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Classic Finds: Vintage Globes

December 11, 2009

Sarah Darcy from Classic Bride has been with us every Friday this Fall to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Sadly, today will be her last post in our Classic Finds series this Fall.

This Friday’s Find: Vintage Globes

vintage globes

I have always had a thing for maps and globes… exploring and traveling just seem to be in my blood. So it’s probably no surprise that I enjoy scouting out vintage maps and globes and using them to decorate our little abode. I love how they hold a snapshot of history – sharing with us how relations and country borders have changed over time. Globes also reinstate to me just how small the world really is and how connected we truly are – a great sentiment to express at a wedding, no? Love having them act as centerpieces or as cute props in engagement photos… they’re so versatile and always charming. If you’re looking for your own, check out the one I have for sale in the CB Vintage shop!

Photo credits:
row 1: Vintage globe for sale at CB Vintage | Image by Kate Headley
row 2: All from Project Wedding
row 3: Globe for sale at CBV | Image via Project Wedding

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Thanks Sarah! It’s been great having you visit every week. You’re welcome back any time!

If you’ve missed any of Sarah’s Classic Finds this Fall, 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
Vintage Costume Jewelry
Vintage Trophies
Skeleton Keys
Dress Forms
Champagne Crackle

Wedding Inspiration

Peacock Feathers

December 9, 2009

I’ve noticed quite a few brides have been incorporating peacock feathers in their wedding decor recently. Peacock feathers have such a distinctive look, they can easily become an overwhelming element if they’re not used carefully. I think it would be lovely if a wedding is inspired by the rich colors and luxe feel of peacock feathers while the actual feathers are only used sparingly.

Featured Design: Lulu Save The Date

wedding inspiration - peacock feathers

Photo Credits:
row 1: Jose Villa | Caroline Tran
row 2: Mattson Pictures via Rock n’ Roll BrideCheyenne Schultz via Green Wedding Shoes
row 3: Jose VillaCorbin Gurkin via Once Wed | Oeil Photography via Ruffled
row 4: Mermaids Dream Etsy shop | Corbin Gurkin via Once Wed

Real Wedding Features

Katrina and Ryan

December 7, 2009

Katrina (also known as Trini) and Ryan had a classic wedding in the midwest this summer. Sweet and simple.

WEDDING DATE: July 17, 2009
LOCATION: Mundelein/Libertyville, IL
CEREMONY: St. Mary of the Annunciation
RECEPTION: Independence Grove Forest Preserve
PHOTOGRAPHER: Brian Morrison Photography
FLOWERS BY: Entwined, LLC in Grayslake, IL
GOWN BY: Paloma Blanca
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Jim Hjelm
GROOM’S ATTIRE BY: Kenneth Cole

STATIONERY: Love Logo #3 wedding invitation, response set and enclosure card
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS INVITATION? (from Trini): Loved the unique size and simplicity of it!

FAVORITE DETAIL (from Trini): The flowers

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT (from Trini): Our first dance

Congrats Trini and Ryan and thanks for sharing your photos!

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All wedding photos © Brian Morrison
Invitation images by betsywhite stationery