Bespoke Wedding Invitation | Calligraphy | Warrenton, Virginia
When Terry Kaye of Terry Kaye Events reached out about a vintage 1940’s styled wedding inspiration shoot at a historic home turned B&B in downtown Warrenton, Virginia I was intrigued, especially because of the history of this property. The home has a long history and was once the Hearst house where Randolph Hearst’s grandson and his beautiful bride hosted their reception which was said to be “the wedding of the year”. I mean for someone who is all about storytelling through my designs this was an opportunity to create a beautiful wedding invitation suite that shared a snippet of this gorgeous home’s history as well as contributing to another chapter in this house’s story book.
The inspiration for this styled shoot stemmed from design aesthetics for a glam, elegant and timeless feel with a french twist which paired beautifully with the color palette of pale blue, gold, ivory and nude blush. I designed this wedding stationery suite around classic and elegant calligraphy styles that are timeless in and of themselves. I was inspired by the ornate filigree often found in vintage architecture and home decor design and wanted to incorporate some of those ornate and dainty details within the suite design. I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to incorporate that so I turned to Pinterest and started researching historic homes and vintage decor. I fell in love with frame and mirror details and immediately knew that would be the perfect vehicle for an ornate filagree and I just love how the hand illustrated frame turned out! Since I wanted to to add a modern twist to these wedding invitations I decided instead of a traditional white, the invites would be the most gorgeous shade of pale blue and that pop of color was just what this suite needed! Pairing this wedding invitation with classic gold calligraphy was a no brainer!
I had the opportunity to actually see the Chilton House on the day of the styled shoot and my oh my is it ever gorgeous! I was blown away by it’s stately front and every room was just as breathtaking as the last! The tablescape from this styled shoot is still one of my all time top favorite tables! I am obsessed with the dusty blue candles in antique gold candlestick holders especially when paired with the greenery garland running down the length of the table, the layered gold chargers and place settings and the pale blue menus I designed perfectly placed at each seat.
This vintage wedding styled shoot is tells a beautiful story at an even more beautiful historic home and is one to see! You can check out more of this styled shoot which was also featured over on Artfully Wed!
Photographer | Candice Adelle Photography
Event Planner | Terry Kaye Events
Event Venue | The Chilton House
Vintage Decor | Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals
Dress Store | Blush Bridal Boutique
Jewelry | Carter & Spence Jewelers
Stationery + Calligraphy | Farmstead Design Studio
Beauty | Salon Emage Day Spa
Equipment Rentals | Sammy’s Rentals Inc.
Floral Designer | Sarena Floral Designs
Custom Wedding Gifts | Southern Grown Vintage
Cake Designer | Sweet Pink Bakery
Lighting | La Bella Luce