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Modern Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What doesn’t sound good about a modern Gatsby wedding? There’s something about 1920s style that’s always been impossible to resist, so we’re thrilled to see today’s team of Natalie Schutt Photography, Couture Events Orange County, and The Blooming Bud not only embraced the style but updated it in a way that’s totally chic for today. Without further ado, let’s jump into the pretty images!

modern Gatsby wedding inspiration - photo by Natalie Schutt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-gatsby-wedding-inspiration

About the shoot: Couture Events, Southern California’s preeminent wedding styling and coordination studio owned by one of San Diego’s most sought-after wedding visionaries, Krystel Tien, was thrilled to have her team in Orange County, Calif. create and execute a styled 1920s wedding photo shoot for your consideration. Couture Events recently hit ground in San Francisco, Orange County and Santa Barbara in January 2016, now offering services throughout California.

bridal shoes and rings - photo by Natalie Schutt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-gatsby-wedding-inspiration

wedding invitations - photo by Natalie Schutt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-gatsby-wedding-inspiration

bouquet with fuchsia - photo by Natalie Schutt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-gatsby-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Natalie Schutt Photography

Event Coordination and Styling

Dani Henricksen at Couture Events Orange County

Floral Design

The Blooming Bud

Venue

The Muckenthaler Mansion

Bridal Store

The Dress Theory

Wedding Veil, Bracelet, and Earrings

Elle Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup

The Blushed Company

Bride's Ring

Susie Saltzman

Groom's Attire

Grooms Grotto

Catering and Desserts

Colette’s Catering

Rentals

Archive Rentals

Paper Goods

Rowley Press

Modern Meets 1920s Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

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If you ask us, vintage inspired weddings shine the most when they’re blended with a bit of modern elements. Krista Esterling Photography, Anne Victoria Photography, and Saffron & Grey put together this styled editorial to show just how easy it is to mix 1920s style with modern ideas, using on-trend floral design and color palettes mixed with retro finger waves and vintage fashion for a look that’s oh-so-pretty.

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

From the photographers, Krista Esterling Photography and Anne Victoria Photography: Two photographers with one giant vision! Minneapolis-based Krista Esterling Photography and Duluth-based Anne Victoria Photography put their heads together and poured their hearts into this 20s inspired styled shoot with the goal of featuring the amazing talents of many Minnesotan wedding vendors in one gorgeous wedding shoot. Krista pulled half of the vendors from the Minneapolis, MN area, while Anne snatched the other half of the amazing vendors from the Duluth, MN area. Everything came together seamlessly for one big beautiful Minnesota mash-up.

groomsman and bridesmaid - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

vintage wedding hair - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

burgundy bouquet - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

groom bow ties - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

wedding paper goods - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

burgundy bouquet - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

Without a wedding coordinator on board (by choice!), Krista and Anne had the task of creating a full blown and well thought out shoot with all the details they envisioned. From choosing the appropriate vendors to work with as well as finding the right items from local antique and thrift stores, this was a months-long project that had input from all of the MN based wedding professionals.

emerald cut engagement ring - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold table setting - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

burgundy wedding details - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

purple boutonniere - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

eucalyptus table runner - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold place setting - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold name card - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

All these gorgeous aspects made and picked specifically for this shoot by the many talented vendors combined beautifully with the heirloom and thrifted items of the shoot to really embody the balance of a modern wedding shoot done with 20s inspiration. One of the favorite pieces found was the deep burgundy crushed red velvet bridesmaid dress that Krista and Anne discovered at a local antique store in Anoka, MN, which served as the inspiration to add a Bridesmaid and Groomsman to their shoot. It was too perfect to pass up the opportunity and they feel this aspect added an amazing dimension to the session.

wedding cake detail - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

gold wedding cake - photo by Krista Esterling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

modern meets 1920s wedding editorial - photo by Anne Victoria Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-meets-1920s-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Krista Esterling Photography, Anne Victoria Photography

Florist

Saffron & Grey

Venue

Kitchi Gammi Club

Wedding Dress and Veil

Che Bella

Bride's Headpiece and Groomsman's Hat

Moe Sew Co.

Hair

Sarah Faust at The Colour Lounge

Makeup

Jamie Snyder at The Colour Lounge

Rings

Wedding Day Diamonds

Bridesmaid Dress and Pearl Necklace

Amore Antiques

Wedding Cake

The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

Invitation Suite, Place Cards, and Menu

Champagne Press

Female Models

Madeleine Surges and Mikaela Kurpierz

Groom Model

Gibrill Betts

Groomsman Model

Silas Wellington

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Vintage Inspired Wedding in Downtown LA

Vintage Weddings

The second I saw these images from Monica and James’ wedding at LA’s Oviatt Penthouse, it occurred to me that I might just have a new favorite wedding venue. Rich with architectural details that are a nod to years ago, it’s a beautiful spot that’s sure to inspire any vintage-loving bride. Let’s Frolic Together and Rosebud Floral Design put together some incredible work to tell the couple’s love story, which includes a breathtaking first look on the rooftops of downtown LA!

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

From the photographer, Jasmine of Let’s Frolic Together: James and Monica’s charmingly Art Deco wedding was filled with delightful details that celebrated the past. The day began at the Los Angeles Athletic Club; this historic hotel set the perfect vintage tone for the day. Monica’s gorgeous Jenny Packman dress, her adorable shoes, the bride’s maids sweet pink frocks, it was all so splendid. I particularly loved the bride’s maids glittering chiffon capelets. On the rooftop of the Athletic Club with their reception venue in the distance, James and Monica saw each other for the first time. Surrounded by the skyscrapers of LA, it was an awesome mesh of history and modernity.

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

silver wedding shoes - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

wedding flowers - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

first looks - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

Downtown LA portraits - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

ceremony processionals - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

wedding ceremony venue - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

wedding ceremony - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

wedding ceremony - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

ceremony recessionals - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

The Oviatt Penthouse provided a rich sense of gorgeous 1920s history, brimming with details from the past. From Monica’s sweet bouquet to the Italian fountains to the checkerboard dance floor the unique details added up to a beautiful story paying homage to the past. It was a true DIY affair as James and his groomsmen set everything up. I loved the giant marquee lights love sign and even when we got rained out during the reception everyone bound together and the energy of the party grew indoors. These dance maniacs were a joy to photograph and the wild day was wonderful from start to finish.

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

cute wedding portraits - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

dessert macarons - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la

vintage inspired wedding in Downtown LA - photo by Let's Frolic Together http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-wedding-in-downtown-la


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Let's Frolic Together

Floral Design

Rosebud Floral Design

Venue

Oviatt Penthouse

Wedding Dress and Hair Accessory

Jenny Packham

Wedding Shoes

Karen Millen, Rachel Simpson

Makeup

Makeup by Cynthia

Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Groom's Attire

Harris and Zei

Catering

Truly Yours Catering

Wedding Cake

Doughboys Cafe & Bakery

DJ

DJ Tessa

Getting Ready Location

Jamaica Bay Inn

First Look Location

Los Angeles Athletic Club

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Highland Springs Resort Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Melissa Brandman

Oh, how very much this wedding has stolen my heart. Heather and Antonio put together one of the most carefully thought-out weddings we’ve seen in quite a while, with an exceptional eye for detail and with plenty of talented friends and family to help out in the DIY department. Melissa Brandman and Primal Flower also helped out by lending their phenomenal talents to the day — a day that will surely go in the books as a perennial favorite.

highland springs resort wedding - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

From the bride, Heather: We began our design with a vintage-inspired rustic idea. What it turned into was an enchanting night of food, fun, dancing, and lots of love. In all aspects possible, our wedding was 100 times better than I could have ever imagined. We wanted a vintage feel that was inviting. So we choose a soft color palette, acquired vintage furniture, decor items, and accents. My husband and I are both very detail-oriented. We wanted every aspect of the wedding to be thought out and planned in a way that drew people into the adventure we were beginning on that night. From my dress and accessories, the bridesmaids dresses and jewelry were all individual to each maid, the groom and his men all wore uniquely styled outfits tailored to the charter of each person with touches, the groomsmen all had 20-30s era specific hair cuts and facial hair barbering. We didn’t want people to think our wedding was from the 20s but it was inspired by the 20s-30s’ attention to detail, where the food was homemade and the cocktails were craft, the clothing was tailored and created to accentuate and make everyone feel beautiful. We wanted our bridal party and our guests to have the time of their life at our wedding, by being treated to an enchanting evening of good food, good drinks, and good music.

lavender wedding invitations - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

pink boutonnieres - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wooden bow tie - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

pink bouquets - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding
Bouquet recipe: cafe au lait dahlias, Juliet roses, white spray roses, amaranthus, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and stock flowers and greenery.

pink blush details - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage groomsmen looks - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

