For their wedding Casey and Song kept things simple, clean, and modern, and I think that it really let’s the fun and emotion of their day shine through. I’m really excited to have their wedding on the blog because not only did One Tree Photography shoot the photos, but also the video. It was definitely the video that sold me, I think one of my favorite moments is the first look when Song exclaims “Dammit I am going to cry!” Song, and interior designer, and self described “control freak” did tons of projects for their day including all the paper goods, ceremony, and reception decor. A big thank you to her for sharing all the details of her and Casey’s day, and to Matt of One Tree Photography for his lovely images and video.
Casey and I met at Kansas State University during my freshman year. We skipped the friendship stage and dove right into a relationship. I guess you can say it was love at first sight. As our relationship progressed, we became best friends and found out how eerily we complement each other. We are the classic goofy couple. After almost six years of dating, Casey popped the question. He took me to our favorite restaurant (Haru’s Steak and Sushi) and when I placed my hands on the table, he tried to sneakily slip the ring on my finger. The funny thing was that he accidentally put the ring on the wrong hand! It was pretty cute and a classic Song and Casey moment.
Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite color scheme is black and green. So it was no surprise that the colors for our wedding would be black and green with an apple theme (Casey’s favorite fruit are granny smith apples). Casey and I also love the urban, lofty aesthetic, which we incorporated through our venue at Studio 2131, and photography sites. We also wanted to include some Korean traditions to pay homage to my culture. A classic Korean wedding picture is of the Bride and Groom sitting very upright with a stoic expression. So we had the entire wedding party and ourselves do this pose.
There really was no one favorite part of our wedding day. The entire day was a blur of emotions, from flutters, excitement, and anything in between. We were blessed to be surrounded by close family and friends who were all genuinely excited for us and helped celebrate our marriage until the venue kicked us out. Casey and I woke up the next day as husband and wife with a ton of memorable stories to share. Our day could not have been any better.
One of my favorite things about spring obviously has to be the flowers. Everywhere you look in the midwest the trees are blooming, and the daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, etc. are adding color back into the landscape. Every time I go to the market to get flowers one of my favorites this time of year (other than peonies of course) are the ranunculus. So sweet, delicate, and available in all kinds of lovely colors. If I’m making a bouquet or arrangement in the spring, you can bet there will be a little bit of ranunculus included.
Mock up bouquet for an open house event.
And a tiny bud vase also at the open house.
Bridal bouquet for Erin.
Simple arrangements in different size bud vases.
Fun little tea cup arrangements with daffodils and yellow ranunculus.
Calling all floral designers: Middle of the Map Weddings is always taking submissions for Floral Friday. If you’re a floral designer that keeps an active blog or portfolio, or you know a talented florist whose work you’d like to see on the blog, e-mail email@example.com for more info. The next flowers we feature could be yours!
Middle of the Map Weddings is all about sharing inspiration. While vintage and hand made inspired editorial shots are some of my favorites, it’s nice to see something a little off the beaten path. I was delighted when trüstudio submitted this concept shoot to be featured on the blog.
“As time progresses and our surroundings simplify, weddings become streamlined and sleek. Brides opt for minimal fashion, metal accessories, and neutral palettes. Our bride is not the norm. She wants to stand out in a sea of sameness.”
“Her dress is fashioned from intricately woven paper. The scrim-like nature of the material allows certain portions of her dress to be opaque, while others are semi-transparent. It’s structural quality is molded into the perfect textural shape she desires. She disregards shoes altogether to accentuate the beauty and form created by her gown.”
“Her look is completed with her makeup. Instead of following the trend to go absolutely neutral, this bride defies the norm by introducing a bold pop of yellow above her eyes. She has always loved the cage veil her mother wore for her wedding but modernized the concept to fit her personal style. Rather than a piece of fabric, her veil is meticulously painted onto her face. All that’s left to do is gather her hair up into an elegant minimal bun on top of her head. Her look is complete; she feels truly unique.”
Photography: Steve + Anne Truppe of trüstudio ~ Styling: Anne Truppe ~ Dress: packing paper from Crate and Barrell ~ Ring: Street artist in Rome, Italy ~ Model: Sarah E
A big thank you once again to trüstudio for submitting this amazing concept shoot! Find more images from this shoot and real weddings on their website and blog.