Fashion Friday: 2014 Trend Report

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Laura + Andrew: A Blushing Bristol Bride

Laura and Andrew had an amazing 1940′s wedding this past May in their local Bristol community. With Laura playing the part of stylist, she painstakingly sourced all the incredible vintage gowns for her bridesmaids – even going as far as hand-dying them to the gorgeous pastel tones that we fell in love with the moment we saw them! Not to mention how awe-inspiring Laura’s own dress is, which was luckily found tucked away in the USA, in a trunk that hadn’t been opened since wartime! And, it’s not just the ladies that are flaunting incredible vintage style – wait till you get a load of Andrew and his groomsmen in their dapper duds! Along with their amazing vintage styling, L + A effortlessly combine bright and cheery handmade decor that puts their Bristol wedding over the top and makes it vintage inspiration at it’s finest! Get ready to take a trip back in time, enjoy!

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Inspiration {The Fifities}

The 1950′s – a classic decade with fabulous fashions and bold beauty. From swing dresses to pin curls, inspiration for a fabulous wedding look abound. It’s a fun era to play with and the possibilities for your wedding look are endless. Rock a dewy look like the classic girl next door or amp up your va-voom factor with a bold pin-up look. It’s up to you – and today I’m showing you a ton of different ways to infuse the 1950′s into your wedding attire! So get ready to feel like you want to swing to the Oldies, we’re taking a trip back and getting inspired with everything 1950′s! Continue reading

Gigi + Justin: A Vintage Styled U.K. Wedding

Gigi + Justin had a spontaneous and self planned wedding that threw a lot of amazing surprises their way, including an entire field trip showing up and congratulating them while they were in the midst of snapping their wedding photos! With so much fun and romance packed into their incredible vintage styled wedding, it’s a great inspirational story to show how amazing your big day can be when your love guides the design! I am especially falling for all the gorgeous shots Gigi + Justin have with the cobblestone streets, stunning antique architecture and of course, the classic phone booth. Congratulations guys, your wedding is truly wonderful to see and share!!

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Inspiration {Rustic Romance}

Today I’ve complied an extra special mood board based on one of my favorite wedding themes – A Shabby-Chic Rustic Romance! Using the color palette of creams and whites, soft pink and luxurious hints of matte and sparkling gold, I’ve put together some great inspiration to get you started on your own planning journey! With homespun accents, handmade favors, burlap and vintage-inspirations abound, I hope it sparks your creativity just as much as it did mine! Enjoy!

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Get the Look: 15 Ways to Use our Vintage-Inspired Wooden Multi-Purpose Boards

Well the title might be quite a mouthful, but these little boards are a power-packed decor gem just waiting for your imagination to transform them. From the perfect party sign to a great wedding photo prop to a rustic cheese platter, we went around the office here at Weddingstar HQ to see what our designers favorite ways to utilize our Vintage Inspired Wooden Multi-Purpose Sign Boards (say that 10x fast!) are. And, now we’re counting down the top 15 ways we came up with to use them – at your wedding and beyond! Enjoy! Continue reading

Get the Look: Write in Style with our Glass Dip Pen

We all want our wedding invitations and stationery to look phenomenal! We painstakingly choose just the right design, print it on the best paper and word it with the greatest of care – but what about when it comes time to hand-write names, addresses or warm wishes to your guests? If you’re like me (and have writing that makes people think you should train to be a doctor!), then you’ll be brainstorming of a way to make your writing not only look more legible but also have more style than it does when you write your weekly grocery list. Luckily, we’ve created just what you need to make your writing look fabulous (and fancy!) – the Glass Dip Pen! Learn how to use it and love it with this simple tutorial video that shows you just how easy it is to use. We promise you’ll use it from your wedding invitations, guest book and beyond!

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Get the Look: Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms Tutorial

Paper flowers are a hot topic in the wedding world right now! We’ve been seeing them all over, and we bet that you’re just as enthralled with them as we are! From their beautiful shapes to the statement they make, we can’t get enough of the handmade touch that paper blooms bring to a wedding. And, while a lot of tutorials showed women cutting out flower shapes and petals for what must have been hours, we wanted to offer a more time friendly version of the craft so even the time strapped (or novice DIY) bride could create the look with confidence! Hence our Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms were born!!! And today, we’re showing you just how to make stunning bouquets and a boutonniere with these handy little blooms for that extra special handmade touch on your wedding day. So get your crafty pants on, it’s time to become a wedding DIY diva!

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Rachel + Roger: A Vintage Inspired Day in the Garden

I am head over heels for Rachel and Rogers vintage-inspired wedding. From Rachel’s gorgeous feather and floral bouquet to Roger’s simple yet classic suit and their antique get-away car, every detail about their day is perfect. Plus, with the backdrop of CJ’s Off the Square acting like an enchanted garden, I just can’t get enough of these photos! While you’re gazing at Rachel + Roger’s fabulous wedding, don’t miss the cameo of our Moroccan Wine Labels too! Be inspired, enjoy!

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