We did not have the largest of budgets for southern CA wedding to host 350 guests, so we had to be extremely creative. I am blessed to have many creative and giving friends who were giving of their time and talents. Most all of out wedding decor was DIY, or creatively acquired at thrift stores, antique shops, and borrowed from friends and family. Basically, we did everything ourselves; some guests said it was “a Pinterest wedding dream come true.” Ceremony Program/Hand Fans, Table Identifiers, Menu Sleeves, Table Runners, Wedding Favors, Chalk Board Menu Signs, Love Notes Table Signage, Cocktail Hour Decor, Herb Toss Table Decor, Ribbon Back Drop, The brides and maids fascinators, the groom and mens boutonnieres, all the graphic design aspects from our invitations to the ceremony program, the reception decor we designed and my husbands sister Hanan Whitsell designed and had printed, the flower girl boxes, the ring bearers book stacks, all were hand done.

lace wedding accessories - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding recessional - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

ring bearers - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

We wanted to create a menu that was tapas style so that our guests would be able to try a lot or a little. We enjoy delicious food and even better drinks so we wanted our menu to be inspired by our travels around the world for our guests. We also wanted or food to be sustainable and conscious of the time of year. All our dishes were planned from that perspective, minus the dessert, just can’t skimp there. The ingredients were locally and organically grown. Our drinks were crafted after our preferred tastes and favorite drinks although they were more inspired with by the 20s time era in mind. We used our two favorite books (Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby) to work with for our table identifiers as well as the pages that the boutonnieres were created from, to a few other touches through out our invitations. The bible also inspired many of the touches, we used verses and characters for table identifiers, old bibles that were falling apart were used to create our book page table runners as well as some of the book page cones used for the herb toss. All things invitation were DIY — the design, the components, the packaging.

farm weddings - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage inspired reception - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

nighttime wedding reception - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage wedding ideas - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage inspired reception - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have each of you choose your “top three” items that you are not willing to budge on and stick to those, stay in your lane, and then either collaborate on the other items or delegate the task to other trusted wedding helpers. Hire a day of wedding planner at the very least, but a wedding planner for the entire process will make a world of difference. We were able to 100% enjoy the entire day of our wedding; our wedding planner took care of everything in the morning, the ceremony was flawless, the issues that did come up she took care of, we even got to eat, drink and completely enjoy our reception!

vintage inspired tables - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

newlyweds first dance - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding getaway - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “The Winner Is,” Devotchka – Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” The Piano Guys
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Reception: 60’s Soul, all vinyl, DJ Dennis Owens’ Specialty
First Dance: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Groom/Sisters Dance: “Things Never Change,” John Legend

Wedding Location: Cherry Valley, CA / Photographer: Melissa Brandman / Wedding Planner: Hayley White (haywhite @ gmail.com) / Florist: Primal Flower / Venue and Caterer: Highland Springs Resort / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Jinny’s Bridal / Bridal Party Fascinators: Mandy Haak (mandybhaak @ gmail.com) / Bow Ties: The Two Guys Bow Tie Company / Desserts: It’s It / DJ: Dennis Owens of Long Beach / Chalk Art: Seth Haak (mandybhaak @ gmail.com) / Wedding Invitations and Graphic Design: Hanan Whitsell / Invitation Printer: RanRoy Printing / Videographer: Robert Vasquez

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Dixie Pixel

This bride and I have something in common — we both have a soft spot for Art Deco and the 1920s. Something about this era seems so consistently elegant and opulent, and Dixie Pixel Photography nailed that very something in her photos from Adrienne and Will’s wedding. You’ll be swooning as soon as you see her portraits of the bride, which masterfully mix modern photography with vintage styling and technique.


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From the bride, Adrienne: I loved the beauty, elegance and carefree feeling of the Art Deco era. We chose an old Catholic church that was built in 1926 for the ceremony. For our reception venue we chose The Emporium, a non profit are gallery in downtown Knoxville. The building itself was built in 1898 and was perfect for our theme. I chose to have my wedding dress made by Colleen Moore with White Orchid Bridal. Having my dress made was such a special and amazing process. It was so wonderful getting to meet with her to discuss ideas and to watch the dress come to life with each fitting. She also embellished my bridesmaids’ dresses to create a more cohesive look. Fourth Year Studio created the perfect invitation to portray the classic, elegant look of our upcoming wedding. Our caterer, Chef Mark Wischhusen, researched old menus from places like the Waldorf Astoria, The Stork Club and The Plaza on Central Park as inspiration for the menu. It was common to serve a “herbal drink” to aid the digestion of an upcoming meal. Chef Mark took that idea and put a modern twist on it by serving a ginger infused margarita. We also chose to have Pavlova for our wedding cake.

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Will’s family has New Zealand heritage and I grew up dancing ballet. The desert was named after the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova when she toured the country in 1926 and it is one of our favorite desserts. We also served New Zealand sauvignon blanc as one of our wines and used New Zealand lamb on our menu. When I was little my father and I loved going to yard sales. One time when I was about 7, I found this small straight pin with a funny little bird on it. My dad told me it was a kiwi bird and he bought it for me. I still had it and had it with me on my wedding day.

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I wanted the wedding to be clean and bright. My colors were champagne and other metallics. I used touches of orange-red in my flowers for a pop of color. I wanted people to know the significance of why we chose certain menu idems, so even though we had a buffet I had menus at each place setting that talked about some of the history and importance of our selections. I had purchased different art deco and some art nouveau postcards online. Some were old advertisements for food, fashion, and travel and some were just pictures of people or historical events of that time. I used the postcards as the cover to my menus. I wanted more texture on the table and it was really hard to find art deco fabric or paper that I liked. I ended up finding specialty wallpaper with an art deco print that I cut and placed on the table. And then we come to my stars… I loved the idea of hanging star lights and I found some plain 9 pointed ones online. So then I began to bedazzle them…. and bedazzle them… and bedazzle them some more. I mixed 4 different kinds of glitter together to get the right look and hung smaller stars and beads from them. They were absolutely the most time consumes venture of the whole wedding but I was very happy with how they turned out. I gave extra beads to my florist to hang off the centerpieces to help tie in the look. Colleen Moore with White Orchid Bridal had a giant crescent moon that she let me borrow for the reception. One of my bridesmaids painted it and one of the groomsmen made and stand for it.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You’re going to fight about the wedding. It’s ok, it doesn’t mean that your marriage is going to be a failure! And enjoy it! You are hopefully not going to ever do this again so enjoy every moment. If you can afford it, get a wedding planner. Get a good photographer!! Your photos will be one of the few things from that day that will last forever.

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newlyweds dancing // via ruffledblog.com


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “La Vie En Rose,” Edith Piaf
First Dance: “Young and Beautiful,” Lana Del Rey
Mother/Son, Father/Daughter Dance: “Pure Imagination,” Gene Wilder
Bouquet Toss: “Love is a Battlefield,” Pat Benatar
Garter Toss: “Gold Digger,” Kanye West
I chose to have a string trio for the ceremony music. My husband’s family is Methodist so I incorporated some old hymns for the mothers and the wedding party to walk down to. For the reception I downloaded original songs from the 1910s, 20’s, and 30’s and had our DJ play them during the cocktail/dinner hour and then transition into dance music when the time was right.

Wedding Location: Knoxville, TN / Photographer: Dixie Pixel Photography / Flowers: Floral Designs by Samuel / Ceremony Venue: Holy Ghost Catholic Church / Reception Venue: The Emporium Center / Wedding Dress, Hair Piece, Veil, Earrings: White Orchid Bridal / Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply / Wedding Caterer: Mark Wischhusen Catering / Wedding Cake: Rosa’s Catering / DJ: Jim Ogle of Ogle Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Fourth Year Studio

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Roaring Romance Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Old Hollywood will never lose its allure to us. When we see shoots like this one from Julie Wilhite Photography and Stratford Events, it makes it just a bit easier to see why Hollywood romance will never go out of style. Lux + love, what else can a girl ask for?

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From the photographer, Julie Wilhite: It all started with the location, MAX’s Underground. The venue has a chic warehouse feel full of exposed brick- very speakeasy. The ladies from Austin Bella Bridesmaid and I spent an entire afternoon choosing gowns and brainstorming color palettes. Jewel tones of sapphire, ruby, and emerald were chosen for their richness and accented with gold and mercury glass for a timeless touch. Local Austin designer, Jessica Ciarla, provided a stunning bridal gown dripping with effortless romance. Paired with jewelry and a head piece, it’s a look that brides everywhere will be swooning over. The flawless makeup and hairstyles reflected the roaring twenties perfectly, while the groom looked absolutely regal in his attire.

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All of the vendors that participated in the décor of the photo shoot brought a unique element to the overall design. The flowers were a mixture of natural textures and bold, bright blooms that look lovely adorning one of a kind antique pieces. The detailed invitation suite set the tone complete with table signs and escort cards to match. The specialty linens and exquisite settings brought color and style to the dinner table. Last but not least, the glamorous photo backdrop crafted of black feathers and emerald sequins was perfect for an exquisite night of lasting memories.

