December 9, 2013

Vintage Wedding Inspiration: 1950’s Wedding Shoot

What do you get when you put Whim + Hive Events Carla Ten Eyck Hartford Prints The White Dress by the Shore Jim Altieri in one photo shoot together?! A kick a$$ shoot that actually feels like a good old fashioned party instead of work! We hope the design of this shoot inspires you to add a little bit of 1950’s nostalgia to your wedding or rehearsal party.

{whimspiration} The inspiration for this shoot came from our culture’s love of nostalgia. A longing for a simpler time…all-american happiness, when all anyone needed was their happy family, a hula hoop and jello mold to have a little fun at a party.  Whim clients always ask us for ways to meld the past & present in to their wedding designs. So we went vintage on ya’ll – an airstream, bouffants, hobnail vases, snapdragons & begonias, deviled eggs & jello molds, mad Men-esque fashion, old films and a picnic table that mom would be proud of! Tucked in the woods at the Essex Conference Center & Retreat, the venue is perfect for an outdoor party and wedding.

{details}: Read about all the details including the paper, decor, flowers, fashion and Hive’s amazing drink menu  in Carla Ten Eyck’s e-zine! We’re on page 60!

{film by Jim Altieri}: Want to see the whole day on film? You’ll SWOON! Check it out here.

{fashion by White Dress by the Shore}: Dying to wear that dress? Get all the fashion creds here!

{for realz?}: The answer is YES, you can rent this vintage airstream (the hive) for the bar at your wedding.  And yes, you can totally have vintage view master invitations!

{feature}:  We were honored to have this shoot featured on in July!

And finally. PHOTOS from C10!

Planning, Design & Florals :  Whim Events

Photography:  Carla TenEyck

Video: James Altieri’s Vintage Cinema

Airstream Bar & Custom Drinks Hive Events

Fashion Styling:  The White Dress by the Shore: Beth Chapman

Paper:   Hartford Prints

Catering: John Hendron Catering,

Hair & Make Up: D.D. Nickel

Signage: Structure Design & Build

Fabric Pennants Strawberry Small Works Studio

Tablescape Rentals: Be Our Guest Party Rental

Vintage Game Rentals Diamonds & Rust