Inspired by the sweeping interior design trend, this Grand Millennial wedding styled shoot will leave you wanting to raid your grandma’s house for her finest needlepoint, floral prints, vintage china, and more. Otherwise known as “granny chic”, the grand millennial style combines an appreciation for the past…but with a modern twist. Think embroidery and gingham meet rattan and fringe, monograms and lace combined with lush florals and ornate chandeliers. With it’s Southern roots, this aesthetic oozes hospitality, timelessness, the comforts of home, and the nostalgia of visiting your great grandmother’s house, without the stuffiness or formalities. Burgh Brides and this incredibly talented team of Pittsburgh wedding vendors mixed patterns, textures, colors, and period trends for a must-have look that’s both classy and contemporary. Not only do we think your heart is going to skip a beat over this editorial, but we’re pretty certain it will be Grandma-approved too. Scroll on for all of the eye candy from BridgePerspective, and a look at how our design came together.
A floral-filled stationery suite was an absolute must-have and there was no one who could have brought our floral dreams to life quite like Blush Paper Co. Boy, did she deliver! Jen created the most whimsical invitation that featured tons of fresh blooms, a custom monogram, pink ink, and a sea foam green details card, all in the softest blush envelope with the prettiest floral liner. This exquisite suite set the tone of the rest of the paper pieces – including menu cards, a seating chart, vow books and more – and served as a major source of inspiration for the overall design of this styled shoot.
When searching for a Pittsburgh wedding venue to be the backdrop for this styled shoot, we hoped for one with ornate detailing, gorgeous natural light, and multiple, versatile spaces. The Edgeworth Club proved to be the triple threat we were looking for. Tucked away on a quiet residential street in the heart of Sewickley, The Edgeworth Club is a true hidden gem. The Grand Ballroom features sea foam green and gold art deco patterns on the walls and ceilings for a vibe that just isn’t found very often anymore. The Loggia, which often holds wedding ceremonies, boasts wrought iron paned windows, which allow gorgeous light to come pouring in, as well as soft yellow walls, a checkered pattern floor, and intricate chandeliers and wall scones. The club is full of nooks and crannies for portraits and there are separate getting ready suites for the wedding party upstairs, as well as on-site accommodations for some guests or the newlyweds. With a rich history, an incredibly dedicated and talented events staff, an in-house sommelier, and customizable menus from an award-winning chef, there isn’t much left to be desired. We predict this venue is about to explode in popularity in 3, 2, 1…
The tablescape of this styled shoot was a major focal point and was where much of the grand millennial style was infused. We wanted to evoke feelings of a large family dinner, so an extra long, double-wide table for 24 guests was set up. With it’s embroidered petal pattern, Mosaic’s new Blush Stitched Garden linen served as the perfect backdrop to thoughtful place settings from Event Source, which included blush pink and gold trimmed Elodie chargers and their gold scalloped Duchess dinner plates. The mixed metallic petals of their Jasmine salad plate hammered home the floral motif and antique inspired gold flatware brought vintage elegance to the table. Sea foam green menu cards with gold tassels from Blush Paper Co., napkins featuring the couple’s monogram embroidered by Topaz Thimble, and gold acrylic table numbers from SpeedPro Pittsburgh North were other highlights.
To contrast against the feminine pastel color palette, Surmesur Custom Menswear outfitted our model Kailon with a crisp dark navy blue suit. This Market Square men’s boutique custom designs wedding suits and tuxedos, allowing you to chose everything from the fabric and fit to the thread and button color for a truly unique look. A highlight of Kailon’s style was a custom bow tie from Knotzland. Equipped with our color palette and the floral theme, the designers at Knotzland created a bow tie featuring two varieties of upcycled fabric and a leather knot. A white pocket square with blush pink trim, also from Surmesur, completed the look.
