Hip hip hooray! We finally got our blog back up and running, and are delighted to share this feature with you. It was located in one of our favorite jazz bars, Tony’s Studio B, in Lakeland, and put together by so many of our favorite vendors. Mikkel Paige & Lauren from Every Last Detail contacted me about a styled shoot this spring, eager to create a design based around Mikkel’s brand. I was instantly drawn to how her bright colors contrast against a crisp black + white stripe. I also loved the surprising, cheekily playful elements (who doesn’t love an opportunity for spunkiness!?).

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The invitation suite was a masterful group effort, and I loved how the final look blended hints from each layer of the design. Did you notice the verbiage on the menu?

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Our bride wore a gorgeous gown from Malindy Elene (look at that back!), accented with some fabulous statement pieces. Because of how simple the front of the dress was, we couldn’t resist pairing it with a bold, bright + fluffy bouquet of flowers.

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Colbie Caillat’s song, “Brighter than the Sun”, became a source of inspiration, and we made sure to include not only the lyrics but the actual sheet music as well! We pulled “his sunshine + her moonlight” as a fun detail for the sweetheart chairs provided by Kate Ryan Linens.

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The lounge furniture from Wish Vintage filled the sunlit window area perfectly! And Brie Does Makeup did a phenomenal job with that chic ponytail- oh so chic.

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The escort display turned out brilliantly, and a detailed eye will notice that the cards are alphabetized (something Lauren consistently talks about on her blog, and our guests always appreciate!).

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The gorgeous gold sequin stripe linen from House of Hough tied into the design perfectly! We loved the stripe-on-stripe moment.

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And, finally, the scrumptious cake by The Sugar Suite. Love it!

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There are so many great details- be sure to check them out on Every Last Detail! Many thanks to all of the extremely talented vendors involved.

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Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography / Planning, Design, Custom Decor & Florals: Ashton Events Planning & Design / Vintage Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals / Napkins & Ghost Chairs: Kate Ryan Linens / Bride’s Dress: Malindy Elene Bridal / Cake Baker: The Sugar Suite / Linen: House of Hough / Hair & Makeup: Brie & Brie / Calligraphy & Print Materials: Estudio Rojo / Invitation: Ply / Print Materials & Invitation Pieces: (Designed In-House) / Reception Venue: Tony’s Studio B / Rutilated Quartz Ring: Anna Sheffield

When Wish Vintage Rentals and Tiffani Jones Photography call to tell you they are working on a fun project at the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens and want you to join in, you just can’t help but say yes. Or, at least that is how we feel! We are overjoyed to get to share this gorgeous shoot with you.

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And we definitely encourage you to head over to 100 Layer Cake to check out some of the spread, as well as hear about Lisa & Tiffani’s vision for the day.

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The dress from The Dress Theory Nashville, and the custom veil by Olivia Gray were a perfect match for each other. The combination stopped us in our tracks that day!

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The florals we brought into the shoot were filled with garden roses, wispy larkspur, ranunculus, kale blossoms and a couple pops of color from some jazzy poppies. We just couldn’t resist adding in a touch of personality!

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The escort display was one of our favorite touches! We loved the terra cotta tiles, and how they nestled into the white and green kale. There was just something so fresh and simplistic to the whole look. And that vintage bar cart…

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There are so many thoughtful, rich details to this shoot. Tiffani did an incredible job creating these stunning images! Before your weekend, be sure to go peruse the feature!

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Happy weekend, friends!

Concept & Photography: Tiffani Jones Photography / Concept, Styling, Design & Coordination: Wish Vintage Rentals / Venue: Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower Gardens / Floral Design & Custom Decor:Ashton Events / Hair & Makeup: Brie & Brie / Invitations: Eleven Note / Cake: Hands on Sweets / Vintage Furniture & Decor: Wish Vintage Rentals / Plates: Handmade Studio TN / Hand-dyed Silk Ribbon & Runner: Adorn / Plants: The Green House Garden Store / Sketches: Olivia Gray / Gown: Rue de Seine from The Dress Theory Nashville / Veil & Styling: Olivia Gray / Ring: Trumpet & Horn / Model: Ayla

 

I think my cheeks are still a bit pink after reading through Kathryn’s sweet words over on Every Last Detail. :) Ashton Events is featured on ELD today and, as a team, we’re delighted to share these images from the very talented Catherine Ann Photography with you!

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We had so much fun working alongside Kathryn + James! They grew up in central Florida, even though they now live in Connecticut, and wanted to celebrate their wedding with their nearest & dearest in the charming little town of Lakeland. I knew we would instantly be a good fit when Kathryn began to describe all of the personal touches she wanted to include in their day.

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Kathryn was easily one of the most decisive brides I have ever worked with, and also one of the sweetest! She has a talent for balancing a direct idea with a critical eye in the most loving way. It made the decision process so simple for us! I’d like to think we found that same balance in her wedding design. Everything was very exact and precise- without any extra fluff. And yet, there was romance, elegance and personal touches throughout the entire day. It was a beautiful harmony.

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And isn’t Honey, their dog, the sweetest!?

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I loved that their proposal took place in the MET (you can read that sweet story here), and we used hints of that gallery-style emphasis throughout the day. The boxwood at the welcome area, and again for the escort display were so chic and sophisticated.

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A personal favorite moment? I loved the unity tree that they incorporated. James’ parents own a citrus farm. They planted orange trees specifically for the wedding, and selected one for Kathryn + James to keep. Both sets of parents provided soil from their homes for the ceremony. Kathryn’s parents actually moved during her engagement, and they were thoughtful enough to save soil before they officially moved. The dads helped move the tree during the ceremony, which I thought was so sweet given the union of the families.

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I could (honestly!) keep writing for hours, but I’d love for you to go check out the feature! I mean, I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the biggest surprise of the night. Want a hint? Keep scrolling…

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See, now you have to go read about it!

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Many thanks to all of these talented vendors for our making our job so fun!

Photographer: Catherine Ann Photography/ Wedding Planner & Designer: Ashton Events/ Reception Venue: Lake Mirror/ Flowers & Decor: 2 Sisters Events & Design/ Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc./ Band: DeLeon Band/ Ceremony Musicians: Brian Sutherland Trio/ Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Chantel/ Cinematographer: Enchanted Cinemas/Silver Sequined Linen: Kate Ryan Linens