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Still in Love in with Vintage Weddings

I admit it, I'm still loving vintage-styled weddings.  The soft colors, romantic tablescapes, and seemingly blurred edges still sing to me.  I love that you can create a vintage-inspired wedding with just a few well-placed details, which won't require you spending your whole engagement DIY-ing your little heart out.  Equally appealing to me - sourcing pretty vintage touches at the flea market.

Check out a few of the pretty images from my vintage wedding Pinterest page:


Thanks for stopping by!
xo
d.

p.s. If you'd like help creating the wedding of your dreams, drop me a line at deanna (at) deannanashevents (dot) com !

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Sneak Peek - Sylvia and Cesar's Old Hollywood Wedding

OMG!!  I've just received Sylvia and Cez's photos from their Old Hollywood themed wedding - Amazing!!  I'm so excited that I can't wait to share a sneak peak....

Cez - her hero, on their wedding day and every day!!


I love this couple and their wedding was nothing short of amazing.  Can't wait to share more soon.

xo
d.

p.s.  Look at that dress!  Stunning!  More soon!

Photography by Lorenzo Hodges

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Presidential Weddings

To wrap up this week of politics and elections, I thought it would be fun to see photos of Presidents and their wives, past and present.  I love looking at old wedding photos, and I'm particularly drawn to those of the WWII era - so romantic!

President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama
1992
President George Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush
1977


President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Hillary Clinton
1975


President George Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush
1945
President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan
1952
President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalyn Carter
1946
President Gerald Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford
1948
President Richard Nixon and Mrs. Patricia Nixon
1940
(this is actually their shower - unable to find actual wedding photos)
President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson
1934
President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy
1953
Have a great weekend!
xo
d.
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Amber and Andrew's wedding video!

 


I'm so excited to share this video from Amber and Andrew's Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Wedding.  They were among some of the funniest, kind, and warm people I've ever worked with, and their wedding was Ah.Maze.Ing.  Just watch to see for yourself!

Enjoy!
xo
d.

Big, Gigantic, HUGE thanks to Kim Fox Photography for the still photography, and Perfect Fit Studios for the Video.  You both ROCK!

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I Love Mondays - Brightly Hued Wedding Nails

I think I'll dub 2011 the year of the bright lip and even brighter nails!  This year, more than any other year I can recall, women of all ages have embraced colorful lips and nails, and that trend has definitely found its way into wedding fashion as well.  For as long as I can remember, pale pink polish or the ubiquitous french mani have been de rigueur when it comes to weddings.  No more!  Brides are embracing their passion for color, from mis-matched floral centerpieces to fun painted furniture as accent pieces, to their lips and nails.

Love this look on Drew Barrymore.  Girl can pull off just about any look, and she does vintage here quite well.

Bright flowers with equally bright nails.

Lovely coral...and Chanel to boot!

Love that her nails are short, but she went for red anyway.  My kind of girl!

I love this look, but I would be hard-pressed to wear it myself.  However, I would definitely wear each of these colors.

Notice that the "moons" of her nails are a lighter color - intriguing!

Love this color -  need it now!

 

I'm calling this one the "party nail."  So elegant and eye-catching.  Would you try it?

Happy Monday!
xo
d.


all images via my Pinterest page

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I Love Mondays - Soft Wedding Bouquets

Hello!  I'm finally back to the I Love Monday series.  I've missed writing about my favorite things, and thank you for letting me have a little time to get things in order!

 

To kick off my return, today I'm writing about something that surprises me - my new-found love for soft bouquets. You see, I've always been a structural flower kind of girl.  And I've almost always gravitated toward bouquets and arrangements that were comprised of a single flower.  I guess old dogs can learn new tricks, though, because more and more I find myself drawn to beautiful arrangements comprised of soft, almost paper-like flowers. I really love soft colors bound with a striking ribbon.  And I've always loved bouquets that were personalized with charms, small lockets with photos of loved ones, and rosaries. 

