Monday, December 12, 2011

IB#132: Vintage Weekend: Tragic Retro Luxe

Dark & Romantic Inspiration
We're still in the mode of vintage weekends and today’s inspiration we gona credit Pink Stilettos for this awesome board. This inspire-board was inspired by a favorite musical – The Phantom of the Opera. The story represents a dark, tragic love tale between the two lovers. The stage is set with beautifully lush fabrics and textiles that are rich and inviting.
Phantom swatches
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Mood: dark tragic love story, retro times, mysterious & romance, luxe
Season: Winter
Colors: black, midnight black, gold, grey, garnet, rose quartz, taupe grey, rosewood, davy's grey, wine
Photos: Credit via Love Pink Stilettos :: (Top from left) Tablescapes via Brides :: Photograph via Prague street ::Wax seal by A little bird :: Bouquet via My wedding flowers :: Dress by  Jim Hjlem Couture :: Chandelier by Cottage Home, door handle ideas via How to Start :: Gray gown via Dress Collection :: Sheet music via Sarah Linley Farnsworth :: tea lights & books :: Paris Opera House photography by Foto Blitz Color :: black rose via  Julia Thorne ::

Here are some ideas to create a memorable wedding, anniversary party or engagement photo session with this as your inspiration.
  1. Candlelight, and lots of it. This will create a mysterious and romantic effect
  2. Use rich, velvet fabric as a backdrop for your photographs
  3. Personalized wax seals for your invitations
  4. Chandeliers. Rent or buy them and hang from the ceiling or flank your head table
  5. Use sheet music to line the envelopes of your invitations. Also, incorporate it into your table settings (see below)
  6. Dark colored roses and tulips for your bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces

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