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1940's Inspired Wedding Look

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Good morning, Lovelies!

I hope you are all having absolutely fantastic weeks! I’m in crunch time at school (final exams are 3 weeks away! Eek!), so I’ve been running around basically like a chicken this week. It’s all good (:

That being said, I am super eager to start transitioning my life focus from school to wedding because I think there are just so many exciting things in store. Our wedding is going to be “based” on a couple of things. I don’t have the strictest theme or color palate, but we’re going to be working with mainly black and white with charcoal and dusty pink accents. It’s going to be vintage-y, but not too overwhelmingly vintage-y–more like 1940’s inspired wedding look as opposed to HELLOOOOO RETRO! We also want it to be simple and sweet and sophisticated–easy peasy, right?

Haha. Right.

Visually speaking (can you speak visually?), this is what we’re going for*:

1940's inspired wedding look

I’m planning on working on a large part of the decor myself.  I’m not exactly on par with Martha Stewart, but I am definitely going to try my very best to bring to fruition all of these wonderful ideas I have bopping around in my mind! My goal is to just have a nice wedding. Not too flashy or blingy or trendy or anything–just simple, chic, and nice. I’m pretty sure that with the right amount of determination, planning, resolve, and best friends to help, I’ll be able to pull it off! (:

I also want to incorporate a few of the following elements because I think they’re suuuuuuuuper cute, so look for some DIY trials in the future. I’m not entirely sure how this is all going to fall into place together, but I still have a bit of time to pull of everything! I think.

1940's inspired wedding look
1940's inspired wedding look

As soon as I saw these two (above and below) centerpieces, I was pretty much in la-la-love. I think they’re absolutely fabulous.

1940's inspired wedding look

I think I want to be quite monochromatic with my flowers, and I’m in mad
love with this bouquet (I think it goes well with the centerpieces above, too!)

1940's inspired wedding look

If money allows, I really want to incorporate a photo booth,

1940's inspired wedding look

…and I absolutely adore the idea of a vintage typewriter for a guestbook.

1940's inspired wedding look

I really like the idea of incorporating old family wedding photos, as well (:

And that’s what I have for now! What do you think? Do you like it? I can’t wait to start working on all of the little details of everything!

Please have extraordinary days today!

1940's inspired wedding look


Additional Reading:

Katie Cross

is a bride blogger who got married in 2011. You can read her wedding planning posts here.