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Vintage Details

Weddings are all about the details from the lighting to the place cards; the music selection to the appetizers. But sometimes the details can become fragmented when you’re trying to pull together so many different elements into one very short day. One way to avoid a big, disjointed wedding day is to stick with a specific theme and colors that all help add to the day instead of leaving guests wondering what kind of a wedding they had just been to…

These days, all things vintage seem to be on the forefront of high fashion and lifestyle choices with everything from clothes to homes to weddings. So today it’s all about the vintage details! We’re not talking an entire vintage reception (we aren’t suggesting a complete throwback), instead you can give your wedding the vintage feel by adding some simple (and some very budget friendly, do-it-yourself) accessories. Like what? It’s all about the little things when we talk details, so just a few suggestions in pictures… starting with some fun vintage save-the-dates and invitations, your engagement ring (yes that will be “at” the wedding too!), using old books as centerpieces and old suitcases for guests to drop off their gift envelopes or even to store your vintage place cards, or how about leaving your guests with these adorable macaroon favors in a very vintage “vase”… still not convinced? Trust me, you will be once you add these little details to the big day and tie all of your wedding decisions and decor together!

 

 

 

Credits:  Not on the High Street, Ring O BlogCardinal Bridal, Tabitha & Sachi from Illuminate PhotographyJ’adore les Macarons, Demi Couture Fashion Blog, Perfect Wedding GuideThe Yellow Buttercup, Butter Toast BoutiqueRevel Blog

The Industrialist

What exactly is an industrial wedding? Well, the industrial revolution may be long gone but industrialism is still around; that is, in places you don’t exactly look when planning a wedding… like manufacturing, coal and steel…

Well lucky for the creative brides out there, an industrial vibe for your wedding can make it a very special and fun day even without all the dainty things we normally think of when we think weddings. Accentuating colors like greys, blacks and browns gives the industrial feel and picking the right “shaped” items (like these pleated dresses… I am obsessed with the one below from BHLDN) can help set the mood… I am practically dying over the reception decor below.. the hanging lantern lights and chandeliers dangling from a warehouse ceiling couldn’t be more perfect, and touches like grey chairs, and a sleek grey program add to the overall feel. Since everything can’t be grey, black bridesmaids dresses (like this one from Badgley Mischka) add a sharper color contrast and one of my favorite picks for this theme is the favors!  I always get excited over amazing favor ideas and these are up there with my favorites… cookie mix in a jar! The colors are perfect for this type of mood but the actual favor is so fun for guests to enjoy and remember your unique wedding!!

 

Credits: Flickr, Pleated Fantasy Gown by BHLDN, Alibaba, Good Job Creative, Abby Ross WeddingsBadgley Mischka courtesy of Brides, The Brides Cafe

The Rustic-Elegant Wedding Celebration

To me, rustic elegance is almost like an oxymoron. When I think rustic I think outdoors, rugged, and earthy. And when I think elegance I think glamour, ballrooms, and anything but the outside! But when put together in terms of wedding decor, rustic elegance can bring a classy feel to an outdoor celebration by using the right accessories…

So today we’re aiming to recreate the magical reception below… the finished product. It looks daunting, the blending of such different ideas… the wood beams, chandeliers, beautiful chairs and pewter detailing but it is shockingly easy to put together! There are some amazing steals all over the internet for savvy budget shoppers… today I “stopped by” One Kings Lane, an amazing home decor website, perfect for finding wedding accessories like the trays and beaded chandelier below! Pair that with fun heels that scream rustic elegance (I love these Jimmy Choo’s) and a simple, pale bridesmaids dress (this one is Cynthia Rowley)… The final touch is this incredible vintage pewter vase which (paired with a few similar styles) can serve as a lovely backdrop like the ones at this reception sitting on the mantel (below)…

So if you’re torn between the outdoors and a fancy ballroom reception… rustic elegance should seem not only easy to recreate for your own wedding but also budget friendly if you’re scouring for the right (price-friendly) pieces!

Credits: Thayer Allyson Gowdy, One Kings Lane, Jimmy Choo (Saks Fifth Avenue)WMF Maiden Vase, Ballyhoo Design on One Kings Lane