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Classic Finds: Vintage Costume Jewelry

October 30, 2009

Sarah Darcy from Classic Bride will be joining us every Friday this Fall to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings…

This Friday’s Find: Vintage Costume Jewelry

I started collecting antique costume jewelry back when I was just a little girl. I remember digging through my great grandmother’s vanity table and layering strands of pearls around my tiny neck, placing rhinestone pins on my Osh Kosh overalls and donning a tiara to go play in her garden in the backyard. Maybe those fond memories are the reason I still love collecting pretty costume jewelry from bygone eras. The affordable baubles can add such life to an otherwise demure outfit and I love how a classic rhinestone pin always adds a dazzling touch to anything it adorns. The crown and scepter pin above would be just perfect for a wedding day clutch.

Photo Credits:
{clockwise from top left}: Vintage dress form found here; Bride and groom via J. Crew; Crown and scepter pin via CB Vintage; Rhinestone necklace found here; Beetle pin via CB Vintage

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Thanks Sarah!

If you’ve missed any of Sarah’s Classic Finds, catch up here:
Ruffles and Tulle
Blue and White
Pink and Pearls
Vintage Silver
Taking the Indoors Outdoors
Tiffany Blue
Vintage Milk Glass
Vintage Books

Color Palettes

Cloud, Vintage Violet, Leaf and Peacock

October 28, 2009

Today’s palette was sparked by last week’s Inspiring Image. I’m slightly obsessed with this illustration. All of Daniel Egnéus’ work is incredible but this is one of my favorites. Anyway, enough gushing… as I mentioned last week, I thought the colors in this illustration would be great for a Fall palette so I decided to put one together. Here ya go:

Photo Credits:
row 1: Daniel Egnéus | April Reed
row 2: Jenny Yoo | Jen Huang Photography via Style Me Pretty
row 3: Abby Ross Weddings

Wedding Inspiration

Eclectic Elegance

October 26, 2009

I was recently asked by a friend (who happens to be a wedding planner) to pull together a few inspiring images for an intimate wedding for a couple with a very eclectic sense of style. This wedding will be romantic and elegant, incorporating the couple’s love of French culture and classical music as well as their Caribbean heritage and fun, free-spirited side. They want their wedding to be small but lavish, formal but still fun.

I love the idea of mixing disparate styles – if done well, it can create a really beautiful, unique look. Here’s what I came up with for this elegant, eclectic wedding…

Featured Design: Love Logo #16 wedding invitation

wedding inspiration: eclectic elegance

Photo Credits:
row 1: Elizabeth Messina, Erin Hearts CourtElizabeth Messina
roe 2: Elizabeth Messina, A Bryan Photo
row 3: Corbin Gurkin via Duet WeddingsElizabeth Messina
roe 4: Lisa Cohen Photography, Leigh Miller Photography, Royal Buffet