This is quite possibly my favorite faux wedding we’ve had on Snippet & Ink to date! McKenzie Powell and Belathée created a gorgeous shoot that is both modern and classic, romantic and fresh…

McKenzie shared some details about the design with us: My goal for this shoot was to create something clean, fresh, and polished. An event that felt glamorous and welcoming. Traditional yet modern. White cattleya orchids plus air plants… why not?! And citrus doesn’t exactly fill our Pacific Northwest backyards, but it’s the ultimate pop of freshness and color, especially in winter months, and thankfully grows beautifully just two states away in California.

Although I wanting to err on the side of a more modern design, I couldn’t resist using an amazing antique sideboard for our dessert display. And in fact, the rich cocoa and ganache cake sitting atop the vintage table made for just the type of unexpected juxtaposition I love.

Touches of metallic in the linens, flatware, and votives added warmth and a modern vibe. Sticking with clear glass for much of our centerpiece décor allowed me to mix a variety of styles, from sleek candelabras to heavyweight cut crystal. With an incredible light-filled space as our backdrop, all that glass did not disappoint.

See the full gallery here.

Photography: Belathée / Concept, floral design, styling: McKenzie Powell Designs / Venue: Pravda Events in Seattle / Model: Renee Russell of SMG / Hair, makeup: Megan Stanavitch / Gown: Vera Wang from Marcella’s La Boutique / Crystal hair clip: Jennifer Behr / Letterpress menus: Swash Press / Cake: Tallant House / Sideboard table: Vintage Ambiance / Air plants: Air Plant Supply Co. / Table linens: Choice Linens / Crystal stemware: AA Party Rentals / Gold flatware: borrowed from The Invisible Hostess
  • Elegant Modern Winter Citrus Wedding Ideas

    13 March 2012
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    1. aurea @ pricewise events

      Winter and citrus- indeed, a fresh combination. :) I love the color of the citrus especially that tangerine is the color of 2012. :D

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    2. little winter bride

      beautifully refreshing combination!

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    3. Jennifer

      Great design. Love the oranges!

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    4. Gina

      Love it all! The colors combine perfectly and softly… Love the oranges and how they really go! Bravo!

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    5. Laurel {Esla Events}

      Absolutely beautiful. Elegant but also so fresh feeling!

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    6. jen

      very beautiful!! the white flowers with the airplants and then the oranges…awesome!!

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    7. Robin

      What a beautiful way to use orange! Love it!

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    8. Koru Kate {Koru Wedding}

      GORGEOUS! Love the beautiful white cattleya orchids!!

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    9. kate holt


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    10. Kasey

      Fresh, stunning elegance – I’d love to live in this room!

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    11. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

      Sooooo clean and refreshing! Love!


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    12. Pam

      This is exquisite; just perfect. Clean, fresh, pretty and I think this might be the template for a future August wedding this year..

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    13. kelly

      what are those succulents called (the whitish/gray spider like plant)???? LOVE them!!!

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    14. mckenzie powell

      Hi Kelly,

      The air plants are all from Air Plant Supply Co. This is my favorite, but they have so many!

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    15. Debi Sementelli (@Letterheadgirl)

      This is simple yet lovely and elegant!

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    16. SB

      I love the photography!! So beautiful.

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    17. grace

      I’m getting married next winter. Love all of this!


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    18. Jenn Diana

      Love the neutral table linens with a hint of metallic. The citrus really pops off this backdrop. Our Serefina Scroll would help achieve this look perfectly.
      Pam and Grace, we’d love to know what you think.

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    19. Kristin

      Love the decor! What kind of linen is this?

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    20. Claire Owens

      Cute use of kumquats!

      I love the modern take on gold flatware. This is exactly how I want my flatware and dinnerware to look at my wedding. It’s fresh! And that cake is to die for!

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    21. john

      love the decor especially the airplants!

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    22. Wedding Invites perth

      It’s a nice photo shoot– fresh and clean but I would probably throw in a third colour to make it more festive.

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    23. wedding invitation card

      All I can say is fresh! The 3 tier cake caught my eyes! Yummy

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      This made me rethink about the colour palette I’s like to have on my summer wedding in 2015!

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