{Inspiration} Royal Blue and Yellow, 1940s Retro Wedding Shoot

Enjoy a little flashback to our feature last May on Style Me Pretty! Retro Americana was brought back to life in this styled shoot by Wings of Glory, and every little detail is absolutely adorable! Everything about the fashion and decor, coordinated by Vows Wedding and Events, will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into 1940s America.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - van couple

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - couple kiss

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - picnic

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - couple picnic

The props from this shoot were incredible! Coca-cola bottles, mason jars and Volkswagens are only a few of vintage décor used throughout the retro inspired shoot. We loved the use of this World War II era airplane as a backdrop.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - vintage couple


Dogwood Blossom Stationery - bike2

This sweetheart neckline strapless dress from Carolyn Allen’s Bridals & Tuxedos was paired with long white gloves and a birdcage veil for an overall classic look. The delphinium bouquet is wrapped in white and blue gingham ribbon, which inspired our designs.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - Vintage Gown

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom wedding ceremony program fans

Inside the Danville Bed & Breakfast awaited a dessert table with treats from past centuries. Lollipops, soda pop, bubble gum and marshmallows were some of the sugary staples – topped off with a four tiered white chocolate fountain from RW Chocolate Fountain Rentals.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - choc fountain

We created a panel-style invitation using old-school paragraph-form wording (just like they did before printed invites became accessible to everyday folk).  The invitation used a heavy bright white stock with gingham fabric layers and bright yellow printed accents.  It opened to reveal a custom wedding map and wedding weekend information, including where to stay, area activities, and additional wedding-related events.  The mailing envelope was lined with a navy gingham fabric envelope liner.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - vintage stationery

We continued the use of navy gingham fabric throughout the ceremony and reception papers.  The double-sided fan-style wedding program used the checkered fabric as the mid-layer, with a sunshine yellow grosgrain ribbon tied to the wooden handle. The menus were printed on bright white and layered onto midnight blue and white, with a blue gingham knotted sash, perfect for a picnic-style wedding.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - vintage program

Dogwood Blossom Stationery gingham wedding menu

Dogwood Blossom Stationery - vintage bike

Want to see more from this retro shoot? Go behind-the-scenes with a video by Key Moment Filmshttp://vimeo.com/47143601

Thank you to all of the amazing event professionals who contributed to this shoot:

Venue:  Danville Bed & Breakfast

Photographer:  Wings of Glory

Videographer:  Key Moment Films

Planner: Vows Weddings & Events

Chocolate Fountain:  RW Chocolate Fountain Rentals

Cake:  Wendy Woo Cakes

Dress:  Carolyn Allen’s Bridals & Tuxedos

Make Up Artist:  Marigold Scott

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery


{Inspiration} Fresh-Squeezed: A Rustic Lemonade Stand Wedding

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wing of Glory Photography, Lemonade stand, bride and groom

Imagine a simpler time, spending a sunny afternoon sharing crisp cool lemonade. Childhood pastimes, like a lemonade stand, can be great inspiration for a memorable wedding.

The charm of this vintage-tinged daydream was captured by the Wings of Glory photo team and brought to life by the coordination of Vows Wedding & Event Planning. We had a wonderful time squeezing gallons of romance and joy into the invitations and paper goods that we created for this lemonade stand-inspired photoshoot.

These amazing photos capture the couple’s warm love and the effortless setting of the shoot.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bring out the Beauty in You

Wings Of Glory, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, sunny lemonade wedding

The talented team at Bring out the Beauty in You enhanced the bride’s natural beauty to go along with this youthful theme. Her sun-kissed look was perfect with the glowing afternoon light!

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, wedding invitation, wedding menu, lemonade wedding

Our paper goods were designed in yellow, blush pink, and gray, with a combination of stripes and lattice. The invitations used a layer of yellow striped seersucker fabric, were wrapped with cotton twine strung with an adorable yellow button, and encased in a custom-sewn burlap envelope. The hang tag-shaped menu cards reflected the decor’s rustic farm style, and had an added detail of jute twine.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, table cards, lemonade wedding

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, Lemonade wedding, table place cards

The escort cards were displayed on a distressed yellow dresser with a backdrop of burlap streamers, adding to the rustic flavor. A yellow polka-dot border encircled each antique-style typeset number, and we backed the round cut-outs with burlap.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, wedding table number, lemonade wedding

Doogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, wedding reception table inspiration, lemonade wedding

We absolutely loved how effortless our table numbers looked amongst the white flowers, which the Flower Lady casually placed in mason jars. Sprigs of lavender and sliced lemon accents were just slivers of the amazing details.

Wings of Glory, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Lemonade-inpsired candy buffet

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, yellow ombre wedding cake, lemonade

The lemon fresh inspiration was carried through with some delicious sweet treats. The dessert buffet included pink lemonade-colored popcorn, pink and yellow rock candy, soft pastel French macarons, and a breathtaking cake creation by Wendy Woo Cakes.

Wings Of Glory, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, 2 + Hue vintage furniture

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom wedding chair signs

The furniture and design details by RW Events created an authentic atmosphere of a stylishly vintage farm.  The head table was set with mismatched chairs. We love the way our playful custom chair signs turned out: “He’s mine” and “She’s mine,” in case guests had any doubt! Our drink tags, below, continued the burlap motif seen on the rest of the paper goods. What a cute way to send your guests a loving message!

Dogwwod Blossm Stationery, Wings of Glory Photography, wedding drink tags, lemonade wedding

In addition to these stunning photos, Lucid Productions recorded every candid kiss. Check out the full video, we think it captures the romance of the afternoon: http://vimeo.com/43376314 

Working with great designers, like our colleagues seen here, brings the best dreams and visions to life. We were honored to team up with some of central Florida’s finest wedding professionals and that Style Me Pretty wrote about our creative collaboration.

Thank you to everyone involved:

Photography: Wings of Glory

Videography: Lucid Productions

Planner and Organizer: Vows Wedding & Event Planning

Floral: The Flower Lady

Furniture and china rentals: RW Events

Pastry: Wendy Woo Cakes

Makeup artist:  Bring out the Beauty in You

Custom invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery