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

Glassware featured in The Knot Magazine

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Brooklyn based wedding planner Jove Meyer created this amazing table scape featured in The Knot.  Our vintage glassware + milk glass vases were included showing that vintage rentals can be the perfect compliment to modern weddings as well!

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Planner + Designer – Jove Meyer Events, Stationery / Menus + Programs + Place mats + Invites + Save the Dates + Charity Signs – Swiss Cottage Designs, Flowers – Lindsay Rae Design, Vintage Glassware – Little Vintage Rentals, Furniture Rentals / Table + Chairs – Taylor Creative; Tabletop Rentals / Linens + Cutlery + Chargers + China – Broadway Party Rentals

Top 7 Milk Glass Centerpieces

Kate Ignatowski Photography  mywedding magazine

I’ve always loved milk glass.  It’s timeless and can be used at modern or vintage weddings.  It’s sleek white lines make a clean addition to any table.  Here is a collection of some of my favorite centerpieces with milk glass vases.

(1) Above, this whimsical wonder was designed by Hello Darlington and photographed by Kate Ignatowski for mywedding magazine.  So lovely, enjoy the rest and don’t forget to check out all of the ‘Top Pick‘ posts!

Christina McNeill

(2) Pinks + Peaches look so fresh for Spring + Summer!  Photo by Christina McNeill via Ruffled blog

Erin Hearts Court

(3) Bright and bold with a few asymmetrical stems.  Photo by Erin Hearts Court.

Erich McVey Photography

(4) Simple, all white is always a good idea.  Photo by Erich McVey via Wedding Chicks

Esmeralda Franco Photography

(5) Sweet pastels with soft greenery.  Photo by Esmeralda Franco via Wedding Chicks

 Heather Bliss Photography

(6) Big Blooms in small vases.  Photo by Heather Bliss Photography via Belle the Magazine

Shea Christine

(7) Single Bud Vase Clusters.  Photo by Shea Christine via Style Me Pretty

 

Table Top Tuesday | 12

 Peaches and  Mint Photography

For installment twelve of Table Top Tuesday,  we are inspired by this elegant table scape by Rock Paper Scissors Events captured beautifully by Peaches & Mint Photography at our favorite vintage wedding venue in New York, The Metropolitan Building.

Peaches + Mint Photography

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 What makes this work?  The sherbert toned chairs with white and matching peach flowers create balance.  The deeper toned napkins and runner add a bit of drama and a great backdrop to showcase place settings.

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What details make a difference?  The natural edge of the white linen table cloth and the relaxed placement of the runner provides a more welcoming vibe juxtaposed to the formal chairs and grand wood table.

Credits:  Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Peaches & Mint Photography, Event & Floral Design: Rock Paper Scissors Events.

Table Top Tuesday | 11

Clayton Austin Photography

For installment eleven of Table Top Tuesday,  I am loving this neutral color story with black accents via Style Me Pretty.   Photographer Clayton Austin captured this table at all the right angles to fully appreciate the handiwork of Taylor Lord; her concrete candle holders create just enough drama among the greenery.

Clayton Austin Photography

What makes this work?  I love the twist of organic meets modern with concrete candle pillars + lucite chairs matched with yards of sprawling greenery.

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What details make a difference?  The smokey grey + black glassware and black velvet ribbon are the details that make this table top stand out.  The eucalyptus sprig is almost too pretty to untie from the ribbon!

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Credits:  Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Clayton Austin, Floral Design: Without Wax Katy, Concrete Candle Pillars: Taylor Lord.

Top 7 Trophy Centerpiece Ideas

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I love a good trophy centerpiece.  As I grow our vintage collection, I love finding lots of options just like this little beauty above that I created.  Here are some of my favorite ideas for trophy centerpieces – enjoy! (above photo by Jen Trahan)

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1. The Black + White Classic.  Chic and always in style, white blooms with touches of deep black + purple add a bit of elegance to this trophy. Via Style Me Pretty, Photographer: Khaki Bedford Photography, Floral Design: Jonica Moore, Vintage Props + Decor: Little Vintage Rentals

Josh Gruetzmacher | Snippet + Ink

2. The Collection.  Nothing makes a statement more than a small collection.  Grouping trophies + urns together is great way to convey a theme. Via Snippet & Ink, Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher , Floral Design: The Bow Collective

 
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3. The Pedestal Piece.  A tall leafy arrangement is perfect for flanking the aisle of a wedding.  The height and draping leaves make it a showstopper. Via Wed Society,  Photography:  Ben Q.

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4. The Monochromatic.  Single color arrangements with a touch of greenery always make a statement.  This soft pink collection of garden roses sings a sweet song of romance.  Flowers:  Jaclyn Journey, Photography:  Whitney Neal

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5. The Garden Party.  Light and loose blooms are a great contrast to a structured trophy and extra points for the weathered books which are an instant conversation starter among guests. Via Ruffled Blog, Photographer: Lora Grady Photography, Second Photographer: Alyssia B Photography, Floral Design: Botanique.

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6. The Grand Scale.  Sometimes a small floral piece just won’t do.  By pumping up the volume in size, this serves as an amazing entry way piece! Via Snippet and Ink, Photographer: Ali Harper, Design, Styling, Props: Blue Eyed Yonder, Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta DesignsType A Society

7. The Delicate Delight.  Light, loose+ airy blooms.  Nothing more than perfection. Via Type A Society

Table Top Tuesday | 10

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For installment ten of Table Top Tuesday,  our intern Julia discovered this beautiful table set up.   Two magnificent photographers Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios and Whitney Neal of Whitney Neal Photography teamed up with Jaclyn Journey for styling + florals.  Such a unique way to use navy in any gathering!

What makes this work?  Navy blue linen, gold accents and soft touches of eucalyptus in the arrangement create a lovely color story.  The surrounding trees provide a wonderful backdrop!

By Bella Grace Studios & Whitney Neal Photography

What details make a difference?  The gold rim glassware and gold flatware against a dramatic navy linen is eye catching.  The dark compote which holds the delicate floral arrangement is a great contrast as well!

By Bella Grace Studios & Whitney Neal PhotographyBy Bella Grace Studios & Whitney Neal PhotographyCredits:  Via Ruffled Blog , Photography: Bella Grace Studios  & Whitney Neal Photography, Styling + Florals: Jaclyn Journey, Calligraphy: Rachel Fisher
 

Top 6 Vintage Centerpiece Ideas

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It’s no secret that I love flowers.  I also love vintage vases + vessels to display them in.   Here are my top 6 vintage centerpiece ideas for weddings!  (above photo by Kate Ignatowski)

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1.  The Drinking Glass.  Pressed glass goblets make a sweet addition to any table.  They glow under candlelight + look great clustered together with different heights. (photo by Jen Huang)

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2.  The Brass Vessel.  For those who are using gold as an accent color, there is no other way to go than a brass vessel or vase.  Aged brass adds a richness to floral displays. (photo by Ciara Richardson)

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3.  The Colorful Tin.   Sweet tea + candy tins add a splash of color and conversation to the table.  Fill the tins with neutral flowers and greens for a calmer feeling or coordinating colors for a bright + bold look. (photo by Jana Morgan)

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4.  The Silver Vessel.  Tarnished silver vessels give an heirloom quality to an event, as if you borrowed items from a grandmother.  Silver pitchers, teapots + even small sugar bowls look great when used in an assortment together. (photo by Kate Ignatowski)

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5.  The Bottle.  New or old, bottles in a variety of sizes and shapes act as simple yet sophisticated bud vases.   Adding a tray or print napkin underneath adds some interest to the design. (photo by Justin + Mary)