Vintage Damask Ombre Bridal Portrait

May 29, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Other Wedding Goods

Damask Ombre Vintage Bride by Hand-Painted WeddingsI painted this bridal portrait of a vintage bride to coordinate with the Damask wedding invitation.

Her short, puffy dress with modest sleeves is inspired by the dresses of the 1950s, when damask was all the rage. I also made sure she was stylish with the times by wearing a vintage Juliet veil that ended around the waist along with her dainty white gloves.

This bride’s fiery red hair and pouted lips leave you wondering what this bride is thinking as she glances over her shoulder for the bridal portrait. This bride feels very Mad Men inspired with how fashionable and yet modest she is on her wedding day.

I love painting these bridal portraits, and would love to do more of them, so if this keepsake strikes your fancy, contact me for more information. Please note that I would work from a photograph.

Damask Ombre Vintage Bride bridal illustration portrait painted by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Vintage Purple Feather Bride Portrait

May 15, 2015By AllisonCommissioned Watercolors

Vintage Purple Feather Bride painted by Hand-Painted Weddings

A special Friday treat for you…a bridal portrait illustration fitting for a purple, vintage wedding. This bridal illustration is inspired by the Vintage Purple Feather Invitation in the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop.

This pursed lips bride is all about the accessories, while wearing a simple (and comfortable) drop waist wedding dress. I was definitely inspired by Daisy from Great Gatsby with this illustration, I have to admit. I just love the blonde bob haircut along with the large, pink hair fascinator, which matches the bride’s belt and shoes peeping out from under her dress.

I think a vintage wedding is a lot of fun! There are loads of inspiration in doing an era themed wedding. And let’s admit it, there is something surreal about your wedding day, so why not conjure up another decade for your theme and be playful. One of the things I like to encourage brides to remember for their wedding is lightness. It is so easy to get bogged down with all the heavy decisions along the wedding planning process, so I try to remind couples that it is a celebration and a bit of whimsy is sometimes just the thing to get the focus back on the most important aspect of the wedding…joy.

Have a beautiful weekend everybody!

Vintage Purple Feather Bride painted by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Vintage Purple Feather Inspiration

May 14, 2015By AllisonInspired by

Vintage Purple Feather Wedding inspiration board curated by Hand-Painted Weddings Vintage Purple Feather Wedding inspiration board curated by Hand-Painted Weddings Vintage Purple Feather Wedding inspiration board curated by Hand-Painted Weddings Vintage Purple Feather Wedding inspiration board curated by Hand-Painted WeddingsI’m excited to share with you this pretty, soft purple wedding inspiration board with touches of vintage glamour inspired by the Vintage Purple Feather Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.

What is so unique about this inspiration board is its soft take on the vintage Art Deco theme. Oftentimes this vintage wedding theme’s sister theme, “the Great Gatsby wedding” is full of high contrasted white and black combinations with geometric Art Deco patterns and strong edges. This inspiration is very different than that aesthetic. It is feminine and whimsical and flows with the grace inspired by the delicate ostrich feathers. A neutral palette along with a heavy amount of lilac or lavender details also set this vintage wedding inspiration apart. I love how the wisteria (photo top right) and the purple feathers work together in this wedding inspiration board.

Soft feathers are so easy to intermingle into the design elements of your wedding. They look lovely in hair fascinators, as accents in a belt or band, and as accents on a small purse or clutch. They bring a unique touch to centerpieces and bouquets amongst flowers as well as a cake topper.

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Purple Feather Invitation is now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation shop.

Vintage Purple Feather Invitation

May 13, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Vintage Purple Feather Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsInspired by the elegance and glamour of the 1920s era, this vintage purple feather invitation features soft lilac ostrich feathers in the background. The typography in this invitation set is inspired by the Art Deco era.

I’m excited to offer this glamorous watercolor wedding invitation in the Hand-Painted Weddings shop. I think the Great Gatsby wedding trend is timeless, and maybe not as popular as it was when the Leo film was launched, but I think that is a good thing (because you’ll be more unique if you go with this theme for your wedding). Ostrich feathers are dreamy and dramatic. Purple is also still such a popular wedding color, and I love how the feathers are portrayed in the watercolor with their graceful brush strokes.

Throughout the remainder of the week, I will be sharing with you an inspiration board for a vintage 1920s wedding theme, as well as a special bridal portrait inspired by the Vintage Purple Feather Invitation.

Vintage Purple Feather Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.