Mid-Century Modern Art Wedding Inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

Today’s inspirational shoot is inspired by the mid-century modern artist Mary Blair. Mary Blair is an American artist who designed the “It’s a Small World” ride for Walt Disney. Here geometric shapes meet just the right touch of whimsy in a palette of whites, golds, and blush that would even make Jonathan Adler swoon. This wedding shoot is geared toward a playful couple who love the art, architecture and fashion of the mid-twentieth century, but want to interpret those forms in a light and playful way. LOVE this idea and big thanks to The Bee and The Bobbin for dreaming up this idea (and creating the pretty florals!) and to Sarah Layne Photography for the photos.

its a small world wedding laser cut wedding invites

billy ball bouquet with white flowers

tea length wedding dress

white pink yellow bouqet

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

rock candy escort cards

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world wedding inspiration

its a small world dessert bar

its a small world wedding cake

its a small world dessert bar

its a small world wedding inspiration

Thanks so much to all these creative artists for sharing such a fun interpretation with us today!

concept + florals: The Bee and The Bobbin // photography: Sarah Layne Photography // styling: The Bee and The Bobbin + Pow Wow // rentals: Pow Wow // venue: Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa // cake: Hey There, Cupcake! // paper goods, clutch, napkin rings, placemats: Lucky to be in Love // backdrop: Arboriform  // hair + makeup: Dezi V // bride’s attire: Lovey by Isha


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  1. What beautiful detail shots… Thanks for brightening up the day.

  2. Had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Layne last week. She is an ultra cool chick who knows her stuff! Lovely photo shoot. <3 the styling.

  3. LOVE everything about this. Thank you for your neverending concepts and stellar eye.

  4. Love the playfulness of this shoot and the styling is to die for.

  5. stunning!! beautiful photos and i LOVE her dress!

  6. This was such a joy to photograph–from the perfect & unique concept by Chris to my ultra-fab friends/models Melissa & Roman and every other person involved, it was a dream shoot.

  7. Love everything about this shoot! Roman looks great in a pompadour! Great work!

  8. I love everything about this. The styling is beautiful and perfectly captured in Sarah’s photographs. Well done!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous and what a cool theme! I really love how unique this is!

  10. What a quaint, beautiful little wedding! An absolutely beautiful bride!

  11. yay! what a fun idea! i love all the details, especially the stationery! gorgeous photos as well! go team :)

  12. This was such a fun shoot !
    I love every little detail from this shoot and the amazing folks who worked on it

  13. So cool!!! Great photos!!!

  14. Loving the clean details and the metallics! What a wonderful way to bring the inspirations together!

  15. I love, love, love how this turned out!! If I weren’t already married, this would absolutely be my theme. Amazing team of creatives!!

  16. Had so much fun with this photo shoot and loved working with such amazing vendors!

  17. such a fun shoot! love the pop of white with the greenery!

  18. Beautiful photography!

  19. i was fortunate enough to have Sarah shoot my wedding and have Bee and the Bobbin do the floral/tablescapes/decor design. as you can see, these ladies are incredibly talented. what you might not know is that they are super dependable, kind, and really helped me keep my stress in check during the planning and during the wedding itself. everyone (including myself) was completely in awe of the end products of their work. snap them up while you still can ;)

  20. Where is the suit from? It looks like exactly what my fiance wants for our wedding :)

  21. These images are just gorgeous! What a fabulous shoot these ladies pulled off! The concept was brilliant and wonderfully executed. Bravo!

  22. It was soooo beautiful at HiddenHills! Everyone did such amazing work I want to get married again! I would use all the vendors, they are so fun to work with!!!

  23. LOVE! the backdrop and props make me think of ‘its a small world’ :) a mid-century happy place!

  24. Beautifull wedding…Love the bride´s look!

  25. This is definitely one of my favorites! That cake looks amazing! :)

  26. Her dress makes me so happy.
    Modest and lovely.
    Thank you for sharing!


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