This was one of those easy breezy couples who just simply wanted to have a good time. The wedding reception took place in her childhood church’s parking lot. We transformed it into a light, happy, FUN place to celebrate a darling couple.
The amazing team of professionals making this night spectacular were:
Photography: Beautiful Day Photography
Dessert Bar: Magnolia Bakery
DJ: Danny with NYC DJ’s
Furniture: Classic Party Rentals
Wedding Design: Ryan Larson, Savoir Flair Weddings
Here is my post for Marriage.com today. Savoir Flair will now be featured on marriage.com once a month as a guest contributer. Look for our posts.
Today we have a guest blogger, Ryan Larson from Savoir Flair Weddings in Los Angeles, California. She has been featured in numerous publications for her great eye and wedding planning skills. She plans everything from destination weddings to weddings here in Los Angeles. Her creativity stems from a number of inspirations, one of them being the vintage look and feel so we asked her for some tips on creating vintage elements for your wedding.
Vintage is always in style. I love vintage elements in weddings. I always say “nostalgia warms a room up like nothing else.” You can incorporate a lot of vintage pieces and sensibilities or a little. Here are some favorite and some new ideas.
1. Bicycles conjure images of the past – It would be darling to have a photo of all the groomsmen on bicycles for an outside summer wedding.
2. Champagne hayride – Take your guests on a hayride during cocktail hour but bring the cocktails with. Juxtaposing rustic with elegance always feels special.
3. Chandeliers – Hang big grouping of chandeliers over a long feast table seating the wedding party and bride and groom. I love a grouping of different chandeliers rather than having them spaced throughout and having them match. Chandeliers are a perfect place to mix and max without things looking to shabby chic.
4. Centerpieces – Peacock feathers , milkglass and antiqued silver centerpieces make a perfect art deco centerpiece. These make your own centerpieces can be built onsite with no fresh flowers. Use a mix match of milkglass and silver pieces that are in need of a good cleaning. Resist the urge to clean them! Fill the vases and such with peacock feathers and maybe a vintage brooch or two. Voia! Art deco tabletop!
5. Lace – Make crocheted lace program covers. Or provide crocheted lace gloves for the ladies.
6. Dance cards – As they did in 19th Century Vienna at the lavish balls, have dance cards printed for each of the ladies with the order of dances laid out to gentleman may ask the ladies for a dance.
7. Hats – Invite ladies to wear hats to your outside ceremony.
8. Mix it up – Mis match china with antique pieces. Scour antique shops and yard sales for plates with a vintage flair.
9. Generational Inspiration – Ask your mother (or grandmother) for an invitation from her wedding. Have them recreated by a trusted graphic designer with your own information. Or recreate your moms wedding cake or bouquet.
10. Rollerskate – Rent roller skates from a nearby skate shop and create your own outdoor roller rink on the dance-floor during cocktail hour.