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How to Get Kate Moss’s Wedding Style

 

I’m currently loving all the Kate Moss wedding photos that are being featured on Vogue.com. The accompanying article is great as well…if you haven’t read it yet, you should. It gives a fun glimpse into Kate Moss’s wedding day, and all the beautiful yet simple details that went into it.

Kate Moss was my favorite of the supermodels. She always managed to look effortlessly cool and comfortable no matter what she was wearing, and she was gorgeous without a stitch of makeup. Plus, she used to date Johnny Depp. They were like that painfully beautiful and mysterious couple in high school that everybody wished they could hang out with (or date). I think we should all take a moment to reflect upon Kate +Johhny and what used to be. It’s like a yearbook photo!

 

 

Now, Kate’s married to The Kill’s Jamie Hince. I guess he’ll have to do.

Moss and Hince tied the knot on July 1 in the Cotswold region of England, alongside guests such as Jack White, Karen Elson, Naomi Campell, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, and Lucinda Williams. Click here to see all the pictures and read about the Friday afternoon wedding. (She switched it from Saturday to accommodate famed photographer Mario Testino’s schedule. That’s a no-brainer.)

The beauty of the wedding was that it looks like something you could easily take inspiration from without breaking the bank. Kate Moss enlisted the help of fashion show designer Sam Gainsbury and partner Anna Whiting  to design and plan the event. “Sam is a genius,”  Kate told Vogue, “but this is the first and last wedding she said she’s ever doing!”

I love how Kate and her team didn’t go overboard with the details…it looks like something that was thoughtfully put together without a visual overload. The flowers were simple and so were the colors. With that many beautiful people in a room, you don’t need much!

Below is a collection of details from Kate Moss’s wedding, and my ideas for how you can recreate the look and feel of her big day on a non-supermodel budget.

Image courtesy of Vogue. Photograph by Mario Testino

 

Kate’s dress was designed by John Galliano, who said he was inspired by Jazz Age photographs of Zelda Fitzgerald.

 

 

Zelda Fitzgerald

 

I think one of the best wedding dress designers who successfully captures that vintage style is Claire Pettibone. 

Cloisonne wedding dress by Claire Pettibone, $3500-$5,000

Buy it here

Kate wore a 1920′s inspired cap veil…

A designer named Johanna Johnson has some AMAZING veils, but they will set you back about $800. Instead, trying doing a Google search for “cap veil.” I found this antique 1920′s veil below for $129.

1920's cap veil.

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The flower girls each wore a flower head garland, and delphiniums, daisies, and scabious lined the garden…

Photo courtesy of Vogue. Photo by Mario Testino

 

I found a similar flower garland on Etsy.com for $11.

 

From the Etsy store, LULUGOESROCKABILLY

 Buy it here

 

The tables had small bunches of apricot and lilac roses, Victorian chandeliars, bentwood bistro chairs, and vintage stemware…

 

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

 

Classic Party Rentals has locations throughout the U.S., and they have a fruitwood or black bentwood chair available in select locations (prices vary). Party Rental Ltd. also has locations throughout the U.S., and has the brown bentwood chair available that most closely matches the one at Kate’s wedding.

 

You can rent vintage glassware from companies such as Small Masterpiece, or if you’re having a smaller wedding, you can incorporate your own pieces. A search for “1920′s glassware” on Etsy can yield some fun results, such as this set of 12 1920′s glasses for $65, below.

 

From the Etsy shop, Abundancy

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London’s Peggy Porschen designed the wedding cake, which was a tier of six different cakes, each of which were a different flavor, with droplets of icing-sugar lily-of-the-valley blossoms. If you like to bake, Peggy’s website offers her tools of the trade…

 

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

Believe it or not, but Publix actually has a great selection of cakes. If you don’t see what you want, they can also copy pretty much any cake style you want. Their prices average between $350-$500 depending on size and style. The “Simply Devoted” style from Publix, below, can be decorated with roses like Kate’s cake, and you can also add more tiers.

 

Other fab details from Kate Moss’s wedding include:

  • She wore blue-soled Manolo Blahnik’s
  • At the ceremony, choristers from the Gloucester Cathedral sang The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
  • Bar Hemingway from the Ritz Paris provided the drinks, including a signature drink called Kate 76: a combo of vodka, champagne, crushed ice, and sugar
  • The Palm Court jazz band provided the cocktail music
  •  Chef Daniel de la Falaise served a dinner which included toro tartare with caviar, Longhorn veal with grilled peaches, and strawberry granita dusted with gold leaf, accompanied by Sesti and champagne.
  • Bryan Ferry sang their first-dance song, “If There Is Something”
Of the whole wedding-planning process, Kate (who told Vogue that the groom-to-be was “terrified.” I love that honesty!), said she had to rely on her friends to keep her sane:

 

“I don’t know how people do it. I’ve had big birthday parties, and I’ve thrown parties for other people, but this is a completely different thing. It’s the Met Ball! Because you have to look at every piece of cutlery; the details are intense. And then you wake up thinking about the ballet shoes for the girls; is the satin ribbon right? I’ve gone mental. Jamie thinks I’m mad, asking, ‘Are you gonna be all right? After the wedding, I’m hoping you’ll get back to normal!’”

