Buckle in, simply because we’re about to share the wedding of event and floral designer extraordinaire Juli Vaughn of Juli Vaughn Designs. With some arranging experience from Leah of Colour Pop Events and the aid of some of New York’s finest vendors, the wedding turned into a “color-filled, festive, whimsical event” in the bride’s personal words. Thank you to Haley Sheffield for taking these great photos!
From the bride, Juli: When Josh and I began organizing our wedding, the 1st factor we realized was that we wanted all of our dearest close friends present and involved and made to really feel like our wedding was the most exciting they’d ever had. It was the driving force in all of our information and all of our festivities. Simply because it was the second wedding for each of us, we chose to solely invite close friends as an alternative of household. We planned a weekend of events – Friday evening tacos and karaoke instead of a rehearsal, morning yoga the day of the wedding to calm nerves and start the day off proper, a double decker bus tour of NYC for the cocktail hour, and a pajama brunch at the hotel the day following the wedding.
Flower recipe: I made the bouquet and other flower arrangements in copper and rose gold containers with lots of colorful garden roses, ranunculus, Dutch carnations, zinnias, kumquats, pomegranates, and peonies – all my favourite flowers and fruits!
We wanted to make sure that everybody also had lots of usable keepsakes from the weekend, so I hand dyed the welcome bags and filled them with things like “Take 2 Regret Nothing” Tylenol for right after-drinking, peaches to represent our Georgia roots, and little custom gifts for each and every guest all through the weekend. For anything diverse, we offered our Instagram hashtag as a “tag” on the welcome bags so that the guests would have it for the whole weekend. We chose not to have seats at our ceremony so that our close friends have been surrounding our chuppah – symbolic of every of them getting members of our wedding celebration. We made our chuppah with each other – figuring out and assembling every piece of copper pipe and tassel. I encourage inventive couples to do a wedding project like this with each other – it is a bit like assembling IKEA furnishings – it proves you adore each and every other and can function through “disagreements!” (Ha)
Our wedding “theme” was based on my favored painting by Darren Waterston. It has watercolor-type agate shapes and tassels suspended in this super dreamy however playful way. Much of his function also characteristics shades of pink and coral which is how the colour palette started. If you’ve seen any of my perform, you know I just love colour, so we spanned the hues out to be pleased and vibrant. Becoming in the wedding business has provided me close friends who are amazingly talented, so with the help of Leah from Colour Pop Events the style exploded into a colour-filled, festive, whimsical occasion. Our invitation suite (complete with an agate slice and New York Subway map!) was developed by Gubba Gumma. The agate slice had embossed gold lyrics from our processional song, “I Pick You” by Sara Barielles. The invitations had been mailed inside personalized calligraphy boxes produced by Ashley Buzzy McHugh – who also produced our agate place cards and menus. My absolute preferred style element was the ceiling complete of suspended ranunculus installed by Gina Paola Design. Josh absolutely loves cake and I totally adore ice cream so we decided to have each! Our ice cream bar was from Luca and Bosco and our cakes were made by Nine Cakes. Josh is a video game designer so his was inspired by all of his preferred retro games and mine was covered in incredible sugar flowers and topped with a pink agate slice!
Groom’s Processional: “I Select You,” Sara Barielles
Bride’s Processional: “How Extended Will I Adore You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: The theme song for Step by Step by Jesse Frederick
Very first Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran