A Beautiful Blossom-Filled Spring Wedding Inspiration Shoot In An Orchard From Jen Fariello Photography

February 26, 2015

Good morning lovelies! We’re continuing the distinctly Spring theme to this week’s posts (I hope you didn’t miss Monday’s fabulous real wedding with that lush bridal bouquet, or the gorgeous Lavender & Lilac wedding inspiration board – do go and take a peek if you did) with today’s heavenly blossom filled inspiration shoot from Jen Fariello Photography! In the most perfect colour palette for the season of pretty pinks alongside soft and gentle greens, it is positively brimming with Spring wedding ideas……

Beautiful Blossom-Filled Spring Wedding Ideas In An Orchard

Wanting to capture the beauty and sweetness of Spring, photographer Jen Fariello, stylist & co-ordinator Jeannine from Be Loved and the creative team came together to make the most of the beautiful rolling hills, wineries and of acres of apples and peach orchards surrounding Charlottesville. And from the sumptuous florals by Southern Blooms, the delicate and delicious looking wedding cake by Maliha Creations, the sweetest wedding stationery by Tucked, to the dreamy bridal look, I think you’re going to love it!  Just before we dive head first into every glorious detail, here’s a little something about the idea for the shoot from Jeannine at Be Loved

” ‘Blooms’ was conceived around a table in the dead of Winter while we were all dreaming about Spring. The blossoms on the peach trees at an orchard just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia became our inspiration for a truly collaborative shoot. We wanted to convey the joy that comes with those first, pretty signs of warm weather after a long winter. And we discovered an easy way to have our model exude true joy – we asked her boyfriend to be our groom for the shoot!”

This shoot really is breathtakingly beautiful and enough to fill me with envy of any of you lucky enough to be planning a Spring wedding! So if you’re looking for ideas for your Spring celebrations, be sure to have your pinning finger ready…..

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Chic Vintage Bride – Ellie Andrews

February 25, 2015

I must begin today’s Chic Vintage Bride post with an incey confession! The lovely Ellie Andrews is not a real bride, but rather a character portrayed by Colette Colbert in a 1934 film called “It Happened One Night“. As the film won an incredible 5 Oscars I thought it was rather appropriate for this week; and real or not, I am sure you will love this 1930s bride (and her wedding dress) as much as I do when you see her……

Chic Vintage 1930s Bride - Claudette Colbert (Image Source)

You see? Isn’t she breathtaking?? To me there is little wonder that Ellie’s gown is thought of, to this day, to be one of the most exquisite and iconic wedding dresses in film history. Even back then it wowed audiences for whilst today the figure-skimming bias cut may be inextricably linked to the era, back in 1934 it was still considered a radical concept, especially for a wedding dress! In fact Robert Kalloch’s stunning satin creation for Colette was something of a trendsetter for the period. Much as I adore her gown, and I do! with those flutters sleeves and flower adorned neckline, its the juliet cap veil that takes my breath away – you must see the final scene of the film to truly appreciate it.

You can see lots more of the gorgeous dress here – as well as some photos of my favourite old Hollywood leading man, Clark Gable, looking particularly dashing! Or for more inspiring chic vintage 1930s brides and weddings, have a peek here, here, here oh and here for a stunning royal wedding.

 

Amy

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Lavender & Lilac – Spring Wedding Inspiration In Romantic Shades of Purple

February 24, 2015

Following on from yesterday’s elegant Spring wedding (did you see that bouquet?? *swoon*) today I have more beautiful ideas for a Spring wedding for you with a romantic inspiration board infused with delicate shades of lavender and lilac. If you have been following Chic Vintage Brides for some time, then you will know oh my love of lavender (in fact this is my third inspiration board in the hue!) It’s not just the timeless and ever so flattering colour of lavender I adore, but also its beautifully soothing scent. I can think of none more perfect to calm your wedding day nerves…..

