by Sharon Auld
Naturally Chic designs and styles a Mad Men wedding.
We are so pleased to post these gorgeous images from Tara Whittaker Photography of the table top we designed for A Spoonful of Vintage’s, Vintage Wedding Showcase that took place this past weekend at the Mt.Pleasant Community Centre in Calgary.
It was an amazing, inaugural event that featured so many of Calgary’s incredible wedding professionals. There truly was something for everyone, from stunning vintage gowns and headpieces, vintage furniture, jewelry and accessories, a vintage photo booth and so much more! I absolutely loved watching the toe-tapping, swing dancing performed by the super talented Toe Tappin’ Swing!
And of course, there was a vintage themed table top design competition featuring fellow wedding planners/designers. I remember at one point, looking around the room and feeling like I was transformed into another time period! From the stunning “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” table by Creative Weddings and Occasions to the super creative “Wizard of Oz” table by Reflections Weddings. Callandra from Cherry Tree Occasions captured the essence of the “Great Gatsby” with her art-deco inspired table and Alexandra from Always Alexandra Weddings created the most beautiful “Downtown Abbey”, inspired table (with not only a perfect silver tea set, but yummy tea sandwiches – thank you Alexandra!), and Lisa from We Connect created a beautiful, creative “Casablanca” inspired table that was so retro cool!
I took on a “Mad Men”, 1960’s inspired design and was told today that we won the table top competition with our design! While we are super excited (as winners we will have a feature in the July edition of the Calgary Bridal Guide!!) and are truly honored, everyone did an amazing job and are all winners in my mind!
I also want to mention a couple of special thank you’s. Thank you to Sarah Mayerson Design who created the most beautiful 60’s inspired florals for our table (and incidentally created all the beautiful bouquets for the vintage fashion show!), and to my friend Melanie Frank from Blackbird Events for coming in and helping me set up my table!
If you love vintage (and who doesn’t?) and want to be inspired for your wedding, I really encourage you to check out A Spoonful of Vintage website for more coverage of the Vintage Wedding Showcase and a look at all the other incredible table designs. They will be posting lot’s more on the Vintage Showcase in days to come. There were so many amazing vintage displays that will surely inspire!
I hope Don Draper would approve!
Thanks for stopping by!