In the past, I’ve mentioned that I have mixed feelings about the color red (which you’ll probably find amusing when you see some of my own wedding details) – sometimes I think it’s overly dramatic and awful, while other times I love love love it. Today, in this context, I love it. Inspired entirely by that cute skirt and floral sweater found via This is Glamorous, I wanted to create something that was a mix of vintage charm and modern elegance. I imagined a hometown wedding, quite possibly with the reception held at the bride’s childhood home (white picket fence and all!). A vintage look for the bride (satin v-back dress, feather head piece, pearls) jazzed up with red accessories and red lipstick, is the perfect fit at this wedding. Chintzy floral patterns can be sweet when used sparingly (perhaps as envelope liners or to decorate elements of the dessert table).

Mood: romantically retro red roses
Palette: red, white, pink

Top row from left: “Keep Me” from The Curious Nomad via Design Crush, red jumper from Asos via This is Glamorous, red Christian Louboutin wedding shoes via Michelle Rago, photo of bride with red lipstick and vintage hat by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty
Row 2: photo of pearl necklace by Sarah Rhoads via Green Wedding Shoes, duchesse satin dress with v-back from J.Crew, centerpiece with peonies and vines by Ariella Chezar, rose champagne cocktail from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: princess cake with roses, letterpress invitation with red roses by Milkfed Press for Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of vintage getaway car by Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Laurie Arons Special Events, picket fence from Country Living

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  1. s.suh

    i think red is such a classic color that could be very retro and girly at the same time. a simple dress with a color-popping lipstick is a favorite of mine.

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  2. Asiya

    being south asian, red is kind of integral to our wedding culture, but I agree with you that sometimes it can be an overbearing colour choice. I think it works here because you’ve mixed it with so many shades of white.

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  3. Leslie King

    I love this board! It’s very romantic…and I think that’s red’s best quality. But then, all of your boards are amazing!!

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  4. Rachel - theWeddingVine

    The corsage rose shoes are amazing!! I want them!

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  5. Amy@OldSweetSong

    LOVE. So classic.

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  6. Lena

    I’m in LOVE.

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  7. Ashley with

    I’m also a little mixed when it comes to red but this may have just convinced me otherwise. The red lipstick on the vintage bride shot by the Nichols is stunning. Couldn’t have achieved that with any other colors.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Ashley, Dress My Cupcake Designer Wrappers

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    I’m totally back into red these days. After years of orange, red is seeming more appealing. I like your mood board!


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  9. Emily

    I love vintage red rose print: I am entirely smitten with this board, and I’m not much of a red person either! (Which is funny, considering my outfit choice on my website)

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  10. Dynamite Weddings

    red makes everything so vibrant!

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  11. Mandy

    mmyes there is a lot of awesome going on here.

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  12. Paper Moss

    this board is nothing but fabulous. the shoes are dreamy!

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  13. roséline

    so happy that sweet little jumper inspired something so lovely! especially smitten with the centerpiece with peonies and vines and princess cake…

    {p.s.} happy, happy new year, kathryn! & also, warmest congratulations! xoxo

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  14. lizzie

    i love the picket fence in the board! such a cute touch!

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  15. Chloe from Love Making It

    A red rose and pearl bouquet would look gorgeous too!

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  16. The Boom Club

    Love the shoes. Must have them now! Everything is beautiful and is not an overwhelming use of red, which can be overdone.

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  17. the perfect palette

    I’m definitely a red lover and this palette is no exception! I’m in love! thanks for the eye candy!

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  18. Laura Whitney

    Retro Chic! I love it!

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  19. Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture

    I had red for my wedding and absolutely loved it. We had incorporated red tulips, napkins, ribbons around martini glasses and more.

    You can find lots of red cupcake wrapper ideas for your cupcake display too.

    So much fun planning a vibrant red wedding theme like this! Carrie

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