Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Lesson in Retro Glam

When discussing vintage style, most picture "Vintage Glam" - a style heavy with glamorous Rococo and Victorian influences (i.e., damask prints, lace, intricate curves, ruffles, ornate furniture and elaborate chandeliers). But let’s not forget the bold sister of Vintage Glam: Art Deco.

I know, I know – before you poo-poo Art Deco as nothing but tacky, pastel Cubism (yes, we all remember the awful 80’s revival) or cliché prom décor, hear me out! You’ll be amazed how these mainstream Art Deco elements can create a striking and ultra-crisp wedding.

If you’re a modern bride desiring a wedding with fewer frills, this period may be your answer. Art Deco emphasizes geometric shapes, patterns, powerful lines and symmetrical arrangements. For design cues, think The Great Gatsby and the Chrysler Building in NYC. To avoid looking gaudy, stay away from Broadway themes and flapper-girl extremes; stick with sleek accents (like chrome and metal tones) and statement onyx jewelry.

If you haven’t seen this style yet, be the first to jump on the trend for 2011. Your male guests will love the nod to stunning architecture and industrialism; your female guests will forever think of you as their coolest “city-chic” pal.

Art Deco Styleboard

Art Deco Styleboard by meredunn

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

By Leanne D.

Its that time of year - pumpkins are taking over! I love fall-themed weddings with the warm colors of orange, red and yellow, and what better to evoke the feeling of fall than pumpkins. If you are thinking of having a fall wedding don't be afraid to add pumpkins in the mix. There are great ways to incorporate these natural elements without recreating a Charlie Brown movie. Want to keep it looking elegant? Try painting the pumpkins white and spraying them with glitter....the possibilities are endless!

Photography Labels (l-r, t-b): Adreinne Page Photography, Halland Photo Arts, Artisan Events Inc., Allen Mowdie Photography, Janae Shields Photography,, Tracey Buxton at, Martha Stewart Weddings, Morgan Hill at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Deidre & Phil ~ Cafe Nuovo, Providence, RI

Deidre & Phil were married this July at Waterplace Park. Their reception followed at Cafe Nuovo in the Rotunda. Deidre wanted feathers from the beginning which she incorporated tastefully in her floral, accessories and even her cupcake design. For all the rest, just look at her dress! Her wedding followed the same lines; elegant and fun, classic and unique. This event definitely had one of the best crowds of the season and such an amazing family. Congrats again Deidre & Phil and thanks for letting Infinite share in your beautiful day!

Photos provided by the AMAZING Gabrielle Marks Photography

Cupcakes by Cupcake Contessa