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Saturday, November 28, 2009

{Weekend Wedding} Vintage Pink, Ivory, & Gold

Good morning everyone and welcome to a {Weekend Wedding} in Vintage Pink, Ivory, & Gold!

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An elegant and soft sheath dress with vintage styling by Natalia Misslin is accented by a soft pink bridesmaid dress with lace details by Bari Jay. Long before the vows are exchanged the guests receive soft pink and ivory invitations with lace and feather accents that really set the elegant tone of the ceremony. The reception is draped in beautiful ivory linens and is decorated with vintage gold accents. The guests indulge in a beautiful three tiered cake that is elegantly draped and decorated with soft roses.

{It's the Little Touches...}

Wearing shoes with details like these ruffles or antique beading are perfect for some vintage flair.

Adding hair accessories, like this headband with pink and ivory pearls, are perfect for a simple and elgant vintage touch.

There's something about this ruffle bolero that just screams vintage! And its perfect for a wedding in a coolder season.

Don't forget to cast your vote for next week's theme and email in your nominations for the New Year's Wedding Movie Countdown!

late {Floral Friday} Vintage Pink, Ivory, & Gold

Good morning everyone and welcome back for another late {Floral Friday}!
This week has been all about a vintage palette in Pink, Ivory, and Gold so let's take a look at some great floral inspirations!

{Centerpieces & Decorations}
Since this palette really creates a soft atmosphere, simple and elegant is key. Ivory and pink roses are classic and perfect for a vintage theme.

For your bouquets, you want to keep them simple and elegant just like your centerpieces and decorations. However, there are some great additions that you can make to really give them a vintage feel. Some great examples are wrapping your bouquet stems in satin ribbon, decorating them with antique brooches or pins, or hanging pictures of your family's weddings.


Check in later today for a Weekend Wedding in vintage Pink, Ivory, and Gold. Don't forget to cast your for next week's December theme AND email in your nomination for your favourite wedding movie!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Good evening readers!
As the holiday season approaches, so does the New Year's countdown!
So, in the spirit of the season, I will be counting down YOUR top wedding movies on New Year's Eve! To nominate your favourite wedding movie simply email your nomination into before December 30th. I thank you all in advance and assure you that all nominations will be kept annonymous.
I'm looking forward to tallying your votes!

{What to Wear Wednesday} Vintage Pink, Ivory, & Gold

Good evening everyone and welcome back for another {What to Wear Wednesday}!
This week is our final installment of Vintage Month and we are looking at a Pink, Ivory, and Gold palette. The softness of this colour palette creates a vintage feel on its own, but you should be sure to include some vintage inspired elements to your fashions to help compliment your theme. Or, you can go all out and make stops at your local vintage boutiques to find yours and your bridesmaids' dresses. Let's take a look at some vintage style fashions that are a perfect fit for this palette.

{Wedding Dresses}
The obvious choice for your dress is ivory. If you choose to use ivory in your colour palette, but then choose a dress in white, everything else in your wedding that is ivory will look dull and dirty in comparison. And who wants that for their wedding? If you are more non-traditional, you could also choose a shade of pink for your dress like blush or rum pink. These are great for the Pink, Ivory, and Gold palette but are also a perfect fit for a vintage dress! Also, try out some vintage silhouettes, like a swing dress, or some vintage detailing, like lace or pearls, to add that extra something special.

Both dresses by WhirlingTurban Bridal Salon.

Vintage dress by unknown designer on left; vintage dress by Lanvin on right.

Vintage dress with fur trim by Jacques Fath on left; vintage dress by Adolfo on right.


Because you will most likely be using ivory for your wedding dress, you want to make sure to put your girls in either pink or gold so that you stand out from them. Like with your dress, you can try vintage silhouettes or stylings. However, if your girls aren't as into the vintage theme as much as you, you could always opt for simple dresses with vintage elements like ribbon, lace, pearls, beading, or (fake) fur. Accessories can really make a difference, too. Jewelry, hair accessories, purses, and shoes can really help to complete the vintage look. And don't be afraid to experiment to get it just right, everything should be perfect for your day!

Both dresses by Bari Jay.

Dress on left by Nordstrom; dress on right by Alvina Valenta.

Stop by this friday for some floral inspirations!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

{Table Top Tuesday} Vintage Pink, Ivory, & Gold

Good evening everyone and welcome back for the final Table Top Tuesday of vintage month!
This week we'll be looking at a soft vintage palette of Pink, Ivory, and Gold. When I started looking at this palette, I had no idea that it would turn out as pretty as it did. So, let's just dive into it!

{Decorations & Table Settings}
Because of the way that all of these colours fit together, you really can use any of them for your decorations and table linens. They are all pretty and create a soft vintage feel for your wedding's atmosphere. Just be sure to avoid overusing one colour over the other two, otherwise your wedding will become overwhelming visually.


There is something about picture frames that gives off a total vintage feel. It probably has something to do with looking back through time. Using gilded (or fake gilded) vintage style picture frames creates an aesthetically pleasing look for your place cards or table numbers. Also, using soft pink, ivory, or gold ribbons on your invitations is a really great way to add a soft vintage touch. Topping everything off with vintage style brooch can make all the difference!


Pretty sugar flowers. Ribbons. Sugar bubbles. Tasty deliciousness, need I say more?

Check out {What to Wear Wednesday} tomorrow!