Dec 20

Hats Off to the New Year!!

With Christmas being a mere 5 days away and the start of 2014 only 12 days from now, I think it’s high time to share my festive little New Year’s shoot I put together a little earlier this year.  Back in September when I began dreaming this up and then in October when this shoot was actually brought to life, it seemed like the holidays would never come.  Snow was a distant dream and I was still living in the memories from last Christmas.

New Years Wedding by The Day's Design

More recently, however, I feel like we’re living in a snow globe!  What I wouldn’t have given to have snow this day in October!!  But instead the day was full of warm wishes and piles of tulle, glitter and ribbons.

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

The concept of “Hats Off to the New Year” was born in honor of my new Etsy store.  Sequins, glitter, bows, tulle, champagne and all things bubbly and sparkly just seemed like the perfect way my new line of goodies (and the New Year). 

This stunning home in historic Heritage Hill served as the perfect holiday backdrop.  I simply fell in love the first time I saw all the dark woodwork and stunning crystal chandeliers and knew the house needed showcase something special.  New Year’s through the decades began to unfold.

New Year's Wedding invitations | The Day's Design | Crown and Clover

New Year's Groom | The Day's Design

Burgundy & Gold Wedding ideas | The Day's DesignCheeky Strut and the fabulous talents of Jennifer Houseman captured the perfect old Hollywood glam essence through hair and make-up, bringing my models to life.

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding invitations | The Day's Design | Crown and Clover

New Year's Wedding invitations | The Day's Design | Crown and Clover

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding | Gold succulent  | The Day's DesignI had so much fun digging up old New Year’s traditions and styles, like serving wassail with toast (who knew that’s why we ‘toast’ each other??), pairing the unexpected together, like gold succulents and felt top hats, and celebrating the start of something new.

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's desserts | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's DesignGold Wedding Cake & Wassail | New Years Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

Burgundy & Blush New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design | McCabe-Marlowe House

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design | Grand Rapids Wedding

 

Burgundy & Pink wedding flowers | The Day's Design

Blush & Ivory Veil Hat | Old Hollywood Glam | The Days' Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | Heritage Hill Grand Rapids | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

Garden Rose, Hydrangea & Stock | Burgandy & Pink wedding flowers| The Day's Design

Feather, tulle & Birdcage veil hat | The Day's Design

Old Hollywood New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

Sequin & Pink | New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

Pink Ranunculas and Evergreen flowers | New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design | Crown and Clover Calligraphy

Blush Pink Winter Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | Ivory Tulle Hat | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | Gold Garland | The Day's Design

New Year's Wedding ideas | The Day's Design

Photography:  Hetler Photography / Concept, Event & Floral Design: The Day’s Design /  Hairpieces: The Day’s Design / Stationary: Crown and Clover /  Venue: McCabe-Marlowe House  /  Desserts: Dana Wilmer-Lucus  /  Hair: Cheeky Strut  /  Make-Up: Jennifer Houseman

 An enormous THANK YOU to all the vendors who made this party happen!!  You can also see this feature on Oh Lovely Day.  And whether you’re tying the knot or just  planning an amazing bash, I hope you have a fabulous 2014!!

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