Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower Ideas

Tille and Rose

One of my most popular blog posts on my previous lifestyle blog was about my own vintage inspired bridal shower.  Since it was quite a few years ago, I thought I’d re-imagine the event and gather some images of inspiration for a vintage inspired bridal shower.  The image above is a great example of simple accent decor with vintage books and a vintage scale adorned with fresh roses. (photo by Tillie and Rose) Below is a simple place setting with a vintage embroidered napkin and fresh sprig of lavender. (via Snippet and Ink / photo by Studio Castilero)

Twig and Twine, Studio Castillero

Anna Delores Photography

Above, I adore the idea of renting mismatched teacups and saucers but the stand out in this photo is the amazing chalkboard art! (via Style Me Pretty / Anna Delores Photography/ Dish Wish Rentals) Below, a simple cake on a rustic crate adorned by a few blooms in vintage bottles is my idea of a sweet addition.  (Diana Marie Photography)

Diana Marie Photography

I love the look and feel of this floral accent above.  It’s like a vintage garden indoors; perfect for an impromptu photo backdrop!  (Via Grey Likes / Photography: To Wander and Seek ) And last but not least every shower needs a memento of thanks.  Nothing is quite as vintage or authentic as a fabric wrapped gift.  (Via The Lane / Photography:  Foraged in The North)

Foraged in the North Photography

Inspiration: Ivy + Aster Spring 2016 Bridal

Images courtesy of Ivy & Aster by Adrianna Favero Photography

One of my favorite bridal collections did it again with fresh + whimsical designs.  Here are my favorites from the Spring 2016 Bridal Collection from Ivy & Aster.  Kudos to whomever created the vintage wallpaper backdrop!

Images courtesy of Ivy & Aster by Adrianna Favero Photography

Images courtesy of Ivy & Aster by Adrianna Favero Photography

Images courtesy of Ivy & Aster by Adrianna Favero Photography

Images courtesy of Ivy & Aster by Adrianna Favero Photography

Images courtesy of Ivy & Aster by Adrianna Favero Photography

Inspiration: Elie Saab Spring / Summer 2015 Paris Couture Week

 via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Maybe it’s my early training in textiles + love for unique fabrics, but when a collection like Elie Saab’s Spring / Summer 2015 comes around you just have to stop, stare and be thankful that such craftsmanship still exists in fashion today.  This collection is truly a work of art and offers endless inspiration for weddings + beyond.  Here are my favorites, apparently I am partial to a full skirt.  All photos via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

 via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

 via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

The entire fashion show is pretty amazing too:  Elie Saab Paris Couture Week Spring Summer 2015

 

Inspiration: Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 + Millie B. Photography on Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sifting through some of my favorite wedding blogs I stumbled across an amazing set of photos behind the scenes of the Fall 2015 Sareh Nouri Bridal show from Mille B. Photography on Bridal Musings.  I can look at them all day.  Yards of tulle, lace and fresh faced girls in asymmetrical braids.  Inspiring!

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Gowns and Veils: Sareh Nouri / Photographer: Millie B Photography / Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart / Bride’s Shoes: Aruna Seth / Flowers & Decor: Laura Clare Design / Hair & Make-up: Saray Barbosa Makeup Artistry

Inspiration: Houghton Fall 2015 + The Lane

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

I have always had my eye on Houghton‘s Bridal line.  Their designs are progressive and just plain luxurious.  The Lane’s feature + photographs from the 2015 Fall show in New York, is nothing less than fabulous.  Here is some serious eye candy; I just can’t get over the sublte pop of pinks + blues.  (All photos from The Lane.)

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

The Lane  / Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

Inspiration: Shades of Salmon

Inspiration:  Salmon by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Pretty Little Inspiration by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Painting by Michelle Armas

Shoes:  Love Me Do Photography, Bird:  Leila Jeffreys, , Bridesmaids:  Lin + Jirsa Photography , Tulle Dress:  Oscar de la Renta Drink:  Honestly Yum, Painting:  Michelle Armas

Inspiration: Pink Hyacinths

Color Story Mandy Forlenza Sticos

There is something about the month of March and the first sunny day bordering on fifty degrees that makes me think of hyacinths.  These pale pink hyacinths are the start of a great color story for a wedding, bridal shower or even baby shower for a little girl.  Happy almost Spring!

PicMonkey Collage

Hyacinth: Varpunen  Dress via Wedding Chicks photography by Branco Prata

Inspiration: Herbs

herb bouquet and book

I am drawn over and over to images that have rosemary, thyme and sage.  These herbs are the perfect natural accent to weddings.  Whether in a bouquet, flower girl’s hair wreath, place setting or drink garnish, I will never get enough of herbs as an organic detail.  It’s perhaps the original vintage wedding idea.

sage champange

rosemary place cards

herb boutonniere

Rosemary cake decoration
Photography Credits:  Book + bouquet: Jemma Keech, Sage champagne: Sarah Culver, Escort cards: Brumley + Wells, Boutonniere: Lisa Warniger  Cake: Suzanna March

Inspiration: Black Lace

black lace wedding place setting

I love the idea of black lace details used subtly at a wedding.   There is something classic about black in delicate patterns that catches attention.  To keep it elegant; only select a few black lace details to feature.  Less is more!

Black lace wedding inspriation

black lace shoes

One of my favorites?  These cookies below which are an absolute work of art!  I would pair them with a piece of wedding cake for every guest.

black lace cookies

Photography Credits:  Dish: Belathee Photography, Stockings: Caught The Light,  Shadow: Julia Morozova, Dress: Dolce & Gabanna, Shoes: Kristin Vining, Cookies:  Sweetambs

Inspiration: Tomatoes

Tomtoe Bridal Party

A while ago, I started a tomato / garden bride pinterest board simply because the colors of heirloom tomatoes make my heart skip a beat.  For brides planning toward 2014, this would be wonderful August or September inspiration.  Enjoy.

Tomato Bride Inspriation

Wedding Rings on Tomatoes

Green Bowtie

Seed Packets

Photography Credits:  Bridal Party/Green Leaves/Seed Packets:  Eric Kelly Photography Floral Arrangement: Jose Villa Salad: Carrie Patterson Photography Tomatoes + Rings: 1314 Studio Bow tie:  Jo Photo

Inspiration: Ballet

ballet wedding inspriation nyc

ballet wedding decor

ballet wedding inspriation

vintage china nyc

I find myself pinning ballet inspiration lately.  Perhaps I am pretending winter has already passed and spring is blooming.  Personally, I wouldn’t miss winter at all.  For this spring, I am dreaming of pale pink and natural wood browns like these photos.  What a pretty color palette for a wedding!

Model: Nicole Ramsay Photography Shoes: Elizabeth Messina Photographs  Decor:  Fiona Kelly Wedding Photography Cake: This Modern Romance Dress: Jessica Loren Organic Photography Place Setting: Meghan Christine Photography