Inspiration Shoots

‘Summer of Love’ – Fun 1960s Garden Wedding Inspiration


Today we’re going back to the swinging sixties – fitting really given the news today ūüôĀ – with a charming garden wedding¬†inspiration shoot¬†full of mod fashion, daisies (one of my favourite flowers) and super sweet details; all in a vibrant palette of white, yellow and green that screams Summer‚Ķ‚Ķ

1960s Inspired Summer Daisy Wedding

“Welcome to the Summer of Love!¬† The 1960’s were such a cool era.¬† I love Mod looks, the glamorous hair and makeup, and the groovy fashions.¬† I also love bright colors and flowers.¬† Daisies were the perfect fit for this sweet little styled shoot, they are such cheerful and hearty flowers. I decided to use a bright yellow and white color scheme to bring it all together.¬† The overall look is fresh and light, perfect for summer!

We used two different bouquets.  One is a brooch bouquet of daisies, created especially for this shoot by Susie Kays Design.  The bridal bouquet was a mix of daisies, hydrangea, and small fillers.  The bridesmaid bouquet was a mix of daisies.  The table centerpiece was a mix of daisies, hydrangea, and fillers in a rustic teapot, set upon a vintage cake stand.

The cake by¬†Cake Wasted¬†was a beautiful three tier confection of perfection!¬† The bottom tier was hexagon shaped, covered in yellow fondant frosting and a delicate white geometric pattern.¬† The top two round tiers were covered in creamy white fondant frosting, and adorned with a cascade of handcrafted daisy blooms.¬† The golden cake topper, provided by¬†Everlaser, read “I love your sunny funny face.”¬† It was a cute nod to one of my favorite actresses, Audrey Hepburn, and complemented the bright yellow color scheme of the shoot.

I wanted vintage attire for this shoot.¬† I chose an elegant, long sleeved cream gown, which featured a woven cream and gold top, and a wide gold belt, which looked amazing on Lauren.¬† On our bridesmaid model, Sammy, I chose a flirty sundress in light yellow with an overall polka dot design. We accessorised¬†with a pale yellow birdcage veil, and short vintage gloves. On our groom Brandon, we kept a clean, classic look with a button down shirt, pastel bow tie and suspenders.¬† On Lauren’s adorable daughter Addie, we chose a light yellow shantung dress with a simple white organza overlay skirt that had a few floral appliques.

Our tablescape was an eclectic mix of items.¬† The lemon yellow satin tablecloth was topped by a daisy print runner, handmade by Laurie Wallick of Lorili Design.¬† We used beaded glass charger plates, white dinner plates with a basket weave detail, and smaller dessert plates with hand painted daisies on them.¬† Glassware was a combination of vintage green cut glass goblets, and small champagne flutes.¬† The matching napkins and napkin rings were also made by Laurie Wallick.¬† The centerpiece was placed on a vintage white cake stand.”

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Isn’t it fabulous?? I always picked my Nan daisies when I went to visit her so I love how much they feature in this shoot! Such a huge thankyou to all the wedding pros and creatives whose hard work created this mid-century charmer, but especially to Stephanie and John of¬†Imagine It Photography¬†who captured it all so perfectly. If you would like to see more of their work you should head to their website at¬†‚Äď and don‚Äôt forget to find and¬† follow her on¬†Instagram,¬†Facebook¬†and Twitter.

If you love the vibrant colours in this editorial, you might also want to take a look at this mid-century inspired garden wedding inspiration, or this mid-century elopement and this bright and quirky editorial was inspired by Penguin books!



Contributors & Credits

Photography –¬†Imagine It Photography¬†// Venue – Private Residence // Event Planning –¬†Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning¬†// Floral Design –¬†Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning¬†// Stationery –¬†Pink Tomato Creative¬†// Wedding Cake –¬†Cake Wasted¬†//¬†Accessories –¬†Susie Kays Design¬†// Non-Floral Bouquet –¬†Susie Kays Design¬†//¬†Decor Items & Linens –¬†Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning¬†// Paintings –¬†Michal Elaine Johnston¬†// Cake Topper –¬†Everlaser¬†// Hair & Makeup –¬†Ramona Dauksa Studio¬†//¬†Children’s Fashion –¬†Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning¬†// Napkins & Table Runner – Lorili Design¬†// Desserts –¬†Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia¬†// Bride’s Shoes –¬†Susie Kays Design¬†// Veil –¬†Over the Moon Bridal¬†// Wedding Dress –¬†English Rose Vintage Oh¬†// Bridesmaid Dresses –¬†Encore Resale Fashions¬†//¬†Models – Lauren Simpson,¬†Brandon Klaehn,¬†Sammy Kay Smith | Submitted via¬†Matchology

