Love Me if You Dare

We were fortunate to recently visit with the very talented founder of Two Be Wed, Natalie Dawley, and were graciously reminded of a post that she featured us in with the china pattern currently seen in our print ads. Natalie is not only wonderfully thorough with every detail when it comes to planning the most beautiful weddings, she also has an excellent pulse on all things bridal and tabletop – even as it relates to our newly released ad! She pointed out that Mottahedeh’s beautiful Tobacco Leaf pattern was also the pattern of choice in one of her features!

Natalie Dawley

We of course asked her if it would be alright to share her post with our subscribers and hope that you enjoy the over-the-top gorgeous images as much as we do and appreciate the opportunity to repost Two Be Wed’s amazing blog! Thanks, Natalie!!

Aime-Moi Si Vous Osez

StyledShoot154As the French would say, “Love Me if You Dare.” We took a daring risk with a one-of-a-kind Chinoiserie inspired styled shoot full of elegant and luxurious details. A juxtaposition of old and new, eastern and western styles interpreted for the modern bride and wedding. Many local vendors poured their time, love and energy to showcase their talents, earning a feature on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. Photography by Alyse French.

Interior design has always been a huge source of decor inspiration for us in our style and design process. One of our more favorite styles is Chinoiserie – a blend of Eastern and Western stylistic elements featured in many European art in the 17th century. For this particular shoot we explored the Chinoiserie design further to interpret that specific style into a tablescape and wedding environment. The question remained how to take something classic and make it current… we did just that through Asian-inspired textiles and figurines, vintage vessels filled with exotic floral arrangements and a bright, modern color palette with intricate details sprinkled throughout!

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As an added token of appreciation for Natalie allowing us to share this post, we are excited to share Two Be Wed’s Acceptable Times to Hire an Event Coordinator List!

twobewed_hireaplannerA special thanks to the following wedding professionals featured in Natalie’s post:

Photography: Alyse French Photography / Event Design & Coordination: Natalie of Two Be Wed / Floral Design: The Moss and Rose / Ceremony Backdrop: The Weekend Type / Cake Topper: The Weekend Type / Cake: Sugary and Chic / Vintage Rentals: Two Be Wed / China and Glassware: *Bering’s Hardware / Macaroons: The Refined Bakery / Hair and Makeup: Sunkissed and Madeup / Dress: Monique Lhullier from Casa De Novia / Bridesmaid: Johanna Johnson from Casa de Novia / Linens: Aztec Events and Tents / Location: Private Club in Houston

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