Unveiled: First Blush

It’s love at first sight: From wedding gown fabrics to the faded hues of Instagram snapshots, pale blushes and cream tones are in vogue. Inspired by these soft shades, wedding planner and event designer Steve Moore, the owner of Bellingham-based Steven Moore Designs, created a hot, on-trend combination of light pink, taupe and navy, with refined touches of French lace, ticking stripes and velvet sprinkled in for visual pop. “The combinations of textures, patterns and colors give it a vintage, preppy vibe,” Moore explains. “The result is both strong yet feminine, classic yet fresh, distinguished and approachable.”

Macaron Me (above)
Tied up with a tag from Bellingham-based calligraphy artist Christy Schroeder, darling and dainty macarons by Judy Tallant of Monroe-based Tallant House bid guests a sweet adieu with decadent flavors such as pear almond or spiced apricot. $13.50/favor.

Lace Confection (above)
Tallant House’s five-tier creation wows with intricate, hand-cut, fondant floral appliques mimicking French lace. The mouthwatering almond sponge cake within has been soaked in vermouth and filled with star anise apricot compote and Tahitian vanilla bean crème. Serves 130; $12/slice.

Cordially Invited (above)
This formal invitation suite by Brittany O’Brien of Bellingham-based Dolce Design arrives in a chic navy box lined with ticking-stripe paper; the luxe watercolor paper invites are beswirled with calligraphy and layered on top of Alençon lace. $30/set.

Blooming Beauty (above)
Set on a vintage couch, this Steven Moore bouquet brims with natural elegance. Hand-tied with vintage ribbon, hydrangeas, peonies, tulips, pink garden roses and ranunculus are balanced by garden favorites such as scabiosa pods, sage, lilac buds and frosty dusty miller. Call for pricing details. Blueberry tartlets with vanilla bean pastry cream, $3 each, also by Tallant House.

Take Your Seat (above)
Welcome guests to dinner with a stylish setting designed by Moore: The custom ticking-stripe napkin and luxurious watercolor paper place card (by Dolce Design) are sweetly topped off with a bud bouquet and pewter charger plate from the designer’s own collection. $7.50/setting; $25 for charger; place cards, $1 each.

Going Platinum (above)
Tied atop a ring pillow made by Moore ($75), the ring bearer totes a sparkling topper: a 2.0-carat radiant-cut diamond and platinum engagement ring, pavé- and halo-set with brilliant-cut diamonds (.2-carat total weight), $15,200, and matching band with pavé-set diamonds (0.45-carat total weight), $3,200, from T. Anthony Jewelers downtown. 


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