Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Classic Finds: Vintage Books

October 23, 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 Books

Vintage books are one of my favorite things to collect. I always look for fun + quirky titles or beautiful illustrations. I love imagining who used to flip through the pages … whether the book spent more time tucked away on a shelf in a library or being well-loved by its owner. And many come in such gorgeous covers and colors that they look fabulous just sitting about the house in stacks here and there.

I do think they’d be a delightful touch at a vintage-themed wedding, either as centerpieces {stacked and surrounded by a ribbon} or tucked around the cake table or guestbook table for decoration. With so many different categories and topics, you could easily collect titles that represent you and your future husband in some special way. I’ve collected several that I think would be fun to include at a wedding, ranging from etiquette books to bridal fiction to silly titles – and you can browse through them right here at CB Vintage. If you see any you like, just message me at for info on purchasing.

Photo Credits:
top row: 1 + 2: Country Living
bottom row: 1: Kate Spade image; 2: vintage Gracious Living book for sale here

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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

Color Palettes

Lavender, Warm Olive, Warm Gray

October 21, 2009

Just because it’s October doesn’t mean we’re always in the mood for deep, dark colors. Here’s another “alternative” palette for Fall. One of my favorite colors from the Fall 2009 color predictions is Warm Olive and I thought that bright tangy color would look great with lavender and a neutral warm gray.

Stationery Options:
McKenna save the date (in Lavender/Plum)

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Photo Credits:
row 1: Max Wanger, Leigh Miller Photography
row 2: Geri Williams, Stephanie Williams for Utterly Engaged, Elizabeth Messina
row 3: Leigh Miller Photography

I Fancy That

Trendspotting: Flags

October 19, 2009

There’s no doubt that bunting flags have been hugely popular this year. It seems like the obsession began when Simple Silhouettes launched their 2009 collection with fun, fresh images featuring tons of flags behind the models. Before then, I don’t remember seeing bunting flags being used in such a stylish, updated way. This look has definitely caught on in the wedding world.

This simple little decoration can be used in pretty diverse ways, which is probably why it’s so popular. The look can be modern and clean:

It can have a vintage feel:

For a more festive look, you can use papel picado (Mexican party flags):

Or the look can be simple and rustic:

Photo Credits:
Group 1
row 1: Alders Photography via Style Me Pretty
row 2: Erin Hearts Court, David Rager via Green Wedding Shoes

Group 2 (modern)
row 1: Simple Silhouettes, Sweet Paul
row 2: Lillian and Leonard Photography

Group 3 (vintage)
row 1: Brookelyn Photography via Unruly Things
row 2: Flowertoss Photography via Snippet and Ink

Group 4 (papel picado)
row 1: Ay Mujer, Jose Villa
row 2: Erin Hearts Court

Group 5 (rustic)
row 1: Our Labor of Love via Once Wed, Paper n Stitch via A Summer Picnic Wedding
row 2: Eye Spy Photography