Vintage Glamour Wedding Fashions From BHLDN

vintage glam wedding ideas

As we all know, vintage weddings are here to stay. They come in many eras from the roaring 20s to classic shabby chic vintage, and now from BHLDN vintage glamor old Hollywood style. They have created a collection that will channel your inner screen siren. Like get a little inspiration from the above the vintage glamorous wedding dress! See more here.

There’s something about California. Its mix of glamour and ease. Its incomparable views. A fondness for big, once in a lifetime love stories. It’s these qualities that have inspired West Coast wanderlust for decades and that inspired BHLDN to spend “A Day in the Sun” shooting our Spring II collection at one of the most beautiful and glamorous locations in the Golden State. Built in the 1920’s, the Villa Sophia was once home to James Whale, director of cult-films like Frankenstein and Remember Last Night? With its lush gardens, poolside greenery and spectacular views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline, the Villa echoes the Old Hollywood feel of our Spring II collection.

It provides the perfect backdrop for model Alejandra Alonso to play, lounge and pose in our stunning new gowns and wedding accessories with a handsome beau by her side. Alejandra was the ideal model for this shoot as she perfectly captures the grace, sophistication, confidence and femininity that was characteristic of the leading ladies of the 1950’s and 60’s. From Marilyn Monroe to Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren, the elegance of such icons radiates from her bright smile and overall effortless beauty.

Shot by photographer Signe Vilstrup, the resulting imagery features 8 new wedding gowns that steal the show with extra fine lace, intricate beading and unique back details. Eye-catching embroidery and floral embellishments also add to the romanticism and overall sophistication of the assortment. Enhancing the glamorous nature of the shoot are delicate wedding headpieces, glistening bridal jewelry, and breathtaking cover ups that are perfect for taking any gown from day to night.

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In honor of the new vintage glamour collection from BHLDN, we have collaborated and create a Pinterest board filled to the brim with all things Old Hollywood. See more here.

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Purple Wedding Ideas

Purple really brings a feeling of elegance and beauty. This rich color can be paired with almost any color to make the perfect wedding color palette.

We are loving how our next bride combined this regal color with soft hues of pinks and greens at her relaxed Pennsylvanian garden wedding. Photographed by one of our favorites, Pat Furey Photography. There are more lovely purple wedding ideas in the full wedding gallery for you to peruse.

From The Bride Jocelyn:

Our shutter door escort card holder was actually our florist’s idea, they provided the shutter and placed small votives with flowers around our escort cards. It worked really well with our venue because of the vintage/country feel of the garden where our cocktail hour took place. For our favors, I bought small kraft boxes and stuffed them with moss and 2 daffodil bulbs, then stamped with a custom stamp we had made reading “love blooms” and our monogram. We thought it was a cute idea for our late summer/fall wedding so guests can plant them before winter and have something to remember our wedding by.  I collected vintage photos of our parents and granparents and framed them to display on our guest book table. Our guest book was actually an address box I found on Etsy that was created in our colors.

Photographer: Pat Furey Photography
Event Design & Florals: Dawn Clark, A Garden Party Floral Creations
Venue: Appleford Estate, Villanova, PA
Makeup: Cheekadee, Philadelphia, PA
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Cupcakes: Iced by Betsy
Dress: Romona Keveza
Caterer :Sage Catering (Berwyn, PA)
Hair : Mckenzie Hughes

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Tin Can Floral Arrangements

Tin can floral arrangements are incredibly charming, but also add that extra vintage touch to your wedding decor. If  you cannot find those perfect vintage-tin-cans, another option is to paint everyday vegetable or coffee cans or make covers for the containers. We just so happen to have a diy wedding project that covers this very topic.

After you have figured out your can situation, place simple yet striking florals like the anemones you see in this styled shoot. Use a little moss or floral foam and voila, you have an instant wedding centerpiece. Annabella Charles and Haute Horticulture are the masters behind these stunning tin can floral arrangements. To see more of this shoot click here.

Photographer: Annabella Charles
Floral Design: Haute Horticulture

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Brenham, Texas Wedding

Ryan Price Photography shared this Sweet Do-It-Yourself Brenham, Texas Wedding. Cale and Jessie are students and on a budget, so DIY and simplicity was their goal. Their wedding reception was held at the Giddings Stone Mansion. Jessie wanted a clean vintage look with a little hint of earthiness. She used white and floral fabrics and accented with twine and burlap.  Most of the decorations were either vintage finds at garage sales or handmade projects. Be sure to see more of this Brenham, Texas Wedding in the full-wedding gallery and read more diy tips from the bride.

Photography: Ryan Price Photography

Venue: Giddings Stone Mansion, Brenham, TX
Cake/Desserts: Cake Junkie
Caterer: Homes Haven Catering
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Floral Design: Nita’s Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Andrew Fezza

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: vintage

Vintage Wedding Ideas

Vintage Wedding Ideas

Sarah Ainsworth’s  shared with us some incredibly lovely vintage wedding ideas that can easily used for a wedding or a bridal session.

Sarah wanted to showcase how beautiful a vintage styled bridal session could be and to inspire brides to create something unique, yet elegant and timeless. Sarah said the shoot couldn’t have happened without all the amazing vendors braving the blazing Texas heat and making it all happen within a few short hours right before sunset. There are so many more photographs to view in they full gallery. See them here.

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Photographer: Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Props & Design: Laurel White Design & Sunday Hatch
Makeup and Hair: Your Beautiful Face Co
Cake/Desserts: Sugar Blossom Treats
Dress Designer: Long dress – Jim Hjelm, Short dress – Forever 21
Floral Design: Amber O’Neil
Jewelry: Kendra Scott (except pearl necklace with brooch and rings)
Veil or Hair Accessories: Leah Nygren – Your Beautiful Face Co
Sweets sign: Darenda Leffel
Stump cake stands: Sunday Hatch at Etsy

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Colors: blue
Styles: vintage

Old Fashion Wedding Ideas

Harwell Photography just shared with us this recent shoot he did for Atlanta Weddings. Overflowing with old fashion weddings ideas and trinkets from the past, including this to-die-for long sleeve lace wedding gown that would look oh so fabulous on you.

Another steal worthy idea is the table decor. It not only has a chic old fashion look and feel, but you could easily do this yourself. We love anything that is easily replicated of course with the right florals and accessories. To see more old fashion wedding ideas be sure to visit the full wedding gallery.

Harwell Photography is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about Harwell Photography click here. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photography: Harwell Photography
Styling: Ginny Branch-Stelling
Flowers: Amy Osaba
Venue: Vine Wood Events
Shoot Done For: Atlanta Weddings Magazine

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Colors: green, white
Styles: vintage

Glamorous Wedding With Vintage Key Wedding Favors

Aaron Shintaku shared with us this Glamorous Wedding with Vintage Key Wedding Favors. It was held at the Ambassador Mansions and Gardens in Pasadena, CA, the backdrop for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Everything is so incredibly elegant and of course there is so much more to see in the full wedding gallery.

From the bride:
My husband Kyle and I are very much into European Architecture and design and beauty that it entails. We absolutely loved our venue since it felt as if we brought a little bit of elegant old romantic Europe to us both inside the villa and outside in the garden. Of course as a somewhat girly girl I had to find a way to add a piece of my obsession for chandeliers. We hope that our guests felt the same as well.

Photographer: Aaron Shintaku
Furniture rental: Found Vintage Rentals

Event Design: The bride
Venue: Ambassador Mansions and Gardens
Floral Design: Fleur De Lis Florist by Robert Luna
Makeup: Lauren Chavez at Glow By Lauren
Hair: Jayne Tongco
Cake/Desserts: The Confectionist by Linda Geffeney
Caterer: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Day of Coordinator: Sylvia Noland
DJ: Devin Christopher from Nightlife Entertainment
Dress Designer: Jenny Lee Bridal
Jewelry: Jenny Lee Bridal
Lighting: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Officiant: Roy Totten (Calvary Chapel)
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Stationery: Bella Figura
Veil or Hair Accessories: Jenny Lee Bridal

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Southern Vintage Arizona DIY Wedding

Before we dive into this warm and inviting DIY wedding from Marianne Wilson Photography,  you must understand that it took an entire year for the couple to create their dream day. They both were hands-on spending a ton of time in antique stores looking for that perfect something to create an eclectic yet budget friendly wedding.

One amazing idea was the do-it-yourself band. They  gathered some of their most talented musician friends to create a super band. The bride goes into full detail and explains so much more here. Of course, there are so many more photos that you have to see in the full wedding gallery.

The bride’s bouquet is quite lovely. A lotus flower pod with bright yellow billy balls. Definitely one to keep for the inspiration board.

They wanted to keep our guests as refreshed as possible, but at the same time give them a little something extra. So the couple shipped in some original Coca-Cola from south of the border and let them sit on ice. Now that is what we call cool.

Photographer: Marianne Wilson and Joe Sanada of Marianne Wilson Photography
Venue: Venue at the Grove
Caterer: AZInspirations Catering
Dress Designer: La Sposa
Floral Design: Flowers ordered from and arranged by Bride and Groom
Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole
Officiant: Grooms Father – Dr. Roberto Montenegro
Shoe Designer: Gianni Bini

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Colors: brown, yellow
Styles: vintage

Super 8 Vintage Fun

You are going to love this film captured by { First Kiss Films }. The music they used in film is just as dreamy as the film itself. Held at charming Fort Edmonton Park surrounded by historical buildings of times gone by, the happy couple said “I do” in a tiny, century-old church in front of 40 of their closest friends and family members.