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Shoot location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Julie Wilhite Photography / Event Planner: Stratford Events / Floral Designer: Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio / Reception Venue: Max’s Wine Dive / Invitation Designer: The Pink Tulip / Cinema and Video: Nil Buan Videography / Equipment Rentals: Whim Event Rentals, Furbish Vintage Rentals / Hair: Sarah Johnson / Makeup: Mandy Hernandez / Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Royal Tuxedo / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Veils and Headpieces: Hems & Bustles / Bakery: Sweet Treets Bakery / DIY and Handmade Goods Designer: Confetti Committee

Vintage Time Travel Wedding Shoot

Wedding Design

This styled shoot from Jessica Christie Photography and Paisley Kay Event Design brings us the beauty and romance of the 1920s in the form of a young woman waiting for her love to return from war. Filled with touches of nostalgia and vintage clocks, there’s plenty to fall in love with here — and it doesn’t hurt that the groom looks a bit like Leonardo DiCaprio, no?

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From the photographer, Jessica Christie: This shoot took inspiration from a vintage, 1920s time traveling perspective for Jessica Christie Photography’s With Love Workshop for wedding photographers. The shoot shares the story of a young woman waiting for her love to return and how she hopes for time to stand still when he returns. “My love for you knows no limits. It is timeless, spaceless, formless, unshakable, and unbreakable.”

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Shoot Location: Boulder, CO / Photography and Concept: Jessica Christie Photography / Planner and Stylist: Paisley Kay Event Design / Event Venue: Creekside Tree Nursery / Florist: The Perfect Petal / Wedding Dress: Maggie Evans Design / Hair: Shelbie Borgman / Makeup: Lindsay Ambrosio / Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals / Reception Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Vintage Invites / Models: Katie Etcheverry and Alexej Halvorson

Buckland House Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Hold onto your seats, because I don’t think I’ve ever had such a hard time narrowing down images for a post as I did with this one from Lisa Devine Photography. There’s just so.much.goodness. Gemma and Ian approached their wedding day as a fun weekend-long celebration with friends and family, with endless amounts of handmade accents and 1920-inspired details.

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From the bride, Gemma: We knew from the start that we wanted a really relaxed and fun wedding with good food, good music and good people. Basically we wanted to throw a fun and meaningful little party over a few days and call it a wedding. We didn’t have a particular theme in mind; instead, we drew upon all things rustic and mismatched as inspiration, as well as the 1920s era. We had a strict budget so to keep costs down our whole wedding was DIY from invites to the ‘altar’ we walked down. Ian and I made handmade fabric hearts for everyone to wear – it was brilliant to see a sea of hearts everywhere. Our favorite DIY project was the “All you need is love” sign which now hangs above our bed.


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We were so lucky to be able to utilise not only our own crafting skills but those of our friends and family. The community that rallied around our wedding was truly amazing. My mum and sister-in-law made all the hundreds of metres of bunting, we used fabric from old t-shirts/tablecloths – taking scraps of fabric from all our generations. The best men made a yurt, cakestand from wood stumps, our chapel sign, oil drum BBQ and recycled old window frames to make blackboards. We picked sloes in October and my dad made sloe gin and sloe vodka which we used in the cocktail hour.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Enjoy the process, don’t get overwhelmed, make as much as you can and let the wedding reflect both of you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Chances are, your friends and family probably want to be involved, so let them!


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiw’ole
Ceremony Song: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher,” Jackie Wilson
First Dance: “You Never Can Tell,” Chuck Berry
When we had exhausted all of our unrehearsed moves we attempted to re-enact Fatboy Slims – Praise You with all of Team Awesome. The dance on the day was not seamless, a little wonky and a bit shabby but we wouldn’t have done it any differently.

Wedding Location: Devon, UK / Wedding Photographer: Lisa Devine Photography / Wholesale Flowers: J W Blooms / Wedding Venue: Buckland House / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Eden” / Hair Accessory: Flo & Percy “Maryann” / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties and Handkerchiefs: Knotty By Nature / Wedding Caterer: Piglet Cottage / Wedding Cake: Bride’s sister / Wedding Invitations: Pete Williams

Gold and Glam Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Today’s shoot from Springvine Design and Crystal Stokes Photography is just the kind of thing that sets our hearts racing: 1920s accents, touches of anemones, and a little bit of painting influence taken from the art nouveau movement. All of these details add up to a photoshoot chock full of dark dramatic romance, with just enough gold to keep it bright and modern:

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From the stylist, Springvine Design: Our style inspiration for the shoot was twofold: 1) Old Hollywood elegance & glam of the late 1920’s & 2) “The Kiss” – a painting by Gustav Klimt during the art nouveau movement which was characterized by his use of gold leaf & bold colors & of course, romance. We wanted to use these elements (and a hint of drama) to unveil a beautiful love story by this modern bride & groom.


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The bride wore the Claire Pettibone “Kristene” gown with a gorgeous heart shaped train– Her jewels were understated to start and became more glam as the shoot continued. Her makeup remained flawless with smoky eyes and a well-defined burgundy lip. She carried a lush bouquet filled with anemones of white, deep burgundy ranunculus and amaranthus, pink O’Hara and David Austin Patience roses, and foliage of dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. The groom was decked out in an all-black, tailored suit and was topped off with a touch of a white anemone himself.


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Our sweetheart table was adorned in a sultry, gold linen and topped with gold-rimmed china and stemware. The centerpieces of golden urns and mercury glass were filled with the same floral beauties that were included in the bride’s bouquet. The three-tiered cake mimicked the lace in the bride’s gown and was shot against a lit backdrop of golden and textured film. We focused on showcasing the mantle made of salvaged barn wood primarily and enhanced it with an installation of flowers handcrafted from gold and white papers, as well as pages from vintage books. Below the mantle, inside the fire pit, we mixed various sized candles, brass candlesticks, and mercury glass votives on top of stacked firewood to create the most romantic ambiance for our bride and groom.


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Shoot Location: Charlotte, NC / Photographer: Crystal Stokes Photography / Flowers and Event Design: Springvine Design / Event Venue: The Arbors Events / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone “Kristene” via J Majors Bridal / Accessories: Aubre’s Bridal / Hair: Simply Beautiful Artistry / Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup / Wedding Cake: Sky’s the Limit / Rentals: Cooke’s Rentals / Vintage Rentals: Mason Dixon Rentals / Videographer: Isabel’s Corner

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Nostalgic Los Angeles Wedding

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This little wedding sent over by Sarah of Hazelwood Photo makes our hearts sing with vintage joy — seriously, does it get any more stunning than this incredible bride? The bride and groom both collect vinyl records, so they not only used a DJ who spun vinyl but also used old records for their seating charts! There’s so much packed into these stunning California nuptials and some great advice from bride Victoria, so hop to it!

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From the bride, Victoria: We never really came up with a solid theme to follow. Kieron just kept on saying “Don’t think about themes, think about aesthetics!” We basically tried to incorporate some of our favorite things so pretty much every detail in the wedding directly reflects something about us. The color scheme is just colors we like (ivory, gold, emeralds and metallics); the vintage dress (the first and only dress I tried on — it immediately felt right) because I love vintage clothes and most of my wardrobe is vintage; the venue is the house where I grew up and my favorite place in the world; we incorporated vinyl records because we both collect records; we used succulents because I love them and I make cactus dishes for a hobby (I made all the mini-terrarium favors with my awesome bridesmaid Aubrey); the mariachi band to pay homage to my Mexican heritage and a classic photochemical photobooth because we’ve always taken photobooth pictures since we first started dating (see our save-the-dates made with photobooth strips over the years). I could go on but I guess I’m just saying that instead of going for some kind of theme, we just allowed the stuff that we love to become the direct inspiration for how we wanted our wedding to feel. Overall, I think one of the most important details for me was to have family be a big part. That’s why we had displayed the photos of weddings in our families throughout the generations and we felt so blessed to be able to have Kieron’s grandfather officiate the ceremony (he’s been married for 65 years so that really is an inspiration).


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Most memorable moment of the day? I would say it was when I was approaching Kieron for our first look. Of course Kieron had his back turned to me as I was walking towards him but I could tell that he was just as nervous and breathless as I was. It felt like everything that we had worked so hard on — all the planning, shopping, crafting and stressing — had lead up to this very moment. The shoot was next door so it was just Kieron and me (plus our wonderful photographer) and for the first time ever, that’s when I really FELT like his bride. Kieron turned around to see me and the expression was priceless. It was like nothing else in the world mattered and finally, we could just soak it up and enjoy each other.


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Any advice you want to share with future brides-to-be? Be as involved as you possibly can in the planning process of your wedding. A few people told me how proud we should be of our wedding and that it had a really personal touch. We really do feel proud of our wedding day because we put so much of ourselves into it. Every detail deserves your special attention and every decision should be a thoughtful one. When in doubt, trust your instincts and follow your heart. Though it may be tough to see the forest for the trees in the planning stages, when it all comes together on your special day it will be well worth it!


