Pretty + Understated Wedding Luxury

Good Monday morning, friends! We’re kicking off the week with a gorgeous Inspired Creations Contest entry from Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories and Indie Wed, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fosbender of Pollen and Stevi Savage of AveryHouse. Since each of the team members try to work as sustainably as possible in their individual businesses, they wanted to apply that philosophy to this shoot, finding the “glitz” in as many found, borrowed, and natural objects as possible. The use of mercury glass, mother of pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded plates served as the “glitter and glam” in their design. Blush tones and neutrals mixed with pops of subtle colors helped to counterbalance the various textures from the silky ribbons and reflective glassware to spikey succulents and pretty frosting ruffles.

Almost everything used was from the team members’ own homes and studios. The amazing dinnerware came from Plate, a company that rents mismatched china. In pulling together all of the lovely details, the team’s philosophy was to prove that it doesn’t have to be costly to create a luxurious feel. Oftentimes it just takes looking at what you already have and thinking about how you can reuse it in a clever way.

I love all of the beautiful details incorporated throughout this shoot. From the gorgeous dessert buffet to the pretty table for two, everything is fresh, chic and the perfect blend of sleek modern style and unique vintage finds. The mix of metallics, glassware, floral china, gorgeous stationery and stunning flowers is both timeless and sweetly unexpected.

Many thanks to this all-star team for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest! Don’t forget to leave love on your favorite contest entries as reader input will be taken into consideration as we narrow down the finalists. Much more to come throughout the week!

Vendors –

Stationery + styling: Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories + Indie Wed / Event design + wardrobe styling: Lauren LePine – Ryan Alexander Events / Floral design + styling: Lynn Fossbender of Pollen / Photography: Stevi Savage of AveryHouse / Styling support: Shannon Spellman of Plate / Venue: room1520 / China rental: Plate / Model: Haley Lertola

{Photos by AveryHouse.}



Ahhh….absolutely gorgeous!!! What a great team!! Love it!


LOVE everything about it, especially the cake!… and the flowers… and the china… Oh just everything!

Yay! I had the best time working on this shoot. Can you believe I actually made that cake? It was surprisingly easy. ;)

The cake is ADORABLE and the peonies! I {heart} peonies. Beautiful job!

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt

OH HEAVENS! I love everything about this!

Very pretty, love the ruffle cake!

There’s nothing like the loveliness of pastels…so soft, romantic and full of charm~

agreed! had the best time working on this shoot! loving the mix of sleek modern with the pops of vintage & floral texture… the cake & all the DIY elements turned out great!!

Love this! You are very talented Stevi :)

beautiful…bravo to everyone involved

LOVELY!!! The colors are gorgeous and the cocept of using vintage china is genius. Nice work!

Love the palette and the succulent teacup theme :) I am doing a Pink Circus themed wedding vow renewal/ event I’ve been blogging about and your post has given me good ideas, thank you!


Lovely! I’ve been obsessed with teacups lately so I love how they were incorporated.

Linda Bossler

Amazing job! Makes me want to be a bride again! Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I’m going to borrow some of the stationery ideas for a baby shower I’m throwing in a couple months. Wonderful stuff.

Cyd, this is GORGEOUS. Seriously, this has me just mesmerized. I’m loivng all the detail but I’m bananas over the cake, succulents, and window shutter! Perfection! xo

Beautiful! The shutter is so perfect and I love all of the teacups!


Great work ladies! Everything in this shoot looks amazing!



Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

Honestly, what is NOT to love??? The tea cups, that little cake, the flowers, the flags. This is absolutely one of the most BEAUTIFUL things I’ve seen in a while :)

Love it, class is defined by elegant and subtly – not garish and heavy or strong – great job!

love how they set up the place cards! pretty color palette too!


Amazing – love the china.

I love this!! All of the details are beautiful! The buttons are a great touch :)

oh my, i love that comment Robert! ;)

I love Robert’s comment, too! He gets it. This was so much fun to work on!

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I adore the color palette! Those details are fantastic. Great job!

Sarah Burrows

Incredibly charming…I love the delecate subtle touches and the color story. Every piece seems to have been so thoughtfully selected. Excellent job!

you girls are the best. such an honor to be a part of this collaboration. so many lovely little details.


Delicate and lovely! Such great details. What an elegant display…I want to be there! Great work.

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Matt Savage

You guys did a fantastic job… I’m proud of you all!!

Kathy Stallings

I love all of the pastels, the cake is amazing, and the way you combined the succulent plants is very unique and added some nice texture to the design.

This is stunning!!! The color, energy, and love…wow, just beautiful!

Creative, thoughtful and beautiful! The details are stunning. I especially love the pops of yellow against the softer color palette. What a nice vintage charming feel, it’s very sweet. Fantastic job!

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Christina Preiss


i am so glad everyone is loving our entry. it was so much fun. also, alot of the elements were diy projects so if anyone wants specifics, let me know.


wow….just wow!


Creative, very impressed…. great job!!!


LOVE this! Simple elegance.


Everything is so tasteful, elegant, and beautiful! Love the colors and textures!

Looks like a million bucks!

Amber Van Kley

This is one of the most beautiful embodiments of vintage-chic style, creativity and photography… Captivating and Inspiring! Great job to the designers/creators of such an elegant and modern scape.

Lars J

This is gorgeous—I love it all, especially the colors! Inspiring.

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This was so much fun to work on! The pictures & the group were amazing to work with!!


Everything is beautiful – classy and elegant, especially the china!


I want to be at this wedding! Sipping coffee from the teacups, eating cake off the china, and being surrounded by all the beautiful pastels. Take me there!!

Fabulous!! I especially love the use of the peonies – and the succulents in the teacups! So sweet!

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Vanessa Ryann

Absolutely gorgeous. I am always partial to Lynn’s work but this entry without a doubt is my favorite. Beautiful soft colors, it seems so cozy & whimsical. Great job.

Carrie Sweeney

Absolutely beautiful! So unique & I’m in love with the color scheme!

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I’m serious when I say that I really don’t have the wedding gene… but I would get married now JUST to have this wedding!
The most stunning wedding styling I’ve EVER seen.
Have shared it on my wedding blog here.

omfg such a fresh take on so many things! a lot of common elements–banners, succulents, teacups, mercury glass, but all done in a way that feels unique, different, new, wonderful. I WANT TO GO TO THERE!!!!

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, interiors

I would like to (((echo))) Anne Sage.
And add… I will quickly get a big diamond on
my hand to have you do my wedding. You’ll
are so talented. You have my vote… A+

i completely adore this shoot. romantic and soft, yet also unique. brilliantly done!

I wish this was my wedding…

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