It seemed as though an entire town shut down to celebrate Tamara & Len’s wedding day. The couple chose to let their personalities shine though a carefully planned wedding focusing on family, friends, amazing food, along with some vintage fun. Their affinity for playing card games inspired them to treat their guests to a surprise 1920’s themed casino night.

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Cinematography & Photography: { First Kiss Films }
Venue: Fort Edmonton Park
Makeup: Krystal Manchip
Hair:Lacie at Electric Lemon
Caterer: Selkirk Hotel
Dress Designer: Dress of a lifetime
Floral Design: Grower Direct
Groom’s Attire: Seigel

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Spicy Southwest Vintage From Almond Leaf Studios

Combining treasured beauties of Arizona dessert life and precious vintage heirlooms, a beautiful new blend of gorgeous is born. We call it Spicy Southwest Vintage, where the beauty of the Arizona’s desert vibe is joined with the soft vintage glam.

A collaboration from Some Like It Classic and Almond Leaf Studios, this Spicy Southwest Vintage inspiration shoot will surely give you a few ideas for your up and coming soirée. There are many more caliente details to see in the full wedding gallery. Be sure to check all of them out.

Photographer: Elizabeth  Marx of Almond Leaf Studios

Event Design: Some Like It Classic
Makeup and Hair: Victoria Michelle & Alfredo
Hair: Arden Red Door Salon
Floral Design: Your Event Florist
Stationery: Kimberly McDowell, The Event Essentials
Dress: Taylor Morgan Design

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Colors: pink
Styles: vintage

Butter Cream Yellow Wedding Gown

Remember last week when we asked if you if you would wear a colored wedding gown? Well…our next bride decided to wear a non traditional color and we think she looks stunning. Butter cream yellow never looked so dreamy.

We would still love to hear the color of your wedding gown, white, ivory or perfect pink? Do share. Be sure to see more of this Denver wedding by clicking here.  Captured by Brumley & Wells.

Photographer: Brumley & Wells
Cake & Floral Design: Whole Foods
Caterer: Noodles and Company
Venue: Denver City Park

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: vintage

Citrus Wedding Ideas From Lyndsey Hamilton Events

Lyndsey Hamilton Events and Randi Marie Photography teamed up to create a citrus styled shoot at an estate in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Of course, it is all about putting your own twist on your special day – but it is always nice to see a little inspiration to get you moving in the right direction.

We are just loving all the vibrant florals and the pops of color. It makes for such a happy and loving vibe. See more citrus wedding ideas in the full gallery.

Vanilla Bake Shop is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors along with Found Rentals. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings.

Photographer: Randi Marie Photography
Event Design: Robin Smith with Lyndsey Hamilton Events
Cake/Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop
Rentals: Found Rentals
Floral Design: Lilla Bello
Stationery: Beacon Lane
Treats: Three Point One Four Pies
Guest Book: Bella Puzzles of Portland, Oregon
Mantilla Veil: Honey Comb Veils

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Colors: orange
Styles: vintage

Antique 1920’s Wedding Gown And A Wedding

Hadley found this vintage 1920’s wedding dress years ago before she even planned on getting married. When they day finally came, she still chose to wear it at her Tennessee wedding. Every detail was hand-crafted by her mother. A true labor love. There are so many more lime green wedding details to see in the full wedding gallery from Ashley Hoskins.

Photographer: Ashley Hoskins
Event Design: The Bride’s Mom, Betty Green
Venue: The Lily Barn
Makeup & Hair: Lisa Potts, Vickie Williams Salon, Memphis, TN
Hair: Lisa Potts
Cake/Desserts: Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop
Caterer: The Lily Barn
Dress Designer: vintage 1920’s
Groom’s Attire: M. Dumas & Sons, Charleston, SC
Jewelry: Grandmother’s necklace and Mother’s earrings
Officiant: Rev. Stephen Musick
Shoe Designer: Antonio Melani

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Country Vintage Pastel Wedding by Jenny Haas Photography

The rolling farm country of central Ohio was the perfect backdrop for this homemade-inspired wedding. There was a warmness to the entire event. Linen suits with suspenders and mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses brought a casual atmosphere to the day’s happenings.

You will definitely want to take note of the detail packed reception, with textures of vintage quilts, wood accents, and dramatic arrangements of peonies and a seriously cute pastel desert table. We love everything about this country-vintage wedding by Jenny Haas Photography. There are so many more details to see in the full wedding gallery that you will not want to miss.

Photographer: Jenny Haas
Venue & Caterer: The Simon Kenton Inn
Cakes: The Cakery
Cinematography: Will Haas, Cameron Braun
Dress Designer: Mori Lee
Floral Design: The Flowerman
Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic
Jewelry: Wear It Out Jewelz
Shoe Designer: All Black
DJ: Greg Smith
Officiant: Dwight Robertson

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Colors: gray, pink
Styles: vintage

Sexy Grandma Vintage Style Wedding

We have never heard a wedding described as “sexy grandma” but that is exactly how Leslie, our next bride, describes her wedding. You can see this in the lace overlay on the dinner tables, the patchwork quilts on top of the hay-bales and even the lace on her dress.

She wanted to create a rustic look and feel without crossing over to “crafty.” Leslie goes on in much more detail about her farm wedding in our full wedding gallery that was captured perfectly by Sweet Tea Photography.

Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography

Venue: Rockland Farms
Hair & Makeup: Kelli Fink
Caterer: High Point Catering
Cinematography: Dolce Studio Films
Groom’s Attire: Jos A Banks
Wedding Gown: Kleinfelds Bridal by Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaid Gowns: BHLDN
Garter Designer: RoseBudLips on Etsy
Ceremony Fan Designer: Mary Coppola
Cake: Just Cakes
Floral Design: Andrew Scoville of Floral Events

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: vintage

Beyond Vintage Topanga Canyon Wedding

You may remember that we featured this snazzy couple’s engagement shoot in a cornfield. It is for a sure a must see. The wedding was equally as stylish. Inessa is truly a “vintage” bride. She loves anything vintage – so much in fact that vintage shops will ring her when items they know she won’t want to miss come in. Her bouquet was nothing short of vintage fabulous being made from 65 brooches and she owns each and every one of them.

All of this vintage goodness was photographed by Shannon Lee Images. To see more of this wedding click here.

Steal Worthy Idea:

Inessa had guest write on squares of fabric with vintage pens. Asking them to allot for 1/2″ of spacing so that she could sew together all their lovely sentiments. What a keepsake that they will treasure forever.

What a clever bride Inessa is. She figured out that our Vintage Monogram can also be printed on fabric to make an eye catching display like one you see below.

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Photographer: Shannon Lee Images
Cinematography: New Classic Films

Event Design: Miss Tashina + Bride + Inn of the Seventh Ray
Venue: Inn of the Seventh Ray
Makeup & Hair: Fairytale Hair and Makeup
Coordinator & Catering: Inn of the Seventh Ray
DJ: Good Times Entertainment
Dress Designer: Private Label by G
Floral Design: Inn of the Seventh Ray
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Officiant: A Very Special Marriage
Bouquet was made by Fantasy Floral Designs

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Colors: blue, gray
Styles: vintage

A New Jersey Bunting Wedding

Words of the Bride: One of the big inspirations for our wedding was the Bunting Free Printable Wedding Invitation Templates by The Wedding Chicks. We slightly tweaked their DIY free template. We also hand typed all the envelopes on my grandmother’s typewriter that she got when she was in the 5th grade. The invitations directly impacted our reception details: the flag bunting in the same shades of blue, the vintage typewriter at the guest book table, even the candy bar! We also had used their Save the Date template, and used the same heart stamp for the invitations to tie the two together.

We found our videographers, FortyOneTwenty, thanks to The Wedding Chicks too! We couldn’t be more pleased with our choice in photographer and videographers!!

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Cinematography: FortyOneTwenty

Photographer: EE Photography
Venue: Crossed Keys Inn
Cake, Desserts & Caterer: Celsos Caterers
DJ: Extreme Excellence Entertainment
Dress Designer: WToo by Watters
Floral Design: Stanley’s Florist
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Jewelry: Roman Jewelers
Shoe Designer: Steve Madden
Stationery: The Wedding Chicks Bunting Suite
Hair Accessories: Corrine O’Neill on Etsy

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Colors: blue
Styles: vintage

Country Vintage Texas Wedding

Imagine being greeted with a grilled cheese sandwich, a cup of tomato soup and a side of fried pickles when you arrived at a wedding. How tasty does that sound? That’s just one of the many thoughtful touches that went into this country vintage Texas wedding.

The bride shares so much more with us in the full wedding gallery that you must read by clicking here. Captured in true Texas fashion by Natalie Shelton.

The tables were a collaboration with the bride and Bows and Arrows. Every table displayed a different setting of vintage jars, bird cages and chalk boards. This meant a few trips to Canton, Texas, a few good friends, and magical pieces that the bride has now for memories and parties to come. The cake table was set with vintage candies and three cakes with vintage birds atop each…..the guests all loved the cake.

