Boho Vintage Weddings

A Greenery Filled Boho Vintage Wedding

Photography - Madeline Druce

Chloe & Brin described their day as a“gorgeously green, modern-vintage, fun-filled wedding” and apart from adding breathtaking and a few other superlatives, I couldn’t agree more! They softened an industrial space with an abundance of beautiful native Australian florals, and added splashes of pink to an otherwise neutral palette for a touch of romance, to create a truly unforgettable day…..

Greenery Filled Indie Wedding

I will let the couple tell you all about it….. “For us, it was all about creating a big party for everyone with good food, lots of drinks, great entertainment and lots of fun!

We knew finding a blank canvas warehouse like Laurens Hall could allow us to inject as much as ourselves into the styling and day as possible. Plus we loved the feel of the space with its original wood stacks, light drenched spaces and industrial backdrop. It was perfetcly suited to adding a layer of romance and prettiness for a clash of styles.”

Rustic Industrial Wedding Sign
Australian Native Bridal Bouquet
Indie Bride & Bridesmaid

THE DRESS

“I discovered Grace Loves Lace on Instagram and knew there was no one else I wanted to wear. My sister and I travelled from Melbourne to the Gold Coast to try on a selection of gowns and it was settled pretty quickly that the Blanc gown was for me. It was beautiful, refined, but also a little sexy. I felt amazing in it. I then had Sally Rose White Label design a custom pendant earring (clip on, I don’t have pierced ears) and that added the perfect final touch to the outfit.”

Groom's Bowtie & Boutonniere
Vintage Inspired Groom

THE FLOWERS

“The standout from the entire wedding was the flowers and installs by
Loose Leaf who we found on Instagram, they blew us away with what they created. Our brief to them was a native oval-arch for the ceremony incorporating pampas grass (which we foraged from all over Melbourne!) with pops of pastel colours and a sky-garden full of peppercorn and wattle in the reception hall. For us, Wona & Charlie created the most insanely, beautiful and awe-inspiring arrangements with a strong reference to Australian plants, which was exactly what we wanted. It really made our wedding, it created the perfect ambience, elegance and was just incredible. “

Wedding Ceremony Floral Backdrop
Protea Wedding Flowers

FAVOURITE MOMENT

“There were so many, but my favourite was seeing Brin for the first time. He wouldn’t tell me what he was wearing so it was a big reveal for both of us. It was such an amazing, overwhelming feeling of excitement with lots of giggles and having our daughter, Tavi there made it even more perfect.”

Bride & Father of the bride
Groom & Groomsman
Bride & Father of the bride
Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom & Daughter
Flower Girl Under the Veil
Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom
Black & White Wedding Photos
Bride in a long sleeve wedding dress
Wedding Bouquets
Bridal Party
Sweet Flower Girls

BIGGEST SPLURGE

“The florals and food we didn’t want to scrimp on. We both love nature and sharing food & drinks with family and friends. So we wanted to make these two elements the hero of the day. We had an amazing grazing station in between the ceremony and reception that came complete with freshly shaved charcuterie courtesy of a meat slicer. Then to kick off the dance floor, an extensive whisky bar with local, Scottish and Japanese whisky was on offer. It definitely did the trick!”

Industrial Greenery Filled Wedding Reception
Wedding Place Settings
Pretty Indie Wedding Table
Indie Greenery Filled Wedding Reception
Wedding Table Number
Long Wedding Tables
Understated Indie Wedding Tables
Hanging Greenery Wedding Flowers
Greenery Filled Wedding Reception

THE CAKE

Sweet Bakes made the cake for my baby shower and I loved what Alicia created. So I went straight back to her to create our wedding cake. We went with a two tiered cake in a pastel pink with flashes of gold dressed in natives. We wanted it to be simple but pretty, and Sweet Bakes nailed it.”

Pink Wedding Cake
Pink Wedding Cake

FAVOURITE DETAIL

“Our favourite detail was the vintage glassware and whisky bar supplied Betty May Vintage Hire . The business is owned by my mum and sister and we really wanted to include their wares on our wedding day. Although I wanted a more contemporary wedding, having the antique crystal glassware, decanters and tumblers added so much magnificence. The thought and love that went into sourcing each glass and making all the candles was beyond anything we could imagine.”

 Wedding Whiskey Bar
 Wedding Whiskey Bar
 Wedding Whiskey Bar

THE FAVORS

“To ensure the party really got started, Brin and I filled small bottles with Fireball whisky and personalised them with name tags designed by
Lenny Sunday  . Each bottle had to be consumed before food was served. It really got the party started early!”

Shot Wedding Favors
Bride & Groom's Entrance
Wedding Speeches
Wedding Reception
Wedding Reception

WORDS OF WEDDING WISDOM

“Your wedding day is about the commitment you’re making to the love of your life and best friend. Yes, all the other things that come with a wedding are lovely and fun to organise, but it’s that lifelong commitment that’s most important.”

Cutting the Wedding Cake
Wedding First Dance

THE PHOTOGRAPHY

“Another amazing Instagram find! Brin and I were immediately drawn to Madeline Druce’s photography style. Especially the big scenery shots. We met over beers and instantly hit it off. We felt incredible comfortable with her behind the camera and the photos really speak for themselves.”

Indie Wedding Portraits

VIEW THE GALLERY

Isn’t it utterly perfect?? All that greenery! As always a heartfelt thankyou to the happy couple Chloe & Brin for allowing me to share their fabulous day, and to their photographer Madeline Druce  for capturing is all so exquisitely! If, like me, you are completely in love with Madeline’s style of photography be sure to pop over to her website madelinedruce.com and follow her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Or if this greenery filled affair has you wanting more inspiration for your own big day, you might want to take a peek at Stephanie & Michael’s boho-vintage Fall wedding or Jenn & Teague’s earthy yet elegant rustic wedding at Rigmor House and you will love this rustic vintage wedding editorial all the way from Greece – it is overflowing with greenery!

