We are enamored by all the wonderful handmade wedding finds on Etsy. It’s a whirlwind of possibilities, so we dug up a few of our favorite Etsy stores, all of which are incredibly affordable! Happy hunting!
Beautifully handcrafted ties by QP Collection
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Dresses designed and fabricated by Grace Loves Lace
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Delicate headpieces and veils made by The Yellow Peony
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Customizable cake toppers by Better Off Wed
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While looking through some old photos for ‘throw back thursday’ on instagram yesterday we got a little obsessed with vintage wedding ads. There are some really amazing ones out there and we just love looking at them and seeing how far we’ve come. We found the image above on Etsy and you can purchase it here.
Here’s some of the text from the ad above, also note you could purchase these dresses for just $40! The new filmy look for Spring, magnificently interpreted in lace and nylon tulle…and making much of the exciting new longer torso. In beautiful new Spring shades. About $40 each. Found via Bellz and Whistlez Blog.
How perfectly 70′s is this wedding gown pattern? Someone should totally rock that today.
What’s a wedding without a little Pepsi-Cola?
We will never tire of looking at San Francisco weddings. As much as we love a big beautiful celebration we have a soft spot for a simple, low key union. You can’t bet the drama of San Francisco’s City Hall, with its high sweeping ceilings and gorgeous architecture.
Lilia Photography took these beautiful photos of Misty and Matt’s sweet San Francisco wedding at City Hall. We’re digging Misty’s vintage wedding dress and love that all the gentleman wore vintage style suits with brooches instead of boutinnieres, pocket squares and vintage tie-pins. Misty’s bouquet was made from flower brooches and put together by her father, which is so special.
When ever we see photos of weddings we naturally think of which of our wedding designs would match the celebration. We can’t help it! For Misty and Matt’s charming vintage ceremony we would chose our vintage inspired Sweetheart wedding suite in letterpress to match the drama and beauty of their big day.
Congratulations Misty and Matt! And thanks for letting us share your beautiful photos here Lilia!
Today we’re bringing you a wedding inspiration board for one of our most popular and dare we say favorite wedding invitations, Nouveau Peonies. If you’re planning a celebration around this invitation you can go all out feminine or emphasis the 1920′s vibe this design showcases. Pretty pink petal cupcakes above from All Things Cupcake.
If you love your wedding suite and really want to bring the design to the table there’s no reason not to print up menus, they’ll add to the place settings and reinforce your theme of the day. Big paper poofs in whatever color you chose for your invite are always a lovely addition to the decor. And how’s this for a classic wedding getaway car?
There are so many different directions you can go for a wedding dress to match the charm and sophistication of Nouveau Peonies. Go all out 1920′s with this flapper wedding dress or chose a more soft and subtle style like this pretty cream colored gown.
To see more curated inspiration for our Nouveau Peonies wedding suite check out our Pinterest board. Is there a wedding suite you’ve got your eye on that you’d like us to create a mood board for? Tell us in the comments and we’ll get to work on it for you!
This real wedding featured on Wedding Chicks is just gorgeous. We adore the vintage vibe that this bride and her team pulled off and nature never fails to be the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. We’re big fans of Rifle Paper Co. so we loved seeing the save the date postcard we designed for Brianne and Brandon paired with their lovely wedding invitations.
The couple carried the invitation design to the drink table with this table cloth from Rifle. They did a great job of setting up an easy do-it-yourself drink table as well.
How stunning is this ombre cake made by Crisp Bake Shop in Sonoma?
Dawn Ranch is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding, and with just a few simple touches the space can really be transformed. We love the look of these streamers in the apple trees.
The flowers were done by Spiral Hand, just adding small vintage jars to the table with some colorful pops of flowers is all you really need for an outdoor wedding where nature takes center stage.
To see more of this wedding head over to Wedding Chicks. Congratulations Brianne and Brandon! Here’s to many years of happiness!
We just stumbled across the work of Mr. Finch, a textile artist from Leeds in Yorkshire, and were immediately enamored by his ethereal and whimsical creations.
