Wedding Bouquet Recipe

A Just-Picked Bouquet of Summer Blooms in Marsala

Chic Vintage Brides‘ resident floral expert Toni from Magdalen Hill is back today for another Bouquet Recipe, but this time she has identified the blooms and jotted down the recipe for one of YOUR favourite bouquets on Pinterest. And after last week’s beautiful beach wedding inspiration board in Marsala, today’s bouquet couldn’t be any more perfect – an utterly romantic just-picked bridal bouquet of beautiful Summer blooms in a rich Marsala infused colour palette…..

Wedding Bouquet Recipe ~ A Just-Picked Summer Bridal Bouquet in Marsala

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Boho Vintage Weddings

A Heavenly Destination Wedding at a Chateau in the Dordogne from Wookie Photography

There is nothing I love more than a dreamy destination wedding…..except maybe one that took place in a Chateau in France! Oh yes, when I say this wedding is Heavenly, I mean with a capital H! We’re talking flower crowns, a 1930s inspired wedding dress, a floral aisle arch oh and a sparkler exit, and all against a fairytale castle backdrop. With every last detail captured beautifully by Wookie Photography, this is definitely a wedding that will have you swooning…..

A Heavenly Destination Wedding at a Chateau in the Dordogne

Inspired by their love of french food Charlotte and Grant set out in search for the perfect venue for their destination wedding and found it in the Dordogne. Charlotte explains “I always wanted something rustic in a venue; nothing too fancy but beautiful. And one that could accommodate our friends (the wedding party) and both families on site. A view of the French countryside we love so much was also really important to us.” And when they visited Chateau Cazenac with its towering turrets, stunning grounds, panoramic views over rolling hills and old barn, they knew: this was it. From the pretty colour palette to the lush fresh Summer flowers and Charlotte & Grant’s modern vintage style this wedding is simply my idea of perfection….. I hope you have your pinning finger ready!

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons

5 Gorgeous Summer Rose Wedding Invitations

Your wedding stationery is so much more than just a way of letting your guests know when and where. Your invitations are the first glimpse your nearest and dearest get of the big day you have planned; they create excitement and anticipation and most importantly they set the tone for the coming celebrations. In fact nowadays your invitations and stationery are as much a part of the decor, ambiance and memories of your wedding as the flowers. And what conveys romance and Summer more than roses? So, here are the 5 most gorgeous rose wedding invitations…..

5 Gorgeous Summer Rose Wedding Invitations

 

1. I love the pretty envelope liner to this sophisticated letterpress stationery. The style of the painted roses with lily of the valley and feathers, gives it a real Edwardian feel don’t you think?…..

5 Gorgeous Summer Rose Wedding InvitationsLittle Miss Press, Photography by KT Merry via Flutter Mag

 

2. With a real air of romance and whimsy, these delightful watercolours are so pretty and fresh….they would be perfect for a garden wedding!

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3. Of course roses can look just as gorgeous in rich vibrant hues as pretty pastel shades, and I love how they’ve given a bold design a more refined elegance with the use of a calligraphy font…..

5 Gorgeous Summer Rose Wedding InvitationsSmitten On Paper, Photography by KT Merry Photography via SMP

 

4. There is a simple charm to these more neutral coloured invitations, and I just adore the Kraft paper envelopes!

5 Gorgeous Summer Rose Wedding InvitationsPEONY Art Decoration Studio, Photography by Anastasiya Belik via Burnett’s Boards

 

5. Or for an air of whimsy, how about this playful, colour packed illustration? It has a slightly more modern feel, especially the fold out design with the thoughtful eat, shop, see, do and stay ideas for your guests, but still with a hint of vintage and a real sense of fun…..

5 Gorgeous Summer Rose Wedding InvitationsErin Marshall, Photography by Stacy Richardson Photography via Glamour & Grace

 For more Summer wedding ideas do take a look at this fabulous red, white & blue wedding inspiration boardthese scrummy Summer wedding cake ideasthese stunning Summer bridal bouquetsthese stylish Summer grooms and the five prettiest Summer wedding colour palettes. Or for more inspiration on making an impression with your stationery just click here.

Have a fab weekend!

Amy

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Bridal Fashion

‘Venice’ Katya Katya Shehurina’s Enchanting 2016 Bridal Collection

You may remember the lovely lace wedding dress featured in the Spring wedding inspiration shoot I shared just last week, in fact, if you saw it you certainly couldn’t forget it – especially that beautiful back detail! Well, it is from the 2016 bridal collection by Katya Katya Shehurina, and after seeing it I just had to go in search of the rest. And there was no way I could keep it a secret once I discovered just how enchanting her ‘Venice’ collection is…..

