inspiration #3

January 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

As a designer and an avid tv watcher, one of my favorite shows is amc’s Mad Men. I can’t get enough of it (and now E even likes it too!) The story line and dialogue are witty, the character development is rich, and the visual are nothing less than stunning from week to week. No matter what darkness hides under the glamour of the time, the world of Mad Men is full of glamour, elegance, and that certain je ne sais quoi from the perfect little design elements of Don Draper’s office and he secretaries’ lovely wardrobes.

I recently found this inspiration board on The Inspired Bride and fell in love with its concepting based on this vintage appeal.

Aren’t Don and Betty so pretty?

Vintage elements are very popular right now in wedding aesthetic, particularly from the ’50s and ’60s. There’s a certain charm and quaintness to these details that bring class to whatever part of the wedding a bride chooses. One popular element? The dress. How sweet are these?

I love the simple shapes of the dresses’ silhouettes. Another important aesthetic piece for the wedding? The cake. Look at these:

That last one is actually from one of the Mad Men actor’s real wedding! I love Christina Hendricks (aka Joan)!

To round out the vintage reception, here are some other bits and pieces that complete this charming look.

Fancy transportation? Check.

Reception decor details? Check.

Old-fashioned photography details? Check.

You’re all set. Have a swell wedding!


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