The recent glimpse of warm weather has many of us already planning our first Spring get togethers. With the season’s Easter brunch, family Seders, and rooftop dinner parties, the Kehoe Designs’ creative services team primes you with inspiration for your Spring events with a teaser of hot Spring/Summer 2014 looks. As a partner of StrictlyWeddings.com Chicago, we love having such a talented resource to share as you look for your wedding inspiration.
“Our first design mood speaks to the spiritual balance of simplicity, veiled in softness with the bright, promising colors of coral or persimmon touched with just a hint of black,” describes Creative Director, Bridget Frizzie. The color palette draws on the dramatic color combination of the flamingo; fleshy toned pink plumage accented with orangy shrimp shades, bright watermelon beaks with black markings. “The mood is old world traditional giving way to bursts of modern influences,” she explains. It expresses itself with the carefree grace of delicate, voluminous blossoms and sheer breezy fabrics.
Create the Look:
For your Easter design, select a gorgeous color palette of blush to coral roses, place in a vintage bone china compote, and accessorize with a collection of painted golden eggs in elegant black egg cups,” suggests Bridget. For a more simple Spring inspired look, combine pink feathery peonies with the delicateness of a white wild flower hosted in a gorgeous gold bowl.
Image 1: Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Roses of Heliogabalus, 1888 - @ Studio Sébert Photographe as featured in Elie Saab “The Light of Now”, Image 2: Peony Arrangement by Kehoe Designs, Image 3: Inspiration board by Kehoe Designs, Image 4: Decor by Kehoe Designs, Planning by Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment, Image 5: Decor by Kehoe Designs, Photo by Jai Girard, Planning by Birch Design Studio
Vivid primary colors come hot on the scene infusing their excitement and high energy fun. “All Roads Lead to Rio,” is the build up to the 2016 Summer Olympics with influences seen throughout the design world driving this loud, vibrant trend forward. Bright acid green, red, yellow and turquoise mixed with jungle prints make this tropical paradise a sure hit. Think tropical foliages, palm fronds, orchids and yes, even fruits, either sliced or whole.
Create the Look:
This simple design is created with a clear juice cup placed inside a 4 inch glass cube surrounded by fun citrus slices such as lemons, limes and oranges. Use just one kind of citrus or mix them up and carefully fill with clean water. In the juice cup, place three extra large fully open orange roses with a small stem of green foliage such as lemon leaf. And there you have a stunning cocktail size arrangement! For a dining table, repeat 3 to 6 times and place atop a tropical palm leaf nest for a lush and colorful summer centerpiece.
Image 1:Kehoe Designs composite featuring Favela painting sourced at MagicalUrbanism.com, Image 2 & 3: Floral by Kehoe Designs, Image 4: Rio Olympic Village rendering by Aecom, Image 5: Kehoe Designs composite featuring parrot photo by Andrew Zuckerman, Image 6: Floral by Kehoe Designs
Tweets & Lions
“This trend is my favorite as it all about fantasy, greek mythology, canaries and lions,” says Bridget. “Our fascination begins with living fabrics. Large scale images of botanicals and birds are everywhere; naturally leading to floral designs distinctively styled in yellow,” she continues. It’s intended to be as refreshing as soaking up sun on the mediterranean sea and as bright and disarming as the canary’s call.
Create the Look:
Get inspired by golds reminiscent of the Greeks gods with a collection of gilded vessels filled with the modern day sophistication of sunny vibrant yellow floral.
Image 1:Kehoe Designs composite featuring Karel Lagerfeld mythology calendar model (left) and Hermes model (right), Image 2: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013, Image 3: Floral by Kehoe Designs, Image 4: unknown source, Image 5: Floral by Kehoe Designs
CREATIVE SERVICES AT KEHOE DESIGNS
This feature of Spring/Summer 2014 trends is in thanks to Kehoe Designs’ Creative Services, a remarkable team of innovative problem solvers working hard to produce the unexpected for each event. This collective group of designers, artisans and craftsmen has a deep knowledge of the special events industry, as well as the mega trends in fashion, home, social, graphics and print. Whether it’s designing décor for events at a moment’s notice or brainstorming and mapping complete concepts that accomplish the goal of a client, Creative Services is at the core of solution-based event design for Kehoe Designs.
