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Style File

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 theclassicbride@gmail.com 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

Style File

Classic Finds: Vintage Milk Glass

October 16, 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 Milk Glass

I fell in love with antique milk glass while planning my own wedding and you can see how I utilized the pieces I collected in the bottom, left-hand photo above from our wedding. There is a simple sweetness to the milky and sometimes iridescent glass and I find it to hold just the right amount of charm for a garden wedding. If you’re shopping for your own unique assortment of milk glass, make sure you browse the beautiful collection I have for sale over at CB Vintage!

Photo Credits:
row 1: Country Living, Martha Stewart
row 2: Photo by Look Photography, William Howard Thompson house via Country Living

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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

Tips and Tidbits

Wedding Soirée Tip No.7

September 1, 2009

Gail Johnson with Wedding Soirée has been joining us every Tuesday for the past few weeks to share a few tips and tidbits from a planner’s perspective. Today is Gail’s last day with us, let’s see what advice she has to share…

The last thing you want to do is make your wedding a cookie-cutter event. Find ways to incorporate your own personal style into the event. There are many ways to brand your wedding, for example, with a specific theme, ethnic details or unique signature elements. If you can, splurge on one item that will add that “wow factor” or element of surprise that your guests will never forget.

Your splurge item could be your wedding invitations, cake or wedding gown. If you choose a splurge item, it’s ok to cut back in another area – for example, maybe create DIY wedding favors or eliminate them altogether.

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Thanks for sharing your insight and advice with us for the past few weeks Gail!

If you missed them, catch up on Gails past tips here:
wedding tip no.1
wedding tip no.2
wedding tip no.3
wedding tip no.4
wedding tip no.5
wedding tip no.6

Tips and Tidbits

Wedding Soirée Tip No.6

August 25, 2009

Gail Johnson with Wedding Soirée will be joining us every Tuesday for the next few weeks to share a few tips and tidbits from a planner’s perspective…

Although all the focus is on the bride and groom, remember your guests are VIPs too! It may be your day, but we are seeing an emerging trend…couples are becoming more in tune with the comfort and enjoyment of their guests.

We are seeing an increase in two- or three-day wedding events geared around activities for guests such as a ‘welcome night’, spa day, sightseeing, etc. Remember, many guests have traveled near and far to celebrate your special day so be considerate of their needs.

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Thanks Gail!

If you missed them, catch up on Gails past tips here:
wedding tip no.1
wedding tip no.2
wedding tip no.3
wedding tip no.4
wedding tip no.5