Rings and Jewelry
Oval diamonds are all the rage, but this one from Henne Jewelers that is set in a yellow gold pave band is the perfect mix of vintage vibes and modern trends. It was classic yet striking, making it a beautiful fit for this grand millennial style. A velvet sea foam green ring box from The Mrs. Box’s new print collection was the prettiest spot to keep this ring safe before slipping it on Cydney’s finger.
Henne also added the finishing touch to Cydney’s look with pearl earrings with petal details to match the floral aesthetic and a teardrop shaped gold diamond pendant. Even Kailon got the jewelry royal treatment with vintage Cartier gold and sapphire cufflinks and a gold wedding band with milgrain detailing.
Known for his intricate and realistic sugar flowers, Alex Robba Cake was basically born for this aesthetic. His three-tiered confection hammered home our floral motif thanks to delicately piped blooms, hand-painted petals, and some of his famous works of art as the finishing touches at the top. The mix of square and round tiers gave this cake a unique look, and a lemon-blueberry flavor combination meant it tasted as good as it looked.
Photo & Video
It’s a sad day when bad photography or videography happens to a beautiful wedding. Luckily, Bobby and Serena at BridgePerspective Photo & Video are amazing at both. This husband/wife duo touts themselves as being “the perfect mix of party and pretty” and we don’t think truer words have ever been spoken. They are able to capture both sides of a wedding day – the well-thought out details and the unforgettable moments – in a way that doesn’t feel too trendy. Their work is bright, romantic, whimsical, and, most importantly, fun. The grand millennial inspiration behind this styled shoot was all Serena’s idea and it was so much fun to work with her to bring it to life.
Hair & Makeup
With Simply Captivating Salon in charge of the hair and JuLea Beauty Bar on makeup, Cydney was given a soft, feminine look that wowed. Christy created the prettiest low updo and gave it a vintage twist with a swoop of curls cross Cydney’s forehead. She finished the look off by pinning in some fresh flowers for a bright pop of color. JuLea gave Cydney a subtly glam face with summery shades of peach, full yet natural-looking lashes, and glowing skin. The look was fresh and flirty while still being elegant and chic.
One look at the Brigitte wedding dress from Lazaro and it’ll be easy to see why we chose this stunner from Bridal Beginning for our model Cydney. The ballgown features layers upon layers of tulle, which are capped off by a satin bodice with boning, a sweetheart neckline, and off-the-shoulder 3-D silk floral sleeves. Couple that with it’s delicate peachy champagne hue called “Petal” and we were sold. Gold Bella Belle shoes featuring dainty lace and beading, as well as a ankle wrap tie, and a Toni Federici veil, also from Bridal Beginning, completed Cydney’s absolutely breathtaking look.
Summer House Flowers and Mel’s Boutique worked their flower magic to bring Mother’s Nature’s best to this editorial. Ranunculus, peonies, sweet pea, roses, and other spring blooms in shades of blush, peach, lavender, white, and even blue made appearances. Our tablescape was dotted with overflowing arrangements in white compotes while bud vases, sea foam green votives holders, and taper candles accented the spaces between. A big feature of the grand millennial style is rattan, and these florists worked the unique texture in with rattan lanterns holding floating candles for a touch of romance. From the lush bouquet to the asymmetrical towers flanking the ceremony site, our jaws were left on the floor upon first site of these floral artists’ creations.
Hidden in the basement of The Edgeworth Club is the coolest, old-school duck pin bowling alley that’ll immediately transport you back several decades. Complete with a private bar, popcorn machines, framed bowling jerseys, vintage lockers, and more, it’s the perfect spot for a super fun after-party. Cydney swapped her full-length princess ballgown for a short and flirty Watters number, also from Bridal Beginning. Henne Jewelers matched the dress’s giant back bow with dainty bow earrings and a diamond cuff to complete the look. Once the wardrobe change was complete, Cydney and Kailon enjoyed a few frames of friendly competition and showed us that a casual after party is the perfect way to end a beautifully stylish celebration!