(Closed) Vintage e-pic ideas!

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Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the glass bottle of Coca Cola idea! Or an old ice cream shop would be cute, sharing an ice cream sundae? I’ve seen cute ones where the couple is holding big balloons too. Are there any fairs going on near you with old-timey rides?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fiance is a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy as well. He wanted to wear pants and a dress shirt. I wanted him to look a little more vintage for the photos, you know what I mean? So he wore a modern fit lavender dress shirt he already owned that he bought at Express for around $30. He also picked up a pair of grey pants from The Gap. They are a slim cut without being skinny pants. He is not a skinny guy, so he cannot pull off skinny pants. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We got a thin purple tie on clearance for $5 at The Gap as well. Finally, we picked up some black suspenders at H&M for $9 and he wore black shoes he’s owned for ages.

Below are some pics highlighting FI’s wardrobe choices for that portion of the shoot. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 

First, of all I love your ideas! Maybe cause great minds think alike! I am doing the same kind of pictures (vintage picnic) for our engagement. I love using props and they make some great pictures. Lucky for us my grandmother saved newspapers and we have one with the headline “Man walks on the moon”.  I thought it would be cute for us to look like we are reading it. Also, if you have a record player, records or old camera that would be cool to use. Go check out your local thrift stores I am sure you will be able to find lots of things.

A great place on etsy you may want to try for your outfit is http://www.etsy.com/people/BellesWhistlesThrift?ref=ls_profile

For his white tee jeans loafers, or dress pants, white button up shirt, and suspenders

Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, you may want to browse Boden USA to check out some pants options for your guy. Free shipping, free returns. If he is not a shopper, you can have a number of pants delivered to your home where he can try them on. Then you can return (in the same box) whatever he doesn’t like for free. They have jeans options that are nice, dressy looking jeans without looking like frumpy jeans. It might be the best of both worlds for you.

We wore jeans in the second set of our pictures. Fiance got his jeans at Macy’s. They are Lucky Brand and they were on sale (one day sales at Macy’s totally rock!) for $45. I believe that’s 1/2 price. I think they looked nice and were casual without looking frumpy. Pictures below. I hope this helps your Fiance to get on board.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

OMG! I love your pictures!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@gholmes2b: Thank you! I also love your ideas for props. ๐Ÿ™‚ I may be biased but whatever. Hehe.

A great place to shop for props besides flea markets, believe it or not, is TJ Maxx/Marshall’s/Home Goods. I got the white dresser with drawers there for $35. I will re-use it in the wedding to hold programs at our ceremony spot. Flowers make a great prop for a punch of color. Other items were random things we had lying around as well as flea market finds. The blanket was sewn by my future Mother-In-Law.

gholmes, I love the newspaper idea! I think that will be amazingly cute. What a unique idea, and very authentic if you are going for an old timey feel.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@canadianbacon:

Thank you so much! I could not believe I was able to talk him in to doing it. He is like ok whatever you want to do. I just love vintage photos! Also, thanks for the ideas.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Nicoley1985: Just remember that you can get *anything* tailored to fit. Just like a wedding dress, fit the largest part of his body and anything else can be taken in. Perhaps he needs a pair of pants that is roomy in the leg and seat. You can always get the waist tapered and taken in. You can even make higher rise pants into a lower rise pant. I wouldn’t worry too much about the fit because for about $20, you can make those pants fit however you want!

Fiance will look great no matter what. I hope you get the results you’re going for.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ahhh, I wish I had my pics for you.  We did them a couple of weeks ago, but won’t receive them for a couple months.  We did 3 outfit changes, but we had a longer day.  For our vintage pics, we did them in front of an old firehouse (same one as the link below) in the city that was REALLY cool.  I wore a cool semi-vintage outfit… it had the shape of vintage and I brought a little cute purse and tied a little scarf on it (accessories are great props in general).  Also, bring some red lipstick and you can really punch it up quickly.  I also pulled a little of my hair back on one side and put in a red flower.  My Fiance wore his fire jacket, it was such a cool shoot.

I’ve seen a couple sharing a bottle of “Crush” (so cute!).  Here is our vintage engagement that inspired us, perhaps this will help:

Shaun + Julia’s Chicago Vintage Engagement Photo Session

You can use it for ideas for your FI’s outfit, too.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We wanted a vintage feel without being a specific period

we shared the coke bottle with the cute straws ๐Ÿ™‚

I would try and keep it to two locations in two hours if you get rushed it will show in the pictures and you will need travel time and wardrobe changing time

Here are a couple of our Vintage-y pics not from any era but yeah 1920’s-1960’s inspired

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Nicoley1985: love the polka dotty one! if you had red heels and a red belt it would look fantastic. i had a dress that i did something simmilar with the i  bought at torrid. it looks very retro and classy! dont forget the red lipstick!

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