Updike Farmstead Open House Event Princeton, New Jersey

When Holly and Mia of Feather + Rock Events reached out to me about an open house at the beautiful Updike Farmstead in Princeton I was all for it right away! This event was unique in that local vendors could chat with potential clients, but also it allowed us to showcase our creativity and services with three styled reception vignettes. The three set ups were inspired by Pottery Barn, Free People and Anthropologie. Each had a unique look based on that brand, it was so fun working with Holly and Mia's vision and bringing it to life! It was a great day and I enjoyed meeting couples and local talented vendors. Take a look below at some beautiful images taken by Liz of Cardinal Heart Photography and you can watch a  stunning video captured by Sweet Start Cinematic Wedding Films here.

Rustic & Elegant Pottery Barn Inspiration

This styled vignette was in the beautiful rustic and weather worn smaller barn. For this look I went with hand torn paper painted a beautiful shade of slate blue. I love the look of hand painted place cards at a place setting, it really gives off a more laid back artistic vibe that you often don't see at a wedding. The neutral tones and natural table linens from The Bayith really tied the whole look together, I really loved the 2 runners that were used instead of individual place mats. The abundant free form floral centerpiece with classic blush roses and greenery brought in an elegant but not stuffy vibe to the design. Viburnum also designed a stunning floral piece affixed to the outside of the barn, a real show stopper! The rustic wooden sign by JPhannypack Designs showcased a touching quote and sat perfectly along side the table. The lighting design by Lumos Co. fit perfectly with the elegant rustic vibe!

The vision Feather + Rock Events had for this vignette was such a perfect mix of rustic meets elegant. It is great inspiration, whether your wedding is taking place in a rustic setting, or even in a classic ballroom. This design is very versatile and attainable for any couple looking for a more unique table design for their wedding reception.

Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
2I2A1214.jpgRustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey

Design  + Creative Direction | Feather + Rock Events
Floral Design | Viburnum
Table Linens | The Bayith
Rentals | Open Aire Affairs
Place Cards | Lavender & Love Creative
Custom Wood Signage | JPhannypack Designs
Lighting | Lumos Co.
Decor | Feather + Rock Events

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Bright & Boho Free People Inspiration

Veering away from the muted tones of the styled vignette above and into the world of bright and bohemian design that Free People is so well loved for. Since this look was more fun and free-spirited Holly (From Feather + Rock Events) had the great idea to go for something asymmetrical for the menus. I really loved how these came out! They are so fun and great inspiration for couples planning their big day.  All the design elements from the different vendors came together so well. The floral design by Sprouts Flowers uses the whole length of the table which I think is great. The tiny blooms in different shaped vintage vessels make for a memorable center piece. To top it off in the floral department, Sprouts has their own "flower truck" named Isabel (named after the owner's Mom). It is basically the cutest truck ever and I am obsessed with it!

I feel that most couples tend to go for a muted color palette for their wedding (which is totally fine and beautiful!) but this bright and cheerful palette is so pretty it has me even changing my views (as a lover of soft shades). Take a look below for some bright inspiration.

Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey

Design  + Creative Direction | Feather + Rock Events
Floral Design | Sprouts Flowers
Table Linens | The Bayith
Rentals | Open Aire Affairs
Menus | Lavender & Love Creative
Custom Wood Signage | JPhannypack Designs
Decor | Feather + Rock Events

Chic & Modern Anthropologie Inspiration

Oh how I love Anthropologie. When I think of this brand I think of different twists on classic style. A bit innovative, but not too out there. For the menus on this table I wanted to do something I have never done before, that is truly a work of art and memorable to anyone who views it. I decided to test my skills and design pressed floral acrylic menus. Each is unique and showcases different flowers. The menu and place card is printed on vellum to add a soft layered effect. This idea would be amazing for a sweet heart table, or even for table numbers! Belovely killed it with their ceremony space instillation, I love the mix of greenery with the lights in the background. The table design came out gorgeous with unique patterned napkins from The Bayith paired with classic white dishes. The floral centerpiece and votive candles in geometric vessels running the whole length of the table make for a unique design. The vision for this vignette came together so wonderfully and is great inspiration for couples looking for a chic modern design.

Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey
Chic and Modern Wedding Inspiration Princeton New Jersey

Design  + Creative Direction | Feather + Rock Events
Floral Design | Belovely
Table Linens | The Bayith
Rentals | Open Aire Affairs
Menus | Lavender & Love Creative
Custom Wood Signage | JPhannypack Designs
Decor | Feather + Rock Events