EMBRACE THE MICROWEDDING TREND WITH THESE RETRO MOD WEDDING IDEAS
If anything has come out of 2020 it’s that we sure know how to get creative in times of crisis. With the number of guests allowed at weddings still very limited we are seeing more couples deciding to hold intimate ceremonies with just a handful of witnesses. This team of creatives wanted to think outsude of the box and create something that could be done locally and sustainably without losing out on style or fun.
“We wanted a true vintage Vegas vibe,” began designer Sarah, WildBlu Elopements.
“You don’t have to go to Vegas to get hitched quick! Bring Vegas to you in whatever city you live. Not only will you save on travel, but you’ll be helping out your local economy by utilizing local vendors!”
“We love the great details, patterns and colours of the late 60’s and wanted to mix that vibe with the fun feels that todays’ couples are looking for. Speaking of details, don’t forget to bring in lots of things that speak to your personality! We added specialty cocktails and a record player install with the couple’s favourite song lyrics for that fun personal touch. Just because there’s just two of you, doesn’t mean you can’t have a party!” Sarah explained.
“Studio flower shops are making a comeback! And it’s a fantastic place to host a unique and sustainable micro wedding. Many new shops have separate spaces available for private parties and flower bars that double as cocktail stations. It’s an easy place for a couple to walk right in, create their own bouquet on the spot and say “I do” in an already beautiful location. No additional decor necessary.”
“Charming @ The Market is a darling flower shop located downtown Dallas at the Dallas Farmers Market. They have a dedicated room for all sorts of creative workshops that they also rent for private events and small weddings. When designing the space, it was super important to us to have include colour and fun, unexpected wall art to make it one-of-a-kind.”
“I’d just love for someone to come in and blow the space out with flowers in all colours and a fun ceiling install!” Added Alicia, Charming @ the Market.
“The pattern on the wall is made to look like a fabric pattern so even some cool rugs would add tons of texture and layers to the room.”
“Ashley McNabb from Ashley McNabb Artistry did a fantastic bombshell look with a gorgeous modern headband birdcage veil from private designer Brooklyn Birdie. The smokey eye matched with a neutral lip shade was the perfect complement to the bright bouquet made on site by Alicia. Alicia always has so many fun flowers and colourful things in her shop. She is a master creator with color, and her shop shows that talent!” Sarah continued.
“Probably my favourite part of the shoot was the cake! Jordan from Jordan Llewellyn Cakes literally created the most fun cake I have ever seen. Like, I kinda want to just keep it in my kitchen and look at it forever! Betsey Johnson has always been one of my favourite designers and I think this cake captures that same wild and whimsical attitude, just like the Betsey shoes worn by the bride.”
“Melissa Claire Photography was the absolute best choice for this shoot! Her bright style was perfect for the palette and she’s a natural at helping couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. I am SO happy with this shoot and so proud of this team. Our hope is that we have created something that real couples can be inspired to go out in their own communities and search out the unique and fun vendors that are available for their own elopement.”
Design & Coordination: WildBlu Elopements I Photography: Melissa Claire Photography I Venue & Florals: Charming at the Market I Cake: Llewellyn Cakes I Hair & Makeup: Ashley McNabb Artistry I Models: Jeff & Kelsey Neyman I Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty I