(Image from Meta & Ian’s Funky Red & White Wedding With Retro Flair, photo by Portrait Design by Shanti)
Confession: I’ve never been a fan of stilettos. I’ve rocked the kitten heel in formal events including my wedding but I just. cannot. wear narrow 4-inch heels. Which is why the emergence of stacked and chunky heeled shoes, thanks to the rise of retro style, is pretty much a godsend to stiletto-scared women like myself. Now there is an option to look stylish and, well, relatively statuesque without fear of tripping or toppling over. Even if you’re not averse to stilettos, you will love the added balance support provided by stacked heels — especially you busy-bee brides who’ll be doing a lot of walking around greeting guests at your celebration.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorite retro-style chunky heeled shoes that you can wear at — and definitely beyond — your wedding. Aren’t they cute? These would look fabulous with tea-length or high-low bridal dresses and circle skirts.
Click on each shoe for a closer look.
Are you going to wear chunky, stacked heels at your wedding? I would love to know!
It’s about time I updated you on what’s new at the shop, and trust me, there are a lot of exciting new stuff and I’m delighted to present them to you today.
1. Custom Jelly Belly Candy Tins (yes, candy included), Favor Tags, and Address Labels
We now (finally) offer the above mentioned in our store and the designs go with our existing invitation sets, allowing you access to a complete collection in an instant. When you click on the links, replace the names and date with your own on the text fields provided to preview how they’ll look. Here are a few samples:
(See all customizable candy tins or view them by invite design collection)
(See all favor tags or view them by invite design collection)
Owl & Pussycat (Purple) Wedding Address Labels
(See all address labels or view them by invite design collection)
2. Poptastic Bride x Envelopments
Zazzle has teamed up with Envelopments which means you can now purchase their lovely envelope folders to go with Poptastic Bride’s funky wedding invites. Keep your 5×7 invites, RSVP cards , maps, and any other insert you might want us to customize organized in style. 10 unique color options are available.
Not a shop update but I just wanted to inform you of…
3. The revised blog schedule
As I mentioned yesterday, I missed posting here after my short break but to be honest, there’s just too much going on IRL so it seems I can’t focus all my energies on blogging anymore… That doesn’t mean I’m quitting though, I love this “job” so much to give it up so I’m just giving myself a few days off. Starting today, please expect to see a maximum of three real wedding / e-session / styled shoot feature posts a week (so do keep sending me those awesome non-cookie-cutter weddings because they will make their way here). The two remaining days will now be reserved for updates, printables and freebies, and other post ideas (if any) that may come up now that I’ll have a little more free time.
On that note, please allow me to thank you dear friends for your continued readership. Do come back tomorrow for a cute and playful e-session in a rustic setting.
An original illustration of a couple of lovey-dovey owls are the stars of our latest wedding invitation suite, Lovebird Owls. Our groom owl looks dapper in a fedora and bow tie while pretty bride owl has on a flower garland headdress — I know, so twee! A repeating retro-style flower pattern adorns the back of the invites for a bit of Bohemian flair.
I’ve been drawing a lot of owls and flowers for another project lately so I suddenly felt compelled to make these well-dressed lovebirds. What do you think? Incidentally I can customize the colors of this invite set to suit your motif, just shoot me a note via the contact form.
Matching Save the Dates, RSVP cards, postage, stickers, labels, table numbers, thank you cards, and other paraphernalia are also available. Please visit the shop to see the rest of the Lovebird Owls Wedding Invitation Set.
Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to make a freebie as I’ve been busy working on the new look of our online t-shirt store Poptastic Tees (have you been to it yet? Feel free to have a look around.) but I promise to make it up to you next week. Ciao for now!
It’s time for another roundup and today I’m sharing some alternative bridal transportation ideas from our previously featured Poptastic Bride weddings. The mood and tone of your wedding + the location of your ceremony and reception venues play a major part in deciding what transportation to choose so some of these may be irrelevant to you… Nevertheless I’m sharing them all so you can see the different non-limo ways you can get from point A to point B!