Finch says he is inspired by British folklore, shape shifting witches, and moon gazing hares. We love that he believes the animals he creates come to life at night when everyone is sleeping. It’s no surprise that his creatures feel so magical.
He has had no formal training which is completely inspiring.
Love this sea horse…
This charming hare reminds us of the Velveteen Rabbit.
Check out more of his work here and here. You can pick up some of his pieces at his Etsy shop.
We give props to the women that wear a pre-worn dress on their wedding day. Especially if it’s the dress of their dreams. There are so many unique styles out there, so who says a dress from 1950 can’t be the one? With Etsy, its not unusual we’re caught scanning through pages and pages of inspiration, so when “Vintage Wedding Dresses” popped in the search tool, fantastic results came back. Like this sheer ivory lace dress by Jessica McClintock. We love it because it’s bohemian, feminine, unique, and totally affordable.
Do you have a little 50s style in your personality? There are tons of knee-length lace dresses that would make for a fun party dress. This one above from Vera Vague has vintage re-vamped written all over it.
How gorgeous is this silk number from Closet Case VNTG? It’s sexy yet subtle, and we love the nude white.
Ruffles have officially made their comeback, so this 1970s era jacquard dress would make a splash at any wedding.
Our favorite may be this 1940s tiered lace dress from Ainslie Wood Co. The delicate lace mixed with tulle overlay is a perfect combination of vintage bliss!
Although we just shared the exciting news about our new wedding invitation suites on our blog, we couldn’t resist sharing even more delightful news with our fans!
The latest latest additions to our wedding collection are these beautiful foil stamp wedding invitations! When we installed our foil stamp machine late last year it took us a little while to get the hang of it, but now we’re pressing these stunners left and right. Not only are the designs classic and modern, the shine of metallic foil adds a pop of perfection.
You can choose from a range of styles, including Symphony, Pop Deco, Atlantic, Shooting Star, and Parker. They remind us of a roaring twenties vintage party invitation – great for any formal event!
To view the foil stamp invitation collection and to see more of our latest designs, visit our website!
Photos by Edyta Szyszlo Photography
This year we’re starting a new feature on the blog showcasing some of our favorite local shops, eateries, and spots in both San Francisco and London. We’re kicking off with a unique vintage shop in Cole Valley called Tantrum. From the moment we first saw the circus themed window display and sign, to the precious stop-motion video of their shop, it’s definitely a new favorite. Tantrum, located on 858 Cole Street, has a sweet collection of mid-century and vintage items for kids of all ages.
They not only carry awesome kids stuff, but one-of-a-kind housewares for moms and dads too! We’re really digging all the rich colors in this photo.
We fell in love with them once we saw the sneak peek on Modern Kiddo, then when we saw co-owners Amanda and Michelle in these vintage get-ups and it kept getting better. They gave a fabulous Q & A and we can’t wait to get our hands on some of their goodies.
Check out this stop-motion video of the space!
Tantrum from Paul Trillo on Vimeo.
They must have such a good time working together. Check out Tantrum at 858 Cole Street in San Francisco!
This wedding featured on Wedding Chicks last month keeps reminding us of how a wedding should be. It is simple but colorful, traditional but unique, and casual but exquisite. Karen and Dan’s Marin Headlands wedding took place this summer at the Headlands Center for the Arts, creating a gorgeous and almost secluded setting for their big day. We’re really liking the way the couple mixed modern elements with rustic accessories, like these amazing booths at the ceremony. The splashes of yellow popping up throughout their event kept things bright and fun.
Lucky Luxe printed their vintage inspired handkerchief invitations, all in various color palettes.
To keep guests and themselves amused, the couple wanted their RSVP cards in the form of a madlib, so we were thrilled they chose us to custom design the cards. What a great way to get geared up for a big party!
We also printed their menu cards, place cards, and food signage with a simple flourished border.
Such an incredible spread. The catering was provided by Katie Powers Catering and included some sentimental treats from the couple’s past.
Sending a big congratulations to Karen and Dan! Many well wishes to you in your future as husband and wife.
Photos by Greg Slick Photography