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Credits & Contributors

Photography – Madeline Druce || Venue – Laurens Hall, North Melbourne, Victoria || Styling – Lettuce & Co || Floral Design – Loose Leaf || Stationery – Lenny Sunday || Videography – Nigel Rungen || Wedding Cake – Sweet Bakes || Rentals – Dann Event Hire & Betty May Vintage Hire || Linens – Simmons Linen Hire || Hair – UVA Salon || Makeup – Amy Kenny Makeup Artist || Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace || Groom’s Attire – Oscar Hunt That Dapper Chap || Bride’s Shoes – Stuart Weitzman || Bridesmaids Dresses – Grace Loves Lace || Veil – Grace Loves Lace || Catering – Fresh Fork || Entertainment – Baker Boys || Rings & Earring – Sally Rose White Label || Celebrant – Kim McClelland || Candles – Betty May Vintage Hire

Inspiration Shoots

Black, White & Red Minimalist Wedding Inspiration

Lindsay Blair Photography

Today’s simply stunning wedding editorial was inspired by an old joke no less! But with a contemporary minimalist feel, gorgeous florals in rich shades, an oh-so-cool airstream bar INSIDE the venue and a truly wow cake; it is sure to have you swooning rather than laughing!

Dramatic Red & White Wedding Inspiration

The creative team shared these words about the inspiration for the shoot and the many lovely details…. “We really wanted to create something unique in this historic space to celebrate it’s venture to become an event space, but also respect the former use of the space. Because this was a former Register Guard paper location, I had the idea to design the shoot around the classic joke ‘what’s black and white and red/read all over…..a newspaper!’ This was accomplished by utilizing pretty exclusively black and white, with shades of red — including a striking groom’s suit!

Our paper suite was intentionally designed with a minimalistic approach and handpressed by Type A Press. It was then paired with some writings from an older magazine and photo publications. 

Our florals from Seeds of Clay were ALL created onsite — including the bridal bouquet — due to being created from strategic foraging. No foam was utilized for any creations but instead an eco friendly option: chicken coop wiring for structure. Because of this approach, everything was created to be loose, and flowing. We wanted the florals to look like they had emerged from the ground of the historic space rather than creating something too overtly posh and precise.

We wanted people to realize how fashion forward the groom can be next to his bride. We went for something a bit different with a textured red checked suit with a slick silk collar and red tie. The red was carried over into the bridal look by incorporating this into her eyes in lieu of the traditional black smokey eye. We then blinged the couple out with jewelry from MiaDonna and also adorned the bride with some unique pieces from Eden Luxe Bridal — including a veil with black lace and tiara with black gemstones.

Our tablescape was designed to be minimalist whilst the cheesecloth runner down the center helped to soften the space. And our cake was an absolute show stopper with three tiers of red velvet and double chocolate cake complete with speckles, vertical drips coming from the top AND bottom. I won’t lie when I say it tasted just as beautiful as it photographed. I’ve never seen another cake like this in my life!”

Wedding Cake Table
Minimalist Wedding Table
Minimalist Wedding Table
Minimalist Wedding Table Decor

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Isn’t it stunning?? Who would have thought Black, White & Red could look so lovely?? A huge thankyou to all the wonderful wedding pros and creatives who came together to create this vision of loveliness, but especially to photographer Lindsay Blair  who captured it all so perfectly. If you love Lindsay’s work and would like to see more you should head over to her website at lindsayblairphotography.com – and don’t forget to find and  follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

If you love this color palette, do take a peek at this striking editorial from New Orleans or for more industrial and minimalist wedding inspiration you might like this Fall Scandinavian wedding editorial and this understated elegant wedding inspiration – the muted color palette is so calming.

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Credits & Contributors

Photography – Lindsay Blair Photography || Videography – Duran Creative Co. || Venue – The Bindery Event Space || Event Planning – Peachy Keen Coordination || Floral Design – Seeds of Clay || Stationery – Seeds of Clay || Styling – Peachy Keen Coordination || Wedding Cake – Next Door Desserts || Rentals – Classic Vintage Rentals || Hair & Makeup – Tiffany Randolph Beauty || Bar – Silver Julep || Drinks – Mint & Mirth || Other Services – Type A Press || Wedding Dress – The White Dress Portland || Groom’s Attire – Klein Epstein & Parker || Jewelry – MiaDonna || Ring Box – The Mrs. Box || Veil – Eden Luxe Bridal || Bridal Headpiece – Eden Luxe Bridal || Submitted via Matchology

Wedding Trends

22 of the Best Engagement Ring Boxes

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Now you’re engaged your head must be spinning! And thoughts will have already turned to wedding planning, but before you jump into choosing color palettes or planning seating arrangements, take a moment to tick off one very important task. For when it isn’t sparkling away on your finger, you will definitely be wanting somewhere befittingly beautiful to keep your engagement ring safe. And I am firmly of the belief that ring boxes shouldn’t be boring (and most definitely not cheap plastic!), in fact they should be almost as lovely as the precious cargo they carry. And I think one of these 22 unique, unusual and utterly lovely ring boxes could be just the thing!

