retro wedding inspiration in Bridgeport
I’ll start off by saying that I’m IN LOVE with this project for so many reasons. This was definitely my spin on a fall theme but there were so many layers that made this fun. From the non-traditional fall palette to adding in a vintage scooter to highlighting two models with gorgeous brown skin tones - I’d say those things were the recipe for something this entire team could high-five about.
I’ve been wanting do a “throwback” themed shoot since I launched Canvas but kept shelving the idea. When I started seeing a ton of styles from the 60s-70s popping up in stores, I knew it was time to pull out all of the inspo boards I had created and get this thing going! I originally wanted a summertime shoot but then I realized how PERFECT it would be to blend fall color palettes with the retro theme. In all honesty, I was so excited to pitch this look to a prospective client and I was immediately shot down because they were looking for more of a traditional fall look - like, we’re talking gourds on the menus and wheat and leaves on the table, traditional. Don’t get me wrong - I would have whipped up something “autumnal chic” for them but it’s probably for the best that I was able to use my retro idea for this styled shoot and take it to the max!
I got really lucky with so many mid-century modern pieces trending right now - there was seriously inspiration everywhere I turned! And not to mention, every clothing store has the perfect showcase of retro prints, fabric and colors on display right now - velvet…SO. MUCH. VELVET. And ochre, I’m obsessed with the color and the word since it’s fancier than saying “mustard”. I actually settled on the color palette for this shoot when I came across an Apartment Therapy article that featured a velvet couch, a cool chandelier and bold colors (similar).
I still couldn’t help but think that people might think I was a little crazy but of course, Meg, my creative soulmate, sent me a message within minutes of reaching out saying that she was all in to partner up and photograph the vision. An AMAZING team all fell into place after that and I can’t thank everyone enough for how dreamy this all turned out. Ok, enough chatting - let’s take a little cruise over to Bridgeport…
Much love and thanks to all of the vendors:
Photography: Meg Adamik Creative
Venue: The Duck Inn
Cake: ECBG Cake Studio
Makeup: Heather Busulovich Artistry
Hair Stylist: Devin Sutter
Invitations: Hannah Hightower, Seattle
Models: Meghan Mathew and Shawn Kay
And many thanks to my cousin/assistant for the day, Aramis <3 and also to our buddy, Nate, from Craigslist who let us borrow his vintage scooter during his lunch break!