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#1 venus909

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    Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

     

    So I need some thoughts/opinions.... I'm not sure where the best place to post this is, but since it has to do with the theme/decor of the wedding I figured this would be my best bet.

     

    I'm planning my beach ceremony/reception at the Jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic... here is a link incase you would like to see the venue (http://www.jellyfish...om/gallery.html).

    I have been looking around for ideas for the theme/look/feel that I would like for the wedding.  And I found this site the other day that did what they called a "vintage glam" wedding photo shoothttp://www.stylemepr...rial-shoot 5456 and the bride in the photo shoot has the same dress as mine!  (it's actually the first time I find a pic of it on someone other than the magazine model).  I really like the vintage-y look (not the necklace she is wearing though!)

    So I started thinking...  would a "vintage glam" wedding work on the beach?  Also, my colors are orange and fuschia and a touch of light blue... how would that work?

    I need some ideas... how can I pull it off?  Would I still be able to do Bling...or would I need to tone it down with pearls?

    HELP!!! Any ideas or suggestions would help

    and just for fun... here is a link to a pic of the bride that shows the whole dress :-) http://www.stylemepr...ry/photo/353126

     

    THANKS!



    #2 dominiqueamber

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      Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:09 AM

      Of course you can have that! First of all it's your wedding - like decorating your house it can be whatever you want.

       

      I'm planning a vintage glam beach wedding. Although I havn't used the word glam. My plan is to have a juxtaposition of natural, rustic, beachy elements (linen, wood, shells, bamboo) with beautiful, elegant, vintage details (lace, velvet, crystal, gold leaf, silk) It's basically my personal design style - but I havn't had the budget to make my house look like this but if I get it for the wedding I can decorate my house with it later. :) I'm going to try and get through my inspiration folders to uploads some pics I saved for you.

       

      I started out with the base as shades of white and taupe and accents of coral pink and aqua but I think I'm leaning more towards salmon/peach and mint/seafoam because of seeing images I prefer.

       

      I think the venue is perfect for this. To give you suggestions I need to know what is vintage and glam to you?

       

       

       



      #3 anudrm

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        Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:22 AM

        Have to agree with dominique...it's your wedding, decorate how you want. Make your setting work for you!!

         

        I would def start with a natural base tone, ivory, cream and use more earthy tones of orange and fuschia, pick colors or shades of those colors that are more rustic than bright. Like a burnt orange or dim purple.  Also, don't stick to those exact colors, use shades of colors that will help.  

         

        As for the bling, WHY NOT?!?!?! I would bling with slight hints of pearls.  If you can find colored gems that would be a wonderful accent.  Do not let your destination determine your wedding!!!

         

        My colors have slowly turned Halloween on me and I am loving it!



        #4 venus909

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          Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:31 AM

          Thanks Ladies!

           

          Dominique - I'd love to see pictures and hear suggestions...  When I personally think vintage, I think lace, crystals, pearls, ivory, and muted tones...  I wanted to incorporate the orange and fuschia somehow, because those are the colors that I have used for my STDs, and for the supplies for the invites that I am making...granted I can make them accents instead of focal points....

           

          I know in the end, it's my day and all... but I just want to make sure that it is memorable in a nice way and not tacky...

           

          does this make sense? I guess I have a lot of ideas in my head of what I want things to look like and I'm having a hard time seeing it all together or putting it into words...



          #5 dominiqueamber

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            Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:43 PM


            Don't worry I'm going to try and help you! The hardest thing is getting your vision out of your head. I think to find balance you should stick with the bright colors for the pops, let your std's, invites and maybe programs stand out. (I'm thinking about the program cover though, I'm thinking you can do the bright colors with vintage fonts and images) If your doing OOT bags or Welcome info - bright colors! If you were thinking colored shoes - you can pop in your bright colors. I'm trying to think about bm dress colorss? Did you get anywhere with that yet?

            If you want to do it in decor or flowers the interior design rule is you must repeat it at least three times for it to coordinate and not be tacky. We'll get to that later. Search for those vintage weddings and save images you like, I'm going to post some and tell me if they stand out to you.

            Originally Posted by venus909 

            Thanks Ladies!

             

            Dominique - I'd love to see pictures and hear suggestions...  When I personally think vintage, I think lace, crystals, pearls, ivory, and muted tones...  I wanted to incorporate the orange and fuschia somehow, because those are the colors that I have used for my STDs, and for the supplies for the invites that I am making...granted I can make them accents instead of focal points....

             

            I know in the end, it's my day and all... but I just want to make sure that it is memorable in a nice way and not tacky...

             

            does this make sense? I guess I have a lot of ideas in my head of what I want things to look like and I'm having a hard time seeing it all together or putting it into words...



             



            #6 dominiqueamber

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              Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

              Bear with me I'm still working..I fell asleep last night but I'm going to finish it after my congeration meeting tonight!



