I got an email from my friends at Brilliant Earth asking me to help them launch their new Bell Époque Collection. I drooled over all their collections but their newest collection reflected a time period characterized by romance with a vintage flair. Their pieces captured the grace I think is found within century old pieces. On their website it shared that Belle Époque meant “beautiful era” the period spanning the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century.
They gave me full creative license on how I thought this could fit within what I do and I thought this would be the perfect post to show you how your personal style can reflect into your wedding reception. I have shared with you before how I joined forces with Mary Fields Photography to do a vintage 1920′s glamor stylized shoot. I cannot show you the pictures yet because it will be published soon…(smiles abound here) but I can show you the inspiration we used to make this shoot happen.
The first decision you make for a wedding is a ring. It really defines your personal style. For my ring, I went with a classic yet modern lined Tiffany setting. I wanted Gold instead of platinum because it had an antique feel. My stone was actually my great grandmothers so I truly have a vintage hundred year old stone. Modern with vintage flair…that defines me. It defined my dress, my reception and even defines my interior style today.
If you want inspiration for your wedding look down at the ring you chose.
Maybe its even the ring your fiancée chose for you….it might even say what he sees in you. I choose this to show Brilliant Earth’s Iris Diamond Ring from their Belle Époque Collection. I love this ring.
This ring truly reflects the elegance of the 1920s so here is my 1920s inspired wedding style for the bride, flowers and bridesmaids.
- Dress - BHLDN - Harlow Gown
- Brides Maid Dress – Mod Cloth, The Local Muse Dress
- Shoes – BHLDN – Mimosa T-Straps
- Hair Piece - BHDLN – Castle Clip
- Flowers – Picture of the flowers from our shoot!
- Ring – Iris Diamond Ring Brilliant Earth
If the ring reflects you and you find a dress that expresses your personality then why should the wedding decor be any different? Here is the 1920s themed mood board that we used to execute our stylized shoot in August. The vision was feathers, opulence, old mansion setting, gold, silver, navy and pink. We wanted to modernize it a little by including big patterns.
(note, I did this moodboard to show a style. I went and found similar things inspired by this mood board.)
- Chair: Ebay ( no longer available)
- Fabric for Runner: Essex Linen Deco Vines (blue) from Fabric.com (no longer available)
- Vintage Glasses: Ebay ( no longer available)
- Camera’s: Picture I took from a few I found in a thrift store (I couldn’t buy them because there wasn’t enough)
- Gold Plates: (Picture of my friend’s vintage plates)
- Gold Votives: Target (no longer available but they have lots of options)
- Vintage Crystal Votive: Ebay (no longer available)
- Napkin: Napkinfoldingguide.com
- Centerpiece: Couldn’t find what I was thinking so I took a picture of a good trumpet vase and added the feathers from this photo to show what I was going to make for our centerpiece
- Menu: Etsy.com (can’t find the actual one, the link tha tI saved to this one is no longer availabe…let me know if its you, you deserve credit.
Who is Brilliant Earth? I didn’t know until a few weeks ago. I have never purchased anything from their store but their accolades on their website and they have been featured by tons of reputable organizations such as The Knot, The Today Show, Newsweek. I especially like their mission of integrity in producing diamonds and jewelry. Their prices are not too unreasonable and can find a wedding ring/Engagement ring in all ranges of prices.
I appreciate the opportunity to get to share with you this company. If you are looking for the perfect engagement ring this might be the place.