The bride had several trips to Canton, Texas to collect all the vintage bottles that the florist filled with a different array of flowers. Frames were purchashed at Goodwill, and spray painted by friends to suit the theme. Her friends threw her a bachelorette party exclusively to prepare the paper cut outs for tables and all the props for photo booth. This was a huge friends-and-family endeavor that lasted a few months. On each table, guest were greeted with personalized crossword puzzles.

The reception started with Paul McCartney’s “Baby I’m Amazed,” a Tequila shot instead of champagne toast and magical country music through out the night ….. thanks to The Baldwins and Clay Pendergrass. The guest were presented with cactus plants in metals jars with precious notes …. Darcy loves Ashley and love grows. Thanks to the grooms aunt and Ashley’s best friend for helping with the prickly succulents.
Many magical moments were had, and the memories will be forever.

Photographer: Natalie Shelton
Venue: Double J Art Ranch & Hacienda
Makeup: Cheryll Smith
Hair: Todd Hedrick
Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets
Caterer: City Kitchen
DJ: Clay Pendergrass
Floral Design: Bows and Arrows
Stationery: Nosh Creative
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Groom’s Attire: Billy Reid
Shoe Designer: Cavendars
Officiant: Curtis Baker

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Colors: yellow
Styles: vintage

Handmade Metropolitan Building Wedding From Ryan Brenizer Photography

Every element of our next wedding was carefully hand-made with love. One of our favorite elements were the paper flower arrangements. Quite clever. This thoughtful wedding took place at the fantastic Metropolitan Building and was photographed by Ryan Brenizer. Enjoy all the details and splendid ideas from this New York wedding. Be sure to see more images by clicking here.

The bride, Maly, is a wedding photographer herself. She and her husband Craig met online. She came out to visit him and it was love at first site. To see more of their wedding love story be sure to watch the film from Three Ring Media

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Photographer: Ryan Brenizer
Venue: Metropolitan Building
Cinematography: Three Ring Media
Day of Coordinator & Florals: Costamagna Design

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Vintage Romantic Purple & Green Wedding

If you are on the hunt for some impossibly elegant wedding inspiration, our next wedding might be for you. Especially if your wedding colors are shades of lavender and celadon, you adore the vintage romantic theme and perfectly pretty florals are your main focus.

All photographed by Forever Photography Studio. Of course there are so many more photographs to swoon over by clicking here.

Photographer:  Forever Photography Studio

Floral Design: Exquisite Petals
Coordinator: Lindsay Blackwell
Stationery: The Type Tree at Etsy
Cake & Desserts: Michelle’s Patiserrie
Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon
Caterer: Austin Catering
Venue: Nature’s Point
DJ: Byrne Rock
Dress Designer: Lulus Bridal
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Tie: Nordstrom
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Hair Accessories: Madison Avenue Designs at Circle Park Bridal
Calligraphy: Rachel Carl Co.

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: vintage

A Wedding at a Frank Lloyd Wright House

Buttons, lace, antique doilies and the cutest bridesmaid dresses you ever did see. Count us in. More thoughtful do-it-yourself wedding ideas that you definitely should take note of if you are planning to craft your wedding by hand.

The wedding took place at the Fallingwater House in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The ceremony took place in an outdoor grove amongst maple and ash trees and their reception was inside a converted barn on the property. To enjoy more antique wedding details click here.

Photographer: Travis Neely
Cake Topper: Peanut Butter Bandit

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Colors: orange
Styles: vintage

Etsy Wedding From Hey Gorgeous Events

Since our next bride is not known for stellar DIY projects, she ordered many of their elements from Etsy. She bought everything from a dance floor decal to vintage forks with Mr. And Mrs. engraved on them and Hey Gorgeous Events stepped in and took care of the rest. All of the pretty photographs were taken by Julie Harmsen Photography. Be sure to see the full wedding gallery here.

Photographer: Julie Harmsen Photography

Event Design: Hey Gorgeous Events
Venue & Caterer: Kent Country Club
Makeup: Annette Willard of Genesis Salon & Day Spa
Hair: Lindsey Pierce of Genesis Salon & Day Spa
Cinematography: CAN Digital Media
Coordinator: Hey Gorgeous Events
DJ: A Mills Masterpiece
Dress Designer: Aire Barcelona
Floral Design: GVL Floral
Jewelry: Preusser Jewelers
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Stationery: Syd Design
Cake: Mary Briggs Cake
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss Suit, Eton shirt and tie from AK Rikks
Garter & Bracelet: Kirsten Kuehn Designs on Etsy

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Colors: gray
Styles: vintage

Texas DIY Wedding

How incredibly lovely are Ashley and Max’s wedding invites? A vintage hankie for the invitation accompanied by mason jar response card. Hello cuteness. The two married at The Conservation Plaza in New Braunfels a quaint and charming wedding venue. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a true Texas style cocktail hour with fresh lemonade, sweet tea, Texas brewed beer, and homemade caramel corn. All photographed by Sarah McKenzie Photography.

For more DIY Wedding ideas see the entire wedding gallery.

Photographer: Sarah McKenzie Photography
Venue: The Conservation Plaza
Makeup: Felger & Friends
Cake/Desserts: Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Caterer: Heart’s Desire Catering
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Floral Design: Flowers by Jeni
Shoe Designer: Seychelles
Cake Toppers: Miss Aine Handmade Crafts
Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Bird House Gift card holder: Door County Woodworks
The Bride’s Designs: My Darling Clementines
Tent: Comal Rental
Second Shooter: Jenna of Cammi J. Photography
DJ: DJ Jonny Whutnot
Groom’s Attire:
Andrew Fezza
Veil or Hair Accessories: Southern Lady Veils

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: handmade, vintage

Vintage Wedding Rentals

If you are planning a Southern California wedding, and are in need of some vintage rentals then Found is your one stop destination. Found also happens to be one of our Hand-Picked Wedding Vendors and they have incredible pieces to create the perfect environment for your wedding. To learn more about how to rent vintage furniture from Found click here.

This whimsical, almost ethereal, photo shoot was styled Found and Inviting Occasion. Using a mix of industrial items, organic elements, and vintage furniture they created the space amongst the lush nature and historical architecture of Rancho Las Lomas. All photographed by Studio EMP Inc.

Photographer: Studio EMP Inc.
Vintage Rentals & Design: Found
Makeup & Hair: Flawless Faces

Event Design: Found and Inviting Occasion
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Florals: Inviting Occasion
Dress Designer: Essense of Australia, sold at The Dresser
Clutch: Perfectly Pleated by Cady Briar Sold at B Bride Studio
Bracelet: Rosebud Cuff by Marielle Sold at B Bride Studio

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Colors: purple, white
Styles: vintage

Southern Vintage Wedding by Alysse Gafkjen Photography

Alysse Gafkjen shared with us this laid back Southern Wedding. Filled with good food, dancing and a whole lot of sunshine.

The bride and groom are young artists in Nashville, TN. Steve, the groom, is an up and coming singer/songwriter. And, the bride, Becca Lou, is a beautiful fashion designer and artist. How darling are they? Be sure to see all the photos in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Alysse Gafkjen
Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Lowry
Dress Designer: Galina
Groom’s Attire: Imogene & Willie Denim
Vintage Gloves: Etsy
Shoe Designer: Toms
Venue: Owen Chapel, Crockett Park-Brentwood TN
Cake & Desserts:
Rebekka Seale
Ryan Kendrick

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Adorable San Clemente Wedding

Remember Casino San Clemente? Well, here is an actual wedding that took place at this southern California beachy venue. Photographed by Kali Lu Photo.

To see all the lovely details be sure to visit the wedding gallery.

Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Nicole De Anne

Photographer: Kali Lu Photo
Venue: Casino San Clemente
Cake/Desserts: Cinderella Cakes
Coordinator: Stephanie Furlong
Floral Design: Allison
Stylist for Field and Beach Shoots: Stacey Sargent
Other Decor: Balloons
Guest hair pieces: Katie Speed

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: vintage

Steampunk Wedding From Brandon Kidd Photography

Prepare for some serious Steampunk wedding inspiration from Brandon Kidd Photography.

The bride and groom used a motif of interlocking gears and applied it to the save-the-dates, invitations, escort cards, even the groomsmen had ties with gears silk-screened onto them. Following the theme from start to finish, all thanks to So Happi Together.

Modern 8 Films one of our exclusive hand picked vendors were the masterminds behind the super8. Love them! Read more on this gold, brass and eggplant celebration by clicking here.


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Filmmakers: Modern 8 Films

Design and Coordination: So Happi Together
Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography
Ceremony Venue : Saint Brendan Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Ebell of Los Angeles
Florist: Commerce Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang
DJ/MC: Pacific Events
Lounge furniture rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Bagpiper: Scott Walton
Depke Dancers: Stephanie Sullivan
Bride’s gown: Vera Wang
Transportation – Classic Limos
Photobooth coverage – Hollywood Photobooths
Cookie bar – Diddy Riese
Photobooth backdrop – made by the groom and his brother
Invitations – Screen printed by the bride and groom
Cocktail Hour musicians: Events Music 4 You
Cake: Allicakes

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Vintage Garden DIY Wedding Ideas

We sure do love it when brides send us their weddings. Especially when they are filled with vibrant colors and tidbits of loveliness. Elisabeth & Tyler’s entire wedding was DIY. Etsy, Ebay and Save-on-crafts were Elisabeth’s life lines. The only thing that was not captured was the immense sweat and elbow grease that went into to the wedding.