              #7 venus909

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                Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

                 

                No rush!  I've been in training for work this week so I haven't had a lot of time to come on and post...

                 

                I really like the suggestion of using the colors for "pops"... I already sent out my std's and they were Orange/Fuschia/blue... unfortunately they weren't very "vintage" since I didn't have this direction at the time.  this is what they looked like:

                 

                 

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                I definitely want to do the colored shoes...I've been on the hunt for hot pink heels, and will definitely be doing the bird cage veil.

                 

                I had already bought the supplies for my invites (again, before I decided on this theme) and they are Message in the bottle invites, but I'm going to be trying to add a vintage flair to them some how.

                 

                And with the BMs dresses I have no idea.... The inspiration I have for the ceremony arch is this:

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                (this is actually the ceremony site for another BDW bride marirocks...)

                 

                How do I take this inspiration and make it vintage and then have BM's to match? lol

                 

                Not sure if this helps any... but this is some of the stuff I've been thinking and now need to re-think

                 

                 



                #8 dominiqueamber

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                  Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:52 AM

                  Ok here you go...Mind you these are images from my file and I'm still trying to get in your head. So tell me what you love and hate and we'll play with it. After looking at these images I think gray would make a great base color because it makes the orange and pink pop and it's lends itself to being more vintage that brown, black and ivory.

                   

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                  I love your save the dates and the idea of the message in the bottle. How are you sending them? Did you create the inside portion yet? Maybe using a retro/vintage font and style would mix nicely with the beach. Pearlized shells will aso give you a glam look. Have you seen what futuremrstgun did with her starfish? She used Martha Stewart Glitter paint. That's a great way to add bling to the beach for your invitation and decor!

                   

                  I love the site idea. Not sure what your able to bring or get from there, but I would replace the tiki torches, maybe with chandeliers or lanterns.

                   

                  The way I do Interior Design when I'm doing a contrast of two different styles is a balance of the two in each item or two things together with one of each item. It's difficult to explain with words, but I'll try because it's what I envision would work perfect for you. This is my favorite way to design, it's what I'm doing for my own wedding.

                   

                  What's contemporary right now is to take something old and give it a splash of a bright color to reinvent it. You'll see modern classic furniture, chandeliers and baroque furnishings being painted bright, fun colors like aqua, pink and chartreuse. I did this in a design for a restaurant. I used a tradititional style table with balustrade or turned legs but made it clear acrylic. For the seating I used traditional french provincial frames but the frames were painted aqua and chartreuse and the fabrics were classic patterns in bright colors. You could do this by choosing a vintage style shoe - but in hot pink. You can use the vintage flourishes and scroll frames and script font but put them in bright pink and orange.

                   

                  The other way to do this, and you can use a combination of the two is by mixing closely related items with one of each style. When I did an apartment that was the juxtaposition of Industrial and Traditional it was using a lot of what the client had so I approached it different and it worked. I've seen a some furniture catalogs lately that use this method also so it should look familiar. They had old colonial eyebrow chairs in the dining room that were in great condition. We added a durable fabric and placed them in the kitchen paired with a simple steel table on locking wheels. You can do this by having a vintage, glam dress with beachy accessories or vice versa for you and your girls. 

                   

                  There has to be a balance for it to all come together but as long as I have the free time I would love to help you.

                   

                   



                  #9 dominiqueamber

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                    Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

                    My favorite image is the seashells on the crystal stand. It's gorgeous and unexpected and a perfect contrast of the two.

                     

                    You can balance your ceremony arch like this by using the bamboo structure and either vintage fabrics or lighting in your colors. You can also add beach and glam by having an illusion backdrop with shells and crystals intermixed, you could even add orchids in your colors if the budget allows for it or you don't mind using fake. If so you could make that yourself and bring it along, shouldn't be too costly.

                     

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                    A gray or muted tones of pink and orange beachy dress with vintage and colored accents (pearls, feathers, lace, crystal ect) would be beautiful. 

                     

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                    In this image you see how the vintage outfits pops on the beach? Now please don't send your guys down the ailse looking like T-Birds, remember balance. You could do this as with vintage dresses in orange and pink - this would work best with mismatched dresses (try ebay and etsy) 

                     

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                    For your bouquet, a tropical orange and pink arrangment of flowers could be tied with lace and you can add vintage brooches to the handle. You could add real or rhinestone shells in there as well.

                     

                    Hope this is making sense. Do you have a logo yet? That should include all your styles.

                     

                     



                    #10 venus909

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                      Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

                      I love all those pics!!!  I'm really liking the crystals and flowers for the arch... I may have to try and make something like that!

                       

                      I do have a logo that I had made when I sent out my STDs, I had made it.  I could definitely work on a new one that could be used for anything on the actual wedding day.

                       

                      This is the logo I had made:

                       

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