Another vintage-inspired board today, but a totally different look from yesterday’s. More feminine, more glitzy, more urban sophistication. I think the key to a vintage look for your wedding is to update it so that it doesn’t look like a themed costume party. Though a flapper wedding could be really fabulous…

Mood: vintage whimsy
Palette: oyster gray, pearl pink

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Top row from left: flapper photo via Paris Apartment, glitter paper moon photo booth from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage music paper cake topper by Studio d.Sharp
Row 2: silver glitter favor cup by Studio d.Sharp, zinnia and ranunculus bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: pink and gray velvet jewelry boxes and pink and gray bridesmaid dresses both from Martha Stewart Weddings, shoe photo by Bret Cole
Row 4: headband from Jennifer Behr, paper flower boutonnieres from Charleston Weddings, stationery suite by Mr. Boddington’s Studio

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I recently read an article (cannot for the life of me remember where I read it) about the resurgence of vintage style, and the desire for artisan, hand-crafted things, and how almost anywhere you look you’ll see anachronistic jumbles of designs and things reminiscent of bygone days. Not that I needed to read an article to tell me this, but it did get me thinking about how this trend is certainly present in the wedding world. That, combined with this film about the inspiring architecture and design firm, Roman & Williams, plus my desire to incorporate Root Liquor into an inspiration board, all led up to today’s post. Not everything here comes from the same era or region, but there’s a common thread in the palette and feel of each element, and I don’t think any of it takes itself too seriously except for that love of hand-crafting and thoughtful design. It’s all mostly somewhat masculine, but I think the tiniest bit of blush pink could balance it nicely.

Mood: vintage, vintage, vintage
Palette: caramel, whiskey, leather,

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Top row from left: peeling theater poster via Decorology, dapper gentleman via The Sartorialist, Leica camera via Dress Design Decor, Root Liquor from Art in the Age
Row 2: photo of picture frame wall by Elizabeth Messina, Western Union telegram wedding invitation by Greenwich Letterpress via Once Wed
Row 3: gramophone photo by Justin & Mary, brown and white striped necktie by Billy Reid, salted caramel and chocolate cake by Baked via Amy Atlas, cocktail ring photo by Johnny Miller
Row 4: Tobacco Warehouse photo by Raquel Reis, bistro table via The Bride’s Guide, photo of apothecary jar “bud vase” by Tec Petaja, nude blusher veil by Che Bella via MSP Magazine

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Can you think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than with gorgeous, eco-friendly jewelry? Enter Brilliant Earth. Not only are they committed to sustainable practices, using reclaimed and recycled precious metals in their jewelry, but they are also committed to craftsmanship and quality. And with five basic style collections – Classic, Modern, Nature, Antique, and Glamorous – plus the option to have something totally custom made, they have something for everyone.
{Some examples of the Glamorous and Modern collections.}
{Pieces from the Antique and Nature collections.}

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When Sage and Chris found out they were expecting, they sent out an email to their closest friends and family to find out what weekends were free, and decided on the first weekend in June. Their intimate, at-home wedding was not only sweet and charming, it also reflected the couple’s sense of humor.

Sage and Chris knew they wanted to get married at their home from the first time they saw it, even before buying it! All of their 23 guests stayed with them at the house on the wedding weekend. Says the bride, “It was perfect – we were just surrounded by our very favorite people in our favorite place.”

One of Sage’s favorite parts of the day happened before the ceremony – at her 20-week checkup, she had the doctor write down the baby’s sex on paper and put it in an envelope so that they could be surprised on their wedding day. “We were so sure it was a girl, but it was a boy!” she says. They announced the news to their guests just after saying their vows.

Sage found her dress just a month before the wedding, buying a sample at Kleinfeld‘s because there was no time to have the dress made-to-order. “I needed an empire waist since I didn’t know how it would fit by the day of the wedding,” she says. “And I didn’t wear shoes – I went for the barefoot and pregnant look.”

Catering by The Farmer’s Wife.

The couple designed a “shotgun wedding” themed logo that they had printed on t-shirts and temporary tattoos for their guests. One of their guests surprised them by having the logo printed on a onesie for the baby.

Congratulations to you, Sage and Chris, on your wedding and on your new addition! And thank you to Jean Kallina for sharing these photos.

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