Nordic inspiration – the art of creating intimacy in calming neutrals & the warmth of candlelight. Talent & beauty by Floral Designer: Nora Case | Accessories: Susie Saltzman | Letterpress: Layers of Loveliness | Linens: Civil Alchemy | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Vases: Fleur
Featured on Wedding Sparrow – Clary Pfeiffer Photography and floral designer Nora Case show the perfect example on how to execute the simplistic almost Nordic style of wedding styling that is popular right now. Full of golden ochre tones and a hint of mauve in the details, the organic florals shine through as the focal point….”The elements are simple. Selecting colors inspired by the summer sky dusk and the muted golden and mauve tones emerging quietly from the landscape. Organic linens and place settings provide a soft backdrop, allowing the complicated neutral floral palette to shine. Flowers, loose and casual, as if cut from the garden. With the intent of every element feeling intentional, yet easy, and approachable – a space you want to invite your guests into and stay for awhile.”
Camryn Brook Events created dream inspiration and shared a few details and tips to help
Design & Coordination: Camryn Brook Events | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Stationery: Ciarra Claire | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Makeup: Joanna B Artistry | Hair: Hollibeauty
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“Authentic. We wanted the house to have real materials – wood window and doors, marble countertops, and handmade items throughout. Our favorite element in the house is the artisan zellige tiles in our kitchen.
Hardworking. The finishes needed to be easy to clean; spaces need to be functional. We wanted what was utilitarian over what was trending. This helped when we decided about a powder room. Builders and house plans typically have a powder room, but this important quality we wanted in our house made us question the need. So, we took it out.
Warm. The house needed to be comfortable, open, and inviting. To offset the white and gray, we made sure to have warm elements of wood and a huge fireplace.
Intentional. Everything must have a place and purpose. When designing the kitchen, we created two rooms on each side for dish storage and pantry. It didn’t make sense to us to have the fridge separate from the rest of the pantry and having to open and close tons of cabinets for dishes.”
Holding on to every last bit of summer, surrounding ourselves with a table of friends and the scent of honeysuckle blossoms filling the air.
Scents have this amazing ability to transport us into another moment in time. The perfume of summer tomato vines, cut grass, the air after a thunderstorm, our hands after touching lavender, sheets dried in the sunshine, and honeysuckle nectar pull me into simpler days. Our backyard turns into a beautiful forest of overgrown green vines sprinkled with white and yellow flowers. We spend summer evenings picking the honeysuckle blossoms and pulling the sweet nectar out.
As we wait for the cool nights to settle in and the leaves turn to gold, we’re celebrating the end of summer with syrup made from all our honeysuckle. Bottling up summer to make it last a little longer. The beauty of this recipe is you can use any fresh edible flower that takes you to another place. Lilac for Spring, roses and lavender for Fall. Pour this syrup over sponge cake, sweeten your tea, or make a beautiful flower scented cocktail.
Honey Suckle Syrup
1 cup HONEYSUCKLE BLOSSOMS
1 cup organic sugar
1 cup water
In a saucepan over medium heat add the water and sugar, stirring occasionally until sugar crystals dissolve. Turn heat off and add the honeysuckle blossoms to mixture. Cover so the blossoms seep for an hour, infusing the syrup with honeysuckle. When the time is complete pour syrup through a sieve into a glass container to store. Place in refrigerator for storage up to 1 month.
Recipe adapted from this LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE.
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