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Make Simple Vintage New

Make Simple Vintage New

Wedding seasons have trends, but why don’t we make simple vintage new? When we think back on our own history, we remember the simple things. As kids, we got lots of toys for Christmas, but played with the boxes. We remember the fun of running around in a sprinkler all summer long. Those are not grandiose memories, but they are fond and special. Let’s make vintage new by embracing the beautiful simplicity of our life memories.

1.) Use paper invitations from a professional wedding calligrapher.

Though we can send and receive emails at a moment’s notice, we all cam admit how special it is to receive a card in the mail. There is something memorable about a tactical stationary as opposed to an email. Buying invitations from a large online conglomerate is easy, but wedding calligraphers can create your exact vision. Additionally, all small businesses love what they do and we should support them. You can frame your beautiful, handmade invitations as a cherished keepsake.  Also, let’s keep it simple for your grandparents! Send them paper invitations and RSVP’s; technology confuses them.

2.)  Wear a vintage style blusher veil.

There are no rules in choosing your wedding attire, but there is something so dramatic and emotional about a blusher veil. The classic meaning doesn’t have to be what wearing a blusher represents to you. If you love the drama of veiled photos, what better reason? You do you! Maybe you know it means alot to the person who is walking you down the aisle to pull back your blusher. That’s a special honor to give your loved one.

3.) Save your first look at your wedding for the walk down the aisle.

Don’t see your fiance until the aisle! Relax in the morning and keep the excitement and anticipation of seeing your soon to be husband/wife for the ceremony. The walk down the aisle is a once in a lifetime, joy filled, emotion packed moment. There are few events in life as beautiful as this moment. Save the feeling for that moment. Sometimes wedding traditions exist for a reason. Soak in the love and simple beauty of this once in a lifetime moment! It will be worth it!

4.) Keep your decor simple. Focus on you, the engaged couple.

Before the world of Pinterest there weren’t really wedding themes. Typically you chose a color and that was it. Couples could have framed photos of their relationship and simple flowers as their only decor. We love this idea of simple wedding decor. Focus on the point of your wedding day; each other, and your marriage. Go through favorite childhood photos, your first photos as a couple, and through the years. Not only will this bring back so many cherished memories and laughs, but it’ll also cut costs for your wedding reception decor! It’s a win/win!



How are you embracing simple, vintage for your wedding? Did you have a simple, vintage wedding? We’d love to see your wedding photos! Email photos with vendors credited to hello@chicagoweddingblog.com. Do you love this idea? Share this blog post with a friend! For more wedding planning inspiration check out the suggested blog posts below. Happy planning!

White wedding

Return To A Classic Wedding

Return To A Classic Wedding

For 2019 we are going to see a return to classic wedding! We’ve seen so many rustic and bohemian themed weddings that it’s a breath of fresh air to return to classic elegance. What should you keep in mind for a classic wedding? We can help.

First, the color white.

Weddings are usually symbolic of the white (in various shades), but a classic wedding keeps white flowers. If you want a pop of color stick to greenery. The classic wedding is clean and elegant. Choose clean and classic  flower arrangements, and avoid a floral crown. It’s best left to the flower girls.
A simple décor with white flowers is classic. Too much decoration is distracting for your guests. This will create stunning photos with clear crystal chandeliers or sleek draping.

Second, you’ll want to wear a more traditional dress with a long veil.

A classic style also utilizes long sleeves on the wedding dress. There are several styles right now that are stunning, even a little Victorian. Keep the accessories minimal. You want be the center of attention and not your baubles. Your groom and the groomsmen should also keep things simple with dark suits or tuxes. The boutonniere’s should be simple florals as well.

Third, the wedding cake will complete your classic wedding.

A multi-tier white cake with tasteful décor and topper are perfect for the return to classic. The flavors inside can be where you get adventurous and bold!

The classic wedding also pays homage to tradition. You can re-create an old wedding photo of your parents’ day. Think clean lines, elegant refinement and a neutral color palette for your classic wedding!



Are you going to have a classic wedding? Did you apply this classic wedding style to your wedding? E-Mail us your photos with credited vendors to hello@chicagoweddingblog.com

Classy Wedding

Classy Wedding
Having a classy wedding is the more traditional route but it’s a road well traveled for a reason. The best way to gauge your wedding style is by asking yourself some simple questions. Let’s get started. Ball gown or slinky mermaid-style? Bling or strand of pearls? Church or beach? Do you find yourself drawn to timeless, elegant, and sophisticated attire, décor, and the like? A classy wedding inspiration board may help. Your style inspirations might be Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn. Your ideal bouquet is roses. You prefer a ring without halo diamonds, too much bling, and the like to apiece that will be looked at in 50 years as timeless. You are classic.
Some ideas, concepts, and traditions will set you a part as a classic bride. From your attire to your linens and
invitations, these little details are simple and beautiful. Let’s take a look at a typical classy wedding!
Your look / His Attire
Hair is kept neat and in a coiffed hairstyle. Makeup is fresh, pretty, and not overdone. Accessories are under stated and compliment your dress. Your dress might be a simple A-line or ball gown. Your man will don a dapper look and choose a tux in either all black or an ivory ceremony jacket.
The Invites
Traditional wedding invites include an inner envelope and most likely will consist of one flat page. Colors are usually in a bone, ivory, or muted tone with calligraphy.
Centerpieces
Floral centerpieces are simple and typical of a traditional, classic wedding. Votive candles surrounding your simple
centerpieces can help make the event more intimate.
Favors/Gifts
Small boxes or mesh bags containing classic favors such as Jordan almonds or dinner mints are a common favor for
your guests.
Reception Musts
As a traditional, classic bride you may choose to opt fora band versus a wedding DJ. And no laser beams or fog. It is typical for the Father of the Bride, Best Man, and Maid of Honor to give toasts and speeches in the Bride and Groom’s honor. Don’t forget the first dance between bride and groom, cake cutting ceremony, and celebratory
bouquet and garter toss!
Opting for a classy wedding won’t keep your guests guessing. In fact, they may appreciate that they know what to expect.