The Jewel Tone Story

When thinking about this concept, we were inspired to mix the old with the new. The gardens and architecture of this late 1800s historical home nestled in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts, created a simple but elegant backdrop to allow our deep beautiful jewel tones to take center stage.

Our vision for this beautiful shoot was to showcase a deep modern jewel tone palette and embrace a balance of the classic surroundings and the rich modern romance. We created a bold design with hues of pinks, purples, greens and blues, a palette that we accented with the mixture of vintage details and modern touches.

From the modern invitation suite with its geometric shapes and bold colors to the ombre guest seating we were inspired by this beautiful balance of classic and modern.

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Rustic Meets Glamour in a Winter Wonderland: Erin + Chase

Erin & Chase drew inspiration for their wedding from their life on their dairy farm in Salisbury, Vermont. Erin explains, My inspiration came from Chase and my lifestyle. We own a large dairy farm and I wanted to incorporate the country and rustic feel to the wedding. We knew we wanted a winter wedding due to it being a slow time for work for Chase. We played off of the winter theme as well, with lots of cozy ideas to warm up the space.

Carr's Florist captured the perfect balance of winter whites mixed with beautiful pops of blues and purple.  

A perfect match! Solos Salon created elegant mix of curls and braids and Paige Carrara of Mountain Top Spa gave the bridal party rose kissed cheeks, fresh dewy skin with a little pop of color on the lips. 

Elysa of Ever After Photography beautifully captures this touching moment.

What a location! This winter wonderland is breathtaking. Erin talked to us about budget, The bulk of the budget went to the venue itself. We loved the Mountain Top Inn because it's so beautiful and it was like a one stop shop for us. You could decorate it as much or as little as you wanted because it was a gorgeous location. Take note brides! Picking a location that you are in love with can help you save on the decor expenses, just like Erin, find a venue whose esthetic aligns with your vision for your big day.

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We asked Erin for her best advice for future brides and grooms on their big day. And she couldn't have said it better, To stop and enjoy the moment, it goes very fast. We spend so much time thinking about the little details and at the end of the day remember the only thing that matters is that you are marrying your best friend.

 
 

Vendors

photography: Ever After Photography // DJ/Entertainment: Peak Entertainment // Makeup: Paige Carrara at Mountain Top Spa // Florals: Carr's Florist // Bridal gown: Essence of Australia gown from Lily Saratoga // Hair: Solos Salon // Venue: Mountain Top Inn

Pop of Pink!

We can't even articulate how excited we are to be featured on Wedding Chicks! Dream come true!

Here are our favorites and a slideshow of all the pictures taken at this fun and fabulous photoshoot. Start pinning!

 

In true Parsimony Vintage fashion, here are some tips on how to capture this look yourself! 

For this look we chose a girly #swoonworthy color palette of pinks and purples. A great way to bring in some style to your reception venue is opting for a color linen. Having a base of color really brightens a room and helps create a mood. And as with most things we love, your wallet won't take a hit! Most standard rental companies will provide a solid color linen for about 2.00 more than a white or cream rental. A lot of style for a great price!

Add paper details! Bring personality and detail to your reception by adding custom paper products. Custom doesn't always need to mean expensive. Can't afford to have a custom menu card at each place setting? Why not opt to have just one or two in stands at each table? Add beautifully designed table number for an extra element of style. These simple additions range from 1.00 to 3.00 a print, so your dollar delivers a lot of style. Be sure to check out Parsimony Vintage's Paper Goods Shoppe and buy your paper details today!

Is your favorite flower peony? Yup, ours too. Depending on the season, some blooms will be more expensive depending on how far your floral provider has to go to get the out of season blooms. Don't be discouraged! Try having your florist incorporate some silk flowers into your bouquet or centerpieces. This is a great way to incorporate your favorite flowers without having to go over budget, or skimp on other important elements of your day. Best part is that you can collect any silk flowers that were used during your big day and make an arrangement that you can appreciate in your home everyday. Waste not, want not, we always say! 

Pop of Pink is a young, fresh and fun concept, so go to town pinning and get one step closer to your big day's style.

 

PARSIMONY VINTAGE

To celebrate this publication we are taking 30% of the Pop of Pink paper goods suite! Just use coupon code WEDDINGCHICKS2016. 

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CREATIVE CONCEPT AND DESIGN: PARSIMONY VINTAGE

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLIN

BRIDAL GOWN: BRIDAL HEIRLOOMS

FLOWERS AND FLORAL CROWN: THE TANGLED GRAPEVINE

HAIR: JACLYN LOPES MORIN, BRUSH SALON

MAKEUP: ALY TERLIK

CAKES: PETE'S SWEETS 

JEWELRY: DON MULLER GALLERY  

ART AND INVITE DESIGNS: DAVID BUSCEMI, ART DIRECTOR, PARSIMONY VINTAGE

RENTALS: JEROME'S PARTY PLUS

GIANT BALLOON AND TASSEL: BLUSH BAZAAR

MODEL: OLIVIA BUSCEMI