About

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Diane + Hubby
Wedding Day 1996

About our Vintage Wedding Invitations. VintageWeddingInvitation.com began as an off-spring of my profession as a graphic designer and illustrator.  I am Diane and I have been creating commercial art for 20+ years. One day, a few years ago, I had a client request a vintage style invitation for her wedding. She was a swing dancer and avid fan of the Old Hollywood style of the 1930s and 1940s, and since I shared that same interest, the assignment was a joy. That same day I believe V-W-I was born.

Since this single design was created for this one person, I have grown this concept into a business with designs for wedding and showers that reflect the styles of the decades beginning in the 1900s and each decade through the 1960s. The collections continue to grow.

I have many years of experience working with museums, creating their advertising and promotions. I also happen to love swing dancing, big band music, antiques and old movies. All of these interests inform and inspire my work.

How it comes together: I begin with a pencil sketch on my drawing board. Many times I will resource some images from public domain sources or create vintage style collage art from copyright free materials. Some of the photographic solutions to the invites are created from photos that I shoot of my personal collection of vintage items. For example, my Mother’s pearl necklace and ring box from her engagement in 1944 (as seen in the 1940s Classic Vintage collection).  I design a collection based on the styles, fashions and music from a specific decade.

All of the imagery is created here in my studio. I then upload the images to a print on demand source called Zazzle. The images are designed in layers so that they can be customized to suit a clients personalization needs. I am assured that Zazzle will produce the highest quality printed invites and products with the most options for paper choice and custom options. Zazzle is the world leader in print on demand printing. They are deeply passionate about customization. When ordered, each product is made and shipped typically within 24 hours, and guaranteed you’ll love it or your money back.

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I am pleased to say that my main contributor to the blog is the maid of honor from my wedding day in 1996. Pam brings a breath of fresh air to the blog and we are happy to have her ideas and inspiration to share with all of the VWI Brides.

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We also have some other entertaining shops for you to explore:

retrogiftideas.com
Fun retro items that make groovy gifts and cards and invitations with a vintage vibe

thestudiographicdesign.com
My professional portfolio of commercial art, graphic design and illustration.

www.retrochristmascardcompany.com
Retro Christmas cards and invitations with visuals of Christmas memorabilia including Mid Century icons, vintage Christmas decorations, antiques, and images that make you say “I remember that”!

COPYRIGHT PROTECTED: All rights to the images on this site are VintageWeddingInvitation.com / Chameleon Studio Inc. copyright © protected. Please do not use them without permission. We take reuse and copying of our properties without permission very seriously, and will pursue unlicensed use of our artwork with legal action.

Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas!

Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas

Retro bridal shower invites representing the 1950s

We have so many fun Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas! Make your wedding shower truly unique by planning a bridal shower in a vintage theme. Begin by choosing an era, and then choose a vintage or retro invitation to set the tone for the fun that will follow!  There are many avenues to choose from; a traditional ladies’ get together, engagement party, bachelorette party, girls night out, Hen’s Party or couples shower.  Any pre-wedding party may be a themed affair, adding even more fun to the event. Retro and vintage shower invitations are a wonderful way to remove so much of the formality that gets attached to the wedding proceedings and allows your guests and the two of you have a bit of fun as well.

Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas

1940s Wedding Shower Telegram Invitations

If your wedding is formal you may wish to relax the atmosphere by choosing a retro theme for the pre-party events. On the same note, you may also wish to express your personality to your family and friends by theming all of the wedding events in vintage style throughout. Many of the vintage wedding invitation suites at our Vintage Wedding Invitation Shop have matching bridal shower invitations to coordinate every step of the way, and all of the eras have wedding shower invitations to coordinate with your decade of choice.

The VintageWeddingInvitation.com shop offers Wedding Shower Invitations and Wedding Invitation Suites in decade-by-decade themes. We start at the turn of the century in the 1900s and proceed through the art nouveau and art deco 1920s and Hollywood style 1930s, classic vintage 1940s, the fabulous 1950s and the mid-century modern 1960s.

Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas

1920s Art Deco Wedding Shower and Party Invites

This blog entry is the first in a series of Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas that will inspire and inform you of the fun details that will add to a Vintage Bridal Shower Party. I will go into depth over the coming weeks exploring each era and concept, sharing unique ideas for memorable events. Cheers!

Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas

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Vintage Bridal Shower Invitations

Lots of super fun Vintage Bridal Shower Invitations!  This image shows only a very few of our retro Bridal Shower, Wedding Shower and Couples Shower party Invitation designs with vintage flair and retro fun!  Decades of fun, fabulous, elegant and stunning designs to customize yourself. The VintageWeddingInvitation.com shop offers Wedding Shower Invitations and Wedding Invitation Suites in decade-by-decade themes.

Customize our Vintage Bridal Shower Invitations to suit your own event, be it an engagement party for the happy couple, a proper ladies Bridal Shower Day, A raucous Retro Housewife Bridal Shower or a Bachelorette party these invites will set the mood for a memorable and fun event!  Be sure to see the matching thank you notes and party favors!

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All of our wedding invitations are customizable. Click on the images below to go to the COLLECTIONS. By clicking the “CUSTOMIZE IT” button you will see the artwork divided up into layers that you can easily transfer to your own names and message. Be creative!
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Vintage Wedding Invitations and Bridal Shower Invitations

 

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It’s Only A Paper Moon…

Vintage Wedding Invitations will make your very special day even more memorable. Our Vintage Bridal shower invitations are designed to inspire extraordinary parties for the happy couple. We welcome you to a very romantic part of your life. We invite you to indulge in every aspect of the once in a lifetime celebration of your wedding.

Vintage wedding invitations are a unique and nostalgic way to announce your engagement and wedding date to your guests, and have them eagerly anticipating your event. Fall in love with a vintage style, Art Nouveau, or 1920s Art Deco to 1930s Retro Hollywood and Classic Vintage 1940s designs. How about the Fabulous 1950s, or a 1960s Vintage Vegas theme? Customize your invitations to the wedding of your dreams by visiting our shop and creating these wonderfully vintage inspired invitations yourself!

A perfect vintage themed wedding begins with Shower Invitations and Save The Date Cards, followed by Invitations, RSVP Cards, Directions Inserts, Thank You Cards, Address Labels and all the necessary (and maybe not so necessary) elements to cover all the details.

Just like our vintage wedding invitations Suites Collections, this website will grow everyday. Please check back with us often and email us if you need special customization or have a special project that we can help you with.

Cheers!