A Stunning Vintage and Colorful Styled Bridal Boudoir
Inspired by vintage depression glass, the aesthetic of this styled session is vintage, colorful, and nostalgic. Just like depression glass, this session aimed at embracing the juxtaposition between something extremely delicate and beautiful, but also long-lasting.
The scene for this styled session was specifically chosen to reflect an old-world beauty, taking place in an industrial chic loft dating back to the early 1900s, BridgePerspective studio is quite literally a bare-bones penthouse loft above a bespoke coffee shop in downtown Johnstown, a city known for floods and struggle, and somehow always managing to persevere and create beautiful things.
The loft showcases white textured walls, exposed brick, bare cement floors, and steel framed windows original to the building. This neutral backdrop allowed the pastel glass to take center stage and show the delicacies of the florals and glass.
The Bridal Style
Hair and makeup for this session were purposefully minimal and natural, with exception of a heavy winged eye liner. The intention was to invoke a nostalgic feel reminiscent of the 1960s. The viewer may not immediately be able to place what era this photo session emulates, much like a novice antique collector may not immediately know how old a depression glass piece is from.
Regardless, the feeling pulls on the nostalgic feeling of the past and inspiration on how to incorporate those feelings in the present. The two-piece lingerie skirt was also a nod to the 1960s-era mini skirt and high wasted bottoms that were popular mid-era.
The tea set used in this session is from 1949. It is in the pattern “button and bows” from the Jeanette Glass Company. A very popular glass pattern from the 1940-the 1960s. Popular in pink, but also available in iridescent. Depression Era glass can be found in a variety of colors, both subtle and bold, a perfect way to incorporate your specific color esthetic into your wedding day.
Real World Brides
Real brides can incorporate this style into their wedding by sourcing vintage glass for free from their older family members, or for a minimal price from local secondhand stores and antique shops. Depression glass comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and patterns.
Brides need not worry about finding a complete set, because mixing/matching colors can be just as beautiful! For brides looking for even more bespoke pieces, there are many rare patterns that can be found on Etsy, eBay, or curated through professional collectors. Utilizing vintage pieces is also a great way to cut down on waste and strive to use sustainable practices for your wedding.
|Photography & Styling
|Antiques & Glass Sourced From
|Luck of the Draw Antiques
|Velvet Vow Book
|The First Snow Fine Stationery
|2-piece lingerie set
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