Inspiration Request: Vintage Natique

I received a FANTASTIC inspiration request from Shannon yesterday, and I’m so excited to show you what I’ve come up with. Here is what she wrote:

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Hi Grey! I love the idea of a wedding at a yacht club but feel sometimes nautical can get too “theme-y.” Do you have any ideas or could you put together an inspiration board for something a little different? Maybe nautical from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s? Thanks!

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What a challenge, I tell you. Shannon is right that the nautical look can sometimes get to theme-y with seashells, navy blue, and americana smattered about. So, for a vintage nautique feel ala Titanic, I used a few nautical elements in an unexpected way and softened the palette for a really elegant look.

I know colored suits are really big right now, but I have a fondness in my heart for the Great Gatsby tux (I’m pulling for a comeback!), particularly when it is paired with jewels and cream and blush hues. The chandelier I included most likely won’t be a purchase anyone would make for their wedding…it is $22,000!!! Wow. BUT, I do think the idea of dangling a large portion of strung pearls on a vintage chandelier is an elegant whim that one can totally afford. Besides, pearls are from the ocean, so they sort of convey the vibe, without screaming NAUTICAL! That’s also why I love the vintage compass and compass rose.

Anyhow, I think this look would do the job very nicely…it’s so pretty, that I’m thinking I may want a soft black tie affair like this for myself.

via Vintage Glam Blog

via Vintage Glam Blog

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Sources left to right from top: 1. Perfect Details 2. Glam Rock 3. Style Me Pretty 4. Country Living 5. Blue Nose Kate 6. Karen Tran 7. Style Me Pretty 8. Trever Hoehne 9. Solar Navigator 10. Hayley Photography 11. Source 12. Perfect Details 13. Etsy 14. Sabrina Bracelet 15. Martha Stewart

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7 responses to “Inspiration Request: Vintage Natique

  1. Shannon

    I love it! Thanks Grey!

  2. How about vintage carnival?! That’s the inspiration for my June wedding. We’ve come up with some good ideas so far but any help from a creative mind like yours would be wonderful!

  3. Grey

    oh my gosh. I love it. I already have some ideas!

  4. Bridgette

    Ohhh, I like… And, I can’t wait to see the carnival inspiration!

  5. oh my. i love this.

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