Inspiration Shoots

Fields of Gold – 1970s Inspired Wedding Editorial


Today’s inspiration shoot is taking us back to the 1970s, with some bright and beautiful boho wedding ideas that are just perfect for these late Summer days. Set in¬†wide open fields of gold, just outside of wine country in the heart of Central California, it captures an angelic innocence and purity of nature that perfectly suits the free-spirited vibe of the 1970s……

1970s Inspired Boho Summer Wedding Inspiration

The creative team shared these words about their vision and inspiration for this stunning editorial…. “Janet Tacy of Sandcastle Celebrations¬†had a vision of wildflowers being the sole inspiration and pulled together a team of creative individuals who value the idea of one-of-a-kind creations.¬† Fete and Quill¬†created the groovy invitations and menus utilizing hand-painted and hand-crafted vintage fabric and other textures. She researched vintage fonts to utilize on the invitations and the menus. We‚Äôve never seen anything like it!¬† They are fun and unique and so very 1970‚Äôs.¬† As well, Fete and Quill¬†crafted the dinner menus using pressed wildflowers from around her property.¬†¬† So creative!

Let’s talk about that bouquet!  Hand-tied in a blush Silk and Willow ribbon, Eden Floral created a one-of-a-kind bouquet full of poppies, blue delphinium, chamomile daisies, lupine and clover.  Everything we could ever want in a wildflower bouquet!  Some foraged, some home-grown, all locally and responsibly sourced.

Whitney at Papercake Events created those awesome and so very 1970’s patterned cookies.  She can pretty much make anything your heart desires. Her cookies and cream chocolate gems, sugar cookies, and chocolate cake pops all echoed the fun and funky color scheme.  These were fun and unique keeping with a simple and eye catching 70’s pattern!

Central Coast Tent and Party provided the table top rentals.  The white rustic table and white ghost chairs in the fields of golden daisies exemplified a clean and simple aesthetic.   This created a modern touch without distracting from the 1970’s vibe.  Adorned with copperware, clear plates and stemware, your attention is focused only on the flowers especially that dynamite wildflower centerpiece.  A hand-thrown ceramic footed vessel held old world florals like geraniums, wisteria, wild buttercups and bachelor buttons, all 70’s favorites.

Everything about this shoot made us want to host a wedding with Wildflowers as the inspiration!¬† And Michelle Roller¬†did an amazing job at capturing all that golden ethereal light that we LOVE, something you see in almost every 1970‚Äôs picture or album cover.¬† Stay wild and free my friends.”

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Have you ever seen anything so…. glorious?? That field of gold and the wild floral arrangements in their rainbow colours…. glorious is the only word for it! Such a huge thankyou to all the wedding pros and creatives involved behind the scenes, but especially to Michelle Roller¬†who captured it all so beautifully. If you love Michelle‚Äôs work and would like to see more you should head to her website at¬† ‚Äď and don‚Äôt forget to find and¬† follow her on¬†Instagram¬†and¬†Facebook.

If you love the vibrant colours in this editorial, you might also want to take a look at this mid-century inspired garden wedding inspiration, or if it is the field of flowers that is making your heart sing, then do take a look at this lavender filled lovely!



Contributors & Credits

Photography –¬†Michelle Roller¬†// Event Design –¬†Sandcastle Celebrations¬†// Floral Design –¬†Eden Floral¬†// Ribbon – Silk and Willow¬†// Wedding Dress – ASOS¬†// Hair & Makeup –¬†Dani Cepeda¬†// Stationery –¬†Fete and Quill¬†// Desserts –¬†Papercake Events¬†// Tabletop Rentals –¬†Central Coast Tent and Party¬†// Furniture Rentals –¬†Scout Rentals¬†// Model – Sheridan Lee

Vintage Inspired Weddings

A Timelessly Romantic English Wedding at Orchardleigh


Victoria & James’ beautiful wedding not only took my breath away with its romance and aristocratic elegance, but also made me more than a little homesick taking place in my home county of Somerset, England.¬† The venue was a quintessentially English country estate (like something from Downton Abbey) affording the couple a charming country church to exchange their vows in, before celebrating in style at the stately home whose grandeur was guaranteed to wow their guests!

A Timelessly Romantic English Country Estate Wedding at Orchardleigh House

Stunning bride Victoria has kindly shared¬†every detail of their day and their wedding planning experience, which as always started with finding the perfect venue!¬†“We wanted a venue that we‚Äôd have exclusively and that all our guests could stay at afterwards. The moment we walked into Orchardleigh we loved it – there was a roaring fire, the staff were friendly, the setting was beautiful, and where possible, all the food is grown and reared on the estate.¬†

We loved the tiny church on the estate that had no electricity and so was all candlelit, and we liked that there were lots of different areas in the house, like the billiards room and the lounge, where we had tea, coffee and cupcakes available all day. 

For James, the clincher though was that the owner of the house has a helicopter which you can hire to transport you from church to the house (although it‚Äôs only 5 minutes drive away!). ” Talk about leaving the church in style!