There are a ton of more photos to see and you can read more on how Elisabeth created her dream wedding by clicking here.

Photography: Birke Photography
Venue: Home Hill Inn
Bridal Gowns: Beverly Lister
Hair & Makeup: Green Door Day Spa
Stationery: Hello Lucky
Veil & Dress: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sohomode
Shoe Designer: Loeffler Randall
Tent & Lighting: Sperry Tents
Cake: Jacques Fine European Pasteries
Groom’s Attire: Suit – Banana Republic; shirt and tie – Paul Smith

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Light Green Austin Texas Wedding From Ben Godkin Photo

A simply gorgeous Texas wedding for you today from Ben Godkin Photo. This bride is very laid back and intentionally chose a wrinkly dress because she says “all her other clothes are wrinkly”. How funny is that?

The wedding was held at The Barr Mansion, a Certified Organic Artisan Ballroom in Texas. Looks like a stunning and healthy wedding venue. There are so many more juicy details to gush over. Visit the full gallery to see all of them.

Photographer: Ben Godkin Photo
Event Design: Barr Mansion
Decor: came from Mancino Iron Works
Jewelry: Neiman Marcus
Dress Designer: Unbridaled (Strapless Metal Taffeta Gown by: Nicole Miller)
Floral Design: Abby Daigle – Stems Floral Design (Barr Mansion Floral)
Live Band: The Grooves
Caterer: Barr Mansion (First and only Certified USDA Organic event center)

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: vintage

Tea Party Wedding By Mood Events

Even on snowy days your wedding can be filled to the brim with extreme amounts of cuteness. Mood Events & Production created a winter wonderland tea party for Engela and AJ. Fancy delights around every corner.

How much are you loving that vintage ladder/swing-inspired dessert and candy buffet? That is something you definitely do not see every day. Hear more from the bride on her wedding inspiration by clicking here along with the entire wedding gallery.

Photographer: Little Wunders Photography
Event Design: MOOD Events & Production
Venue: Red Butte Gardens
Caterer: Culinary Craft
Floral Design: Just Because Flowers & Gifts
Makeup & Hair:
Ennlee Chen Fuller (Sister of the Bride)
Cake/Desserts: Provo Bakery

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Spring Time Wedding From Jen Curtis Photography

How soft and lovely is this spring time wedding from Jen Curtis Photography? It has all the notes of a simple and elegant spring affair. Not to mention the darling addition to the family that was in attendance, the dog of course. There are so many delightful images from Jen Curtis Photography that you will not want to miss. See them in our full wedding gallery.

Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events

Photography: Jen Curtis Photography
Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design
Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library
Reception & Cupckaes: Still River Cafe
Celebrant: Sarah Carson
Rentals: Jubilee Events
Jazz Trio: Joseph Kiernan Jazz Trio
Paper: Handmade by the couple

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: vintage

Pacific Northwest Wedding by Sara Gray Photography

Here is an adorable Pacific Northwest Wedding at the Seaside Inn located in Ilwaco, Washington. This lovely affair was photographed by Sara Gray Photography. We also love that the couple used some of our diy wedding projects. Be sure to see the full wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Sara Gray

Venue: Inn at Harbour Village
Cake/Desserts: Cottage Bakery, Long Beach, WA
DIY Wedding Projects: The Wedding Chicks

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Oh yes indeed, we have more treats for you to enjoy! This vintage inspired shoot comes to us from across the pond from the ever so talented Brosnan Photographic and The Bridal Lounge. Gorgeous! This inspiration shoot is meant to give you, and especially Irish brides, ideas for your own wedding day. All products used here are supplied in Ireland. Special thanks to for sponsoring the shoot! Enjoy and be inspired.

There are a ton more details and photos for you to peruse. Be sure to CLICK HERE to see them all.

Ireland and Chicago Wedding Photographer Brosnan Photographic is a proud sponsor and preferred Wedding Chicks vendor.

Styling: The Bridal Lounge
Make Up: Aoife Callaghan of The Bridal Lounge and Aoife Callaghan Make Up
Flowers: Deirdre Hynes of The Bridal Lounge and Ruby & Bloom
Vintage Wedding Car: Chauffeurs Online
Hair: Christine Murphy of The Powder Room Girls
Stationary: Lots of Love
Wedding Cake: Lulu’s Cakes
Models: Compton Model Agency
Wedding Dresses: Jenny Packham and Sharon Hoey from Anabel Rose
Groom’s Suits: Hackett of London and The Suit and Tux Warehouse
Hairpieces:Matt Doody and Anabel Rose

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Colors: pink
Styles: vintage

Inland Empire Wedding At Casa 425 Wedding

Stacy and Joe’s black and white wedding had some serious vintage flair with vibrant splashes of color. The wedding took place at a hip new wedding venue, Casa 425. It is the only sophisticated boutique hotel in Southern California’s Inland Empire, a short drive from Ontario International Airport. It’s perfect for a hip and happening wedding. Boutwell Studio captured this Inland Empire wedding with charm and sophistication. We heart her!

There are so many more wedding details here that you have to see! Click here to check them out.

Photography: Boutwell Studio

Venue: Hotel Casa 425
Coordinator: kary h events
Caterer: Spaggis
Florist: Tommy Farmer Studios
Cake/Dessert: Fantasy Frostings
Rentals: Elegant Design Linens | Town & Country Rentals

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Colors: black, white
Styles: vintage

Pumpkin Mojitos

In honor of the abundance of pumpkins around Victoria Hudgins of City Cradle Design shared with us how to make a Pumpkin Mojito. Perfect for a bridal shower or even a fall signature wedding cocktail. Stocked with fresh pureed pumpkin placed inside a hallowed out pumpkin, fresh mint, brown sugar and limes. How delicious does that sound?

On a side note, if you love the bunting that is included you can visit Cradle Design to learn how to do this $2 and 2o minute bunting.

Cradle Design printed out and pinned the recipe cards onto a lace covered frame and set out along with the ingredients. Having a make your own bar is an easy way to set up drinks for a party or wedding. It allows for minimal hostessing work & allows guests to be involved in the process which can be great fun. To download the Card Click Here!

Event Styling: Victoria Hudgins of City Cradle Design
Photography: Carly Taylor

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Colors: orange
Styles: vintage

Crafty Yellow & Teal Long Beach Wedding

A blind date ended up being a match made in heaven for Ingrid and Tim. Soon followed by detailed filled yellow and teal wedding at Rancho Los Cerritos and the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. Since Ingrid is an art teacher, the wedding was overflowing with clever details.

Ingrid hosted a craft day with her closest women family and friends prior to the wedding. They crafted for 8 hours together making handkerchief programs, toss cones, parasols, tissue poms, terrariums, escort cards and more. If it was not for the help of those crafty ladies, she would not have been able to pull off all the lovely details. If you love Ingrid and Tim’s bride and groom sign you can personalize yours for free by clicking here.

A special thanks to Sweet Monday Photography for sharing this delightful Long Beach Wedding with us.

From Ingrid on her wedding planning process:

We designed our wedding to reflect the unique mix of elements that come together in Long Beach. We wanted to incorporate the historic feel of the Rancho with vintage decorations, and although Long Beach is a large community it feels very small town in many ways. We wanted the wedding to have the personal touches that reflect who we are and our personalities. Below are a few Ingrid’s favorite memories of the wedding!

My brother-in-law played the guitar and sang a song during the ceremony that had special meaning to us
Tim’s father passed away during high school and to include his father in our day was important. Tim’s sister carried his father’s bible and read from it during the ceremony
The yellow dresser belonged to my father’s deceased grandparents; Tim and I repainted it and added new knobs. Tim and I enjoyed the time making crafts together and plan to use the dresser for our future children’s room
Tim and I also had a blast searching antique stores for vintage postcards of locations in Long Beach, and places we have traveled together in California

Bride’s Veil: Tessa Kim
Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest

Photography: Sweet Monday Photography
Flowers: Holli Do
Location Event Coordinators:  Julie A. Cameron and Jessica Laney
Dress: Melissa Sweet The White Dress in Corona Del Mar
Music: Ceremony: Art Deco Entertainment
Reception: Leonard Neil Productions
Photo Booth: Red Cheese
Groom’s Cufflinks: The Cuff Link Maker
Bride’s Garter: Florrie Mitton
Groom’s Ring: Jewelry by Johan
Tissue Poms: A Dash of Color
Custom Sticker’s & Candy Bar Sign: Nella Designs
Bridal Dress Hanger: Lila Frances
Wedding Signs: The Back Porch Shoppe
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen Suits: 3 Day Suit Broker
Cake: Bride’s Aunt Laura Willson

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: vintage

Lemon and Lime San Diego Wedding Part Deux

We are overjoyed that you stopped by our wedding blog for part deux of Amanda and Jeremy’s San Diego citrus delight. Not only do we have all the lemon lime wedding details for your viewing pleasure, but we also have their wedding film to show you. Captured by seriously talented Nick Bowser of Crafthouse Productions. We must warn you that if you watch this be prepared to shed some major tears. Captured by the incredible La Vie Photography!

Amanda and her sister Amy collaborated together to design all the florals and boutonnieres. Possibly they missed there calling as florists? Jeremy and his Dad brewed the beer for all the guests, and I am sure you noticed the utterly adorable custom labels they whipped out that seamlessly blend with their lemon and lime decor. We love those personal DIY touches!

