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Something Old

My guess is that you are a vintage fan.  Am I right?  Yup, I knew it.  The blog tends to attract the vintagey-inclined like moths to a flame… a fact that I personally couldn’t be more proud of!  So naturally my favorite weddings (as well as our readers’) are those with a bit of age to them.  Bring the old back to life with a new flavor.  Designer Greg Hall explains the reason he loves to use vintage decor and shows off a bit of his fabulous work: We love to take things from the past and make them current …

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Blue Mountain Romance

Having a hard time choosing a wedding theme?  Then hit the books!  That’s what Oregon vendors did when designing today’s gorgeously vintage affair.  Inspired by the works of Shakespeare, they couldn’t have planned a more dreamy day.  Designer Lydia Purcell gives us insight into the styling process: I teamed up with Captured by Corrin photography for this shoot.  We both lean towards whimsical and vintage themes in our work and created a woodland Midsummer Nights’ Dream inspired theme.  Over several months we shared ideas and inspirations.  Both of us collect antiques, so between the two of us, we created a …

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The Storybook

When you follow a rabbit down it’s rabbit hole, you might just get a whimsical wedding out of it! Inspired by Alice and her adventures, a group of talented Tennessee vendors put their heads together to create a fantastic day.  Photographer Chastidyi Parrott breaks down all the details: There is nothing better than a whimsical wedding!  So when we teamed up with Southern Sirens for a series of storybook inspired shoots, Custom Love Gifts & Events couldn’t wait to join in on the Alice in Wonderland theme.  This wedding opened doors to whimsy and a little avant-garde style, perfect for …

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Sail On!

Looking to celebrate your little sailor’s birthday?  Then feast your eyes on this adorable nautical themed party with all the fishy fixings!  Photographer Renee Dickerson tells us a bit more about the day: Barette of Widell Designs created a fun and sweet birthday celebration for her son in the heart of Philadelphia.  She brought the beach to the city with pretty nautical decor and details.  Thinking of the kids and the adults, they provided a great selection of beverages, food, and sweets. You’re going to love the cake table with so many delicious treats and details galore!  It was the …

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The Secret Garden

As devastatingly romantic as fairytales can be, nothing beats the fervor of real life love.  No one understands this more than soon-to-be newlyweds, Cait and Ethan.  While singing on ‘open mic’ night at a local coffee shop, Ethan spotted his beautiful bride Cait sitting in the crowd.  By the end of the night, the two were inseparable and their real life fairytale began.  Four years later, the two lovebirds are set to be wed and came up with a fitting way to celebrate their engagement.  Photographer Christina Maldonado explains: Their story spans years… it is a modern day fairytale, which …

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Dinner with Buddy Holly

When you’re a retro maven marrying a dreamy rockabilly hunk, it’s sure to be one heck of a fabulous wedding.  Photographer Stephanie Kopf introduces us to one of the coolest couples around, Kat and Dave: Take note, everyone.  Kat and Dave know how to throw an incredibly happy, unique, and memorable celebration.  Black and white polka dots, purple bow ties and petticoats, piercing red lipstick, sweet motorcycles, and an abundant ‘that’s what she said’ jokes from the bridesmaids.  It was pouring all morning, but we were blessed with respite as Kat and Dave had their first look and by the …

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This seat is taken…

Gone are the days of simply calling up family and friends to announce the coming of a little one.  Nowadays, birth announcements are becoming exponentially creative and fun.  Take for instance today’s post, which combines a sweet toddler portrait session with an adorable message.  Photography Amy Aiello explains: I was so thrilled when Tiffany asked me to shoot a very special birth announcement for her!  The idea was to create a whimsical tea party and have her beautiful one-year-old daughter, Ophelia, be the star of the shoot!   We all met at the forest preserve.  Ophelia wore an adorable vintage …

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Swan Song

Today I’m exited to share with you a new take on a classic theme… the swan baby shower!  With it’s dominance in the 1950’s and 60’s, the swan symbol often accompanied newborn celebrations.  I personally have always loved this retro theme!  So, I was thrilled to receive today’s submission from one of my favorite bakers – designers – all around talented company, Two Prince Bakery Theater.  Tackling the theme with a fresh take, Dorangela of Two Prince, walks us through the fabulous festivities: This floral swan baby shower was inspired by a beautiful invitation from Tiny Prints that has a …