Retro Back to School Elopement Inspiration

August 21, 2014

Grab your letterman's jacket, put a nickel in that jukebox, and get ready for the sweetest back-to-school elopement ever!

Dreamed up by vendor fam Antonia Christianson Events, this stylized elopement wedding inspiration is totally hip with gorgeous floral styling by Isha Foss Events, a chalkboard-lovin' cake by Cake Delights, fun retro makeup by Dhalia Edwards and hair by Elle Madison Salon, and a beautiful tea-length bridal dress from Ava Clara Bridal... all captured by Christina Lee Photography!

Antonia loved the idea of a back-to-school shoot but did not necessarily want a school classroom, so each wedding pro incorporated the traditional use of vibrant reds and apples to fit the school theme and took it back to the 1950's. And since all great shoots have a storyline, this adorable couple's is rooted in a love story between a cool cat wrestling coach and a sweet elementary school teacher and their elopement with their own furry friend in her own set of pearls!

From the desk, books, the "cootie catcher" proposal, the vintage library card drawers, the newly Mrs. embroidered red cardigan, to the lyrics of Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," this shoot is super swell!

Antonia Christianson Events and Dhalia Edwards are local wedding champs
in the Tidewater and Tulle Vendor Fam.

Photography: Christina Lee Photography // Event Coordination and Styling: Antonia Christianson Events // Floral Design and Concept Styling: Isha Foss Events // Makeup: Dhalia Edwards // Hair: Elissa Johnson at Elle Madison Salon // Cake and Mini Cupcakes: Cake Delights // Stationery: RSVP Stationery // Plaid Bowtie: Bows 'N Ties // Bridal Gown: Ava Clara Bridal // Chairs: Vintage I Do // Models: Samantha & Nick