Industrial Glam Party in Copper and White

You know what is delicious? A Moscow Mule!

I have been thoroughly enjoying this new trend. The drink itself – goes down so smooth, there is plenty of variation options out there so you never get tired of it, but you know what I love too? The mug! It’s got just enough shimmer to it, but could be held by men and women alike without fear of judgment. It’s easy to hold, and not a pain to walk around a busy room with. And bonus points: the copper mugs are not breakable.

My mind can’t help but wonder if the drink/mug combo became trendy because of its two winning elements, or if it caught on so well because the industrial themed slash steampunk inspired party and wedding is on the rise? Referencing industrial age design, event planners, decorators, and brides have been making their own twists on this theme for the last few years, with the concept gaining lots of momentum.

I have to suspect, that a huge part of the reason for this momentum gain is the sheer flexibility and scalability the steampunk and industrial theme allows for. It can be very vintage and grunge inspired, or it can be very modern and clean. It could be used for corporate decor, weddings, events for men or women, day or night, and really, any season. Check out some of the cool pins I’ve saved that are industrial themed or steampunk inspired.

For this week’s industrial glam party in copper and white idea board, I’ve chosen to go a more modern route, inspired by the Moscow Mule mug, with touches of nature brought in through small clusters of fresh foliage and greenery accents. In my head, this industrial glam themed event is for an evening corporate dinner, but I could just as easily see it transitioned over to a more social event, like a wedding reception.

The major elements to this party theme are:

  • Copper mugs and accents
  • Edison bulb lighting
  • Small clusters of fresh green foliage

Here’s what I had in mind:

Industrial Glam Party in Copper and White

Industrial Glam Party in Copper and White

Be sure to see where I found each element for this industrial glam themed party in copper and white:

Geometric Copper and White Modern Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Copper Industrial Modern Place Setting – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Copper Trellis with Greenery and Edison Bulbs Tablescape – shared on Inside Weddings

Industrial Centerpiece of Glass Tubes and Copper – also shared on Inside Weddings

Marble Vellum Invitation Wraps with Copper Wax Seal – created by Written Word Calligraphy

Copper Cups Display with Greenery Border – spotted on Pinterest

Industrial Edison Bulb Wall with Metallic Draping – shared by In The Event

Modern Industrial Metal Bar with Copper Bulb Lighting – shared on Contemporist

Moscow Mule Copper Bar Station – shared on Salve A Noiva

And if you are using this industrial glam party in copper and white for a wedding, might I suggest this as an altar idea:

Industrial Wedding Arbor in Copper with Green and White Floral Accents – featured on Flowers by Janie

 

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

Are you more into a modern industrial themed event, or would you prefer a steampunk inspired set of decor?

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A Modern Tropical Beach Wedding in Orange

Would you say “I do,” on the beach?

Come get away with me today! We’re going to the beach for a fabulous destination wedding, with a modern vibe and LOTS of vibrant orange accents. All the traditional elements of a beach or destination wedding are included in this week’s wedding idea board, just with more of a modern twist. I opted for a perfect shade of orange that pairs well with the tropical foliage leaves that I’m including sparingly on the tables. Adding dark wood elements on the tables helps to ground the wedding decor, and helps keep it from getting too south beach colorful. Maybe another week!

It’s not a destination wedding to me if there isn’t an abundance of tropical flowers! This week, I’ve made sure to include a variety of flowers with all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and colors. The simple but modern arrangements are all so different, but still highlight the textures and natural beauty of each flower’s natural shape.

Here’s what I had in mind for this week’s modern tropical beach wedding in orange idea board:

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding in Orange by Unique Pastiche Events #thisisUPevents

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding in Orange by Unique Pastiche Events #thisisUPevents

Be sure to see where I found all of these fantastic inspirational images:

Orange Boarding Pass Invitation with Bird of Paradise – created and sold by SproullieDesigns on Etsy

Modern Bird of Paradise Tropical Wedding Bouquet – by Kathy Wright and Company featured on Junebug Weddings

Beach Wedding Aisle with Palm Leaves and Vibrant Flowers – shared by Olivera Rusu Photography

Submerged and Clustered Tropical Orange Flower Arrangements on Escort Table – shared by Karen Tran Florals

Modern Tropical Place Setting with Leaf and Wood Accent – spotted on Pinterest

Bird of Paradise and Bamboo Tropical Centerpiece – shared on Bride.com

Orange Ombre Modern Cake – created by Eat Cake Be Merry

Modern Orange Outdoor Lounge with Dark Wood and Palm Leaf Accents – shared on this blog (translation needed)

Minimalist Modern Dessert Buffet Table in Orange and White – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

Would you say “I do,” on the beach?