22 of the best Engagement Ring Boxes

Star Shaped Velvet Ring Box

Star Velvet Ring Box – Secret Keeper Box

Monogrammed Engagement Ring box

Monogram Ring BoxFira Studio

Velvet Ring Box

Blush Velvet Ring Box – Etsy

Slim Engagement Ring Box

Slim Engagement Ring BoxEtsy

Porcelain Ring Box

Porcelain Bloom Ring BoxBHLDN

Copper Geometric Engagement Ring Box

Copper Geometric Ring BoxEtsy

Rose Engraved Wood Ring Box

Beauty & the Beat Wooden Ring BoxBespoke Laser

Cute Fabric Engagement Ring Box

Floral Fabric Ring BoxTHK Crafts

Wooden Ring Box

Oak Ring BoxEtsy

Geometric Velvet Engagement Ring Box

Vintage Velvet Ring Boxes – Secret Keeper Box

Geometric Ring Box

Geometric Rose Gold & Glass Ring BoxWaen

Tree Engagement Ring box

Tree Heart Ring BoxEtsy

Celestial Ring Box

Celestial Ring Box – BHLDN

Round Velvet Engagement Ring Box

Round Leather Ring BoxAmonie Ring Boxes

Engagement Ring Box

Minimalist Engagement Ring BoxOh Dier

Mrs Box Velvet Ring Box

The Mrs BoxBHLDN

Or if you haven’t popped the question yet, but you’ve found the perfect sparkler, and are looking for the perfect box to present it in, I have you covered! In fact some of these ring boxes will even ask the question for you 🙂

Diamond Shaped Wood Ring Box

Diamond Shaped Wood Ring BoxWoodstorming

Simple Proposal Box

Will You Marry Me Ring BoxWood Restart

Heart Wood Ring Box

Heart Wood Ring BoxEtsy

Marry Me Ring Box

Proposal Ring BoxEtsy

Thin Wood Engagement Ring Box

Thin Engagement Ring Box – Woodsbury Ring Cases

Marry Me Engraved Ring Box

Proposal Ring BoxClouds & Currents

Mr E and I celebrated our 7th anniversary on New Year’s Eve but I would still love one of these to tuck my engagement ring away in when I’m not wearing it.

Amy

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1920s Weddings

A Lavish Art Deco Inspired Wedding at Swan House

Photography - Holly Von Lanken

Built in 1928 the historic Swan House in Atlanta made the perfect backdrop for Catherine & Michael’s glamorous wedding! Using a timeless black & white color palette alongside opulent florals that included roses and orchids, they created a celebration that Jay Gatsby himself would have been proud to host…..

Art Deco Wedding at Swan House

Catherine & Michael lived in the same building for 2 years before being introduced by a dating app – talk about serendipity. They went on their first date in 2015 and the rest, as they say is history!

And it was back in time they looked when they came to planning their big day. I will let them explain…. “We wanted a classic Art Deco style wedding with shades of black, white, gold and peacock. The Atlanta History Center was the perfect choice for an Art Deco style with the Swan House and a large ballroom that we could transform into a party reminiscent of  that period.

We wanted the room to feel dramatic when guests walked in and we think we definitely achieved it with a 16 foot diameter high gloss round bar in the center of the ballroom. The bar had gold accents and classic Art Deco lines.


Lights were placed around the perimeter of the bar under the top edge of the bar and a dramatic fluffy white ostrich feather arrangement was used to decorate it. The room also featured a 16 feet by 20 feet black dance floor with a gold monogram placed in the center.”

Art Deco Wedding Invitation
Green Sparkly Bridal Shoes
Art Deco Wedding Rings
Swan House Great Gatsby Wedding Venue

THE DRESS

“I found my dress on my first trip to try on dresses. I was visiting my maid of honor in Nashville so we went to the Modern Trousseau store while I was in town. We tried on dresses on Friday and I was back at the store on Sunday to place the order! What I loved about my dress and the Modern Trousseau experience is that you can completely customize your gown. I ended up picking the top half of one dress and the bottom half of another in a thick silk fabric in diamond white. With a February wedding, I wanted the option to cover my arms and back so I also ordered a lace bolero that completed the perfect look for the ceremony. “

Glamorous Black Bridesmaids
Vintage Inspired Bride & Bridesmaids
Vintage Groom's Attire
Groom & Groomsmen in Tuxes
Formal Classic Groom's Attire

FAVOURITE MOMENT

“One of our favorite parts of the day was our first look. It was great to have some quality time together and to exchange gifts in-person. It was also great to have all of our photos finished before the ceremony so that we could enjoy the reception with our guests. “

Romantic Wedding First Look
Art Deco Inspired Wedding
Orchid & Rose White Bridal Bouquet
Formal Winter Wedding
Formal Art Deco Inspired Wedding at Swan House

THE FLOWERS

“Our florist was the fabulous Andy Beach. Our amazing planner, Brianne McMullan, recommended Andy for the job as she knew he would completely understand our Art Deco vision and would bring it to life with the décor and flowers.

Our flowers included hydrangea, garden roses, spray roses, gardenias, stephanotis, anemones and orchids – all in shades of white. Catherine’s bouquet had garden roses, gardenias. Stephanotis and phalaenopsis orchids. The bouquet was a tear drop shape and the stems of the bouquet were wrapped with white silk ribbon accented with pearls.

Our reception flowers were also used at the ceremony and included large lush mixed floral and foliage arrangements of white hydrangea, white garden roses, green foliage and gold foliage placed on top of tall stands. “

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Swan House
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Flowers
Wedding Ceremony Program
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Swan House
Bride & Father
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Swan House
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Swan House
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Swan House
Bridesmaids in Black Maxi Dresses
Wedding at Swan House
Bridesmaid Bouquet & Updo
Orchid & Rose Bridal Bouquet
Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding

SPLURGE

“The most important thing to Catherine was to carry the Art Deco theme throughout the wedding weekend. We ended up splurging on the décor but it was totally worth it because you truly felt like you stepped back in time for a fabulous celebration in the Art Deco period.”

