December 05 2011 Monday at 06:10 PM

Neurtral Vintage Whispers

Most of the time we get orders for rich jewel tones or bright contrasting colors so it has been a pleasure to have a round of natural subtle colors that blend together and sooths the eye like a summer breeze. LOVELY is the word! Think destination, think beach, sand, dried grass and the smell of the ocean mixed with classic vintage, clean tenderness and you get to where this inspiration board is at.
 
 
STATIONERY
The invitations featured here are perfect for any destination wedding and are created by us! The guests open a vintage recycled paper envelope to find an off peacock feather on natural fibered paper tied up with real dried raffia grass. Inside the wrap is a vintage passport with the invitation wording as well as all the details needed for a destination wedding. So unique and personal to truly set the tone for what’s to come. We also feature the matching menu card here. Place these on each table setting and your reception will take that vintage twist in a heartbeat. All this stationary has been aged to get that authentic look. 
 
ATTIRE
“Wonderfully stunningly and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful” doesn’t even begin to describe this dress by Kelima K from New York City. So delicately soft but its lace shows off such a strong vintage vibe. We are IN LOVE with every little detail in this dress! 
A sash or some flower brooches can swiftly freshen up any dress and give them a unique and personal twist. Featured here is a beautiful off white silk dupioni flower on a pale pink satin sash by Emici Bridal. They also provide matching ring pillows that could tie the ceremony all together. Having the bridesmaids wear champagne colored dresses is a great way to keep any beach ceremony bright, sunny but still vintage. Again adding a unique flower brooch or ribbon to the dresses gives a nice vintage accent to any modern dress. 
 
ACCESSORIES
For a touch of peacock without all the vibrant colors the headband from Live In Style one Etsy is just wonderful. Created using eyes of off white peacock feathers it brings the essence of vintage to your look for as little as $18!!! We showcase a beautiful vintage style filigree ring her from Paradox on Etsy and it goes for under $20 if you can believe that! Perfect as bridesmaids’ gift or even for the bride as her “something blue.” Another "something blue" could be this beautiful bracelet Belle from The Peach Tree on Etsy. A simple combination of Aqua Quartz faceted flat ovals gemstones. At only $41 this is another very affordable piece. So natural and stunning.
 
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Having a wedding in a tropical place or even just near the sea really opens up a world of possibilities for cute favors and ceremony decorations and for those wanting to “go green” here come a list perfect favors as that are 100% biodegradable.
Woven Palm fans at the ceremony are both useful and very tropical. When celebrating in sunny warm weather bottle water is also a great idea at the ceremony and can be handed out along with the fans. Tied up in a brown paper bag you give your guests a sweet little extra comfort as long as your wedding ceremony lasts. Rice is outdated as we now know that it is unhealthy for the birds. Go with regular bird seeds, easy and clean. Here we show them wrapped in off white tulle and tied with olive green and pale pink ribbons to go with the theme. Choosing the right colors for these DIY projects really can help tie them in as a part of your wedding.
For a beach wedding Star fish are always a hit. Wrapped in a little colored ribbon they fall right in place in any color scheme or theme that includes a natural look. They make for gorgeous keepsakes for your guests as well as look incredible pretty laid out at your reception. The last favor option we show in this inspiration board is a pack of five hand stamped cards tied up with raffia and dried flowers! They run on the more expensive end when it comes to favors but are most certainly in the “beautiful AND useful” category. They can be personalized with artwork from the couple’s wedding invitation or simply an meaningful image. Hope you love it like I do... Stay tuned for part deux, trois, quatre, cinq!