Tag Archives: vintage

Real Wedding Features

Stephanie and Lloyd

August 2, 2010

Happy Monday! Let’s start the week with the sweet vintage wedding of one of our betsywhite couples, Stephanie and Lloyd.

WEDDING DATE: June 5, 2010
LOCATION: Brookfield, Connecticut
FLOWERS BY: Jane Rynaski at Just For You Floral Design Studio
GOWN BY: Pronovias
MENSWEAR: The groom wore a suit by Hugo Boss.  The groomsmen wore Wilke Rodriguez suits.

STATIONERY: Mallory invitations, response sets and place cards
WHY DID STEPHANIE CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: I wanted something with a floral element, especially roses, that was still elegant with a vintage touch.

STEPHANIE’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: I absolutely loved my wedding day look.  I had envisioned a vintage romantic style, but I never thought I could feel as beautiful as I did that day. Best of all, I felt one hundred percent like myself!  I couldn’t have done it without my hair and makeup stylists Amanda Eberle and DD Nickel!

STEPHANIE’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My dad and sister surprised us with a duet of Deana Carter’s “That’s How You Know It’s Love”, with Dad on guitar and my sister on vocals.   The song was a childhood favorite of my sister’s and mine.  It was incredibly touching.

– – – –

All wedding photos © John LoConte
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

Style File

Classic Finds: Perfect Scents

May 21, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:

Perfume bottles are often so pretty that I have a hard time just throwing them out … I’ve been known to keep several well after I had used up every last ounce and later turn in them into bath salt containers {check out this fun tutorial on the subject as well as some much more fabulous looking examples than my own!} … If you also share a soft spot for the pretties, why not incorporate them in your big day? I love the idea of rounding up a handful of ornate vintage bottles and sprinkling them around the floral centerpieces. You could fit a small bloom in each bottle or for an even more unique angle … you could fill each bottle with a signature scent. Maybe you and your love could concoct a special blend for you to wear on your wedding day and have some extra made up to fill the bottles … I love that the scent would always remind you of your wedding.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Country Living | Elizabeth Messina’s wedding
row 2: Clear bottle found here | purple Colgate bottle found here | group of French bottles found here

Style File

Classic Finds: Vintage Fans

May 7, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:

vintage fans

Last week I divulged my growing crush on vintage alarm clocks … this week I’ll let you in on another: I’ve had a serious thing for vintage fans for as long as I can remember. I think it started with trips to my grandmother’s house before I even understood the concept of “vintage.” I would fall asleep to the peaceful hum and whir of an old metal fan and perhaps I’ve equated that sound with all of the love and happiness that existed under that house. Whatever the reason, I adore the graceful curves of the metal and the oftentimes pastel shades of the base and blades. My mother keeps an antique fan in her kitchen during for those hot Southern months and I have one in my office just to appreciate its beauty.

They emit such a friendly vibe and can easily stand alone as a piece of artwork, making them the perfect wedding accessory in my mind. I think they’d be beyond lovely placed around a long dining table for an outdoor summer wedding … a great vintage touch and a stylish way to cool off guests. ;o)

Photo Credits:
row 1: 2 fans found here; Singer fan found here
row 2: GE fan found here; fan found via Coco + Kelley