Retro Summer time Wedding Inspiration

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This retro styled shoot was inspired by the nostalgia for summer nights. A slightly subdued color palette of pinks, aquas and reds are used in just about everything. From the beautiful flowers by Petals by the Shore to the blue ombre wedding cake, this shoot has the perfect retro vibe with a slight modern twist that we totally love!

If you love summer time and want some more inspiration from this retro summer time wedding inspiration, then view the full gallery here, captured by Audra Wrisley Photography.

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Retro Vibe

With Lori Nansi’s makeup and hair, and florals by Kelly Shore, we crafted a shoot featuring tones of subdued reds, pastel aquas and pinks. Highlighting a retro vibe with a modern twist, the model’s pastel pink hair and adorable A-line Vera Wang dress fit in perfectly with the vintage amusement park.

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bridal bouquet by Petals by the Shore @weddingchicks

It’s all about location!

Glen Echo was the perfect backdrop, as it happens to be the oldest amusement park in the US. It was in operation through the 1960s as such, and it retains so much of that faded vintage vibe and retro rides, signs and little treasures hidden throughout the grounds. 

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retro wedding details

Beauty: Le Mariee
Cakes & Catering: Colleen McMackin

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink, red, yellow
Styles: engagement, modern, outdoor, retro, summer, vintage

Romantic Barn Wedding

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Our next wedding starts off in a quaint chapel ceremony, and then moves onto a rustic barn reception filled with fun details. From an oh so delicious bacon bar to an adorable pink ruffle ombre cake, it’s all “aww” inspiring for any bride to be.

Looking for more of this romantic barn wedding? Well look no further and view the full gallery here. Captured by Hudson Photo Arts.

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pink and white wedding bouquet by Petal Place Florist @weddingchicks

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Charming Venues

The wedding took place in a charming, incredibly tiny church, Mother of Sorrows. We loved the intimacy of this location. The reception would follow at Conrad Botzum Farmstead, an incredibly lovely barn from 1898 located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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Thoughtful Details

It was important to add personal touches throughout the venue so I made sure to add family pictures of parents and grandparent weddings, my own centerpieces, a cake bunting, card box, welcome sign, hand-painted table numbers and so much more.

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A little goes a long way

I loved the inside of the barn from the moment I saw it and knew it would not take much decor to make it even more beautiful. Centerpieces of flowers in mason jars, lanterns, soft pink linens, burlap napkins, and a string of mason jar lights would be all this space needed.

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pink ombre wedding cake by  Rudy Strudel @weddingchicks

romantic barn wedding

Photographers: Hudson Photo Arts
Wedding Films: Imagen Photography
Flowers: Petal Place Florist
Cake: Rudy Strudel
Jewelry: Marlen Jeweler
Belt: Sarah Seven
Venues & Officiants: Conrad Botzum Farmstead & Mother of Sorrows
Catering: Totally Cooked
Ties: OTAA
Bride Dress: The Gown Shop

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blush, cream, ivory, peach, pink
Styles: barn, outdoor, pink, rustic, vintage

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

With the Fall 2015 collection the Justin Alexander designers continue to incorporate their creative designs and artistic vision into elegant, sophisticated and glamorous wedding dresses for stylish brides with the introduction of the new bridal collections from Justin Alexander, Signature, Lillian West, Sincerity and Sweetheart.

Justin Alexander Collection

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

The Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Collection features vintage-inspired wedding dresses in rich fabrications and elaborate handcrafted beading. Elegant Charmeuse, classic Venice lace, posh laser cut satin, soft tulle, and exquisite embroidered lace graces the voluminous ball gowns and dramatic fit and flares. All lace wedding dresses feature breathtaking necklines accented with plunging back necklines, intricate beading and sophisticated styling to create a timeless wedding day look. Each design is crafted to make every bride feel confident, sophisticated and glamorous. See more dresses from this collection when you click here.

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

Signature Collection

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

The Justin Alexander Signature Fall 2015 Collection features sleek and modern wedding dresses with exquisite attention to detail. The collection’s distinct metallic lace and rich silks create a variety of gowns in a warm neutral color palette. Art Deco inspired beaded patterns are combined with old world craftsmanship that evoke memories of the glamorous 1930’s era. Architectural necklines and structural skirts are combined to create truly show stopping silhouettes. The collection showcases powerful illusion necklines and dramatic backs paired with opulent beading to create luxurious gowns for a fashion forward bride with fastidious taste. See more dresses from this collection when you click here.

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

Lillian West Collection

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

The Lillian West Fall 2015 Collection is full of dreamy, romantic, and ultra feminine wedding dresses. The gowns evoke a whimsical air due to the impeccable designs in light fabrications such as soft tulle, lovely lace and smooth charmeuse perfectly paired with delicate beading and ethereal illusion necklines. From effortless A-lines, celestial fit and flares, flowy ball gowns and easy to wear slip dresses, the Lillian West designs are ideal for the bride who is looking for the perfect blend of romance and elegance with a laid-back approach. See more dresses from this collection when you click here.

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

Sincerity Collection

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

The Sincerity Bridal Fall 2015 Collection is defined by graceful romance and beautiful details combined to create gowns fit for a princess. The new traditional wedding dresses feature gorgeous charmeuse, intricate embroidered lace, figure flattering satin, and classic Chantilly lace. Brides-to-be will delight in A-line, ball gown, and fit and flare silhouettes that are complemented by corset, illusion, and backless details. Each design is created to let brides have their own fairytale moment. See more dresses from this collection when you click here.

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

Sweetheart Collection

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

The Sweetheart Fall 2015 Collection showcases flirty, fun, and above all lovable wedding gowns. The sweet and beautiful gowns are constructed in tulle, delightful charmeuse, pretty lace and alluring brocade fabrics featuring adorable beading. Each design is crafted to make every bride feel sweet and flirty. See more dresses from this collection when you click here.

Justin Alexander Fall 2015 Bridal Collections @weddingchicks

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