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1920s Style San Francisco Wedding || Maureen + Steve

We didn’t even realize it, but we’ve got back-to-back NorCal weddings this week with today’s beautiful 1920s style San Francisco wedding, courtesy of photographer Chrissy Lynn.

1920s Style San Francisco Wedding

That dress! That hair! That handsome couple! Add together the great 1920s style details, the gorgeous church and beautiful venue (Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park) and you’ve got one seriously lovely day…

Event Coordination: Sadie Waddington, One Big Fish Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Agnes Church
Reception Venue: Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
Caterer: Chef Stephanie
Dessert: Beaux Gateaux
Florist: Flora Grubb Gardens
Photographer:Chrissy Lynn
Rentals:
Hartmann Studios

1920’s Wedding Dresses || Jenny Packham 2014

Quick post today featuring one of our favorite designers of 1920s style wedding dresses: Jenny Packham. Her designs are a favorite of art deco wedding aficionados everywhere, and we’re no exception….

(image via Vogue Sposa)

This year’s 2014 bridal collection has a distinctly Edwardian / Belle Epoque flair, mixed in with her classic, signature inspiration, and our focus: 1920s wedding dresses. Click the thumbnails below to enlarge!

Art Deco Glamour Invitations

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.

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Something Blue

Just a quick post today, a sort of mish-mash of art deco bits and pieces I’ve found while poking around the net for content for our site. The theme? Blue!

Now, I myself am quite a superstitious sort, so you’d better believe I had my “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” figured out well in advance. But even if you’re not the superstitious kind, there is always something lovely about traditions, no? And that particular wedding tradition is seriously such a perfect way to involve keepsakes/mementos from friends and family in the day itself, and add a bit of color to your bridal look.

And so in my stumblings across the web in search of deco I started keeping a “something blue” file, where I figured I’d throw together some of my favorite art deco blue finds for you 20s-loving brides. So without further ado, a few art deco something blues to inspire! (click the thumbnails to see details.)


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Art Nouveau Cake || Gold + Silver

Today we have another gorgeous gold and silver wedding cake sent to us by Sugar Realm, and we are as delighted as we were with their last creation. This incredible art nouveau cake features some gorgeous color and design elements, and just look at the detail…

Art Nouveau Cake

As you can see below, the cake was inspired by the beautiful vintage venue: the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, built in 1931, with deco and art nouveau touches throughout, especially in the “Hall of Mirrors” ballroom.

Art Nouveau Wedding Venue

The design of the cake and invitations both pulled deco and art nouveau details from the venue itself.

Art Nouveau Hotel OhioArt Nouveau Wedding Cake

Art Nouveau Invites Gold

Gorgeous! And as before, we can’t forget about the taste of the cake, right? Very important. Very, very, very important…. so what was the flavor? Oh, nothing… this was just a “Delicate Almond-Apricot Butter cake, made with the finest crumb, paired with tangy apricot mousseline, ginger-infused syrup and a touch of almond crunch.

OMG OMG OMG. OMG.

Gold Art Nouveau Wedding Cake

Perfection!

Roaring Twenties Wedding || Jen + Matt

Today’s post features an absolutely stunning, roaring twenties inspired wedding practically overflowing with style. Flapper bridesmaids, feathers, pearls and prettiness all around!

This lovely couple and their perfectly stylish roaring twenties wedding were captured in these gorgeous images by Sarah Rhoads Photography. Take a look!

Gown: Sue Wong
Bridesmaids Dresses: Unique Vintage
Invitations: Dear Emma Etsy Shop
Men’s boutonnieres: Scattered Stardust Etsy Shop
Brides hair piece: Batcakes Etsty Shop
Bridesmaids hair pieces: Baroque & Roll Etsy Shop

Vintage 1920s Wedding Photos

We’re back! Sorry for the delay in posting, it has been a crazy few weeks. But here we are. And tonight we’ve got a lovely set of vintage wedding photos courtesy of Michelle McMurray, founder of Wedding Story Writer. These images are scans of actual wedding photos from the 1920s and 30s, and there are so many fascinating details to be inspired by!

First up, this elegant lady, resplendent in pearls, white opera gloves and a to-die-for jeweled art nouveau / art deco headband.

1920s Wedding Gown

Can’t you just feel how luxe those fabrics are, even through the sepia? Amazing.

Now for some bridal party inspiration… check out these dapper fellows and their dates.

1920s Wedding Party

Gorgeous! All of it. Love the tuxes, the short dresses (even on the bride!), the hair, the cap veil, and those huge 20s style overflowing, draped bouquets (note to self: need to do a “huge 20s bouquet” post soon.) And speaking of fabulous florals…

1920s Bridesmaid

Simply lovely (and perfect hair!). Also lovely? Our next bride, smiling and stunning on her wedding day.

1930s Bride

And finally: this beaded cap-veiled beauty. Check out those metallic flapper t-strap shoes (and the edgy deco backdrop for this photo, dated May 17th, 1930.)

