Friday, March 5, 2010

a vintage european-inspired wedding in pink and gold

this wedding took place at one of my favorite socal venues - villa del sol d'oro...it's a 1920's italian inspired estate, set at the base of the san gabriel mountains...when you're there it feels like you are right on the grounds of a european villa!

the bride for this wedding actually found me on green wedding shoes (thanks jen!) and she knew she wanted an old-world, vintage feel in shades of blush and gold...nothing too kitschy or cutesy...definitely something timeless...

although i have not gotten the professional photos back, lucky for me melody from sweet and saucy shop takes a mean set of pictures! ;) all desserts, treats and photos are compliments of her...all design, florals and decor elements are compliments of me - enjoy!

i created a couple little vignettes of antique items on the placecard table - here you see some luggage, candelabras, brass goblets, old medicine bottles, brushed gold votive holders, glass vases accented with lace and filled with pink florals (peonies, sweet peas, lisianthus)...


large strips of cream and pale pink lace served as runners underneath each row of placecards...


medicine bottles and brushed gold votive holders...





on this end of the table i created a different vignette using a metallic filagree mirror, a brass hourglass and an antique radio from the bride!






the bride created these table names using vintage european postcards, mainly from italy...they were all named after different landmarks and famous cities...


some ruffly blush and cream lisianthus...


almost all of the vases were accented with some sort of cream or beige crochet lace or ruffled ribbon...


the bride also hand made all of the favors! they were cute packets of hot chocolate tucked neatly inside a lace envelope she created and adorned with a gold and pearl button...crafty huh?


these were some of my favorite pieces from that day...i found these glass hurricanes that looked kinda old-school, even though they were brand new...i got them super cheap in a box of 12...all i did was add a couple ranunculas to a small glass votive holder and then "covered" the arrangement with the hurricane...



oh, the sweets table...always a highlight :) i used leftover lace from the bride to create a runner on the dark brown wood table...then i accented with a bunch of fun antique gold props and pink florals...once melody showed up with her goodies, the look was complete!




some awesome gold candlesticks i found at homegoods!


i used another filagree mirror i own and a pink milkglass candy dish...





how gorgeous is this cake?!? that sugar peony is unreal...







hopefully i will get the pro shots back soon so i can share the bouquets, bouts and ceremony setup - it was beautiful!

8 comments:

Jessebel said...

I totally recognize the bride from her photographer's blog. Between the set-ups, the location, and the photographer at the helm, I can't wait to see the pro pics! Beautiful!

The Loveliest Day said...

I love this wedding! I've been waiting to see more since Melody first posted photos of the cake she made. Blush pink and soft gold is such a beautiful color palette! Paired with all the lace and soft florals- WOW!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Always a treat to work with you!

Jen said...

So so pretty! Love the lace, the little bottles, and the vintage european postcards. Thanks for sharing - and so happy she found you!!

Karen Jewell said...

What beauty. My grandmother used those filagree mirrors for her
old perfume bottles. I still have the bottles & one has a large crystal bird on the top..One has grapes for a top. if you ever want to borrow>>>> Karen

Megan Hayes said...

Love all of it!! The lace, the gold, the lovely pink flowers, the hour glass, it's absolutely timeless.

Matt Jones said...

Love the old school 40s radio addition. Cool touch. And those desserts look incredible!

Paula Grace Designs said...

The sweets table is so elegant. The whole wedding is so detailed, pretty, and sweet. I love that you can do anything from the richly saturated colors of the purple to this soft pink. It always looks so fresh! You're quite a talent.
Paula Grace ~