Winter Gathering

When creating this Winter Gathering concept, Parsimony Inspired's vision was to embrace the color palette of winter but balance the look with soft feminine accents. We created a design with hues of creams, greys and greens, a palette that we softened with flowing fabrics, gold accents and mixed textures.

Tucked in the mountains of the Berkshires, Bloom Meadows was the perfect backdrop for this romantic winter shoot. A space with beautiful lines, natural elements and neutral colors, our designs felt rooted in the space and allowed our soft color palette to pop against the beautiful white walls. We loved the venue's design so much we had our invitation designer Kim Small of With Wild and Grace draw the venue and add it to the elegant invitation suite's design. One of our favorite ways to add a custom detail. 

Our bride was styled in a stunning chiffon A-line Lilian West gown. The illusion V-neck and the detail of the lace appliqués also brought a feminine touch to the bridal look, while the long sleeves and chapel length train were the perfect look for a winter wedding. The hair style framed our bride's face with greenery touches while soft makeup with a smokey eye gave a bit of drama to the final look. To add a little sparkle to our bride's style, she wore a stunning engagement ring and wedding band set designed by Megan Thorne and stunning hand crafted moonstone earrings designed by Pamela Froman.

When it came to working with floral designer Stacey Radcliffe of The Tangled Grapevine, we knew that we wanted the flowers to be filled with different types of greenery, our favorite trend for 2017. We incorporated greenery in every aspect of the design from the aerial floral installation above our reception table to greenery in our bride's hair. Stacey created a lush presentation bouquet filled with white Anemone, silver Brunia, white Lisianthus, peach Spray Roses, white Tulips, seeded Eucalyptus, Ruscus, Asparagus Fern and Gooseneck Loosestrifes.

From the serene Berkshire winter setting, the soft and romantic invitation suite with it's perfect vellum wax seal to the amazing marbled cakedesigned by the talented Pete of Pete's Sweets, we balanced winter's neutral palette and elements of nature with soft fabrics, feminine touches and meaningful details that would make you want to spend a winter's eve snuggled up with the one you love.

Photography: Brooke Ellen Photography & Alison Marie Photography | Planning & Design: Parsimony Inspired | Flowers: The Tangled Grapevine | Invitations & Stationery: With Wild and Grace | Cake: Pete’s Sweets | Dress: Lillian West from In White | Makeup: KiSSandMaKeUp | Jewellery: Don Muller Gallery | Videography: Embark Films | Venue: Bloom Meadows

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.

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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.

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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

Winter Lip Guide

Looking to find the perfect pop of lip color this winter season? I’ve got a quick guide on

finding a flawless color match for you individualized skin tone. Here’s the how-to:

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Identify Your Skin Tone

In order to do this you must find the undertone of your skin type. Try to take note of either pink, or yellow undertones. A quirky little tip is to simply look at your wrists. Do your veins appear green or blue? If they are blue, you skin has pink undertones, if your veins are green, you have yellow undertones. Have a mix of both? Lucky you, you are a neutral skin tone, and can most likely pull off any lip color.

 

Match Your Shade

Pink undertones (warm skin tone) – Try to choose a shade that falls between the lines of red and purple. These warmer shades will bring out the honey in your skin.

Upscale Lip: Mac’s Viva La Glam, Ariana Grande Lip Collection in Deep Dark Plum

Everyday Girl Dupe: Rimmel London Moisture Renew lipstick in As You Want Victoria

Yellow undertones (cool skin tone) – Play with cooler shades of purple. You can even pull off a purple with a hint of blue for a totally dramatic winter look.

Upscale Lip: Mac’s Sheen Supreme lipstick in Deep Blue Plum

Everyday Girl Dupe: Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in A Plum Prospect

Don’t forget to exfoliate and prime your lips prior to application to ensure long lasting wear!


All this month, we're offering the opportunity for one lucky PV fan to win one of these featured lipsticks! Just submit this form, and we'll contact the winner via email by March 4th!

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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