Be sure to grab a tissue and watch Amanda and Jeremy’s wedding film. A special thanks to Danny Roberts of for writing the beautiful music for this movie.

Video: Crafthouse Productions
Make-up: 1011 Make Up

Photography: La Vie Photography
Totes & T-shirts for Bridesmaids: The Wedding Chicks Boutique
Catering: Phils BBQ:
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Flour Power
Hair: Rissa Johnson from Hyde-Edwards Salon
DJ: Mike Aitken from FM949

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: vintage

Lemon and Lime San Diego Wedding

We are over the moon to share our next wedding with you. Not only because it is filled to the brim with delicious details, but it also happens to be the wedding of one of our favorite Wedding Chicks models, Amanda. I am sure you have seen her plastered all over our wedding boutique. Stunning make up by the one and only Erica of 1011 Makeup.

Filled to the brim with yellow and lime wedding details, this wedding is a lemony yellow dream. So much so that we are going to share it with you in two parts. Photographed by La Vie Photography and be sure to stay tuned for some sunny wedding ideas.

Remember stay tuned for more utterly delightful wedding details.

Makeup: 1011 Makeup

Photography: La Vie Photography
The utterly fabulous tote: The Wedding Chicks Boutique

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Colors: yellow
Styles: vintage

Vintage Backyard Wedding

We are not sure if you remember when we featured this adorable Record Sleeve Save The Dates but, we are extremely jazzed to see them used at an actual wedding. The wedding of Em & Glenn that took place in one of our favorite places, British Columbia. Shawnigan Lake to be exact.

They have some quirky wedding details that we are pretty sure you are going to adore. Emily & Glenn’s wedding had a vintage theme and Emily incorporated this into even the smallest details. The decorations were fabulous! From the plates, to the pillows on the chairs, to the encyclopedia center pieces; everything was vintage.

We especially love Em’s Oui wedding ring, her Vivanne Westwood Blue Shoes and of course there adorable custom wedding wine labels. Everything is simply delightful and captured perfectly by Orange Passion Photography.

Believe it or not three weeks before their big day their venue canceled on them. Thankfully some kind neighbors let them use their tennis court for the reception and helped them make the rest of the garden look beautiful for their ceremony. They pulled it off, and everyone came together to make their day a perfect one! If you would like to see their wedding video click here.

We adore Em and Glenn’s vintage inspired table decor. Simple yet tastefully done, and of course doable. A variety of vintage plates where used that gently lay upon a antique table cloth. Each guest had a brown box wrapped with twine and filled with cookies as their favor. Inexpensive, yet super thoughtful.

Photography: Orange Passion Photography
Catering: Just Jakes
Make-Up: Crave Beauty Boutique
Cake: Cakes Etc
Flowers: Thrifty Foods Mill Bay
Invites: Ello There

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Elegant Deep Plum Michigan Wedding

We have what we like to call a, “Double Dip,” for you today. Snippets of the wedding along with the wedding video. An elegant affair photographed by Smith Gallery Photography and filmed by Owen Video.

From the purple argyle socks that the guys wore, to the jewelry and flowers that were made by the bride herself, right up to the collection of vintage Super 8 cameras on display with their guest book and pictures, everything about this wedding just screamed ‘style!’

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Photographer: Smith Gallery Photography
Videographer: Owen Video

Stationery: Alaina Cherup
Day Of Coordinator: Rachel Cytacki
Cake Artist: Sorella’s –
Michigan Wedding Venue: Lovett Hall – H.F. Museum
Make-up: Mindy Powoski
Hair Stylist: Heather Atwood
Band at Reception: Cancel Monday
Musicians at Ceremony: Caryn Schultz & Lance Baker
Bridal Gown: La Sposa
Tuxedo: Express

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Retro Palm Springs Wedding

Palm Springs is always a favorite wedding destination of ours. The entire town has a retro vibe and tends to always have sunny skies. Our next Palm Springs wedding was shared with us by 100% film photographer, This understated wedding definitely has that old school vibe.

The wedding took place at the legendary Riviera Resort, Palm Springs. They offer a variety of wedding sites including garden and poolside ceremonies topped off by a ballroom receptions. Definitely worth checking out if you are planning a desert wedding.

Location: Riviera Resort, Palm Springs
Brides dress: Alfred Angelo, Beverly Hills
Groom’s custom jacket: Hickey Freeman,through Nordstrom
Groom’s Custom Tux shirt :Hugo Boss
Flower Bouquets & Boutineers :Artisan Events
Reception Centerpieces: Susie Corrales 310.213.3647
Desserts: Exquisite Desserts
Lighting: Swank Audio
Band: Lounge O Rama

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Austin Elopement At The Hotel Saint Cecilia

Kristin sent us her Austin Elopement and we sure love it when Real Brides share their wedding with us. To quote Kristin exactly, “It would be fab to be featured in your blog as I got a lot of inspiration in my planning while looking at the weddings that you profiled.” Well… heck yes we will feature your fab Austin Elopement and hopefully your wedding will inspire another bride out there.

There are so many incredible tid bits and photos of the venue over at their photographers blog, Paige Newton Photography.

Photography- Paige Newton Photography
Event Styling- Paige Newton
Music: David Ramirez
Videography: Dylan Thomas Ellis
Food/drinks/chandelier- Hotel Saint Cecilia
Hair- Dolce Salon Cris Brashear
Makeup- Maris Malone Calderon
Dress- Dolly Couture
Shoes: Irregular Choice Cortesan Floral Bar Court
Bouquet- Amanda Heer of Fantasy Floral Designs
Patrick’s tie-
Kristin’s green and clear beaded bracelet and Patrick’s ring- The Bead
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Kristin’s vintage hair clips- Lo Boheme
Kristin’s blue topaz wedding ring and silver band- Garnet Girl Designs
Officiant: Spike Gillespie

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Palm Springs Wedding Filled With Vintage Charm

First off we have to admit we are in love with Mi Belle Photography! They really do have something special going on!

I am guessing that is why Chris and Allison choose Mi Belle Photography to shoot their hip Palm Springs Wedding. They tied the knot at the famous Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs. Originally dubbed The Colonial House by reputed mobster owner Al Wertheimer, the Spanish Colonial style hotel began receiving guests in 1936 featuring plenty of sunshine, a good night’s rest, as well as a legendary underground speakeasy and brothel. Sounds like risky business to us.

Indulge in the the rest of Chris and Allison’s wedding and read on for some of their steal worthy ideas.

Allison’s adorable shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell, who I am personally a huge fan of. These particular shoes have a retro 40s flair with a little slice of a sparkling color to add a dash of drama. Known as the Quartz Platform and retail for $159.

If you are loving the bridesmaid dresses and wondering were you can snag those up for your maids they are actually BCBG. Allison added brooches to the bridesmaid dresses to complete that vintage look and feel. She actually picked them up at the Long Beach Flea market.

Another super cute wedding idea is their vintage postcard wedding menus created by PEAK a Boo Design. The postcards include guest seating on the right and the wedding menu on the left. A custom postmark was created especially for Allison and Christopher. Allison selected a vintage Palm Springs graphic for the front of the postcard. Such a fun and creative way to tie in all that is Palm Springs. You can purchase these vintage post card menus here.

Photography: Mi Belle Photography
Location: Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs
Allison’s Dress: Alvina Valenta
Hair: Aaren Mckinney
Makeup: Sydney Rucker, Cos Bar at El Paseo
Suits: J Lindberg
Flowers: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs
Cupcakes: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes
Vintage Postcard Menus: PEAKaBooDesign

Etsy Finds
Hair comb: RomancingTheBling
Earrings: belcanto
Bracelet: frasapeas
Veil: simplebeautyveils
Program & table stationery: yinvivo

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

An Arizona Desert Wedding

I have to say that the location for our next wedding is quite breathtaking. There is something about the desert that draws you in and gives you feeling of peace and tranquility.

There are so many more beautiful photographs taken by the utterly fabulous orange county wedding photography duo, Erin Hearts Court Photography. You definitely have to jump over to their blog and check them out here. Get ready to enjoy Sean and Moira’s Arizona wedding where the cactus are blooming and the sun is shining.

Moira had two different wedding looks. Both of her dresses overflowed with beaded details. The first look was a lace up corset designed by Maggie Sottero. Beautifully complimented by a vintage inspired head band. A soft and romantic look with a bit of old fashion flair.

Susan Ruddie did all alterations on the second dress. She also is he one with the inspiration to use the feathers that were almost the same color as my hair which was the perfect accent and not too much.

What a fabulous Arizona wedding venue. Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is filled with desert charm. They also offer lodging and hiking trails and horseback riding are at your doorstep. A wonderful idea for out of town guests or a destination wedding.

We also wanted to show you one more view of Moira’s second wedding look because it is oh so breathtaking. The feathered hair piece is from a “Wedding Dresser” in Brooklyn. It was made just for the bride and her dress. Totally custom but really affordable! You can find her by clicking here.

Orange County wedding photography, Erin Hearts Court Photography are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Venue: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Planner: Creative Events LLC
Florist: Sauliz Flowers
DJ: Corbin Dooley
String Quartet: Camus Quartet
Rings: Camille Hempel
Bracelet: Regina B with pearls from my bride’s grandmother’s necklace
Invitations: Hello Lucky

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Adorable Idaho Wedding

We love the Idaho, even though the sun has not come out to say hello in a few days. This next gem by Rebecca Hansen Weddings should brighten up the day.

