Liz + Josh's 50's-licious Vintage Wedding
Loving this fifties-licious wedding! Shot by the fantastic duo Carina and Amanda from Love Me Do. Lots of great vintage finds on eBay, like their mailbox card holder, adorable cake topper and amber cake stands, it will get your spirits for vintage hunting going!
From the bride, Liz:
While we were dating, I introduced Josh to my favorite old black and white movies- with Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, etc- and he’s quick to admit that our many nights on the couch with popcorn fostered his love for classic films. When it came to our wedding, it seemed only natural to shoot for a very city, very old Hollywood feel. I’m sure you know that with a limited budget, that’s next to impossible! So, we kept it simple with a dessert and champagne reception at the church, and tried for that vintage vibe with some live jazz and antique touches. Knowing our financial limits and time constraints (6 month engagement!) really helped us zero in on what we could feasibly accomplish, and focus on doing that the best we could (instead of wasting time, energy and money on trying to do the impossible).
We incorporated a few vintage touches – like the cake topper, old mailbox, amber glass cake stands, and 1940’s engagement ring ads (all from ebay!). Handmade pieces included the cake and cathedral length veil (thanks, Mom!), silk bouquets with personalized cameos, and (another nod to days-gone-by) our guestbook of old family wedding photos.
“Our song” is Sparks, by Coldplay, so we finished the day with a sparkler-lit exit. A little sign by the vases of sparklers had the lyrics, “I saw sparks.” I slipped into a vintage ivory minidress (ebay again!) and birdcage veil, and we raced out to our getaway car, a 1940 Chevy Super Deluxe. In the end, our wedding didn’t feel kitschy or themed. Just sort of classic and personal, like it reflected our taste for bygone eras.
Birdcage Veil: One Little Dove on Etsy
oh my gosh! love the cake, clutch and luggage. pretty wedding!xx
I am in LOVE with the bride’s little blue overnight bag. So Cute!
Love the a la Bogart white dinner jacet. Stunning images and thanks for sharing this inspiration
I love these pics so much!! Wish I would of had a vintage wedding!
Such a cute wedding. You can really tell the couple went out of their way to personalize their wedding. Love, love her suitcase.
Uuuuh great man!!!!Such a cute wedding..Everything is decorated very beautifully..
Where did you get that awesome clutch and those cameos??? Please tell!!
I must have that cake topper.
And those mini cupcakes look seriously delicious.
thanks, girls! this post made my day!
megan, the cameos were on ebay, which also has a lot of similar clutches. (though mine was a lucky find! a girl was selling it on a street corner in philly for $5!)
I love all the accessories and decorations. My favorite touch is the vintage car.
I love it. I am going late fifties look with my stuff as well. Are those hankies the guest favors? That is a great idea…and I love that you changed into that mini-dress to leave. Marvelous.
Oh WOW! This is how I picture our wedding will be. Mr B is sporting a white jacket, we have a vintage cake topper and we are having a desert reception. Crazy similar!
TOTALLY LOVE IT
Gorgeous! I LOVE the fifties inspiration-what an amazing wedding and so well photographed. Sweet!
I love the hatbox!!
Liz, you are totally famous all over the blogosphere! Love all the pictures and of course you loved fabulous and happy!
Love your wedding! Truly vintage and fabulous! What designer is your wedding dress!!! I am looking for something exactly like it!!!
Tiffany- it’s Alvina Valenta. I had the tailor make it a bit tighter (more mermaid), and add the sweetheart neckline.
Love the way they incorporated the accents- the mailbox card holder, suitcase and brooch.
Loe this wedding! where did you find the mailbox?