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Cosmic Dancer,” T. Rex
Bridal Processional: “Waterloo Sunset,” The Kinks
Ceremony Music: “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder),” The Beach Boys
Newlywed Entrance: “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” Chris Clark
First Dance: “Knock Me a Kiss,” Louis Jordan

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: Hazelwood Photo / Event Planner: Party and Be Married / Wedding Flowers: Thistle & Twig / Vintage wedding gown: The Paper Bag Princess / Reception gown: made custom by Revamp / Engagement Ring: family heirloom / Hair & Makeup: Makeup Mafia / Wedding Cake: Fantasy Frostings

1920s Virginia Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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The bride from today’s wedding shot by Joyeuse Photography describes her wedding day as “stepping into a daytime party from The Great Gatsby.” Yep, we were sold right then and there! We guarantee you’re going to love their “table number” idea! Each table was assigned a particular figure from the 1920s and decorated in tribute to that individual — think Coco Chanel, Al Capone, Josephine Baker, and Babe Ruth, just to name a few. Oh, and you just might notice the most incredible vintage getaway car we’ve ever seen!

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From the bride, Alicia: I have always been fascinated by the 1920s and the exuberant pop culture that went with that era. I can remember my great grandmother telling me a story about how she and her friends would “rouge” their knees before going out. I loved this story and how it was an act of defying the traditional standards of society at the time. I wanted to somehow capture that spirit and glamor of the epoch through our wedding. I viewed our wedding as a blank canvas where we could re-create and experience anything we wanted. What could be better than the Roaring 20s!


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I think our wedding can be described as “Gatsbyesque”, if that’s a word! As we got deeper into the planning, I wanted the wedding to have the feel of a picnic on a summer day in the 20s. As if you were stepping straight into a daytime party from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.” And, I think we succeeded!


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Our color scheme was peach and cream with some black and gold thrown into the mix. We thought nothing would say 1920s class more than having us both dressed in cream period attire and a matching automobile to complete the look!


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We did all of the table flower arrangements ourselves (or at least a family friend did them). Several of our other DIY projects were the door with the guest seating, all of the signage including the serving platters that we turned into chalkboard signs and the family “photo” tree.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I cannot say enough great things about our wedding planner. My advice for brides to be is to invest in a planner, if not for the entire event then at least for the Day Of. Our case was a bit unique in the fact that we had to plan the entire wedding from abroad. Our planner helped us to not only manage our other vendors & make timely decisions but she was also able to keep the thread of my vision. Whenever I felt overwhelmed or that I was not able to communicate my ideas correctly to the people involved helping us State side, she was always there for support and to remind me and others of how to move forward. As for the day of, she and her team were brilliant. My family and I did not have to worry about a thing. She kept us right on schedule and we were able to focus on our guests and celebrating our happy day!


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigur Ros
Song Before the Prayer: “Grow Old With Me,” The Postal Service
Recessional: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Louis Armstrong
Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Hartfield, VA / Wedding Photographer: Joyeuse Photography / Wedding Location: Bride’s Grandmother’s Home / Wedding Planner: Malissa Murphy of CMT Event Planning / Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Smith Florist (Gloucester, VA) / Succulents: Succulents Galore / Wedding Dress: Novia D’Art “Fantasia” / Bridal Cap and Veil: Twigs and Honey, style 109 / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN / Bride’s Earrings: Luxedeluxe / Reception Dress: Blue Velvet Vintage / Bride’s Hair: Janet of Razzle Dazzle (Yorktown, VA) / Bride’s Makeup: Susie of Best Face Forward / Groom’s Suit: Vecona Vintage / Wedding Music: Glen Boswick and the Sound of Swing Orchestra / Wedding Caterer: Williamsburg Catering Company / Wedding Cake: Creations from the Heart / Wedding Invitations: Two For Joy Paper / Wedding Program: I Heart Paper and Thread / Menu: He Saw Sparks

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Park Chelsea Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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The first thing to catch my eye about this New York wedding was Pat Furey‘s imagery. Then we fell in love with the bride’s amazing headdress, created by Polux Fleuriste. Doesn’t it bring such a transformation to the bride’s overall stylish look? Of course, we also have to give a huge gold star to the reception venue, The Park in NYC – such a relaxing pause amidst the city chaos.

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From the bride, Denise: Being old souls and fans of literature, we wanted our wedding to have a Prohibition/Great Gatsby garden party theme with a modern twist. After exploring amazing venues like The Bronx Zoo in NYC, we found a perfect venue in The Park in NYC due to its cosmopolitan vibe, modern tendencies, but nods to the past like the Red Room that looked like a Prohibition room with Shanghai/Chinoiserie influences complemented by an open space in their Garden room, complete with kitsch wooden deer, live birds, vintage lights, and garden seating.


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We wanted a vintage look, with a modern/eclectic feel, so of our 12 tables, about 7 had different vintage candelabras that we found at the antique malls in Duncan, Oklahoma (where my mom’s family is from) and we drove them cross-country. We wanted to give a vintage feel with modern/eclectic tendencies, so mixed those candelabras with modern black and gold lacquer vases, and white flowers to unify it all.


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We had plenty of DIY projects, frankly to save money where we could. Those included the escort cards, which were Chinese fans ordered online with beautiful colorful designs. We tied them together with gold elastic bows we bought online, and attached to the bows scalloped tags from Staples ($3/100) on which we printed our wedding monogram, names/tables. We also printed up our own menus on small paper purchased for $4/150 sheets which we cut in half to be more dainty, as well as our wedding programs.


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We also printed up pictures of our grandparents with wedding dates and framed each in vintage-looking frames from Michaels. In order to conserve money we also made our own bridesmaids bouquets out of white roses, eucalyptus, and apricot-colored ribbon, as well as making the church pew decorations with the same elements. All in all, that saved us a lot of money, and not where people would necessarily notice or focus on.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I would say that bridesmaids and bridesmaids dresses are a thing of the past. If you can get by with a maid of honor and best man, do it. Not only does it make your wedding more elegant, but it’s just more streamlined. If you want bridesmaids (like I did), let them pick your dresses. Give them a general color scheme like I did, and then leave it to them. The variation in style and color will make your wedding more appealing. Also, after having our DJ with some apprehension initially, I would recommend a DJ over a band. Rocking out to Nirvana and Pearl Jam as we did at our wedding cannot be recreated in my opinion…..


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “All My Life,” The Beatles
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “America,” Simon and Garfunkel
First Dance: “Just Breathe,” Pearl Jam
Since we are huge Pearl Jam fans, our first dance could be to no other than Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe.” And because we’ve been to countless of their concerts, our last song could be no other than their “Yellow Ledbetter.” Those who knew us well got a huge kick of it as an inside joke :) And I’ll never forget to jumping up and down to “Smells Like Teenspirit” – one of my favorite Nirvana songs ever!

Wedding Location: Chelsea, NYC / Wedding Photographer: Pat Furey / Ceremony Venue: The Church of the Incarnation / Reception Venue and Caterer: The Park / Wedding Planners: Frances Stockton and Bonnie Goodrich of the Park / Wedding Flowers and Headdress: Polux Fleuriste / Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah “Church St.” via Lovely Bride / Alterations: Adrienne’s Bridal / Groomsmen’s Suits: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse / DJ: Jason Blends / Wedding Invitations: Exclusively Weddings / Paper Good Design: Type Ten Paperie

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1920s Garden Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Today’s wedding, sent over from the UK by Lisa & Scott of Lisa Dawn Photography, is full of dreamy little details: the bride’s Jenny Packham wedding gown, a venue with roaming peacocks, and potted herb centerpieces. You may remember their own wedding we featured last year!

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From the bride, Kate: When Jonathan and I got engaged in South Africa, we chose to design the ring ourselves. Jonathan knew I loved the elegant simplicity of an emerald-cut diamond and ‘shortlisted’ some stones, before we chose the style of the ring together. It wasn’t intended to be of a particular style/era, we just liked the shape and the fact that it was a little unusual, but it ended up becoming the starting point for an art deco/1920s inspired wedding day.


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The first thing that we decided on was the venue – it was a really easy choice! We had spent a long time looking online for relaxed, informal venues with little success. There were so many choices but none of them felt quite right or were within budget, so we had stopped looking until one quiet afternoon in the pub. We were with some friends who’d got married at Larmer Tree Gardens, a venue we’d been to a few years previously for an amazing music festival, but hadn’t considered as it was so far from where we live. But as soon as we looked into it we knew it was perfect; it’s like a secret garden, with meadows, orchards and woodland dotted with original 19th century architecture and, of course, the peacocks!


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The next bit to slot into place was the dress – another easy decision. I had looked at loads of dresses online and discounted them all for being ‘too weddingy,’ and I had seen the Eden in Jenny Packham adverts but thought we’d never be able to afford it. I looked online for once-worns, trawled vintage shops and websites and looked into dressmakers before eventually arranging to go and try it on in the Jenny Packham store in London. I was really nervous to try it in case I fell in love with it, which of course I did, but as soon as I put it on I felt relaxed, comfortable and confident – this was the one. Thankfully, my mum offered to help with the cost, and I was sold!


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Then came the wedding stationery. We really wanted something handmade and unique to us, nothing too formal, so we decided to do it ourselves and incorporate aspects of the venue into the design. I hand drew a template with the Singing Theatre, peacocks, deck chairs and lantern crooks, and added a tandem bicycle as we are both keen cyclists, before pencilling in the text. There were a few Photoshop evolutions as ‘save the dates’ became invitations, and then programmes and seating plans, all printed at home on the same laid white card from Paperchase.


