Elegance. Femininity. Fashion. High society. Total Glam.
Those are the words that describe Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn, and, of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Aren’t these wonderful words to use to describe a wedding? Who says you can’t have a wedding in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Every girl can have her Audrey moment.
But you’re having a Jewish wedding. You have to stick to… tradition! How do you incorporate this kind of aesthetic when your wedding day is mildly or heavily guided by tradition?
Ah ha! A little word play has never been so glamorous:
The Wedding Yentas is proud to present Noshing at Tiffany’s!
So how do you pull off a Noshing at Tiffany’s wedding, borrowing details from the movie and style while combining some Jewish flair?
It all starts with food! A brunch time wedding is so yummy and high society! Pick a place that provides a beautiful brunch ambiance. We did (Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn) and the environment, food spread, and service provided the most luxurious spot for our photo shoot. While delicate desserts like Tiffany-blue chocolate covered strawberries (Bobalu Berries) and colorful macarons bring in ultimate class, go ahead and bring out the nosh with Jewish delicacies like black and white cookies, blintzes, and other treats you’d find in your deli’s spinning glass dessert case. A variety of bagels will always be welcome at any Jewish event and you can’t forget the accouterments: lox, onions, capers, cucumbers, tomatoes. And the cream cheese? But of course!
Here’s the wedding spin on cream cheese: You know the colorful spread of candy in apothecary jars or delicious dessert buffets we see at wedding receptions as we walk out with our midnight snacks? Here’s a new one for you:
Different flavored cream cheeses to accompany your bagel! Noshing at Tiffany’s fusion does not get any yummier or Jewishy than that!
It would have been criminal of all of us to produce a vintage Tiffany’s-themed styled shoot without that perfect twinkle of blue!
We’ll learn more about the inspiration for the design (An Enlightened Event) later this week, but I’m too impulsive to wait to share the details that are dripping in Tiffany’s robin’s egg blue. The table scape (Pretty Vintage Table and Ventura Rental Party Center) is dessert for my eyes and the brunch buffet even manages to boast signature blue via tri-fold labels (Fla-de-Dahs) and sparkly servingware (Bling Diva Designs). And what’s a better way to tip your hat to Tiffany’s? How about a “cake topper” (Bling Diva Designs) blinged out in Swarovski crystals in the figure of a class Tiffany’s diamond engagement ring? Since Noshing at Tiffany’s is a brunch, we didn’t include a cake and created a dessert tower instead and that pretty little gem of a topper dazzled from the highest tier.
The flowers (Happy Flowers) with silver spray painted succulents add a necessary antique quality to the dream of cream hydrangeas. This carries over from bouquets to boutonnieres to chuppah. The little things add to the big look! The rest of the floral design included romantic and textured blooms like roses, Million Star Gypsophila, Queen Anne palm seeds, Dusty Miller, renunuclas, and Pieris japonica.
You can even incorporate the palette in your Jewish details, too! Your ketubah (Anna Abramzon Studio) doesn’t need to be made out of Tiffany diamonds (although, twist my arm!), but why not select a piece of art that you love and integrates the color scheme? Success for Noshing at Tiffany’s! And you can purchase glass or use a bag for the glass that pays homage to the look of your wedding.
What screams “vintage” more than a Breakfast at Tiffany’s period Rolls Royce? Whether it’s for a getaway or just for photos, a vintage car (Classy Chassis) seals the deal on a vintage wedding. Shots in, out, and around the car with as a couple or with your bridal party is a great way to capture memories from your day.
This is something that even the girliest girl can get excited about!
It’s impossible to talk about 1961′s Breakfast at Tiffany’s without mentioning what Audrey Hepburn is most known for: timeless, sophisticated fashion. So, for Noshing at Tiffany’s, this was brilliantly achieved and also appropriate for a Jewish wedding.
While the dresses our models wore (Mill Crest Vintage) were time-period appropriate (more on the fashion of the shoot later this week!), the wedding dress in particular would be a beautiful gown for a traditional Jewish bride as it boasted a modest neckline and covered shoulders. And the black bridesmaid dress is a reminder of that little black dress that Audrey made so famous.
Wedding experts will tell you that your wedding dress will help dictate the style of your wedding, and dictate it did! The wedding dress was the starting point, and the rest of the vision followed, including the ladies’ hair (Hair of the Bride) and makeup (Sam Salk) styles.
This is just the tip of the Noshing at Tiffany’s iceberg! This week you’ll see in-depth details and analysis from the top-notch designers who expertly created the look of this photo shoot. They are the epitome of true professionals in the field. The idea came to me during coffee on a trip to Chicago with the vintage wardrobe designer from Mill Crest Vintage, and then I called upon my troops and they put their creative juices to work! This kind of collaboration is not only inspiring for brides who are currently planning weddings, but for individuals and businesses in the wedding industry.
It was an honor to coordinate this shoot with my wonderful team and I can’t wait for the Yentas community to see the rest of this dreamy result.
Photographer: Erin Saldana Photography
Venue and Catering: Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn
Styled Shoot Designer and Wedding Coordinator: An Enlightened Event
Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories: Mill Crest Vintage
Floral Design & Chuppah: Happy Flowers
Event Design and Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Bobalu Berries
Rolls Royce: Classy Chassis
Dessert Topper and Servingware: Bling Diva Designs
Paper Food Cards and Paper Table Number: Fla-de-Dahs
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair Stylist: Hair of the Bride, Helena Van Zandbergen
Makeup Artist: Sam Salk
Linens: Ventura Rental Party Center
Wonderful Models: Runya Simon, Jason Simon, Yana Ward, Jonathan Bluth