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This beautiful wedding, from Chowen Photography, mixes some of my favorite elements together into a wonderfully unique celebration: a gorgeous outdoor 1920s style wedding. You get the silky, glimmering deco gown and accessories, but you also get backdrops like this one: Wow? Wow. Simply lovely. Click any of the thumbnails below to see the larger images of this beautiful outdoor 1920s wedding!

Photographer: Chowen Photography // Dress Designer: Jenny Packham Bridal // Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop // Veils and headpieces: Love Veils & Accessories // Feather Fans: Serendipity Bridal // Reception Venue: Maroon Bells//

I don’t think of myself as the most crafty of ladies (well, crafty as in “sly”…maybe sometimes. But not so much with the scrapbooking-craftiness) so I am not a regular at Michael’s. But it seems I was missing out: it’s not all incredibly intimidating Pinteresty DIY supplies over there: they actually have some lovely printed invites, including these gorgeous gold foil Art Deco Glamour Invitations:

Art Deco Glamour Invitation

Love the deco look, and if you still want that DIY flair, you’ve got it: they let you customize almost everything, from the color of the foil to the font combinations. They’ve also got these ones, they call them the Deco Border invites, and while I see a smidge of deco, I also see some Art Nouveau and other things in there as well. But they are for sure vintage-inspired and pretty-as-a-picture:

Deco Border Art Nouveau Invitations

 The moral of the story? Michael’s: who knew? (OK probably a lot of people. But new to me!). You can check out their whole collection of custom printed invites by clicking here.


If you’re planning a vintage theme wedding (an art deco wedding, a 1920s wedding, a 1930s wedding… basically any beautiful vintage era), then you probably already know about BHLDN, the vintage wedding focused offshoot of Anthropologie. If somehow you’re not already familiar, one glance at their lookbook should be enough to win you over….

They’ve got everything from shoes and accessories, to gowns, to decor, but today we’re going to focus on their wedding dresses, which are gorgeous and (relatively) reasonably priced, starting at less than $600. You can click on the images below to see the full slideshow!