Greenery Wedding Seating Chart
Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Reception
Art Deco Wedding Table
Art Deco Wedding Place Setting
Art Deco Wedding Centerpiece
Great Gatsby Wedding Table
Art Deco Wedding Centerpiece

THE CAKE

“Our cake was fabulous. It was a round cake with 4 tiers and 2 flavors – salted caramel and triple chocolate hazelnut. It was covered in fondant and featured an Art Deco design inspired by our invitation suite.  The bottom tier was simple white with a black trim. The second and third layers were covered in black fondant and featured an intricate Art Deco design in gold. The top tier was white with a black and gold fan pattern on the trim. It was almost too pretty to eat, but we are glad we did because it was delicious!”

Art Deco Wedding Cake

WORDS OF WEDDING WISDOM

“There are so many decisions to make in the planning process so try not to get overwhelmed with all of the choices and just remember that it will be a perfect day no matter what you choose because you get to marry your best friend.”

Formal Wedding First Dance
Formal Wedding First Dance
Wedding Exit

THE PHOTOGRAPHY

“Brianne also recommended our photographer, Holly Von Lanken. Not only is Holly’s work stunning, but she is one of the nicest people we have ever met. She made us feel so comfortable and was a calming presence on the wedding day. She was also very efficient and made sure that we got all of the photos that we requested. My only complaint would be that she gave us too many beautiful photos to choose from!”

VIEW THE GALLERY

Such a stunning celebration, I am head over heels with every detail – especially their venue, Swan House has always been a favourite of mine. Huge congratulations to the happy couple, Catherine & Michael, and a heartfelt thankyou to their photographer Holly Von Lanken , for not only capturing their day so perfectly, but also for allowing me to share it with you here. If you love these photographs and would like to see more of Holly’s work, do pop and take a peek at her website www.hollyvonlanken.com and be sure to find & follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Now if you love Catherine & Michael’s glamorous celebration and are looking for more Art Deco wedding ideas for your own big day, then you definitely will not want to miss Samantha & Kent’s glamorous Gatsby inspired celebration at the Biltmore Estate! You might also want to see Elizabeth & Matt’s garden wedding, or Sarah & Adem’s prohibition inspired celebration and Seana & Brian’s bright and beautiful Summer wedding, with subtle references to the era.

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Credits & Contributors

Photography – Holly Von Lanken Photography || Ceremony Venue – Swan House || Reception Venue – Atlanta History Center || Event Planning – Brianne McMullan Events || Floral Design – Andy Beach & Co.  || Stationery – Hi Note || Videography – Atlanta Pro Video || Wedding Cake – Lush Cakery || Rentals & Linens – Andy Beach & Co. || Hair & Makeup – Formal Faces || Wedding Dress – Modern Trousseau || Groom’s Attire – Hickey Freeman || Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo || Bridesmaids Dresses – Adrianna Papell || Headpiece & Belt – White Orchid Bridal || Catering – Affairs to Remember || Entertainment – Amp’d Entertainment + Piedmont Strings

Sponsors

Nataya – Romantic Dresses by Artisans for Vintage Lovers at Wardrobe Shop

Specializing in exquisitely embellished gowns that hark back to some of our favourite bygone eras, Wardrobe Shop, in conjunction with Nataya, is the premier online destination for romantic, vintage inspired dresses for alternative brides – and Mothers of the bride or groom! And today I couldn’t be more excited to be sharing a little more about them alongside some of my favourite pieces from their fabulous collection…..

Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding Dress

Nataya is beloved the world-over for her uber-romantic and Renaissance-inspired dresses. But what many people don’t know, is the level of craftsmanship that goes into each gown. Those of you who are true fans of design will be mesmerized by the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece. And for everyone else, putting on a Nataya will turn back time and make you feel like a princess on your special day.

Art Nouveau Inspired Wedding Dress
Plum Vintage Inspired Dress
Blue Vintage Inspired Dress

The supple fabrics and highly-detailed designs will ensure your dress is exquisitely vintage, whilst the quality of cut and construction means that it will not only be comfortable to wear, but also that you will be able to wear and enjoy it for years to come.

Edwardian Inspired Dress
Black Vintage Inspired Dress
Downton Abbey Inspired Dress

Having developed her own garment construction methods in-house, the Nataya dresses available to purchase from Wardrobe Shop are unique creations, and hang beautifully when worn. Catering to a wide variety of body shapes and sizes, Nataya, has developed a collection of stunning silhouettes sold exclusively at Wardrobe Shop, that fit the curvaceous and hour glass figures as splendidly as they do slim ladies.

Fall Vintage Inspired Dress
Royal Blue Vintage Inspired mother of the Bride Dress
Dusky Blue Vintage Inspired Dress

In addition to the romance of Nataya, Wardrobe Shop also carries a wide collection of footwear and accessories, styled after periods ranging from the Victorian era to the 1920s. The boots to be made of high grain leather, which means they are not only oh so soft to the touch but also comfortable to wear. Perfect for many occasions, the shoes at Wardrobe Shop are suitable for cowgirl-themed weddings, Victorian-inspired affairs, 1920s themed parties, garden galas, and many more.

Edwardian Inspired Wedding Dress
Red Vintage Inspired Dress
Blue Edwardian Inspired Dress

Complete your wedding outfit with a pair of a beautifully fragile pair of lace gloves, beads and of course a headpiece with a mesh veil. A truly romantic outfit for a romantic lady, only at Wardrobe Shop. Whether you’re getting married again, or your daughter (or son) is, you are sure to find a Nataya gown, shoes and all the accessories you need to make your outfit for the special day as unforgettable as the day itself.

