Croquet Themed Spring Wedding Shoot

This vibrant inspiration shoot combines the colours of spring and summer with a fun croquet theme.  The bright colours of the croquet balls created the inspiration for the entire setup from the retro stationery suite and striped place cards, right though to the zesty fruit desserts. With a gorgeous outdoor tablescape, milk shooters, and wheat grass place cards, it’s filled with plenty of creative ideas for a pretty outdoor affair. Just imagine… treating your guests to a fun lawn game to play during the reception – bound to be a hit we say!

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Photographer:  Wes Roberts Photography / Event Designer:  LeRae Events+Design / Invitation Designer:  Whitlee Mullis / Event Venue:  Jasmine Hill and Gardens / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Whimsical San Francisco City Hall Wedding by Viera Photographics

You know there is something so endearing about city hall weddings. Maybe it’s the historic backdrop combined with urban city style, that makes it such a fabulous choice. Our newlyweds today – Joanne & Roger – prove just how perfect it can be for a small wedding venue. Beginning with an intimate ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, followed by a cinema-themed reception at the Foreign Cinema, it’s a whimsical meets offbeat city wedding with plenty of retro style. Thanks to Viera Photographics we have these beautiful images to re-live their stylish day.

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From the photographer: Joanne and Roger went down to San Francisco City Hall and had a simple service the day before their wedding reception. That was until the fire alarm went off and the building had to be evacuated. Luckily, it didn’t interfere too much with the ceremony and they were still wed beneath the arches of the City Hall entrance. Joanne is a graphic designer and created all the paper materials herself. Their reception was held at the Foreign Cinema and reflected the couple perfectly.

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Photography: Viera Photographics / Reception Venue:  Foreign Cinema / Ceremony Location:  San Francisco City Hall / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Australia Wedding: Vintage Country Wedding in Western Australia

If you are in need of a little sweetness today then you’ve certainly come to the right place. This vintage country wedding stunningly snapped by Anna Rose Photography in Western Australia has so many whimsical details I had to share. It’s nothing less than charming and totally bewitching with it’s retro vintage style and country chic details. There’s the adorable bride in her 1950s dress and short bridal veil, her gorgeous bridesmaids in mismatched floral dresses, and the sweet and simple daisy bouquets which I absolutely adore. Meander through these sweet images and then head on over to Anna’s blog to see the whole pretty WA affair.

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{LWB Loves} Colourful Bridesmaid Clutches

We adore these colourful bridesmaid clutches we recently stumbled upon from FA2U on Etsy. Not only do they come in a great variety of bright colours but the choice of purses in fabulous retro and vintage patterns have us jumping with handbag joy. Here is the pick of our favourite designs, but you can pop on over to their Etsy page to see the entire cute-as-pie clutch bag range.

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50s Vintage Boudoir Shoot

We are bringing vintage sexy back with this stunning 50s boudoir shoot captured by Katherine Henry. With authentic outfits from the 1950s and 1960s, glamorous styling and delicately feminine images, this dreamy retro shoot is classy, stylish and totally gorgeous. 

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 Photography: Henry Photographers/ Hair Stylist:  Formal Hair Design / Reception Venue:  Boston Park Plaza / Makeup Artist:  Joli Visage Makeup Artistry / Hair Accessories:  Something Borrowed NY / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Wedding Theme Inspiration: Marry Me by Train + Win An Amazing Celebrity Wedding Prize

I have been sitting on a new blog category idea and some special wedding theme inspiration boards a for a few months now. The reason I’ve held back sharing them, is because I wanted to wait for the right time to introduce them. As fate would have it, there is some very exciting news for all you future bride and grooms out there directly related to my new wedding inspiration idea and theme board, so it can’t wait any longer.

I’ll start by introducing our new category:

Wedding Themes Inspired By Song

Train Marry Me Wedding Theme Inspiration

{Image credit: Train “Marry Me”}

The idea is to take inspiration from a song you love and use the music, lyrics or video clip to help design your wedding theme. It’s a wonderful way to kick start ideas for your wedding design and draw inspiration from your love of a particular song.

