Modern Day Grace Kelly Wedding

Oct 23 2014

What would a modern-day Grace Kelly wedding look like?

Did you know that Grace Kelly “retired” from her illustrious acting career at age 26 to marry Prince Ranier of Monaco? And they called it “The wedding of the century.” A modern-day Grace Kelly wedding would be extraordinary. Ms. Kelly was certainly beautiful, had a fashionable sense and a simple but elegant way about her. Shot at Chicago’s historic Palmer House Hilton, let this Grace Kelly styled shoot from Creative M Photography Inc. inspire you to curate your very own Grace Kelly wedding.

 Sophisticated Beauty

Grace Kelly elegant wedding look

Stately & Fashionable

Grace Kelly wedding fashion

Simple Elegance

Grace Kelly wedding elegance + wedding invitation from MagnetStreet

Dramatic & Artsy

Grace Kelly wedding artsy flair

Beautiful indeed. Are you a Grace Kelly fan and a lover of all things vintage-modern?


Photographer:  Creative M Photography Inc. | Linens and Coverings: BBJ | Transportation: Classic Wedding Car | Floral Designer:Dilly Lilly | Cake Designer: Luscious Layers Bakery | Reception Venue:Palmer House Hilton | Jewelry: The Left Bank | Equipment Rentals: Vintage Plate Rental, LLC | Wedding Invitation: MagnetStreet Weddingsvia Two Bright Lights


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Beautiful Backyard Budget Wedding

Oct 22 2014

A Backyard Soiree that’s DIY & Budget Wedding Beautiful

Lauren and Carter’s beautiful, budget wedding was held at Carter’s parent’s home in Columbia, Missouri. Their fall wedding day was filled with sunshine and bliss. Lauren, a graphic designer did a wonderful job putting this budget wedding together and did beautiful job with their coral and gray color scheme and sweet DIY details. Some of our favorite highlights from this DIY wedding include: the wedding program sign, the sweet flower petal groomsmen boutonnieres, and the grapevine ceremony arch with draping florals and hanging chandelier. Just lovely. Our best wishes to the gorgeous bride and groom!

Wedding dress in budget backyard wedding

Coral bridesmaid dresses in budget backyard wedding

Bridesmaids in coral dresses

Peach, orange and gray wedding bouquet

DIY boutonnieres in budget wedding

Backyard wedding decor in budget wedding

coral and gray wedding colors

peach and ivory wedding decor

DIY wedding sign in buget wedding

Bride walking up aisle in backyard wedding

walking up the aisle

bride being walked up the aisle by her father

Backyard wedding ceremony

bride and groom at the altar in backyard wedding ceremony

wedding kiss


happy bride and groom Bride and Groom in beautiful budget wedding

Bride and Groom in budget wedding

wedding photo decor in budget wedding

Backyard wedding tablescape

DIY tablescapes in backyard wedding

Chalkboard wedding sign

orange and white ombre wedding cake and dessert buffet

First wedding dance

Wedding rings photo

Outdoor wedding furniture in backyard budget wedding


Sunset wedding photo

Bride and Groom walking off into the sunset

Photographer:  shades of gray photography | via Two Bright Lights

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Engagement Photos in Cool Chicago Antique Store

Oct 21 2014

Unique, Chicago Antique Store Engagement Photos

We are completely enamored with Alex and Gene’s dramatic engagement photos from Michael Novo Photography. Taken at Salvage One, a unique antique store in Chicago, these engagement photos have a dark, Film Noir feel that draws you in and keeps you searching for more! Michael said, “Salvage One is somewhat of a hidden gem in Chicago … where the old can become new again. This combination of store and venue is an amazing spot to have your event at.” With all its textures, hidden alcoves and fun spots to get lost in, we get it and can see why Salvage One is so popular. So, 2 hours and 3 floors of “photographic opportunities” later …

For the second part of Alex and Gene’s e-sesh, they went to Star Lounge coffee house for a brighter feel and then it was off to the Old Town Ale House where they wanted to capture a few images of their first date location! Very cool–hope you enjoy!

Chicago antique store engagement photo

Chicago's Salvage One antique store engagement sesh

Salvage One Chicago Engagement

Salvage One Chicago E-sesh

Salvage One antique store engagement pic

Salvage One Antique Store Venue Engagement

Unique Salvage One Chicago Engagement Sesh

Salvage One Engagement photo

Chicago + Champagne Engagement Photos

Antique Store Venue Salvage One Engagement photo

Unique Salvage One Chicago Engagement

Salvage One Chicago Engagement Pics

Chicago Engagement Photos

Chicago engagement session

Old Town Ale House Engagement Photo

Chicago Engagement Picture

Best wishes Alex and Gene–we can only imagine what your wedding venue will be like!


Photographer:  Michael Novo Photography | Reception Venue: Salvage One | via Two Bright Lights


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Color Monday: English Garden + Floral Wedding Invitation

Oct 20 2014

Floral Wedding Invitation + English Garden Inspiration

Planning a 2015 wedding and have an insatiable love of flowers? Awesome–get ready to be inspired! You just might fall in love all over again when you see these new fresh and vibrant floral looks for next year. Of course, flowers are always on trend, but you can expect them to be bigger and more romantic than ever. From establishing the mood with a floral wedding invitation to a full, flower extravaganza at the ceremony–replete with flowers that line the aisle and hang from the ceiling. You’ll see beautiful brides wearing showy floral crowns and grooms attired in ornamental boutonnieres of their own uniqueness. And it won’t stop there. Reception decor will be as equally scented and adorned in floral fashion. What do you think of this extravagant floral trend?

Colors: Raspberry | Carrot | Tropic | Gold | Bronze

Rectangle Wedding Invitation from the Vintage Bloom design suite. Get a free custom sample.

Floral wedding inspiration + invitation from MagnetStreet

Deets on the Suite…
This Rectangle Wedding Invitation belongs to the Vintage Bloom design suite. Personalized in a vibrant color scheme for a spring or summer wedding, this suite features vintage florals in fun and fanciful graphic detail. With botanical elegance, you’ll find bold stripes with contemporary flair throughout the stationery pieces. Personalize the suite in your wedding colors. You can change the original design a little, or you can change the design a lot. Get the look, tone and style you want using our online editing tool, Design Studio. Try it out and see for yourself.

Free Custom Sample…
Request a free sample of Vintage Bloom Wedding Invitation and change the colors to your wedding colors {or, find a different design to personalize}.

Free sample of Floral Love from MagnetStreet

For allowing us to use their photography … much thanks to:

Bride + Groom, Ceremony Aisle & Backdrop by Nadia Huerta, June Bug Company {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Place Setting & Glitter Vase by Benjamin Edwards Photography {via Elizabeth Anne Designs}


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