I had the pleasure of styling this vintage glam wedding shoot with some of the most incredibly talented Bay Area wedding pros! Audrey Norman Photography and I envisioned a fine art bridal shoot that combined a delicate spring palette with luxurious vintage style. The Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel provided the perfect turn of the century backdrop to Michelle Lywood’s lush, romantic florals, antique decor from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals, and a truly stunning Galia Lahav wedding dress! I had one of my favorite classically inspired blogs, Elizabeth Anne Designs, in mind to originally share this shoot, and it was a dream come true to see it featured on such an incredible and influential blog!
Vintage Glam Wedding Shoot in Spring Pastels
Audrey and I envisioned a combination of classic and luxe details to bring this shoot to life. Finding our perfect venue at Berkeley’s historic Claremont Club & Spa helped to inspire other elements of our inspiration, from the grand King’s table to the vintage gold cake display. A delicate floral print invitation by local designer Aerialist Press inspired our color palette of soft and whimsical pastels. Michelle Lywood created gorgeous arrangements of blush and ivory spring flowers with delicate hints of pale blue. Her collection of vintage hammered metal vessels created a runner of flowers down the center of our table, perfectly complementing the delicate gold china pattern and crystal glassware from Bright Event Rentals. Dupioni silk linens from Napa Valley Linens added luxurious texture to the elegant table decor! Our hand tied bow napkins at each place setting added the perfect amount of feminine charm to each seat.
Choosing a dress that suited the grandeur of our surroundings was simple – a dramatic mermaid gown by Galia Lahav from Kinsley James Couture Bridal Salon stunned with a full tulle skirt and low lace back. Kelly Jones Makeup created soft waves and add to the vintage femininity of the look. Pearl and diamond bridal jewelry from Susie Saltzman added classic charm to the over the top dress. We added a unique touch with a floral garter made by Michelle Lywood!
My favorite detail had to be the cake and champagne display! To properly show off the gorgeous cake and toasting flutes, we used a pair of vintage gold nesting tables from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals. Our simple yet incredibly elegant wedding cake from A Spoonful of Sugar continued the bow and pearl motif for a perfectly classic cake with just the right amount of vintage glam!
PHOTO CREDITS –
Photography by Audrey Norman Photography | Styling by Hey Wedding Lady | Venue located at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel | Floral Design by Michelle Lywood | Wedding Dress by Galia Lahav from Kinsley James Couture Bridal Salon | Event Rentals from Bright Event Rentals | Linen Rentals from Napa Valley Linens | Vintage Rentals from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals | Wedding Cake by A Spoonful of Sugar | Bridal Hair and Makeup by Kelly Jones Makeup | Jewelry by Susie Saltzman | Stationery Design by Aerialist Press