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Vintage Wedding Inspiration

This vintage themed wedding offers delightful photos that will certainly have you feelin’ the love of this couple. If you are looking for some great vintage wedding inspiration- here it is!

Love the use of lace here- just a touch here and there really create a vintage feel.

Teal and a pale yellow feel chic yet warming– a great color palette for a vintage theme.

Remember my love for using typewriters as guest books? Nice touch here as well.

Here is the gorgeous wedding party. The couple Catie + Ben look amazing!

These vintage-feeling cane stands make for the perfect dessert table!

Too see more of this amazing vintage themed wedding, visit Dana Grant Photography. She has many more stunning photos of Catie and Ben’s vintage styled wedding. It was hard for me to choose which to feature.. thus I insist that you visit Dana’s Part 1, Part 2. and Part 3 of this wedding.

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Type-it-out, A Vintage Guest Book Idea

Perhaps it is my love of vintage, or even love of the written word– but something about old typewriters, well makes me smile. I am loving the idea of using typewriters as an alternative to your traditional guest book. Why not set out an old vintage typewriter, a reel of paper and let your guests type you a little note? At the end of the night, roll up the paper like a scroll and secure with a ribbon!

What do you think?

images via A Modern Proposal, Green Wedding Shoes and Elizabeth Anne Designs

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{Real} Wedding: Vintage White

This {Real} Wedding feature was sent to me by Sasha from Choco Studio- award winning wedding photographers. This wedding (of Jenny and Jeff) is fun and romantic all wrapped into one. Sasha explains:

From Jenny’s vintage inspired dress, to the beautiful grounds of the Ralston White Retreat, we tried to get everything we saw to fit inside of our cameras. There’s a beautiful pond as well as trails going through the woods all around this venue. As it turns out, the Ralston White Retreat is a sixteen-bedroom mansion that was originally acquired as a wedding present by the owner to his wife. It was definitely a special treat to photograph in and around this venue.

Take a look at a few of the gorgeous images they captured of this sweet couple, Jenny & Jeff.

I adore Jenny’s vintage white style.

Is it just me or do these photos say romantic (on the right) and fun (on the left?).

This vintage wedding style feels effortlessly… glam. Am I right?

You’ll have to head on over to Choco Studio’s blog for all the other great photos from this {Real} Wedding feature. You’ll be glad you did as the reception photos are very fun! Thanks Sasha for sharing!

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Day of the Dead Wedding

This unique themed wedding came to be via Eva with Catalyst Ranch, a one of a kind wedding venue in Chicago, IL. Catalyst Ranch tends to cater to couples who are fairly eclectic and really do some unusual things and this couple –Martha and Julio, don’t disappoint. Here are some great shots of their Day of the Dead themed wedding.

This photo of the bride and groom swinging makes my heart flutter.

Did you notice the Bride’s red shoes? LOVE them!

The bride handmade these Day of the Dead cookies herself!

Okay, I could go on and on posting photos of this unique wedding- but I’ll stop here. Visit Jeremy Lawson Photography to see the rest of these gorgeous images from Martha and Julio’s wedding. Thanks to Eva and Catalyst Ranch for sharing this one-of-a-kind event with us!

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Love is Elementary

I spied this wedding over on The Bride’s Guide and can’t stop gushing over it. Perhaps it is the innocence of this school themed wedding, or the simple romantic idea of marrying your best friend from 4th grade- regardless, I have to share it with you! Here is the one of a kind nostalgia wedding of Minhee and Truman.

A teacher’s desk held the guests’ place cards.

Which were apples adorned with a numbered stickers. Each apple sat atop a hand printed piece of graph paper which included the guests’ names.

Chalkboard table runner? What screams elementary school more than that? This couple created theirs using black rolled paper and chalk- simple!

I love this fussy-free hand tied bouquet.

Guests posed for polaroid pics in front of a large chalkboard then inserted them into this guest book. Writing messages to the happy couple, this idea has that “yearbook” feel that is just so fun!

For more of this elementary school themed wedding (including their school themed favors, vintage cafeteria styled serving trays and to see how they incorporated that dreaded pop quiz, check out all the wedding pics on Martha Stewart Weddings: Minhee and Truman.

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A Red Carpet {REAL} Wedding

When M’chel Bauxal sent me photos of her Wedding at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon- I fell in love right away. Dennis and M’chel met a TV station and it was a whirlwind of romance after that. As a TV host and a celebrity makeup artist couple- it was only fitting that Dennis proposed LIVE on air! Yes, watch this on air proposal for yourself…. it is so sweet!

I’ll let M’chel tell the rest… so sit back and enjoy!

We chose the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon because of the sophisticated and modern feel of the solid white truces that offered an ideal setting. The spacious open air terrace and relatively quite Sunday downtown was perfect for a wedding. Becki Duckworth of West Coast Event Productions provided a creative part of the wedding, the lounge which overlooked the Wilamette River in downtown Portland. Two large white leather tufted couches, chairs and ottomans were decorated with baby blue and red fur throws and pillows.

My dress was made of baby blue silk. A modern, couture wedding dress designed by myself and made by Allison of Amai Unmei. It was encrusted with Swarovski crystals on the cuffs, collar and corset back with a 27 foot train. My shoes were covered with some odd 3,000 small blue topaz Swarovski crystals that took me about 15 hours to put on with tweezers.

To keep with our “Red Carpet” glam- as guests arrived at the reception, they walked down a we a 40 foot red carpet and were photographed by several paparazzi photographers. Custom designed bottles of red and baby blue Jones Soda with our engagement photo and a note from us to our guests imprinted on the back were on every place setting.

Guests stood in front of step & repeat banners with our “G” signature logo made by Wonderful Graffiti. In the middle of our cake stood a 12″ square glass vase filled with blue water with large red and clear crystals. Small blue topaz and red swarovski crystals decorated the outside of our 8″ metal “G” cake topper.

Groomsmen: All the men wore designer Italian black suits with red swarovski crystal buttons on the cuffs, black shirts, and red satin stripped ties. Maid of Honors: Two different styles of black silk formal gowns adorned with red Swarovski crystals broaches, chandelier earrings and 1940′s style feather/crystal hair pieces.

At the end of the evening, I had the big surprise waiting that Dennis had no idea about: I planned and schemed for months to arrange. We blind folded Dennis while we were driving around Portland, stopped and lead him up an elevator to a roof top and there was a beautiful helicopter waiting for us!

Thanks M’chel and Dennis for sharing your fabulous red carpet wedding with us. Great work by Becki Duckworth of West Coast Event Productions and many other vendors not listed here.

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