Design Studio Notes
Mood: Relaxed, elegant feel with warm shades of Tuscan setting sun.
Textures: Dark wood, aged concrete and stone and overflowing with candlelight
Location Style: Very “green” landscape around chosen villa. Historic feel with elegant, detailed touches. Atop hillside overlooking landscape (winery preferred).
Decor: Wooden chairs, antique busts, cream and ivory colored fabric.
Florals: Organic and flowing. Delicately arranged with a feminine softness. All shades of green. Primarily ivory blooms with accents of light golden yellow and hints of burnt orange.
Ceremony: Casual seating style with wooden style guest chairs. Alter suggestions: Suggestion #1) Alter to be overflowing with pillar and taper candles and “growing” greenery surrounding. Suggestion #2) Large, grandiose greenery and many ivory blooms designed on arch or installed at alter site.
Reception: Outside setting with rectangular tables filled with candlelight and overflowing greenery and blooms. Place settings (if applicable) to include cloth menus and brass flatware. Linen color to be a soft, muted tone.
Bridal Attire: Dress to be ivory or cream. Draping fabric design and delicate golden hairpiece with cathedral veil.
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Ethereal, feminine style gowns with draping sleeves and nude, champagne or cream in color. Hair to be worn up or down but with a loose design. Hairstyle adorned with delicate, gold hairpiece.
Groom Attire: Dark, navy tuxedo with crisp, white shirt. Bow tie suggestions include, velvet navy, satin navy, cotton navy or cotton faint blue. Brown or black dress shoes.
Groomsmen Attire: Black tuxedo with crisp, white shirt. Bow tie suggestions include velvet black, satin black, or cotton black. Brown or black dress shoes.
Styled Food: Various cheeses, honey, olive oil, crackers and breads paired with figs, pears, grapes, etc. Represented with charcuterie trays other organic style options. Larger dishes to be made of same style ingredients as hors d’oeuvres.
Cakes & Desserts: Creamy white cakes, fig, pear and grape custards, pies and other desserts.
Beverages: Signature cocktails in shades from wedding color palette with small details of greenery (olive branch, rosemary, basil, etc) or fruit (figs, grapes, pears, blackberries, blueberries).
Paper: Styled to be clean but romantic. Calligraphy to be less structured and more “free”. Muted gold accents and possibly shade of burnt orange or brass colored ink. Light colored paper and envelopes with dark wax seal.
Seating & Rentals: Suggested rentals include french slat chairs, large wooden farm tables, whitewashed/weathered bar pieces and lounge to be clean with ivory linen tones.
Linens & Tablescape: Soft and clean style with hints of warm orange. Brass utensils, clear and clean glassware, simple white/ivory (porcelain suggested) plates and dinnerware and slender taper candles in ivory, warm orange and/or light yellow presented in brass candlestick holders. Table filled with taper and pillar candlelight atop stone washed linen in shade of one of the pigments shown. Each place setting to be topped with a “golden” shaded item (i.e. pear or similar fruit/bloom).