Vintage Wedding Inspiration

I’m a modern gal, it’s true. Aesthetically, I tend to gravitate towards cleaner styles, sans serifs, bright whites. But I welcome the chance to expand my aesthetic horizons and I truly love collaborating with other wedding vendors, so this wedding inspiration shoot was an opportunity I was thrilled to be a part of. For this 30’s inspired wedding imagery, shot here in Austin at Hillside Farmacy, I teamed up with photographer Amber Vickery and a group of talented vendors.

Amber loves vintage fashion and beauty, and that’s what originally sparked the idea for this shoot. She combined her penchant for vintage with her love of Ireland, conjuring up a vision inspired partially by the film Atonement, which is one of my faves to watch when I want a good cry. Do you guys remember Keira Knightley in that green dress? So epic.

Vintage Wedding Ideas: Romantic Invitation Suite by Fine Day Press, Austin, Texas

One of the best things about collaborating with other wedding vendors is that it pushes me out of my comfort zone, and I always end up creating something that I love. This shoot was no exception. I am obsessed with how lovely and romantic these invites turned out. It’s probably the most romantic suite I’ve designed to date.

The invitation suite includes the invitation itself, a lined navy envelope, a reply card in postcard format, and a patterned floral Save the Date. I wanted the invitation to have the feel of a love letter so I used a 30’s-inspired script typeface that has a soft, handwritten feel. You can almost picture this sitting on a letter-writing desk with a nib pen and pot of ink nearby. The paper has a tea-stained hue that adds another layer of romance. I combined that with vintage botanical prints for the envelope liner and reply postcard. The floral pattern on the Save the Date also has an antiqued feel that adds a bit of magic and sets the tone for the wedding to come.

Romantic Wedding Ideas: Vintage-Inspired Invitation Suite by Fine Day Press, Austin, Texas

Vintage Wedding Ideas: Romantic Invitation Suite by Fine Day Press, Austin, Texas

Amber did an amazing job capturing her vision come to life at Hillside Farmacy, a beautiful space filled with a texture that perfectly compliments the model’s dreamy vintage dress from The Ivy Retreat and the lush florals by Gypsy Floral. Trashy Roots Salon created the bride’s romantic look. I was thrilled that the shoot was also featured on Junebug Weddings, one of my favorite wedding blogs.

If you’re interested in re-creating this invitation for your wedding, contact us for more details. I’d love to hear more about your dream invitations and how I can help you create them. And if you’re looking for other vendors, please check out the talented folks listed here. Check out more pretty invites in our shop.

xo, Ashley

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