Venice Katya Katya Shehurina's 2016 Bridal Collection

If you have never come across Katya Katya Shehurina before, then you’re in for quite the treat. A London based designer label, it offers a unique selection of feminine bridal and occasionwear from designer Katya Shehurina. Originally from Latvia, Katya graduated from the prestigious ESMOD fashion design school and worked for renowned French designers Nicolas Fafiotte and David Purves, before launching her own business in 2007. With a unique design style that perfectly captures the modern vintage aesthetic you and I love so much, she creates wedding dresses with a lightweight ethereal finish and a truly timeless feel. Feminine and romantic silhouettes are fused with a gentle use of colour, couture details, and opulent materials such as French lace and Italian silk to create a look that is both exquisitely bold and beautifully chic. So be sure to have your pinning finger ready as you scroll through these heavenly bridal gowns…..

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Inspiration Boards

Marsala & Pewter – Beach Wedding Inspiration in an Elegant Colour Palette

I have such a beautifully elegant inspiration board for you today – it could easily become one of my all time favourites! When we think of a beach wedding we all too quickly think of shades of blue, or nautical brights. Well, today I wanted to show you that the unconventional choice can make for a breathtaking alternative!…..

Marsala & Pewter - Beach Wedding Inspiration in an Elegant Colour Palette1 ~ Wedding Dress ~ Vivian Luk Atelier Photography ~ Alea Lovely via Burnetts Boards , 2 ~ Parisian Moments on Etsy, 3 ~ Calligraphy ~ Jenna Blazevich Photography ~ Kyle John Photography via Hochzeitsguide, 4 ~ Lani Elias Fine Art Photography via OnceWed

Elegant and chic, this colour palette is simple but guaranteed to wow! It’s all about the soft neutrals of the beach and Pantone’s deep rich colour of the year for 2015 Marsala, complimented by splashes of pewter and just a hint of blush. And inspired by that stunning Vivian Luk Atelier wedding dress, today’s board is brimming with rugged beach beauty. Make the most of your chosen venue, and save a few pennies, with some ceremony and tablescape decor from your surroundings – I’m thinking a flower adorned driftwood aisle as well as shells & stones in your table centrepieces. Whilst beach weddings inevitably have a relaxed air about them, this doesn’t mean you can’t add some opulence, and softness, to your celebration with  swathes of fabric on the backs of your ceremony chairs, silverware tied with silk ribbons in Marsala, and textured details that echo the waves like ruffles on your dress and your wedding cake.

Marsala & Pewter - Beach Wedding Inspiration in an Elegant Colour Palette of Marsala, Pewter, Blush & SandWedding Stationery ~ Rachel May Photography via Magnolia Rouge, Lamps & Pearl Necklace ~ Alea Lovely via Burnetts Boards, Calligraphy Knives ~ Taylor Lord via Ruffled, Engagement Ring ~ Tec Petaja, Wedding Cake ~ The Scootabaker photography by Jose Villa, Ceremony Chair ~ Paula McManus Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Cake Servers ~Lani Elias via Magnolia Rouge, Bridal Bouquet ~ Joy Proctor Design Photography Kurt Boomer Photo via SMP

If you’re worried about the weather, or simply don’t fancy a reception on the beach, choose a venue with a sea view and bring the outside in with your decor. And what about the Groom? Well, if you go with a blush gown, a traditional tux would look dreamy! Or if you go with the more traditional ivory, he can wear something a little more summery, like perhaps a dark grey or even a more casual sand. This wedding colour palette shows you don’t need blue skies and sunshine for a beautiful beach wedding!

For more wedding inspiration boards featuring rich jewel tones like Marsala take a look at this elegant outdoor wedding inspiration, or if you’re looking for more beach wedding ideas you might want to take a peek at this dreamy board in shades of blue and sea glass and this opulent blue & bronze board. Or for other colour palettes perfect for a vintage wedding, whatever the venue, just head here.

Amy

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Rustic Vintage Weddings

A Rustic Australian Wedding with a Stunning Outdoor Ceremony

Oh do I have a treat for you this Monday morning! I hope you had nothing planned for the rest of your day because this seriously inspiring DIY wedding is going to have you pinning and wedding planning all day! In 3 words Jacqui & Matt described their celebration as rustic, fun & relaxed – and based on the fabulous photographs from Pixie Rouge Photography I think you could add perfect!

A Rustic Australian Wedding with a Stunning Outdoor Ceremony

Married the 28th March this year Jacqui and Matt had just over 1 year to plan and pull off their rustic vision for their big day – and with all of the DIY projects they had planned they needed every minute, as well as all the help they could get from friends, family and loved ones! Jacqui describes the whole planning process as crazy, exhilarating and the most rewarding experience ever; and when you see all that they achieved you will understand why. From the aisle arch for the ceremony, and their succulent filled bouquets, to the doorway for their grand entrance to the reception and the fantastic flamingo-topped chalk board wedding cake, this wedding is DIY perfection and most importantly to the happy couple, ALL them!

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Reception Decor

Elegant Summer Wedding Tablescape Ideas

After swooning over the last few weeks over the scrummiest Summer wedding cake ideasthese stunning Summer bridal bouquetsthese stylish Summer grooms and the five prettiest Summer wedding colour palettes; we continue our Summer themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons with a look at some stunning tablescapes!