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From the outset, we had said that the things we wanted most for our wedding were good food and good music, so choosing a band was crucial. We had danced the night away to the Dollars at our friends’ wedding and knew that their repertoire was exactly what we had in mind, so found them on Alive Network. It was a really useful way of looking for a band as we could sort available bands by price, listen to demos and read reviews, but after finding loads of available bands we decided to stick with the Dollars as we’d seen how good they were.


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The flowers were done by Rustic Rose florists, near Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire. Katy was really helpful and ordered in lots of flowers for us to look at and discuss. I love peonies and really wanted them in the bouquets, but also to incorporate some roses for the romance and some other more ‘English country garden’ flowers. We settled on fragrant freesias and delicate astrantia with some grey-green eucalyptus leaves. When the ‘Cezanne’ roses we’d chosen came in a few days before the wedding looking much too orange, Katy got in touch straight away and emailed photos of alternatives, and we decided on ‘Sweet Avalanche’ instead, which I think actually looked much better than our first choice would have! For the tables, we decided to name each after a different herb and to have a potted plant in the centre surrounded by vintage inkwells containing freesia and astrantia. Rustic Rose provided half of the inkwells, while we sourced the rest from eBay. In the end, we forgot to label the herbs so guests had to have a little bit of culinary knowledge in order to find their seat!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t get caught up in the details and forget the bigger picture: you’re getting married and that’s far more important than ‘the perfect wedding’! Don’t bankrupt yourselves or stress too much about this one day, nobody will know if you’ve forgotten something or not done something you wanted to – they’re there to celebrate with you not to judge. And remember to enjoy the day; it flies past!


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Wedding Music:
Background: Debussy
Bride’s Processional: “Clair de Lune,” Debussy
Newlyweds’ Recessional: “She’s a Rainbow,” Rolling Stones
First Dance: “You Do Something To Me,” Paul Weller

Wedding Location: Salisbury, UK / Wedding Photographer: Lisa & Scott of Lisa Dawn Photography / Wedding Venue: Larmer Tree Gardens / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Eden” / Wedding Shoes: Rachel Simpson “Tilly” via Luella’s Boudoir / Bride’s Hair Accessory: Jenny Packham “Acacia” / Bride’s Earrings: Glitzy Secrets “Deco Dream” / Makeup: Laura and Natalie of Bridal Treats / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monika Kunat / Groom’s Suit: The Kooples / Wedding Flowers: Katy of Rustic Rose / Wedding Cake: Waitrose / Wedding Music: The Dollars / Invitations: made by bride / Transportation: Premier Carriages

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Art Deco Inspired Shoot

Wedding Design

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There’s really something to be said for the timelessness of the 1920s-era style, isn’t there? This shoot sent over to us from Michelle March designed by Peplum Events + Design, exhibits a sophisticated Art Deco aesthetic with a supremely stylish bride and groom, a Deco-inspired cake, and graphic paper goods with nostalgic decor touches here and there.

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Wedding Photographer: Michelle March / Event Stylist: Peplum Events + Design / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Hair Accessory: LIxCreations / Hair: Beth Aamodt, In Style Hair / Makeup: Lynet Martinez / Cake: Sweet Lola’s / Location: Orlando, FL

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This vintage glam wedding captured by Jennifer Sosa for Daniel Krieger is a phenomenal practice in Old Hollywood chic. Nearly all the decor was sourced by the bride, who co-owns the antique shop Beekman Lane in New Jersey. Bride Lori and her new husband Hans incorporated aspects of the 1920s for a warmly unforgettable wedding day.


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From the bride, Lori: Hans and I both met while working in the antiques industry in Manhattan. We wanted to combine our love for antiques and bygone eras and our love for each other. We knew we wanted to incorporate actual antiques in our day, and a venue that was authentic and warm. We decided upon the 1920s because the decade had an over-the-top elegance and romance.


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The moment you walk into the theatre you are transported to another time. The theatre has such rich golds and maroons, that we wanted to keep the colors of the flowers and tables in a creamy off-white mixed with golds and metallics. We wanted the silverware to be gold, and we chose an amber waterglass to warm the table. All the antique brass/silver and copper vessels for the centerpieces were sourced by me and my business partner at my interior decoration studio and antiques shop, Beekman Lane.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice would be to make sure you take your time to chose the right vendors for you and your style. I took a long time to find the right caterer because good food was important to us, as well as presentation. Jonathan at David Ellis understood our vision and used his talent to execute a flawless menu and presentation- we are still still receiving compliments constantly on the food and the talent of our band, Carte Blanche. We had gone through many vendors who tried to persuade us to do what they wanted rather than listening to what we were looking for. All of the vendors we chose in the end were great about listening to what we wanted and our vision and used their talent and knowledge to execute what we were looking for, which resulted in the wedding of our dreams.


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Morning Has Broken,” Cat Stevens
Recessional: “Whiter Shade of Pale,” Procol Harum
First Dance: “You Belong to Me,” Patsy Cline
Father/Daughter: “What a Wonderful World”
Mother/son: “La Vie En Rose,” Edith Piaf
Cake Cutting: “Fly Me to the Moon”

Wedding Vendors (Jersey City, NJ):

Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Parish / Reception Venue: Loew’s Theatre / Wedding Photographer: Jennifer Sosa for Daniel Krieger / Wedding Design and Decor: Beekman Lane / Wedding Flowers: Antheia Floral Design / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet, “Fern” / Wedding Veil: Melissa Sweet / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles “I Do” / Bride’s Hair: Michelle of Savvy Studio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Coleman’s Tuxedos / Wedding Musicians: Carte Blanche / Wedding Caterer: David Ellis Events / Wedding Cake: Jennifer of The Hudson Cakery / Wedding Invitations: Andrea of Laughing Owl Press / Cake topper: JolieEnRose on Etsy

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Salt Lake City Garden Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This Salt Lake City from Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple Photography fuses the best of both worlds: an outdoor garden ceremony with an ultra elegant indoor reception. We love their guests wore they favorite 20s inspired frocks, complete with some seriously amazing headpieces the ladies made at Laura’s bachelorette party. Wait until you see Laura’s stunning bouquet, complete with amaranth and loose twigs!


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From the bride, Laura: We wanted a sophisticated feel in a nonfussy, earthy style… warm and inviting but still luxurious. Our color scheme for the ceremony was white + all shades of green… the reception was held in a very nice old house so no decor was necessary! DIY elements included wedding programs and our wedding favors.


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Laura and Alister: Wedding Submission

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Laura and Alister: Wedding Submission

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Simplify and narrow down your DIY elements early on, focusing in on what you know you will enjoy doing. The week before the wedding is crazy no matter how much you try to do ahead of time, so plan and recruit help to make sure everything gets done with minimal stress.


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Laura and Alister: Wedding Submission

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From the photographer, Lindsey of Green Apple Photography: Laura and Alister had their ceremony up in the Wasatch Mountains, at the Groom’s cabin and then their reception at a historic home in Salt Lake City. A couple of things I really loved about this wedding were the amazing hats everyone wore to the Ceremony. Laura and Alister invited everyone to wear their best hat attire, and part of her bachelorette party was making some of these gorgeous creations. Their reception was at an historic home, and so many of their guests also dressed up in their best 1920’s style. It was so fun to see everyone show up. Laura’s sister-in-law owns a winery, and created a custom wine especially for Laura and Alister’s wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding, full of style, personality and love.


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Laura and Alister: Wedding Submission


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel, “Canon in D”
Recessional: Vivaldi, “4 Seasons (Spring)”
First Dance: Ohia, “Farewell Transmission (shortened version)”

Wedding Vendors (Salt Lake City, Utah):

Wedding Ceremony: Laura and Alister’s Cabin, Big Cottonwood Canyon / Wedding Reception: McCune Mansion / Wedding Photographer: Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple Photography / Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell / Bride’s Veil: Veiled Beauty / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Bride’s Hair: Emily Goulie of Lunatic Fringe / Groom’s Suit: Armani / Rings: Jesse Danger / Wedding Flowers: Modern Display / Wedding Caterer: The Blended Table / Key Lime Custards: Cafe Niche / Wine: Buccella / Photobooth: Utah Photobooth / Wedding Invitations: The Write Touch (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Woodsy Port Townsend Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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The vintage flair in this Washington wedding captured by Seattle photographer Yvonne Wong is nothing short of killer. From cardboard cutouts of retro ladies to hats aplenty for the gents, no detail was overlooked for these nuptials. And how about that woodsy ceremony setting also designed by Matthew Parker Events?


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From the bride, Anne: We wanted to do a modern twist on the Prohibition era and then stage the whole thing in the woods. The trees and ferns on our land were our first inspiration, and then we realized that there is a rich rum-running history in the Northwest. It all worked perfectly together. We used lots of color, lace, wood, and ferns. Then Matthew Parker took our ideas, brought them to life, and incorporated all these other elements of who we are that made the day so special!