Red Downton Abbey inspired Dress
1920s Inspired Wedding Dress

Can’t you just imagine Lady Mary waltzing around Downton Abbey in one of these beauties? The above designs are just a few of my favourites so be sure to check out the rest at wardrobeshop.com. 

Oh and don’t forget to keep up to date with the latest collections, news and special offers by following on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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Inspiration Shoots

Minimalist Mid-Century Garden Wedding Inspiration

It may be a little early to start thinking about Spring yet, but it’s hard not to think of sunshine and warmer days thanks to today’s sweet shoot and the splashes of yellow & blue in its color palette! A little bit mid-century, a little bit modern and beautifully minimalist, it is a taste of things to come in 2019…..

Minimalist Spring Garden Wedding Inspiration

Jeanette of Party Crush Studio told us all about the inspiration behind the shoot and a little more about the design details within it…. “When it comes to design and handmade items we love styling and creating around what we love. I am a huge fan of mid century and I wanted to have our newest collection of silk runners inspire some of our modern mid century brides.

There is something about mixing trends and designs that we just love. We went with a very simplistic look for the bride with touches of modern elegance and the groom suit complimented the bride more airy and fresh feel.

The ceremony had stunning fresh greenery and vintage vases from the actual mid century time period. The tablescape had beautiful centerpieces and geometric vases to complement the overall concept. 

A simple tiered cake from Batter Up Cakery  was decorated with a beautiful mid century design from a vintage platter. We hope you enjoy this mid-century modern style as much as we did dreaming it up.”

Calligraphy Wedding Invitation
Minimalist Spring Wedding Inspiration
Minimalist Spring Wedding Inspiration
Modern Natural Bridal Makeup
Minimalist Spring Garden Wedding Inspiration
Yellow Engagement Ring
Minimalist Spring Wedding Inspiration
Minimalist Spring Wedding Ceremony
Spring Bridal bouquet
Minimalist Wedding Bride & Groom's Attire
Minimalist Wedding Bride & Groom's Attire
Spring Wedding Inspiration in Yellow, Grey & Blue
Spring Wedding Inspiration in Yellow, Grey & Blue
Spring Garden Wedding Inspiration
Spring Garden Wedding Cake
Spring Garden Wedding Cake
Spring Garden Wedding Ceremony Arch
Minimalist Garden Wedding Table
Spring Garden Wedding Table
Spring Garden Wedding Place Setting
Spring Garden Wedding Centerpiece
Spring Garden Wedding Table Decor
Spring Garden Wedding Placesetting
Spring Garden Wedding Table
Spring Garden Wedding Bridal Bouquet
Minimalist Wedding Bride & Groom's Attire
Minimalist Garden Wedding Cake
Spring Garden Wedding Table
Mid-Century Spring Garden Wedding Inspiration

VIEW THE GALLERY

Isn’t it just heavenly?? A big thankyou to the whole team, listed below, who came together to create this stylish vision of romance, and especially to Joy of Radostina Photography who captured it all so perfectly. If you love Joy’s style of fine art photography and would like to see more of her work pop over to her website at radostina.photography and don’t forget to find and follow her on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest

Now if this floral affair has you dreaming of a garden wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this heavenly Lavender farm wedding editorial, or this ethereal fine art editorial is utterly breathtaking – with its focus on bridal style. You may also love this romantic garden wedding inspiration at Houston Oaks, and this fabulous farm to table wedding inspiration is lush.

Or if its the Mid-Century Modern styling that has your heart skipping a beat, then take a peek at this stylish cocktail party garden wedding editorial and you will love this mod elopement inspiration shoot. Or if its a real wedding you’re after then take a look at Tricia & Aaron’s super sweet celebration!

Amy
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Credits & Contributors

Photographer – Radostina Photography || Event Design Ribbons & Linens – Party Crush Studio | | Venue – Cornerstone Sonoma || Floral Design – Bellevue Floral Co || Stationery & Calligraphy – Paper Love || Wedding Cake Design – Batterup Cakery || Hair & Makeup – Christa Ohia || Rentals – Gussy Up Decor || Wedding Dress – Lulus || Film Lab – Richard Photo Lab  

Wedding Wisdom

Top 10 To Dos for Every Newly Engaged Bride-to-Be

Hello lovelies and happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are now feeling, as I am, refreshed, raring to go and eager to see what 2019 has in store! Whether you’re a regular follower of Chic Vintage Brides, a friend, new visitor or fleeting passer by, it really is lovely to have your company as I start the new year.

If you are a new visitor, then an extra warm welcome to you! And if you have stumbled across these pages today as an excited, newly engaged bride-to-be wondering where to begin, a hearty congratulations – this post is especially for you! These are the top 10 to dos after getting engaged….. well, the top 10 after saying yes, shedding some tears, jumping up and down screaming, telling all of your loved ones, posting a ring selfie on Instagram and updating your Facebook status of course!…..

Top 10 to dos after getting engaged // Photography by Q Avenue PhotoPhotography by Q Avenue Photo

Top 10 To Dos After Getting Engaged // Photogrpahy ~ Bamber PhotographyTop 10 To Dos After Getting Engaged // Photogrpahy ~ Joanna Traeger Photography

1.  Choose Your Engagement Ring

Of course it might be that your exciting first job on the wedding planning path will be picking your pretty sparkler! And if it is, I don’t mind admitting to being more than a little envious. Whilst Mr E did a rather fabulous job of picking the perfect ring for his proposal, not every groom-to-be is so brave, and that’s ok! Because what could be a better way to begin the new year than shopping for your engagement ring?

