Tag Archives: Vintage

Love-Filled Barcelona Bookstore Wedding

Oh, Alexis and Yiorgos. let me count the ways that I completely adore your wedding celebration! Married in September in Barcelona, they had a city hall ceremony followed by a bookstore reception in an industrial area turned artisan market just outside the city. Their wedding planner, Happy Endings Barcelona, did the most incredible job dressing the space with candles, chesterfield sofas, birdcages and flowers, and they pumped out a flog machine during the meal resulting in the most dramatic wedding breakfast ever!

“We met in April, 2003 when Yiorgos came to Barcelona for a Bear Party with one of his best friends,” they began. “On the first night they went out to a bar and there we saw each other… It was love at first sight. We were both too shy to introduce ourselves as we were surrounded by friends, but on the second night we saw each other we started exchanging smiles and warm glances. The third night a mutual friend from the USA finally introduced us and that was it.”

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Vintage Rockabilly Meets Back to the Future Inspired Wedding at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Are you ready for a little touch of wedding magic? Because Carrie and Bill wedding held at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is about to bring it! This has got to be one of Philly’s coolest and most unique venues, what an incredible spot to say “we do!” It is a non-profit organisation, folk art environment and gallery space that you can hire to get married in! So cool right?

The wedding itself had a vintage Rock n Roll theme with with rockabilly and tattoo culture plus punk vibes thrown in for good measure. The decorations at the reception included cassette tapes made into vases, lanyards as escort cards (VIP passes!) and vinyls as table markers.

“I have been enchanted with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens for many years,” the bride began, “so when we decided to go for a centre city wedding I jumped at the chance to have our ceremony there. It held it’s own beauty and whimsy. As a quirky couple into into art and fantasy as well as alternative punk scene, it was a deal. We exchanged vows in a fashion that is us and Bill even quoted Doug Stanhope ‘Baby I love you so much I want to get the government involved.’ Everyone had a chuckle from that! We walked out to a lovely instrumental version of Ho Hey From the Lumineers. We had a bubble send off and record shaped hand fan programs. It was a truly a magical experience.”

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Vintage, Bohemian Wedding with Succulents, Skulls and Taxidermy

Ryann and Michael always knew they wanted to have a bohemian, vintage wedding, so when it came to planning their big day, they already knew where to start. “I wanted the day to feel like we were in a magical world away from the city and our lives, and for our guests to look around and say ‘this is exactly like Michael and Ryann’” she explained.

To do this, they made sure they had loads of personal touches in their decor, including bringing props from their own home. “The bull skull behind the head table actually hangs in our living room,” Ryann continued. “We had our florist decorate it with flowers, and felt that using it in our decor would help personalise the space as ours.” They had a vintage globe for their guests to sign in lieu of a guestbook, which will then sit in their home as a memento.

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Elegant Retro Wedding Jam-Packed with DIY Ideas (& Cats)

Right, team, have you got your pens, paper and glasses ready? Because there’s a whole load of cute DIY retro inspiration coming your way from Kate and Ant’s wedding day! Katy’s maiden name was Gray and Ant’s last name is Brown, so she just changed from one colour to the other, but that’s only the beginning of the suuuuuuuuuuuuper cute detailing of this gorgeous wedding! So, without further ado…

As Katy absolutely loves the 50s, it was the natural choice for a lot of their wedding but they made sure to personalise it as much as possible too. “It’s very easy to create another generic ‘Pinterest Wedding’ which is exactly what we didn’t want.” she explains. “I tried to make as much of the decor and personal touches as possible to give it some originality.”

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Twin Peaks Meets a Classic Vintage Wedding in Dublin

The very best thing about running Rock n Roll Bride is the HUGE variety of wedding themes and styles that we see. People often ask me if I ever get bored at looking at or talking about weddings and my answer is always the same – how the hell could I get bored when I see such creativity and variety every day!? Ciara and Rowen’s wedding falls firmly into the creativity camp. They took a classic vintage theme and added some David Lynch references, turning what could have been quite a traditional wedding on it’s head.

They were married at Unitarian Church in Dublin and afterwards hosted a reception at The Dean Hotel. “We both love David Lynch and especially the TV show Twin Peaks so we knew we wanted to work that into the theme somewhere”, said Ciara. “One of Rowen’s best men is a brilliant graphic designer who helped us incorporate the iconic colours of the Black Lodge from Twin Peaks into our invitations, wedding booklets and table settings. We wanted our colour theme to be really strong, as a nod to David Lynch, too and I think we achieved that with the splashes of red throughout our wedding!”

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Boho Vintage Chic Italian Farmhouse Wedding Inspired by Ibiza

Eleonora and Michele’s wedding day was boho chic to the max. They mixed fun vintage-inspired details with more traditional Italian elements for a knock-out day to remember!

“Our wedding was a total colour explosion,” Eleonora says, “so totally different from traditional weddings that are very white  and classic. Everything was very natural and spontaneous, with real happiness as a family party.”

They had a traditional ceremony at Madonna di Valverde Sanctuary, which they decorated with candles and single-stemmed jarred flowers in bright colours. Eleonora’s statement flower crown was in a similarly bold colour palette over her beautiful blue-toned hair and added a playful element to her stunning vintage-inspired dress from Atelier Dorio.

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