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Make Your Way Through the Day: Color Block Cocktail Hour Inspiration

by Brynlee Handy

Make your way through the day with inspiration for each part of your wedding celebration. You’ve said “I do,” so now it’s time to toast! This color block cocktail hour editorial is full of romantic, boho design perfect for the trendy bride that has an eye for color and bold style, and it isn’t complete without countless craft cocktails from HD Liquid Catering. Florals in desert shades make up artful, crawling installations by TR Floral, and we love how they seem to grow up out of the concrete floor. Jewel-toned art deco arches from Satin Pavement decorate a whitewashed industrial space and add even more warmth and helps to guide guests to their correct seating. Our hearts can hardly handle the juxtaposition of her delicate lace sheath gown from StarDust Celebrations as well as flawless hair and makeup artistry by Tease to Please Hair and Makeup in the raw-edged brick and cement setting of The Ostreum. Organic textures of the venue and floral combine with chic, intentional detail in the welcome signage created by Satin Pavement to create a one-of-a-kind color block bar and lounge area, perfect for your cocktail hour inspiration! Laning Photography perfectly captures the romantic mood through an editorial lens and Silver Bear Creative makes sure you remember every last detail from your big day, especially your trendy and social cocktail hour. Read on for a note from TR Floral and Tease to Please Hair and Makeup about their inspirations behind this cocktail hour editorial. Cheers!

Photo // Laning Photography

Video // Silver Bear Creative

From Ashley with TR Floral: “When choosing my floral types, I wanted to pick florals and colors that would appeal to all seasons, not just fall or spring. With greenery and foliages, I choose a variety consisting of Smilax (a florist staple), Nandina (lighter greenery with hints of red), Magnolia Leaves (green and brown) Grevilia (textured greenery that has a yellow undertone) and agonis (dark, dark purple/black to give it depth). As far as florals go, I wanted to pick florals that were more on the muted side so that the focus would be on the cocktails and signage. I chose Quicksand (dusty pink/tan) Nude Carnations, a muted coral garden rose called Kamala, a gold-toned spray rose, mauve roses, and ivory spray roses. And then lastly, I added pampas grass to give it texture and king proteas for uniqueness. My favorite was definitely the king proteas. I typically only see them in boho bouquets so I wanted to show them in a different, more upscale, editorial light. They are so fun, big and funky!”

From Breanna with Tease To Please Hair and Makeup: “For makeup, my inspiration was the very trendy ‘no makeup, makeup look.’ This look is all about enhancing key facial features that give definition while still looking natural. Fluffy defined brows, full wispy lashes, and glossy pink lips are the stars of the show. For hair, my inspiration was an effortless, simple ponytail. Tousled texture and keeping the hair low on the neck gives the look a trendy feel that isn’t your average ponytail. Adding softness around the face with some face-framing pieces make it bridal perfection.”


Find even more inspiration in our upscale editorials here, or browse through our styled shoots here and have fun daydreaming. Cheers!

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