One of the first song themes I planned to feature was ‘Marry Me’ by Train. And as you will see at the end of this post, it was timely I share the board with you right now. So relax and enjoy the clip, take inspiration from the matching wedding board and read on to discover why Train’s song ‘Marry Me’ could mean more to you than just another pretty love song!


And here is my board inspired by the video clip:

Retro Vintage Wedding Theme

Marry Me Train Wedding Song InspirationBoard Details: Taking inspiration directly from the Marry Me music clip – which takes place in an old 50s diner – I decided to go with a retro vintage wedding theme. I used the waitresses’ blue uniform and a wonderful ‘Waitress’ movie poster as my starting point and came up with a aqua blue and white colour scheme, accented with pretty pops of pink and yellow. Retro style elements include 1950s style dresses for the bride and bridesmaids, vintage inspired pink and white posy bouquets and a vintage getaway car. Decor details include pretty fabric flag banners, a bright tablescape with retro glasses with striped straws, aqua coloured linens with pink and white striped accents and a waitress style clip-board for menu settings. Sweet retro desserts include cupcakes, popcorn, ice-cream cones, homemade apple pie and a soda fountain.

STOP PRESS! – How You Can Have Train At Your Wedding

Would you believe, BRIDES magazine in conjunction with popular rock band Train, is giving one lucky couple a once-in-a-lifetime Bridal Dance experience for their wedding. Yes, you better believe it!  The winners will receive a personalized Train video greeting followed by the music video clip “Marry Me” to present to their wedding guests before their bridal dance. How about that for a showstopping way to start your reception.

Train Marry Me Wedding CompetitionTo be in the running for this unforgettable wedding gift you need to visit Bride’s Facebook Page where you can tell them your proposal story and upload you and your fiance’s photos. The competition finishes on 19th September, so you won’t want to delay getting in your entry in.

So there you have it!  Little did I know the Marry Me Train Theme Board I had up my sleeve would be so appropriate for this exciting news!  Let us know if you like our Wedding Theme Inspired by Song idea and be sure to keep an eye out for more stylish wedding themes coming your way soon!

Image credits: Vintage Bride via Ruffled Blog/ Soda Pop by Eat Drink Chic/Tablescape by via Style Me Pretty / Flag Banners & Clip Board Place Setting via Handmade WeddingsWaitress Poster / Bridesmaid Bouquets via Bouquet Bridal /1953 Vintage Dodge Car / Popcorn Cones & Cupcakes via Hostess with Mostess

Retro Inspired Palm Springs Wedding

Palm Springs not only has great weather for an outdoor wedding but also is a location that just begs for a retro theme. So when I stumbled upon this stylish Palm Springs wedding shot by the awesome Jessica Claire, I immediately understood why she was so thrilled with the results. What I love about this wedding is it manages to effortlessly combine sophisticated elegance with hip retro details. But more so, it has a wonderfully casual feel from beginning to end. When, when you meet the relaxed and radiant bride Natali and her super cool groom Brian, it is easy see why. Jessica did a wonderful job of capturing the true essence of this couple and highlighting all the pretty details. You can check out the entire display of retro inspiration on Jessica’s blog here.
The bridesmaids in different dress styles in complimentary hues of purple made a wonderful contrast.
A beautiful poignant moment . . . (and what about the  ‘Mad Men’ cool groom!).
Pretty pops of magenta peep through in the little details.
How cool (literally) is this water cooler! So pretty yet still so funky.
Anyone for cake?  The appealing dessert table featured a tempting assortment of cakes and whimsical paper garlands.
Retro by night – draped lighting, towering palms and a glittering pool, make outdoor mingling a hip affair.
~ Meet The Talented Team ~
Photographer: Jessica Claire
Coordinator:  Celebrations of Joy
Venue: The Horizon Hotel
Florist:  Arrangements
Rentals:  Classic and Found
Linens:  TE Linens
Caterer:  Shermans
Bride’s Dress: Bonzie
In love with outdoor weddings? Check out these chic ideas for a Summer Wedding Theme.