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Styled Shoot: Company 251

When I was invited to a styled shoot by the talented Elisabeth Dari at Company 251 I couldn’t say “yes!” quick enough! This venue has been on my list since it opened. The natural elements of the building combined with gorgeous mixed metals, tiles and modern, minimalistic design aesthetic is the perfect canvas for all styles of weddings. Elisabeth drew inspiration from the history of the location, combined with an organic and romantic vibe—and wow—it is just too dreamy beyond words!

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I created a custom invitation suite featuring lush, watercolor greenery flowing through out all the pieces and soft hints of the cobalt blue color that would be present in the cake, flowers and table decor. I love how my Rose calligraphy through out the suite create the romantic feel even before stepping into the gorgeous venue! I reflected the mixed metals elements of the space in the invites through an antique gold RSVP envelope and by using metallic ink on the mailing address.

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My favorite piece of the entire look had to be the custom watercolor Save the Date of the building itself! I loved creating this gorgeous and unique vintage postcard that could be used as a keepsake for the couple.

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Vendors, Artists, Producers

Venue | @company251

Design and Styling| @elisabethdari

Photography |@ev_photography

Cinematography | @kevinwagan

Floral |@stemmingfromlove @stevesflowermarket

Paper goods | @linalulupaperie

Catering | @flourishjuiceco

Bakery | @eyecandybakeshop

Bridal Boutique | @brizancouture

Artistry | @bsansostiartistry

All in the Details

Table Runner | @fabricwholesaledirect

Table Napkins, Flatware, Ring Box | #vintage Crystal Goblets, Mocktail Coupe | #vintage

Water Goblets | @lenoxusa #vintage Dinnerware | @westelm @westelmchicago

Trending Wedding Colors: Spring Blues

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Clockwise from left corner: Bridal party | florals | groomsman | Lina Lulu Paperie watercolor wedding suite | Outdoor arbor | Cake

When you think of blue, you often will think of the winter months full of frost, snow and cool tones. With dusty and subdue pallets becoming a trend in the past year, soft blue is having a gorgeous moment not only in the winter months, but shining in the lineup this Spring alongside wedding veterans such as navy blue, dark green, and blushing pinks.

From a casual beach wedding to a an elegant southern formal— this cool tone is an easy color to pair and blend to any decor. With our watercolor wedding suite acting as the backdrop for this breezy affair, I imagine this romantic early spring wedding full of this soft, blue hue emphasized in the flowers, table linens and even the cake. Accompanied by lush greens, moody golds and dark blues this soft blue will help move your event out of the cool of the winter and breath a breath of fresh air into your spring affair.

Portfolio: Forever Young Print

When my sister-in-law, Lindsay, was still pregnant we had talked about doing a calligraphy print for the nursery for baby to be. She brought up the song "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan. A personal favorite of mine, and such a sweet sentiment to hang in a nursery. Fast forward to February, and baby to be is the beautiful Olivia Mae!

My favorite line in the song reads "May you build a ladder to the stars | and climb on every rung", and thus I chose the night sky theme. (Plus it gives me an excuse to work in gold ink). I love how it turned out, and love that these words will bless Olivia for years to come!

Sketches: Spring Flowers

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When I was at the grocery store earlier this week I was immediately met by the friendly faces of these beautiful tulips. I had to purchase them; I had to take them home.

It's funny how a quick trip to the market for butter can spark such an unexpected inspirational find.

Aren't they lovely! So full of beautiful color!

Aren't they lovely! So full of beautiful color!

(Left) A simple Sketch of the flowers  |  (Right) Water color and Ink

(Left) A simple Sketch of the flowers  |  (Right) Water color and Ink

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