1930s Bride Cap Veil

Art Nouveau Wedding || Inspiration Shoot

Received this gorgeous submission from Gideon Photography, and what a pretty inspirational shoot this was. Nothing art deco here, but some beautifully art nouveau / turn of the century design elements and inspiration pieces. It doesn’t hurt to have a couple who looks like this showing it all off…

So yes! We love. Beautiful and specifically art nouveau inspired styling in the invites, the unbelievable stained glass cake, a fabulous 192os juliet cap veil on the bride… all around loveliness in each and every detail!

 

Event Designer: Forevermore Events
Floral Designer: Bloomers
Invitation Designer: Kortney Eggertz Design
Cinema and Video: NP Films
Cake Designer: Sweet Cakes by Karen
Event Venue: Seven Wives Inn
 

Art Deco + Art Nouveau Invitations || Fides Design

I came across these deco styled invites by Fides Design the other day, and wanted to share. This first set (although titled “Black Felt Deco“) actually has an art nouveau look that I love, with a fabulously clean, elegant border and a monogram with the bride and groom’s initials at the top…

Art Deco Invitation Set

Pretty! Fides Design sells via Zazzle, which has its pros and cons, but big pro: EASE. Seriously, ordering your invites this way is so simple, so quick, and with designs like this it’s hard to go wrong. This next set (“Stacked Frame Glamor“) looks great on the screen, but also offers a metallic paper upgrade which adds a glam sheen in person, with a few different color options (champagne, silver, etc). Metallic accents are always deco and delightful!

Art Deco Invitation Set

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1920s Invitation || Marquee

Just a quick post to say I love this brand new 1920s invitation set from the designers over at HelloLucky! A little art deco, a little art nouveau, and a lot gorgeous….

1920s Wedding Invitation

They’re calling it “Marquee” and it’s just lovely.  One nice thing about HelloLucky is that you can get all of their invites with flat printing (looks amazing, and the price is right) OR you can get any of your pieces letterpress printed, which adds this incredible luxe weight and texture…

Deco Letterpress InviteArt Deco Letterpress Invite

They’ve also got a huge color selection, and each piece can be fully customized. Pretty, and pretty perfect!

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Art Deco Gowns || Jenny Packham 2012

Usually I will pull and highlight one or two gowns from a designer’s collection, gowns that capture perfect art deco style, that evoke the 1920s without seeming costume-y… but Jenny Packham‘s 2012 Bridal Collection is so on-point, so gorgeous from start to finish, I’ve got to show you half of the dresses, because they are ALL AMAZING. Like, can you argue with this:

Or this gorgeous 1930s style gown?

Or this perfectly art deco wedding dress?

You cannot argue. They must be seen! So lovely. Click the thumbnails below to see full size images and names for all these beauties.

Art Nouveau Wedding Invitation Suite

This vintage style wedding invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas is admittedly not art deco, but it is undeniably lovely. So despite the design name (“Artistic Deco“) these are not art deco wedding invitations, but they are art nouveau wedding invitations (kinda. Nouveau-ish?), and they are oh so lovely. Yes! I love the delicate, larger font, the patterned background on the Save-The-Dates…. just a treat.

Personally, I am not a huge fan of the script font they also use, but apparently you can change the fonts when you personalize your invitation order. Hooray, hoorah! And they are partially letterpress (gorgeous) and partially digitally printed (thriftier) so it would be a great combo/compromise.

Vintage Wedding InvitationVintage Wedding RSVP

Art Nouveau Thank You CardsArt Nouveau Wedding PatternThe “Artistic Deco” Wedding Invitation Suite from Wedding Paper Divas

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1920s Headbands || Johanna Johnson

How gorgeous are these art deco headbands, vintage style hairpieces and accessories from designer Johanna Johnson? I love how they’re unmistakably vintage-inspired, but there’s nothing fussy about them. They’d pair so beautifully with 1920s style gowns, of course, but I’m hard-pressed to think of a bridal look they wouldn’t complement. Welcome to LovelyTown. (click the images for larger sizes!)

Rent 1920s Style Jewelry

Did you know you could rent wedding jewelry? Real diamonds and all? Neither did I! (I’m assuming you said no. If you said yes, my apologies for doubting you.). I wish I had known that before my own wedding, when I bought two different necklaces because I couldn’t decide, and then ended up wearing neither of them, like a horrifying caricature of unchecked greed. Oops.

In any case, I think this jewelry rental idea makes a lot of sense for brides who want the real deal, diamond-wise, on their big day but can’t justify/afford to spend more on what is (for many of us) a very expensive day to begin with. Plus… counts as your something borrowed! Sort of!

So yes, brilliant idea and I wish that I had thought of it. But I did not. But Adorn did! And look at these vintage style gems… Pretty pretty pretty. Too pretty! Even if you only get to hang onto them for a few days, they’d look so incredible in all your photos…


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Vintage Inspired Wallpaper Patterns

So happy that wallpaper is coming back into fashion! We’ve posted before about using art deco wallpaper as pattern and decor inspiration, and there really are hugely talented designers working in this field these days. Check out these awesome vintage wallpaper looks from modern designers: not pure deco, a couple have that 60’s/Mad Men feel, and there’s a lovely art nouveau one in there, but they are all fabulous.


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