You might want to start by swooning over these 21 stunners – that include diamonds, colored stones, budget friendly sparklers and unique settings….

21 Engagement Rings EVERYONE Will Swoon Over

Or, if you are really looking for something a little bit different, to take a peek at these 16 alternatives to the traditional diamond – because who knew sapphires came in teal??

16 Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Or if you have your heart set on an heirloom vintage or antique ring, then you must start by having a read of these Top Tips for buying a Vintage Engagement Ring from industry specialists and purveyors of pretty Trumpet & Horn….

Vintage Engagement & Wedding Ring

Oh and to peruse a selection of my favourite engagement rings pop across to Chic Vintage Brides Pinterest board – there are some absolute stunners!

2. Find Your Ring a Home

For when it isn’t sparkling away on your finger, you will definitely be wanting somewhere pretty to keep it safe, so have a look at these 22 ring boxes for something befittingly beautiful for your engagement ring.

22 of the best Engagement Ring Boxes

I am firmly of the belief that ring boxes shouldn’t be boring (and most definitely not cheap plastic!), in fact they should be almost as lovely as the precious cargo they carry. And I think these velvet ring boxes inspired by eras past could be just the thing for your vintage engagement ring!

Pink Velvet Engagement Ring Box

Amonie Ring Boxes

Vintage Ring Boxes from The Mrs BoxThe Mrs Box // Photography by Jose Villa

Turquoise Velvet Engagement Ring Box

The Family Joolz

3. Follow A Few Wedding Blogs

Long gone are the days when brides-to-be were limited to subscribing to expensive and sadly un-inspiring wedding magazines loaded with advertising. Today the world wide web is awash with beautifully unique (and free!) wedding blogs to fit every imaginable wedding style, size, theme, budget and location. So find and follow a few, choose those whose voice and aesthetic you love and just see how quickly the ideas start flowing.

A few of my own personal favourites are Green Wedding Shoes for unique real weddings, Hey Wedding Lady for beautiful inspiration boards, and Magnolia Rouge for just plain gorgeous photography. Or head to Aisle Society – a hub of wedding inspiration from the very best wedding blogs around the world!

For more ideas, take a look at this carefully compiled list of 100 blogs to suit every couple over on the fabulous Bridal Musings, or head across to the Top 100 Wedding Blogs (on which CVB is proudly listed!)…..

Top 100 Wedding Blogs

Oh and its not just inspiration blogs can help you with! Find the right blog for you (one that suits your style, theme, budget and wedding location) and check to see if they have a directory, like CVB’s Little Book of Chic. These hand-selected lists of some of our favourite wedding vendors are guaranteed to help you find just the right people to bring your dream wedding to life.

4. Set a Date

After “Congratulations!” and “Ooooh, let me see your ring…” you will be asked “When’s the big day?” A LOT! So, set a date – even if it’s just narrowing down a year and season! And you can always start looking at Save the Dates if it is too soon for invites. But don’t rush into it, remember these are your guests first impression of your wedding, and we all know how important first impressions are!

Romantic Save the DatesElegant Save the DateRustic Watercolor Save the DateRomantic Destination Save the Date

The above 4 lovelies all came from CVB fave Minted who always have the most fabulous collection of cards, magnets and minibooks!

5. Treat Yourself to a Manicure

For the next month or so everyone’s eyes will be on your ring finger, which makes getting engaged the perfect excuse for a spot of pampering. Take the opportunity to spend some time with the girls (because there will be p-l-e-n-t-y of time to spend with your new fiance over the coming months, or years, of wedding planning) and book in a manicure for you and your Mum, sister or/and besties.

Get a ManicurePhotography by Greg Finck Photography

6. Book an Engagement Session

If I could change one thing on our own wedding planning journey, it would be to have made the time to organise an Engagement session before our big day! Your engagement is an event well worth celebrating and capturing, so with all the excitement of wedding planning and dress shopping don’t forget to record it.

10 Tips for What to Wear for Your Engagement Shoot

Photography – The Ganeys

Plus, an engagement shoot is the perfect opportunity to get a little practice in front the camera with your photographer! Photographer Emily Ganey shared these words of wisdom about the benefits of using your wedding photographer for your engagement shoot.

Why You Should Use your Wedding Photographer for Your Engagement Photos

Oh and if (or when) you do decide to plan your engagement shoot, do pop back here as I will be sharing some great engagement shoot advice posts over the coming weeks; including ideas on what to wear, where to go, and some beautiful must have shots!

7. Say Hello to Pinterest

I wonder now how I ever managed to plan our wedding without it, so if you haven’t already, create an account and embrace Pinterest. It makes collating, bookmarking, organising and communicating all of your ideas so much simpler. To start with though don’t focus too much about the specifics, don’t worry about finding THE dress, perfect gifts for your bridesmaids, or your dream centrepieces; just let the inspiration wash over you and be prepared to get lost in all of the pretty! Pin everything wedding (or even non wedding) you love, anything at all that makes your heart skip a beat or your hands tremble and see if a pattern, theme, scheme or look emerges….. but be warned, it is seriously addictive.

An Introduction to Pinterest

Oh and after 3 years of me declaring my love for this particular Social Media platform, only to receive a disdainful look, Mr E finally discovered its merits over the holidays! Last week, out of nowhere, and to my utter amazement he announces “I love Pinterest!” So, involve your soon to be husband in the wedding planning process from the start by inviting him to pin to your secret Wedding Board.

8. Follow Chic Vintage Brides on Pinterest

With a board for every wedding detail as well as every theme, colour, decade and style of wedding (or if there isn’t, let me know and I will create one!) I promise you will find something you love, so pop across, peruse some of the 34,000 pins (I told you it was addictive!!) and join 4 million brides-to-be, brides, wedding professionals by following Chic Vintage Brides here…..

