Dreamy Loft Wedding Inspiration

Welcome to round 2 of the Inspired Creations Contest! I am so so excited to kick the entries off with positively gorgeous pink, gold, and champagne loft wedding inspiration from the team of Kellie Kano and Elissa Keno! You may remember these ladies from their amazing Retro Rockabilly Milkshake Bar in the first Inspired Creations Contest, and I think they have outdone themselves with this dreamy and romantic concept inspired by the rose and cream-colored brick walls of their loft space and based on a tradition called the May Tree.


There are many places in the world with a tradition of attaching a strip of fabric or ribbon to special trees for good luck, good health, or simply for a man to share his love for a special woman. Painted white and adorned with lovely ribbons in shades of silver, gold, rose, and cream, the May Tree takes on an ethereal quality perfect for a spring wedding day.


To refresh your memory on the contest, Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion and I challenged wedding vendors to get together to create unique and inspiring wedding concepts using one of 2011’s best trends – Glitter and Glam! Everyone was free to infuse their concept with as much creativity as possible, but there was one catch – items purchased could not exceed a total of $500. This means that each and every idea that they are bringing to you is completely approachable for all budgets, and to sweeten the deal even more, several of these fabulous and talented vendors have included DIY instructions for their creations too! Incredibly, Elissa and Kellie pulled together this fabulous concept for a mere $205.


How did they do it? Chairs, china, glassware, and silverware were purchased from Goodwill. In lieu of linen, gold glitter paper from Michael’s topped the modern, elegant table, which was dressed with crisp white dinnerware, pale pink napkins, and a blush glass centerpiece. Tissue paper pomanders hung from the rafters, and of course the striking focus of the decor is the gorgeous May Tree, which was created by Elissa and her husband and dressed with ribbons in shades of pink, champagne, white, and gold.






No wedding is complete without sweets of course, and Elissa and Kellie created a delectable dessert display featuring a gorgeous three-layer white and pale pink wedding cake from Maxie B’s.





Your votes will help us determine the winner of the Inspired Creations Contest, so please share your love in the comments. You can view even more of the gorgeous images in the gallery!

The following North Carolina wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational wedding concept:

Photography and styling – Kellie Kano \ Styling – Elissa Keno \ Bakery – Maxie B’s \ Gown – Pronovias \ Shoes – Nine West

DIY resources: Fabric for tree – JoAnn’s \ Vase – TJ Maxx \ Chairs, glassware, silverware, votive holders, blush glass vase – Michael’s \ Tissue paper poms and burlap bags for chairs – Etsy

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81 comments on “Dreamy Loft Wedding Inspiration

  1. Melissa T writes...

    The colors were so soft and elegant. The design was beautiful and well presented. The tree was very creative and a perfect touch! The pictures captured the romantic mood.

  2. What a stunning color palette! We love the cake pops, too. We just wrote a blog today for our blog site (blog.weddzilla) about sweet treat bars & included them. It’s such a hot trend right now! It’s nice to see they kept it very elegant and classic, but were still able to include some beautiful new trends, too! This wedding gets our vote for the most inspirational!

  3. Kelly Wyrick writes...

    My vote is definitely for Kellie Kano! She is the best!!! Blessings to all!

  4. How beautiful! Love the lofty, airy-ness of this piece! Love the contrast of soft hues with the exposed brick, makes the tree really stand out and take the limelight. High impact and romantic. Well done!

  5. Gorgeous!! I love how the color palette is played off of the brick background…the white tree with ribbons really pops. I want to have some trees at my reception for decorations and I love the idea of draping the ribbons…

  6. This is just stunning. I love that “simple” and “budget” didn’t translate into boring. The color scheme, the cake, the table top… everything is just perfect. Fantastic job!

  7. Jenny Wrenn Casanega writes...

    Having been a native of this area, I love how you used what we love in this town like Maxie B’s (my favorite bakery) and what use to be a factory years ago that they are trying to bring back for business and shops. It was perfect for your shoot with the colors and texture. I would be dishonest if I did did comment on the ethereal beauty in her timeless gown thankful she could wear it again right before I had it heirloomed.
    I wish we knew you when she actually did get married for the whole decor was stunning!

  8. Victoria writes...

    What a fresh color scheme! And the budget makes it all the more appealing!

  9. Jennings King writes...

    I LOVE this…so soft and lovely! Love the hard brick wall and the way with all your creativity and light you made it look faint and gorgeous!

  10. Mark writes...

    This is a really nice color scheme and design, and set against a great interior setting!

  11. Anna writes...

    the gold table top is beautiful…. love the center peices…and the tree…very unique and meaningful. the brick background makes the shoot look amazing….its elegant, with lots of character! awsome work ladies…looks amazing

  12. Nancy writes...

    LOVE! I want to be that bride! The May Tree is such a lovely idea, and I adore the colors (especially the PINK)!

  13. Lauren Hicks writes...

    What a sweet, romantic setting. It makes be want to have a seat and gaze at all the lovely details! I absolutely love the whimsical tree–fantastic job!

  14. I love LOVE love pink roses & cream! This is such an awesome color palette. They definitely get my vote. Oh, and great job with the photos Kellie!

  15. Brooke Peeler writes...

    Beautiful…amazing color palette. Love the cake pops! :)

  16. This is so stunning! I am gaga over that loft space, and all the colors they put together into that dreamy palette are pretty amazing. Great job, you guys!

  17. Amazing! This color palatte is romantic and glamorous. Using these soft colors really emphasizes textures and they did a great job with that. Love the contrast of the rough weathered brick, silky ribbons, soft lace, and glittery gold paper.

  18. Kim writes...

    I love, love, love this idea and palette. Everything is simple yet elegant and easy to implement on a budget, and the paper idea and May tree is genius! So creative!

  19. Kim writes...

    PS- I could also see the May tree used in place of a gift table, or a guest book where brides write their wishes to the bride & groom and attach it to the tree

  20. Megs writes...

    Loved this dreamy wonderland. What a great take on “Glitter + Glam”!

  21. I LOVE this look! Beautiful! I would also love to submit some work to your blog. How might I do that?


  22. Nicole Jalazo writes...

    Stunning design, everything comes together so beautifully! I am reconsidering my plans and think they may look a little more like this now!

  23. Toni writes...

    This is simply GORG!! It is vintage elegance at its best, with a hint of whimsy and a sense of pure love. Truly Delightful and Amazing!

  24. Amanda writes...

    Where did she get the glitter runners for the table? those are awesome – these are exactly my colors.

  25. WoW !
    This took my breath away. So soft and simple. But yet striking too , with the dreamy Loft as a backdrop and all the natural light. It evokes ideas of twirling and dancing and being swept off your feet.
    A true delight !

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