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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

“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.”

Vendor Credit
By |2017-02-02T16:07:15+00:00September 7th, 2011|Bridal Showers, Weddings|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

23 Comments

  1. Nerine Vendryes September 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    love your site

  2. Christall Lowe September 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    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

    • jenn s. September 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      I don’t mind! Please just make sure to credit/link back to the original post here & to A Stunning Affair on your blog. Thanks! :)

  3. amanda @ baci September 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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

  4. cindy September 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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

  5. Lora Anderson September 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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

    • Krista Mason September 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      All the props and furniture were from Found Rentals. Jeni has the most amazing stuff!

  6. Al September 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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

  7. Linda September 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

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

  8. Krista Mason September 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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

  9. Christine {BestWeddingSites} September 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

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

  10. Amanda Register September 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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

  11. gayle September 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

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

  12. Laurette Guyson September 8, 2011 at 2:27 am

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

  13. Marki Williams September 8, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Adorable!!

  14. Lauren @ ELD September 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

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

  15. christmas tree gifts September 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Really original and completely lovely!

  16. art deco engagement rings September 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    We love vintage… the typewriter is cool!

  17. Design Fixation September 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

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

  18. [email protected] October 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

    So many “real” vintage pieces incorporated into this them and decor. Very nicely done and great photo’s.

  19. MonogrammedEverything! October 10, 2011 at 6:35 am

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

  20. Erica Sanders-Foege May 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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

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