I’ve got this bright orange Eames chair that sits proudly in my office. He was a lucky Craigslist find, and though I had no real plans for him, nor anything that remotely worked with his unabashed color, I knew he was meant to be mine. I mean…he was a real bonified vintage Eames. EAMES. We’ve since become better acquainted and he’s found a few friends around the house that get along with him much better than I had anticipated. For any of you that find yourselves typing “mid century modern” or “eames” into Craigslist, Ebay, or google search queries, then, like me, your heart will skip a beat (or two) when you spy this mid century modern wedding inspiration.
All of this absolute perfection is brought to you by photographer Andrea Hubbell and the styling skills of Soiree. They’ve shared a bit more details about the inspiration below, which I think you’ll enjoy, so check out the extra info, along with some of the great resources that put together such a rad shoot!
Stealing inspiration from the architecture and decor of the 1950’s, this mid-century modern design combines clean lines and warm tones to create an urban, edgy style with all of the traditional trimmings. A color palette of burnt orange, olive green, black and white is a bold and unexpected choice for this pool-side, afternoon event. Prickly aloe and supple succulents provide a wonderful pop of texture and color, and double as fun eco-friendly favors. Modern stemware, china and flatware create a clean background for pattern-rich menu cards… which for a touch of fun, double as dance instructions! No tabletop is complete without the warmth of stunning color and texture-rich florals, but you won’t find hydrangea on this table. Instead, flowers that are reminiscent of fun and colorful sea urchins, more succulents, and billy balls make up the lovely arrangements from Floral Images. The martini bar utilizes a 1950’s stereo cabinet, where guests will find ‘how-to’ instructions designed by Rock Paper Scissors to help them shake up the perfect signature martinis. The dessert table features mini cakes and chocolate fondue to drizzle over top, along with custom popsicles to help cool down the guests as they come off of the dance floor. It is not often that you have the opportunity to explore and discover ideas, textures, colors and tastes that could be considered out of the box or nontraditional, so just go for it and have fun!
Resources – Event planner: Soiree, Styling: Soiree and Andrea Hubbell, Paper: Rock Paper Scissors, Flowers: Floral Images, Table Settings: Festive Fare, House, furniture, accessories: Jeff & Bob, Dave & Anna, John & Dani and Amy, Photography: Andrea Hubbell