Food for thought, thinking-piece today, kittens:
How do we choose to celebrate, and what does that really mean as a community of family, friends, loved ones, during uncertain [politically, economically, socially] times? This conversation popped up last week, however, it’s been a recurring theme that I’ve spoken about with many friends, colleagues, advisors, over the past two years.
When I first met Molly, an architect, we both arrived wearing variations of a white shirt, black pants – which told me that we’d collaborate really well, and our conversations quickly turned from away from pinterest and wedding boards, and towards her and her fiancé’s favorite architects, films, and artists. It was exciting to turn to the spaces that inspire her as the basis of our design, and when they passed this Minted Adagio invitation our way, I had a hunch that the end result would be pretty incredible. Their ceremony took place in the backyard of her grandfather’s mid-century house near Pasadena, and the reception just down the street at the CalTech Athenaeum. We talked about how to create a consistent language between the two different locations and their respective time periods, and yet play off each’s strengths to create a layered experience for their guests. It was the ultimate play between new and old, modern and traditional, and this overgrown and colorful collaboration was even more stunning in person! [Moon Canyon made all of our floral dreams come true.]
Sources after the jump! [… not to mention some of James Moes’ beautiful final photography soon. Hold tight kittens.]
In the April issue of InSyle Magazine on newsstands right now, The Nouveau Romantics are featured alongside some talented creatives as part of their “Dream Team” — and we’re answering some big wedding planning questions on trends, priorities, and what we’d give as hostess gifts along the way!
It was really wonderful to work behind the scenes with the editorial team on brainstorming answers to their questions, and coming up with the imagery and ideas that are inspiring us the most right now. While the final edit is a pared down version of our responses, I figured it would be fun to post my very lengthy, slightly rambling, stream-of-consciousness unedited version ….
Newsflash: The Nouveau Romantics open LA office. [I mean really, who could pass up the sunny, diverse, and bustling land of Los Angeles? Not us.] Welcome SoCal / destination brides / entrainment industry /community collaborations / any, all of the above! End stop.
There is a scribbled piece of paper in my kitchen here in LA that holds the title “State of the Union” and a bunch of mashed up business-oriented blog ideas that are clamoring for my attention, antsy to get out. Ideas that have sat on the back burner for far too long, been kept silent for months, years, and finally — after a phone call with a wise industry sage two weeks ago — I gave myself permission to own up to this raw authenticity and the reality and evolution of where The Nouveau Romantics sits.