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Dark Romance Inspiration Wedding

Hey there everyone! My name is Whitnie and I’m interning with A Vintage Affair this summer and as part of our tasks we were asked to create an inspiration board for a potential wedding that was based on a non-wedding photograph. Well, I had just gotten back from a month in Paris where I was exposed to more art than my brain knew what to do with, and subsequently took a ton of photos as well of said art. When we were given this assignment I immediately knew what photo I wanted to use.

This painting by Giacometti includes beautiful rich tones and a dark aesthetic. The deep red and blue colors were complimented by the cool whites and accents of gold. These colors and the overall composition evoke a feeling of dark romance, and I knew this is what I wanted my inspiration board to reflect as well.

I began by looking at photos that incorporated this moody vibe and wanted to embrace a variety of textures and finishes. I absolutely love the contrast between the opulence of the velvet furniture against the industrial finish of the candle shelf. I also really wanted this board to contain a balance between natural elements, like the wood of the farm table, and more polished and romantic details, as seen in the gold flatware and the whimsical blush table runner.

The flower arrangements contain stunning shades of maroon along with greenery, which perfectly reflects the outside ceremony space and gorgeous place cards, done by the amazing Bash Calligraphy . The accents of sparkly gold against the stark black reminds me of the days of gothic cathedrals and adds a touch of glamour.

I wanted this inspiration board, and corresponding wedding, to transport guests to another world. A world filled with magic, intrigue, and fairytale endings. I hope you all enjoy and can take aspects of this board and incorporate them into your own special day!

Furniture: The Perfect Palette | Circle Shelf: Something Borrowed | Altar: Nonagaya | Tablescape: The Perfect Palette | Cake: Cakes2Cupcakes | Bridal Party: Junebug Weddings | Escort Cards: Bash Calligraphy |

Ruffled Feature!

 I am beyond excited to share this recent shoot with you. It is one of my favorite ever! The European inspired design turned out so romantic and timeliness! The shoot is being featured on Ruffled. Please click here to see it and read the story behind it.

It is all in the details…oh the details! Thank you Laura Murray Photography for the amazing photos!

A Claire Pettibone dress that is to die for from Little White Dress paired with a champagne colored veil:

The back of the dress is just gorgeous too:

We specially picked a  lovely vintage cameo ring to compliment the oval shapes on the back of the dress:

and I love the other accessories provided by Little White Dress as well as the guy’s accessories, a classic Burberry watch and this awesome bow tie:

Calligraphy by Trial By Cupcakes

Complimenting the calligraphy stationary is the amazing painted cake with love poems on it by Three Little Blackbirds (who cakes taste as good as they look  I must add!)

The cake backdrop made out of vintage book pages and antique vanity trays (made by yours truly)

Crystal and brass candlesticks…which sparked a new obsession of mine:

The gorgesous flowers from Pink Posey Design

Gold flatware (thanks Brenda!):

Matching Gold Chairs

And of course a venue that is just filled with history and roses everywhere

To contrast all the femininity, we wanted to add something in for the guys; and what guy does not like whiskey:

and we couldn’t forget our gorgeous models- Diandra Reed and Cameron Wilson (hair by  Alex Sternberg and make up by Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry):

This shoot was a delight to design and coordinate. It would not have been possible without the lovely and talented vendors:

Shoot Location: Denver, CO / Venue Location: The Lumber Baron / Wedding Photographer: Laura Murray Photography / Wedding FlowersPink Posey Design / Calligraphy: Laura Condouris / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone via Little White Dress / Hair: Alex Sternberg / Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa / Ring: Beaulies Lost and Found / Groom’s Tux: BLACK by Vera Wang / Bow Tie: Black Ruffle Brigade / Wedding CakeThree Little Blackbirds / Models: Diandra Reed and Cameron Wilson