Grace and Kurtis met working at the gas station/car wash that Grace’s family owns and fell in love. They had their wedding in the Rexburg, ID LDS temple and the reception followed at the Legacy Flight Museum. They really wanted a vintage theme and felt the flight museum was the perfect place for it. The dance floor was surrounded by WWII airplanes and cars of the same era, and paper lanterns were hung overhead to give it a cozy feel. The bride’s flowers were done by fancy blossoms, and the brooch on them belonged to her grandmother. They had their first dance to Chromeo’s “Bonafied Lovin”. After some more dancing they left in a helicopter.

Rebecca Hansen Weddings is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks. If you are looking for a Greater Massachusetts weddding photographer. Definitely check them out.

Idaho Wedding Florist: Fancy Blossoms

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Lovely Wedding Table Ideas

Here are a few inspirational ideas for your wedding table decor from A Modern Proposal Event Planning! The first is a romantic shabby chic table scape with soft pinks and romantic tones, and the second is an Eco friendly table scape with hues of greens and browns with a definite rustic feel. Both equally great inspiration to get the ideas flowing.

Event Styling: A Modern Proposal Event Planning who is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.
Photography: Andrea Wiseman Photography
Cattleya Chic Inc: Katrina George

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Old Fashion Huntington Beach Wedding

One time there was this girl and she liked old-fashion things like bingo games a vintage rings. She worked at a job where she met a sweet boy. She liked his laugh and he thought she was pretty. Soon after they fell in love and he bought a ring and she bought a dress. And everyone was so happy for them and they were really happy too and this is their wedding, with love, from one our favorites, Hugh Forte Photography.

Who by the way also deserves a congratulations because he also bought a ring for his girl and soon it will be their wedding. Congratulations Sarah and Hugh… Love The WC

If you love the vintage brooch bouquet visit here to see some similar to this beauty.

From Katie on Her Wedding

“Our wedding day was better than I could have imagined! We really wanted a fun, easy going wedding, and I think everything from the Grilled BBQ dinner buffet, to the croquet and bocce ball achieved just that. Our coordinator, Rachel, did a fabulous job at making my vision come true! Daniel and I had so much fun shopping for all of the details for our centerpieces, spending early mornings at flea markets, and walking around antique stores until our feet hurt! Everything about the wedding reflected Daniel and me, and I wouldn’t change anything!”

Yup that was cute! As usual great job, Hugh Forte Photography. Who is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks. To see why he is so super special please see his other super cute wedding below.

Yellow and Gray Shabby Chic Delight

Coordinator: Rachel Nickens – 808-205-8232
Catering: Bad To The Bone BBQ
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: vintage

Modern Palm Springs Wedding

Lane Dittoe Photography shared with us this simple yet modern wedding. Set at the The historic, Horizon Hotel in Palm Springs is a luxury boutique hotel. Their gorgeous gardens and grounds provide a beautiful backdrop perfect for ceremonies and parties. With 0nly 24 rooms on the property this is a perfect place to utilize the entire hotel for all your friends and family.

Orange County wedding photographer Lane Dittoe is a proud sponsor and preferred member of The Wedding Chicks.

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Eastern Shore, Maryland Real Wedding

Bellafare,, an adorable boutique event planning company shared with us their, “By the Bay,” Eastern Shore, Maryland wedding.

This beautiful wedding took place at the groom’s summer home in Maryland. Both the bride and groom grew up in Maryland and have always loved being on the water. The groom proposed a year prior in the very spot where they exchanged their vows. With this wedding they wanted to express their love of the bay in every little detail. Bellafare achieved this by hosting the ceremony on the pier, having the bride and groom depart on a boat that read “just married,” and sending guests home with Maryland crab shaped cookies.

The couple is very family oriented and incorporating their dog Sadie and their 8-year-old son was a must. Their airstream (a.k.a Bambi) that was featured on the groom’s cake represents their laid back and active lifestyle.

The choosing of her Vera Wang dress came from her need for a design that was vintage yet ethereal and romantic. In fact, one of April’s biggest passions is collecting antiques, which was apparent in her diverse assortment of vases and juleps spread throughout the dinner tables. Bellafare incorporated other vintage touches through the use of lace tablecloths and other family heirloom linens.

While they love Maryland, the couple now resides in Florida where they often listen to bluegrass music while fishing on their boat. This love of bluegrass led to the booking of the band, Tab Benoit that perfectly complimented the country chic theme.

Band: Tab Benoit
Catering: Susan Gage
Dress: Vera Wang
Event Planning: Bellafare
Flowers: Blue Sage Floral
Photography- Michael Gomez Photography
Stationary: Mr. Boddington Studio
Tent: Loane Brothers

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Colors: pink
Styles: vintage

California Beach Wedding Venue

Troy Grover Photography shared with us this incredible beach wedding venue that is a perfect spot if you are looking to have a vintage inspired wedding.

Casino San Clemente was built in 1937, and is an icon of North Beach and an official City Historic Landmark. The historical society worked extremely hard to make sure that this charming building stayed with the city of San Clemente.

Read on to learn about this inspiring shoot.

Found provided the event decor and props to make everything looking super beautiful. If you want to learn more about renting vintage furniture we did a little feature on Found not too long ago. If you would like to learn more you can click here.

From The Vendors:

Casino San Clemente is incredibly charming. While working with the design team, we all discovered that we shared a passion for bringing modern and vintage elements together.

While the Casino is a grand space to work in, we fell in love with a cozy little space off to the side that was home to a large, brick, wood burning fireplace. We set our feasting table under the whimsy of a mature tree….the kind that are made for sprawling out your favorite blanket and curling up with a good book.

Aly of The Vine’s Leaf created lush florals bursting with color and yummy fresh cut fruit. We added vintage china and candelabras that reminded you of Sunday dinners at your grandmother’s house.

Our furniture and decor pieces were truly vintage and we absolutely adored each crack, chip, and tear that told the story of their history. Countless hours were spent collecting these rare finds. Jeni Maus of “Found” Vintage Furniture Rental who is responsible for hand selecting and caring for all of the gorgeous pieces that made us feel like we had created the sitting room of our dreams!

As the sun began to set we let the romantic elements take the lead. Sultry, deep red florals in vintage canisters and over sized, tufted chairs to sink in to. This look was influenced by the glamorous performers who took the stage night after night in the early days of the Casino’s history.The fireplace took center stage with a garland of deep red roses, candlelight and vintage frames for creating your own moments to remember. ”

The Following Vendors are preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks

Orange County wedding photographer Troy Grover Photography

Found vintage furniture rentals

Orange County wedding florist The Vine’s Leaf

Orange County party rentals Classic Party Rentals

A special thanks to
Venue: Casino San Clemente 140 W. Avenida Pico San Clemente| Kelly Rae Roemer | (949) 632-5605
Event Planning: High Society Wedding & Event Planning

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

A Real New Jersey Wedding

Our first Real Wedding of the week is straight from Jersey. Shared with us by Dinofa Photography. We fell in love with them way back when we featured them in one of our free table numbers and menu downloads style boards.

I know that you love purple, and this wedding has touches of it here and there and pretty much everywhere. Jamie and Tony were married at the gorgeous Saint Thomas at Villanova Chapel followed by a lovely reception at the historic Cairnwood Mansion in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. You are going to gush over Jamie’s hairpiece which was custom created by her seamstress, Lori Matthews of Havertown, PA. It compliments her vintage style wedding dress designed by the dreamy Jim Hjelm!

South Jersey Wedding Photography: Dinofa Photography

Wedding Ceremony: Saint Thomas at Villanova Chapel
New Jersey Reception: Cairnwood Mansion
Grooms Suit was Ralph Lauren from Mens Wearhouse
Grooms Purple tie was from a boutique in Philadelphia called Andrew’s Ties
Vintage Styled Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Purple Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Bridesmaids Shoes: David’s Bridal
PA Wedding Flowers: Carl Alan Ltd. of PA
PA Wedding DJ: Matt Blank at Synergetic Sounds
PA wedding Cake: Van Earls

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: vintage

Intimate Minnesota Wedding

We are whisked away this Wednesday to Red Wing, Minnesota for the wedding of Hattie and Dave. Shot by the adorable Emily Steffen Photography. We have a special place in our hearts for Emily. She was one of the attendees of our first Stylelab Workshop.

Hattie and Dave had an intimate wedding at the St. James hotel in Red Wing MN. Bird touches were carried throughout from the paper details to the tasty cupcakes. To complete the look and feel Hattie wore a gorgeous dress by Sophia Tolli. A crisp black suit and white vest and tie adds a little vintage flair to Dave’s look. They both look smashing, don’t you think?

I know the boutonniere and bouquet caught your eye. They are realistic faux flowers by an Etsy designer. Ardesigns creates some pretty spectacular pieces. I had no idea they were faux flowers until I visited her site. Well done!

Emily Steffen Photography is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Ceremony and Reception location: St. James hotel in Red Wing, MN
Hair and Makeup – Indigo Salon
Dress – Sophia Tolli
Florist – Ardesign
Cupcakes – Hanisch Bakery

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Enchanting Vintage Wedding

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Happy Monday!

