Bride and groom on vintage tandem bicycle

Inspired by apple pies, pinwheels, the glass Coca-Cola bottle, and of course red, white and blue, this all-American wedding inspiration shoot with a 1920s twist is really cool!

You don’t have to be looking for American wedding inspiration to be inspired by these styling details; what’s not to fall in love with? After seeing these pictures you might even consider having a tandem bicycle at your wedding – what fun!

Rebecca of Rebecca Keeling Studios has done an incredible job capturing this rustic American styling created by a very talented team of wedding professionals…

“We wanted to create a styled shoot that would be timely for Labor Day, but not too ‘red, white and blue’. We were inspired by all things American and fashions of the 1920s, such as tea length gowns and the gentleman’s bow tie. As we collaborated with other Charlottesville wedding vendors our ‘Rustic Americana meets Vintage Whimsy’ vision evolved to modern trends, such as menu cards and vintage touches such as the tandem bicycle.

Table of rustic Americana wedding props

Hanging lanterns Red, white and blue bunting

Rustic Americana items for wedding

Bouquet and punnet of strawberries on red chair Red bridal bouquet and strawberries

Naked wedding cake displayed on crates

Naked wedding cake with strawberries and blueberries Sweet menu

Forks on plate with blueberries

“An out-of-the-way spot underneath a tree was the perfect spot for hanging lanterns and tying our fabric pennant banner behind the table of sweets. We adorned the small vintage sweets table with vintage soda crates stacked on top of each other to serve as a cake riser, and we placed a small floral arrangement nestled in a Mason Ball jar nearby. Our glass Coca-Cola bottles, paper straws and miniature lattice-crust fruit pies were placed in an additional soda crate, and we arranged pinwheels and sweet summer berries in lined baskets (which doubled as favours) on a wooden chair beside the table.

Forks with Love is Sweet on handle

Lattice pies Red flowers and thistle

Glass bottles of Coca-Cola

Chair with punnets of strawberries and blueberries Vintage bottle with pinwheel

Punnets of blueberries and strawberries

Vintage bottles and pinwheel Pinwheel

American style wedding stationery

American style wedding stationery American style wedding stationery

“Our models, real-life couple Michelle and Dave were high-school sweethearts, and were celebrating six years as a married couple. They brought their one-year old son to the shoot, which took place at Keswick Vineyards, a family-owned wedding venue and functioning vineyard.

Bride and groom by fence at Keswick Vineyards

Bride and groom leaning on fence Bride's bright red bouquet

Groom wearing bow tie

Bride and groom kissing sitting on quilt

Bride and groom sitting on rug on quilt

“DIY details included the gorgeous quilt, handmade by Rebecca’s husband’s grandmother, the vintage glass bottle collection that fronted our sweets table, once owned by Rebecca’s grandfather; and the naked cake made by Rebecca with assistance from her son, Kade.

Bride and groom sitting on quilt Bride's bouquet on quilt

Bride's hairpiece

Cherry pie

Bride and groom under trees at Keswick Vineyards Bride kissing groom on cheek

Vintage tandem bicycle

Just married sign on front of vintage tandem bicycle

“Watching Michelle and Dave attempt to ride the vintage tandem bicycle was one of the shoot highlights! The tandem bike was adorned with long and low greenery and featured a small wicker basket containing a hand-tied bouquet of Red Roses, Red Coxcomb, Red Dahlias, White Gooseneck Loosetrife, White Limonium, Blue Thistle, Solomon Seal Berries and Seeded Eucalyptus. Michelle, concerned for her tea length gown, was a reluctant participant, making the victory of the eventual ride even sweeter!”

Bride and groom riding tandem bicycle at Keswick Vineyards

Bride and groom on tandem bicycle cycling past Keswick Vineyards

Bride and groom cycling past Keswick Vineyards on tandem

Bride and groom standing with vintage tandem bicycle Flowers in bicycle basket

Bride and groom at Keswick Vineyards

Bride's red shores Lace details on back of bride's wedding dress

Young pageboy

Young pageboy holding hands with bride and groom

Young pageboy holding hands with bride and groom Groom giving pageboy blueberry

Bride and groom kissing pageboy on cheeks

Photography: Rebecca Keeling Studios

Venue: Keswick Vineyards, Virginia

Shoot Coordinator: Becca Bee Events

Flowers: Colonial Florist and Antiques

Baked Goods: Albemarle Baking Company

Rentals: Paisley and Jade

Clothing: Formal Envy

Hair and Make-Up: Avenue 42

Stationery: ChikPea Graphics