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Sean is Dutch so we automatically had to use a lot of orange, then we just kept adding color! Dusty purple, persimmon, fern green, and light turquoise. We also used a lot of wood elements and tried to highlight the beauty of the northwest. Sean and I built the archway and aisle from a recycled garage door and old picket fence that we found at Waste Not Want Not in Port Townsend.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? We did two things that I would recommend to everyone: 1) We had fun! We spent as much time as possible dreaming and imagining together and this helped us create an event that was truly about us and our love for each other. 2) We only hired vendors that we really liked. We had a great team of flexible, supportive, friendly, and excited people. Everyone was great to work with and that made all the difference.


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We had 230 people and decided that with so many people we wanted to prioritize just the things that would really make it memorable. We chose a couple elements to really splurge on and then kept it simple for everything else. For example, we wanted great food so we went as all out as we could there, but then played it simple and just served beer, wine, and a few premixed cocktails at the bar.


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Wedding Vendors (Port Townsend, WA):

Reception Venue: Clam Cannery / Wedding Photographer: Yvonne Wong / Event Designer: Matthew Parker Events / Day-of Coordination: Karle Coppenrath of Weddings by Design / Wedding Flowers: Denise of Petals / Wedding Dress: Tara Keely, “2950” / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles / Bride’s Necklace: Express / Bride’s Earrings: Nordstrom / Bride’s Rings: Studio 311 / Hair and Makeup: Glynne Davies / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Hat: Goorin Bros. Hat Company / Groomsmen’s Outfits: Macy’s / Groomsmen’s Hats: The Mad Hatter / Wedding Music: The Tune Stranglers / Wedding Caterer: Arran Stark of Cultivated Palette / Wedding Cake: Artisan Cake Guild / Wedding Invitations: Lucky Luxe / Information Cards: Anna Skates / Postcard RSVPs: Oh So Suite / Officiant: Kent Buttars of A Heavenly Ceremony / Tables, Chairs, and Dishware Rentals: R&R Party Rentals / Glassware Rentals: AA Rentals

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Connecticut Farm Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Yep, this wedding is as close to perfect as it gets. A rustic barn ceremony meets a swinging 1920s reception complete with a band outfitted in Prohibition-era garb is enough to make me spend the day swooning over these photos sent by Dennis of Binaryflips Photography! Get ready to fall in love with Rick and Darren:


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From the photographer, Denis: We can’t express how much we love this wedding. Old farm house location, dash of vintage theme and details, and a band that perfectly fits the ambiance complete their story. Rick and Darren had waited forever for this day to come and it was our pleasure to be part of it.


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Wedding Vendors (Salisbury, CT):

Ceremony Venue: Lion Rock Farm / Reception Venue: Ragamont House / Wedding Photographer: Binaryflips Photography / Design and Planning: Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs / Live Band: Carte Blanche Vintage Wedding Flowers: Candi’s Floral Creations / Lighting: Correlation Productions / Rentals: Taylor Rental Party Plus

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Vintage State Park Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Nothing like a scrumptious vintage 1920s lace gown to get us all giddy of excitement. Fawn and Brian’s wedding, aside from throwing one amazing party, had lots of vintage and handmade touches that made us ooh and ah at every image. Vintage fabric prints, sweet little handmade birds and lawn games are just a few of the things that made us fall in love with this Pacific Palisades wedding from Sweet Monday Photography. Check out the invitations with the couple’s two precious kitties and an illustration of the bride’s wedding dress, all in the gallery waiting for you!

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From the bride, Fawn: Hi there Ruffled readers! I have to tell you as I was planning my wedding I was reading this gorgeous blog religiously, constantly being inspired by all the ways brides were able to make their days deeply personal and special for their guests. Brian and I knew we wanted a simple wedding that stayed true to our values and honored who we were as a couple. We incorporated a lot of vintage including my dress from the 1920’s, floral tablecloths, and tons of homemade crafty goodies. One of my favorite projects was the chalkboard table numbers with felt love-birds on top. The other project I loved was screen printing our own totes to give to guests with lyrics from one of our favorite songs, “Today was a good day” (Ice Cube). It was super fun and romantic.

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If I had to give advice to a bride I would say two things. First, work only with people who put a smile on your face. If anyone makes you nervous or is not so nice DON’T book them! I would like to send a shout out to Amy Harmon at M Café and April & Lindsey of Sweet Monday Photography! These ladies helped to make our day so smooth and carefree. I can’t thank them enough. Second, invest in memories! Splurge on a killer photographer and get someone to video your event. My mom went out and purchased a video camera (and my step father trained himself how to use it) for the day. Being able to watch ourselves exchange our vows was such a precious gift! I didn’t cry at the ceremony but balled watching it later!

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We were super lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family on our special day. My dear friend Amy single handedly made all the floral arrangements and used glass food jars we saved up for a year. Another good friend became ordained to marry us. We did not have to hire a wedding planner as our good friend Lauren happened to be amazing at organizing. At the end of the day Brian and I were beyond touched to have so many good friends participate and that really made the day just so much more special.
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Sweet Monday Photography. Check out the invitations with the couple’s two precious kitties and an illustration of the bride’s wedding dress, all in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer: Fawn & Brian not only adore all things vintage but they are super duper crafty and they put together an amazingly gorgeous, sweet and intimate wedding on a Sunday afternoon in one of the local Los Angeles area state parks. Bicycle rides en masse are very popular, especially on the east side of LA and Fawn & Brian happened to be riding next to each other one night & they’ve been inseparable ever since. For their wedding they spent months & months scouring Etsy, eBay and various other online outlets and local antique stores for the different elements of their wedding. Fawn’s dress was vintage from the 20s and she had a slip made by the woman who makes the costumes for the TV show “Pan Am.” They collected vintage table cloths & quilts, all of the bridesmaids dresses were vintage, Fawn made fabric buntings, chalkboard table numbers, felt birds (the fabric on the birds wings matched the fabric buttons on the escort cards), yarn wreaths, and she & Brian even took a screenprinting class when they had their tote bag party favors printed. They designed their own Save the Date and RSVP cards and had them printed by a local LA printer. And perhaps our personal favorite element was their custom invitation designed by Le French Circus which shows the two of them on their wedding day with their bicycles and their two kitties sitting in a tree. The quilts were laid out on the ground with various board & lawn games. Other than us, the only other “pro” vendor was a local vegan restaurant and otherwise all of the flowers, music, video, etc. that went into creating the mood of the day was provided by their talented & generous friends and family. The parasols and the escort card numbers were donated by a friend that had been married recently. So not only was the day adorably vintage but it was also incredibly eco-friendly!

Wedding vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: Temescal Gateway Park (Deer Meadow) / Photographer: Sweet Monday Photography / Wedding dress: Vintage / Bride’s slip: Revamp Vintage / Bridesmaids Dresses: Vintage from Shareens, Etsy and a flea market / Groom’s attire: J Crew suit, H&M shirt, Top Shop for Men tie, Barneys Co-Op shoes / Invitation Designer: Le French Circus / Printer for Invitations & RSVP cards: Indie Printing / Screenprinter for tote bag party favor & Save the Dates: Grow Your Own Media / Caterer: M Café

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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1920s Midnight in Paris Shoot

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If you haven’t seen the movie Midnight in Paris yet…well, let’s just say you must add it to your queue asap. The plot is just not amazing, but it is infused with oodles of inspiration that could be very easily translated onto a gorgeous vintage wedding. The New Orleans ladies of Magnolia Pair created a wedding shoot that did just that, impeccably. Joining talents with stationer Paper Moss, event stylist Tying the Knot, and with unbelievable flowers by Bee’s Wedding and Events, amongst a slew of other great vendors, these images are sure to bring you back to a time that never was.

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From Magnolia Pair: After seeing Midnight in Paris, we couldn’t get it out of our minds to recreate a 1920s style shoot. That, combined with our love for New Orleans (and Holly’s new hometown!) became our inspiration for these images. We wanted to portray an intimate and romantic feel that carries you back into what it may have been like in Paris or New Orleans in the 20s…from the color palette and the gown to the sazerac (a cocktail created in New Orleans) and bonbons. The work of several vendors made the vision a reality and we couldn’t have done it without all of them.

Be sure to watch the video by Jackson Fager:

Wedding Vendors who collaborated (New Orleans, LA):

Venue: The Bombay Club / Photography and Co-Design: Magnolia Pair / Video: Jackson Fager / Coordination and Co-Design: Elyse with Tying the Knot / Florist: Eric with Bee’s Wedding and Events / Invitations and Paper Products: Emily with Paper Moss / Vintage Stamps: Swoon Paper Co. / Candles: Lisa with Luminious Events / Bridal Gown and Blushel: Wedding Belles / Gown Designer: Amy Kuschel Poppy Gown / Make Up: Brittney with Make Me Up! / Hair: Adrian Billot / Brass Band: L.A. Spice / Rolls Royce: Big Easy Limousines / Jewelry: Jezebel’s / Cake: Haydel’s / Truffles: Sucre / Pralines: Mimi’s Pralines

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Jazz Age + Classic Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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By now you probably already seen Kate Moss’ wedding photos, right? We don’t typically post celebrity weddings, but we couldn’t help but drool over her wedding. After seeing a few famous weddings this year, we noticed a few things in common amongst them. They typically share vintage-inspired elements that are key to a timeless wedding that could be flawlessly incorporated in budget-friendly weddings. Kate and Jamie’s wedding was particularly inspired by the 1920s Jazz Age, and we love how fresh it looks. You don’t need to go over your budget to have a classic wedding, either. Observe:

Kate Moss’ 1920s-inspired gown was desgined by Galliano, but you can find similar styles for less at places like Dillards and Nordstrom. Here‘s one for under $500!!

