Thursday, December 8, 2011

paper ball chandelier

remember this post a few months back about how we were loving the paper balls a bride and her mom had made for their wedding?

 well, anyone interested to see the final product???

 the paper balls were incorporated throughout the event, but the most dramatic look was this "chandelier" we created to hang over their pie table.  after it was lit just so by the amazing techworks, it really looked amazing!

more to come soon on this wedding shot by wonderful kate murphy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

holiday time!

we're getting in the christmas spirit over here at big are some pics of our decor at the martinis & mistletoe party at cheekwood this past friday. we had a great time with the "winter wonderland" theme, and even hung 80 huge glittered snowflakes from the ceiling of botanic hall! thanks to co-chairs carey floyd mcdonald and lauren sikes for allowing us to be part of such a fun and festive event. and thanks to paul wharton for the images!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

something blue

a great way to give a wedding vintage charm is to use patterned and vintage china.  we're currently collecting dinner plates in shades of blue to use for a wedding next april- and we're loving the mix so far!
here are some great inspiration images (via pinterest) of weddings with vintage china table settings:

and they look great on a buffet, too!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

a DIY must!

we love that spray paint is now available in that oh so perfect shade of dark turquoise. or lagoon, as rust-oleum calls it. we're a little obsessed with turquoise around here. but the first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

amanda & jonathan :: sneak peek!

here's a sneak peek from amanda & jonathan's wedding at wolf den farm on october 1 from the very talented photographer brandon chesbro.  this bride and groom had an incredible sense of style and we cannot wait to share their unique wedding day details with you all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

graham + chris :: 5.21.11

graham and chris were married on a beautiful day in may. and had one of our favorite kinds of weddings- at home. there's just something so personal and special about a wedding at home, and this one was no exception. thanks to the always awesome michael howard for the great photography!

loving michael's shots of the family home's gorgeous interiors!

and the wedding party had a toast on the front porch before the was such a cool moment!
the ceremony took place on the front steps of the home. loving these vintage church pews- a nice vintage touch for an outdoor affair.

the bride and her mom absolutely love peonies, and as fate would have it, may is the perfect month for them! so their table arrangements were gorgeous clusters of pink and white peonies.  seriously, who does not love that flower??!?

 dinner seating was long, rectangular tables and dinner was served family style.  it is such a fun way to eat and really gets your guests engaged with one another as they're passing platters around.

the bride & groom exited in a vintage 1964 cadillac eldorado biaritz from grand avenue.  it was so fabulous and a huge hit with the guests!

 gotta love this ring shot from michael.  what a way to commemorate the year of the cicada! even though they gave us no problems in the long run, they were a real pain!

thanks so much to the harlins as well as all our fabulous vendors for another great BIG event!

Friday, October 21, 2011

stuff we love :: friday, october 21

...our new white banquettes that are now available to rent! check out the big events rentals section of our website's photo gallery for more available furniture and decor!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

stuff we love :: thursday, october 13

...these adorable cards from rifle paper co. we've been admiring anna bond's work for a while now and were super excited when she opened her ready made paper store. what a thoughtful way to ask your wedding party to participate! see more in her online store here!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

stuff we love :: thursday, september 29

....the "redneck toasting glasses" the mother of the bride found for this weekend's wedding. we'll be serving the bride and groom's favorite drink, jack and coke, in mason jars to they'll toast with jack and coke too! seriously, how perfect??

Friday, September 16, 2011

melissa + joel :: 5.21.11

melissa and joel's wedding took place on may 21st, 2011, with the ceremony at covenant presbyterian church and the reception at wolf den farm out in franklin. we all felt so blessed to have gotten to know this couple so well. they are truly in love and so special to everyone around them...their wedding was sheer joy!

we loved this wedding not only for the spectacular couple but for the fun, vintage inspired, and completely personal details we got to incorporate throughout. we started with melissa's color scheme idea of navy, yellow, and grey, and the couple's love of vintage books, maps, and globes... it took off from there! thanks to the awesome photographer rachel moore for the photos....she perfectly captured the spirit of this special day!

melissa wanted a very woodsy bouquet full of interesting textures and of course shades of yellow. we used yellow ranunculus, garden pods, orchids, and billy balls, among others, that we thought made for an eclectic and beautiful look!

bridesmaids carried bouquets of yellow tulips and little chamomile daisies!

melissa did something that is becoming more and more common....let her bridesmaids choose their dresses! she just asked that it be navy and the girls showed her their choice before purchasing. it was so cool to see how each girl's personality was reflected in the dress they wore, but they really looked fabulous all together!

oh and did we mention melissa is stunningly beautiful??

we loved joel and the groomsmen's charcoal suits and assortment of navy and yellow bowties

cory with the beautiful bride!

simple programs in navy and cream paper, navy font

joel and melissa both graduated from the music school at belmont, so we thought this ring shot by rachel was just perfect for them!

at wolf den right after the ceremony

a shot with the whole wedding party on the farm- they looked awesome!

had to include one of the many animals that live at the farm...

for the decor, we used joel and melissa's collection of beautiful vintage books, as well as their old maps. we also mixed in bud vases of fun florals and mini "lampshades" made out of old pages from books covering a stem wine glass with a votive dropped down inside.

the weather was absolutely divine!

gotta love an old bathtub filled with beer and water :)

the guest book table incporated more of joel & melissa's collection, including vintage globes and more books and maps. we also bought a bunch of missouri state flags (for guests to also wave at the end of the night) because the bride and groom were leaving in a few days to move to st. louis!

a vintage typewriter joel gave to melissa served as the guest book sign

and for the actual guest book, we made bookmarks (with navy tassels!) that guests signed with their well wishes. as much as melissa and joel read, they will be using these bookmarks and remembering that day always!

chef's market did a great job with the food, as usual...and we loved how the buffet looked outside on old barrels and planks!

melissa's friend came by and did this art for the couple on the existing looked amazing!!

round tables were nestled in the horse stalls

and we even incoporated this swing on the porticos into the seating for the long tables! people were rushing to grab those coveted seats!

saying goodbye and good luck to the bride and groom and they embarked on their new adventure in st. louis!

we love you guys and can't begin to express what it meant to be a part of your day. xoxo!