A Romantic Lilac & Lavender Wedding Inspiration Board 1 ~ Photography by Jose Villa via SMP, 2 ~ Gemma Milly Photography by Weddings By Nicola and Glen, 3 ~ The Gifts of Life, 4 ~ The Little Squirrel

Inspired by the gorgeous hues of those mismatched bridesmaids this palette of dusky pale blue, lavender and lilac couldn’t be an prettier or more perfect for a Spring celebration. Whilst I had an outdoor wedding in mind, lavender with its rustic charm would look just as lovely adorning any venue from estate garden to barn, church to woodland clearing. Lavender is a budget friendly bloom and makes great decor for place settings, escort cards and favours; as well as beautiful bouquets for your bridesmaids and boutonnieres for your groom. And it looks lovely contrasted with more opulent blooms for the bridal bouquet, reception centrepieces and decor…..

A Romantic Lilac & Lavender Wedding Inspiration Board Aisle Arch ~ Jaclyn Journey captured by Whitney Neal Photography via SMP, Wedding Stationery ~ The Aerialist Press captured by Bradley James Photography via SMP, Groom ~ Pure Love Photography via SMP, Lavender Escort Cards ~ Maggie Harkov via SMP, Lavender Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Cherries Flowers Photography by Jose Villa via SMP, Wedding Cake ~ Sweet Heather Anne captured by Bradley James Photography via SMP, Name Card ~ Pahountis Photography via Love4Wed, Lavender Filled Ring Box ~ Feather and Stone Photography via SMP, Table Setting ~ Gladys Jem Photography via SMP

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An Elegant Spring Vintage Wedding From Lavara Photography

February 23, 2015

Oh my, do I have a treat for you this Monday morning! I hope you have nothing important to do today because this seriously stunning wedding with a dash of deco captured by Lavara Photography is going to have you thinking of nothing else all day!

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – 5 Perfect Palettes for a Spring Wedding

February 20, 2015

Hello lovelies! Those of you who have been visiting Chic Vintage Brides for some time, may remember back before Christmas, after you all loved my 5 Perfect Palettes for an Autumn Wedding so much, that I promised the perfect palette posts would become a more regular feature. Well, after a long cold Winter for many of you, today I thought it was about time we started to look forward to Spring! So this week’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons features 5 of the most fabulous colour combinations for a Spring wedding, and gives you the chance to have a say in which one becomes the next inspiration board! All you have to do is comment on this post or pop across to CVBs Facebook page and like whichever one you love the most (you have a week to decide!) from…..

 

1. This lovely fresh palette of powder blues and very pale blush. Dreamy and ethereal, there is more than a hint of vintage charm in these delicate hues……

5 Spring Wedding Colors - Spring Blues Bouquet ~ Fleurie, captured by Diana McGregor Photography via Magnolia Rouge

 

2. A super romantic palette of elegant neutrals inspired by the stark contrast of pretty almond blossom against the bare branches. Browns have never looked so lovely!…. oh and just imagine it with a splash of gold or bronze for some added opulence. It would look so stunning for a rustic outdoor ceremony and barn reception!…..

5 Spring Wedding Colors - Almond Blossom Bouquet ~ Fleurie, captured by Diana McGregor Photography via Magnolia Rouge

 

3. Although not an obvious choice for Spring, it is sure to be everywhere this year after Pantone selected it as their colour of the year; and I for one LOVE it! Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daring tone with a distinctly Autumnal feel that evokes warmth, richness and, when mixed with blush, romance…..

5 Spring Wedding Colors - Marsala Wedding Stationery ~ Sage Nines Event Production, Photography by Elisa Bricker via 100 Layer Cake

 

4. Or how about something a little more fun? Go bright and breezy with a palette of aqua, orange and yellow. With a dash of pink added to the mix (colours I never thought would go, but this cake proved me wrong) it is just as sweet as it is bold!

5 Spring Wedding Colors - Bright & Breezy Wedding Cake ~ Sugar Bee Sweets, captured by Ben Q. Photography, via Wedding Chicks

 

5. Of course nothing says Spring like the crisp greens and warm sunshine of the new season, and that’s exactly what this beautiful bouquet reminded me off. This colour palette would work so well for an outdoor wedding, think garden, meadow or woodland; anywhere lush and green!

5 Spring Wedding Colors - Spring Sunshine Bouquet ~ Sweet Woodruff Photography by  Tara McMullen via Grey Likes Weddings

Lovely, don’t you think? For more Spring wedding ideas take a peek at some of my past inspiration boards herehere, here, here and here! And if you’re new to CVB, congratulations and welcome!, you can catch up on Autumn and Winter‘s colour palettes here and here.