We hope everyone’s Valentine’s was sweeter than honey. We have a great day in store for you today. If you love vintage then stay tuned. We have a lovely  vintage wedding to share with you later today. So be sure to check back. Kiss Kiss Hug Hug.

This wedding was shared with us by Marianne Taylor Photography , who is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

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NY Vintage Winter Wedding By Jessica Leigh Morrisy Photography

vintage getaway car

Jessica Leigh Morrisy Photography shared with us Sarah and John’s vintage inspired winter wonderland. The two love birds were married in Nyack Seaport in Nyack, NY right on the Hudson River overlooking the Tapanzee bridge

On the big day the snow was about to come down, luckily the snow didn’t arrive till the ceremony started. Jessica was able to get some wintery, vintage shots in front of the fabulous 1930’s antique car. The couple looked amazing, loving Sarah’s shrug and her Manolo Blahnik’s.

Jessica obviously made doe and made sure they still had a picture perfect day. If you want to read more about Sarah and John’s wedding and other details you can visit her blog by clicking here. Sarah had a bunch of goodies made over at Etsy that I am sure you would love to hear about.

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winter vintage wedding

vintage getaway car

Jessica Leigh Morrisy Photography is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

tel: 908.610.2263

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A Vintage Chicago Wedding From Mark Romine Photography

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Nothing says gorgeous like a bird cage veil. Well… at least that is my opinion. Mark Romine Photography did an ultra fabulous job of capturing the old fashion look and feel that Sara and Ben wanted to capture. There are so many additional lovely photos that I know you will want to see. You can see them by visiting here.

I also wanted to mention that Sara also wrote her own blog post on Mark’s site, sharing all of her inspiration and inside details. If you are planning a Chicago wedding, she has some great finds.

Vintage Inspired Bride

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vintage wedding details

The girls wore black Jackie O. shift dresses and small birdcage veils to match. Ben, the groom was in a cut-away tux and Sara in a very old-fashioned, yet somewhat modern, lace and taffeta gown. The best part was her hat and veil, which she fell in love with at the bridal salon at first glance! She has some great things to say about Dimitra’s Bridal in Chicago over on her post.

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vintage wedding veil

Photography: Mark Romine Photography {A preferred member of The Wedding Chicks}

tel: 309.862.2130

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Colors: black

Vintage Wedding From Kate Harrison

Vintage Wedding Ideas

It is not everyday that you get to see fresh berries in a wedding bouquet accompanied by a ridiculously beautiful wedding gown. Anita and Phil’s wedding took place in Saratoga, California at the Saratoga Foothill Club. A historical landmark, perfect place for a vintage inspired wedding.

If you are planning a vintage inspired wedding or any theme for that matter. Finding a photographer that matches your wedding style or theme is kinda of key. So, if you are looking for a photographer that can give you that vintage look and feel a favorite would be, Kate Harrison Photography. She is spot on in capturing that vintage vibe.

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Vintage Love

Kate Harrison Photography

Photography: Kate Harrison Photography
tel: 650.269.8402

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Amazing Wedding Details From John Harris Photography

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Love bird wedding invites plus eco friendly wedding envelopes and sprinkles cupcakes! What more could a girl ask for? John Harris Photography sent over these absolutely love wedding details that we knew you would swoon over.

You should go and see the utterly adorable couple over at John’s website and the venue.

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eco friendly welcome sign

swallow wedding invitations

eco friendly wedding menu

eco friendly wedding sign

These delicious looking cupcakes are from no other than the famous Sprinkles Cupcakes!

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Photography: John Harris Photography

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Vintage Wedding Ideas From Denise Bovee Photography

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We adore this lovely wedding shoot by Denise Bovee Photography. The vintage vibe makes me want to swoon and her blue shoes, how cute are those? You might have noticed one of these photos featured in the recent issue of Southern Weddings Magazine. If you have not checked out their latest issue we highly suggest you take a peek.

We think Denise is pretty awesome if you are looking for an Inland Empire photographer. She has also has AMAZING e-SESSION that we think you should see.

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denise bovee photography
tel: 949.887.7302

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DIY Wedding in Huntington Beach

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Happy Thursday! Here are a few fun ideas that we thought would get your creative juices flowing. Lori Anderson Photography sent us the charming Huntington Beach Wedding of Matt and April. Filled with some absolutely quirky and creative elements. From hand-crafted paper flower bouquets and boutonnieres to stamped bride-and-groom buttons.

The bride and groom created their own centerpieces, incorporated a Polaroid camera as part of the guest sign-in book, even laid out an amazing mini-cupcake spread (courtesy of a local baker) in lieu of a traditional cake.

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This specially selected groom’s tie which, translated from French, reads “this is not a tie”.  Pretty funny.

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Photography: Lori Anderson Photography

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Fabulous Tid Bits From Lucie’s Weddings & Events

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Lucie’s Events sent us over some great Tuesday morning inspiration. Collaborating with the ever so talented, they came up with some snazzy wedding details. Like the Cigar Bar and the wedding sparkler holders. Pretty cute stuff.

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KK Bloom on Mary Amanda’s wedding collection.

Mary Amanda’s collection was inspired by her love of nature. Birds and trees, a must have!

We incorporated custom wax seals, postage stamps, and a custom printed pen to write on the RSVP card to round out some of the elements for such a unique piece. To show off the art work, we used clear envelopes to maximize the impact for the delight of her guests.

A beautiful event held at The Barr Mansion. Mary and Ross first met by way of mutual friends that had been dating at the time. Mary had flown in from New York to go on Lake Travis with her friend Kristin, but had nothing to do afterwards and wanted to see Austin. Ross and his good friend Andy picked the girls up from Carlos n Charlies, the place where romance blossoms. Mary soon packed up her bags and moved from NYC. The rest you could say is now wedded bliss!

swallow wedding program

cigar bar sign

What KK Bloom says about the cigar bar.

This was a fun and exciting way to entertain their guests. With Honduran cigars, Romeo Y Julieta, Casa Blanca, Sancho Panza and many samplers, there was a myriad to choose from.

We carried some fonts and some of the graphic elements from her invitation to bring a cohesive theme to all the added elements. Mary Amanda and Ross’s invites are below. KK Bloom did an amazing job.

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vintage cake topper

fireworks holder

getaway car

Lucie’s weddings & events
tel: 800.764.9165
lucie’s weddings & events is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and serves Orange County and Los Angeles areas.
Wedding Photography: Sarah Q Photography

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Colors: black

Hip and Stylish Wedding From Jesi Haack Weddings

Mason Jar Wedding Flowers

This is the last part of our four part series from our WC Bride, Jessica. We had a wonderful time following your wedding, seeing your dress for the first time and reading your sassy wedding blog,! We are so happy for you and Curt.

If you would like to read more about Jessica’s vendors and her reviews on them you click here. Enjoy the lovely photos taken by Sarah K. Chen and all the chic details carefully put together by Jesi Haack Weddings.

Jessica and Curt where definitely going for that ultra hip and stylish wedding and found two vendors that fit that bill to a tee.

Marvimon House

Marvimon Wedding

Tequilla Bar

Marvimon Wedding

vintage desert table

Below are the steps to the kissing miror. A fun and fresh keepsake to remember your special day. I have never seen this before, very unique.

Step One: Choose your favorite shade

Step 2: Pucker up for good luck

Step 3: Give us your autograph

Kissing Booth

kissing mirror

Tea Length Wedding Dress

funny photo booth

Coordinator & Florist : jesi haack weddings
tel: 714.717.3760
jesi haack weddings is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and serves the Orange County area.

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Hip & Stylish Wedding By Jesi Haack Weddings

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Thank you again for stopping by to see more of this snazzy wedding. I had to break up into four parts because Sarah K Chen Photography sent me so many fabulous photos. It would be impossible to show in you in just one post how hip and stylish this wedding really is. We have one final post to show you after this so stick around for more inspiration from Jesi Haack Weddings. Jesi coordinated, styled the event and designed all the flowers. Pretty amazing if you ask me.

Everything from the tables to the kissing booth (see this later) was styled perfectly. Especially Jessica and Curt.

Jessica wore a tea length length gown that she purchased at Priscilla of Boston accented by the perfect pair of purple ostrich pumps. What I thought was really great about Curt and his groomsman was the fact that they opted to go tie free. Of course we do not want to forget their super fresh vans and colored socks. Very stylish! As was the entire event.

I wanted to make sure you got close up and personal with all the delicious details Jesi put into the table. Every last detail was taken into account.

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Marvimon LA

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Are you admiring the beautify of the bouquets? I was kinda in love with the bridesmaid bouquets. I think they might be cabbage. Hopefully Jesi fills us in on this one. Whatever it may be it is down right fabulous.

succulent wedding bouquet

Stay tuned for a bit more inspiration from Jesi Haack Weddings

Jessi Hack Events

Coordinator & Florist : jesi haack weddings
tel: 714.717.3760
jesi haack weddings is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and servers the Orange County area.

