Hello Mackie lovers! For anyone who enjoys vintage glamour with a twist, check out the looks from a recent wedding I had the pleasure to be a part of.
A February wedding, on a snowy weekend, in Philadelphia, that was the combination of retro chic and gatsby glam. The bridesmaids all wore a body fitted gown with beaded embellishments. They reminded me a bit of this gorgeous number that Bob created for Sharon Stone to wear in the movie Casino:
This look was the inspiration of the event.
Our challenge with the floral and decor was to transform a room that is really just a huge greenhouse. We needed to bring in elements that would keep it elegant, but also bring in vintage features.
We did the traditional silver candelabras on some of the tables to add height and bling with lush florals at the top:
The lower designs were done with the same florals, but we did a fringe detail on the outside of the vases to bring in the gatsby fun with a fun twist:
A black and white dance floor, specialty lighting and some hanging crystal chandeliers put the finishing touches on the room to transform the space into something really special:
What do you think? My favorite thing that we did here was a 50ft wall of varied color and width ribbon. The Bride wanted to separate the dining area from the cocktail area in a way that did not close it off entirely and brought another fringe element into the environment. I love creative challenges and this was the result:
What do you think about fringe? I love it and I am seeing more and more fringe in interior decor and fashion. Perhaps it's coming back along with other fun elements, like feathers.
It's amazing what you can do with a couple rolls of ribbon. What other ideas do you have for things with fringe?
Bob Mackie has fringe inspired designs in his Wearable Art Collection at QVC... be sure to visit his collection here for more beautiful ideas.
Enjoy your week!