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A Bride’s Five Lucky Charms: Something Borrowed

Now that you have the something old and the something new covered, you need to find a way to include something borrowed into the wedding day.  Here are five ways you can do just that!



A bride can carry a vintage clutch that belongs to her mother or grandmother to incorporate something old into her wedding day. She can use it to carry items such as a handkerchief for those emotional moments during the day or a lipstick to touch up her makeup after the many kisses she will share with her new husband. Not to mention, the clutch is another added accessory to the bride’s wedding day attire.


clutchLang Thomas Photography



Going along with the vintage theme, a bride and her husband can eat off of borrowed wedding china at the reception. More than likely, a bride’s grandparents will still have their set of wedding china and will graciously allow her to borrow it for her wedding day.  This is a cute idea in particularly for a bride who is having a rustic themed wedding. The antique china will fit in perfectly with the rest of the décor.


532694_374894309234271_1052611227_n-590x789Rustic Wedding Chic



When it comes to a bride borrowing something for her wedding day, the item does not necessarily have to be tangible.  A great and easy way for a bride to incorporate something borrowed into the day is by having her first dance with her husband to a song that her parents did their first dance to.  The song that the bride will borrow from her parents can even be incorporated into the wedding favors.  The bride and groom can create a CD with songs played on their wedding day and hand it out to their guests.


firstdanceStyle Me Pretty


Cake Topper

Since we are on a roll with the vintage theme, why not have the bride include yet another item belonging to her parents or grandparents?  Including a vintage cake topper is a fun and eye catching way for a bride to incorporate something borrowed into her wedding day. This item can even mix the something old (the cake topper) with the something new (the cake) to knock out two of the five good luck charms she will need on her wedding day.


caketopperSuzanne Duda



Last but certainly not least, a bride can borrow an old photo of her parents on their wedding day to hold in a picture of her and her new husband.  This is one of my favorite ideas because the bride can not only take pictures with the photo, but she can also set up a table with photos  of her and the groom’s parents and grandparents on their wedding days.  This will be something memorable not only for the couple, but for those who mean the most to them.



Out of the five things a bride can borrow for her wedding day, which one is your favorite and why? Feel free to answer in the comments section below :-)

Tomorrow’s post will be all about something blue!

Posted: August 21, 2015  • Category: Inspiration, Lucky Charms, Weddings • Tags: , , , , , , ,   • Comments (0)

Vintage English Garden Weddings

When my sister first told me that she wanted a “vintage English garden” style wedding, I thought to myself, Huh? Is that even a thing? A quick search on Google told me that yes, there is such a style as vintage English garden (for example, this beautiful wedding shoot on Style Me Pretty); however, when I showed the link to my sister, she told me that she wanted soft pastel hues of pink and lavender instead of the vibrant blue and pink used in the SMP shoot. So with that in mind, here is my response:


1. The Dress


Lace is not only a timeless material but it also provides an instant vintage feel to a wedding dress; the embellishment at the waist of this fit-and-flare gown is unobtrusive enough to not detract from the intricate lace details while also making sure the bride gets the attention she deserves | Kleinfeld


Dress 3

While this dress does not have the all-over lace detailing of the previous one, it still gives off a vintage feel with the sheer sleeves finished with lace appliqués and the empire waist accentuated with beautiful beadwork | Raining Blossoms


2. The Bouquets

Bridal Bouquet

A slightly darker-hued version of the pastel pink and lavender color palette, tied together with a lavender ribbon, would work well for the bridal bouquet (tip: since this particular bouquet features peonies – which can cost up to 5 times more than roses – you can achieve a similar and more budget-friendly effect by substituting peonies with roses) | The Flower Magician


Bridesmaids and Bouquets 2

For the bridesmaids’ bouquets, a slightly smaller, lighter-hued version of the bridal bouquet tied together with a pink ribbon | One Fab Day


3. The Centerpieces

I’ve always taken a less-is-more approach to wedding decor, and I definitely think that smaller centerpieces featuring roses would go well with the vintage English garden style. Depending on how formal you would like your wedding, I think any one of these centerpieces would work:

Centerpiece 4

This centerpiece is definitely the most formal of the series; the staggered candles provide romantic lighting for a sit-down dinner | Love Lux


Centerpiece 3

The lighter shade of pink and embellished crystal vase makes this centerpiece slightly less formal than the first one, but still suitable for either a fully formal affair or a more relaxed one | Style Me Pretty


Centerpiece 5

This simple rustic centerpiece, made up of mason jars wrapped in twine and tied with a ribbon, lends itself to an easy DIY project


