Vintage Americana Style for Your Wedding

americana love shoot

Summertime. Long, lazy summer days filled with fun, sun and memories. The inspiration behind this styled shoot was iconic summertime fun with an elegant fusion of vintage Americana. The rich blues and reds juxtaposed against the golden landscape and natural elements of jute rope, muslin and galvanized metal create a wonderful contrast. I thought this was perfect to get everyone in the mood for the upcoming holiday weekend – lots of ideas here you could incorporate for a 4th of July party also!

americana wedding invitations

americana fabric bunting

july 4th tent picnic

The Tent.
Whether it be in the wild or in the backyard, nothing says summertime like camping! The great thing about the structure is it is easy to put up, take down and transport. This can also be shortened up and used at the head of the alter and draped with different fabrics as well as fresh flowers. The Manilla rope and burlap were used as a focal point and carried through the whole look. The lanterns added to the rustic feel while carrying through the galvanized metal into the tent structure. You can use any type of pop up tent structure to recreate the look.

You can find the materials here: tent – custom design; manilla rope – local hardware store; muslin – local fabric store; lanterns – Ikea.

july 4th tent picnic

white bouquet

red white and blue fabric decor

Ribbon Chandelier.
The ribbon chandelier is a fun and easy to recreate element that can be used for showers, birthday parties and more. It is essentially 4 – 5 different ribbons in the same color family, hot glued to a quilters ring and finished with some small Manilla rope. They added the vintage paper from the flag design to help bring some of the color into the tent element.

You can find the materials here: ribbon – local fabric store; quilters ring – Michael’s; paper – Michael’s; rope – local hardware store.

blue wedding dress

picnic outdoors with a tent

smores for wedding treat

red white blue wedding decor

bride in blue wedding dress

bride and groom drinking coke bottles

wedding cake with fabric bunting

wedding favors hot chocolate

Mason Jars are perfect for lovely individual hot chocolate mixes for curling up next to the camp fire. Tie them up with a twine bow and a vintage thank you label – the perfect takeaway.

You can find the materials here: mason jars- Smart & Final; labels and twine – Staples

wedding favors hot chocolate

Thanks so much to the following vendors for the fun summer and 4th of July ideas!

photography: Amy Stone Photography // concept + design + styling: Jessica Burns // floral design: Jessica Burns // hair styling: Martina at T-Birds // makeup: Elaine // cake: Whisk Bakery // dress: JCrew // invitation design: Kiira Turnbow // prints: Melina Moss

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  1. Amazing styled photo shoot, great inspiration for a fantastc wedding and what beautiful photo’s Amy Stone! Love these!

  2. Jen…..Thank you so much for featuring our work. We are just jumping up and down with joy! Absolutely love your site!
    Can’t thank you enough.

    everyone that worked on this shoot was just such a joy to work with. Can’t wait for the next one!

  3. Jen!

    I echo Amy’s thanks. We are over the moon excited and honored that you would include our work on your site!

    Thank you so much!

  4. Beautiful work, Amy! :)

  5. I couldn’t help but to be immersed in the joy and celebration of this shoot! I’m so inspired by the ribbon chandelier, also! Romantic and fun!

  6. so perfect for the 4th!! i love it!

  7. love the creative eye on the work here. Amy great job!

  8. LOVE!!! Beautiful job as always

  9. OMG, this stuff is amazing! I’d hire all of them for my wedding. Oh wait…I did.

  10. This is so pretty. I love outdoorsy wedding <3

  11. sweetest photos…. love it :)

  12. I like the idea of the ribbon chandelier. It’s pretty and very easy to make. Maybe you could put in a small lightbulb in it too, when using it for an evening event. Should look pretty as well. :)

  13. These photos are so beautiful! The lighting and composition is great also. Absolutely stunning!


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