Why This Wedding Earned a Michelin Star
The Main Course
- Gold. Dipped. Feathers. There is no more to say.
- Never be afraid to show personality through cake. Case in point: the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter gracing the wedding cake.
- That ethereal shade of whisper-soft blue worn by the bridesmaids. Between that and their baby's breath bouquets, they just might float away.
- Lush, organic, natural, romantic...all the things I love most in florals. These ivory and green arrangements (in elegant brass compotes and hobnail milkglass vases, no less) are simply to die for.
- Have I mentioned my feather fetish? Or my literary leanings? These tablescapes speak my soul language.
- Oh hello, most stunning flower girls ever! Can I copy that hairstyle?
- Speaking of hairstyles, Malerie's loosely pinned low updo is a little bit retro, a little bit classic, and entirely gorgeous.
Stellar Side Dishes
- What can't gold leaf improve? Thanks to the bride's DIY touches, feathers, eucalyptus leaves, and stacks of books become all the more alluring when gilded.
- Main Players: Malerie & Nathan
- Wedding Date & Venue: December 13, 2014 at the YWCA of Oahu.
- Theme/Inspiration: festive winter décor inspired by the glamorous side of the holidays: whites, deep greens, and touches of gold; subtle literary theme with gold-painted books and Harry Potter references; metallic-tinged feathers as decor-making statement.
- Behind the Camera: thanks be to Absolutely Loved for the stellar shots.
- Dress Deets: an elegant, slim-fitting white satin gown with rear train, draped back, and beaded detail at the draped neckline and shoulders.
- Fleurs: the all-white flowers for the bride's bouquet and table arrangements contain roses, scabiosa, anenomes, and astilbe with lots of textural greens (eucalyptus, maidenhair fern, and privet berry to name a few). Bridesmaids' bouquets are small bundles of gypsophilia en masse, accented with gold-painted eucalyptus.