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“I was considering buying an expensive pair of shoes, but when I saw my shoes in a department store, I loved them, and they were comfy too.¬† I did lose a few rhinestones on the photoshoot though!”

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“I came across a photo of my dress on Google images, but it turned out to be on a Chinese website where the seller had been removed for copyright infringement!¬† A friend then told me about an app called The Hunt, where I uploaded the image and within 24 hours someone had found the original dress, which was by¬†Allure Bridals.¬†My mum called about ten stockists before finding one that had it and as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one – although I ordered it in blush instead of ivory.¬† I can‚Äôt tell you how much I loved my dress!

I‚Äôd tried on a lot of veils, including my mum‚Äôs from her wedding, but I was running out of time and hanging all my hopes on a long, lace edged one I‚Äôd ordered from someone on eBay who handmade them.¬† It only turned up the day before we had to leave for the venue so I was pretty lucky it worked.”

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“We wanted the guys to be comfortable and James was keen to wear tweed to fit in with the country manor vibe, so we found some navy tweed jackets at¬†Cavani¬†which we asked the boys to wear with navy chinos and a white shirt.¬† I found ties in a similar colour to the bridesmaids‚Äô dresses and bought some raw silk on ebay which I cut and sewed into pocket squares.”

Vintage Groom in Blue Tweed Jacket & Waistcoat

“In the church we had gypsophilia as pew ends, and I‚Äôd bought a couple of rolls of rattan and silk ribbon and netting, which were tied to the posies on arrival.”

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“Although I was originally considering a dusky purple for the bridesmaids, I couldn‚Äôt find any dresses or ties in the right colour.¬† I started thinking about a grey-blue, and then found the dresses in Coast, in two slightly different colours and styles, which I liked the idea of.¬†“

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“As we were planning our wedding only 6 months ahead, all the local florists were booked up for our date. I really wanted fairly wild looking flowers and after a lot of searching I came across Lucy Anna Flowers. I collected lots of images on Pinterest and then spoke to Lucy, who helped to refine my many ideas!¬†I really wanted peonies but otherwise I was open to whatever Lucy thought as long as the style was quite unstructured. I wanted a teardrop bouquet of mostly cream and nude, with a little bit of dusty blue to highlight the bridesmaids‚Äô dresses.¬† The bridesmaids‚Äô bouquets were similar to mine and had trailing ribbon, which I loved.”

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“We‚Äôd only told the ushers about the helicopter, so the rest of the guests were pretty surprised when they heard a helicopter hovering overhead as we were doing confetti!”

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Pearls of wedding wisdom from the bride…

“Be more explicit than you think you need to be with instructions!¬† My brother and dad parked outside the front of the venue, the gypsophilia pew ends got taken out of the church but got left in a car boot, and someone else wore my mum‚Äôs corsage.¬†

Most of all though, enjoy the process, and when it comes to the day, forget all the small things that go wrong. It will truly be one of the best days of your life. “

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“The table decorations were a mixture of tall candelabras intertwined with ivy, gold candlesticks, gold tealight holders, jam jars of flowers, and V&J cardboard letters from Hobbycraft which I sprayed gold. I used templates from Download & Print for all our stationery – invites, menus, table plan, order of services etc.¬† I printed these on cream paper and stuck them onto gold card, and used a lace corner punch to add detailing.”

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“I had seen a couple of ‚Äėlace‚Äô cakes at a wedding fair, and when I spoke to my sister-in-law‚Äôs friend, Holly, who has her own wedding cake business, she was up to the challenge and absolutely nailed the decoration – I couldn‚Äôt have asked for a more beautiful cake.¬† We had three tiers, Victoria sponge, lemon and chocolate.”

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Tell us a little bit about your photographer…

“For me, the photos were really important – you spend so much time planning for one day, you want to make the memories last.¬†I‚Äôm a part time wedding photographer and found Anne on Facebook while looking for photographers whose styles I admired (she prefers natural light, like myself).¬† Shortly after we‚Äôd got engaged she‚Äôd posted a photo from a European wedding and I asked whether she‚Äôd be back again the following summer.¬† Amazingly, the dates worked out and we flew her over from the Netherlands, where she was visiting family.¬† We love Anne‚Äôs unobtrusive style, and the way in her more directed shots, the couple is often secondary to nature.¬† Her photos are classic and beautiful.”

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Wasn’t their day just exquisite?? And how magnificent was their venue – see what I mean about it being like something from Downton Abbey! As always a heartfelt¬†thankyou to the happy couple,¬†Victoria & James,¬†and to their photographer Anne Paar¬†for capturing the romance and beauty of their day so flawlessly!¬†If, like me, you are completely in love with Anne’s stunning style of¬†photography be sure to¬†pop¬†over to her website and follow her on¬†Facebook,¬†Instagram, and¬†Pinterest.

