I swear I wasn’t sitting around dreaming about a wedding but something made me search vintage wedding dresses on etsy. I totally underestimated what I found. So many beautiful and timeless pieces and all under $600! Of course if the stars align and you fall in love, it has be your size (the dress, not the man). The truth is that I was never a wedding day dreamer until the invention of Pinterest and I’m single so it hasn’t taken over my brain just yet but that being said…..I do envision a very vintage inspired dress. I’m gravitating towards the style of the 1950’s but I think these would all make a bride stunning. The key to wearing vintage – formal or casual, is to mix it up with some modern styling. Here’s my picks for what you may pair up your beautiful vintage dress to complete the look.
Oh and how great is the bride’s flower belt for the reception?!
Man, I bet that was one good party. See all the drool-worthy details here.
wow. This is the closest thing to wedding planning perfection that I’ve seen. I can’t even imagine what it would’ve been like to be a guest. My expectation would be that a wedding put on by someone who runs an amazing wedding website & blog (100 Layer Cake) would be pretty darn good. But this is just amazing. The attention to detail is beyond incredible.
What got my attention first was the invitation. Amanda, a talented graphic designer, designed it all herself. I fell in love with the stripes & bold colour scheme with the hand script font and gold accents. The whole package is elegant but playful at the same time. Not easy. It’s also not easy to get everything to look so cohesive without it all being so matchy matchy, common in wedding invites. How great are the stamps? Makes every invite feel like it’s one-of-a-kind and meant especially for you.
Another benefit of not having everything look exactly the same is that you have so much more flexibility and variety to place with when it comes to other wedding elements. The same colour and pattern palette is seen throughout the wedding. Details, details, details.
Check out the amazing totes filled with California goodies for everyone to take home. Now that’s the best wedding favour I’ve seen.
I found the table settings to be just lovely. A perfect balance of modern, cool & pretty.
These are just a few stills from the invite. You have to actually click on the link to see and have the full experience. That’s right, it’s an experience. It’s a stunning, animated linear timeline of their relationship right from the beginning with beautifully crafted visuals helping the story along.
I can’t believe this is coming from a print designer but maybe this is the future of the wedding invite?
Please, please go and check out the whole thing here.