Delicate Vintage Wedding Ideas

We loved these delicate vintage wedding ideas, and would love to see these lovely ideas translated into an entire wedding. Read more from the creatives behind this shoot:

A faint whisper, a memory of once was that glimmers in the back of one’s mind–this was the unfolding of the story that brought us to the beautiful Trinity Institute in Tehuacana, TX. The worn, natural beauty of the landscape and interiors set the ideal scene for our story. Highlighting the pre-existing structures and character of the building paved the path of mixing delicate, simplistic elements with more structured and raw ones. We wanted to tell a story of a minimal, intimate and lovely gathering, and did so using loosely arranged florals in various shades of green, peach, purple and cream in mixed brass and silver vessels, accompanied by an assortment of brass candlesticks.

The incorporation of grey transfer ware, vintage silver flatware and pressed glass goblets allowed the tablescape to remain luxurious yet simplistic and inviting. The bride wore gowns by Monique Lhuillier, and was adorned with a crown and bouquets comprised of hellebores, jasmine, lisianthus poppies, andromeda and fritillaria. The conclusion of the day allowed us to reminisce and reflect on a story that had been told of what once was, and the beauty that it encompassed.

Photographer: Heather Hawkins | Designer & Stylist: Stefanie Miles | Floral Design: Bows & Arrows | Hair & Makeup:  Tracy Melton Artistry | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher  | Gowns: Monique Lhuillier provided by Warren Barron Bridal | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

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05.13.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Hangout with Once Wed, Zales, and Glamour Magazine!

Zales_Google+ Promo Post CreativeWe’re so excited to announce that Emily was invited by Glamour Magazine and Zales to participate in a fun Google Hangout next Wednesday May 14! Join Emily Newman and Janine Morris of Beauty Sweet Spot to talk about picking the perfect engagement ring, ring trends, wedding planning, and some fun DIY ideas to help cut down on your wedding budget. Tune into our Google Hangout May 14th at 1pm CST to hang out with Emily, Janine, and experts from Zales! We can’t wait! RSVP here! 

05.12.14 / Featured, News Blog

Organic White and Gold Wedding

When we imagine the perfect intimate winter wedding, we imagine one just like Anna and Perry’s lovely affair in Birmingham, Alabama. Ginny Au, along with Mandy Busby and Cloth of Gold, helped to create a warm and welcoming event full of delicate details that their guests would remember for years to come. We love all of the gold accents and layers of texture from Anna and Perry’s Southern wedding, and we hope you gather some inspiration from their perfectly-inspired day.

From Ginny Au:

Anna & Perry chose a clean and graceful design for their late winter wedding with a winter green, ivory and gold palette and garden inspired florals. The 100 guest reception was designed to create warmth and intimacy, with long estate tables littered with brass taper candles and exquisite pedestal centerpieces. 

Creative Director & Stylist: Ginny Au  | Photographer: Mandy Busby | Floral Design: Cloth of Gold | Paper & Calligraphy: Brown Paper Linen | Venue: Mountain Brook Club | Dress: J Crew Nadia Gown with custom alterations | Shoes:  J Crew Maya Sandals | Veil: Etsy IheartBride | Bridesmaids’ Feather Bracelet: Etsy chainchainchained | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew Heidi Dress | Bride’s Earrings: White Flowers in Birmingham | Bride’s Gold Bracelet: Brides grandmother’s | Engagement Rings: Brides grandmother’s | Wedding Band: Estate Jewelers of Fairhope | Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Mobley and Sons | Groomsmen’s Suits: Mobley and Sons

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05.12.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Wooden Bow Ties from Two Guys Bow Ties

Is your groom interested in the sartorial aspect of wedding planning? Well, let him have a little fun by choosing his own accessories like a wooden tie or lapel pin! If you’re looking for a dapper, handcrafted accessory for your groom, check out Two Guys Bow Ties.

Two Guys Bow Ties has reinvented the bow tie in an exciting and distinctive way. With classically styled designs, each handcrafted tie will give your groom a truly unique and pulled together look for your wedding. Each Bow Tie is created with the smallest detail in mind, including the type of wood each tie is crafted from. They have created a line of ties from exotic varieties of wood like African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and more. And the guys behind Two Guys Bow Ties have taken their designs to the next level by laser etching designs into the wood to create fun and exciting patterns like polka dot, argyle, and plaid, which we absolutely love!

If your groom really wants his lapel to stand out, Two Guys Bow Ties also has a huge selection of trendsetting lapel flowers that will give their suit a special handmade touch, and even better, they can keep it and re-wear it unlike a traditional boutonniere.

Two Guys Bow Ties is excited to share an exciting offer with Once Wed readers today- they’re offering to give away up to $500 worth of merchandise for your bridal party!  You can mix and match bow ties and lapel flowers for your groom and groomsmen so everyone can go home with a fun handcrafted keepsake from your wedding! To enter, leave a comment and let us know which bow tie or lapel flower is your favorite. The last day to enter the contest is May 26, 2014.

And remember, for wedding orders of 5 ties or more, Two Guys Bow Ties gives you a 20% discount or free customization to make dressing your groomsmen easy (email nat@woodenbowties.com for details)! If you’re just looking to buy one tie, enter the code “DapperGroom” at checkout for a 10% discount.

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Desiree Hitchens!

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Photography: Flora + Fauna

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05.12.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog