The Dove of Peace’s feathers are a templet for the olive branch it carries. Strange how the surfeit of all colors acquiesces, allowing brilliant and muted hues take center stage.
White might seem an odd choice for a We Love Color post, but it is our most often used color when building a theme. White is a token of starting a new, worn by newborns and brides. The walls in our Chippy shop are painted white; it is a peacemaker among the cacophony of rich upholstery and metallic accents. The whitewashed brick and wood gives a fresh look and enhances the space, inviting others in. White symbolizes the purity of our environment: snow on Christmas, spots on a baby fawn, clean, cotton sheets to curl into after a long day, a crisp new page. From the almost mystical to day-to-day, white is the apotheosis of renewal.
Sarah and Derek’s wedding was a tableau of earth tones and soft pastels, eliciting an aura of innocent romance. Their wedding bespoke timeless style, transcending modern and vintage. Sarah wore pearls and her bridesmaids dressed in white. The flower girls adorned with haloes of baby’s breath. Derek and his groomsmen wore neutral gray suits with gold bowties.
While in college, Chippy Chick Julie worked at an import store that sold novelties like huaraches and essential oils. Her friend Sarah would visit, and became a fan of blueberry-vanilla scented Grateful Dead perfume, Stella Blue. Through the years, Sarah’s tastes have refined, preferring Chanel mist on her wedding day. However, her ethereal spirit remains.
Comfortable yet classy, Sarah and Derek’s reception was a sophisticated palette of blush, gold, and sage. Chandeliers sparkled from day to night, their crystals caught the subtle glow of gold accents, reflecting off chargers and vintage flatware. Viewing their tablescapes, the saying, “to see the world through rose-colored glasses,” came to mind—crystalline-pink candle votives circled Boston Ferns creating an ambiance of sweet charm. The white table clothes were a blank canvas, elevating rustic wood slices used as centerpieces.
On her evening walks, Julie will return home with arms full of ferns, saving their cuttings for added event décor. For Sarah and Derek’s wedding, fern leafs were housed inside mason jars and displayed on weathered surfaces. An idea we love, Sarah and Derek gave guests potted lavender as a gift.Botanicals were used throughout the reception, not only to complement décor but add sentimental value.
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Peculiar Culinary food truck catered the reception, offering innovative menu options. You may recognize The Barn at Glistening Pond from previous posts. A gorgeous venue; the temperate weather allowed guests to gather on the deck overlooking the pond.
Behind the scenes leading up to Sarah and Derek’s wedding, the Chippy Chicks worked on finishing touches. At Stella’s house, the kitchen island and dining room table covered with an assortment of glass; she cleans each one before they are packed and prepared for delivery. Meticulously handwritten chalkboards listing the dinner and beverage menu line the floorboards of Julie’s office, next to her son’s drawings—Charlie’s Crayola markers and Julie’s chalk scattered across a Kilim rug. All of the organized chaos handled with care upon arrival, unloaded and set up for memories to last a lifetime.