I’ve been looking everywhere for a beautiful gold wedding to celebrate the start of the Summer 2012 Olympics in London, and today I found what I was looking for on Elizabeth Anne Designs: Blog. While the images submitted for her contest (read on!) don’t have anything to do with the Olympics, it’s just the sort of DIY wedding inspiration that we love to write about. I’m floored by the small details in this shoot, and yet the entire design cost less $205! It really goes to show you how a little imagination can make a major impression!
Good Luck to our Canadian Athletes this year!
By Elizabeth Anne Designs: Blog:
Welcome to round 2 of the Inspired Creations Contest! I am so so excited to kick the entries off with positively gorgeous pink, gold, and champagne loft wedding inspiration from the team of Kellie Kano and Elissa Keno! You may remember these ladies from their amazing Retro Rockabilly Milkshake Bar in the first Inspired Creations Contest, and I think they have outdone themselves with this dreamy and romantic concept inspired by the rose and cream-colored brick walls of their loft space and based on a tradition called the May Tree.
There are many places in the world with a tradition of attaching a strip of fabric or ribbon to special trees for good luck, good health, or simply for a man to share his love for a special woman. Painted white and adorned with lovely ribbons in shades of silver, gold, rose, and cream, the May Tree takes on an ethereal quality perfect for a spring wedding day.
To refresh your memory on the contest, Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion and I challenged wedding vendors to get together to create unique and inspiring wedding concepts using one of 2011′s best trends – Glitter and Glam! Everyone was free to infuse their concept with as much creativity as possible, but there was one catch – items purchased could not exceed a total of $500. This means that each and every idea that they are bringing to you is completely approachable for all budgets, and to sweeten the deal even more, several of these fabulous and talented vendors have included DIY instructions for their creations too! Incredibly, Elissa and Kellie pulled together this fabulous concept for a mere $205.
How did they do it? Chairs, china, glassware, and silverware were purchased from Goodwill. In lieu of linen, gold glitter paper from Michael’s topped the modern, elegant table, which was dressed with crisp white dinnerware, pale pink napkins, and a blush glass centerpiece. Tissue paper pomanders hung from the rafters, and of course the striking focus of the decor is the gorgeous May Tree, which was created by Elissa and her husband and dressed with ribbons in shades of pink, champagne, white, and gold.
No wedding is complete without sweets of course, and Elissa and Kellie created a delectable dessert display featuring a gorgeous three-layer white and pale pink wedding cake from Maxie B’s.
Your votes will help us determine the winner of the Inspired Creations Contest, so please share your love in the comments. You can view even more of the gorgeous images in the gallery! The following North Carolina wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational wedding concept:
Photography and styling – Kellie Kano \ Styling – Elissa Keno \ Bakery – Maxie B’s \ Gown – Pronovias \ Shoes – Nine West / DIY resources: Fabric for tree – JoAnn’s \ Vase – TJ Maxx \ Chairs, glassware, silverware, votive holders, blush glass vase – Michael’s \ Tissue paper poms and burlap bags for chairs – Etsy
Credit: Elizabeth Anne Designs: Blog