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Some Like It Vintage

Van Damme Weddings recently designed the ballroom at event venue, Inspirador in historic downtown Chandler, Arizona. The occasion was for their open house and bridal show to benefit My Sisters’ Place, a local nonprofit safe house for women and children.
The title theme was “Some Like It Vintage.” Inspiration was taken from 1930’s Old Hollywood Glam. The ballroom was elegant and sophisticated. The 30 ft banquet table was draped in champagne Lamour and set with white gold trimmed art deco edged china, Gold flat ware and gold-rimmed barware. Old hotel silver serving pieces were used. Small gold beaded lamps lined the table and gave a soft lighting. Black and white photographs of Hollywood stars of the era were set on small ornate gold easels. The color palette of champagne, apricot and sage was incorporated in tall elegant floral arrangements created by Bliss Extraordinary Floral. Beautiful invitation suite and paper goods created by the Event Essentials depicted various gold chandeliers and art deco design.
The escort cards were displayed in a vintage suitcase. On the table were vintage silver candelabra old love letters near a vintage typewriter, opera gloves added to the authenticity.
A gentleman’s cigar table was created with vintage cigar boxes, a 1930’s telephone, chocolate cigars and vintage chewing gum. A tall glass etched vase held the floral arrangement. This was a fun throwback to the era. Our cigarette girl was also a hit. She strolled the ballroom with her cigarette box that contained boxes of candy cigarettes. Pour Masters bartended and served up our signature drink, “Black Dahlia” martini. Named after notorious crime victim Elizabeth Short in the 30’s. Fresh From The Kitchen catered scrumptious food. 1930’s black and white movie “Top Hat” played on a large screen in the ballroom. Professional Argentine dancers Rommel and Daniela performed tango demonstrations on the black and white dance floor. DJ Music by Desert House Productions.  Event rentals by the always helpful Classic Party Rentals. The very talented Brian Hinz captured the feeling of a glamorous affair in these beautiful images.

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Save The Date Engraved Wood Wedding Announcements

These are a unique alternative to paper goods. RobertoSand at Bullfrog Laserworks custom makes these beautiful engraved wood wedding invitations, wedding favor tags, table numbers and much more.  Personalized and made to order, these are great for an outdoor, rustic, vintage wedding. They would be perfect for a Sedona wedding at one of our beautiful venues.Check out the work of Roberto on his Etsy site

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Sedona Wedding Shoot Featured on Style Me Pretty

The Sedona Wedding Studio’s inspiration shoot has been featured today on Style Me Pretty. We are always honored and excited to have our work shown on this fabulous blog.  Read the entire post to see all the talented vendors that contributed to this beautiful wedding shoot.  Sedona offers not only the stunning Red Rocks as a backdrop but also beautiful vineyards as reflected in this shoot.

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Sedona-Letterpress Shoot

Here are a few photographs of the vintage tabletop we designed last month. The Aerialist Press created the beautiful letterpress invitation suite for us. Katrina Wallace of Sedona Bride photographed at Tlaquepaque. The awesome cake was the work of Andrea at Sedona Cake Couture. Cute fun and casual, Van Damme Weddings can do something equally awesome for your wedding.

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Beautiful Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The Aerialist Press created this beautiful letterpress wedding invitation suite for me to use in a vintage tabletop design. I am so thrilled with the work of Alexandra and Craig.  For all you brides that are looking for the richness and beauty of letterpress invitations at an affordable price, visit their web site. You will be surprised and delighted.

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Vintage Stamps

I love pretty postage stamps on just about any letter. I especially love to see them on wedding invitations and RSVP envelopes.  I ran across this great idea of having different vintage stamps on the envelope at Cardgirl Invitations. See the entire post as well as ways to create your own beautiful invitations.  You can buy vintage stamps online or you can make your own customized postage stamps from your photos at sites like Zazzle


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Paisley Quill-True Love of Design

I was so thrilled and surprised to receive in the mail a gorgeous presentation of invitation samples from Molly Myers at Paisley Quill.

I have followed the Paisley Quill blog for some time and love their sense of beautiful design.

Having the invitation suites in my hands was heaven for a design and paper lover like me. It is hard to imagine unless you see and feel them how wonderful they truly are.

Choose from custom wedding suites or from Paisley’s ink well collection of ready made invitations. You will love the luxury and quality of these invitations.

My favorites below are from a Hindu/Christian Wedding. The collection is elaborate in detail and embedded with tiny red and gold jewels. See more about the details here.

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Beautiful Letterpress Invitations on a Budget

I have always loved beautiful paper and have bought and collected handmade papers for many years. So I was really happy when I was contacted by Craig and Alexandra of Aerialist Press. Their business was started with their love of paper and design and finding it difficult to find a letterpress suite for their own wedding at an affordable price.  They bought their own press and designed and printed an invitation suite for their wedding. They loved the process so much they decided to offer their service to brides with an eye for detail, design and beautiful paper at a price they can afford. I think you will love their work as much as I do. Visit their website and blog and you will get a sense of this delightful couple, who they are and the beautiful invitation suites they create.

I love the map below that Alexandra and Craig created for their guests, marking their favorite wineries and vineyards with wine bottles.


Love the detail in these maps

Love the detail in these maps



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