I told y’all I’m game for putting bridesmaids in patterns, so you can bet your bottom dollar I’d cover a party in one exquisite, chic chinoiserie pattern. Toile de jouy is an integral part of every good Southern girl’s interiors; it is as timeless as sterling + Irish linen. Likewise, every classicist loves British Colonial-meets-Imperial-China, be it in the form of ginger jars and Cantonese imports or just the crispness of blue + white. Now if only Society Social could create a fabby slim-lined chivari silhouette in a vintage bamboo? We’d buy 500! Wheels spinning over here.
one of our wedding weekend brunches awash in sunny yellow toile ~ harwell photography | toile paper suite
I had a blast designing this chinoiserie wedding- the chartreuse pop makes it, as did the custom curtains throughout! ~ a bryan photo
toile cookie | blue toile cookie
place setting I | place setting II
chinoiserie cake | our chinoiserie cake by jim smeal
flower wall | place setting
Fern is not a four letter word, even in our peony-covered wedding world. I adore the use of farm-grown greenery from the delicate maidenhair fern to the greige tones of seeded eucalpytus to the heft of salal and shine of lemon leaf. I’ve culled a bunch of beautiful images to inspire- these snaps show you just how powerful greenery alone can be.
this was one of my hair-brained ideas come to fruition- a pressed fern glass-fronted bar come to life! ~ tec petaja
gorgeous fern-filled bouquets 1 + 2
simple glass bottles filled with ferns + greenery 1 + 2
our mini chippendale planter centerpieces ~ tec petaja |our terrarium concept ~ a bryan photo | greens in copper
overhead staghorn fern | our own coffee berry leaf escort card bar ~ a bryan photo
fern centerpiece | our simple-but-stunning greenery only arbor ~ a bryan photo
Julie Song just may be the illustrator originale- the one whose work has spawned so very many hand lettering extravaganzas across the web. Based in San Fran, Julie is a master of the flourish, the soft watercolor brushstroke, the floral touches every lovely wedding stationery suite deserves. I’ve been ogling her work for a long time and am so happy to share some snaps below. Don’t miss her instagram feed- it’s bonkers, and you can click here to dress up your desktop with Julie’s watercolor art.