Board #499 | Ragtime Romance

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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