Monday, July 6, 2009

The Chinoiserie Wedding


These wonderful photos are from Bella Umbrella, a Seattle based shop with the world's largest selection of vintage and vintage style umbrellas for sale or rent. They ship worldwide. These beauties are from the early 1900s through the 1960s. I of course am especially enamored with the pagoda umbrellas and Asian parasols. These have been featured everywhere from Vogue, Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, and In Style Weddings. Critical for an outdoor wedding in a rainy city like Seattle, they add a chic, stylish, sophisticated, and Chinoiserie note to any wedding, rain or shine. The owner started the business after collecting seventy five vintage umbrellas for her wedding guests to carry at her own wedding in the event of showers. For a garden wedding, I would have my wedding party carry these instead of flowers. After the ceremony, they make a beautiful backdrop. I also love the idea of them suspended from the ceiling for decoration. This idea is cost effective, earth friendly, unique, and incredibly chic. Visit our post today on Style Redux for more stunning parasols and umbrellas.











18 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

What an absolutely beautiful and unique idea for a wedding accessory!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Welcome back. I love these.

Pigtown-Design said...

There was just a great photo in Sunday's NY Times of a wedding couple with an umbrella.

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-I saw it-they could have used one of these beautiful ones though-that was quite utilitarian.

Kitty said...

too fab. what an original post!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Thanks-Chinoiserie works everywhere!

FrenchBlue said...

I LOVE this post! So inspiring and light~ Thanks for sharing these images.
xox's
Janet

Style Redux 2 said...

Janet-So feminine, ethereal, and elegant.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Very inspiring. I love creative ideas like this.

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-This would be quite memorable.

Alicia said...

Whoa, stunned & heading to their site now. Thank you for blowing my mind.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alicia-Fabulous things.

KINHA said...

Hi!
I love those umbrellas,the post is fantastic.Thanks by stopping on my blog.Come again.
kisses

Style Redux 2 said...

Kinha-Thanks-I will!

fromtherightbank.com said...

Gorgeous! The groups of different colored ones are so pretty!

Style Redux 2 said...

From the Right Bank-They are a wonderful idea.

Sanity Fair said...

So fanciful. That striped one is a stunner.
There's just something about parasols - I remember playing with them as a little girl. They're perfect for something like a wedding, where so many childhood dreams are already coming out to play. The detail in the first picture is breathtaking.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-They do have a fairy tale quality to them.