The Minimalist Story

We were inspired by the gardens and architecture of this late 1800's historical home nestled next to the Emily Dickinson homestead in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts. The house and surrounding grounds helped us create a space where we could incorporate the unique elements of softness, texture and romance.

Our vision for this seasonal shoot was to embrace a balance of nature's elegance and feminine romance. We created a soft design with hues of creams, greys and blues, a palette that softened our base of earth textures; wood, succulents and ivy.


While touring the grounds we decided to set our table beneath the canopy of a gorgeous old tree, whose low hanging branches created a stunning backdrop. Our table was a mix of wood, bark and succulents softened by accents of gold and sweeping fabric. It was the type of setting would make any guest linger in their seat to absorb the surroundings and details.


Our bride was styled in a beautiful lace BHLDN gown and elegant accessories. Her hair was simply done and her soft makeup with a hint of pink lip was all this bride needed to allow her stunning lace dress to take center stage.

The setting was dreamy, and perfect for a lush, cascading bouquet filled with Dogwood, roses, peonies, the first sight of dahlias and on-site greenery designed by Flowers by Justine.

From the elegant invitation with its perfect velvet envelope, the earth inspired cake with its handmade details of succulents and grapevine, to the beautiful balance of nature and romance, the new Minimalist Bride is defined.

Event Design: Parsimony Vintage | Photography: Melanie Zacek | Fine Art Photography | Model: Maya Simone | Succulent Favors: AudandEl | Table Number: Everlaser | Floral Design: Flowers By Justine | Hair and Makeup: Michelle Anne Hair Design | Wedding Veil and Hairpeice: Bridal Heirlooms | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Rentals: Jerome's Party Plus | Cake: Pete's Sweets  | Jewelry : DMG Gallery  | Ring Box: OaknShield | Invitations: With Wild and Grace | Wedding Venue: Amherst Women's Club

Night at the Registry

We are so excited to share something we have been cooking up! First comes love, then comes the registry! A Pottery Barn registry that is!

Pottery Barn + Parsimony Vintage are excited to invite you to Night at the Registry. Overwhelmed by the wedding planning process? Don't know where to start when building a wedding registry? Night at the Registry is an in-store event with private tours, wedding vendor booths and interactive wedding stations!



Swing by the mocktini bar to sample tasty signature drink ideas, create your own floral crowns and boutonnieres, get your sugar fix tasting wedding cake samples and much more!

And if that wasn't enough, we have some amazing giveaways at the event, too. Including Save the Date cards by PV Paper Goods Shoppe, engagement photo session by Melanie Zacek Fine Art Photography, sweetheart table centerpiece by The Tangled Grapevine and much more! You can enter for the chance to win one of these prizes at this event only!

Oh, did we mention it's free? Please register to hold your spot!

Hope to see all of you engaged lovebirds there!