Or if you love this timelessly romantic wedding¬†and are looking for more inspiration for your own big day, then you might want to see Elizabeth & Matt’s Downton Abbey inspired affair, or Elizabeth & Louis’s chandelier filled celebration at Carondolet House,¬†or Mona & Karl’s intimate wedding at an Austrian castle no less!



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Anne Paar Photography // Ceremony Venue –¬†St Mary‚Äôs Church, Orchardleigh //¬†Reception Venue – Orchardleigh¬†//¬†Floral Design – Lucy Anna Flowers¬†// Stationery – DIY!¬† Using templates from Download & Print //¬†Videography –¬†James Riley //¬†Wedding Cake –¬†Blakey‚Äôs Bakes¬†//¬†Rentals – Helicopter & Rolls Royce both rented from Orchardleigh //¬†Hair & Makeup – Vicky Waghorn¬†//¬†Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals¬†// Bridal Boutique –¬†Paverly Bridal //¬†Groom‚Äôs Attire –¬†Jackets from Cavani, silk ties from Original Penguin, pocket squares DIY by the bride //¬†Page Boys Attire – Marks & Spencer //¬†Bride‚Äôs Shoes –¬†Linea at House of Fraser //¬†Bridesmaids Dresses – Coast //¬†Veil –¬†Handmade from eBay //¬†Catering – Orchardleigh // Entertainment – West Coast Heroes

Inspiration Shoots

The Royal Blue Story – Wedding Inspiration in Shades of Blue

Dimitris Giouvris Photography

Today’s beautiful wedding editorial comes all the way from Greece!¬†With a stylishly simple color palette of the prettiest shades of blue (alongside just a hint of gold), a Meissen laden tablescape and wedding cakes far too lovely to eat; it is quite simply heavenly, and every detail utterly pin-worthy!

Royal Blue Wedding Inspiration

The concept design and implementation for this day was inspired and organized by Eclectic Events Greece, who shared these words about their inspiration…. “The story of Odette & Adrian starts in a authentic Byzantine scenery, in Nasioutzik Museum, unfolding the story of two people fell in love…. told through the eyes of Dimitris Giouvris.¬†

Odette is wearing a dress made of French lace, embroidered with crystals and payette created by the super-talented Elena Soulioti. Her artful bridal hair was created by Ilias & Staff team, while her make-up was taking care by Adamantia Katsampi. Adrian is looking handsome in his cool wool suit, in smoking one button slim line, his handmade bow tie and pochette and leather shoes, all handmade by Takis Giannetos.

Beautiful floral decorations from the creative team of¬†Les Fleuristes, fully harmonized with the environment, give us the sensation of luxury and chic combined with elegance ‚Äď the magnificent white hydrangeas and the Aegean blue color of delphinium inspired us creating an impeccable bride‚Äôs bouquet, an impressive Salix fence with small bouquets of white and blue delphiniums, while the oversized garland that was placed along the dinner table was out of this world.¬†

What to say about the exquisite Blue Onion porcelain dinner ware by Meissen, which brings in a unique sense of luxury to our story.  A romantic desert stand was prepared, to match our colors and style, with two impressive cakes in blue & ivory colors with touches of gold and ivy, handmade cookies with our printed blue onion porcelain pattern and traditional Greek mini sweets, all handmade by Piece of Cake.

Our Royal blue wedding invitation kit was also inspired by Meissen‚Äôs blue onion collection. The deep blue envelope in combination with the premium and special quality of the papers, gives a luxurious and sophisticated look & feel, all by¬†Just Invite.”

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Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the simplicity of the color palette! A huge thankyou to all the wedding professionals involved in pulling this styled shoot together, especially to Dimitris Giouvris who captured it all so stylishly. If you would like to see more of his work be sure to head over to his website at and don’t forget to find and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

For more romantic wedding inspiration dive into Chic Vintage Brides archives! There are so many beautifully creative editorials and inspiration shoots to see, like this elegant English garden wedding inspiration, or this heavenly Lavender farm wedding styled shoot, and this ethereal fine art editorial is utterly breathtaking! You may also love this regal styled shoot at Anderson House, and this fabulous farm to table wedding inspiration is lush.




Contributors & Credits

Photography РDimitris Giouvris Photography // Venue РNasioutzik Museum // Floral Design РLes Fleuristes // Concept & Event Planning РEclectic Events Greece // Wedding Gown’s РElena Soulioti // Groom’s Attire РTakis Giannetos Haute Couture // Makeup РAdamantia Katsampi // Hair РIlias & Staff Salons // Wedding Cake РPiece of Cake // Stationery РJust Invite // Tableware РMeissen & More // Catering РIntercatering // Backstage Photos РTheofilos Venardos Photography // Video РWed Memories // Model Agency РMindtrap // Male Model РThodoris Theodoropoulos

Inspiration Boards

Summer Wine – Romantic Wedding Inspiration in Rich Reds & Soft Neutrals

If you are a regular visitor to Chic Vintage Brides¬†you will know I love an unusual color palette – be it surprisingly chic for a rustic venue, or soft pastels where you might expect vibrant hues. Well today’s inspiration board¬†shows how to wow with an un-seasonal choice of colors…..

