Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wedding Thursday: Inspired by Marilyn

Welcome to the second week of Wedding Thursday: Inspired By...! Last weeks Yoko Ono post was decidedly 60's mod, this week I took a step back with Marilyn Monroe at her 1956 wedding to Arthur Miller:
Marilyn was just so beautiful, and I love this photo of her. She looks so happy and I love how this really could be anyone's backyard wedding photo with dear Aunt Mildred (Trivia: I actually DO have an Aunt Mildred). Chris and I aren't planning an extravagant wedding, so this is the vibe I hope my pictures will have.
Dress: Posh Girl Vintage (sold), Shoes: Pin-Up Girl Clothing,
Vintage Clutch: Les Vintage, Hand-Made Fascinator: Velvet Owl

Marilyn's pin-up wedding style is still quite relevant today, so I chose to stick with a classic vintage dress, rather than a modern version. This damask print dress from Posh Girl Vintage is perfection. The shape of these shoes from Pin-Up Girl Clothing is right on target, but probably way more comfortable than a vintage pair. Plus, they could probably be dyed after the big day for more versatility. I think the need for accessories is low here, so instead of sparkly earrings, a vintage lucite clutch with rhinestones and a feathered fascinator with creme and white feathers ties it all together nicely.

Also, thank you to the readers who kindly pointed out that Yoko and John were married at the Rock of Gibraltar, not the White Cliffs of Dover, whoops!

17 comments:

amber said...

i just love this style! and that dress is fabulous, i can't wait to see what you decide on for your wedding :)

Linda said...

I love that your goal is to have a laid back vibe to your wedding.
PS. I had an Aunt Mildred, too.

The Auspicious Life

samantha. said...

that outfit is totally current looking! love the fascinator! want one for my wedding! or a big flower!!!!!

xo
sami

the morose bee said...

well... let's hope your marriage itself will be more successful lol.

archives said...

so perfect...i love her short veil!

My Ugly Garden said...

I have performed a lot of weddings over the years and the backyard celebrations are my favorite, hands down.

The look you chose here, is simple yet absolutely elegant, lovely.

chrystie said...

She does look really happy, that's a great photo. I love this look..i don't have a wedding to plan right now but I think I would go with this look, or a real flowy, but simple, grecian style. Can't wait to see how you design your wedding!!

xoxo
Chrystie
www.anchoringgemini.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

I loved that our wedding was pretty low key and I think the outfit you've styled here is perfection.

www.looselips-sinkships.com

Chalkdust and Boots said...

Sigh. I love that vintage dress: it's so beautiful!

MrJeffery said...

very classic looking.

novascotia32 said...

I just got married over the summer and wore a head piece by Velvet Owl. It was beautiful and I'm so happy I wore it even though it didn't match the colours of the wedding. Here are some photos if you are interested:
http://www.rdphotoblog.ca/?p=1579

Butterfly loves Snapdragons said...

I found those shoes when I was wedding shopping too!! I wanted them sooo badly-but I knew I couldn't handle wearing heels on the big day haha...:)

Brittany Havican said...

Aww, that is such an intimate wedding picture of Marilyn and Arthur. Can you imagine what she would be like today? Thanks for sharing this.

Brittany
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

Abbey said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! I'm really enjoying these wedding posts!

Two For Tea said...

I just got engaged yesterday!!! So I'm thinking weddings today and this was a delightful post to read :) I also want to balance comfort and elegance in my wedding...love Marilyn's vintage veil.

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com

MissNeira said...

I love her wedding style..tight fitting dress..white pumps..exactly what I want! and I agree with you on the wedding..something home-y, personal and small


xoxo
Miss Neira

Courtney said...

Love this idea! good wedding inspiration :)

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