There is so much inspiration in the 1980s, with all the bright colors and, of course, awesome music.  The next styled shoot in our inspiration week comes from Vicki, owner of My Simple Details.  She teamed up with DC-area locals Holly Chapple Flowers and paperzest with pictures from Kate Triano Photography for a shoot entitled “’80s ‘Say Anything’ Kind of Love.”

This 80s high school-inspired wedding was originally styled for the Inspired Creations contest held over the summer by Elizabeth Anne Designs and The Sweetest Occasion.  This contest was a big hit among metro DC wedding vendors.  Stay tuned and you’ll get to see a few.  Certainly a testament to the talent and creativity around here, that’s for sure!  (For more from Inspiration Creations, sign up for their newsletter on the right sidebar here.)


From Vicki: Kris and Lyssa fell in love at school and I must say they are the cutest high school sweethearts.  The wedding design started with a throw back to their schoolyard days with mix tapes and boom boxes.  For the venue we selected a local Northern Virginia park. Lyssa and Kris were meant for each other, just like cassette tapes with boom boxes.  Kris held the boom box over his head, creating the perfect  “Say Anything” moment.



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Other unique details included the use of white vinyl decals applied to one of the school chairs… The same decals were applied to black cube vases for the centerpieces creating a cohesive graphic design… A custom runner with black cursive numbers on a white background added a graphic element to the dinner table… Vintage turquoise Melmac dishes were used to create a relaxed fun feel and mod orange water glasses added an additional pop of color to the tabletop… The program covers started with a hand drawn heart with L + K plus the date in the center.





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A custom veil was the perfect fit for Lyssa’s funky style… The guest book table included flat note cards with cute school year pictures… Guests could use blue or orange crayons to “pass a note” to the couple… A candy caddy allowed guests to indulge in their childhood favorites like pixie sticks and lollipops, sidewalk chalk was displayed for use on the black top… Kris’s boutonniere was funky with a small black pocket made for the stems… Similarly, Lyssa’s bouquet made a big statement.





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How fun! Just wondering – do guests have to come dressed in their best ’80s gear!?  Thank you so much, Vicki and the rest of your team for sharing this throwback high school wedding theme!

The following DC area wedding vendors contributed to this shoot:

Styling + Design:  My Simple Details
Floral Design:  Holly Chapple Flowers
Photography:  Kate Triano Photography
Paper Goods:  paperzest
Masque Bridal Veil:  Unveiled Bridal Designs
Wedding Dress:  Xoe McAleece – Vintage Mama
Letterpress coasters:  Julia Juliette
Vinyl decals (custom chairs + vases):  Byrdie Graphics

You can see more of this 1980s school yard wedding theme here and here.

Looking for more inspiration?  Visit our ideas and inspiration gallery here.

Photo Credit:  Kate Triano Photography

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