Vintage


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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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, and This Retro Engagement Shoot is a Gem

by Azure

You already know that we love when couples get creative with unique wedding themes. And themed engagement sessions always inspire us to think outside the box. But... you don't have to go big or go home! Even the tiniest tinge of theme will play out beautifully in your photos, IF you hire a talented wedding photographer who truly "gets" your vision. Case in point: this gorgeous e-shoot by Sloan Photographers. The bride-to-be, Jenica, wanted to channel Marilyn Monroe, and she pulled...

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The City Bride

by Bride Chic

Hope to get all you urban-inspired brides fired up! For me the backdrop of a cityscape conjures weekday weddings and alternatives to the big white traditional gown. City Hall nuptials usually happen quickly with an after celebration close by--a restaurant, club maybe a private home. This means a bride has all those chic touches that say 'wedding' only abbreviated. Hems are usually ankle or tea length, veils either short or some hybrid of hat/veil combo. Here's by far some of the...

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9 Stunning New Dresses from Grace Loves Lace

by Azure

I can't quite figure out what makes me swoon more... these delightful new wedding dresses from Grace Loves Lace, or the gorgeous photography showcasing the gowns. But what I do know is that I'm totally taken with this bridal style eye candy! Aren't you?? Lace, lace and more lace, plus free-flowing silhouettes and feather-light fabrics that exude loads of bohemian goodness. Add to that a little vintage romance, and you've got nine bridal stunners to put you over the moon! Swoon on...

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A Woods and Wildflowers Wedding

by Bride Chic

A very gifted photographer named Taralynn Lawton looked me up some months back about shooting some of my spring wedding dresses. Right off I found her light-filled photography dream-like and in a word, stunning so I jumped at the chance. Once we met, I ran a few ideas past her. Waifs in the woods was what I saw, and bouquets of wildflowers was what she pictured. Combined, this is the work we came up with, hopefully inspiring all you brides out there intrigued with the 'wedding in...

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Enchanted Atelier Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Once I discovered Enchanted Atelier, I totally swooned over these images from their Spring 2013 accessories and headpiece collection. Each design is hand-crafted and features hand-loomed French lace made in Caudry, France by the lace house Maison Sophie Hallette. The hand-sewn lace gloves made by a master glove maker (featured in the last photo) actually have hand pressed silk petals and leaves, and hand riveted delicate filigree metalwork. Enchanted Atelier offers a unique...

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15 Divine Wedding Dresses for the Vintage Glam Bride

by Azure

These new wedding gowns by Matthew Christopher are almost too gorgeous for words. Each style speaks for itself, so I'm going to keep my mouth shut and let your eyes do the talking! Take a look at 15 of my favorite dresses from Matthew Christopher's latest 2012 collection, and see if you can choose just one #1. It won't be easy, I'll tell you that much! Which style do you love the most? And, will you be bringing a little vintage glam to your I Do's?  

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The Anatomy of a Downton Abbey Wedding

by Azure

I've been getting into Downton Abbey lately, and have fallen in love with the opulent sets and elegant attire. Oh, and I can't get enough of the "Your Ladyship" title! Call me Your Ladyship, and your wish is my command! From Edwardian elegance to the moving and shaking of post-World War I Britain, Downton Abbey delivers serious inspiration for our vintage brides. So I thought I'd be fun to spotlight five major fashion trends happening at this time. They are all perfect for a...

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

by Bride Chic

2012-2013 bridal wear is still echoing a vintage vibe in most designer collections. And today, I share just a few of my favorite wedding dresses, hats and accessories mostly by indie designers (all Etsy sellers) who invariably add that one-off touch to whatever era they choose to recreate with their own signature twist...

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The Anatomy of an Anthropologie Wedding

by Azure

By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Andi Mans of Andi Mans Photography and Wedding Design So you finally have that bling on your finger (yay!), the one you have been wishing and hoping for, and now it's time to plan your wedding! You would call yourself an Anthropologie lover, and I myself tend to gravitate towards the style and clothing of Anthropologie. So I don’t blame a bride for wanting to have a wedding dripping in vintage-inspired Anthropologie goodness! THE BRIDE...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall… Make My Wedding Sparkliest of All

by Azure

There are so many ways to use mirrors creatively in your ceremony, cocktail hour, and wedding reception decor. From aisle accents, table numbers, and escort cards to menus, monogrammed signs, and sparkly centerpiece vases, the options are endless. And all gorgeous! Find tons of mirrored inspiration from swoon-worthy real weddings below, then tell us how you'd incorporate reflective mirrored pretties into your dream I Do's!

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Retro Red and White Inspired by L’Wren Scott

by Azure

I checked out L'Wren Scott's Resort 2013 collection and it's super fun! Colorful as can be with tons of cutesy prints and patterns (see photo below). But it was the retro-inspired red and white polka dot frock featured in the style board above that captured my heart, and made me revisit red + white for the wedding. How do you like this wedding color combo? I also stumbled upon the adorable red and white polka dot pill box hat (photo 4) on Asos which definitely fits the bill! ...

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Vintage Inspired from Across the Pond: Downton Abbey Bridal Gowns

by Bride Chic

Love the looks found on Downton Abbey and Dinner at Eight? Any of these wedding dresses by UK designer Sally Lacock would inspire a vintage enthusiast. I consider these magnificent pieces, all a work of art in their own right. If you're lucky enough to live in London, stop into the Sally Lacock bridal shop to see these dresses, as well as some scrumptious samples for sale...

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7 Enchanted Wedding Dresses from Collette Dinnigan

by Azure

Collette Dinnigan has a new bridal collection, and the dresses are gorge! The collection is called Enchanted, and how incredibly fitting! The bridal gown styles ooze old world romance, opulence, and enchantment. Especially the stunner below... Isn't it downright amazing, with its crystal encrustations, frothy layered tulle, and deep ivory tone? I'm typically not a fan of drop waist dresses, but this one has changed my mind! I want it, and I'm not even getting married! Take a...

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Buy It or DIY It: Mason Jar Chandeliers

by Azure

Brides love mason jars, and nothing makes a wedding reception sparkle like a twinkling chandelier! And what do you get when you put the two together? A wedding reception statement piece to fill the room (or barn, tent, etc.) with enchantment! Buy It! The Boots n Gus Etsy wedding shop is a mason jar treasure trove! How divine is the rainbow chandelier above? LOVE! DIY It! For brides brave enough to take this DIY project on, we rounded up a few of our favorite tutorials! ...

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