Centerpiece 2

Similar to the previous centerpiece, this one also features mason jars. Unlike the previous one however, the flowers are all different shades of the same color. Maybe it’s the lace and the pearls, but this centerpiece feels the most aged | The House in the Roses



This is perhaps my favorite centerpiece of the group – the beautifully decorated tea container provides a simple yet still stunning “vase” for the delicate rose blooms; the books add to the vintage feel and provide added height and attention to the centerpiece | Wedding Chicks


4. Favors and More


As was mentioned in last week’s post, guests can keep cool using ceremony programs that double as fans; this doily wedding program fan echoes the lace detail on the first wedding dress and sells for $3 each on Etsy


Favors 5

Send your guests home with an adorable container of tea – I just love the cute catchphrase! – this particular favor sells for $60 per every order of 20 on Etsy


Favors 3

These colorful teacup candles can pull double duty as both escort cards and favors for guests, saving money without sacrificing style | Etsy


As always, I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful – see you next week!

Posted: June 20, 2014  • Category: Inspiration, Uncategorized • Tags: , , , , , , , ,   • Comments (0)

All Aboard

Trains offer such a romantic feel. They feel vintage and rustic and romantic all at the same time. What a great idea for a travel theme or just a train themed wedding. It offers so many different aspects that can be used everywhere. I’m on board!


The Knot


Style Me Pretty


Inc. Weddings




The Knot



Posted: June 4, 2014  • Category: Inspiration • Tags: , ,   • Comments (0)

The Great Gatsby Wedding

As a fan of both Fitzgerald’s novel and Luhrmann’s adaptation of it (which incidentally came out in the US around this time last year), I would like to share some inspiration for those who are also Gatsby fans (or those who simply enjoy the Roaring Twenties look):

1. The Dress

The Great Gatsby Wedding Dress2. The Cake

The Great Gatsby Wedding Cake

3. The Decor 

The Great Gatsby Wedding Decor

Top left: The Wedding Chicks | Bottom left: LoveLuxe |

Top center: Awesome Wedding Ideas | Center: Style Me Pretty |

Bottom center: Mugshots Photography | Right: Fave Crafts Blog

I hope this helps, and best of luck with creating your own Great Gatsby-inspired wedding!












Posted: May 9, 2014  • Category: Inspiration • Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   • Comments (0)

Tuesday Shoesday

Fancesca by Emmy



Posted: March 4, 2014  • Category: etc. • Tags: , , ,   • Comments (0)

Engagement Session: Julya & Tommy

opps – so this was supposed to go last week and never did! so here you have it now :)

These two have been together since infancy, well ok, for like 9 years, but regardless, it is forever considering their age. They are adorable, enthusiastic and smart as can be. I am in love with their vintage inspired engagement session on the shore along with some beautiful more natural shots we will share with you tomorrow, all by Kathryn Croskey Photography.


Posted: November 16, 2012  • Category: Engagement Session • Tags: , , , ,   • Comments (1)


As summer closes out and planning for 2013 weddings are in full swing, I can’t help but wonder…will the trends of 2012 still hold out for 2013 weddings and events? Or what are the new trends you think are coming our way? I can’t wait to see. But in the meantime, I’m curious as to the fate of the following.


Elizabeth Anne Designs

Gray and Yellow

Wedding Wire


Wedding Paper Divas

Candy Tables

Sweet Bliss Weddings

Chalk Boards



Vintage Indie


Tried and True Weddings

Lawn Games

My $10,000 Wedding






Posted: August 29, 2012  • Category: Inspiration • Tags: , , , , , , ,   • Comments (0)

Mad Weddings

Last month I started watching Mad Men, the hit TV show set in a 1960s ad agency on Madison Avenue. The show portrays the 60’s as a time of great innovation in fashion and technology, making it one of my favorite decades to use as a theme for an event. When people think of decade themed events they may think kitschy and cheap, however this is not the case. The added retro accents to your event make it fun, exciting and even sexy, while keeping that wedding feel.

Wedding Chicks

My Sweet And Saucy

Style Me Pretty

United With Love

Tiny White Daisies

Wedding Chicks


Posted: June 13, 2012  • Category: Inspiration • Tags: , , ,   • Comments (0)

Tuesday Shoesday

Kelsi Dagger “Tildia” Suede & Patent T-Strap Pump – So vintage, love!

Posted: April 17, 2012  • Category: etc. • Tags: , , , ,   • Comments (0)

Trends to Love: Wedding Gloves

I do love most anything vintage-esque and that includes brides in gloves. I so wish I had worn white little gloves. They look so lady like, demure, different and adorable. I just love it!

Emmaline Bride




offbeat bride

Posted: April 13, 2012  • Category: Inspiration • Tags: , , ,   • Comments (2)

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