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365 Love Letters: A Vintage Wedding Editorial Inspired by ‘The Notebook’

by Brynlee Handy

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Noah wrote Allie a love letter every single day they were apart in “The Notebook,” one of our favorite romantic tearjerkers and the inspiration behind this vintage wedding editorial captured by Ashton Marie Photography. We may not have seen it in the movie, but we imagine this is what Allie and Noah’s coastal South Carolina wedding would look like! Inspired by the 365 letters he wrote to her, this 1940s style in sky blue hues is oh-so-fitting for a pair of love birds. Sweet Devotion Cakery created a three-tiered design with the same mail muse, perfected with fondant pearl details and a gold wax seal. Ivory and pastel blue hydrangeas and other blooms from New Leaf Florist surround the scene with floral romance while our bride modeled the perfect vintage glam look styled by the hair and makeup artists from M Salon in sweet pin-up curls and a classic red lip just like Allie would wear. Her tea-length gown from Valentine Bridal was a perfect choice and its strapless neckline was seemingly overflowing with ruffle details. Top it off with some pearl elements and a polka-dotted veil and her look is simply perfect! Live wedding painter Courtney Kibby Designs managed to capture a unique, whimsical view of this vintage wedding editorial that can be cherished for generations and passed on when you tell your children the wild story of your star-crossed love. Send out stationery that prefaces the pretty celebration to come like this invitation suite designed by No Regrets. From classic whitewashed and antique decor to floral-filled apothecary jars from Borrowed & Bleu Co. to the most symbolic wedding cake we’ve seen, this vintage wedding editorial has everything under the sun. Abundant romance plays out before our very eyes at Meditations Weddings + Events + Catering where the whole weddingscape had an air of magic about it that only love (and cinematic beginnings) can create. Read on for a note from the glam team at M Salon as well as Sweet Devotion Cakery for more about this styled shoot and its intricate, “The Notebook” inspired design. Cheers!

 

 

From the hair and makeup artists at M Salon: “1940’s makeup is one of the most vintage looks. In an era where only a few tools were used to enhance natural beauty, the best part is topping the look off with striking red lips. This look is simply inspired by the sophisticated, classy, and vintage era. This classic hairstyle was created to compliment the beautiful vintage style of the wedding dress. I love everything about this love story from the era it begins in to the final kiss and ‘I love you.’ I tried to include elements from the story that I felt were symbolically important but still keep it simple and sweet.  Things like the pearls of prestige and affluence that she always wore were definitely a must.”

 

From the baker at Sweet Devotion Cakery: The soft blue and white marbling is intended to represent the romantic water/boat scene from ‘The Notebook.’  It’s not just romantic – that downpour they get caught in washes away the years of broken hearts and separation and makes their love clean and new. This is such an important piece of the story and it simply had to be a main theme in the cake design. Who doesn’t love love letters?! Without them there really is no story and to not include them in the design would have been a fatal flaw! And finally there are the geese that show up in the background every now and then but remember that line, ‘if you’re a bird I’m a bird, too’?  In the end those lovebirds fly away into forever together.”


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