WED

6 articles tagged as WED

So I’ve posted proofs here and here for a summer letterpress invitation suite for Kirstin. This was another design presented as a minimalist night sky. The fiance is studying aerospace engineering and initially we discussed the option of astrology, however the fiance wasn’t too keen on the astrology theme. Instead we pursued the night sky in a more abstract way, utilizing negative space and texture (keeping in mind that it would look stellar letterpressed) and used it to our advantage. Typography in this one is getting closer to what Kirstin was looking for as well as getting closer to a nature theme that reflected the event and their lifestyle.

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In continuation with A = Art Deco Here’s a cheap DIY project that would be great for any Art Deco event. How about replacing your maids bouquets with these, or doing them as a party favor for a little girl’s birthday party! They could even hang from the back of your dinner chairs at this price! Feathers + Chinese folding fans = easy! Tools needed*: glue gun | glue sticks | scissors Materials needed: peacock feathers | felt (not too much is needed) | wooden folding fans (or another fan of your choice). Step 1: Trim 6 peacock feathers with good sharp scissors around the eye. I think the “Peacock Feathers – Eyed Sticks – Miniature” would be perfect for this project which can be found at the link above. Step 2: Cut a small patch of felt about 2-3″ round/oval. Arrange …

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In continuation with the A = Art Deco, this inspiration board is for those looking to outfit their maids and men in the wedding party. Again drawing from many of the vintage illustrations and photographs of the time, it was wasy to see the prevelance of feathers, pearls, and often Chinese motifs and decor. From left to right, here are some items sure to be a hit with anything Art Deco. Maid’s Peacock Chinese Fan: This would be a great, cost effetive way to replace the maids flowers that often get left in vases around the reception instead of being carried. Outfitted with a wrist tassel, they could dangle to the maid’s side for an added look of elegance (and great for whipping those groomsmen around if needed). Check back MONDAY for a DIY on these. SO easy and cheap! Product details …

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As you can see here the Art Deco woman was often adorned with feathers, pearls and bling. Dress cuts frequently had a drop waist or layers of fringe with beading and utilized regularly were laces and light flowing fabrics. Even form fitted sheaths weren’t uncommon. The center-piece of this inspiration board is obviously the dress by Claire Pettibone. Cut in crushed velvet, (which I LOVE) you don’t see velvet often on a wedding dress without it looking too “thick.” My favorite part of the dress though is the detailing on the lace back, so refined – it really exemplifies the time period. For a model shot click here. The draping is AMAZING, reflective and soft. Quite femininely stated. Shoes: Aldo $80, Available in gold, silver and white. Earrings: Silver crystal feather earring [#3681ESC], $100, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877-953-5264. First found in the …

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To kick off the WED series, I couldn’t resist the fabulous theme of Art Deco. I just LOVE the Art Deco time period! If I were to be born in another decade I would pick the roaring 20s and 30s! Fringe, flappers, and frolicing! Here are some fabulous illustrations from MsBlueSky’s Flickr Photostream, also found in her Art Deco Group. It’s a glimpse of what’s to come! GET EXCITED!

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So I got this really cool idea from the recent Modern Bride Magazine that inspired me to implement something similar on my blog. They did an alphabet of wedding details in their recent issue and I thought it would be great to have a series for Wedding + Life Event Details (called WED) with each topic starting with a letter from the Alphabet. You think boring, I think not! This feature will run throughout the year, with each letter going roughly about a week depending on how much I can cram in. I wanted to incorporated life events too as they are just as important – so while you’ll see a lot of bridal references, there will always be something a little extra for kids, or that can cross over to a party/birthday or holiday that will be related to the “Letter …

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