agreed to show us around. It was winter time and the building had no heat so it was freeeeezing cold but we took a tour with her and asked some standard Q’s. I was getting lost in my own head, imagining my future wedding here and soon I spotted the arched entrance into the theater and I made my way across the hall to check it out. Well who do you think I saw sitting right there in the middle of the room? It was Jon! It took me a minute to realize what was happening, but before I knew it he was down on one knee. I have no idea what he said because I thought I was going to throw up. But supposedly he proposed and I said yes!
We naturally formed a deep connection with that space and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else after that, so we set a date for the next October (Jon’s bday) and started planning! Early on in the planning craziness, I would find myself torn about what sort of “theme” our wedding was going to fit into. Was it vintage? rustic? modern? HELP! But eventually I realized the only way I could plan my wedding was to say “screw it” and just put all of our very favorite things in one big room together: glitter, whiskey, donuts, hip-hop, pork chops, painted branches, kraft paper, champagne fountains, confetti, edison bulbs, sequins, an epic dance party & red velvet cake.
It was the best day of our lives and our guests had a BLAST. We took the DIY route with nearly everything (I even made my own wedding cake), and chose our vendors based on the integrity of their work. It was a TON of work but I would do it again in a heartbeat. It all felt incredibly genuine and seeing it come together on the day of the wedding was completely overwhelming. My brother performed the ceremony, and at the end of it I was married to my very best friend. Getting to share that moment with our favorite people would have been spectacular in any setting, but getting to do it in the exact spot Jon had proposed to me only 9 months earlier made it even better.
This casual dinner party by All & Sundry and Mikaela Ruth celebrates Spring in all the right ways. Soft hues and fresh florals mix together to create an atmosphere that has just the right amount of understated elegance. The chalkboard art is great, too, adding a hipness to the whole look.
Setting/Story: The setting is one of a modern, hip, and casual dinner party where an atmosphere of open conversation and revelry is encouraged. The decor elements do not distract from the primary reason for these people to gather; they provide an understated elegance celebrating the colours, freshness, promise, and new growth of spring.
Interesting Elements: We love the finer details of any wedding, event, or shoot and wanted to feature a number of unique items that not only allowed us to achieve our vision of a beautiful dinner reception with understated elegance, but one that also speaks to the charm and significance behind individually handcrafted pieces from local Vancouver vendors such as: a Polaroid Photo Booth Frame, paper anemones (tutorial) which adorned the Polaroid PB Frame and the cake, repurposed and hand-stamped dessert forks and a cake server, and an illustrated chalkboard seating chart and backdrop. The models in this styled shoot are a real couple (happily together, we might add), and the “groom” is the co-founder of a Vancouver-based bespoke suit company (and, of course, he’s wearing one of his own suits for the shoot).