Friday, February 27, 2009

Wedding Inspiration-Vintage,Rustic,Shabby-Chic and Preppy?

Another wedding blog recently posed a wedding design delima from a reader. She was having a vineyard wedding in May. Her chosen colors were raspberry and white, she was open to additional colors, liked vintage, rustic and shabby-chic decor and described herself as "preppy". Impossible you say? Nothing is impossible when it comes to a bride and her vision. Here are two of my suggestions. {Car-Wonderful Wedding Graffiti/Flowers-Fleurish Floral/Cake Bottles-Alyssa Ettinger on Etsy/Boy and Girl-Bride and Bloom}
The little flower girl and ring bearer are so adorable in their raspberry and grey attire. Look at his cute little grin :) They tie in perfectly with the vintage/shabby-chic/kind of preppy feel the bride is going for.The grey would play up beautifully with the raspberry and white colors the bride has chosen while the peony and ranunculus arrangement would be the perfect flower combo for a May wedding offering a relaxed not stuffy vibe, so natural and free flowing. The white milk bottles overflowing with with the same blooms would continue the carefree feeling. How fun and whimsical is the vintage bride and groom cake topper? It is a fun, unexpected detail that would make everyone smile.
I couldn't stop there because my next inspiration came from the fun shabby-chic fabric covering the pillows below.{Pillows-Desire to Inspire/Dress-J CrewSign/Cookies-Martha Stewart/Bowls-Etsy/Pinwheel-Crossroads Cottage for Etsy/Signs of the Tymes for Etsy}

The pillows are what first caught my eye and the green bench sets the stage for this color combo. Raspberry and white act as little punches of color while light pink and celery green take center stage. The bowl reminds me of grandma's house and everything that reminds me of grandma makes me happy. The J Crew dress with the little pouf on the shoulder says, "Vintage meets Now" and who can resist blowing on a pinwheel especially when it's personalized as an escort card. It IS a wonderful life isn't it!

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