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Thursday, March 15, 2007

theme time: country chic

When Brooklyn designers Betsy Nordlander (see yesterday’s article) and Darrick Borowski got engaged, they knew immediately where they wanted to get married. They have often taken roadtrips upstate (where Besty went to college) and feel most at home in a country environment.

When Darrick designed their invitations, he captured the spirit of the great outdoors by using animal graphics and earthtone colors. He submitted complete files to their letterpress printer, and chose clear and brown inks for a warm and subtle feel.

(PS: check back on Monday when the 'guide to submitting artwork for letterpress' section is expanded!)

All of their flowers, including the famous mum ball arrangements, were bought at the nyc flower market and put together by friends and family.

(Next Tuesday will feature more in depth instructions for these and other DIY flower arrangements for those of you with questions)

And the decorations were simply spectacular. Besty used the downstairs workshop at the MADE architecture firm (where she works in Red Hook, Brooklyn) to cut out large plywood animal shapes, and had friends and family help hang as mobiles from the tent ceiling.

They even had their cake-maker reproduce the animal shapes in marzipan.

The lighting inside the tent was mostly christmas lights and candles, so the effect was breathtaking. This is one of those cases in which the wedding really represented the spirit and personalities of the bride and groom. Thanks Darrick and Betsy for sharing!

Readers' Note: Some of the DIY wedding features have been pulling double-duty this week by appearing in more than one section. But rest assured, next week will be greatly expanded as many folks have contributed ideas and photos for each day. Thanks to everyone who has participated, as the original idea was to make this a collection of readers' ideas more than a one-person perspective! If you'd like share your craft tips, send them here!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a beautiful wedding!
was wondering where it was upstate or if you have any recommendations for upstate locations?

11:27 AM  
Blogger moontree said...

This wedding took place at the Full Moon Resort in Phoenicia, NY. It's a lovely little town.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Marieke said...

Those animals are so amazing! I am also thinking of making shadows to the walls/ceiling of the tent and this is so similar! Great! -- Marieke

12:55 PM  
Blogger bluebird said...

i love those mobiles so much!

7:43 AM  

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