Story: Virginia Brown | Photography: Allie Atkisson Imaging | Modeling: Allison Snodgrass |
Wedding design duo L & Co. craft a sophisticated wedding scene with a mix of modern and vintage accents
For their first styled shoot since launching wedding design business L & Co., sisters Lauren Webb and Lesley Roberts were determined to create a lasting impression. “We wanted to showcase what we could do and who we are,” Lauren says.
They started with a story: “This bride is independent and beautiful, and she wants to have a fun, bubbly wedding and break out of the traditional realm,” Lauren says. To bring this vision to life, they created a romantic scene at Hidden Willows, a venue in Cabot recently opened by the owners of Curly Willow Designs floral shop. Here, the designers offset the venue’s stark, industrial accents with organic florals and feminine touches. For example, the bride’s traditional lace gown and pearl accessories balance the venue’s steel beams, large windows, and garage door.
A bright, cheerful palette amplified the story. “We wanted to bring different colors together but make it cohesive, fun, and bold,” Lauren says. This was accomplished through the floral design and table accessories, both of which incorporate cornflower blue. For flowers, Curly Willow Designs created table arrangements and a floating arbor using a blend of stock, garden and spray roses, ranunculus, and delphinium in a range of creamy yellow, sherbert oranges, and bright blue hues. A mix of greenery lends a lush garden feel throughout for an unforgettable effect.
A modern velvet chair is an unexpected touch against the set-up’s industrial and rustic tones. “You can make anything work as long as you play off the colors,” Lauren says.
FUN WITH TEXTURE
Introducing a mix of textures helped the sisters accentuate vintage elements in the contemporary space. For example, a wooden farmhouse table with a black metal base instantly added warmth and inspired them to bring in more wood elements, like cross-back chairs and a vintage settee (above).
L & Co.’s desire to bridge traditional and modern styles is evident in the tabletop design. Gold-rimmed glass chargers are paired with classic white plates against the wooden table. “It’s not just crisp and clean, but the two together maintain a rusticness,” Lauren says. Antique-inspired gold flatware adds to the vintage vibe. Instead of a typical wedding cake, the duo had Three Best Bakery create individual cakes in ombré colors.
Blue stemware and linens reinforce the palette, and the effortless placement of a gauzy table runner gives the tablescape a laidback look.
Bridal gown The Bridal Cottage Cakes Three Best Bakery Floral design Curly Willow Designs Hair Kari Davis, Revive + Co. Jewelry Tara & Co. Fine Diamonds Makeup Madie Mazur, Madie Mazur Beauty Photography Allie Atkisson Imaging Planning & Design Lauren Webb and Lesley Roberts, L & Co. Rentals Eventology Venue Hidden Willows