Sarah & Kevin’s darling backyard wedding took place in a friend’s back garden in Arlington, Texas. The vintage-inspired theme with robin egg blue touches made for the perfect, personal picnic wedding. The day was styled by Revolution Garden and several of the wedding accessories (including the invitation, all hair accessories, the sign-in painting, and the decorated hat box) were hand-made by them as well. The whimsical bouquets made of all off-white and vanilla flowers and the boutonnieres were created by The T Shop. The bridesmaids wore dresses from Anthropologie and the bride’s dress was put together with thrift store shopping including Buffalo Exchange.
Norma & David’s wedding was all about the individual retro touches. In love with the art deco vibe of the 1920s and 30s, the pair used this as their inspiration – choosing to be inspired by and go with the flow of the theme rather than being restricted by it. “We wanted a vintage feel, as I am in love with art deco, 20’s and 30’s music/style/art/film” Norma told me. “As an artist the visual ‘flow’ was more important to me than being “matchy matchy”, or sicking to a theme. We like an eclectic look and things with character…we were hoping to create an elegant, whimsical, romantic, sensual feel.”
The couple got married at White Album Wedding Chapel in Chilliwack, an 1886 wedding chapel, restored with old wooden doors, and an old church bell which is actually owned by their photographers! “A few years ago we accidentally found the chapel for sale” Elizabeth & Mark explain. “When we walked into the little white heritage church along a narrow country road and saw the worn hardwood floors, wooden doors with old door knobs, tall windows and an old church bell, we fell in love. It’s a great place to run our photography business and a beautiful place for two people in love to get married!”
Norma wore a dress and catherdal length veil from ‘Treat Bridal’ in Langley and Fluevog shoes. David’s green shirt and zebra tie were found at Le Chateau and gave him such much needed pizazz! Norma designed her own bouquet and used iris and peacock feathers to get the look she was after.
I literally couldn’t think of a more apt title for this post as when I saw Mary & Adam’s 1930s/40s themed bridal shoot I squeeeeealed in my email reply to photographers Jessica & Chelsea , ‘Oh these are so incredible, I can’t wait to blog them!’
“We had been planning this shoot for months but just needed the right two people to do it” the guys told me. “As you can see, Adam and Mary were perfect for the shoot. We actually had the wedding dress made for Mary by a local seamstress for $100 (including the cost of the fabric). So, we loaded up and headed to Denison, TX. Our plan was to shoot at the Old Dennison Hotel, but when we got there we found some other amazing places to shoot as well. The town is so weird. It seems like it once was a booming little town (like in the early part of the 1900’s), but then as it started to crumble, no one ever fixed it or tore down the old buildings; instead they just built all these modern structures around it. It just feels kind of forgotten, but it was really perfect for our shoot. One of the places we shot was this adorable little 50’s diner and malt shop complete with old gas pumps, a juke box, and checkered floors! It’s called Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner and Ice Cream Parlor. As for the Denison hotel…
Fashion designer Kelly & her fiance, Martin’s engagement is a total joy of faux fur, retro chic! Their amazing-sounding Halloween themed wedding will be taking place in October this year and after Kelly told me she’s not only making her bridesmaid dresses but her own wedding dress I was literally already chomping at the bit to see the results! In this, their engagement session, Kelly looks amazing in her red tights, vintage faux fur coat (from a Salvation Army store) and headband (a gift from her future Mother in law.) Congratulations guys!
Credit: Via Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien
It’s our favourite time of the week again- tasty treat time. Yum!
♥ Snowy vintage wedding style
♥ Doze magazine is full of gorgeous photography – and turn to page 62 – 77 to see the amazing wonderland feature by Kirsty Mitchell
♥ Jane & Warrick’s beautiful, personal cliff top ceremony
♥ Vivien of Holloway = swoon
♥ I love tattoo tuesday
♥ Gorgeous blonde
♥ Why is my clutter not so effortlessly chic?
♥ Fab black & white Rock n Roll bridal style
♥ Katherine O’Brien always shoots the most perfect vintage brides
♥ Together we are beautiful
♥ Amazing whimsical, Santa Monica vintage wedding
Melody & David are a super cool Rock n Roll couple from Belgium who certainly added that little bit of cool to their engagement shoot. They brought along things that really meant something to them to use as props and the result is a quirky, retro vibe to die for.