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Are you a fan of modern or classic event décor?

I hope both! This week’s wedding idea board is all about modern. Some of the phrases I would use to describe this event décor would be: Clean shapes. Bright white. Modern elegance.Those are the inspiration words for this week’s wedding inspiration board.

This modern white orchid idea board would be perfect for an outdoor wedding this summer. Orchids generally hold up well in most temperatures, and their clean lines really feed into this modern styling.

The pops of green floral here and there help add a bit of color, while their unusual uses and shapes help add depth and dimension to this event. I opted for several unusual centerpieces, because I like to have several interesting pieces in my design. It helps keep the eye interested and wandering to discover the next stimulating element in the event décor.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the images used in this week’s modern white orchid wedding idea board:

Modern White and Green Orchid Wedding Altar Pillars – spotted on Pinterest

White Orchids and Green Accent Flower Modern Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Crisp and Clean White Orchid Bouquet – shared on Southern Weddings

Tall White Orchid Escort Table – shared in a roundup post by MODWEDDING

White Orchid, Hydrangea, and Calla Lily Centerpiece with Pops of Green – shared by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Tall Modern Centerpiece with White Orchid and Green Floral Sphere – spotted on Pinterest

White Shimmery Wedding Cake Adorned with Orchids – created by The Pastry Studio

Large White Floral Wall Wedding Altar – created and shared by Floral Art

Are you a fan of modern or classic event décor?

Modern Magnolia Wedding Ideas

Let’s celebrate Wedding Wednesday today with this modern magnolia infused wedding. I am absolutely crazy about this simplistically elegant wedding. The botanical accents scattered lightly throughout are a nice alternative to the traditional floral arrangements and décor.

Not only are the design elements in this week’s wedding idea board beautiful and affordable, but they are also fairly easy for a DIY bride to take on herself, should she choose to accept a challenge like this.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Magnolia Wedding Ideas

See where these wonderful, inspirational images were found:

Over-sized Paper Magnolia Bouquet – shared on a roundup post over on Wedding Party

Modern Magnolia and Linen Wedding Alter – shared on Style Me Pretty

Letterpress Wedding Invitation Magnolia Design – created and sold by CHATHAMandCARON on Etsy

White on White Magnolia Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Magnolia Boutonniere – shared on Snippet and Ink

Magnolia Leaves in a Silver Bowl Centerpiece – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

What do you think of this week’s modern and simplistic wedding?

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Do you love peacock feathers?  I do! They are one of my favorite color combinations. Not to mention they naturally have a shimmer and shine to them. This week’s idea board is for a modern and bright peacock wedding.

Why modern and bright? If you were to do a quick search for “peacock weddings”, you’d see tons of beautiful events shared, but so many of them are so dark! Not intentionally, but the colors that people tend to pick out of the feather usually combine into a rather dark and almost dated look.

For this idea board, I really wanted to focus on the bright and vibrant colors in a traditional peacock feather and have those be the front and center part of the design scheme.  I’d love to see this theme used for a young couple, in the middle of summer, looking for a bunch of color at their wedding, but still keeping it clean and modern looking.

Key details for this event:

  • Don’t over do the peacock feather itself – you don’t need to plaster them on everything!
  • Use pops of colors – pick your top two choices, for this event blue and green, and use the other colors as “pops” throughout the event design
  • Keep it clean – for this to work, you need to keep clean lines, keep thinking modern, and don’t get carried away with the peacock clutter that is so easy to get
Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

I got all of these pretty pictures from….

Modern Peacock Cake – shared on Craftsy

Blue Napkin & Peacock Feather Place Setting – seen on this pin

Peacock & Blue Tablescape – shared by A Day to Remember

Peacock Candy Buffet – seen here on Wedding Bee

Peacock Cookies – seen on Arty McGoo

Blue & Peacock Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 on this pin

Green & White Reception Lounge – seen on this pin

Green & White Tablescape – seen on this pin

Peacock Wedding Cookie Favors – by Whimsical Originals DB on Etsy

Peacock Wedding Invitation Suite – by Allis Studio on Etsy

If you were having a peacock wedding, what two colors would you choose to be your main color scheme?