Category Archives: Inspired By

Spring California Wedding Inspiration | Modern Art Wedding

Modern Art Wedding Inspiration by The Nouveau Romantics

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.]


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Paolo Sebastian | Designers We Love

Paolo Sebastian designer profiled by The Nouveau Romantics

Season after season, Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff seems to strike an effortless balance between classic and unique.  Hailing from South Australia, Vasileff launched his first collection in 2007 and quickly became one of the most captivating designers in the industry.  Glamorous couture gowns reminiscent of old Hollywood would be enough to get our hearts beating fast, but add ethereal details, delicate boning, and hand sewn appliqué to the mix and we’re taken to a place beyond our wildest bridal gown dreams.

Staying true to the couture moniker, Vasileff consults with each client and offers one-on-one fittings for every handcrafted piece, making for a truly personal and, dare we say, enchanting experience.

More photos after the jump!

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Spring Wedding Inspiration | Under the Canopy of Trees

Ranch black tie spring wedding inspiration by The Nouveau RomanticsIt is without a doubt that spring wedding inspiration tritely calls for blush or lavender hues. And it was the moment of receiving our client’s inspiration (a photo of their pristinely painted front door, in fact) that our hearts fluttered. The richest navy paired with a strong kelly green (unintentional, yet quite the fitting shade if you know the bride’s new name). With no time at all, we drew up our Maggie’s dream wedding. Stay tuned for an upcoming post with a sneak peek video of their magical day.

Credits after the jump!

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Atonement Wedding Inspiration



Though quite the tragic drama, Atonement, the 2007 film based on Ian McEwan’s book of the same name, is exceptionally beautiful and majestic. Inspired by the film’s chateau in the english countryside and the 1930s setting, we can’t help but dream up how this could transcend into a wedding of elegant, timeworn magnificence.

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Rhapsody in Blue

Inspired by Blues // The Nouveau Romantics

Here at TNR HQ, we’re falling hard for all the blue inspiration these days. Indigo, pacific, turquoise, french, and everything in between — it’s been a refreshing pause and a nice challenge to think about how this might expand into an events palette, for a number of reasons. It can be electric, or muted, it can have purple or green undertones, and the above quartet of images illustrate how we like to layer in these “bracketing” tones to flesh out a robust palette that definitively says Blue yet, isn’t all navy and white – you know?

We’ve also been thinking about how we might talk about how we would expand these inspiration photos into florals and other details, and questions or information that influence our approach to making design decisions for our events. And thus, without further ado … Read More

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