Chic Vintage Brides Wedding Inspiration on Pinterest

Did you know Chic Vintage Brides was also named one of 10 Pinterest Boards to follow by Vogue Paris no less!

Top Wedding Pinnser to Follow by Vogue Paris

You will also find Chic Vintage Brides on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+

9. Agree On A Budget

This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so before you start planning (or even looking – for there is nothing worse than falling in love with a wedding dress only to find it is way out of your price range!) set a budget and agree with your groom to stick to it!

SET A BUDGET

But don’t be pressured into thinking a beautiful wedding will break the bank and cost the earth, just take a peek at this beautiful bride and her budget friendly DIY wedding!…… Or here for more budget friendly weddings and money saving ideas.

Budget Friendly Wedding

10. Celebrate!

Most of all, if you are basking in the glow of a proposal popping New Year, bask a while longer. Yes, it’s true you have a lot of decisions to make in the next few months but, for now, take some time to enjoy being engaged. Book a weekend away with your fiance, throw a party, have a family meal; however you want to do it, before you start down the wedding planning path, just take a breath and with your nearest and dearest celebrate being engaged!

Vintage CelebrationSpeakeasy inspired party

Click here to see all the photos from this speakeasy inspired shindig. Photography by Chris Spira

Oh and of course, do stay a while and familiarise yourself with these pages! You will find lots to love including beautiful real weddings, advice and wedding planning tips from real couples, inspiring styled shoots, perfect colour palettes and inspiration boards, and more helpful hints and top tips to see you through your wedding planning journey.

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Inspiration Shoots

Glamorous Boho New York City Wedding Inspiration

Forever Photography

Set in Kinfolk 94 and with the New York City skyline as a backdrop today’s shoot is full of dramatic details! From the lush florals that include a ceremony backdrop and a wall installation for the reception in rich, dusky hues, to the black wedding cake and not to mention the bride’s incredible dress and crystal headpiece. Today’s editorial is a masterclass in how to add a little modern boho glamour to your timeless wedding….

Margaret of Margaret Rose Events was the creative director and planner for the shoot, and she shared these words about the inspiration behind it…. “Our goal was to create an edgy, moody atmosphere that also felt romantic and beautiful much like the neighborhood we shot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Shot by Forever Photography, a color scheme of grey, emerald green, and mauve with gold accents was used to capture a dark, yet idyllic vibe that is quintessentially New York City.

I drew a lot of inspiration from Downtown New York City, an area that is both eccentric and cool but also effortlessly glamorous. She wanted to capture a wedding that was both romantic and luxe, but with an edgy, cool aesthetic.

Highlighted by its geodesic dome-like enclosure made of red cedar and leveled interior, Kinfolk 94 provided the perfect enclave for our moody love story to take shape. The amazing team at Botanique NYC designed the florals including the framed floral installation that gave life to the white brick wall in the space. They absolutely nailed the theme and hit it out of the park by somehow making the flowers look both antique and fresh at the same time. They also made the lovely smudge stick favors which smelled as pretty as they looked. 

Ashley Holt of Sugar Monster Sweets (and winner of TLC’s Next Great Baker!) designed the four-tier eggplant and gold cake with black accents. Ashley is a creative force who was able to deliver this cake within days of giving birth to her first child! What a rock star. 

The delicate, feminine jewelry was provided by Everett NYC, a New York City-based brand founded by Alexandra Cole Nelson. Her pieces are simple and clean in design, set with complex and brilliant stones. They provided just the right amount of sparkle while maintaining the effortless beauty we were looking for.”

Calligraphy Wedding Invitation Suite
Boho Vintage Bride
Boho Vintage Bride
Boho Vintage Engagement & Wedding Ring
Boho Vintage Groom
Dapper Groom in a Bow Tie
Boho Floral Wedding Ceremony Backdrop
Candlelit Wedding Ceremony
Candlelit Wedding Ceremony
Boho Vintage Bride & Groom
Boho Floral Wedding Ceremony
White & Greenery Bridal Bouquet
New York City Wedding Portraits
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Portraits
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Table
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Table Decor
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Place Setting
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Tablescape
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Table Centerpiece
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Tablescape
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Table Decor
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Table Setting
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Tablescape
Black Wedding Cake
Boho Vintage New York City Wedding Inspiration

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Isn’t it stunning?! I just love the florals and that candle lit table is so amazing! Thank-you so much to the creative team listed below who all played their part in bringing this vision to life, and especially to
Forever Photography for capturing it all so perfectly. You can see more of Andrea & Jessica’s beautiful photography by popping across to their website www.foreverphotony.com and by following them on FacebookInstagram & Pinterest.

Now if this beautiful vision has you dreaming of a garden wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this stunning desert elopement, this fall inspiration shoot with mid-century vibes and Stephanie & Michael’s Dairyland wedding is not to be missed!

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Credits & Contributors

Photography – Forever Photography || Bridal Boutique – Carol Hannah || Wedding Cake – Sugar Monster Sweets || Styling – Margaret Rose Events || Floral Design – Botanique || Hair & Makeup – Lauren DeCosimo & Nina Buttacavoli || Jewelry – Everett || Stationery & Calligraphy – KA Kalligraphy || Rentals – Nuage Designs & Please B Seated || Venue – Kinfolk 94

Inspiration Shoots

Snowy & Floral-Filled Vintage Winter Wedding Inspiration

OLGA SIYANKO

Brimming with romantic florals in an array of pretty hues, balanced by elegant black and set against a castle backdrop, today’s wedding editorial is a beautiful embodiment of vintage elegance and the perfect way to wave farewell to 2018 and see in the New Year. All the way from Russia, in a landscape dusted with snow, it shows just why Winter weddings are so magical….

