Dramatic & Moody Vintage-Inspired Wedding

People ask me all of the time what my favorite era for design is... Is it Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian? I love those in-between periods; the era just "before" Art Deco reached it's zenith, or just after the Victorians were at their most elaborate. I like the fluidity of one style merging into another. It's a subtle blends of styles that gets us out of the cliche and into the creative! When Rebecca and Ryan asked me to inject a little Art Deco style into my Art Nouveau Honeysuckle invitation design, I said, "let's give it a try!"


The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia served as the perfect backdrop for their wedding day. They based their wedding theme around a vintage and macabre style, with the decor inspired by the 2015 film, Crimson Peak. The over-flowing florals were gushing out of book shelves, card catalogues and over the fireplace mantel. The details are moody, elegant and lovely. Check out the gallery to see a few of the details.



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Dark and moody wedding details by Rebecca Renner via Darpino Photo


Photographer: Rebecca Renner via Darpino Photo | Venue: The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia | Florals: Courtney Di Trolio of Winsome Floral | Catering: Catering by Design | Bride’s Gown: Maggie Sottero from Kleinfeld | Hair: Stevie Rosalie | Makeup: Rebecca Raley | Groom’s Attire: Custom 1930s suit from SJC London | Engagement Ring & Art Deco Band: Emily Gill | Wedding Bands: Margaret Cross | Entertainment: DJ Joe Bene | Cake: Whipped Bakeshop | Invitations: Gilded Swan Paperie | Officiant: Michael Barth | Vintage Rentals: Lovebirds Vintage Rentals | Balloon Installation: Florescio Events


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