Entries in vintage (3)

Thursday
04Feb2010

An Intimate Wedding with Vintage Touches.

We love an intimate family focused affair.  When thinking about their dream day, this adorable couple, Nick and Ashley, decided to keep the guest list small.  As the bride herself told us, "We ended up having 52 guests. We only invited immediate family and very few close friends. We wanted only those we felt closest to, sharing in our special day. It also allowed us to have a wedding at a more elaborate location."  She is right.  By keeping the number of guests at a minimum, they were able to book the luxurious location they had both fallen in love with, the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel.

{Scott Robert Photography}

They kept the event personal by adding sweet individual touches such as "framed black and white photos of the married wedding guests who attended the wedding, scattered throughout the tables during the reception." 

This couple loves to scour vintage stores, flea markets, and furniture stores.  During one such shopping trip, the bride scored when she found the 1940s vintage cake topper pictured above.

{Scott Robert Photography}

For a bride who owns her own clothing boutique, her wedding was sure to include some fashion influences.  They used a coffee table book, "Vera Wang on Weddings" that the bride was gifted at her bridal shower, as their guestbook.  The couple told us that "the book is filled with black and white images and we used a silver metallic pen for guests to write messages. We still go through it and read what wise advice or messages our guests left us."  The bride wore a Jenny Lee dress.  It had a pink lining, which gave the dress a blush color.  Ashley tells us that she's still in love with her dress.

Continuing with their intimate family affair, the bridal party consisted of Ashley’s two sisters, and two “new” sisters, while the groom’s party included his brother, his father, and a couple close friends.

{Scott Robert Photography}

Their invitation, designed by Hello Lucky, gave a nod to their daytime nuptials, but also reflected the overall feeling of formality and elegance.

We heart you two.  Thanks for sharing your special day with us. xoxo. 

See more of the wedding here.

Wednesday
20Jan2010

When an artist gets married II...

On Monday we shared with you the beautiful invitation suite designed by San Diego artist Kelli Murray for her own nuptials. We are so excited to share the rest of this charming wedding with you today.  Kelli & Sam were married in November in an El Cajon, CA backyard and filled their day with lots of creativity, a vintage palette and tons of handcrafted elements.  She started with this inspiration board and the end result was fabulous...

The lovely bride and her adorable groom, as photographed by Acres of Hope Photography...

Love, love, love these bridesmaids dresses from Anthropologie.  The tone of them is just neutral enough to stick with Kelli's vision while also providing a blank canvas for each girl to express some individuality with accessories.  Kelli worked with her cousin to design something different for each of her friends (see what she created here, on her blog).  

 

Not only are these two crazy cute, they are also super talented.  The self portrait bookmarks (above) were taken from a recent painting Kelli did and she added one to each of the programs.  She created mini "book" versions of programs for her guests with special notes about her parents and each one of their attendants.  We love the aged look of the pages and how she created a keepsake for her by doing this.  It's something above and beyond the normal programs that would normally just get tossed.

Adoring the way the photobooth fabric coordinates perfectly with the background in her invites and creates a retro feel. Kelli hand painted the masks herself and collected glasses, mustaches, gilded frames and fur coats for her guests to play with and snap polaroids of themselves.   

 

How happy do these two look spinning on the dance floor? 

When was the last time you saw an old fashion exit like this where the bride and groom didn't close down the party?  We love the sparklers, and more than that, we heart her getaway dress that we've both coveted for some time by Sarah Seven on Etsy.  

Be sure to check out more of these two lovebirds on film at Tulle & Feathers today.  Super 8's and a super cute wedding video, too!  

Images {Acres of Hope Photography}

Wednesday
06Jan2010

Flea Market Found.

The streets and flea markets of Paris and Buenos Aires are ideal inspiration for a free-spirited bride. Vintage mirrors, Moroccan lanterns, and mismatched china create a strong backdrop for a totally personalized day. Hang that old chandelier in the trees, done your grandmother's dress, hunt through the local thrift store, and  pretend you brought it all back from Argentina.  

kissing couple {Corbin Gurkin}, Temperley dress, lanterns, lace dress, flowers, chandelier {Belathee Photography}, save the date, accordian player {AJ Williams} , china, dress and mantilla, vintage postage, ring, wedding