Happy Monday everyone! We’re going to start the week with this wonderful picnic engagement session sent over to us by Elisa B Photography, full of beautiful ideas for a vintage inspired affair. Now, I must admit there really is something romantic about a picnic for two, particularly when it is held in a picturesque location surrounded with historical charm such as this one. Fleurish Events designed a gorgeous vintage theme for this shoot complete with vintage props and darling details we know you’ll just adore. So, our dearest thanks to Elisa for sharing with us this pretty e session and congratulations to the darling couple Kelly and John . . . if this much thought has gone into your engagement pictures, we’re waiting in huge anticipation to lay our eyes on your wedding day!
From Elisa: We are so happy to share Kelly and John’s classic American engagement shoot. They were a fun and energetic couples, so for their session we wanted to give them both a relaxed activity and a fun one! Carrie Moe, of Fleurish Events planned a picnic and lawn games, and advised Kelly and John on what to wear. “We love to be outdoors! We’re very on the go, very energetic”, says Kelly. John is a very classic all American. Vintage books, handmade bouquets, ceramic hearts and suitcases were all part of setting the scene. We styled the session around a color pallet of greens and blues (but couldn’t help throwing in a little pink with Kelly’s shoes!). The location was the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. It’s a very special location to Kelly, whose mother and father were married there. We can’t wait for their wedding in October!
Thanks Elisa, neither can we!
Photographer: Elisa B Photography / Hair Stylist: Aveda Salon / Event Planner: Fleurish Events /Shoot Location: Washington National Cathedral / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Time for some vintage glam inspiration with this beautiful Gold Wedding Shoot from Douglas Thompson Photo. Styled by Dreamers and Heroes it captures the elegance and glamour of yesteryear all bathed in a soft golden glow. Shot within a 150 year old winery, it combines the rustic warmth of the timber and stone surrounds with the sophistication of a beautiful vintage table setting, antique furniture and gold plated glassware. I particularly love the gorgeous up-do hair style on the bride (perfect for a vintage glam theme or classical wedding), and the simplistic organic bouquet with it’s natural foliage and neutral tones – a wonderful contrast against all the opulence.
From Douglas Thompson Photo: The Golden Vintage Inspiration shoot shows vintage elements, such as miniature paintings, carnival glass, and antique furniture in contrast to non-traditional elements. The gold gown worn by the bride is the dress the designer, Cena Jane Designs, wore for her own wedding. The gorgeous gold highlights the bride, since she is after all, so very precious. Voila Floral’s bouquet does not contain traditional floral but rather organic, natural elements that accentuate the bride without competing with her. Each place setting has martini glasses instead of champagne glasses, and guests are greeted at their seats by a little touch of brandy and a hand-embroidered kerchief to catch those tears of joy.
Photography: Douglas Thomas Photo / Event Design & Planning: Dreamers and Heroes /Floral Designer: Viola Flowers / Courtesy of Two Bright Lights
ShopRuche is a gorgeous online store I recently fell in love with for many reasons. First, because their site is dripping with gorgeous images and inspiring quotes (you can never get enough eye candy I say!). Second, because not only do they offer fabulous vintage outfits but they have eco-friendly and plus-size curvy options as well. And lastly, because the team behind the label genuinely appear to have heart and soul. What you will find at ShopRuche is a ‘vintage inspired boutique with a modern touch’ offering new and fashion forward pieces inspired by vintage style. They operate out of California; however, they conveniently ship to practically everywhere around the world (yay for that!). Feast your eyes on these beautiful images from their Look Book, as well as my picks of the pretty wallpapers you can download for free.
Looking for vintage wedding inspiration? Check out these vintage wedding ideas.
Hi all, here is a little pizzaz to add to your day! I just love these inspirational images of 1960s and 1970s fashion from a fab little website Yo Vintage! The Yo Vintage online shop has a fantastic range of eclectic vintage fashion and accessories and they ship worldwide – yay! If you haven’t already done so, you should check them out.