Still Trending: Vintage Lace & Burlap

As we head into the 2014 wedding season the projected trends are becoming more concrete in terms of colors, themes and details for weddings. Lace and burlap is still extremely popular among brides whose weddings fall into the following categories: vintage, country chic, rustic, barn weddings and romantic but casual outdoor affairs.

Burlap was the #1 stem wrap of choice for all the weddings I did last year. Bridesmaid’s bouquets were wrapped with burlap while most of the bridal bouquets were a combination of burlap and lace treatments. I also incorporated the burlap in corsages and boutonnieres so that the whole look was cohesive. Burlap can be used as table runners, banners or wrapped around vases. Adding lace to any of these adds romance and softens the look instantly.

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Photo courtesy of Erika Nicole Photography

burlap accent boutonniere

Photo courtesy of Erika Nicole Photography

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Lace stem wrap with pearl pins

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Lace tablecloth with vintage, family-heirloom objects

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Using a satin ribbon with rhinestone gems with a hint of twine keeps this stem wrap from being too “country”

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Babies breath corsage with burlap accents- perfect for petite frames or mom’s who don’t want anything too large

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Yellow rose corsage on banquet tables with burlap runners

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Burlap with wide lace stem wrap

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Burlap wedding tables with wood slabs and homemade jam favors

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Hydrangea blossoms in vases wrapped in burlap

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Babies breath bridesmaid’s bouquet with burlap stem wrap

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Corsage with burlap ribbon accents

Burlap banner Just Married

Burlap pendant banner for cake table

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Wedding arch w/ burlap fabric, chandelier and yellow flower decorations

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Vintage lace and brooch stem wrap on romantic white wedding bouquet

Cute burlap accents on the head table

Burlap runners on the head table

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Yellow craspedia flower girl pomander {Erika Nicole Photography}

Vintage White Chapel Wedding

This was a very special wedding for an absolutely adorable couple who could not be any sweeter. Rachael and Jack have known each other since kindergarten and have been in each others lives ever since, although not as a couple until later in life. Having known someone for such an extended period of time certainly seems like a good foundation for a strong marriage. Thank you to Jay Eads Photography for the beautiful images captured here. To see more images visit Jay’s blog at jayeads.com.

wedding photographer eugeneRomantic vintage wedding in Creswell, OR {Jay Eads Photography}

Rachael wanted a vintage feel for her wedding. They chose the quaint Creswell Presbyterian Church for the ceremony with the reception following at Emerald Valley Country Club in Creswell. Rachael’s dress had custom sleeves added to the already beautiful lace gown and it looked amazing on her petite frame. She gave her bridesmaid free reign to choose their own bridesmaid dress in shades of green which created an eclectic feel. Her nephew ring-bearers even wore little knickers and suspenders! So cute.

lace wedding dressGorgeous lace vintage wedding dress {Jay Eads Photography}

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Don’t they look SO happy? {Jay Eads Photography}

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Exiting the church. Hooray! {Jay Eads Photography}

Rachael knew exactly what she wanted when it came to flowers. She requested a “picked from a field” look that was primarily seasonal greenery and grasses with touches of blooming flowers. In the week leading up to the wedding I spent a lot of time scouring Lane County to find a full assortment of greenery, grasses and herbs to design with. She wanted lavender in the bridesmaid’s bouquets and large arrangements but since the wedding was in August, past lavender season, I babied the lavender plants in our flower fields to make sure I had fresh lavender to use.

purple and green wedding bouquetShades of green bridesmaids dresses with loose, field-inspired bouquets {Jay Eads Photography}

Her inspiration picture for the bridesmaids included crab apples but she wanted something purple. I found these perfect baby crab apples that I tinted purple to create a similar look. For her wedding bouquet, Rachael wanted something the size and style of Kate Middleton’s famous bridal bouquet but with grasses and just touches of delicate white flowers.

petite wedding bouquet green and white bouquetSmall wedding bouquet of seasonal greens and petite white blossoms {Jay Eads Photography}

Shocks of wheat and bundles of lavender (a bridal DIY project) completed the look for the entrance to the church and at the reception. Large, meadow-inspired arrangements were transferred from wicker baskets at the church to wood boxes for buffet table arrangements.

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Bunches of lavender and shocks of wheat at church entrance {Jay Eads Photography}

Some of the other details that made this wedding standout:

  • Bride and groom silhouette images on guest book table, over head table and on ceremony programs

unique vintage wedding detailsHead table with wedding bouquets and DIY silhouette image on fireplace {Jay Eads Photography}

  • Rachael’s grandmother’s dress and antique typewriter on display at the reception with pictures of the weddings of grandparents

reception ideasGrandmother’s wedding dress and pictures made a conversation starter at the entrance to the reception {Jay Eads Photography}

DIY reception ideasFamily photos paired with other antique momentos {Jay Eads Photography}

dandelions wedding eugeneAntique typewriter with silhouette stationery {Jay Eads Photography}

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  • The vintage burgundy car, owned by Rachael’s father, was the perfect getaway car. Classic and vintage, it couldn’t have been more ideal. (see the first blog picture)

It was such a joy to design the flowers for this wedding for dear friends and turn Rachael’s classic, vintage vision into reality. Congratulations, Rachael and Jackson!emerald valley golf and resort creswell oregon

{Jay Eads Photography}

Krebs Wedding

The fun and unique sedums are the perfect accent for that eggplant/plum wedding color, which is the “It Color” of the season. This mixture of eggplant, champagne, green & white is fantastic… LOVE IT! These are our own photos but check out these vintage-themed photos from Imagery by Jordan who was on hand to capture the day.

This beautiful wedding took place for the bride, Michelle Krebs and her groom, Nick Nielson, at Domaine Meriwether Winery outside Veneta, Oregon. Congratulations to the bride & groom!