Your wedding accessories bring such individual style to your whole look. These exquisite accessories displayed below can only be found at Claire Pettibone’s U.S. flagship store. You’ll love all the new veils, sashes, and headpieces, along with two new exclusive and amazing collections from the UK.
As part of the photo shoot, are hand-crafted floral wreaths exclusively for Claire Pettibone by Lila. Made from clay-like material, they remain slightly supple (so as not to crack) and extremely light weight, and look as delicious as frosting! Hand painted either in the softest shades from nature, or with actual 24K gold leaf. Each petal is crafted by hand, so no two are exactly alike. A perfect alternative to fresh flowers, which can quickly wilt in the sun, and you’ll have this keepsake forever!
Featured Claire Pettibone gowns: Lily, Minuet, Alchemy, Charlotte, and Julia. View the entire collection at clairepettibone.com
Planning your Big Day? Style Coach Nina Brown and Makeup Artist Lisa Brown combine 4 different type of brides with four different looks, showing the difference of how gorgeously confident you can look once you have realized who you are and what you like.
SIGNATURE 1: This type of bride has an upward, light energy. She is inspiring, fun loving, and hopeful. Her dominant shape in physical features is the circle and points of a star and is most visible in the eyes, the cheeks and overall facial shape.
Makeup – Is soft, with light pink blush on the cheeks with thin black liner and bright coral lip to be different and fun.
Flowers – Here Heike decided to do something really fun and funky, using different textured floral such as dried leftover palm seed branches, peonies and even some lace flowers to create a really outgoing head piece.
Wedding Gown - Hendrik Vermeulen
This piece is daring and outgoing, but at the same time the peonies and lace signifies a softer side.
SIGNATURE 2: This type of bride has a fluid and flowing energy. They are detail-oriented, easy going, and are a sensitive, go-with-the-flow Type. Their dominant shape in physical features is a soft flowing S curve, an oval and softness that is visible in your eyes, cheeks and overall facial shape.
Makeup – The bronzer and blusher are soft on the cheekbone and the brows are precise with a soft lip and lip-gloss, eye shadows are blended with soft brown and purple colors.
Flowers – Heike decided here on quite a modern clean look – for which a tulip head wreath was perfect. It perfectly matches the more precise personality of the bride, but at the same time the tulip blooms are soft and gentle. Quite a structured look, but in a really soft feminine way.
Wedding Gown – Kobus Dippenaar
SIGNATURE 3: This bride has active/reactive energy. She is a result-oriented, passionate person. They are dominant shape in physical features is the triangle and this is visible in the eyebrows, eyes and cheeks and overall facial shape.
Makeup – More brown/orange colors on the eyes and lips. A very structured liner on the eyes and with very natural lightweight foundation.
Flowers – Here Heike decided on some really bold earrings and shoulder piece to match this strong personality. Her floral had to be striking and fierce, a statement in gold and purple. We used orchids, as they are strong flowers, combined with the opulence pomegranates.
Wedding Gown - Kobus Dippenaar
SIGNATURE 4: This type of bride has a constant and exact energy. They are reflective and thorough, with an unerring eye for perfecting things. Their dominant shape in physical features is a straight line, visible in the parallel line on the side of their face, straight hairline, and they typically erect posture.
Makeup – Precise lip liner and bright pink lips called “candy yum yum” from MAC Cosmetics, with soft powdered skin with neat liner and eyes shadow with lashes to be more “fashianista”.
Flowers – For this look they decided on a very near belt in rare orchids. The simplicity of this signals the quite personality of the bride, but at the same time the bright colors signifies her bright ways of thinking. She is organized and neat, and I felt that to use one type of flower in a structured way reflects this beautifully.
Wedding Gown – Danielle Margaux
Many thanks to the amazing vendors who brought this shoot alive:
Make-up: Lisa Brown Make-up Artist | website — Hair: Licia Van der Merwe Stylist: Nina Brown Style Coach | website – Event Design: Blank Canvas Event Design | website – Flowers by: Fleur le Cordeur | website – Photographer: Samantha Du Toit | ST Photography Cape Town – Stationary: Secret Diary — Cake: Edible Art Cakes