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Lesley's Vintage Inspiration

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Hello lovelies!

I wanted to share with you vintage inspiration pictures that have been shaping my wedding planning thus far. My fiance and I decided quite early on that our wedding colors would be black, white, and gunmetal grey – not only because they’re fitting for our wintry December 31st wedding, but because THEY’RE TOTALLY RAD AND WE LOVE THEM! (Black, white, and grey are pretty much the only colors I wear. No joke. You should see my closet! And Nate rocks skinny black Levi’s and a white v-neck like nobody’s business.) But I also know that a color palette like this can feel cold, so we’re accenting it with off-whites and browns for warmth – think antique book pages, twine, and bare twigs. As an interior designer, the idea of the “80/20 rule” has always stuck with me – 80% of your decor should be one consistent feel, and 20% can be contrasting for emphasis. This keeps things visually interesting without having a bunch of different elements competing for your attention. In our case, the black and white rock n’ roll awesomeness will be 80% of the wedding, and the vintage warmth of off-whites and browns will be the contrasting 20%. Totally excellent? HECK YES!

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I’ve been collecting these images over the past few months (and some of them have been kicking around my hard drive even longer), so forgive me for not having credit info for all of them. However, they’ve most likely come from the following stellar blogs: Decor8 , Design*Sponge , Ruffled , Snippet & Ink , Rock N’Roll Bride , Brooklyn Bride , f**kyeahcutehair , and of course, The Budget Savvy Bride.




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