Watercolor Whisky Brunch
Perfect spring & summer inspiration seems simple enough, right? Pastels paired with light, lush blooms and bubbly cocktails tend to set the tone for the thawing season. When we started to think about producing a spring inspired shoot at the Kings County Distillery with two grooms-to-be, we realized how many stereotypes we’d have to bend (or break all together).
Of course, when you think, traditionally, about men in a whiskey distillery, it brings up images of rich mahogany, rocks glasses, plaid, tweed; typical elements of fall décor. So what were we to do? We settled on throwing all of those ideas out the window.
Starting with watercolor as the basis for this shoot, we sought to incorporate the light pattern into as many facets of this shoot as possible. The unbearably talented Gina Paola Design created a watercolor pattern that we used for a backdrop, bottle bands, as an accent on the Octavia & Brown bar cart, and in the tablescape. These hues lightened up the distillery immensely.
From there, we chose bright blooms and spring-ready place settings, accented with gold. Though this could have felt overly feminine, we used a sturdy table and whisky bottles to add masculine elements.
We wanted to play with attire, as this was an engagement brunch of sorts, so formal wear was unnecessary. The floral blazer is a statement piece for sure. Vito donned it perfectly with a lavender button down and slim grey chinos. Jeff’s ensemble was meant to compliment Vito’s, so we used coral and leaf green for his outfit. Jewelry was kept to a minimum, as was hair & makeup, though Holly & Justine knocked the hair out of the park.
Our scrumptious food was provided by the lovely ladies of Atelier Roquette. Yes, the food tasted just as beautiful as it looks!
As a dessert element, we wanted to stray away from the macaron scene. When the idea of watercolor cookies came up, we couldn’t resist! April Preston Design won our hearts over with these stunning pieces of art! We almost didn’t want to eat them. Almost.
The barrel room and seating vignette really brought light to how stunning the Kings County Distillery is. We were lucky to be able to showcase it’s versatility!
- Design, Styling & Coordination By H&H Weddings
- Photography By Alexis June Weddings
- Vintage Rentals By Octavia & Brown
- Florals By L'Oasis Floral Design
- Venue By Kings County Distillery
- Watercolor Accents & Backdrop By Gina Paola Design
- Catering By Atelier Roquette
- Calligraphy By Ink Revival
- Hair & Makeup By Holly & Justine
- Watercolor Cookies By April Preston Design
- Mixology By St. John of Fort Defiance