10 Secrets to Styling an Old Hollywood Wedding

by Azure

When styling any wedding with a theme there is one golden rule—exercise restraint! Style your overall décor with influences from your theme or era, rather than actually having a “themed wedding.” It is much more tasteful to plan your wedding décor with influences rather than making the focus of your day the “theme” and not you! Old Hollywood, vintage glam weddings have been trending for quite some time, and while we love this theme, it’s one that can quickly take a...

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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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Fashions Fade, Style is Eternal… 7 Reasons to Wear Vintage Down the Aisle

by Azure

The great Yves Saint Laurent once said, "Fashions fade, style is eternal...". And we couldn't agree more! While we do our best to always keep you up on the latest trends in weddings and bridal style, we want you to feel empowered to plan a wedding that's perfect for you... regardless of what's trending at the moment. Because as we all know, trends are fleeting and fashions fade! Wondering where I'm going with this? I recently received the new Style Me Vintage: Weddings book by...

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Anna Karenina Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

2013 brides are loving wedding themes inspired by Hollywood blockbusters, so the moment I laid eyes on this Anna Karenina wedding shoot by Fort Meyers photographer Hunter Ryan, I knew I had to share! Fusing high-society style from late-19th-century Russia, with opulent details of gold, sparkly crystals, and fur, Hunter Ryan delivers the drama and opulence of Anna Karenina on-screen, to an enchanted outdoor winter wedding. Take a peek... Like or Love this old world...

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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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Art Deco Wedding Gilded to the Hilt

by Azure

One gorgeous gallery simply wasn't enough to do this Great Gatsby wedding inspiration shoot justice! And with all the drool-worthy details photographed by Misty Miotto, we knew you'd want the full list of talented vendors who helped make it happen. With stain glass windows galore, an intimate enchanted courtyard, and opulently arched ceilings, the Church Street Ballroom in Orlando, Florida served as the perfect venue for the glitzy 1920's style affair. And the model bride's...

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Time Traveling Bride: Bouffant to Mod in the 1960’s

by Bride Chic

I double dare you to pick a more diverse era for fashion than the 1960's. The words radical, mod and carefree come to mind when we tune in on this era but so do the words bouffant and elegance. For a decade ushered in with all the elegance of the La Dolce Vita and Breakfast at Tiffany's look sporting super coiffed hair and high dress formals, the exit in 1969 was a 180 degree turn when the mini skirt became the norm. If Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn had incredible style...

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Glamorous Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

I was watching The Great Gatsby with Reid the other night, and got bit by the glam Jazz Age bug! And while we've featured our fair share of Great Gatsby/1920's wedding inspiration on OneWed (catch up on it here and here), so have some of our other favorite bridal blogs! Ready to see?? Prepare to swoon...

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Time Traveling Bride: The Fabulous 1950’s

by Bride Chic

I only wish I had a whole book to cover this week's featured era on Time Traveling Bride. In short—the 1950’s were fabulous! When Christian Dior revolutionized fashion in 1947 with his “New Look” it was with cinched waists atop skirts flowing in yards of fabric over layers of crinoline. It marked a turning point in Twentieth-Century fashion—the hourglass, the most defined female silhouette, was back. It wasn't until around 1950 that this look we associate with the...

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Time Traveling Bride: Recreating the 1930’s

by Bride Chic

Can you think of any era of fashion more in sync with cinema than the 1930's? The body-hugging bias cut was still a new, even radical concept back then, especially for a wedding gown. While a French designer named Madeline Vionet pioneered the bias cut gown in the twenties, the thirties was when 'on the bias' took form in the long, lean silhouette we most remember on stars like Garbo and Harlow. During this golden era it wasn't Paris as much as Hollywood that decreed the low down on...

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