Black + White Wedding Color Inspiration

Lately I've been crushing on black and white weddings. I've been wearing a lot of black and white, too, which if you know my love for bright colors is a rare sight. Is this because my washing machine broke last week? Perhaps. But regardless, the color (or lack-of-color) combo is having a moment + I wanted to explore more.

When I think of black and white weddings, I think of black tie affairs in New York. I think of my Grandparents' generation where going to a Broadway show meant getting out your tails + finest baubles. And though I am the first to put on a pair of comfy broken-in jeans, there is something to be said for the art of a truly fancy occasion.

In honor of this, here's a  little collection of black and white eye candy for your Friday. Enjoy!

The Study at Yale: Photo Shoot in Connecticut Bride

You've seen it on our various Facebook pages + Twitter feeds. You've read about our experiences with this fantastic adventure on our individual blogs. Now The Wedding Loft of Connecticut just wants to share some of the amazing pictures from our photo shoot at Yale, which made the cover of Connecticut Bride Magazine. Check out the lineup of incredible vendors that worked on this modern wedding styled-shoot, and be sure to grab your copy on newsstands now! 

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Venue: The Study at Yale | Coordination + Styling: Amy Champagne Events | Photography: Brooke Allison Photo | Candy Bar + Event Detailing: Little Random Details | Invitations + Paper Goods: Roseville Designs | Hair & Makeup: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist & Co. | Flowers: Fleurescent | Cake: Erica O'Brien Cake Design | Lighting: Shindig Lighting | Videography: Epic Filmmakers | Calligraphy: Whoa Nellie Press | Necklace: Recycled Couture by Larissa Lake | Bridal Gown: Dama Bianca Bridal | Menswear: Camillo's | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd.

Your Pet + Your Wedding

We all love our dogs, so it may seem crazy to have such a special part of our lives not attend one of the most special days in our lives. You invite your second cousin twice removed, but not your most loyal companion? Then reality sets in for those with pets that are lovable + fun, but perhaps not meant to be in a crowd of well-dressed people (including one very special lady in a white dress). Below are some fun inspirations for those lucky enough to have dogs worthy of an invite to your nupitals, and those who simply want to honor their four-legged friend (canine or feline!).

 Floral Crown { Source }

Floral Crown {Source}

 Wood cake topper from urastarhouse via Etsy { Source }

Wood cake topper from urastarhouse via Etsy {Source}

 Preppy neckerchief { Source }

Preppy neckerchief {Source}

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Dog treat favor + donation {Source}

 Ceremony sign + photo prop from braggingbags via Etsy { Source }

Ceremony sign + photo prop from braggingbags via Etsy {Source}

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Table numbers {Source}

Most of us here at TWL have the better-to-honor-in-spirit-than-attend type of dogs;  see below to check out our lovable pooches!

 Matty Cagginello

Matty Cagginello

 Penny + Nina Shannon

Penny + Nina Shannon

 Madi Sforza

Madi Sforza

 Jax, Aja + Daisy Ramos-Casiano

Jax, Aja + Daisy Ramos-Casiano

Keepin' it Rosy,

Sandy

I'm Calling It: Papel Picado

Today is the first installment of The Wedding Loft of CT's series: "I'm Calling It". Throughout the year, we'll share some ideas and trends we think will be super hot for seasons to come.

Today's topic? Papel Picado!

I have a confession that is doubly embarrassing as a paper designer and former resident of Mexico my junior year abroad. I didn't know the name for this seriously fab craft until I had to incorporate it into a recent invitation design. But now I am a full-blown fan + advocate!

As I was researching for my design, I came across some amazing examples and can't help but feel it's on the verge of becoming a seriously cool wedding trend. It may seem at first that it's only appropriate for a certain type of soiree, but I think in the coming seasons it'll show up in different ways for various types of weddings. Paper cut and laser cut designs are seriously hot trends down the aisle and down the runway.

Check out some visual goodness below as my evidence....and enjoy!

XO, Sandy

Weddings, Farmhouse tables and a Little Punch of Awesomeness

Farmhouse tables have become quite the trend for weddings and why not? They are attractive, practical and offer another element of texture. Farmhouse tables are as versatile as a good pair of skinny jeans; you could dress them up with a killer pair of heels or down with a cute pair of flips. For a shabby chic look, decorate the farmhouse table with mercury glass, fancy dinnerware, cutlery and of course an incredible centerpiece or for a rustic/off beat vibe with bud vases, twine, burlap and vintage accents. 

Bringing in farmhouse tables for your wedding or event could pack a really great punch without costing a ton, by deducting the cost of the linen and allowing the natural look of the wood add to the decor could really save money. Additionally, using benches in lieu of chairs could also save on costs. 

Presently we have a fabulous farmhouse table and decor options on display at The Wedding Loft of Connecticut courtesy of Party Rental Ltd. located in Greenwich, Connecticut. We had so much fun working with Lorraine to pick out the rentals that will be displayed at the loft and we are so thankful that they made a custom table runner that looks AMAZING in our space. I love it! Thank you so much Lorraine!

 Additional thank you to Elizabeth at Fleurescent for the gorgeous floral arraignments! I love them!

 Photo credit:  Brooke Allison Photo

Photo credit: Brooke Allison Photo

 Photo Credit:  Brooke Allison Photo

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

 Photo Credit:  Brooke Allison Photo

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

 Photo Credit:  Brooke Allison Photo

Photo Credit: Brooke Allison Photo

Until next time,

AC::