1. For those getting married in a house of worship such as a temple or chapel, why not take a few portraits in front of it? Below are some weddings we featured with the most adorable portraits in front of their ceremony venues.

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Charming church in this wedding in England
Gorgeous portraits in front of the LDS Temple in this Salt Lake City wedding
Sweet Oregon wedding in a chapel.

2. White on white color palette. How could you ever go wrong with white? Whether it’s a winter wonderland or summer wedding (like Kate’s wedding), this color looks sharp year round. It’s such an easy color to find rentals, beautiful china and in-season flowers too.


3. Flowers instead of a cake topper. Since your florist (or yourself if you’re buying flowers in bulk) will be using the same flowers for the tables and your bouquets, why not ask her/him to decorate the cake? You can use leftover flowers if you’re DIY your own floral arrangements. White cake calls for buttercream icing, which is as delicious as it is budget-friendly!

4. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses. We’ve been long time fans of the mismatched look, but we also love that your bridesmaids have the freedom to choose a dress that they can wear again (if they don’t already have it in their closets). Kate Moss’ matrons of honor all wore their own stylish frocks.


5. Now that you saved using the tips above, why not splurge on an amazing photographer and pamper your guests? Jamie and Kate’s photographer was iconic fashion photographer Mario Testino, and they hired classic cars to transport their guests from the church to reception. Save wherever you can, and splurge on what matters to you and your fiance the most!

All photos by Mario Testino from Vogue

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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1920s Flapper Bachelorette Party

Fashion & Beauty

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If the idea of drinking speakeasy style cocktails, dancing the Charleston, and feeling glamorous in sassy flapper outfits sounds like the perfect party plan for you, then you’re in for a treat. The lovely ladies from Belathée Photography sent over the perfectly glamorous girls night out party, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I immediately thought of how fabulous a roaring twenties bachelorette party would be. Their dear friend Nadia recently co-launched Mice at Play, a Brooklyn based activity group for busy city women. Every few weeks they organize fun fêtes and photoshoots for women appropriately called playdates, each with a distinct vintage era. You just need to worry about finding the perfect vintage outfit! For this 1920s soiree, they found a brownstone in Harlem that used to belong to Josephine Baker, setting the perfect mood for the party. They also projected the movie The It Girl with Clara Bow against window sheers, which could be watched from both inside and outside the house. Thanks Nadia and Belathee for sharing!

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Dainty Indie English Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Our next affair comes from an adorable couple across the pond. They were sent to us from the oh-so-talented photographer, Rosie Parsons. The bride and groom celebrated with family and friends in a doily and lace clad TEE PEE in the yard of the groom’s uncle. How romantic is that? This wedding and all the dainty details makes my heart go pitter patter.

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From the bride. It’s very weird – but I didn’t actually think about a certain theme – or feel, I just wanted something very individual to Jon and I. I knew I wanted something pretty, relaxed, happy – and not too stiff or contrived – but for it to have a bit of personality!

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There was no set theme or colour, it was very organic. I bought the bridesmaid dresses early on and that kind of set a tone for the colours, which were pale neutral pastels. I kept all of the decoration in the teepees to white, as I knew my flowers were going to be the main colours inside.

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bride and groom in front of VWI hand made the pom poms, hand stamped the order of service, and bought all decorations and decorated everything myself.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Start collecting decoration bits and pieces early on, so that you have lots of nice things to choose from, and don’t have to worry about going out and getting it all at the last minute. Check out wedding blogs for inspiration – also fashion magazines, such as Jalouse and Japanese Vogue.

Wedding Vendors (London, England):

Ceremony and reception location: Groom’s uncle’s house / Florist: Scarlet & Violet, family / Photographer: Rosie Parsons / Wedding Dress and Headpiece: Delphine Manivet / Bride’s shoes: Margiela / Makeup: bride / Hair: bride’s friend / Bridesmaid Dresses: Smallable, Mango / Bridesmaid shoes: Camilla Skovgaard / Groom’s suit: Raf Simons / DJ: Stick It On / Caterer: bride’s friend Janie Fraser / Wedding Cake and Dessert: Laduree / Wedding invitations: Groom / Videographer: friend / Transportation: Devon Cool Campers

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Whimsical Colorado Wedding

Real Weddings, Whimsical Weddings

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Brace yourself because this wedding shot by Erik Clausen of Poser Image will knock your socks off. This is a gigantic feature, so I am going to let the bride, Abbey, take the stage:

From the bride, Abbey: Dan decided early on in the planning process that top hats were high on his list of “must haves.” A nod to his British heritage, this started the ball rolling. Having both grown up in theater (with mothers who are both costumers) we knew that drama (and DIY) would play a big part. More than aesthetics, however, we knew we wanted a wedding that was a uniquely “us” and so we set out to incorporate meaning into every detail so nothing was included unless it spoke to our lives, our families and our love.

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We rented a 1936 white touring coach from The Ambassador’s Rolls. The coach, which seated 14, was originally designed and used for touring national parks like Zion and Yosemite. My dad’s side of the family was heavily involved in the founding of national parks in the southwest, so we felt that this was an appropriate choice.

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Your wedding style? Whimsical, theatrical, traditional (with a twist).

I could not commit to a tight color palette, so I opted instead to keep most of our details black and white allowing our flowers to be a total explosion of color.

Almost everything about our wedding was DIY, from the 10 page booklet style invitations to the website designed with help from my new brother-in-law (http://www.abbeyanddan.com/) to the clay mustaches in our photobooth that we set up with crepe paper streamers, lighting kit, tripod and remote shutter release. We used the same remote shutter release to take our own engagement pictures in DC and had so much fun with it, we knew our guests would too.

We folded cootie catchers, designed and printed signs, made programs that doubled as fans and attractive mustaches and spent a year collecting the vintage globes, books, scrabble tiles, bells (to ring for a kiss), snow globes (from places we’d visited), sugars and creamers and random treasures that decorated the tables. We made arrangements out of wholesale flowers, created a dozen different guest books and assembled photos of every member of our extended family on their wedding day. Even my shoes were a DIY achievement, but more on that to come.

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Dan and I both grew up in Colorado, so deciding to host the wedding extravaganza in Denver was a no-brainer.

We were married in Our Lady of Loretto Chapel on the campus of Colorado Heights University (which most Denver-ites remeber as Loretto Heights). The church celebrates its 100th birthday this year. The art history geek in me loved the catholic church trappings, carved canopy over the altar, statues of Mary and Jesus and plenty of stained glass. The non-traditionalist in me loved that there was no resident congregation, and so we were free to choose the readings, music and officiant we wanted.

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Our dear friend and Boulder Fire Chief, Andrew Moschetti was ordained for the occasion and did us the honor of officiating. Friends gave readings that ranged from Madeline L’Engle to dinosaur stories.

We chose Mile High Station for our reception because we loved the industrial feel that was so reminiscent of our old warehouse loft that we lived in in Denver before moving to DC. From the polished concrete floors to the incredible chandeliers, the space is fantastic and requires no additional decoration.

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We designed, printed and assembled our 10-page booklet-style wedding invitations ourselves. The labels on the front were from Envelopper, Inc. The paper including linen cover stock, velvet interior stock and vellum were all from The Paper Mill Store. The kraft paper outer and RSVP envelopes were from Paper Presentation, and the booklets were bound with black and white twine from Divine Twine.

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My dress was custom-made for me by my college costume design professor, and incredibly talented friend, Ted Stark. It was exactly the ruffled-cream confection of my dreams and was all the more special in that it was made just for me.

My mom made my birdcage veil decorated with an antique rhinestone necklace from her mom.

My shoes were a near disaster – and one of my favorite DIY moments. After deliberating for weeks over which pair of shoes to buy (but knowing I wanted blue) I selected a white dye-able pair and brought them to the cobbler so I could choose the perfect hue. Just days before the wedding I received a nervous call; the shoes were somewhat tie-dyed, blotchy and runny, not at all what I had hoped for. My two teenage cousins and junior bridesmaids swung into action with a trip to the craft store, a handful of blue fabric markers and hundreds of clear crystals. Everyone took a shift at the kitchen counter affixing sparkles and the final product was made with so much love, they surpassed anything I could have purchased. They may have dyed my feet blue, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Another very talented friend, Jessica, coiffed my hair along with most of the bridal party’s. I did my makeup myself.

