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365 Love Letters: A Vintage Wedding Editorial Inspired by ‘The Notebook’


Noah wrote Allie a love letter every single day they were apart in “The Notebook,” one of our favorite romantic tearjerkers and the inspiration behind this vintage wedding editorial captured by Nicole Lea Photography in love story inspired portraits. We may not have seen it in the movie, but we imagine this is what Allie and Noah’s coastal South Carolina wedding would look like!


Inspired by the 365 letters he wrote to her, this 1940s style in sky blue hues is oh-so-fitting for a pair of love birds. An oh-so-abundant romance plays out before our very eyes at The Nest at Ruth Farms where the whole weddingscape had an air of magic about it that only love, and cinematic beginnings, can create. Cream, peach, and baby pink blooms from Kristen McCurdy Studio surround the scene with floral romance while our bride modeled the perfect vintage glam look styled by hair and makeup artists of Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup in full, southern belle curls and a classic red lip just like Allie would wear. Her classically beautiful lace wedding gown from LeAnn’s Bridal was a perfect choice and its ruffled shoulder details stole our hearts. Top it off with white bowed bridal gloves and embroidery-embellished heels for a look that is timelessly chic.


Butterfly Cakery created a three-tiered design adorned with a French blue fondant floral and topped with whimsical fresh blooms, too. Send out stationery that prefaces the pretty celebration to come like this invitation suite designed by Ladybird Paper Co. but the paperie party doesn’t stop there! Menus and signage tie everything together and create a cohesive feel throughout the space where touches of chinoiserie add southern charm into the décor style curated by naturally elegant wedding rentals from COHOST. For a little refreshment, a sip of whatever The Tipsy Tap will keep the late summer heat at bay before you say “I do!” Read on for a note from the glam team behind Lip Service Makeup as well as Ladybird Paper Co. about this vintage wedding editorial and its heartwarming, “The Notebook” inspired design fit for any debutante. Cheers!



From Jennifer with Lip Service Makeup: “Inspired by “The Notebook”, this classic beauty look is innocent, flirty and glamorous at the same time…just like Allie!  Porcelain skin gets a soft pink flush (Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow in “Colour of Dreams”), and eyes are enhanced with soft taupe shadows (Viseart  Grande Pro 1X palette in vanilla, eggshell, dove and bis) and winged liner (Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Intense Black), plus a double layer of lashes (Ardell naked lashes in 421 and Kiss So Wispy) for wide-eyed, flirty drama. Lips are lush and full with cherry red liner (Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencil in Either Cherry) and a creamy, deep crimson lipstick (my personal signature shade, Lady Bold lipstick from Too Faced in “Lady Bold”). Hair was curled with a 1 inch curling iron (Bio Ionic 10X Eternity Wand), pinned into pin curls and brushed into smooth Hollywood waves… finished with Osis+ Magic Anti-Frizz Shine Serum and Kenra Finishing Spray.  There’s a reason this look is just as popular now as it was in decades past….it’s stunning!”


From Alexandra with Ladybird Paper Co.: “This suite, menu, and bar sign are for a bride that likes soft, romantic colors, and clean lines. There is custom spot calligraphy and entree selection illustrations.”

Other Local Vendors: Nicole Lea Photography, Butterfly Cakery, Kristen McCurdy Studio, Ladybird Paper Co., The Tipsy Tap, COHOST