Yellow Wedding



I thought I'd share a few pictures from the wedding I was just in this past weekend. I know this isn't exactly a wedding blog, but so much of my custom work is bridal illustrations and wedding websites, so it is semi-related! You may remember my hunt for a yellow bridesmaid dress (which I previously blogged about here), well I finally found one, as did my friends and fellow bridesmaids:
(Andrea, Jamie, Brooke (me), and Keiko)
All of us were close high school friends, so it was nice to get together for a few days and have some "bonding time." The wedding was out in Pennsylvania where the groom grew up. A few of us bridesmaids drove out there from NYC early to help the bride with pre-wedding details. We arranged flowers for the centerpieces, tied tags on the guest gifts, strung place cards, made welcome gifts for hotel guests, painted signs, created a dessert buffet, made sangria, and baked the cake. (<-I kid you not!)
It was a tall order, but in the end the wedding was truly beautiful. My favorite element actually ended up being the all the different yellow dresses! Next up were the driftwood signs I painted (which I'm thinking could be fabulous in my Manhattan kitchen), the programs I designed were detailed with a Martha Stewart eyelet hole punch and came out super cute, and the beautiful table-scapes which consisted of chopped wood bases, mason jars of rustic flowers, pillar candles, damask table runners from Etsy, and napkin rings handmade of vintage fabrics.
(Ines, Brooke (me), Tina, Andrea, and Jamie)
If you're wondering where the bride is, you're just going to have to wait. My wedding gift is a custom fashion illustration, so I'll share photo's of her once I've completed my illustration. I work from actual wedding pictures which is why it wasn't done beforehand. If you like you can click here to see examples of other custom bridal illustrations I've worked on.

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Liz said...

that is such a cute idea! Can't wait to see the final illustration!

Anonymous said...

I love the yellow dress you were able to find! What a gorgeous cheerfulness. ;)

Fallon said...

I love the yellow dresses! Especially the picture of them all on hangers! It should be a painting =)

Brooke said...

Thanks Fallon! Its so funny, you always see that kind of picture in wedding gown editorials but I wanted one for the bridesmaids too. ..My friend Scott was in our room as we were all doing our hair and getting ready and he was looking at me like I was nuts when I took this and couldnt understand why I'd want a picture of dresses without people in them! =)

Creategirl said...

What a beautiful day and I love the programs, so sweet! Ahhh I constantly come back to your etsy site to see what is new....I can't WAIT for the day I have you sketch a custom piece for me ; )

jon said...

hey, really such a nice idea. i like the yellow dresses. really really nice blog. thanks...


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