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Who doesn’t love a great vintage inspired wedding? Add a little modern flair and some bold patterned designs and voila … Modern Antiquity is born.  More and more often, we’ve been asked to compliment a bride’s soft and romantic vintage style with her groom’s bold and modern approach to their wedding design.  This styled shoot aimed to marry (pun intended) these two styles together and the result was simply stunning!

The Loading Dock in Stamford, Ct served as the perfect location to bring this style together.  For our ceremony space, we accentuated yet softened the beautiful exposed brick with some drapery provided by Shindig Lighting.  To help bring a bit of modern flair to the space, we replaced traditional ceremony chairs with tufted leather lounge furniture (also provided by Shindig Lighting) that we accented with mismatched jeweled and patterned pillows provided by Nuage Designs.  Rounding out our ceremony design were custom programs created by Social Alchemy that incorporated a clean and crisp layout complimented with a bold chain accent carried throughout the paper story for the day. 

How amazing is this invitation suite designed by Social Alchemy?!?  

This escort card display is seriously one of my favorites!  Who doesn't love a faux deer head with painted metallic gold antlers? Escort cards were created by Social Alchemy and the custom black and white striped drapery was created by the William Parkinson Events team.  

ur friends over at Lovely Cakes went above and beyond the call of duty and provided us with some delicious treats for our dessert table.  The highlight of our dessert display were three cakes; two of which individually represent our modern and vintage inspiration, and a third which ties the two themes together through its bold use of color and mix matched damask and striped pattern. 

ur tablescape originated with the incredibly unique and super modern bubble legged reception table provided by Luxe Event Rentals.  We incorporated some bold color contrast by using bright gold chargers lined with teal rimmed china provided by Borrowed, A Vintage Inspired Company.  Our centerpiece design consisted of several smaller floral arrangements created by Flowers & Flowers that were complimented with antique candleholders.  This combination helped soften the otherwise modern design a created a soft and romantic reception table for our bride and groom to enjoy. 

Our beautiful bride wore Monique Lhullier styled by The Plumed Serpent with Hair + Make Up from the dynamic duo Catie + Amy! 

I hope you enjoyed our Modern Antiquity inspired editorial shoot!  

Happy Planning!

- William


Concept + Design: William Parkinson Events 

Photography: Athena Blude Photography

Venue: The Loading Dock 

Draping, Lighting, and Lounge Furniture: Shindig Lighting 

Bridal Fashion: The Plumed Serpent  

Hair + Make Up: Catie + Amy

China: Borrowed, A Vintage Inspired Company

Floral Design: Flowers & Flowers 

Dessert Display: Lovely Cakes 

Stationery Design: Social Alchemy 

Table + Chair Rental: Luxe Event Rentals

Linens: Nuage Designs