Summer Wedding Tablescapes and Placesettings

 

1. Summer is all about the outdoors and why should your wedding celebration be any different? Just be sure to choose somewhere that offers shade to protect your friends and loved ones from that hot summer sun – pergolas and trees will help keep you cool and make the perfect place to hang some pretty lighting for the evening!

Elegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesElegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesFloral Design ~ Kelly Kaufman, Rentals ~ The Tent Merchant, Photography ~ Kurt Boomer Photo via SMP

 

2. I love everything about this heavenly beach wedding tablescape. From the elegant silverware to the beautiful blue palette it is a lesson in coastal chic. A monochromatic colour scheme can look so stylish, just be sure to add some depth with beautiful textures in your tableware and linen….

Elegant Beach Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesElegant Beach Wedding TablescapeCreative & Florals ~ ever after event and floral design and Photography ~ Melanie Gabrielle

 

3. This outdoor summer tablescape just goes to show what a difference a little creative thinking and lighting can make to the most simple of reception settings!…..

Elegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesElegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesFloral Design ~ Anthology Co, Rentals ~ The Salvage Snob, Photographer ~ Melanie Gabrielle Photography via Ruffled

 

4. Creating a sense of opulence is all about layering – textures and colours and this as true of tablescapes as it is of floral creations. A cascading centrepiece of summer florals in a complex palette, atop a rustic wood table adorned with rich fruit, delicate china, gold tableware, lavender linen and etched glass is layering at its absolute best!

Elegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesElegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesFloral Design ~ Studio MondineTabletop Rentals ~ Frances LanePhotography ~ Jessica Burke via SMP

 

5. I love the trend for floral runners as centrepieces. Created from lush greenery like this one they will save a few pennies as well as allow conversation to flow unhindered across the table. And you can always add a little height and opulence to your tablescape with some stunning candelabras…..

Elegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesElegant Summer Wedding Place Settings and TablescapesFloral & Event Design ~ La Fete, Photography ~ Jacque Lynn Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

For more wedding tablescape and placesetting inspiration take a look at my picks and ideas for Winter & Spring, or for some gorgeous reception lighting ideas take a peek here.

And have a fab weekend!

Amy

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Inspiration Shoots

Romantic Spring Wedding Inspiration from Nadia Meli Photography

Whilst many of you are looking forward to a long Summer, here in New Zealand it’s Winter and I am already dreaming of Spring! And what could be better to brighten a somewhat blustery day than a stunning Spring wedding styled shoot from the ridiculously talented (and not to mention lovely) Nadia Meli…..

Romantic Spring Wedding Ideas

Featuring a stylish groom and a bride wearing a lace wedding dress from Sheurina, with beautiful bridal makeup and the most elegant of updos by Melanie Elgert; I rather like to imagine it as a heavenly elopement! After all, all you really need for a wedding is a bride and groom….although the meadow blanketed in flowers and the blossom filled branches of the trees at venue Kitzlein certainly adds a little extra romance to these exquisite portraits.

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Wedding Bouquet Recipe

A Pretty Spring Posy in Peach

Toni from Magdalen Hill is back today with the prettiest wedding bouquet recipe for you! Using romantic, country garden style Spring blooms in the softest palette of peach and cream, she has created a bouquet that simply couldn’t be any lovelier! And paired with the last bouquet recipe, that stunning sheath you can’t possibly have forgotten, it’s a great example of 2 very different bouquets using almost the same flowers. As always Natalie McNally has captured the whole creative process beautifully and Toni has kindly shared the full recipe – so you know exactly what to ask your florist for!…..

Spring Bridal Bouquet Recipe - A Pretty Posy in Peach

Isn’t it pretty? And what a fabulous finishing touch that matching lace ribbon makes!

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Engagement Shoots

A Cinematic and Stylish Vintage Engagement Shoot from The Love Studio

Sometimes all it takes is one loved up couple, the right locations and fabulous photographers to create engagement session bliss! Take seriously stylish couple Justin & Vivienne, who spent months scouting Toronto for the perfect locales to bring to life their engagement shoot vision, which they found in the trendy, old-world, Roncesvalles neighbourhood where the couple are lucky enough to live. Nino and Andreea from The Love Studio were on hand with their unique style and eye for light, to capture the couple’s vision and love beautifully…..

A Cinematic and Stylish Vintage Engagement Shoot

Here are a few words from The Love Studio “Vivienne and Justin’s engagement shoot is exactly the sort of thing that inspired us to start The Love Studio in the first place. We dreamed of bringing to life the inventive and creative ideas of couples who were not afraid of expressing their character. Couples with strong personalities and opinions. Couples who believe in their own vision of love and marriage so strongly that they take matters into their own hands with confidence. A traditional white wedding is not for everyone. It certainly was not for us, and it most definitely is not for Justin and Vivienne. Both creative souls, with Vivienne working in film and Justin working in graphic design, their aesthetic sense is sharp and refined. This shoot gave life to their love of vintage cinema and analogue street photography, and was particularly influenced by Kar Wai Wong’s In The Mood For Love , Robert Doisneau‘s post war street photography, and old family photographs of Vivienne’s grandparents in Hong Kong.”

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