Summer Wine - Neutral & Red Wedding Inspiration Board

Summer Wine - Neutral & Red Wedding Inspiration Board

Mantilla Veil – Sibo Designs // Escort Cards – Ebb & Flow Ink, Photography by Gaby J Photography¬†via Chic Vintage Brides // Wedding Cake –¬†Photography by Gaby J Photography¬†via¬†Chic Vintage Brides// Engagement Ring – Tec Petaja // Wedding Table – Gaby J Photography¬†via Chic Vintage Brides // Velvet Bridal Shoes – Johanna Ortiz, Photography by¬†Sally Pinera via Style Me Pretty // Groom – ¬†Heather Roth¬†via Chic Vintage Brides

Whilst rich reds and dusky neutrals are more often considered Autumnal shades, I wanted to show just how lovely they can look for a sultry Summer wedding! As well as evoking luxury with their depth, these reds are oh so romantic, and when combined with warm greys or cool browns, surprisingly not too feminine.

With a timeless elegance, and just a hint of rustic charm, this is a contemporary take on vintage that will never go out of fashion. Keep styling and decor cohesive but simple, with lots of neutrals and just pops of red. Mix of textures too for some extra wow – velvet always looks so luxurious and adds an air of vintage to any outfit (I LOVE those velvet heels!), whilst textured icing will make even the most simple cake unforgettable.

Introduce your color scheme to your table through some lush floral centerpieces and layer on the romance and old world elegance with antique candlesticks and candelabras that will light your celebration as the late Summer sun sets. Soften the farmhouse style table with some light and airy silk chiffon table runners, and you can always provide your guests with blankets or shawls in case the temperature should start to drop.

Don‚Äôt you think it’s stunning? If you’re not convinced by this alternative Summer palette, or having only just started the wedding planning process and are looking for more inspiration before choosing a color scheme or theme, you will find lots more¬†wedding colours and inspiration boards¬†just perfect for Summer in Chic Vintage Brides‚Äô archives! Like this¬†chic garden wedding inspiration in yellow & grey, and this¬†elegant affair in the softest shades of blush, or this¬†understated beauty in on trend neutrals. Oh and this¬†ethereal beach wedding color palette¬†is one of my all time favourites! And you won‚Äôt want to miss these¬†10 gorgeous Summer wedding colour ideas.



Destination Weddings

An Enchanting Phuket Destination Wedding


If Juestina & Chuck‚Äôs wedding doesn’t have you dreaming of a destination wedding, I don’t know what will. It combines everything we love about a traditional wedding: timelessly elegant fashion, a romantic reception, and the couple surrounded by loved ones; with the benefits of being somewhere breathtakingly beautiful! So sit back and enjoy every sun-soaked and joy-filled image….

Phuket Destination Wedding

The lovely Juestina shared a few words about their day and why they chose to go destination…. “We wanted an intimate wedding with our closest friends and family. It also gave us a chance to spend quality time with people who are most important to us. Phuket is such a beautiful destination and we really enjoyed visiting in the past and wanted to share it with our guests!

With sweeping ocean views as their stunning backdrop, Wedding Boutique Phuket created a unique design tailored toward our vision. We all were inspired by nature and elegance of the place, especially by the big Banyan Tree on the ceremony terrace at ¬†Pullman Arcadia Resort. ¬†So, Ilaire created the ‚ÄúBranches of Love‚ÄĚ inspiration theme with touches of earthy cream and pearl grey to match natural greenery and wood textures.”

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“My wedding dress is a Pronovias best seller, purchased at the Pronovias Flagship store on Madison Ave. in NYC. A perfect match with my stylish Jimmy Choo gold nude shoes.”

White & Greenery Bridal Bouquet

“I fell in love with my bouquet at first sight. It was simple but unique; a mix of lush eucalyptus leaves with fresh garden roses and wild green berries.”

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“Two trees decorated with fresh white orchids were one of the focal points of our ceremony – simple and elegant.¬†Wedding Boutique also incorporated several handcrafted designs such as Calligraphy stationery to create a cohesive natural feel.¬†However, the unique touch was given by the few modern objects and the copper details included into the classy design.”¬†

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The ceremony was followed by a reception in the Vero Restaurant of the resort. A sweetheart table, just for the couple, was the visual centerpiece of the room and featured an abundance of lavish, greeneries & all-white blooms. Chandelier floral installations and hundreds of candles added to the elegant and romance of the room.

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“Our favors were small jars of organic honey from Thailand, we heard from Ilaire it‚Äôs a very popular gift and those were so cute with our personalized label and mini dipper! We also wanted to have modern geometric tiles from Lovely Fest Goods¬†as name cards on plates, which was another nice gift for every guest.”

