Tag Archives: Vintage

A Birthday Treat – From Me To You!

I shouldn’t really be all bloggy on my birthday but I just love you all too much…and I love this wedding too much to wait until tomorrow..I have to get it out there right now!

I found this wedding via Offbeat Bride’s Flickr pool (it’s an amazing resource for finding wicked weddings, but I’m assuming most of you already know that!)  Anyway, as soon as I saw this wedding I emailed the Bride, Kelly straight away demanding to be allowed to feature it on here…and she was more than happy for me too…wooohooo!

I’m going to hand right over to Kelly at this point, because in her own words she loves talking about her wedding!
We started planning a very traditional wedding but it never seemed
“right” for us.  So my man gave me full control and said “make it feel
like us”.  I changed the location to New York City (that’s were we
live) and decided the day would be family only.  (Later, we had a
party for friends in New York and both our hometowns)

The day started by taking a black limo to Brooklyn Bridge, to take
pictures.  After that, we headed to the court house, downtown
Manhattan to have the civil ceremony.  Another black limo took all of
the guests to meet us at the court house.  We got married about 1:00
pm on Friday, March 20 in a very short little ceremony.  Then we all
headed to Alice’s Tea Cup on 64th where we had rented a room upstairs.
 It was so darling!!  We had different types of finger sandwiches,
crazy scones, tons of little deserts and unlimited tea.  Our cake was
a one-layered yellow cake with buttercream frosting and the grooms
“cake” was really a red velvet cupcake (his favorite).  My cake topper
was a vintage 1950′s wedding couple.  My favors were vintage tea cups
with little gold bags of loose tea (Wedding Chai) wrapped in pink
tulle and ivory ribbons.  By 7:00 pm, my new husband and I were at the
airport to leave on our honeymoon.  It was a perfect day!

A highlight:  When we stood in front of the court house, right after
the ceremony to take pictures, a NYPD traffic cop took our picture
with her cell phone.  Then she looked at it, smiled and said it was
the best wedding she had ever seen!

Now here is good stuff:

Bride:  Dress, Betsey Johnson
Headpiece, veil, earrings: ReVamp

Shoes and purse: Prada
Make up:  All MAC Cosmetics.  (Lip color:  Alta Moda and All Nighter
Prolong Wear by MAC–I get asked that a lot)
Rings:  Peachtree on Fifth Ave

Maid of Honor:  Dress, Betsey Johnson
Hat, bracelets, earrings:  ReVamp

Shoes: Christian Dior
Make up: All MAC Cosmetics.  (Lip color: Melrose Mood)

Groom:  Suit, Tie: Gucci
Cufflinks: Vintage

Ring:  Heirloom (Great grandfathers’ ring)

Reception, cake and favors:  Alice’s Tea Cup 

Flowers: ReVamp

Thank you for letting me share this with you!  I am very excited that
people liked what I did, because I was getting a bit of flack from
some friends about not being “traditional”.  I only did and wore what
I loved; that is what made my wedding authentic.  I would hope to
inspire other brides to ignore the critics and go with their own sense
of style.

Thanks so much for sharing Kelly.  You all simply must head over here to check out the rest of her ridiculously gorgeous wedding! (and here for her Vintage, Remade, Re-inspired and Occasionally Sparkly etsy shop!)

Credit: Jacob Hyzer & Susan Thackeray

The Wallpaper Did It For Me

I got a lovely email from Jeremy Lawson thanking me for featuring his super-cool ‘I want to lick your face’ photograph and telling me to feel free to use anymore of his work…so I’m gonna!
I couldn’t choose just one wedding as he seems to be a very lucky photographer indeed and gets a wealth of amazingly cool and rock n roll couples to shoot, therefore stand by for the first post of many – first up Dan and Dwyer.

I picked this wedding for 3 reasons…the gorgeous vintage styling (i.e the way-to0-beautiful Bride + veil + dress + ugg boots!) the old Hollywood feel and that amazing wallpaper! I love it used as a mock-photobooth – awesome, gorgeous, fun!

Ta Daaaa….

Credit: Jeremy Lawson

Once With Feeling

I found this wedding and immediately emailed the Bride asking if I could feature it…I have never known so much detail to be put into flickr notes! It’s great though and I highly recommend a good old read, particularly if you are planning your own semi-traditional, budget, eco, backyard wedding.  I particularly love this entry…
The Pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality for centuries. According to legend, captains of New England ships would mount a pineapple on their fence posts when they had a safe return from sea. This served as an invitation for family & friends to visit and share a meal together. That was our plan!


The Bride even wore her mother’s dress from 1974..and it’s gorgeous on her! Even if I had wanted to do this I wouldn’t have been able to – my Mum was a ballet dancer as a young woman and literally about half the size of me!

Anyway enjoy these photographs, I know you will…and be sure to check out Charlie’s blog too!

Credit: Aga Images via Chic Cyclist

A Little Bit Of Joy

You all know I love every single wedding or photograph I share with you, but I always get a little bit more excited than usual when I get to share a wedding from the UK with you.  Marianne Taylor is a very cool photographer from London (originally from Finland) who has just branched out into the world of wedding photography over here. She was kind enough to send me her very first UK wedding!  It took place at the stunning Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, and Marianne’s photographs make this venue look even more gorgeous than it is in real life!
There are so many amazing photographs from this wedding I couldn’t possibly share them all, so be sure to check out Marianne’s blog for more (particularly the portrait session on the old stairs…wow!)

I look forward to featuring more of your work in the future Marianne!

Credit: Marianne Taylor

The Golden Age

Check out these amazing portraits by Laura Burlton of D Jones Photography, just pure vintage fabulousness right?  This couple literally could have stepped right out of a black and white movie of days gone by….
I received these from Laura, no joke, about 5 minutes ago and as soon as I opened the link and just saw the thumbnail versions of these amazing images I emailed her straight back saying I would blog them, like, now!

You guys are gonna love these just as much as I do…I know it!

Credit: D Jones Photo