Color Monday: Downton Abbey Style

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Did you watch it? No, not The Bachelor … DOWNTON ABBEY?

Enjoy today’s Color Monday–an elegant tribute to the very stylish era that was the 1920′s. The rich color scheme is a proud testimony to the bold and vivacious attitude of the age. One iconic motif we didn’t elaborate too much on in this post, was Peacock feathers. For this inspiration, we took the liberty of personalizing Peacocks and Paisley–a Pocket Wedding Invitation design that celebrates this motif in a unique and ornate way. A versatile design, Peacocks and Paisley is ideal for an Art Deco wedding style but can be personalized in any color scheme. {Feel free to check out the original color scheme and the entire Design Suite.}

 

Downton Abbey wedding inspiration

Suite Details
Peacocks and Paisley is the Vertical Foldover Pocket Wedding Invitation personalized in this festive board of black, gold and brick red. With its Art Deco look and feel, Peacocks and Paisley is a great design choice for those wanting to set a vintage tone of elegance and sophistication.

 

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1920's wedding color palette

 

 

Photo Credit
For permission to use their photography … much thanks to:

Photography by Joseph Matthew {via Strictly Weddings}

 

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1920′s Wedding Inspiration

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Just two more days … that’s all we have to wait for Downton Abbey’s season 4 to begin. Set in the 1920′s, the styling is sure to be as exquisite as the first three seasons–from the dropped-waist tea dresses to the tea cups. But even if you haven’t jumped on board the Downton Abbey swoon train, a 1920′s wedding style is a look to behold and covet. If you’re interested in borrowing from this era–you can make a huge fashion statement with even just a few vintage details.  Here are 5 Art Deco design elements from the 1920′s to incorporate into your look and wedding stationery.

Art Deco Design Elements for a 1920′s Wedding Look

 

Filigree, Gold Leaf and Laurel Wreath

Artistic motifs from the 1920′s included gold leaf, decorative filigree designs, and the iconic laurel wreath. Be inspired by ornate Grecian-inspired headbands, bracelets and necklaces. Carrying an ornamental motif such as one of these onto your wedding stationery pieces will make for a gorgeous 1920′s style statement. The simplicity of the laurel wreath featured below on the Modern Fairytale  Save the Date Card {left} is bold, yet soft and lovely.  And with a more whimsical and playful feel, is the graphic floral wreath of Woodland Charms Square Wedding Invitation {bottom}–perfect for garden and woodland weddings.

1920's wedding inspiration

 

Art Deco Geometric Design, Colors & Swirls

Fashion meets architecture with an Art Deco look. Swirls, tiers, geometric shapes, bold and rich colors are what define this stylish era. Think lavish ornamentation–from simple to swanky. Depicting this era can be easily accomplished through the right decorative font on your wedding stationery. Typefaces of the 20′s were everything from chunky and bold, to thin and streamlined. Deco Glam Pocket Wedding Invitation offers a classic Art Deco look featuring characteristic fonts, geometric shapes and an iconic color scheme.

1920's wedding inspiration

 

Decorative Feathers

From ostrich to peacock, feathers played a major part in the role of fashion in the 1920′s. How can you grace your wedding aesthetic and stationery with this elegant and edgy look? Include feathers in just about every aspect of the wedding–from attire to flowers to décor. Whispering Feather is a wedding invitation design that gives a subtle nod to this sophisticated motif.

1920's wedding inspiration

 

Timeless Lace

Is there anything more romantic and feminine than lace? You can even weave the look of this gorgeous textile onto your wedding stationery pieces. Featured below is Modern Honeycomb Lace Save the Date Magnet. Classy and ethereal, guests will love poring over this soft and sweet design while taking in your wedding day details too.

1920's wedding inspiration

 

Florals in Fashion 

Ornate flower arrangements were a sight to see during the 1920′s but simple wedding bouquets were often the most popular option–with Calla lilies being among the most sought after flower. These long, trumpet-shaped beauties are an exquisite choice for a formal black and white color scheme–like the featured Lilies in Love Gate-fold Wedding Invitation below.

1920's wedding inspiration

 

Tell us about your favorite vintage wedding style?
If you’re thinking about a vintage look for your wedding stationery, get inspired by the myriad of vintage Save the Dates and vintage Wedding Invitation designs at MagnetStreet.

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Rustic Americana Engagement Photos

Categories Real Weddings

We absolutely adore Ben and Linsey’s California e-sesh. Norman Rockwell meets rustic-vintage with a modern twist. With multiple setting and clothing changes, their engagement photos are chocked full of interesting colors and textures. LOVE! Are you looking for unique engagement photo ideas? This session has a ton of creative colors, poses and places to stir your imagination i.e a greenhouse, in front of an old trailer, a vintage gas station, a red barn, and a blue picket fence. Oh, add in a field, a couple of horses, a tractor, and a stellar sunset. Need we say more?

Enjoy.

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California vintage engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California vintage engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California rustic engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California barn engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

Rustic California engagement photography by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

Congrats Linsey & Ben! 

Can you imagine Linsey and Ben trying to choose just one photo for their save the date? With as many photos as fabulous as these, we’d recommend going with a multiple photo save the date to paint a bigger picture from such a fabulous day.

Photo Credit

Photographer:  Ian Andrew Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Behind the Design: Love is in the Air

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Today’s Behind the Design inspiration features one of our newer designs: Love is in the Air. Emulating the look of Kraft paper, it celebrates a modern wedding with vintage touches. Here’s Megan to share her inspiration behind this design.MagnetStreet graphic designer, Megan

“I love the possibility of an idea and how it lives in the back of my mind–just waiting to be created. That is where a hot air balloon design lived for many months. When the time came to finally put pen to paper, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go vintage or modern; but, I can happily say that I love the way this design turned out. I imagined a couple that appreciates a vintage look and enjoys the light-hearted moments of life. This couple is head over heels in love with each other and thrive on having fun! Their wedding is one with such simplicity that the creative elements amaze the guests.

Love is in the Air wedding invitation is a beautiful way to introduce that style. With only a few simple design elements and fonts, the beauty lies in the details. This invitation features relevant travel-themed sayings and uses them to capture attention. To be swept away on your journey of love…”

What do you think about Love is in the Air–and including vintage touches in a modern wedding?

"Love is in the Air" vintage wedding invitation from MagnetStreet

Browse the entire design suite of Love is in the Air.

 

Photo Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

centerpiece, cake, boutonniere by Logan Cole {via Love and Lavender}
guest book by Totally Salinda on Etsy,
bride & groom by Gillett Photo {via Style Me Pretty}

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