I’m so sorry for playing hookey yesterday – for some reason I managed to have several blog posts half-finished, and zero posts ready to go. Blogger ADD or something. Hopefully this vintage wedding inspiration will make up for it. Every year, when The Sartorialist posts photos from the Governor’s Island jazz dance and picnic, I get totally jealous. One of these summers I’ll make it out there! In the meantime, I thought I’d put together an inspiration board based on the fabulous fashion from these parties, for a vintage wedding vibe. 1920′s fashion, loose garden bouquets, picnic treats (lemonade and Bundt cake!), and a gramophone – anachronistic, yes, but I think they convey the feeling. Whimsical calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap (have I mentioned before how much I love her? yes?) is an unexpectedly modern addition.

Mood: old-fashioned garden party
Palette: garden green, black and white


Top row from left:  garden chair and Panama hat style by Chelsea Fuss, photo of white dress and cloche hat from The Sartorialist, loose bouquet with striped ribbon by JM Flora, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Row 2: white roses in vintage pharmacy bottle by Poppies & Posies via Brooklyn Bride, mismatched vintage silverware via Once Wed, photo of seersucker suit and plaid bow tie by Justin & Mary via Style Me Pretty, lemonade from Martha Stewart
Row 3: Bundt cake with powdered sugar from Design Shimmer, vintage 2-cent stamps, garden bouquet by JM Flora (photo by Jennifer Colina), jazz age fashion dance photo from The Sartorialist
Row 4: photo of Paul Smith shoes by Ashley O’Dell, gramophone photo by Justin & Mary, book of love letters via Style Me Pretty

If you like this inspiration board, then you’ll love this Great Gatsby wedding!


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  1. J. Lauren Events

    I love the style of this board. I can imagine it turning into one of those chic but fun weddings that seem like it was effortless to plan.

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  2. Becoming Mrs. Ford

    OOh so F Scott Fitzgerald chic! LOVE.

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  3. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Ohhh…love this old time vintage board!! I can just hear the vinyl record playing in the background!

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  5. the artisann

    one of my favs! love his shots of the event!

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  6. Kate/MagnoliaRouge

    Gorgeous board!!

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  7. Weddings in France

    Beatiful inspiration board. It reminds me of the Great Gatsby. Maybe it is the cloche. Very chic.

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  8. Camille @ STYLE NOTES

    I’m working on a client’s 1920′s-themed party now, so this inspiration board is perfect timing. Every detail-from the gramophone to the jazz-age hats is pitch perfect. LOVE!

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  11. Amanda

    This has to be my favorite board you’ve put up. I feel like I was born in the wrong decade, so if I was able to choose when I was born it would have definitely been a little bit before this time so I could live through the 20′s.

    I’d love to have a wedding with this theme. Gorgeous! Fantastic job! :)

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