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A Pretty in Pink Retro Inspired Wedding - Styled Shoot at a Wine Bistro

Happy Friday. I'm ending the week with a lovely retro inspired styled shoot that took place at a wine bistro. It was submitted to me from Debbie of The Dress Matters - it's filled with pretty pink details - including pink wine bottle frosted sugar cookies, pink candy apples, lush pink flowers and even pink candles. Oh, and there's a gorgeous retro wedding dress with a tulle skirt embroidered flowers. What's your favorite "pink" element in this retro styled wedding shoot?

Vendor Credits:
Photographer - Krista Patton Photography // Event Stylists - Keen Eye Designs // Bridal Shop - The Dress Matters // Florist - Media Florist // Make Up - Megan McCormick // Hair Stylist - Allyson Lynch of Ambiance Salon and Spa // Venue - LaBelle Eqoque Wine Bistro // Invitations+ + Stationery - Paper and Posh // Jewels - Osorio Jewelry

A retro inspired shoot in a vintage lounge - reminiscent of I Love Lucy

Yay, it's Friday and I have an amazing photo shoot to wrap up this month's Wedding Vendor Challenges. Today's shoot comes to us from DBY Events and Red Letter Event Planning with stunning photography from Angela Swan. Wait until you see what the desserts are presented on and you are going to go CRAZY for the colors in the floral arrangement. It's so lush and completely GORGEOUS!!!!! Kasey of DBY Events writes the following . . .

Our Havana Night was inspired by the classic comedy “I Love Lucy” and its iconic heart emblem and the retro polka dot motif. We imagined that a popular local music club was converted from its regular hip dance environment to the hot and spicy ‘Club Babaloo’ for an intimate Valentine's Supper Club.

The retro color scheme played well into the oversized invitation with the left polka dotted border and the prominently featured heart inviting all couples to come celebrate the lover’s holiday at one of two seatings for dinner. Lucy and Desi would be right at home, where we captured their spirit and essence in the representation of a fun and flirty evening.

The décor and paper goods for the evening, both influenced by our vintage lounge venue and our Havana night theme, incorporate elements tropical and garden-inspired, luxurious and natural; perfectly befitting a night of retro romance.

We love the balance of the whimsical with the elegant in our table linens and florals. Using sequin overlays with soft satin underlayers, the Black ostrich plumes add softness, while the florals include silver succulents and bold protea bring out a wonderful texture and depth to our look.  Dark feathers pull in the "club" feel, and our polka-dots are reflected in both the fun shapes of the hot pink anemone and the handcrafted wire work.

Mirrored mosaic chargers on the high boy tables with hand beaded napkin rings give each guest setting a touch of glamour, and beautifully reflect the candlelit dinner. The low booth settings incorporated the need for ice in the hot Havana nights and featured charger plates with large acrylic stone borders. All table settings include a place card for the couple, with a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ waiting to welcome the intimate couples to their seats.

The sweets table buffet was centered around the most romantic musical instrument, the piano at the club.  Bringing in the whimsical polka dots design, the name cards bring the design elements full circle, and the amazing chocolates and decadent cakes were placed on vintage platters atop the baby grand so that guests could tickle their taste buds while tickling the ivories before dancing the night away…

Vendor Credits:
Planning: DBY Events
Photography: Angela Swan

Coordination: Red Letter Event Planning

Venue: Sara at Chord On Blues
Paper Goods: DBY Invitations
Florals: The Elegant Petal
Windy City Linen
Chameleon Chairs : Classic Party Rental and Chameleon Chair Collection
Sweets Buffet: Cocoa Bean and All Chocolate Kitchen

Quail Bridal: Bridesmaids Dress Line {a little bit retro}

Michelle Williams is owner and designer of the clothing line called QUAIL Bridal. Michelle has just launched a bridesmaid dress line which has been a passion of hers for some time now and she's thrilled to introduce it. I always love being introduced to a new wedding designer and these dresses from Michelle are beautiful and the photography is stunning. The dresses showcased are very retro style in their length, but please keep in mind, each of the dresses and skirts can be lengthened to meet your personal preference. What do you think of this new dress line?

You can see all the dresses in the QUAIL Bridal collection here. Since these are custom color dresses, Michelle encourages you to bring anything that has the exact color you are looking for and they will find a match for you.

above styles shown: Peony Top with Toasting Skirt in black {$250 for both} & Toasting Dress {$200}