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Pretty + Playful: A Vintage-Style 1940s Inspired Wedding Theme

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This 1940’s INSPIRED WEDDING from Lina at A Stunning Affair is all kinds of gorgeous… not to mention playful and FUN!

I’m loving everything about this inspirational shoot – from the oh-so-pretty and feminine floral designs that perfectly capture the vintage vibe – to clever details like adorable “Yum!” food flags and the old fashioned Coke bottles, bowling pins, canisters, & more that are woven throughout the decor. How do you entertain guests when they’re not busy eating & drinking? Crochet & darts, of course! And the fantastic calligraphy adorning everything from the place cards to the games and signage really helps tie all of the different elements together beautifully.

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

I’m also going to file this one under Bridal Showers, because there’s lots of fun inspiration here that would be lovely for a bridal shower too and could be recreated on a smaller scale. All these pretty, feminine details actually make me think of a lingerie theme!

Read on for a a truly stunning buffet of eye candy below, plus all the creative details & vendor resources…

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

vintage style 40's inspired wedding

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Lina

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“For bride’s and groom’s out there that love Coca Cola, we decided to create a beverage station table featuring Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, then pairing it with cherries, lemons and limes. To go with the picnic menu of salads and sandwiches, we thought it would be fun to pair them with Kettle Chips and Popcorn in a variety of flavors.

All the vintage rentals provided by Found Vintage Rentals. Jeni at Found Rentals has the most amazing selection of vintage items to bring the perfect look for your wedding. =) And the pretty photos? They are by the lovely Krista Mason!

For the main tablescape, Found Rentals provided the picnic style table and chairs with a green and white gingham runner. The beautiful floral arrangements filled with billy balls, ranunculas, hydrangeas, roses were placed in vintage tins by Peony & Plum. The table number tag, created by Shannon Vetere and Calligraphy Katrina was attached to a bowling pin to tie our look together.

A game of croquet makes for the perfect afternoon reception idea.

The type writer was a fun way for the guests to leave love notes for the bride + groom. The guests place them into our vintage mailbox and the notes were mailed to the couple after the wedding.

From the vintage style basket weave to the vintage cake topper, our cake, Fantasy Frostings was the perfect treat.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
– Photographer: Krista Mason Photography
– Event Planner: A Stunning Affair
– Floral Designer: Peony & Plum Floral Design
– Hair Stylist: Kutting Room
– Reception Venue: Franklin Canyon Park
– Invitation Designer: Shannon Vetere
– Dress Designer: Winnie Couture
– Cake Designer: Fantasy Frostings
– Linens and Coverings: Premiere Party Rents
– Equipment Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
– Calligrapher: Calligraphy Katrina and Maison du Papier
– Makeup Artist: GraceMakesPrettyFace
– Personal Stylist: Nunn Better Design

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

23 responses to “Pretty + Playful: A Vintage-Style 1940s Inspired Wedding Theme”

  1. Oh!!!!! This is just divine!!! I love EVERYTHING about it. From the chairs to the enamel jug to the wood letterpress blocks! Would you mind if I shared this on my blog and facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/maisyandgrace and http://www.maisyandgrace.blogspot.com. I am drooling right now! <3 <3 <3

  2. Oh how fabulous! I’m such a sucker for a beautiful vintage themed wedding :o) Definitely “pinning” these ideas for future clients!!

  3. cindy says:

    oh my goodness i love everything about this! especially love the cake :D

  4. Lora Anderson says:

    Love it!! How did you find an old typewriter for ”love notes”? love how relaxed and elegant it all looks!

  5. Al says:

    This is just darling! I love the theme, so light-hearted and romantic. Nostalgia rocks!
    http://www.skylarkmanor.com

  6. Linda says:

    Another awesome wedding post. Again, I just shared this on my blog. Thanks for sharing!
    mmtncrfts.blogspot.com

  7. Krista Mason says:

    Jenn, thank you so much for the feature. So honored to be part of your blog! Thanks again!

  8. Vintage is most definitely making a statement in the wedding industry and this shoot captures all the things that make it so desirable!

  9. I think this has to be my fave wedding them ever! I collect Coca-Cola bottles so this is right up my alley!

  10. gayle says:

    So very, very beautiful! I love the whimsy in all the wedding styling. Just divine!

  11. Love the whole idea you guys have brought forth….oh my its just brillliant and I totally loved it :)…thanks for sharing :) :)

  12. Lauren @ ELD says:

    So fun and beautiful! I love the bowling pin on the table! :)

  13. Really original and completely lovely!

  14. We love vintage… the typewriter is cool!

  15. What a gorgeous wedding theme! I love the croquet idea….

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE her dress, shoes and the cake…ok, I’m really loving everything!!

  17. Erica Sanders-Foege says:

    ck out your link on 'pinterest' it's showing that something is wrong….