All posts tagged: vintage

Mrs. Vintage Blog

Baby Crazy!

I’m going baby crazy! Baby’s Breath that is. Although, I do love actual babies and hope to have a whole house full one day. But seriously, is anyone else completely obsessed with Baby’s Breath these days? I have a bride getting married next month and we are incorporating it into so many areas, and the more of it I see, the more I LOVE! It’s just so fluffy and whimsical and feminine. Here are a few fun Baby’s Breath inspiration pics, would love to know what you think  of this lovely flower! ~Julia I love this escort card display! One of my most popular Pins to date! This is what we are working on for my April bride, Baby’s Breath in vintage baking tins!

Refined Vintage vs. Rustic Vintage

Over the past year of planning, styling, designing and contributing to vintage weddings, I find that almost all of them fall into one of two categories: rustic or refined. Of course I have a few brides who’s wedding ideas are completely unconventional, like the circus themed wedding I’m currently working on (which is SO FAB!) or this cute soiree that was just filled to the brim with inside jokes and personal touches. But for the most part, brides either like rustic or refined vintage. This is just a guide to help hone in on your style, of course there will be some crossover as well! Every vintage wedding is a bit different, which is why I love this job so much! So what contributes to “refined vintage” and what elements play a part in “rustic vintage”? Let’s start with the venue. Brides who are more drawn to a rustic vintage wedding have a strong love for worn wood floors, expansive barns, low hanging southern oak branches & twinkle lights. Our beautiful southern plantation homes make …

stunning northshore wedding: kelly & stephen

Kelly & Stephen got married at the gorgeous Maison Lafitte in Mandeville, LA. Elyse of Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination went over the TOP with this one; florals dripping from the ceiling, a cake table covered in roses and crystal chandeliers illuminating the space. We were so thrilled to take part in such an exciting and beautiful event! Our Cynthia Dining table, which matched the porch perfectly, was used as the guestbook table. Our Cottage Table was rented to hold the groom’s cake and the forever darling Kate Buffet was used to serve as the base to one of the most brilliant cakes I’ve ever seen! Plus, no bar is complete without the Antique Baby Bathtub! They filled it with ice and loaded it up with beer. The bride wore an elegant lace gown and a vintage inspired lace veil. I seriously can’t stop staring at how stunning and classic she looks. Portrait photos by Steve Randon, with details shot by Greer G Photography. Enjoy! ~ Julia Our Cynthia Dining Table, it was literally the exact same …

DIY Cotton Boutonnieres

Usually when I see the three letters D-I-Y I immediately think to myself, there is no way I can do that. Many of the ‘do it yourself’ projects I see on wedding blogs are so involved, by the time you are finished you’ve actually spent more on time and materials than you would have just purchasing the item. That is precisely why Etsy exists. It’s a online retailer dedicated to the ‘do-it-yourself’ projects that you can’t do yourself. So trust me when I say, you can do this! These boutonnieres are simple and beautiful and very inexpensive. Hooray! I knew I wanted my groom and his men to wear cotton boutonnieres, but I was having a hard time finding them. My sweet friend, and newly married gal, Leah had just finished with her copy of Handmade Weddings and passed it along to me. The book is chock full of wonderful projects on every skill level and the cotton boutonnieres seemed particularly doable. I bought the texas tallow (the little white berry looking things), lavender and …

gettin’ Krafty with wedding invitations

You know that paper & cardstock you see everywhere that looks like a brown paper bag? That’s called Kraft, and I am absolutely obsessed with it. It’s nostalgic, rustic and simple, just the way I like things to be. I used Kraft pocket folds for our wedding invitations, and wrapped them up with cute peach string. Angi Phillips of Angelique Ink created the invitation and reply card using a combination of calligraphy and classic bold font. Angi also ended up creating the Mrs. Vintage logo, which I absolutely adore, but that’s another blog for another day! Here are a few of my favorite Kraft creations, including a sneak peek of my own wedding invitations! Enjoy xox This is a peek at our wedding invitation, full blog post and pics coming soon! My friend Tricia of P.S. Creative created this gorgeous invitation suite for her wedding. Look at that adorable polka dot envelope liner and floral textile inspired reply card! New Orleans brides, she’s local! Let her create a custom suite for you! These silhouette invitations and hand drawn …