Category Archives: Inspiration

Color Me Beautiful: Nautical Inspiration

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Row One: Image 1 Photography by Jose Villa, Styling by Joy Thigpen, Image 2 by Patricia Lyons for Easton Events, Image 3 by Jose Villa for Easton Events, Image 4 by Eric Kelley for Easton Events

Row Two: Image 5 by Jen Fariello for Easton Events, Image 6 Real Wedding by Jose Villa, Image 7 by Jose Villa 

Kennedy & Greg : Beautiful Film captured by Brad Bennett of Shaking Hands

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We just can’t stop reliving Kennedy & Greg’s wedding!

We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous photos by Patricia Lyons featured on Monday.

Now we would love to share a wedding film by Brad Bennett with Shaking Hands Production. We hope you enjoy!

Click the image below to view Kennedy & Greg’s wedding film.

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photo by Patricia Lyons

We were so delighted the Martha Stewart Weddings also featured this film on their blog!

Kennedy & Greg’s Wedding featured in Martha Stewart

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What a magical day! Kennedy and Greg’s wedding at North Wales Farm in Warrenton, Virginia was truly that. We have been holding these beautiful images close to our hearts for months in anticipation of their exciting feature in Martha Stewart Weddings! We are so thrilled to now share more images from the wedding captured by the amazing Patricia Lyons.

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The storybook setting is their family home and farm nestled in Virginia Hunt Country. The history of the home and the couple’s mutual love for the farm dramatically influenced our design and the layers of details throughout the wedding.

The ceremony took place in an unbelievable horse barn donning freshly cut tree branches from the farm and abundant seasonal blooms. After Kennedy and Greg exchanged their personally written vows, the guests were transported to the the Manor House for cocktails and dinner.

Cocktails were enjoyed on the back lawn among the magnolia trees admiring the bucolic view of the Virginia countryside. Guests were invited to find their table assignment by selecting their hand-calligraphed matchboxes, which inside held a note prompting them to “find their match”.

The dinner was entirely lit by 24 hanging candle chandeliers. The design was intended to be a feast for the senses with an eclectic mix of beautiful composed floral arrangements, curious objects, abundant candles, and bowls of exotic sweets, fruits, and nuts. The hand-hewn wood farm tables were gently polished with an airy open weave line, paired with upholstered chairs, and monogrammed napkins.

After the delicious locally inspired meal, the waiters passed small leather-tied scrolls to each of the guests inviting them to gather outside for a surprise. As the first guests made their way out of the tent, the night sky burst into a display of white fireworks. After a few minutes of enjoyment, we struck up the band and the after party in the dancing tent began!

We have been so lucky to plan with the Prentiss family for many years now, from Paige, the eldest daughter’s wedding, to Kennedy’s wedding, and most recently to the younger brother Michael’s rehearsal dinner celebration in Mexico. They are a warm, creative, thoughtful, and an absolutely delightful family! We so enjoyed spending time together while planning with Kennedy and Greg, and it is especially fun and rewarding to watch them as parents with their first baby boy.

Many many thanks to our incredible team!

Creative Production and Design: Easton Events

Photographer: Patricia Lyons

Floral Design, Draping & Chandeliers: Beehive Events

Printed Suite: Rock Paper Scissors – Custom suite by Dani Antol

Calligraphy: Tara Jones

Catering: Design Cuisine

Tenting: Skyline Tent Company

Ceremony Audio & Lighting: Blueridge Lightforms

Makeup: Lora Kelley

Hair: Moxie

Tabletop Rentals: Design Cuisine & Beehive Events

Cake: Paradox Pastry

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang from Saks Jandel

Men’s Suit: Alton Lane

Vintage Car: Albemarle Vintage

Wine Pairing: Barboursville Vineyards – Alessandro Medici

 

 

Dallas Dinner Photographed by Ryan Ray

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What a wonderful year of destination event travel for Easton! We were oh so lucky to spend the year planning with this adorable couple. Stefy and Michael are just returning from their honeymoon after an amazing wedding celebration in Mazatlan, Mexico over the Thanksgiving holiday. So by way of reminiscing, we thought we would share some photos from their spring Welcome Party at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

We channeled a clean modern aesthetic with mirrored table top, ghost chairs and simple clean lines of deconstructed florals. The palette inspiration for this dinner is a mix of reflective glass and tropical flowers. We especially love the menu detail printed on clear vellum. Ryan Ray did a splendid job capturing the couple and the event for us!

