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Wedding Inspiration

Big Top Love

June 21, 2011

Although circus themed weddings were all the rage a few years ago, they’ve seemed to make quite a comeback with the release of the beautiful love story, Water for Elephants. I myself have been reading the book and refuse to see the film until I’m finished! The amazing visual language and classic time period of it all is what inspired me to create this post. I know it’s not a look for everyone, but there’s no reason that little bits and pieces of it couldn’t be subtly incorporated into your own special day!

Featured Design: Hailey Wedding Invitation

Photo Credits:
row 1: Reese Witherspoon – A Day at the Circus via Vogue | Hanging parasols via 100 Layer Cake
row 2: Hailey Invitation via Betsywhite Stationery | Jennifer Murphy cake-topper via Once Wed
row 3: Rustic signage via 100 Layer Cake | Ringmaster groom via Green Wedding Shoes
row 4: Vintage circus engagement via Green Wedding Shoes

From The Archives

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
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: The Fox Hill Inn
PHOTOGRAPHER: John LoConte
FLOWERS BY: Jane Rynaski at Just For You Floral Design Studio
GOWN BY: Pronovias
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: The Dessy Group
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.

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All wedding photos © John LoConte
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

From The Archives

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