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Pearls of wedding wisdom from the bride….

“Do not stress about the little things!¬†Things will go wrong and not everything will be perfect. What matters most is the love you are sharing with your husband/wife.”

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Tell us a little bit about your photographer….

“Oh, we have been so lucky! Wedding Boutique Phuket selected Chang, a talented Thai photographer which is one of their best partners and he came out with an amazing work! On top of that another great destination wedding photographer, Ken Tan from Canada, was on tour in Phuket for our wedding and he decided to cooperate with Ilaire for our Day. See the pictures and judge for yourself!”

Phuket Destination Wedding


Such an elegant affair! Wasn’t their ceremony with the ocean backdrop just heavenly?? Huge congratulations to the happy couple Juestina & Chuck, and a big thankyou to them as well as their wonderful photographer Ken Tan¬†for capturing it all so perfectly and allowing me to share it with you here. If you love Ken‚Äôs film photography and would like to see more of his work then be sure to pop across¬†to his website¬†¬†‚Äď and don‚Äôt forget to follow her on¬†Instagram¬†and¬†Facebook.

Or if you love this super romantic Phuket wedding, and are considering Thailand for your own big day, then you might want to see Tammy & Kenneth’s romantic celebration, and this dreamy vision on a beautiful sandy beach.




Contributors & Credits

Photography – Ken Tan¬†// Photography –¬†Chang¬†//¬†Wedding Design, Styling & Planning – Wedding Boutique Phuket¬†//¬†Venue – Pullman Phuket Arcadia¬†//¬†Bridal Hair & Makeup – Lisa Allen ‚Äď MUA Phuket¬†//¬†Floral arrangements – Iris Flora¬†//¬†Wedding Cake – Le Petit Prince Phuket // Wedding Dress¬†– Pronovias¬†// Bridal Shoes –¬†Jimmy Choo //¬†Suit – Tailor-made in Brooklyn NYC // Groom’s¬†Shoes – Azul by Di Bianco // Bridesmaids Dresses – Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom // Escort Cards – Lovely Fest Goods

Wedding Trends

25 Beautiful Wedding Vow Books


Quite a few of the weddings and inspiration shoots I have shared on Chic Vintage Brides of late have included Vow Books, it is one of the biggest, and loveliest, trends right now in weddings: couples writing their own vows. And I absolutely love it, because what makes a wedding truly memorable isn’t the flowers, the food or even the dress; it is the ceremony! Be it full of laughter, tears or a mixture of both, an emotional ceremony filled with love and words spoken from the heart is something your guests will never forget.

Of course if you are going to take the time to write your own vows, then you will want somewhere special to write and keep them. And a wedding vow book is the perfect place! Not only are they a great way to create a keepsake, that you can treasure forever, out of the words you and your beloved exchange, but writing your vows in a pretty personalised book or booklet instead of a piece of paper, note card¬†or plain old journal, will ensure that your vows don’t get lost on, or after, the big day!

25 Beautiful Wedding Vow Books

So, with this in mind, I thought I would round up 25 of my favourite vow books and booklets from Etsy for you. Whatever your style, color scheme or budget I think you will find something you love amongst the below and when you do simply click on the link to take a closer look or make a purchase.

Desert Wedding Inspiration

Photography by Madeleine Collins || See this Desert Ballet Wedding Inspiration here

Vow Books

¬†Purewhite Photography¬†|| See Valerie & Jessie’s Romantic Tuscan Elopement here

Groom's Bowtie & Vow Book

 Jenny Soi Photography || See this ethereal fine art bridal editorial here

Photography by The Ganeys || See this romantic Spring wedding inspiration in full here


