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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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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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