An Artistic Soirée

The Bechtler’s modern aesthetic makes for a colorful, imaginative wedding design. Architectural gowns, geometric accents, and textures mix in the dramatic urban setting




Wedding design by Erica Stawick with Ashley Baber Weddings 
Photographs by Kristin Byrum Photography
Produced by Kellie Duff
Styled by Erica Hanks
Styling assistant Bekah Blake  
Hair & Makeup by Rebekah McCann
Shot on location at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Special thanks to The Place for Flowers, La-Tea-Da’s Catering & Events, Party Reflections, Olive PaperTizzerts, and Studio Cultivate

ON HER: Romona Keveza gown, $3,620, and headpiece, $580, Nitsa’s Apparel; Theodosia necklace, $145, Coral; Stoned gold bracelets, $68 each, Coplon’s; Silver diamond crusted bracelet, $24, Scout & Molly’s; Blue J Beads bracelet, $42, and Town & Reese gold tassel necklace, $38, KK Bloom

ON HIM: Hugo Boss Suit, $895, Theory shirt, $195, and Hugo Boss slim tie, $125, Neiman Marcus; Pocket square, $10, Nordstrom Rack


ON HER: Monique Lhuillier gown, $4,550, Nitsa’s Apparel; Mere earrings, $50, KK Bloom; Town & Reese bracelet, $36, Scout & Molly’s

ON HIM: Hugo Boss suit, $895, Theory shirt, $195, and Armani tie, $175, Neiman Marcus; Pocket square, $10, Nordstrom Rack; Lashbrook 7.5 MM cobalt chrome ring, $342, David’s Ltd. Jewelers (worn throughout)



La-Tea-Da’s Catering & Events created artful fare for an artful fete, including tri-colored pasta with butternut squash and baby kale and molasses-glazed pork belly topped with a fried Brussels sprout petal and a roasted golden beet. 




To match the stark, modern setting, wedding planner Erica Stawick of Ashley Baber Weddings designed a vibrant tablescape with patterns, texture, and simply displayed florals from The Place for Flowers. A bold stationery suite by Olive Paper captures the elegance of the space. The Place for Flowers created a lush bridal bouquet in bright shades of peach, yellow, and green. 



  

A beautiful menu from La-Tea-Da’s Catering & Events continues with grilled lamb chops on a bed of pumpkin apple puree and baby kale, tuna crudo with fried Brussels sprouts topped with marinated butternut squash, and fall risotto eggplant napoleon.


ON HER: Austin Scarlett gown, $4,300, Nitsa’s Apparel; Necklace, $36, and Mere earrings, $60, KK Bloom
 
ON HIM: Hugo Boss Suit, $895, Theory shirt, $195, Hugo Boss slim tie, $125, Neiman Marcus, and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $680, Neiman Marcus; Pocket square, $10, Nordstrom Rack



ON HER: Keepsake dress, $186, and Stone ring, $128, KK Bloom; Christian Louboutin “Technatina” heels, $1,075, Neiman Marcus; Kayu clutch, $185, Coral; Wade earrings, $24, Scout & Molly’s; Ivory veil, $330, Nitsa’s Apparel;18-karat white gold Maiden Lane ring from the Aspiri Collection, $13,750, David’s Ltd. Jewelers (worn throughout)


ON HER: Aryn K plunge back shift dress, $98, Knot & Bow necklace, $180, Mere necklace, $87, and Kendra Scott earrings, $65, KK Bloom; Wade gold bracelet, $24, Scout & Molly’s; Giovanni Rossi iridescent heels, $725, Coplon’s

ON HIM: Peter Millar shirt, $168, Theory pants, $225, Sweater, $245, Armani tie, $175, and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $680, Neiman Marcus


The wedding cake, by Tizzerts: two tiers of smooth buttercream in bright shades of peach, yellow, and green. 




ON HER: Rivini gown, $6,000, Nitsa’s Apparel; Lush earrings, $22, Scout & Molly’s; ring, $26, KK Bloom; Christian Louboutin “Ever Glitter Mini,” $825, Coplon’s

ON HIM: Hugo Boss suit, $895, Theory shirt, $195, and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $680, Neiman Marcus; Pocket square, $10, Nordstrom Rack



Guest favors included petite dessert boxes by Olive Paper, with macarons from Amelie’s French Bakery nestled inside. For cocktail hour, La-Tea-Da’s Catering & Events created a specialty drink, The Forbidden Fruit, made with vodka, Champagne, and pomegranate juice, topped with fig syrup and a St. Germain dropper, served in tall sparkling glasses.

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