Chic Vintage Brides Shop the Look

Linen Vow Booklet

Linen Vow Book || Rebecca Green Design

Grey Calligraphy Vow Books

Grey Moleskin Vow Books || Seniman Calligraphy

From This Day Forward Vow Books

From This Day Forward Vow Books || La Pomme et La Pipe

Letterpress Vow Books

Letterpress Vow Books || Quinn Luu

Words of Forever Vow Books

Words of Forever Booklets || Paper Plum Co

Artisan Paper Vow Books

Artisan Paper Vow Books || Claire Magnolia

Velvet Vow Book

Velvet Vow Book || Bark & Berry

Greenery Wreath Vow Booklets

Greenery Wreath Vow Booklets || Paper Bound Love

Silver Calligraphy Wedding Vow Books

Silver Calligraphy Vow Book || Little Caraboa Studio

Leather Wedding Vow Book

Leather Vow Book || Claire Magnolia

Handmade Paper Vow Books

Handmade Paper Vow Books || Ettie Kim

Green Wedding Vow Books


Green Vow Books || Asteric Design

Personalised Vow Books

Personalised Vow Books || Blush Printables

Floral Wreath Vow Book

Floral Wreath Vow Book || Paper Bound Love

Torn Wedding Vow Booklet

Torn Wedding Vow Booklet || Rebecca Green Design

Our Adventure Begins Vow Books

Our Adventure Begins Vow Books || Blush Printables

Vintage Floral Wreath Vow Book

Vintage Floral Wreath Vow Book || La Pomme et La Pipe

Gold Foil Vow Books

Gold Foil Vow Books || Blush Printables

Ribbon Paper Vow Book

Paper Vow Books || Dawn Naomi Calligraphy

Navy Calligraphy Vow Books

Navy Calligraphy Vow Books || Ettie Kim

Vintage Wedding Vow Books

Linen Covered Vow Books || Seniman Calligraphy

Kraft Paper Vow Books

Kraft Paper Vow Books || Quinn Luu

Velvet Wedding Vow Book

Velvet Wedding Vow Book || Claire Magnolia

Calligraphy Wedding Vow Books

Calligraphy Vow Books ||Kelsey Malie

Letterpress Wedding Vow Books

Letterpress Wedding Vow Books || Seniman Calligraphy

Of course now you’ve found the perfect place to keep your vows, it’s time to start thinking about writing them…. which is a subject for another post I think. All I will say is definitely don’t leave it until the night before or morning of the wedding – yes men I am talking to you!



Inspiration Shoots

Timeless Wedding Inspiration at an 18th Century Italian Villa


Today’s styled shoot whisks us away to Italy and an era of elegance and romance! Set in a stunning 18th century villa, complete with frescoes,¬† open fireplaces and grand gardens; it is a timeless take on a vintage wedding with delicate¬†fine art¬†details and a refined nobility that utterly suits its setting….

Timelessly Romantic Wedding Inspiration in an Italian Villa

Here’s a few words from photographer Maria Francesca Nitti¬†about the inspiration behind this beautiful editorial…. “The venue we chose is the 18th-century country estate of the Buonaccorsi family, located outside the village of Potenza Picena, in the Marche region. The villa sits on the crest of a hill, the south-facing garden of five terraces laid out behind it, with a view on a clear day over rolling landscape to the blue Adriatic Sea beyond.

We let ourselves be inspired by its late-baroque charms and the surrounding nature. We liked playing with branches a little everywhere to emphasize the close connection of the villa with its unique italian garden. The Gallery space, covered with amazing frescoes, was ideal for an intimate yet sophisticated table setting, filled with white and green florals from Paola Paoletti, linens and fluffy silk tulle from Allegoria.

The look of our bride and the stunning bouquet are just how we wanted: timeless, light, romantic with the right amount of luxury. She wears a gown with a pinch of light blue in the petticoat, a french lace veil as a cap, all from Silvia Valli, with shoes from Mascia Mandolesi and jewelry from Yvone Christa completing her look.

The invitations created by the hands of Manifattura Calligrafica¬†and the semi-naked cake by Dolci Alchimie,¬† were all in perfect harmony with the simple elegance of the day.”

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Isn’t it just so romantic?? A big thankyou to the whole creative team who came together to create vision of timeless romance, and especially to photographer Maria Francesca Nitti for capturing it so perfectly and allowing me to share it with you here. If you love Maria’s style of fine art photography and would like to see more of her work pop over to her website at, and be sure to find and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re considering an Italian wedding (or elopement) and are looking for more inspiration from this beautiful country then you will love Valerie & Jesse’s Tuscan elopement, or for something a little different yet no less romantic Beatrice & Gabriele’s on Viverone Lake, Italy. And this ethereal bridal shoot in an XVII villa on the edge of Lake Como is not to be missed!



Contributors & Credits

Photographer –¬†Maria Francesca Nitti¬†// Wedding Planner – Francesca Bontempi¬†//¬†Venue – Villa Buonaccorsi, Potenza Picena (Marche, Italy) // Wedding Dress –¬†Silvia Valli¬†// Veil –¬†Silvia Valli¬†// Hair & Makeup –¬†Roxy Rose¬†// ¬†Floral Design – Paola Paoletti // Bridal Shoes – Mascia Mandolesi¬†// Linens – Allegoria¬†//¬†Jewellery – Yvone Christa¬†at Biondini Store¬†//¬†Stationery – Manifattura Calligrafica¬†// Wedding¬†Cake – Dolci Alchimie


A Romantic Tuscan Inspired Elopement


Today’s elopement is so perfect, from the fashion and florals to the styling, setting and decor; you would be forgiven for thinking it is a styled shoot. But no, this is the real elopement of Erin & Justin in all of its utterly breathtaking beauty. So sit back and swoon a while over their intimate and truly inspirational wedding…..

Romantic Tuscan Inspired Elopement

It can’t be easy to find a venue that reminds you of Tuscany, its ancient villages and rolling hills, in Vegas! But¬†Springs Preserve¬†not only had the perfect place¬† for a ceremony, complete with sandstone walls, but also the lush foliage and hidden little spots for the most beautiful portraits and an exquisite celebratory meal for the new husband and wife!

