{Real Wedding} Holly and Geoff: Vintage Glam in Blush, Gold, and Brown

Henk Prinsloo Photography, Up the Creek Farms, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, blush and brown, custom fan programs

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Holly and Geoff are a fun couple with romantic sensibilities.  When I first met with Holly for our invitation design consultation, she told me about her vision for her wedding – romantic and soft, with vintage and glam touches.  Many months later, their wedding perfectly fit that description.  Holly and Geoff had a beautiful ceremony under the Spanish moss-covered trees at Up the Creek Farms. Planned by “I Do” Weddings by Kristen and photographed by Henk Prinsloo Photography, their wedding had plenty of pretty details spanning from the southern feel and open rafters of the Boathouse, rustic touches from vintage furniture and findings, and glam delivered by various metallics and glitter, including sequined table runners. The color palette for the day was blush pink, ivory, and brown.  Textures included lace, pearl, sequins, raw woods, and an itty, itty, itty bit of burlap. We used this romantic range of colors and textures as a jumping-off point when designing their custom invitations and paper goods.

We created their custom wedding invitation in a pouch style.  The pouch was created in a shimmery soft pink and used a wide cream lace wrap, blush satin ribbon, and a die-cut nameplate adorned with pearls.  The invitation was printed with a vintage patina to give the look of aged paper and layered onto blush.  All of the enclosures were tucked conveniently behind the invitation in the pouch ensemble before being mailed.  We addressed their pink envelopes in a matching handwriting-style font in dark brown.

At the wedding, guests could follow along with the ceremony while cooling themselves with our custom fan programs.  Holly and Geoff chose die-cut fan programs, printed on blush pink in dark brown.  We carried their floral artwork throughout their day-of papers.  We also created die-cut table numbers with a vintage patina for the reception, the couple’s sweetheart table sign, and tent-style escort cards.  The coordinating paper goods helped give the wedding a cohesive look from start to finish.  Custom day-of papers are the perfect marriage of function and aesthetics.

The rest of the decor captured the balance between romantic vintage and glamorous styles. Buds Etc. Floral Studio created classic-looking arrangements of pink roses, white hydrangea, and baby’s breath which were tempered by the sparkle of the gold charger plates and sequined table runners from Crystal and Crates. Crystal and Crates even supplied a vintage truck for some amazing photo opps!

Thank you Holly and Geoff for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery to design and create your custom wedding papers!  It was so much fun working with you!

The wedding professionals that made this wedding perfect were:

Venue: Up the Creek Farms

Planner: “I Do” Weddings by Kristen

Photographer: Henk Prinsloo Photography

Florist: Buds Etc. Floral Studio

Caterer: A Chef’s Touch

DJ: Sophisticated Gents

Videographer: TLC Film Productions

Rentals: Crystal and Crates

Cakes: Creative Cakes by Dawn

Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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{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.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery - couple kiss

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery gingham wedding menu

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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