Breakfast At Tiffany’s Inspired Bridal Shoot

by Bride Chic

Part of the fun of being in this industry is every so often meeting a shooter like Shannon Stellmacher. Where many photographers see up close and real details, Shannon not only sees the beauty in reality but dreams as well. After having a vision and working up some great styling, here is makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan's vision of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Shannon working her magic behind the lens brought her to life crafting this visual story image by...

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Getting That 1950’s Bridal Look

by Azure

Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 1950’s inspired glamour and elegance. Classic icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s were so grand, with the timeless beauty of these fashions still being relevant today. Just take Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain couture at the 2009 Oscars for example...  Gorgeous, no? I love seeing modern...

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From Deco to D’Orsay to 70’s Punk Bride

by Bride Chic

After Tuesday Shoes Day with all those gorg images by Elizabeth Messina, I thought I might just wrap up the week here with a tad more eye candy for your pretty little feet... One of my favorite sites for finding cutting edge bridal wear and accessories is BHLDN (I have a lot of company here). They have a selection of shoe chic that pairs up perfectly with today's retro-inspired gowns. Decidedly vintage with just the right amount of cutting edge thrown in for good measure, BHLDN...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Art Deco Glam Goes Into the Wild

by Azure

I was over the moon when California wedding dress designer Cocoe Voci sent me this ridiculously adorable LA wedding captured by Miha Matei Photography. The beautiful couple, Allis and Dave, really went above and beyond to infuse their personalities into the wedding, and let their creativity and craftiness lead the way. The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles (where the bride also works) served as the ceremony and reception venue, and also inspired the couple's overall wedding...

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Time Traveling Bride: Getting that 1940’s Look

by Bride Chic

Just in time for Time Traveling Bride's third installment came this little nugget wedding photographer Shannon Stellmacher unearthed from last spring's Retro Glam shoot. Laura here looks like screen icon Rita Hayworth with a bit of Gene Tierney thrown in. I'll start by saying that wedding gowns of the 1940's were influenced by two things: war and cinema. Both became inseparable once the war machine started and people all over the world looked to newsreels for updates. Fabric...

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A Retro-Inspired Wedding Theme to Love

by Azure

Looking for a wedding theme that packs a major punch, with plenty of retro goodness to go around? Then consider planning a wedding inspired by Pop art (a la Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein)! I attended a Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute this weekend, and couldn't stop the wedding inspiration wheels from turning! Polka dot prints and patterns (paying homage to the Benday Dot Technique Lichtenstein made famous), bold primary colors with pops of black and white, an art...

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Wedding Invitation Suite: Peacock Glory

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Jessica Goldschmidt of DOSSIE-A Nicole and Joe’s vision of their wedding included the peacock, its feather and the feather’s jewel tones. Since she was using the feather throughout the decor of her event, she wanted the actual feather somehow incorporated into the invitation suite as well. She wanted the invitations to have an antique feel to them. Upon doing some research, I came across a collage of theater playbills from the 1800's. One in particular,...

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Bridal Style Tips From An Accessories Expert: Love, Lulu Mae

by Azure

Bridal Style Tips from the fabulous Love, Lulu Mae Love, Lulu Mae is a Chicago-based accessory shop known for its one-of-a-kind bridal headpieces and hair accessories. They create "ARTcessories for the modern woman with a vintage soul", and celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, and Oprah Winfrey own, and love, Love, Lulu May accessories. So needless to say, we are thrilled to share bridal styling tips straight from the designer! There are thousands...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Mad Men Inspired Retro Wedding Flowers

by Azure

For the past few years Mad Men's cool retro style has inspired not only fashion, but home accessories and weddings. If you're going for a retro-feel wedding, you won't want to forget the flowers! In honor of the show's season premiere, we present these ideas for your retro-inspired wedding flowers. For a truly authentic feel, you'll want a cascade bouquet like the ones pictured below. This is the sort of bouquet that most brides of the era carried. White is more authentic, but red...

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Bride Chic: Donna And Matt’s Valentine Themed Retro Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic When I get the opportunity to design a wedding dress like Donna's, I'm blown away and so excited. Donna and Matt incorporated the colors purple and red into their Week-Before-Valentines-Day-Wedding. I helped the Donna adapt the embroidered organza 'April' dress from my 'Dioresque' Bridal Collection to make it totally unique to her. Donna's added touches meant adding the Vivienne Westwood bridal mules with red hearts and a bright red satin sash to the waistline of...

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