I may or may not be biased when I say Art Deco inspired weddings are always one of my favorites. I had one myself and would do it again in a heartbeat. With a team of event designers Tamara Menges Designs and Swift and Company and with Two Be Wed planning everything, they gave a modern spin on the classic with lots handmade and creative touches that I will be pinning my little heart out today. All captured by Christa Elyce.
From Christa Elyce: As Emerald was declared the color of 2013 we were immediately inspired by these gem depression glasses to set the theme. A modern and glamorous twist to a Gatsby affair. A mix of couture and DiY bride elements like the emerald platter installation easily made and set a scenery for the ceremony altar. Calligraphy written escort “cards” — on little porcelain plates! Two Be Wed and PH Design collaboratively created an invitation suite that roars art deco era! 20′s Design carried through out in other elements like the cake and the detail in the Bride’s dress and headpiece from BHLDN.
This is how I immediately picture my idea of a fun intimate wedding. No fuss, just pure style and energy beaming from the important people in your life. And if a beach wedding doesn’t already invoke that kind of laidback mood we all love, add in a VW Camper. Bam, fun beach wedding through and through. Dive in on these images by Raquel Sergio Photography.
From the bride, Loryn: I wanted a vintage/rustic wedding full of character and TLC. I would describe our day as vintage, classy, fun, full of love, homey, warm, and charming. I didn’t exactly have set colors. Just a neutral palette. Sage, pale yellow, champagnes, and creams. I added texture with patterned cloth hearts and touches of burlap.
I went antique shopping to collect the vintage bottles and also cam across the suitcase which held the cards. We also found little gems like the pie plates and window where I hung some engagement pictures. I borrowed the antique typewriter from a family friend and created the poem the instructed guests to use as guest book and type messages which we will read on our anniversaries. My bridesmaid’s husband made the awesome sign that directed the guests to their unassigned seats.
We cut out hearts out of pattern fabrics and hung with mini clothespins on twine and hung around the venue and on certain tables. The groom’s mother made us the xoxo burlap sign that hung from our sweetheart table. We had a fire pit at our venue so I thought what batter favor than some good ol s’mores! So I individually wrapped pieces of Hershey’s chocolates, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Then I made the labels of “I love him s’more” and “I love her s’more” and put them on the craft boxes.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice is to take it all in and enjoy EVERY moment. Both leading up to and the day of. It all seemed so stressful and overwhelming at times. But when it was over I missed it all. I want to do it all over again… with the same groom of course ;)
Bridal Party Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Bridal Processional: “More than Life,” Whitley
Newlywed Entrance: “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson
First Dance: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Wish You Love,” Dean Martin
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Last Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
For Her and For Him has always offered a lovely + diverse array of dress colors and styles, but they now make finding your perfect bridesmaid dress even easier. They know how stressful it can be to find the perfect color for your bridesmaid dresses, so they’ve recently launched a new Custom Color service. Brides can send them the colors they have in mind and they will find them the perfect match, from their thousands of online and offline color options.
They’ve also recently released over 60 new dresses to their already bursting inventory of beautiful bridesmaid dresses. For those of you with a more classic aesthetic, For Her and For Him has released around 30 new vintage bridesmaid dresses. This collection will provide your Bridesmaids with a unique + memorable throwback look, for a wedding day to remember. If the Vintage Collection is not quite your speed, they also provide a beautiful array of dresses in their new alluring Two Tone Collection, which lets you brighten up your wedding with some color and a dash of whimsy!
Head on over to For Her and For Him to take a peek at their beautiful new collections of dresses and find the perfect match for your wedding!