1. BICYCLES are a practical, fun, and not to mention green way to get from one place to another. It’s perfect for informal celebrations where the reception venue is quite close to the ceremony
Jessica & Jeff’s Multicultural Commitment Ceremony Celebration, photo by Debra Gulbas Photography
2. A PEDICAB. Another inexpensive, green, and quite quirky way to arrive at your reception venue in style.
Jax & Michael’s Eclectic Bring-Your-Own-Awesome Wedding, photo by Harper Point Photography
Kelly & John’s Urban-Cool Architectural Wedding, photo by Carolyn Scott Photography
3. CANOES or SAILBOATS. If you’re having a lakeside or beachside ceremony, a leisurely boat ride is a lovelyway to get to places.
Rene and Adam’s sweet, picture-perfect lakeside wedding, photo by Sikora Photography
4. A PICKUP TRUCK. Why pay for costly transportation services when you can ride in the back of a familiar truck (and get awesome photo opportunities like this!)
Stephanie & Ryan’s Fun and No-Frills Summer BBQ Wedding, photos by Chris Cudney Photography
Here’s another wedding that used a pickup (the groom’s, actually) to transport their bridal entourage around:
Rachel & Mitchell’s Laid-Back Wedding with an Urban Edge, photo by Red Bird Hills Photography
5. A WAGON. If you’re getting married in a farm, why not use what’s available. Wagons, spiffied up, make charmingly rustic getaway “cars”.
Lauren & Parker’s Bright and Happy DIY Farmer’s Market Wedding, photo by Katie Snyder Photography
6. A GOLF CART. The solution for moving around in garden weddings and receptions in sprawling areas.
Jennifer & Doug’s DIY “Key” Themed Wedding, photos by Misty Minna Photography
7. MOTORCYCLES. Just as practical as the bicycle but a notch edgier, motorbikes are perfect for couples who want to stay true to their non-conformist rock and roll personalities.
Tara & Matt’s Vintage Chic Americana Wedding (Part 1), photo by Chloe Moore Photography
Another fun wedding that used a motorbike as a getaway vehicle:
Clara & Sam’s 5-Day Wedding and Camping Weekend (Part 2), photo by Photokino.at
8. VINTAGE CARS. If you own one — or if there’s somebody you can borrow one from — you can drive your way to the reception in totally hip fashion.
Kelsey & Kyle’s Bright, Bold & Cheery Temecula Winery Wedding (Part 1), photos by True Photography
9. BUSES or CAMPERVANS. Another great, retro, and quite trendy way to transport you and your spouse and even your bridal party around.
Cassie & Adam’s DIY Historic Pensacola Museum Wedding with Retro Flair, photo by Aislinn Kate Photography
10. A HORSE. Assuming you know how to mount and ride one, arriving at your reception via horseback lends a fairytale-like air to the celebration.
Brandy & Robert’s Falling Waters Lodge Wedding, photo by Cariad Photography
11. A CARDBOARD CAR. Having your ceremony and reception in the same place? Make a quirky cardboard car for your getaway car photo opportunity needs.
Joanne & Drew’s Playful and Artistic Ravinia Wedding, photos by JWiley Photography
12. YOUR FEET. All that planning stressed you out so take some sweet time after the ceremony to WALK with your loved one all the way to your reception venue.
Mel & Evan’s Sweet New York City Elopement, photo by JBM Wedding Photography
Another option is to DANCE your way to the reception area. It totally makes a fabulous entrance, as you can see below.
Liz & Philip’s Funky, Cool, and Yellow CAM Raleigh Wedding, photos by Blest Photography
Do you have any other ideas for limo alternatives / inexpensive wedding transportation? Feel free to leave a comment below!
I know many of you are having Art Deco-inspired weddings given the popularity of modern vintage wedding themes and of course the re-emergence of all things Great Gatsby… so I whipped up this simple and elegant art deco-esque invitation set. The fresh mint, gold, and chocolate color scheme gives it a contemporary twist, don’t you think?
The front and back of the invitation (click through for a bigger view):
Matching Save the Date, RSVP, table number cards, postage, envelopes, labels and seals are also available and as always, you can personalize the details in a matter of minutes from the comforts of your home. (If you need the design in a different color scheme, just shoot me an e-mail.)
* View the entire Modern Vintage Art Deco Wedding Invitation Set *
Wait, there’s more. I also made printable art deco Mr. and Mrs. Signs, free for your taking of course!
You likey? Get them from the freebies section!