Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classic Wedding with Vintage Flourish - Take 3 - by Providence Classic

Classic with a Vintage Flourish by Providence Classic
Oh, Kristine and Billy! They are too cute for words! Their wedding? A traditional ceremony with a fun, vintage reception in Ocean City, New Jersey for a couple with classic tastes (J. Crew, Ralph Lauren). She's wearing Monique Lhuillier and so he must match the romantic elegance of her dress. My choice: this Hugo Boss black suit and slim black tie. Its formal enough for the Catholic church ceremony, but also a neutral canvas that will blend in with the party vibe afterward. Instead of adding the wedding colors into Billy's outfit - wine, eggplant, navy and French blue - I left room for the bridesmaid dresses, flowers and groomsmen's ties to showcase them. Heck, Kristine and Billy are the stars of this production - why not stand out?

Slim-toed oxfords keep the look tailored for the ceremony, but come cocktail hour, it's time to loosen the tie and break out the party shoes. AKA - patent leather boat shoes! I love these! What's more perfect for a beach town reception than shoes made for life on the water? A classic silver buckled belt (monogrammed with Billy's initials) and the ever-stylish Cartier leather tank watch round out the look. For a dash of fun? Film reel cuff links act as a sly hint to the two actors' shared passion.

I just couldn't help myself - there are so many cool things you can do with a reception like theirs. How about this Salt Water Taffy cake? A retro popcorn machine? Vintage movie star heels a la Christian Louboutin for Kristine? I would have elegant linens and flowers for the decor, but take the formality down several notches by serving playful, fun food - hamburgers, corn dogs, french fries, lobster sandwiches, ice cream cones, warm pretzels, mini milkshakes, cotton candy, a bright candy table! Hmm, can you tell I'm living vicariously through these two lovebirds?

Hope this made you smile! xoxo Abbey of Providence Classic

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