A Luxe / Art Deco Wedding Theme

The 1920s was an incredible, vibrant era full of exuberance so it’s easy to see why brides and grooms have fallen in love with a luxury Art-Deco wedding theme. Because of this prosperous time, social customs and fashion became much more relaxed, with a revolution introducing the flapper dress and wonderfully extravagant headpieces. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you create this glamorous wedding theme…

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Firstly, lets take a look at the fashion of the Art-Deco era. Bridal fashion in the 1920s was full of extravagant detail – embellishments and sequins were used in abundance and fringing was a must-have. This wonderful era was ultra glamorous so luxury outfits and accessories were highly sought after. Fashion became a statement, and brides reflected that through plunging necklines and rising hemlines. Even now, Great Gatsby-styled bridal gowns and accessories are still hugely popular! Exquisite pearl beading on gowns with fitted silhouettes or dropped waists will look opulent, and you’ll definitely wow your partner. T-bar shoes adorned with glitzy detail will look beautiful – especially if you’re wearing a shorter gown so you can show them off. Sparkling headbands, vintage hair-combs and dramatic earrings are perfect if you’re planning a luxurious, Art-Deco wedding. You can never have too much glitz and glamour when it comes to this theme!

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Bridesmaids can pull off this look extremely easily – shimmering gowns with sequins are a modern take on The Great Gatsby style, and they’ll really complement your bridal look too. Grooms can incorporate this fabulous theme into their wedding attire with waistcoats and bow-ties that were a staple in the 1920s, and they’ll definitely add a touch of luxe to their style.

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For your bouquet, rich colours such as plum and wine red will look absolutely divine. Add a few Ostrich feathers for a Gatsby-esque look, and match with your maids and hubby’s buttonhole for a completely coordinated aisle style.

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Black and gold is a wonderfully decadent colour scheme for an Art-Deco wedding theme, however you can create any colour combination you prefer – be sure to add metallic accents across your theme to create a glamourous vintage feel.  Set the tone of your day with Art-Deco inspired stationery. Feathered centerpieces are relatively purse-friendly and effectively create a vintage tone to your day. Why not consider draping beads across your chairs rather than traditional chair covers?

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Champagne towers and fancy cocktails are a definite must-have, as they were both a classic element of the 1920s era – we’re talking martinis and whiskey based drinks! Vintage gramophones and typewriters will create a wonderfully antique vibe, and your guests will feel like they’ve taken a step into a bygone era. You’ll be able to find a lot of wedding reception décor in antique shops, including weathered books, decanters, vintage suitcases and birdcages. A beautifully crafted wedding cake decorated black and gold icing will look magnificent standing tall.

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Art Deco Wedding Invites by Anon Design

The Roaring Twenties were completely dazzling, exciting and impossible to ignore! This lavish theme is perfect for a glamorous couple who want to create a nod to this charming time period.

 

 


A Rural Dartmoor Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot

Our Under the Stars wedding collection was lucky enough to be picked by the very talented Margo R Photography for a recent boho styled shoot located on Dartmoor. We are so in love with the shades of purple florals mixed with the autumnal colours of Dartmoor and that dress!!  See the full feature from this shoot at The Bespoke Bride Guide.

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A simply beautiful playsuit created by the talented Ailsa Munro

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Under the Stars Wedding Invite Collection

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Stunning detail from Ailsa Munro

Boho Dartmoor Wedding Styled Shoot

Photography by Margo R Photography

Boho Dartmoor Styled Shoot by Margo R Photography

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Photography – Margo R Photography
Dressmaker – Ailsa Munro
Stationery – Anon Design

 

 


Summer and Destination Wedding Inspiration

 

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There’s nothing better than a wonderful Summer wedding – especially if you’re lucky enough to tie the knot abroad. Unsurprisingly, Summer is the most popular time of the year to say ‘I do’ and we can certainly see why: gloriously warm weather, hazy sunshine and blue skies – what more could any couple want on their special day? From pretty flower crowns to wedding cocktails, take a look at our Summer wedding inspiration…

One of the best things about a Summer or destination wedding is the fact that almost any colour scheme works. We love the idea of fresh mint shades and soft peach tones to create a colour combination that is guaranteed to wow! Give your guests a glimpse of what is to come by setting the theme with your wedding stationery. Our Midsummer range is a gorgeous mix of coral and mint with delicate floral detailing. The script typography adds a subtle touch of elegance whilst still maintaining a lovely Summer style. Your invitations are the first look of your wedding your guests will get, so you want to be sure it’s perfect. Follow your stationery through to your table plans and menu for a completely coordinated look.

