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Go Retro: Mod Details for the Vintage Bride

The spirit of the ’60s is alive in today’s wedding-day beauty, with high-volume hair, sultry-but sweet makeup, and vintage-inspired jewelry that strikes a modish mood.

(Above) Yellow-gold ball stud earrings, Marika yellow-gold flower cluster pendant and cabochon rose quartz and sapphire ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40234 long-sleeve beaded gown and cathedral veil from adorned Bridal

(Below) TARA Pearls moonstone bead necklace, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring, and cushion-cut prasiolite earrings from Borsheims. Wtoo by Watters “Savannah” off-the-shoulder lace gown and birdcage veil from adorned Bridal.


(Above) Kendra Scott “Malika” mother-of-pearl earrings and Doves emerald-cut blue topaz, diamond and onyx ring from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe A-line gown with flutter sleeve from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Freeform druzy quartz and diamond pendant and Marika “Honeycomb” yellow-gold and diamond ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40238 beaded and sequined gown from adorned Bridal.



(Above) Yellow-gold oval beveled hoop earrings and bracelet and Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring from Borsheims. Martin Thornburg by Mon Cheri “Angelina” beaded gown with scalloped cap sleeves from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Yellow-gold multi-hoop earrings, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold bangle bracelet, and “Artichoke” link yellow-gold bracelet from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe gown with beaded back detail from adorned Bridal.



Photos: Kaylie Sirek Photography
Styling: Sarah Baumann Rogers
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Hair: Rebecca Forsyth for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Makeup: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Hair + Makeup: Eric Burden for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Location: Graduate Lincoln
Talent: Lauren Speicher, Sasha Models
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Engagement Ring Trends at Borsheims

Before the vows and all those wows, start your forever story at Borsheims. Borsheims has been the Midwest’s engagement destination for over 100 years. One of the country’s largest independent jewelry stores, Borsheims delivers service and value that has been honed for over a century. As the leader in engagement rings, here are the trends we’re seeing in the marketplace today:

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Love the engagement ring trends featured in this post? Learn more about each of these trends below:

1. Classic Engagement Rings  //  2. Contemporary Engagement Rings  //  3. Vintage Engagement Rings  //  4. Borsheims Signature Diamonds


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Bride Blogger Casey | Orange Blossoms – A Vintage Wedding Tradition

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Throughout history, brides have typically worn some form of a headdress during their wedding ceremony. Now, most commonly, women opt for a traditional bridal veil to honor this custom. In years past (before traditional bridal veils became popular), flowers and herbs were chosen to wear in the hair of the bride. Heavily scented flowers and herbs were typically used because of their delightful fragrance. Country brides would form floral wreaths out of wildflowers. But as any Pinterest-junkie may already know, floral headpieces have made a comeback in bridal fashion – this all, of course, juxtaposes the crown jewels and glamorous tiaras worn historically by royals. Alas, we cannot all be Kate Middleton, despite the number of vibrantly blue wrap dresses hanging in our closets.

Now, where do orange blossoms come into the picture? Traditionally, orange blossoms are associated with good fortune. This was a notion shared between continents from China to Victorian England. Not only were orange blossoms used as floral wreaths, but brides also incorporated them in their bridal bouquets. Since orange blossoms are also an important component in making perfume, this also gave the bride a beautiful aroma for the duration of her wedding day.

Queen Victoria of England pioneered bridal fashion, as we picture it now, into the relatively modern age. Another important contribution Queen Victoria had on bridal fashion is the staple of a white or lace wedding gown. It’s so interesting and lovely that her wedding attire completely influenced what brides wear in much of the modern world.

By the 1900’s, America became enthralled with bridal orange blossoms. Although the style during the 1920’s included a veil (typically a Juliet-style veil), brides continued to tuck orange blossoms into the lace of their veils to carry on the age-old tradition of good fortune. Bridesmaids would also carry bouquets that included orange blossoms and groomsmen would wear orange blossom boutonnieres. As orange blossoms began to grow into an exquisite bridal folklore, the 1950’s ushered in an area of wax orange blossom replicas. Jackie Kennedy was just one of many 50’s brides who honored this tradition through the use of wax blossoms. Making them from wax allowed the blossoms to be more easily obtained due to the fact that northern climates did not allow citrus to flourish year-round.

I adore seeing orange blossoms pop up in contemporary wedding. It gives us a glimpse into the past and a chance to honor our heritage. Not to mention, orange blossoms are delightfully elegant!

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Enchanting Blooms

This inspiration board has us in a dream-like state of mind. The perfect balance of country-chic and soft romantic details, it has our hearts singing.

Images from left to right, top to bottom: rusticweddingchic, weddingchicks, greylikesweddings, oncewed, stylemepretty, oncewed, unknown, josevillablog