Oh and don’t forget to let me know which is your favourite! Simply leave me a comment below, or head over to Chic Vintage Brides Facebook page ‘Like’ whichever palette you love best and it might just be my next inspiration board!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Amy

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Bodies of Water – The Beautiful 2015 Bridal Collection from Myra Callan for Twigs & Honey

February 18, 2015

Good morning lovelies! I couldn’t be any more excited (or proud) to be sharing with you today an EXCLUSIVE first glimpse of Myra Callan’s new 2015 Bridal Collection for Twigs & Honey “Bodies of Water.” A collection that features stunning silhouettes, delicate lace, intricate beading and elaborate embroideries; and that encapsulates everything we love and look for as modern brides – gorgeous design details, an element of whimsy and timeless elegance……

Bodies of Water - The Beautiful 2015 Bridal Collection from Myra Callan for Twigs & Honey

I have long been an admirer of Myra’s work, since well before Twigs & Honey became a much loved Chic Vintage Brides sponsor (you can see more of Myra’s past collections on CVB here, here and the very first post here – and you know I don’t allow just anyone to grace these pages!) In fact the fabulous Twigs & Honey was one of my first blogging, and Etsy, discoveries. Her stunning hair accessories with their intricate details and hand sewn embellishments captured my heart the moment I stumbled upon them. And when Myra launched her debut Bridal collection a few years later in 2012, she had me positively swooning. With the same fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that is apparent in every single one of her hair accessories, Myra’s bridal collections are oh so romantic and perfect for the bride looking for a wedding dress that is beautifully unique and combines the elegance of eras past, with unmistakably modern design details.

Myra recognises that today’s modern vintage-loving bride is equal parts elegant and whimsical, and for her 2015 Bridal collection has created 12 captivating dresses with a refined bohemian aesthetic to cater to their distinctive style needs. I will hand you over to the lovely lady herself for a little something about the inspiration behind ‘Bodies Of Water’…..

“My 2015 bridal gown collection was inspired by water, with gowns that are fluid and light, have a relaxed feel but flattering fit, featuring delicate French lace and billowy layers of tulle. The pieces gently move with the body, with subtle sparkle, soft tiers and perfect gathers.”

In a shoot that features vintage velvet covered chairs and lovely antiqued mirrors from Etable Collecte, lush florals by Forage Florals, heavenly hair and makeup by Christina Burns and luxuriously detailed shoes by Freya Rose, all captured beautifully by Elizabeth Messina; I am sure Twigs & Honey’s latest wedding dresses are going to take your breath away!

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Chic Vintage Bride – Eleanor Wilson

Whilst perhaps not what we would consider conventionally beautiful by today’s standards, today’s Chic Vintage Bride has nonetheless utterly bewitched me!…..

Chic Vintage Edwardian Bride - Eleanor Wilson

I think its those big beautiful blue eyes! Eleanor Wilson, daughter of President Woodrow Wilson, married William Gibbs McAdoo (the Secretary of Treasury), in the Blue Room of the White House on May the 7th, 1914. She was just 25 and he was 51.

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Wedding Bouquet Recipe VI – A Country Garden Inspired Bridal Bouquet

February 17, 2015

Good morning lovelies! After yesterday’s post all about alternatives to the traditional bouquet, today we’re looking at a beautiful classic bridal bouquet, inspired by an English country garden, created by the very lovely, and super talented, Toni from Magdalen Hill. For those of you who are new to Chic Vintage Brides, for whom this may be your first glimpse of Toni’s work, and I know there are lots of you after Valentines Day (congratulations and welcome!), you are in for quite the treat! In this series of Bouquet Recipe posts we break down some favourite bouquets (yours and ours) into blooms, bunches and stems; the aim being to help shed a little light on all things floral, as well as inspire and delight you. With the vision, talents and insights of Toni, we hope to ensure that, when you go to meet your florist for the first time, you know exactly what you love, what might be in season when you get married, what you can afford and what to ask for. Today’s country garden inspired bridal bouquet, was created in such a pretty palette of pastels and captured so perfectly by Natalie McNally, so be sure to have your pen, paper and pinning finger at the ready!

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