Vibrant Vintage Vibes

This elopement styled shoot was was created to inspire couples that have unique, colorful, vintage taste. Several Chicago weddings vendors collaborated with Tina Skiver- the event planner,  in order to bring this boho wedding look to life. 

The flowers were chosen to echo the vibrant, vintage reds and blues of the Rifle Paper wallpaper behind the sweetheart table. The bride's crown and bouquet have bright pops of blue delphinium and bright red dahlias. The more neutral tones in the ivory spray roses and peach ranunculus soften the look. 

Paired with the macrame by Ket Mercantile, the bridal bouquet and ceremony arch have a vintage flare that is perfect for this couple. Dark blue privet berries and baby blue eucalyptus add texture and asymmetry, which captures the classic, yet edgy style that suits unique couples. 

Special thanks to the following artists/vendors for their hard work and creativity on this shoot:

Planner/styling: Tina Skiver

Photographer: Laurel and Prairie -Sarah Yoder

Venue/ furniture rentals: Elements Preserved Vintage Rental

Hair and makeup: Bella Bridal Hair and Makeup Artistry

Vintage china: Something Borrowed: Special Occasion Vintage China Rental & Sales

Bridal gown: Alice In Ivory

Videographer: Aethereus Media

Cake: The Sugar Path

Bride and Groom: Taylor Nicole VanLeeuwen and Christopher King

Metallics are In

Over half of the brides I met with this year have asked for roughly the same thing.  I'm realizing it's not just my clients, it's everywhere.  Metallics are in!  Gold, silver, brass, bronze, mercury glass, mirrors oh my!  I've started amping up my vase collection to prepare for the madness!  I think the attraction to this look is the glamor and classiness it radiates as well as the uniqueness in the vintage elements.  Metallics are a throw back to the roaring twenties, the mod 1950's, and even a little bohemian; they are making their way into several different theme weddings or parties.  From dresses to cakes to vases and flat wear, Gold and brass are really taking center stage.    

Notice the gold "flower"...it's not a flower but a gold spray painted succulent plant.  Cool, huh?  The vase is also vintage inspired gold.  The inspiration for the flowers  (and this blog post!) came from creative director,  Megan Moran of  City Girl Weddings . 

Notice the gold "flower"...it's not a flower but a gold spray painted succulent plant.  Cool, huh?  The vase is also vintage inspired gold.  The inspiration for the flowers  (and this blog post!) came from creative director,  Megan Moran of City Girl Weddings

This gorgeous gold cake is a work of art by  Elysia Root Cakes .

This gorgeous gold cake is a work of art by Elysia Root Cakes.


You can rent this unique brass collection from  Nimble Well , a vintage rental company.

You can rent this unique brass collection from Nimble Well, a vintage rental company.

Mignonette Bridal  designs custom dresses like this one- with just the right amount of gold touches. 

Mignonette Bridal designs custom dresses like this one- with just the right amount of gold touches.