Alicia + Andrew’s burgundy and bourbon wedding kinda takes the cake for 2017. Cotton paper, gold leaf detail, and letterpress printing made it really easy to fall in love with this suite. And with a backdrop like The Monastery, Megan Noll Photography capturing every inch of gorgeous, and Cincy Weddings by Maura keeping everything on track, nothing but amazing can happen.
As seen on Style Me Pretty as “Gold, Maroon + Bourbon: A Winning Wedding Trio”
Alicia + Andrew were inspired by The Monastery’s old world industrial feel, making it easy to pair with their bourbon inspirations. We used cotton paper to give her paper goods a toothy texture. Letterpress printing in gray ink added another layer of texture. The shine and cracked look of the hand-applied gold leaf brought about a contrast of worn and new. All of these elements lended beautifully to the venue style.
As a bourbon girl, I loved every last piece of this wedding… down to the candle holders Andrew made from old barrel staves.
The gold leaf creates a really beautiful “crackled” look when it’s applied, staying cohesive with the old world look of the venue.
I love the detailing of the edible gold leaf carried over to the cake. This details was the perfect compliment to the invitations. It’s also the perfect example of keeping a cohesive look throughout the entire wedding without being matchy-matchy.
We carried the gold leaf into the table numbers, named after distilleries, and on the place cards (which you can see in the foreground) to round out the look for the tables. Susan Foy did a beautiful job on the floral designs
Here’s a little more from Alicia and Andrew’s burgundy and bourbon wedding …
The venue, with chipped plaster and textured walls, has a European style. Alicia knew a deep burgundy paired with gold accents would compliment the venue and allow for vibrant decor. Susan Foy was able to work with this palette beautifully, incorporating deep reds, burnt oranges and soft pinks for contrast.
With Kentucky just a 5 minute trip over the river from Cincinnati, the couple has a love for bourbon. They were able to sneak in a few details without the wedding feeling overly rustic. Each guest received Woodford Reserve bourbon balls and copper mule mugs as favors. The perfect compliment to both the venue and the couple. Andrew also made the candle holders on the tables from bourbon barrel staves.
Photography: Megan Noll Photography || Coordination: Cincy Weddings by Maura || Floral Design: Susan Foy, The Wedding Designer || Cake: Tres Belle Cakes || Reception Venue: The Monastery Event Center || Hair + Makeup: Moxxie Makeup || Calligraphy: Marcardin Calligraphy || Transportation: Executive Transportation || Tent: All Occasions Event Rental || Rentals: Camargo
Let’s design some beautiful, shall we?