Saturday, August 9, 2014

{BRIDAL SHOW} The NotWedding

This past spring was our first time being a part of non-traditional bridal show, The NotWedding. This was the very first NotWedding in Savannah and so it was awesome to be in!! The Not is a completely different experience from any other bridal show. It is an alternative show in the form of a big fake wedding. Attendants to the show are treated as wedding guests who sit through a ceremony (vow renewal with a real couple), a dinner and a dance party reception. It gives attendants the chance to experience wedding vendors in action. For The Not we participated not just as a bridal boutique but also as event designers. The bride rocked a lacy-organza Sarah Seven gown for the ceremony & then changed into a sequin gold Sarah Seven dress for the dancing and reception portion of the evening.

For the design portion we were responsible for decorating 4 of the reception tables and we chose to do the ceremony backdrop. For our tablescapes for the reception we designed two different setups. The first being a perfect fit with The Not's mood board they sent all of us vendors with a soft petal taffeta ivory linen from Ultra Pom and gold sparkly centerpieces with large textured floral arrangements. Our second table design was more "us." It fit our aesthetic and was a little more unusual and quirky. We used sequin linens from Ultra Pom with DIY triangle runners with mini yellow bottles and tiny greenery. The best part about this table design was the Bells of Ireland chandelier... which you can watch a video on our instagram of us hanging these here (quite entertaining if I do say so myself.) For both of our tables we borrowed Dot & Army napkins and tied them into pretty bows. Now for the ceremony... for this we painted 5 canvases with floral print. Once finished we looked at them and I literally said "I hate these." Not kidding. You can ask Adrienna. I truly hated them. Like truly truly truly. I said this just will not do. These are just too... "pretty girl." I wanted to tear them into shreds. While Adrienna absolutely loves all things girly and floral print (not saying I can't appreciate a good floral print but I just could not be okay with our ceremony being this girly) I am the one who likes stuff a little more modern, a little more funky and a little just not that girly. So we scavenged our store and finally came to the consensus it needed gold spray paint and geometric shapes. And with that, our ceremony backdrop was complete. I could totally get on board with the floral print as long as they were un-girlified just a little. And if you ever visit our shop, you will see these large canvases now hanging behind our desk. And I love them oh so much now. I guess just another example of how our design aesthetic for everything we do is a combination of our styles, tastes and when it is complete it fits with "us." And then we are both happy and all is right and well within the world of Ivory + Beau.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy checking out the lovely pictures from Rach Lea PhotographyStephie Hicks Photography, and Mackensey Alexander Photography from The NotWedding. Scroll to the bottom to see all the amazing vendors who participated in this alternative fun bridal show and we can't wait for next time!!!

{Vendor Credits} Photographers: Rach Lea PhotographyStephie Hicks Photography, and Mackensey Alexander Photography // Wedding Dress: Ivory + Beau // Day-Of Coordination: From This Day Forward // Event and Ceremony Design: Ivory + Beau (Tables 2, 4, 6, and 8) // Bridal Party Flowers and Head Table Design: Shay Brown Events (Tables 1, 3, 5, and 7) // Venue: The Mackey House // Bridal Accessories: Southern Ever After // Bridesmaid Attire: Rent the Runway // Hair: Emily Warren of Dollface by Jules // Makeup: Jules De Jesus Fritz and Jessica Mock of Dollface by Jules // Groomsmen Attire: Simon’s Formal Wear // Groomsmen Accessories: Bow and Arrow Designs by Minoo // Caterer: Low Country Boilers Low Country Boilers // Sparkling Wine: Ferrari // Cookie Bar: Byrd Cookie Company // Ice Cream Cart: Leopold’s Ice Cream // Candy Bar: Senseless Sophistication // Event Rentals: In Any Event // Vintage Dishes: Fancy Plates // Linen Sponsor: Linen Tablecloth // Linen Napkins: Dot and Army // Mosquito Control: Palmetto Mosquito Control // Entertainment: Other Brother Entertainment // Wedding Dress Sketches: A Sketch to Remember // Invitations and Ice Cream Menu Cards: Caroline Fausel Paper Co. // Invitations and Paper Accents: Low Country Paper Company // Invitations and Programs: Yellow Door Creative // Event Accents: Grace Graffiti // Paper Accents:Liddabits Design Shop // Favors: Simply Southern Wedding // Travel: Bliss By Luxury Concierge Travel // Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tour of Savannah // Photobooth: Dollface Photobooth // Videographer: Munn Brothers Films // Media Partners: flower magazineThe Knot – Georgia, and Inspire Weddings & Marriage Magazine

1 comment:

  1. The vow renewal location definitely deserve applause for the nice selection of bread and the service which was good from start to finish. The mass produced filet was too good.


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