Thursday, February 18, 2010

Etsy Wedding: Brick Red, Cantaloupe and Robin's Egg Blue

Yesterday I told you I was completely inspired by this image from Serinissima, a stunning shot of a ferris wheel with an antique air to it. So I took the colors, a brick red, cantaloupe orange and robin's egg blue and created a fun, whimsical vintage carnival wedding. I'm really in love with this, it's great for a couple who just wants to have a good, no... a great time at their wedding.

The wedding party's attire mixes fun childlike prints with sophisticated vintage elements. Polka dots, seersucker and stripes any one? Yes, you can have all three and make it work! Ground these over the top elements with exquisite bridesmaid dresses from Sarah Seven and darling vintage-inspired jewels. We're going for anything but typical here so replace a ring pillow with a bright vintage tin and switch out traditional floral bouquets for pinwheels!

{1. Bridesmaid Dress by Sarah Seven, 2. Multi-chain Necklace by White Owl, 3. Flower Girl Dress by The Uptown Baby, 4. Tie Tack by Lin Designs, 5. Mini Ruffles Pins by Heart of Light, 6. Earrings by Bliss in a Teacup, 7. Vintage Candy Tin by Great Findz, 8. Pinwheel by Twirlie Whirlies, 9. Vintage Bow Tie by Street Sophisticated, 10. Boutonniere by Peppermint Cloud}

For the reception I've brought in several repeating elements: stripes courtesy of bakers twine and retro straws, carnival stationery like hand stamped tickets and ferris wheel save-the-dates and vintage trayscontainers, suitcases (pretty much anything you can find). Every table should be different, completely different. Take one of your collected containers for each table and fill them with carnival elements (like more pinwheels or cotton candy) and brightly hued flowers. Stamped paper lunch bags make appropriate and adorable favor containers, especially tied with a manila tag and bakers twine.
{1. Carnival Photo by Serinissima, 2. Vintage Cake Box by Bellalulu, 3. Vintage Buttons by Eco Vintage Supplies, 4. Thank You Tags by Charmed Beginnings, 5. Samsonite Suitcase by Buy Golly Miss Molly, 6. Tag Kit by Annie's Paper Boutique, 7. Retro Paper Straws by Merry Mae, 8. Striped Beverage Flags by A Fabulous Fete, 9. Red Metal Tray by Old Crow Farm, 10. Ferris Wheel Save the Dates by Lehan Paper Design, 11. Favor Bags by A Fabulous Fete, 12. Believe Hand Stamped Tickets by Moonfaces}

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  1. Wonderful to see your carnivale inspiration become ours. Wonderful job on these boards, would be a delightful wedding!


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