Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Classic Bride's first contest! It was so much fun seeing everyone's boards and I must say, they were all wonderfully done! It was so hard to choose just one or two favorites but Emily really outdid herself! She sent in several beautiful boards and here are my two favorites she submitted:
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There is no denying the classic statements made in Emily's fabulous boards. If you take a good look at them, you'll see that each piece by itself is quite simple. Yet, when combined with all the other elements, a truly stunning event is created. I really do feel that is the essence of a classic wedding. Try not to overthink the details. Keep it simple and stick to tradition and you'll have a wedding that will still be timeless a hundred years from now.
Amy, of ABCD Design, submitted this board of her wedding and included some fun details:
"Our wedding venue was 'Classic Old New York.' The St. Regis Hotel has been home to the greats actors, actresses, artists, musicians (Ella Fitzgerald sang here most Saturday nights during her career!) of the 1920s-40s. The beauty of the space, gold accents, rich colors, and heavily decorated space in a Beaux Arts motif add to the traditional yet classic elegance of our wedding. For more on the history of the St. Regis, click here."
"The dress was by the 'designer of the moment' yet had a timeless look to it, traditional re-embroidered lace. It had a very traditional shape when you look at it from the front. I wore a chapel length veil. My make-up was inspired by Grace Kelly and other screen sirens of the 40s. The shoes and the back of the dress were the un-expected twist. They were unveiled as I reached the altar and stepped up on the stage. For more on Amy's wedding, make sure to check out this post on Brooklyn Bride.
And finally, here's Lindsay's board, which she calls "the right mix of classic, casual, and beautiful." Couldn't agree more.
I think all of these boards live up to my favorite definition of classic:
[class-ic], adjective: of enduring interest, quality, or style: a classic design.
Thanks again to all who took the time to participate! From comments alone, I always knew I had a creative and talented group of readers and this contest only reaffirmed that belief! I love how inspiring you all are and I love to be able to share your ideas and visions! It makes for such a great community. Cheers!