 

It somehow feels good that even celebs have wedding freak outs…

What do you think of her wedding style? Love it/hate it?

 

 

 

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Q&A with Small Masterpiece

One of the best ways to impart vintage flair and personality into your wedding is with the table décor. When I was planning my wedding for 125 guests, I really wanted to have vintage linens and plates/glassware, but I couldn’t find a company that specialized in them. I contemplated buying vintage-y place settings from stores like Anthropologie, but it wasn’t realistic. When I recently heard about Jason Murakawa and his antique tableware rental company, Small Masterpiece, I immediately got excited.

Jason, a trained Graphic Designer and Creative Director with over 30 years experience designing CD soundtrack packages for films such as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Magnolia, and Almost Famous, launched Small Masterpiece after a decade of designing private parties. He now has an unparalleled collection of 18th and 19th-century antique table settings for 130-200 guests available for private rental, and also offers creative direction for tabletop décor. We are thrilled that Jason was able to take the time to answer questions from WomanGettingMarried.com about Small Masterpiece, and some of the best ways brides can create a unique table setting for their wedding.

 

Woman Getting Married: What motivated you to start Small Masterpiece?
Jason: I entertained privately on a regular basis designing at-home parties and non-profit fundraising dinners for 50 people. Being a graphic designer for over 30 years, my eye is trained to appreciate good design. The rentals companies had nothing that suited my taste level, hence, The Small Masterpiece Collection was born and has expanded to over 3,000 pieces of Haviland Limoges porcelain, Sterling Silver flatware and 150 year old Early American Pressed Glass goblets.


How did you start your collection, and where are some of your favorite places to find new pieces at?
I started the collection about a decade ago. It has taken me this amount of time to collect what I have in The Small Masterpiece Collection. I go to estate auctions, garage sales, Ebay, antique stores, and flea markets in the United States and England. I remember I once drove through a very small town in Texas and found a store that had hundreds of Early American Pressed Glass cake stands. They were closed and still, to this day, I regret not spending the night or contacting the owner to open the store for me!
One of the most frustrating things when planning a larger wedding is finding unique table settings in bulk… You can’t just go into Anthropologie and buy place settings for 100 people! For a bride who does not have access to a unique collection such as yours but still wants to have an heirloom feel to her tables, what would you suggest she try to incorporate?
It isn’t easy to do. Small Masterpiece is the only company in the United States that has this one-of-a-kind collection with the quantities a bride would need. I love to mix vintage and modern. It makes for a more interesting and unexpected tabletop. Give yourself the proper lead time to collect whatever it is that will help achieve your vintage tabletop. If you are mixing vintage and modern, your vintage piece could be old black and white photos you use for place cards, old ribbon to tie napkins, pictures from an old book for table number signs, etc. The fleas will provide anything and everything so as long as you are creative and think outside the box! Make your table deliberate and accentuate what is there. Do it with confidence! Go to your local Goodwill or thrift stores and see what is there. Travel! Go to another town if you don’t have the resources locally. You may find a treasure trove just 30 miles outside of where you live!  The tabletop is a blank canvas, so be creative, fun, and outgoing.
OK, we are in love with your collection! You are based in Los Angeles…can brides rent your collection outside of California as well? What price ranges would she be looking at?
Yes, The Small Masterpiece Collection does ship throughout the United States. I travel with the collection because of its value. We are on site from start to finish boxing, cleaning and working with the caterer and waitstaff on the proper handling of the inventory. The collection is versatile and a bride may only rent the Haviland Limoges porcelain or the Early American Pressed Glass goblets, etc. It all depends on the budget and what the tabletop design calls for. I am looking into housing half of the collection in New York, making the freight cost much easier for east coast brides. And yes, I am more expensive than your rental companies but you are getting something that is unique and looks like you set the table with your own private collection of tableware!


To find out more about The Small Masterpiece Collection, and to make an inquiry for your wedding, click here


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Vintage Find: Blendo Glassware

I was having lunch last weekend at Nashville’s awesome Burger Up, and almost coughed up my burger when the waitress brought us waters in these adorable frosted glasses. I had never seen them before, but after some Google-searching I discovered what they are: Blendo glassware!

They were originally made by the West Virginia glass company, and have made a bit of a resurgence in the past year. They come in a wide variety of colors, and all seem to have a gold rim. Wouldn’t they be an amazing addition to your reception tables? If not as water glasses, as candles or vases.

Ebay has a ton here, and several Etsy shops, like this one.

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