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Hip and Stylish Wedding From Sarah K. Chen Photography

succulent wedding bouquet

Thank you for coming back to see more of this fun Los Angeles wedding. Jessica and Curt tied the knot at the Marvimon in Los Angeles. As I said before this is a hip venue perfect for a stylish wedding. Stay tuned for some amazing wedding details from Jesi Haack Weddings, who is never a disappointment.

babys breath wedding flowers



tea length wedding dress

I loved how Jessica and Curt danced down the aisle, after it was official. That fun touch that made it all their own. Get ready for all the fun and edgy details. You are going to love it.

dancing down the wedding aisle

phtography:sarah k chen photography
tel: 714.675.3755
Sarah K. Chen Photography is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and servers Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

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Hip and Stylish Purple Wedding From Sarah K. Chen Photography

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Good morning lovely readers and happy Veterans Day. Hopefully everyone had a splendid and relaxed weekend. We know that planning a wedding cannot be the easiest or most relaxing thing. But, when you end up with results like our next wedding. It all seems to be worth it.

The marvelous Sarah K. Chen sent us this stunning wedding filled with tons of purple inspiration that will make you simply giddy. We are a bit bias on the wedding since the bride is one of our very own, Jessica. We have all the details from this perfect purple wedding.  Read reviews on her wedding here and learn about all the details from this stylish LA wedding here.

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Are you simply smitten with Jessica’s bridal party dresses? All the same hue but completely different styles. I think this is such a great trend and cannot stress that enough.

I know you are swooning over her bridal bouquet. Succulents mixed with peacock feathers and a splash of babys breath. It really does not get more hip than that.

Purple Wedding Ideas

Bridal Robe

purple wedding invitation

I thought you might want to hear about Jessica & Curt’s wedding invites and how they cut costs and did them for less than $100. The photo was taken off of Jessica’s wedding blog and I am pretty sure Jessica took it herself.

From Jessica on her invites!

No RSVP cards, ergo, no inner envelopes, no double postage = huge savings. And so far, no one has made a fuss about using our website to RSVP (except our grandparents, who don’t own computers, and that’s ok, we still love them!) Curt used Photoshop to design these, and his dad was kind enough to take them to work with him and print them for us. The whole project- including postage- cost us less than $100 (for 80 invitations). No joke.

sofia pink champange

Stay tuned for amazing details that we know you are going to heart.

phtography:sarah k chen photography
tel: 714.675.3755
Sarah K. Chen Photography is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and servers Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

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Bend, Oregon Wedding By FS Photography

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We wanted to end your week with something beautiful. So, here you go! FS Photography actually posted this wedding in Real Weddings and we were like “we need that”. Katie and David where married in Bend, Oregon at a the Brasada Ranch. Don’t you think the location is breathtaking? Katie and David are a creative duo. Katie is an event planner so the event was filled with creative details.

David is a graphic designer and designed the marriage contract!

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Photography: FS Photography
tel: 866.636.1526

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Bridal Shoot Ideas From SNS Photography

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Shannon Smith of SNS Photography sent us this unique bridal shoot. In typical tradition a bridal shoot takes place a few months before the ceremony, hair makeup the whole nine yards. Megan, the bride, has this gorgeous classic beauty that really translates in photographs. Shannon and Megan traveled to a few locations, survived the Florida heat, and got a bunch of classic bridal shots as well as some new and innovative takes on a bridal session.

Megan wanted the pictures to be vintage inspired, so most of them were textured to add a sense of nostalgia and give the images character.These are super cute, thanks so much Shannon for sharing these with us.

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bridal shoot ideas

bridal shoot ideas

bridal shoot ideas

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Old Fashion Wedding Ideas By Christine Olson Photography

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Lets start your Monday off with some old fashion Love from Christine Olson Photography and the wedding of April and Daren. Married in Alpine, Utah at the Mount Timpanogos Temple in early August.

April wanted to share with all of you that this wedding was on an incredible budget. So much so that she is pretty sure she could write a book on how to make your wedding inexpensive yet tasteful. Read on, for April shared with us where she found pretty much everything.

Let us start off April’s custom dress, which was designed by April and created by her cousin, Brooke Hardy 951.677.8776. The fabric was bought at the L.A fashion district. The dainty Broach on April’s dress was  found in an old button jar and ta-daa you have got a vintage broach.

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On to the cuff links, which are Personalized Typewriter Key Cuff links. Pick Your Own Keys! An, “A” for April and, A, “D” for Daren! Love it! They are made from pieces of wood that look like vintage typewriter keys. Pick your own keys including letters, numbers, and so on for $9.95. What a great price, of course over at Etsy.

April’s floral headpiece was purchased over at The Jewelry was purchased over at Lia Sophia Fashion Jewelry. April did her own makeup and the her hair was done by her sister.

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April’s backseam tights where purchased at Nordstrom. The checkered shoes are from Forever Young Shoes and April’s formal shoes and all of her bridesmaid shoes are from Payless.

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The flowers are from Flower Patch and the bouquets were made by friend, Megan Seawright of The Flower Girl.

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1939 Model A has been in April’s family since the 1950’s and naturally April and Daren wanted it to be their get away car. Daren had a short lesson on how to drive it and off they went. The car went along with thier whole Old Fashion look and feel quite perfectly, don’t you think.

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unique groomsman attire

I adore the Groomsman Outfits, the pants where bought over at Express. The cute Vests Forever 21, mens seciton the shoes Converse and the Ties Tie-One-On.

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All of the adorable cupcackes are from Puffs of Sugar in Utah. The linens were bought in the LA Fabric District.

cupcake stand

Another great idea is the wedding ice cream bar with actual old fashion ice cream scoopers serviing you up. Perfect for warm August afternoon. April and Daren had BUY Creamery come out and serve their guests vanilla ice cream with all the fixinings. Hot fudge, caramel, peach, strawberry, pineapple, whipped cream, maraschino cherry, and nuts. Sounds perfect to me. $2.65 per a person.

They also served cool and refreshing Lemonade and flavor shots.


wedding ice cream bar

The story beind all the utterly adorable polaroids. Well… April is a photographer and fell in love with polaroid when she was a young girl. Daren and April have taken most of their pictures together with instant polaroid film.

They where so so depressed that Polaroid is no longer making the film anymore. So naturally they wanted their whole wedding done with polaroid but it was not that logical. So they compremised and did half and half. I personally think it turned out stunning. Thank you so much Christine for sharing this utterly adorable wedding.

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Michelle Sullivan Photography an OC Wedding Photographer






Michelle Sullivan Photography captured this vintage inspired wedding that took place at The French Estate, in Orange California. Visit her blog here, to see more of her beautiful work. I am so loving the bride’s dress, I am swooning over the lace work in the back. Simply lovely!

Location: The French Estate, Orange Flowers: Sherry Hagen, Sherry’s Party Affair Centerpieces, Makeup, Table Design: Vee Haworth, Making The Scene Food: Elegant Affairs Cake: Rockwell’s Creative Cakery DJ: Dawn from EMobile Music Dress: St. Pucci from Mary Me Bridal in Orange Birdcage veil and bridesmaid hairclips: made by bride

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Colors: black a NY photographer

A special Metropolitan Building in Long Island City was the place for this darling wedding. Loving all the intimate touches. The birds and butterflies so neatly placed across and of course the table numbers… how cute are those. Thank you so much to for sharing.

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Inspiring Bridal Shoot from Anne Pearson Photography

Anne Pearson sent us this unique bridal shoot, complete with bright red heel vintage jewels and delicate bird cage veil. So incredibly inspiring. Having your own special bride will not only make you feel like a princess but, you will be so happy to have these pictures and be able to share them with friends and family through the years. Thanks again to for sharing.

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Ultimate Image Weddings a Photographer

Tab from Ultimate Image Weddings sent us this Orlando Wedding. Held at the Lake Nona Country Club. Sunsational Weddings did the planning and event design and Eua Gallie Florist designed the florals. You know we are crazy about the car! Thanks Tab for sharing and be sure to check out Ultimage Image Weddings blog for more wedding inspiration.

tel: 407.810.5273

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Dylan Laubscher a South African Wedding Photographer

How cool is this wedding sent to us by South African Wedding Photographer Dylan Laubscher. Dylan is ever so creative and presents his photos a bit differently to her clients. He designs it specifically for the couple by adding graphic elements that are tailored just for them. We are loving it. Throwing a bit of pizazz in does everyone a world of good.

We love how Dylan placed the couple on different back drops! Extremely unique and extremely fun. The olive green background is my favorite. I have to mention the brides dress is so lovely. The low back and the swoops of lace on the front. Love love love.

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Marvimon House By Chenin Boutwell

As most of you know we are huge fans of Chenin Boutwell and today we are featuring a simple yet stylish affair shot by Chenin and held at the Marvimon House in Los Angeles, California. More than likely you will be hearing more inside tips on this venue! One of our Real Bridal Bloggers, Jessica will be getting married here.
We wanted to give her a little inspiration for her big day!

The Real Wedding of Jen + Patrick.

Originally built by an Italian race care driver in 1924 as one LA’s first automobile showrooms, Marvimon has reinvented itself as a stand alone super-loft. A 7,000 sq ft floor plan including a vertical garden courtyard. Located near Chinatown, surrounded by Elysian and State Historic Parks this centrally located building is also Green. Their strategically located oversized courtyard doors and skylights are passive lighting, cooling and heating elements that minimize energy usage throughout the year.

A few photos of the venue to give you an idea of this lovely space.

More phenomenal photos of Jen + Patrick taken by Chenin. I am in absolute love with Jen’s dress, which looks like a family heirloom. A delicate peacock hairpiece ties together her whole look.

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