One of my favorite “vintage” wedding traditions is the going away suit – such a fun and classic throwback that adds a last surprise at the end of the night. It reminds me of old movies, Grace Kelly, soft wrist-length kid gloves… and as an added bonus, it will probably make your grandmother happy!
Here’s what Cotton Inc (of all places!?) had to say about this tradition:
“After the wedding, the newlyweds would disappear to change into the going-away attire. The bride then emerged, sneaking into the getaway car with her husband dressed in an appropriate style for travel on train or plane: a well-tailored skirt suit, stockings, a hat and pumps. “
Green apple green adds just the right pop to an otherwise classic black and white palette. Details I’m loving in this board include the centerpieces of apple “topiaries” piled on vintage glass and milk glass cake stands and the bride’s snappy heels. I could see this board translated into either a spring wedding – the green lends itself perfectly to that season, and the apples would be complemented nicely with fresh grass centerpieces – or a fall wedding, if you’re looking for something different than the usual brown, red, and orange scheme.
Mood: fun, fresh, classic Palette: green apple, black, and white