Pipe Dreams: A Copper, Blush, and Green Wedding

Pipe Dreams: Couple Kissing at Table

I don’t remember when it was I realized copper was becoming a thing for weddings. I knew right away that I wanted to, you know, totally obsess over it for a week straight planning and scheming this elaborate styled shoot where everything you see is (secretly) a copper pipe. Because yes!

The vision for the shoot was simple: we wanted a bright, romantic look that felt elegant, warm, and natural.

Of course I began by designing and mounting this crazy copper pipe chandelier thingie. ‘Cause sometimes you have seven hours to kill and hey, why not? But see here, in this photo of our happy couple. Oh! What’s that gorgeousness hanging above their heads? Seven hours of my life! But man, it was worth it. You should’ve seen the light dancing off of them as they dangled up there. It was magical.

Pipe Dreams: Couple Kissing in Hall

And who would have thought to use copper refrigerator tubing in a centerpiece?! This girl. I cut lengths of tubing and created the fun hoop that the florist used in the centerpieces. Yes!

Pipe Dreams: Table Detail

Next let’s look at my personal favorite: the itty-bitty copper planters for each place setting. I don’t wanna brag or anything, but I’m pretty sure – and by pretty sure I mean I have no clue, but I’m gonna pretend anyway – that I’m the first person EVER to use copper pipe potted plants in wedding place sets. Yup. Feeling good about that. 😉

To me, they added a subtle, tiny, natural element that softened everything, made it feel less rigid. But now I’m just showing off.

Take a look for yourself. See? You can’t look away.

Pipe Dreams: Planters for Place Settings

The piece de resistance was most definitely the cake stand, folks. Look at that beauty!

Again, the combination of that warm metallic surface with greens and florals! *Sigh*

Pipe Dreams: Cake + Stand

Of course behind the scenes things did get a little sketchy with that stand. That’s designer talk for ‘I was this close to being institutionalized while I put this thing together!’

Here’s what the party guests never saw:

Pipe Dreams: Behind The Scenes Cake Stand
Now, the growth opportunity for me with this little shoot was one word: trust. I decided early on that I was going to partner with folks who I thought could pull off the look I wanted, give them some general direction, and then let them do their thing without freaking out. And you know what? It turned out to be way easier than I thought!

All in all, we pulled off a pretty happening little styled shoot together. A big thanks to everyone involved! They’re all listed below!

Oh, and a quick tip for the trenches: if you’re going to go cut copper piping to your little heart’s content, wear gloves! Aaaaaaaarrrgh!

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