Wedding Planning & Design Ideas
There are so many styles of vintage, it really seems to mean something different to everyone! Robin came to us with a picture that looked vintage, but chic and clean as well...we settled on Swanky Vintage as the design feel. She wasn't sure about how to pull the whole overall wedding look together, she just knew she just wanted the unexpected for her guests.
How do you create a Swanky Vintage wedding? Start with an amazing venue that provides cool lighting effects, a black and white color palette with a touch of robin's egg blue, feathers and more feathers, and a little touch of rock and roll for the groom.
I'd been dying to do feathers in a bridal bouquet, and Robin was up for it. We even had feathers in the bridesmaid's flowers and groomsmen's boutonnieres....ahhh I'm in wedding design heaven!
Hmmm...does this look familiar?
Robin is an amazing graphic designer so we had a great time designing all the paper products for her wedding.
We draped off a portion of the ballroom for the ceremony and created a dramatic focal point for the altar. We decided to leave the blue color for the reception, so this was just the black and white. My favorite part was using the scroll pattern and damasks that she had on all her paper items (invite, program, menu, etc) to illuminate the aisle creating an unforgettable aisle runner. Add a few dozen LED candles...you got sheer romance!
The guests enjoyed cocktails in the Seawell foyer, as well as a custom Mad Lib game, and a signature drink
called "Something Blue".
The escort cards had a variety of different vintage patterns.
There were three styles of tables and three different centerpieces.
The clover shaped table was my favorite, with the almost 5 foot tall feather centerpiece!
The round tables were set with the damask pattern lampshade centerpiece.
The long family tables had a chic DIY feel. Down the center of the table we had a variety of vases full of flowers, and floating candle vases were covered in the damask type scrolls. The head table was covered in a damask linen, and set as a huge long table with the bridal party on both sides. Oh, and there were more feathers set on the rolled napkin with the menu card. My favorite, mercury glass votives were scattered on all the tables.
We love adding fun reveals to events...for this wedding when the guests entered the room the curtain across the window was closed. We timed the curtain opening with the end of the first dance, and as it opened the sun was setting. Love those ooh and aah moments!
Justin is in a band, so we made sure we included him in all music discussions. Their first dance was a song by his band, and a little guitar pic was a surprise on the cupcakes. Guests danced, had a great time in the photobooth, and of course the candy station is always a hit!
The bride's grandfather created figurines of both the bride and groom as a topper for the wedding cake.
We'd like to thank:
Chair Covers and Linens