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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A fantastic inspirational wedding with a vintage twist

So there we were, sitting in the winter sunshine, looking forward to some warmth on our faces and we get an enquiry through for a spring wedding. We had been chatting earlier in the week about the trends leaning towards all things vintage and what a fabuolus theme it was.. But what if you wanted the look and the essence but with a twist? So when this enquiry came through we went to town!!
To set the scene... a late summer wedding; wanting to incorporate the grooms love of the outdoors and the brides quirky nature, love of red and vintage. I set about putting together a mood board, a visual starting point that helps develop ideas and the initial starting point for all conversations.
We loved the colour and vibrance of the burnt orange lillies against the green lushness of a fresh forest fern, vintage pearls and recycled glassware against golden fish scales and sage green antique satin ribbon and lace.

I worked with my fantastic florist to develop a really unique table centre display. We choose simply twigs gathered into antique finish copper distressed pots. Around the base was an explosion of red lillies that would be accented throughout the design and indeed the rest of the day.

We wanted to use something delicate but with the same outstanding colour to weave into the twigs and set at every place setting next to the name card. Beautiful gloriosa was the only shock of colour on the table. It perfectly balance the subtlety of the vintage blown glassware and the inspired invitation design.

We set up a guest book table; the was design was set to incorporate the couples love of writing letters to each other. There was a beautiful wooden casket cascading with pearls; wooden fans scented with Sandelwood were gifts for every lady and twig pencils were left for guests to write their wishes for the future on vintage notelets.

We set the room with greenery and ferns, the smell was absolutely beautiful. A harpist was set to the side against this and back lit and entwined with fairy lights so as dusk fell and the candles were lit it magically twinkled like fireflies.

We introduced a twist on the wedding cake because the groom did not like wedding cakes. As a compromise we had a vintage lace inspired traditional cake made for the bride and the photos and a funky alternative made of green apples. A fantastic looking food sculpture - this was later the centre piece to the cheese table for the evening quests.
What a great alternative to flowers!!

As some extras touches to the day our beautiful bride matched the signiture red with her shoes and her bouquet like the ones posted below.

I had a lot of fun coming up with the ideas and concepts for this wedding celebration and will look forward to discussing more fabulous plans with you very soon..

Best Wishes and Kisses until then!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mel fab ideas.One of our make-up students at Northbrook College Worthing put me on to your site & it's something quite different.If you ever need anyone for hair/m-up let me know...students here studying theatre m-up & can produce some pretty spectacular stuff!my email is Thanks Teresa