A Summer soiree means you’re completely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your wedding bouquet. Peonies are beautiful blooms for bouquets – team with daisies, carnations or sweet-peas to complete. Succulents are also making an appearance on the wedding scene, and these unusual posies look stunning if you want an elegant, natural looking bouquet. Speaking of posies, flower crowns have become a phenomenon in the wedding world, and they are a wonderful alternative to the traditional tiara. Adding pretty flowers to your hairstyle will create a relaxed, bohemian style and is perfect if you’re getting married abroad.

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Colourful lanterns, paper garlands and pom-poms are the new ‘bunting’ for 2016. This hot trend is a fabulous way to decorate your venue and is also relatively purse-friendly. If you’re tying the knot outside, why not consider hanging pretty paper lanterns on trees – these will look lovely in your wedding photographs too. Ribbons are also a super versatile trend for your wedding décor, as they make a great chair cover alternative! Alternatively, you could drape them across the ceiling and walls of your venue for a colourful look. This is also a great way to build upon your wedding colour scheme.

Wedding cocktails are a must-have for any Summer or destination wedding. Your guests will adore treating themselves to a fun cocktail and it’ll also help them to cool down in the scorching heat. Why not create a cocktail bar of you and your partner’s favourite flavours for something extra personal?

Your maids will look delightful in mix and match dresses that fit in with your colour scheme. If you’re getting wed abroad, make sure your girls are comfortable in their dresses and that they won’t get too hot. Shorter dresses with a light material will help keep your bridesmaids feeling cool whilst still looking ultra classy. A linen or cream suit is the ultimate destination wedding outfit for your man – match his buttonhole with your bouquet and voila!

You can get seriously creative with a Summer wedding, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and styling ideas. We hope you’re feeling inspired, time to get planning!


Recap Chosen Wedding Collective : The Hub 2

The Chosen Wedding Collective Hub 2 London 2015

Well at the end of November, we finally managed to get ourselves a bit further afield than our usual wet and windy surroundings of Plymouth when we attended the Chosen Wedding Collective Hub 2 event. This was such a lovely and inspiring day for wedding professionals, entrepreneurs (mumpreneurs!) and the likes, all from various aspects of the wedding industry – photographers, stationers, planners and event stylists (apologies if we’ve missed someone off the list!).

We met some lovely fellow wedding industry professionals and funnily enough managed to have a lovely chat with other Devon based businesses (Liberty Pearl, The Wedding Hub, Flourish, Knots & Kisses) who also attended the event. Who knew travelling on the same train for a few hundred miles to the same event would bring us all together so well.

With brilliant speakers (@TheCandidApple, @CatHepple, @thisisfpa, @BoBoutiqueAmy, @KateCullenStyle, @MaddyRedPen), who gave such great and thoughtful insight into their ways of working, how they started and how they succeeded. On the loooong train journey home, we sleepily discussed how we felt about the day and which could be summed up with these final thoughts:-

  • Be kind – to yourself and to your customers
  • Make the every experience of working with Anon beautiful for everyone
  • Be mindful of how we work, who we work with and ourselves
  • Why why and why – keep stripping back to the core your decision making process

As creatives we totally recommend anyone also looking for inspiration in this crazy wedding world to take a look at attending the next Chosen Wedding Collective event. Also another great area to chat to likeminded people is their Facebook group. Kiki has done a wonderful job with these events as well as the wedding shows in Bristol (again which we were lucky to attend in October to showcase our work) and we were so pleased to be able to work with her to create some beautiful bespoke designs for her lanyards and tickets.

 

Love Lyndsey and Erica x

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Peaceful Paisley Wedding Invites

Peaceful Paisley Invitations

We are massive lovers of a paisley design here at Anon, and a classic paisley illustration is the focal point of our Peaceful Paisley range. Combined with whimsical flowing type, we’ve created a timeless invite design. Its shown here in our bold yet understated black and white colour theme, but we think this design could also rock a really strong colour scheme – think bright traditional Indian textiles! Or fancy a bit of glamour? A strong flat background colour, combined with hot foil design and type, would be such a good look to bring this classic illustration to life.

This range would suit a myriad of occasions. Keep it simple for a classic traditional wedding – we think it almost has a literary feeling to it, for any book lovers out there! Or brighten it up with colours tailored to suit your theme, and tie in the paisley pattern throughout your wedding textiles and even your cake!

We’re surrounded by inspiration for this pattern, it’s big in textiles and footwear at the moment and we can’t get enough of it. This summery weather is perfect for a flowing paisley maxi dress. And one day we’ll get our hands on a pair of Paisley Vans! Hint hint Mr Anon!

Check out the full Peaceful Paisley inspiration board on Pinterest.

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