 

 

ohhhh how I love anenomes

 

ranunculus and roses are divine

 

while a little more structured, the dusty miller and anenomes soften the overall look

 

I love this one so much...I think those are ranunculs and roses, but what are the papery pink blooms?

I really could look at these photos over and over.  And a little hint.....these shots are accompanying me on my visit with my florist for our wedding!  :-)

Thank you for your patience, and...Happy Monday!

xo
d.


photo credits:
established in paris
w-weddings
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Martha Stewart Weddings scanned by Deanna Nash Events

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Friday Fun List!

Does anyone have any fun wedding plans this weekend? I'm taking a 3-day weekend this week and re-connecting with friends. Tonight one of my good friends and I will be at the Janet Jackson concert in LA, and tomorrow I'm seeing my best friend "Schmoopy" who lives in Indiana, at her sister's home for what I anticipate will be an evening of uncontrollable laughter. That's usually how we spend our time together. I can't wait!

 

 

But first, I thought I'd share some of the amazing, fun, inspiring posts found this week on the blogs I regularly visit. Enjoy!

 

Some might call this Holiday hair, but I call it perfect wedding hair!

 

Ohhhh...imagine wearing this dress is a candlelit room, filled with your bestest friends and the man you love.


Drool-worthy glimpse of what I imagine to be an amazing couture wedding dress.

This vow-renewal featured on Style Me Pretty captured my heart for many reasons: Their story is beautiful, the setting was perfect, and the decor was amazing, but the element that really captured my heart: their cute doggie in his bow tie!

Wishing a very happy wedding day to one of my favorite bloggers, Erin from House of Turquoise!

Love these vintage dresses featured on Ruffled.

 

Another fabulous collection from the amazing Vera Wang. See her Spring 2012 collection here..


I'll be back Monday with another "I Love Monday." In the meantime, happy weekend everyone!

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If it's Monday it Must Be Love...Vintage-Inspired Tabletops

Ah, Monday, how I love thee...well, at least I love writing about weddings on Mondays! This week's installment of I love Mondays is one of my favorite themes for a wedding - Vintage-inspired tabletops. I love love love the look of vintage pieces mixed and matched with current pieces for the perfect table arrangement. Vintage can be interpreted in many ways, from many eras. For Jasmine and David's reception, we used mix-and-match tables and chairs, nixed the idea of table linens, and added old house numbers to act as table numbers.

Jasmine's Mom Denise spent months hunting down the perfect shade of aqua blue-green Ball jars to act as vases, and we incorporated clear Ball jars as candle holders. Finally, our fantastic florist, Holly Flora, incorporated some of their funky vases to highlight their beautiful flower arrangements. Vintage perfection.
For Alyssa and Anselm's wedding, we interpreted vintage as a bright palette of flowers in funky vcontainers to give a 60's MadMen-ish vibe. We used simple white linens and minimalist place settings to complete the look. It was unique and fun, and perfectly matched this lovely couple's aesthetic.


Another favorite idea - forgoing plain rented china for old patterened sets. I love this look, and this totally lends itself to my love of scouring flea markets. For someone who loves having old pieces around, this is a great way to both build your collection and formulate the perfect, one-of-a-kind table setting. If you want a unique look and love vintage - this is the way to go to ensure your look is like no other.

Happy Monday!


photos: one, two and three, Raya Carlisle Photography. four and five, Suzanne Mapes Photography. six via coutryliving.com

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Vintage Wedding Idea: Retro Cabana

photo via Absolutely Beautiful Things

 

Vintage Wedding Idea: This fabulous vintage glider turned retro cabana, urns of tall swaying grasses, surrounded by gigantic urns of pink peonies, green hydrangea, and sweet little black-eyed anemones; apothecary jars filled with pink lemonade and southern iced tea; waiters in white tie, twinkling lights and paper lanterns, and guitar duo playing in the background. Wouldn't that be a great setting for a late summer wedding?
It also looks like a great place for a nap!



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