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1960s Inspired Mod Shoot

Wedding Design

The 1960s had so much to offer the world, from messages of peace and love to shortened hemlines. One of our favorite 1960s moments was the “mod” movement, which brought forward tailored suits, the popularity of jazz and R&B music, and bright colors aplenty. Tuan H. Bui Photographer, Naturally Yours Events, and Fab Flora put together this styled shoot with the mod aesthetic in mind, and we’re wild about the result.

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From the event stylist, Naturally Yours Events: This shoot is inspired by the 1960s style of entertaining with small canapés and bright colors. We used vibrant orange and yellow in the flowers with accents of green in the foliage. The flowers were featured in a grouping of white modern vases, each with their own unique shape. Our florist, Fab Flora, made sure to use seasonal flowers by working with orange winter berries, yellow dahlias, and white anemones.

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To complement these textured blooms, we used a layering effect with different pieces on the table. White linen was accented with a geometrical patterned runner, porcelain white plates sat atop textured wooden chargers, while green and blue glassware added in some color next to the mix-match of wooden and acrylic candle holders. One of my favorite elements in the shoot is the vintage mirror place cards and handmade table number. The venue, Firehouse Chicago, provide the perfect backdrop with white subway tiles and dark wooden doors. Because it was an old firehouse they even had lightly used furniture from the 1960’s in the basement, ready for our use. We incorporated the mod furniture into our craft cocktail lounge where FIG Catering whipped up some colorful old-fashioned drinks fit for entertaining.

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mod wedding ideas - photo by Tuan H Bui Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/1960s-inspired-mod-shoot/

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colorful centerpieces - photo by Tuan H Bui Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/1960s-inspired-mod-shoot/

They didn’t stop there — FIG Catering took classic 1960s canapés, like egg salad and pigs in a blanket, and presented them on vintage platters from Nimble Well. Their sweets table featured delicious small bites of grandma’s classic sweets like, pineapple upside down cake and lemon meringue. We added more of a mix-match layered look with different textured platters in wood, porcelain, and acrylic. The cake from Elysia Root Cakes, featured a square shape, smooth texture, with a pop of color and pattern. The pattern seen on the cake was incorporated throughout our stationery elements designed by Spilled Ink Press. That same pattern was carried over with the sweets table backdrop where we repurposed embroidery rounds painted royal blue and chicken wire as an architectural piece to hang floral elements from.

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The whole shoot was perfectly brought together by Tuan H. Bui’s photographs. He capture the drama and excitement of the 1960’s style of entertaining and of our stylish models. Our bride wore a true 1960’s beaded dress with white gloves. Her makeup and hair, done by Debra Petrielli, captured the times perfectly. Our groom drew his inspiration from the Beatles with the skinny a pant and bright blue suite coat. His look was perfectly finished with a yellow patterned tie.

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Shoot Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer: Tuan H. Bui Photographer / Event Planner: Naturally Yours Events / Florist: Fab Flora / Venue: Firehouse Chicago / Wedding Dress: Powdervtg / Hair and Makeup: Debra Petrielli / Savory Canapés, Sweets, and Cocktails: FIG Catering / Wedding Cake: Elysia Root Cakes / Table Rentals: Tablescapes / Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen / Tabletop Rentals: Nimble Well / Stationery: Spilled Ink Press / Models: Jena Nixon of Gold Noise DJs and Neil Cummins

Mod Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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Izzy Hudgins

We’re closing out our week-long celebration of Valentine’s Day with a bodacious styled shoot from a solid dream team of talent: Nicole Rene Events, Izzy Hudgins Photography, and French Knot Studios, who wanted to bring a funky spin to one of our favorite holidays. Bringing a touch of Pop Art was the perfect way to achieve this, and the ladies were inspired by some of the brightest of bright hues in candy-colored nail polish.

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From the stylist, Nicole: For this shoot, I knew I wanted to do something modern, funky, bright, and a little hipster. Izzy of Izzy Hudgins Photography and Audrey of French Knot Studios were perfect to collaborate with to capture this vision. Red, pink and white are so predicable for Valentine palettes, instead, our colors were inspired by a collection of candy colored nail polish. Not wanting to leave Valentine’s completely out of the project, we hinted at the “love”ly holiday with motifs of hearts, arrows and XOs throughout the detailing.


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I really wanted an installation of some sort for the ceremony backdrop, and we came up with the idea of a curtain made up of hundreds of geometric forms, each with a facet of gold glitter. To show off the bright pop colors and modern elements, we needed a white space with great architecture. Savannah’s modern art museum, The Jepson Center has just what we were looking for; the lobby is clad in white limestone with a glass ceiling soaring thirty feet in the air. The sweeping staircase and lofty sky bridge all added to the visual impact. Ghost chairs are my favorite for their modern lines and lack of visual clutter, they were a must have. Local furniture company, 24 e. had these geometric ghost chairs, which were just perfect, and our scene was set.


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Finding a wedding dress with hot pink at the bottom was also at the top of our “must have” list, but proved difficult to source. Instead of borrowing a dress from a boutique, Audrey scored a fabulous thrift store find, and with clever alterations and hot pink petticoats designed the ideal gown for our shoot. To play off our white environment, color was essential in all the details. From the florals to the baked treats to the handmade table linens, color is everywhere. For the invitations and paper goods, we looked to Miss Pickles Press. Her contemporary sensibilities and love of glitter fit right in with our happy, sparkly setting.


