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The Modern Hepburn


From the effortlessly chic Audrey Hepburn to the playful and girly baby doll style of Betty Page, the vintage styling of the 30's and 40's can be expertly curated into glamorous celebration that will have your guests swooning over the details.

This period is well know for it's ionic and timeless fashion, so starting with or having your wedding dress and attire be the center point of the design works well.  So what is the style of Audrey Hepburn?  First, it's the mid length A-line skirt with a bit of stuffing underneath. It's high waisted tops and boat neck bodices that are a perfect example of this timeless elegance. Audrey's ultra feminine color palette would be a combination of pink, blush and nude hues.

If you want to be truly Hepburn-esque on your wedding day, then take a moment and get to know your accessories! Pearls: they are gorgeous, glossy and yet ever so traditional. They are a perfect way to incorporate heirloom jewelry from relatives. Long, white gloves can adorn the ensemble as well, which look fabulously vintage with pearl bracelets! You cant forget about the hair: the ever in-style Betty Page fringe pair well with this look as does a high, tight, polished bun a la Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although Ms. Hepburn always donned a more practical shoe style for the era, try a more traditional T-strap or an adorable pair of open toed pumps for your bridal ensemble.

Extend this theme into your table settings to include gold rimmed glassware, flatware and beautiful, classic, and traditional tableware. Bring on the class with your flowers--simple centerpieces of blush garden roses like David Austen "Charity", or "Quicksand" Ecuadorian roses are a few of many beautiful, simple flowers to create a stunning, lush environment that Audrey would have swooned over. Nothing says vintage Hollywood Glam like black and white stripes with touches of gold and sparkle, so let your inner-Audrey or Betty run wild.  Whether it is a striped linen, or a gold linen with a striped napkin with gold votives, don't be afraid to really go there.

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