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Inspiration: A rainbow of vintage typewriters

A vintage typewriter can tie your vintage-style wedding together nicely. And what guest wouldn’t love to type a sweet note to the bride and groom on one of these beautiful typewriters.

Bonus: with a little searching, you can find a typewriter in nearly any color to match your wedding decor.


Image from curtisztypewriters.com


Image from The Girl Can’t Help it Vintage Blog.

Image from Brunette on a Budget.

Image from Poetic Home.

Image from Polyvore.

So cute: DIY mini candybar wrapper

Creature Comforts is one of my loves. Between the inspiration and the sweet tutorials, I might stalk this blog a bit more than I should.

Check out this lovely little freebie – print your own mini candy bar wrappers. These would make a sweet valentines treat – or maybe a cute little wedding favor.

Enjoy.

image from creaturecomforts.com

2010 bridal trends – embellishments, florals and feathers

2010 brides are following the trends of 2009, but with more feminine details.

Expect to see pops of black on the gown – like this Vera Wang. Actually, many dresses in Vera Wang’s 2010 collection had a bit of black, typically as a sash or gloves.

The most popular 2010 wedding dress embellishments include:

  • floral appliques or a floral belt
  • feather trim
  • a single large bow
  • metallic details
  • asymmetrical neckline

Anything goes in 2010, with the exception of the basic strapless. A mix of details, folds or layers make dresses seem more artistic and anything but boring.

Brides will be wearing dresses that range from the traditional (floor length, with or without a train) to the mini-dress. Made popular in the last 3 years, short and mini wedding dresses are going to continue to be seen in 2010 – anything from retro-style dresses to super-sleek. If you choose a short or mini dress, make certain to invest in show-stopper shoes.

For bridesmaids and wedding accent colors, pink is super-popular in 2010, in hues ranging from blush to bubblegum, from dusty rose to fuchsia. Bridesmaids can also be seen in lavender, green and blue – popular colors from 2009.

Another top color for 2010 is orange – but brides beware. Orange looks good with a select few skintones, and can make the bride and her maids look a bit ill if the color is wrong.

Hurry – RueLaLa has a Fabulous Bridesmaid Option Today

I just discovered these sweet Phoebe Couture dresses on RueLaLa‘s final sale (it’s invite-only, so if you need an invite, click here), and had to share.

These Phoebe Couture dresses are normally $330 – on sale for $79. To see more Phoebe Couture on Neiman Marcus, click here.

Snap them up for all your maids for a multicolor dress look, or stick to one color, several styles.

LOVE THESE – in lime, aqua, pink and coral. But hurry, the sale ends on Thursday morning.

Find Ties for Your Guy’s Guys

My groom wore a suit for our wedding, and we’ve noticed this trend with a LOT of weddings. It seems that, when the groom and his men wear ties, the bride often is tasked with finding ties for the whole group. I know we scoured Saks, Macy’s JCPenney, a few suit shops and several online retailers looking for just the right ties.

coscurro/Stock Exchange

coscurro/Stock Exchange

Luckily, there’s an online retailer who offers silk ties –
* by color family
* for $15 bucks each
* with $5.99 flat shipping rate

They even sort them by skinny, trendy or tradition. Score.

I wish I’d found The Tie Bar before my wedding.

Just a Spot of Color

I love the look of a crinoline poking out from under a wedding gown. Even better is a crinoline in an eye-popping hue. Seriously? Fuchia, aqua, scarlet?!

So, of course I am OMG-so-in-love with Wedding Cabaret‘s work. Of course she’s on Etsy, and she hand-dyes your crinoline for a cool $25 (naturally, the cost of the crinoline is separate). If I was wearing a different dress, I’d seriously get 2 — one for the ceremony and one for the reception.

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Now THAT would be a fantastic “something blue.”

Shoe Bliss for a Vintage Wedding

Having a vintage wedding? These shoes could be perfect..
The 2 1/4 heel means you can dance all night without cramping ankles
The pointed toe and sweet bow can peep out from under your gown without giving too much away
The leather sole will let you bust a move without wiping out

And, these beauties come in this gorgeous vintage buff or black.

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Price = Under $90 with shipping

Update: Brilliant Web Sleuth Erica found these similar shoes — for nearly 1/2 the price!

They’re Caparros, and they’re on dsw.com for only $50!

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Ooh, and they are available in nude, silver, black, white and ivory! Sweet.

Kick up Your Heels

Oh pink. Lovely, sweet, delicious pink.

I wish we were including pink in our wedding palette, even salmon would do.

Since we’re not, I’m simply swooning over these hot! pink shoes from Forever 21. They’d be the perfect pop under an a-line satin gown, and would look stunning in your wedding photos.

If pink isn’t your thing, these babies also come in aqua (hello, Tiffany Blue wedding!)

The beauty of them, for budget minded brides, is the pricetag… $20.80!

OMG Shoes 6

wedding-shoe-pink.jpgStrange yet sexy, these shoes by PINK have that 1950’s pin-up girl look with a subtle grown-up feel to them. With the right dress, these babies could really rock.

Think sweetheart neckline, boning at the waistline and a Russian netting hat.

Or, maybe even just a simple shift dress and a bun. What are your thoughts?

(p.s. you can find them and some other supercute styles by searching for Pink by Paradox — I just can’t seem to find their site)