The Berkeley City Club is one of Northern California’s most beautiful vintage wedding venues: a stunning private social club, hotel and event venue, designed and built in the late 1920s by architect Julia Morgan. And it is absolutely, positively stunning.
There’s both indoor and outdoor space and incredible architectural details throughout. This would be the perfect spot for a vintage-inspired Bay Area wedding (there’s even a small hotel!)
Architect Julia Morgan also designed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, and the Berkeley City Club was also known as the “Little Castle”, thanks to it’s grand designs. It’s truly a work of art!
I’ve never been much of an astrology person myself, but birthstones….? A random month-related reason to celebrate and lay claim to a variety of glittering gems and jewels…? Now that is a birthday tradition I can get behind. So here we are in June, a month with not one, not two, but three beautiful birthstones. Our focus today? Some stunning art deco moonstone jewelry, coming your way…
How’s that for a beauty? That breathtaking art deco diamond and moonstone ring is circa 1915, and as the seller says, “the strong Art Deco shape and wonderful Greek key motif are bright with early 20th century style. It lights up your finger like the New York skyline at night, moon and all!”. Gorgeous! Another shot:
I absolutely adore that image, from their Summer ’15 lookbook. Also… if someone has the guts to do it (and the ability/willingness to destroy their wedding gown…) an underwater Trash The Dress session would be EPIC, right?? I mean, yes, maybe a waste of good Dress, but so, so cool looking, and isn’t that all that matters? (KIDDING. Mostly. 99% kidding. But if you do an underwater TTD, send it to me because I want to see it.)
In the meantime, click the images below for beautiful dry and unruined gowns, larger photos, details, names and more!
Inspired by a locale, these Australian art deco invitations are stunning, unique and gorgeously personal. The wedding took place in Perth, on the banks of the Swan River, and the bride asked designer Helen Nowell to create a design incorporating features of Western Australia, included the Kangaroo Paw flower. I really adore these invites, and was so struck by not only their beauty, but also what a wonderful job they do of creating a sense of place, of celebrating the couple and the location. It’s a lovely combination.
The designer was kind enough to send along some of the sketches that led to the final pieces, and it’s really neat to see the works-in-progress alongside the gorgeous final results.
This wedding, sent to us via Lawrence Photography, has an amazing, subtle, 1920s boho appeal, and I had to post the photos even though overall there are only a few truly deco/vintage touches. Because yes, I know the site is technically called Deco Weddings but I DO NOT CARE when it comes to warm and wonderful wedding pics like these. Come on! read more…