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Our moms entered to Simple Gifts; The bridal party to Trumpet Voluntary, and I walked down the aisle to the classic Bridal Chorus all played on the 100-year-old pipe organ.

As soon as we were pronounced husband and wife, a 20 person choir made up of musical friends from across the country erupted in Can’t Help Falling in Love of Elvis fame from the church’s balcony.

Dan and I danced to Ben Fold’s The Luckiest performed by on of our multi-talented groomsmen, Jordan Kenning and we twirled around the floor with my dad and his mom to La Vie en Rose – which it certainly was.

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The bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnière for groom, groomsmen, ring bearer and dads, and corsages for our moms and grandmas were made by Megan at Happy Canyon Flowers. She did a fabulous job of incorporating all of my different ideas. My bouquet included favorite flowers for the women on my mom’s side of the family. The groomsmen wore craspedia, the dad’s; bachelor buttons and Dan; an incredible fuchsia dahlia. Our mom & grandma’s wrist corsages included vintage 50’s pins that said “Mom” and “Grandma” and our ring-bearer’s boutonnière, a lego man; his favorite.

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The groom and groomsmen all wore full morning suits (in keeping with our British styling). Dan’s was purchased and tailored just for him while the rest of the guys rented from Men’s Warehouse. We bought the vests online separately to avoid the shiny backless options at Men’s Warehouse and get something a little more authentic. Each groomsmen wore a different black and white cravat and a set of Chicago U token cuff-links – a gift from Dan to commemorate his bachelor weekend there. Dan finished his look with a purple cravat and grey and purple argyle socks. Our littlest bridal party member, ring-bearer Brandon opted for black Converse instead of dress shoes. The hats that set the whole party in motion were also ordered online.

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Catering by Design worked with me to create the family style feast we envisioned. A traditional British meat and potatoes meal featured roast beef and mashed potatoes with spicy mustard and basil mayo with plenty of roasted veggies on the side. Appetizers during cocktail hour focused on our different backgrounds with mini rellenos representing my southwestern roots.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings? Have fun, enjoy the ride, take time to incorporate meaning and let your personalities shine through and find meaningful ways to incorporate your family and friends into building your big day.

My favorite memories of the wedding were of the week before with all of my family huddled around the table, sculpting mustaches, bedazzling shoes and arranging flowers. By the time we got to the reception, they had as much ownership of the event as I did! It was their party too, and I loved that.

Check out Abbey and Dan’s DIY paper goods bonanza on Abbey’s Flickr!

Wedding Vendors (Denver, Colorado):

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Loretto Chapel on the campus of Colorado Heights University / Reception Venue: Mile High Station / Photographer: Erik Clausen of Poser Image / Wedding Dress: custom made by a friend / Birdcage veil: handmade by the bride’s mom / Table arrangements: DIY, flowers from Fifty Flowers / Bouquets and Bouts: Happy Canyon Flowers / DJ: 8trac M.E / Caterer: Catering by Design / Wedding Cake: Das Meyer Pastry Chalet / Wedding Cake Topper: Melabo on Etsy / DIY Invitation resources: Envelopper Inc, The Paper Mill, Paper Presentation, Divine Twine / Transportation: The Ambassador’s Rolls

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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1920s Inspired Wedding II

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

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If you are looking for a gorgeous, strikingly chic vintage wedding, then today is your day. Earlier we showed you part I of Victoria and Graeme’s 1920s inspired wedding, and now we’re back to show you the reception and their portraits. Oh my, their portraits… Big thanks to Simon Fazackarley for sharing their wedding with us! When I didn’t think this wedding could be any more amazing, Victoria tells me they walked down the aisle to David Bowie’s Heroes. Shut. the. door.

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From the bride: We were going for a vintage summer picnic, very relaxed and informal with plenty of champagne and cocktails with home made elderflower cordial! It was very DIY, I made most of the decorations myself (with a little help from Graeme and other friends and family). There was no particular colour theme, though I tried to stick to more muted pastel colours.

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We ignored tradition and combined the wedding cake and dessert into one. And instead of spending a fortune on a shop made wedding cake I asked all our friends to bring along a cake or dessert to contribute to the cake buffet. My sister in law stayed up the night before making hundreds of profiteroles and I spent the day before my wedding baking (it was surprisingly relaxing) I ended up making three cakes – courgette, elderflower and strawberry shortcake.

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Advice from the bride: Don’t worry about flouting tradition and doing things the way you want. We didn’t have a traditional wedding cake cutting. We walked down the aisle as man and wife to David Bowie’s Heroes. We wrote our own kooky vows and we spent our first night as man and wife in a tent. Just have fun, enjoy yourselves and take everyone else along for the ride! The day will go so quickly, so make sure you sit back and take it all in once in a while.

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Wedding Vendors (Sussex, UK):

Ceremony and reception location: Laughton Barn / Florist: DIY flowers, purchased from a supermarket / Photographer: Simon Fazackarley / Wedding Dress: Sarah Arnett / Hair Accessories: Etsy seller Romancingthebling / Jewelry: Bride’s grandmother’s and mother’s / Shoes: Dune / Feather shrug: Principles / Groom’s suit: Gresham Blake / DJ: a friend of the couple / Caterer: Circa Events / Dessert bar: potluck by friends and family / Wedding invitations: created by groom, a designer

1920s Inspired Wedding

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When Victoria, the bride, sent over her engagement session and told me about her wedding plans, I immediately jumped at the chance to share her story and images. If you were smitten by the teaser I posted yesterday as much I was, be ready to ooh and ah over her wedding. Their sweet ceremony is only part one of Victoria and Graeme’s feature and a glimpse of their insanely beautiful vintage wedding in Sussex, UK. The perfectly sweet images are by Simon Fazackarley, who was kind to share them with us today.

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From the bride: It was Graeme’s idea initially, he suggested we get married at the Charleston farmhouse in Sussex (home of Virginia Wolfe’s sister) and the whole idea of a vintage 1920s theme came from there. When we found out Charleston was unavailable we decided to just go ahead with the original theme anyway. We both love that era and we wanted an excuse to go vintage!

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When we first went to see the venue, the sun was setting over the South Downs and gleaming off the ponds. A group of geese were grazing at the other end of the field – we couldn’t have found a nicer venue. Another couple had dropped out of the first weekend in August, freeing up the 7th for our wedding. It seemed like fate!

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My dress was by a local, Brighton based designer called Sarah Arnett. She was having an end of line, closing down sale for her ready to wear collection and I dragged Graeme along to go take a look (I’ll admit it, I was scared of going alone because of all those ladies you hear about – grabbing and ripping clothes out of each others hands). I saw the dress! Another woman was just returning it after trying it on and I pounced on it, it was worth it. I grabbed myself a ridiculous bargain – £100 reduced from £1700.

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Check back soon for part two. Victoria will be back to share more details about their insanely beautiful day!

Wedding Vendors (Sussex, UK):

Ceremony and reception location: Laughton Barn / Florist: DIY flowers, purchased from a supermarket / Photographer: Simon Fazackarley / Wedding Dress: Sarah Arnett / Hair Accessories: Etsy seller Romancingthebling / Jewelry: Bride’s grandmother’s and mother’s / Shoes: Dune / Feather shrug: Principles / Groom’s suit: Gresham Blake / DJ: a friend of the couple / Caterer: Circa Events / Dessert bar: potluck by friends and family / Wedding invitations: created by groom, a designer

Roaring 1920s Wedding Suite

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Megan from MaeMae Paperie recently sent over this beautiful 1920s inspired wedding suite and just had to gush over how fabulous the entire design is. The colors are just right and the logo of the couple on many of the pieces is so sweet. I’m especially loving that Save-the-Date card, the illustration reminds me of poichoir stenciling typical from the 1920s.

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Check out more images from this vintage wedding suite on her blog today!

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Angie + Ryan’s 1920s Bridals

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This gorgeous 20’s inspired shoot by Rebekah Westover Photography is extra special, because the gorgeous model is her sister! Ryan‘s looking dapper too. Angie is wearing their grandmother’s wedding dress from 1929. Her fur stole and flapper headband are also antique, and her hair and makeup are to die for. Big thanks to Rebekah for sharing your work with us again!

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1920s 30s twenties thirties wedding shoot hairdo makeup ideas Utah Rebekah Westover
1920s 30s twenties thirties wedding shoot hairdo makeup ideas Utah Rebekah Westover
1920s 30s twenties thirties wedding shoot hairdo makeup ideas Utah Rebekah Westover

Rebekah Westover is based in Utah but is available for travel worldwide. Hair styled by Josh Parkin and makeup by Amber Pearson. Click here to see more images from this session!

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Vicky + Adam’s 1920’s Teaparty Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

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This wedding was sent me by the talented Rosie Parsons (check out her blog for more fun weddings like this one). Vicky, the bride, own a vintage china teacup hire business and she used them beautifully throughout the reception. I loved the idea of dainty little teacups with flowers in them. Kat first posted this one, but thanks Rosie for sending me some exclusive shots from this wedding!

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