Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:29
Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Couture Vintage Bridal
Traditionally when we think of bridal, our color vision is White. Lace and satin gowns with flowing veils and beautiful bouquets. I was thrilled and honored a few weeks ago when I was invited as one of four special guest stylists for a luxury bridal runway show in San Diego, Ca. The Wedding Party Bridal Show. My assignment was to pick four models, eight gowns from groups that were offered. Story boards, complete with make-up and hair. Accessorizing our own designer couture looks for each gown. I was honored to share my vintage style brand last Sunday. A beautiful venue for the bridal industry and for Brides. My hope was to inspire them to dream the beautiful possibilities of a vintage wedding!
Here is a look at the Casual Love Elegance brides. Stacy Childers Photography who’s beautiful eye behind the camera captures all.
Starting with “WINTER”
A vintage french enamel candle holder, long opera gloves, a vintage black beaver hat & heirloom jewelry.
WINTER is snowflakes, woolens & bells, I made this headpiece with felted woolen snowflakes that have tiny bells that quietly jingle like a sleigh in the snow. She has a bracelet too made to match.
Simple spring nests, twigs are elements from nature. White vintage French linen cuffs embellished with heirloom rhinestone broaches for a little sparkle.
Of course the garden inspired this headpiece for Spring. I wasn’t sure how I would design and construct this, but my vision was pure spring garden.
A tiara of moss, fennel & brussel sprouts.
Summer is breezy, scents of lavender. Turning a vintage wall basket into a bridal pack with lace straps and fresh lavender was simply perfect.
A beautiful tule dress, I was inspired by our lemon grove to fill my favorite vintage french basket with lemon branches. Fragrantly elegant.
Every bride should wear something blue, this heirloom blue rhinestones were just what I needed to make a bracelet.
A vintage bow and arrow bag filled with long stems of lovely stock, a vintage mink fur puff made the sweet luxe wristlet. Earthy twigs were shaped for her crown.
Autumn harvest comes to mind so I found the perfect white root vegetable.
A vintage white tule apron that was my grandmothers would be the perfect piece to bring elegance to the harvest.
Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons are unique, just as the seasons of life.
Stacy Childers Photographer who’s beautiful eye behind the camera captures the special moments weddings are made of.
My design tip: A Vintage lifestyle is about creating a story with objects that reflect nostalgia. Beauty can be brought to everyday life through simple pieces reflecting how we live. Style isn’t about following a trend.
A beautiful weekend to you,
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo sources: Photos by Gail Smith-Peterson and runway photos special permission from Stacy Childers