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Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Event Planning and Styling: Nicole Rene Events / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Decor, Styling, and Handmade Details: French Knot Studios / Flowers: Madame Chrysanthemum / Shoot Venue: Jepson Center / Wedding Dress: Humane Society Thrift Store / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Copper Penny / Hair: Loren Laney of Femme Fatale / Makeup: Jessica Mock of Dollface by Jules / Wedding Cake: Tier Luxury Cakes / Macarons: Maison de Macarons / Rentals: In Any Event / Furniture: 24e / Paper Goods: Miss Pickles Press / Letterpress Cards: Macon York

Mod Palm Springs Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Forgive the pun, but this Palm Springs wedding blows all others out of the water. In fact, it was so wonderful the couple made a two-day celebration of it, complete with — wait for it — synchronized swimmers. Also, this couple has some of the cutest darn wedding favors we’ve ever seen. Each guest received a pre-stamped envelope to encourage him or her to send a letter to a loved one. Adorable, no? We owe endless thanks to our very own Blue Label member Souder Photography for sharing and to Sitting in a Tree for designing such fabulous fête!

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Instead of the traditional day after brunch that some couples choose to host for out of town guests, Kristen and Don had a food truck serving burgers!
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Wedding vendors (Palm Springs, CA):

Wedding venue: The Parker Palm Springs / Wedding photographer: Souder Photography / Wedding coordination, flowers, and paper goods: Sitting in a Tree / Wedding music: Michael Tiernan of Tiernan Tunes / Wedding catering: The Parker Palm Springs / Wedding hair: Jose Neira / Makeup: Naraja Lockart / Day-after catering: Patty Wagon / Synchronized swimmers: Aqualillies

Souder Photography is a member of Blue Label.

Jeline + CJ’s Fun Wisconsin Wedding

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I jumped out of my chair when I saw Kodi of Adam LeSage Photography email with images from Jeline’s wedding. Jeline, the stylish bride, wore a charming tea length wedding dress and yellow suede ankle boots that matched the yellow bridesmaid dresses they purchased at Modcloth. Jeline found her wedding dress at, drumroll please, David’s Bridal. Isn’t it a gem? CJ, the stylish groom, wore a slim fit white suit to contrast with the black suits the groomsmen wore. More from their sweet yellow and white wedding below:

From Kodi:

We’re really excited to share this wedding with you, the Jilane (the bride) has such great style and the couple worked hard to keep the wedding affordable yet beautiful. It was a fun day that resulted in some great images. Both the ceremony and reception were held at Heritage Hill State Park, the ceremony at 11:30AM and the reception immediately following. The centerpieces at each table were birch logs tied with ribbon with pies made by a family friend of the bride on top of them, and guests were assigned to tables based on the kind of pie which they then ate for dessert. After the meal everyone participated in swing dancing lead by friends of the couple. Jilane is also a photographer and gave us complete creative freedom to get the images that she wanted.

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Wedding Vendors (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Heritage Hill State Park / Photography: Adam LeSage Photography / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bridesmaid Dress: Modcloth

More images coming up soon!

Callie + Jay’s 1960s Woodland Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

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I love when brides submit their own weddings! Callie emailed me last week sharing a bit of her vintage wedding, with a 60s inspired “woodland” theme and a vintage dress to drool over. A vintage wedding dress worn by Twiggy? Yes, please! Let’s dive in to this super mod wedding fete.

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1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
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From the bride, Callie:
We got married last November, in a cozy historic lodge in Berkeley, California. We fell in love with the lodge the moment we walked in. With wood floors, vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and located in the middle of the secluded Berkeley Hills, part of the East Bay National Park District, we new it would be ideal for our 1960’s woodland themed wedding. And it was indeed super cozy and intimate. We had about 75 of our closest friends and family attend an extremely short ceremony lasting just over five minutes and officiated by my husband’s favorite cousin followed by a vegetarian supper paired with delicious wines from my hometown of Santa Ynez, CA (made famous by the film Sideways), backed by 1960’s folk and rock soundtrack (think Neil Young, Love, and the Zombies) spun by my two girlfriends who I used to DJ with back in my early 20’s. We walked down the aisle to 13 by Big Star and walked away to La la la love you by the Pixies.

Her story is so good, I didn’t have the hear to edit shorter. It’s that worth it! Read more

Wedding Menu Template

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I have to admit I have a slight obsession with Ikea. Wedding bells and whistles instantly rang, quite literally, when I saw this new frame. The Ikea Tolsby frame costs 99 cents and is double sided, which makes for the perfect table number and menu stand. Carolynn from Two Brunettes designed a floral patterned border for you to type in your wedding menu or table numbers, or both if you would like. Made to fit Tolsby frames, just type in your menu or numbers (on Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, …), print and cut. The template is available in both .jpg and .pdf.

Wedding Table Number template and Menu frame
Wedding Table Number template and Menu frame

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Currently loving: Yellow Pom Flowers

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Billy balls, that is. It took me forever to find out these name of these adorable little flowers, but I can’t remember the last time I was so obsessed over a certain type of flower since succulents (who am I kidding, I still am). Now onto some serious eye candy overload!

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Billy balls in a vintage bottle shot by Meredith Perdue
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Yellow pom bout and bouquet shot by Jill Thomas
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This mod yellow centerpiece was created by Kelly Oshiro from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic and photographed by Halberg Photographers
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Red bouquet and pom boutonniere shot by You Look Nice Today Photography
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Billy Ball centerpieces shot by James Carson
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Yellow boutonniere shot by Leo Patrone
Yellow Pom Flower Bridesmaid Bouquets
Bridesmaid bouquets shot by Stephanie Williams
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Shot by You Look Nice Today Photography. Paul and Terra’s wedding was also featured on the blog a few months ago (click here for more)

Christine + Charles’s Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

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I had the chance to meet Christine, Charles and Abdi from 3 Photographers at the B-list meet up event and see their work. After a few minutes Christine told me she was a bride herself this past October and I could just picture a vintage modern wedding as we talked about vintage gowns. Her wedding was photographed by the another member of 3 Photographers, Abdi.

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