Snowy & Floral-Filled Vintage Winter Wedding Inspiration

Aristocratic Snowy Winter Wedding in Russia

Here’a few words from Olga Siyanko about what inspired this frosty aristocratic wedding editorial….. “When we met Olga and Alexander they were dreaming about a winter wedding. They dreamed about waking up into a frosty noble morning of England during 1930s-40s and going for a walk through crunchy snow around their own ancestral estate…

The venue for this vintage wedding inspiration shoot was an old castle built in the English style. Every brick was filled with a sense of history! The groom came for his bride in a vintage car – a black Chrysler Desoto from 1939.

Their brunch was held at an elegantly set table. All the flowers around them were in an autumnal color palette: terra-cotta, caramel, marsala, mustard, and milk. And every single piece of decor like tables, chairs, tableware, cutlery, brass candlesticks, were all were chosen to compliment the vintage wedding style.

The couple was styled to create an aristocratic old-world sense for our bride and groom: a noble velvet tuxedo, an elegant dress made from natural silk and a vintage fur cape on bride’s shoulders. The bride’s vintage style was perfected by a special hand-embroidered headpiece.

Additionally, the calligraphy wedding invitation suite enriched the spirit of the shoot and gave it a perfect final touch!”

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Now if that doesn’t make you consider a Winter wedding, I don’t know what will! Every single detail is just perfection. I can’t thank the creative team behind this beauty (listed below) enough, especially Olga Siyanko for photographing it so exquisitely and for allowing me to share it on Chic Vintage Brides. If you love this shoot as much as I do, do pop over to Olga’s website www.olgasiyanko.ru to see more of her stunning work, and you will also find her on Instagram.

If its the exquisite fine art style of photography that has you swooning, you should take a look at this creative rustic Legends of the Fall inspired wedding editorial and this elegant affair was also inspired by the Art Deco era – and more specifically, my favourite, Downton Abbey. Or if the fairytale location is making your heart skip a beat, this timeless inspiration shoot took place at a French Chateau!

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Contributors & Credits

Photography – Olga Siyanko || Wedding Agency – WED Kiosque || Flowers & Décor – FLO Kiosque || Styling – Svetlana Sokolova || Jewelry – Nch Wedding || Wedding Dress – Karina Galstyan Fashion || Calligraphy – My Morning Glory || Chairs & Flowerpot – Rocketmice || Armchair – Celebrate It Rent || Brassware & Table – RENT Kiosque || Fur Coat – Skornyakova Design || Car – Retro Garag || Venue – Private Residence near Moscow, Russia

Vintage Inspired Weddings

A Winter Wonderland Wedding from Austria

Photography - Greg Finck

The last post before breaking for the holidays, and what a stunner it is! Because when it comes to describing Magdalena and Sebastian’s wedding, magical would be an understatement. From the couple’s timeless style and their historical church ceremony, to the chandelier & candlelit palace reception, not to mention the  snow dusted backdrop of Salzburg, it is the epitome of a chic Winter wedding…..

Timelessly Romantic Snowy Winter Wedding In Austria

Here’s a few words about the couple and their stunning celebration….. “It was love at first sight when Magdalena and Sebastian met. Serendipity was the phenomenon that united them. Their winter tale wedding happened in the most musical and romantic city of Austria, Salzburg. And not in any Palace, it was the Sound of Music Palace – Schloss Leopoldskron.

The ceremony was held in the historical St. Peter’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and former cathedral. Followed by the cake cutting and first toast at The Stiftskeller nearby the church. Christmas and love was definitely in the air. A breathe-taking winter wedding filled with romance, elegance, happiness and togetherness.

The Leopoldskron Palace’s lake was frozen and set a very special scenery for the couple shoot. The flowers were designed to both enhance and stand out from the winter scenes: Organic Christmas and love feelings with white, green, deep purple, deep red, and Marsala tones.”

So if you’re recently engaged and wondering what season to get wed, or if you’re already think a Winter wedding might be for you, sit back and soak up every beautiful moment – and have your pinning finger at the ready before scrolling any further!

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Isn’t it just perfection?? The snowy backdrop, the flowers, the Christmassy color palette, the venues….. everything! As always a heartfelt thankyou to the happy couple Magdalena and Sebastian for allowing me to share their magical day, and to their photographer Greg Finck for capturing is all so exquisitely! If, like me, you are completely in love with Greg’s fine art style of photography be sure to pop over to his website www.gregfinck.com and follow him on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

If this heavenly holiday wedding has you dreaming of a snowy backdrop for your own big day, you might want to take a peek at this lovely Wintery vow renewal on Baker lake, or this beautiful editorial in dusky blue, or this mountain wedding inspiration in a more dazzling blue, and this floral filled affair all the way from Russia mustn’t be missed! Or if its Christmas wedding inspiration you want then you should definitely check out this traditional Christmas styled shoot – including a reindeer! – again from Russia and this romantic Winter love story. And be sure to take a look at these 20 festive wedding finds!

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Contributors & Credits

Photography – Greg Finck || Planning & Design – A Very Beloved Wedding || Cinematography – Gabriel Menassier || Floral Design – A Very Beloved Bloom || Wedding gown – Rosa Clara || Wedding Cake – Cake Couture || Stationery – Wald und Schwert || Ceremony Venue – St Peter’s Abbey || Reception Venue – Leopoldskron Palace  || Bride’s shoes – Jimmy Choo || Rings – Cartier