Many thanks to Martha Stewart Weddings for featuring Stefy & Michael’s party on The Bride’s Guide. Check out the post here!

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Photography: Ryan Ray 
Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events
Floral Design: Jackson Durham
Location: Nasher Sculpture Center
Catering: Wolfgang Puck
Stationery: Rock Paper Scissors
Calligraphy: Caligraphic Arts, Inc.
Music: William Foley
Lighting: Beyond
Rentals: Posh Couture
Linens: La Tavola
Hair: Erika at Lure Salon
Makeup: Jayme Golden

Stefy’s Look - Dress & Shoes: Gucci & Jimmy Choo

Michael’s Look – Suit, Shirt & Pocket Square: Ralph Lauren Black Label , Eton, and Tie Bar

 

Wedding Inspiration: Branches

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While florals usually take center stage, we are also inspired by leafy, long, delicate branches.  Olive branches or flowering pear, living plants or golden imitations, branches can be lovely decor element that adds an organic and romantic feel to any wedding.

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Arch with ribbon aisle markers, Olive branch cakeOlive grove wedding photo by Kate MacphersonBranch candlestick holder photo by Eric Kelley with Joy Thigpen , Wreath headpiece,  Gold branchesBranches in jars

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Pearls

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There’s nothing more classic than a strand of perfectly polished pearls adorning a bride’s neck.  We love the way brides are modernizing the single strand by layering, knotting, and slinging them around the back of their gowns.

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Southern bride photo by Jen Fariello at Zero George with Lula KateElopement dress photo by Elizabeth MessinaVeil photo by Marina Locke, Jackie O-esque pearlsSahavit Tshuba wedding gownBraceletChanel runway

 

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Frills

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With all of this Gatsby talk, we are loving the look of layered frills to bring a fresh nod toward the roaring twenties.

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Many of the 2013 runways are featuring soft, flowing folds of fabric in skirting, sleeves, and everywhere in between.  Frills are an ultra-femme way to pump up the volume on your bridal gown or even decor.

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The Lane editorialBlack and white frillGucci runway, White topOlivia PalermoCake by Maggie Austin,  Marchesa runway, High-low skirt

 

Featured in Town & Country Weddings

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We are thrilled to be featured in the latest issue of Town & Country Weddings for the wedding of Schuyler Fisk and Chapman Bullock. What a lovely and wildly talented couple! We encourage you to pick up a copy … it is a gorgeous issue.

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Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Golden Yellow

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With daffodils and tulips blooming everywhere, it’s easy to be inspired by spring’s sunny disposition.  Golden hued yellow is such a lovely color palette choice, whether you keep it clean and bright, pairing it with crisp white, or whether you like a more amber color paired with stormy grays.

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Bride with bridesmaids photo by Ryan Ray,  Yellow floral guideWedding cake, Macarons, Olivia PalermoMarguerite Shift by BHLDNBlithe Slingbacks by BHLDNMarble staircaseGolden gown

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Garden Roses

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Garden roses are a full, beautiful blooms that come in a variety of pinks, peaches, and yellows.  These lovely flowers are perfect for bouquets, centerpieces, and pinning to loose curls on your bridal day.

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Bride with bouquet of garden roses and dahlias styled by Easton Events and photo by Jose Villa, Oversize centerpiece photo by Leo PatroneBridesmaid bouquet with berries photo by Birds of a FeatherFlower in her hair photo by Sonya KhegayWhite and yellow florals in mercury glass photo by Emma FreemanFlowers growing on a fence, Bride’s bouquet, Magenta garden roses