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Mix It Up

Are you so excited to plan your vintage wedding? Can you hardly contain yourself over all the beautiful pieces out there to use in your modern wedding? Or are you utterly torn, not knowing which look you most want for your day?

If you love the romantic, less-structured feel of vintage events but also long for bold, clean designs then this inspiration shoot will give you some great ideas on how to blend the best of both worlds.

A tea-length vintage dress from the 50s gets a contemporary boost with black heels and those to-die-for short leather gloves. {They were DIY’ed from vintage gloves and zippers!}

This tablescape is the perfect combination of new and old ~ clean, modern pieces mixed with antique silver vases, perfume bottles, and glass jars adorned with Spanish moss. 

A close-up on the amazing gloves, and a shot of the blue lace reception frock.  This mini was paired with light gray tights and black shoes to mimic the color palette of the day.  The pearl strands are another DIY accessory.

“The concept behind this wedding shoot was born as a study in beautifully blending very modern elements with traditional and vintage elements to create a richer look with interest and depth.” ~ Yelena Johnson,  The Stylish Soiree

I think it was a success! The combined aesthetic here strikes a perfect balance between old, new, and chic! Plus it’s a great way to encourage brides {and planners!} to never feel boxed in by one ‘theme’; it is possible to blend and still have a cohesive style.


Photographed by Heather Kincaid, Styled by Yelena Johnson, The Stylish Soiree
via Green Wedding Shoes {Click to see entire shoot}



7 responses

  1. Such a beautiful shoot!! Love those dresses!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:11 AM

  2. This shoot is the perfect mix of both modern and vintage!! I love the feeling of it and the way these two styles work together!!

    February 3, 2011 at 6:10 AM

  3. I love the dress and the bouquet. I always love to see couples mix trends and themes! 🙂

    February 3, 2011 at 8:54 AM

  4. ahhh! i NEED those gloves!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    • Me too! I am newly inspired and am going to see what kind of (crap) I can make this weekend! I am so not handy with a needle and thread.

      February 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

  5. Beautiful! I love the lamb’s ear and subtly dramatic tones.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:51 PM

  6. pretty pretty pretty!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:17 AM

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