Nearly two years ago, Co-Founder and Creative Director Christina Bryant Herbert tied the knot to her love, Thomas Herbert, in a mid-pandemic micro-wedding. We’ve shared the introduction to the weekend, from invitations to her welcome party, but today we’ll be focusing on the main event - her wedding night. Serving up inspiration for personal design details that can be enjoyed long after the event itself.
Christina and Thomas opted to marry in February of 2021 when vaccines were scarce and the virus was growing. As a result, they tied the knot in the company of their immediate family only. The party was 15 adults (including the bride and groom) and, at the start of the evening, 8 children. To make this tiny affair spectacular, they enlisted the help of planner Augusta Cole. Together, Christina and Augusta dreamed up a garden party filled with lush florals, touches of fruit (oranges became an icon of the wedding), layered linens (of course!), a lantern-filled sky, and candlelight. They leaned into the intimate nature of the wedding with elements such as a furniture piece providing a well-appointed bar that truly made the night feel like a party at home.
St. Frank was sure to be featured in the décor and, indeed, you can find our fabric by the yard fashioned into custom wares throughout the party. Perhaps most notably, the three cocktail tables accenting the Italian-style courtyard were topped with custom-made tablecloths in our Blush Daisy Suzani fabric by the yard. Motifs and color palettes were echoed throughout the flowers, linens, and stationery. Not only did the fabric she chose marry into this concept, but the Suzani motif itself represents fertility and fruitfulness, a traditional Uzbek wedding gift.
We’ve seen other brides use our fabrics for custom linens on their bar, welcome table, and main banquet table, including Jordana Brewster’s recent Vogue-featured wedding that incorporated our Fuchsia Daisy Suzani fabric. Our fabrics can be dry cleaned and spot treated, even washed (though you risk some shrinkage), while maintaining colorfastness. As a result, Christina entertains at home with these tablecloths to this day. If you’re recreating this look with our yardage, partner with your planner and/or a local seamstress to bring our fabric to life. Keep in mind that linens that brush the ground are elegant, so don’t make them too short. Request that the pattern repeat is aligned at the seams for the most polished finish.
Let’s take a closer look at the event centerpiece - the single dinner table. Christina had envisioned a table layered with lace atop a pale blue base. Augusta found remnant Oscar de la Renta lace to top a blue linen tablecloth, adding beautiful texture to the rich tablescape. In addition to the whimsical flowers, the table was set with Christina and Thomas’ personal china along with eclectic glassware and vintage silver. Each chair was topped with a custom St. Frank cushion in our Star Muong fabric.
Read about her love story and see more details and photos on Vogue.