Literary Love – A Bright & Quirky Mid-Century Vintage Wedding Shoot Inspired by Penguin Books
I love inspiration shoots, and how they allow professionals and experts in the wedding industry to get their creative juices flowing. The result is always breathtaking and yet often something a bride might not otherwise have thought of. This fabulous Mid-Century inspiration shoot from Ilene Squires Photography and Party Task Force is the perfect example of just such a shoot! Who would have thought something as simple as the classic Penguin books could inspire anything this lovely…..
With a mix of modern and vintage details in a poppy palette of orange, turquoise and cerise this mod infused shoot is bright and beautiful with creative literary elements. From the aisle backdrop of vintage book pages, to the stationery by Bela Morris, and the fabulous ombre wedding cake by Mayra Nunez every detail is cleverly created to bring to mind the colourful covers of the old Penguin books. The tablescape is packed with an eclectic mix of boho, modern and vintage pieces, that somehow contrast and compliment each other perfectly. Whilst the beautifully organic and unstructured floral arrangements by Valerie Jurado add a lovely romantic edge. And I don’t even know where to start with the styling, but the bride’s turquoise heels have given me shoe envy and I am sure you are going to love the tea length wedding dress with its gorgeous lace!
Here are a few words from the event designer who styled the whole shoot, Andrea of Party Task Force: “Our styled shoot was inspired by the iconic Penguin paperback books. Based on the polychromatic Penguin books, I chose a color palette of bright jewel tones including orange, emerald green, and dark blue. And the graphic, triple-banded covers of the books inspired everything from the invitations, to the color-blocked bridesmaids’ dresses, to the inside and outside of the cake! The bright pops of orange in the chargers and napkins, and the beautiful liquor decanters in emerald green, dark topaz, and amber which lined the table along with stacks of colorful Penguin books brought in even more color. Plus, the napkins and place cards were designed to look like Penguin book covers underneath each guest’s glass plate, and the brass penguins, candlesticks, and cameras infused the table with some vintage soul.”
Isn’t it fabulous? I love the lining of the groom’s jacket!! A huge thank-you to Party Task Force, and the whole creative team listed below, for bringing to life such a creative mid-century wedding. And a special thanks to Ilene Squires for capturing it all so perfectly, and for allowing me to share it with you here on Chic Vintage Brides. You can see more of Ilene’s fabulous photography on Facebook, Instagram,Pinterest and Twitter.
For more mid-century wedding inspiration take a peek at this full of geometric shapes and fabulous fashion and this sweet 1950s inspired shoot . You will find both of these, and more, by clicking here. Or for real weddings inspired by the 1950s and 1960s pop across and take a look at this fabulous 1950s inspired woodland wedding and this super stylish retro affair with the most incredible portrait photos – they’re both so full of wonderful details and ideas you will LOVE them!
Photography ~ Ilene Squires Photography
Event Styling, Props & Rentals ~ Party Task Force
Floral Design ~ Valerie Jurado
Venue ~ Sadie Kitchen & Lounge
Wedding Dress ~ Modcloth
Hanger ~ BHLDN
Bridal Shoes ~ Modcloth
Jewelry ~ Baublebar
Bridal Hair ~ Krystal Farris
Makeup ~ Leah Jurado
Bridesmaid Dresses ~ Modcloth
Bridesmaids Shoes ~ Modcloth
Wedding Cake ~ Mayra Nunez
Wedding Stationery ~ Bela Morris
Calligraphy ~ Jeanetta Gonzales
Bride Model ~ Aubrey Cooke
Groom Model ~ Curtis Burke