August 6, 2009

A Vintage Seashore Wedding

[While I'm on a sunny vacation at the shore, a few of the many talented staff members at will be filling in here at The Finer Things. Today's guest blogger, Jennifer, is one of our graphic production specialists and also used to work in our customer care department as a wedding specialist. Not only does she have really stunning style, but with years of experience working with brides (and a bride-to-be herself), she has a wonderful breadth of knowledge about weddings.]

Take a step into the sand, and a step back in time. A vintage seashore wedding is the perfect alternative for brides and grooms who want the fresh feeling of a beach wedding, but with all the elegance and charm of an earlier era. Nostalgic shells, muted colors and lace evoke the feeling of a romantic yet cheerful day at the beach during the turn-of-the-century. This inspiration board is inspired by Cape May, New Jersey, a Victorian styled seaside town on the Jersey Shore.

Vintage Seashore Inspiration Board copy

  • This wedding cake is full of grandeur with pearls and mini scalloped seashells -- Martha Stewart
  • Guests will easily find their seat and will have a unique souvenir when you use vintage postcards with seascapes as placecards. -Postcards are from the blogger’s personal collection, but retail stores can be found here.
  • Drape the tables in muted striped fabrics, which are reminiscent of old-fashioned beachside cabanas -- Warm Biscuit
  • Green and white floral arrangements on tables filled with antique gold place settings add elegance to your venue -- The Knot
  • A flowing lace bridal gown was the choice for many Victorian brides, and is still a beautiful and comfortable choice in a slightly modern style -- Martha Stewart
  • Send these seashell wedding invitations by Checkerboard to give family and friends the first glance at your vintage beachside wedding --
  • Be sure to send guests home with a sweet treat. Salt Water Taffy, popular on the Jersey Shore since 1889, is a wonderful choice, especially when packaged in these adorable favor boxes -- and Martha Stewart