Beautiful bride Erin shared with us…..¬† “After a European vacation and falling in love with Tuscany we began to want to keep the wedding as simple and stress free as possible. We also didn‚Äôt want to wait any longer to be husband and wife. We spontaneously called our wedding planner Emily of¬†Weddings & Events by Emily¬†and discussed a possible intimate wedding. We talked about trying to recreate our memorable Tuscan vacation and incorporate our love for Italy in our wedding. She matched us with a great team of professional vendors that were able to bring our vision to life.¬†

The wedding was intimate and so special to Justin¬†and myself. We were able to have our dream wedding without spending a fortune.¬† We are so grateful for our¬†photographer Gaby J¬†for the beautiful photos from our wedding that we were able to surprise our friends and family with. We knew our loved ones would support our decision to elope and everyone could not have been happier for us.”

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Isn‚Äôt it just so romantic?? I am swooning hard over those florals! Many many congratulations to the happy couple, Erin & Justin, and a heartfelt thankyou to them and their photographer¬† Gaby J¬†for sharing their beautiful day with us. If you love Gaby’s style of fine art photography and would like to see more of her work pop over to her¬†website at, and be sure to find and follow her on¬†Facebook¬†and¬†Instagram.

Or if you‚Äôre considering an elopement and are looking for more inspiration then you will love Valerie & Jesse’s Tuscan (truly, in Tuscany Italy) elopement, or¬†for something a little different yet no less romantic¬†Beatrice & Gabriele‚Äôs on Viverone Lake, Italy.¬† Faith & Adam‚Äôs stunning elopement took place at¬†Magnolia Plantation, and this¬†city hall elopement¬†is oh so chic!



Contributors & Credits

Photography –¬†Gaby J Photography¬†// Planner –¬†Weddings & Events by Emily¬†// Floral Design –¬†City Blossoms¬†// Wedding Dress –¬†Gossamer¬†// Hair & Makeup –¬†Sara Ajdahim¬†// Invitations –¬†Ebb & Flow Ink¬†// Rentals –¬†RSVP Rentals¬†// Officiant –¬†Peachy Keen Unions¬†// Venue –¬†Springs Preserve¬†// Film Lab –¬†Goodman Film Lab

Inspiration Boards

Grace & Grey – Garden Wedding Inspiration in Soft Shades of Grey & Blush

Summer is all about the outdoor spaces so today’s¬†inspiration board¬†is centered around a graceful and elegant garden affair, and in a similar palette to the Southern inspired board I created just this time with a less dusky green, paired with an ethereal duo of greys…..

Grey & Blush Garden Wedding Inspiration Board

Grey & Blush Garden Wedding Inspiration Board

Bride & Bridesmaids – Rebecca Yale¬†via Wedding Sparrow // Flower Girl – Melanie Julian Photography via Style Me Pretty // Bridal Shoes – J. Layne Photography via Style Me Pretty // Wedding Cake – Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes, Photography by¬†Leah Kua via¬†Style Me Pretty // Stationery – ¬†A Piece by Elyse, Photography by¬†Connie Balluff Photography¬†via Hey Wedding Lady on Aisle Society // Engagement Ring – Tamara Gr√ľner¬†via Hochzeitsguide // Marquee Wedding Reception –¬†Elizabeth Fogarty via Southern Weddings

As is so often the case, the key to keeping this look chic is keeping it simple Рsimplicity is, as the say, the ultimate sophistication! Show restraint with the palette, choosing just soft, silvery shades of grey and a hint of blush. And whatever venue you choose, give your celebration a romantic garden vibe with lashings of seasonal greenery.

Choose somewhere like a vineyard or country estate, with the grounds and space to create a separate ceremony setting and reception area. A floral arch and vintage church pews for your ceremony, then rustic, wooden cross back chairs with farmhouse style tables for the marquee reception. Hanging floral installations will bring the outside in to your marquee and allow you to keep centerpieces simple – freeing up space on your tables.

Layering textures will add an opulence to even the most simple setting and decor. Rich fabrics such as chiffon for your bridesmaids, satin for your shoes, and a touch of velvet here and there, will add a sense of luxury and elegance. I especially love the white sugar icing flowers on the white iced wedding cake, it is such a timeless look.

Isn’t it divine?? If this palette is not your cup of tea though, take a look back in Chic Vintage Brides‚Äô archives for lots more¬†wedding colours and inspiration boards¬†just perfect for Summer! Like this southern inspired board in dusky greens and this¬†chic garden wedding inspiration in yellow & grey, or this¬†understated beauty in on trend neutrals. Oh and this¬†ethereal beach wedding color palette¬†is one of my all time favourites! And you won‚Äôt want to miss these¬†10 gorgeous Summer wedding colour ideas.