As you know, we’re deeply, powerfully vintage-glamour-obsessed around these parts; we’ll use any excuse to ooh and ahh over beautiful gems and jewels. This month’s excuse? Well, it’s this month! (July) which means it’s time to celebrate ruby art deco jewelry! Shouldn’t be hard to do, with stunners like these…
Also sold, also many many dollars, also gorgeous. To be honest, it’s kinda hard to go wrong with a ruby, though. Passionate and elegant and almost always drop-dead gorgeous, especially in a vintage setting. Continue reading »
What an absolutely stunning event today’s French vintage inspired wedding is! Truly dreamy. Mary and Alun were married in the south of France at the gorgeous Chateau De Lartigolle, on Midsummer’s Day.
From Mary, the bride:
“We chose an Art Deco theme as this has always been an era we have associated with classic elegance… I wore a 1930’s inspired wedding dress called “Daphne”, designed by Sarah Janks. The dress, along with my Vivienne Sheriff veil and Polly Edwards headpiece, was all purchased from bridal stockist Les Trois Soeurs. “
“We wanted the ceremony to be as personal as possible. Our lifelong family friend, a Reverend was flown out to France to marry us. My Mother sang during the ceremony, my sister read a poem she wrote for us and my husband’s very close Auntie read words she chose.”
I came across an original copy of this charming 1920s Wrigley’s ad (for sale here on Amazon) and I have to say, it is pretty adorable….
Look at that beautifully dressed, round-faced, gum-loving couple! Definite style tips to be found here (groom’s look is ON POINT). Maybe not so much with the married-life tips (“we don’t mean to imply the bride’s cooking requires a digestive aid” is fun.) but I love everything else about it.
After Every Meal ~ For Life
We don’t mean to imply the bride’s cooking requires a digestive aid– but WRIGLEY’S SPEARMINT affords just that taste of mint we all like after meals.
And besides– it whitens teeth–sweetens breath– aids digestion and calms the nerves.
The Berkeley City Club is one of Northern California’s most beautiful vintage wedding venues: a gorgeous 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!
The one-shoulder look came (back?) into fashion sometime in the last few years, and while admittedly at its worst it can be a little Wilma Flintstone-esque, at its best it evokes a fabulous, Grecian/20s/art deco feel. For example, you’ll find it hard to argue with these one shoulder wedding gowns, including this first one by Rosa Clará… read more…