Posts Tagged ‘vintage weddings’

Sep
17
Jessica + Stephen: Vintage Chic Springtime Utah Wedding by Gideon Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Gideon Photography; Video: NP Films; Event Planner: Forevermore Events; Dress Designer: Sara Sandberg of Illume Gowns; Groom’s Attire: Ben Sherman Menswear; Floral Designer: Bloomers; Reception Venue: Sand Hollow Resort; Caterer: Marvellous Catering; Hair Stylist: Julie Thomas; Cake: Kari Wittwer  

Jessica and Stephen were married in St. George, Utah on May 3. The bride looked breathtaking in a short-sleeve lace gown with a curly side-swept updo. Jessica’s dress was extra special because of who made it- her (now) sister-in-law! “She sewed every stitch of my dress,” Jessica said. “We spent hours fabric shopping, sketching, trying the dress on, pinning and unpinning lace, and the finished project was even more perfect than I ever could have dreamed of.” Jessica carried a bright bouquet of peonies, garden roses, succulents, and dusty millers. The groom opted for a fitted navy blue suit with a floral-patterned neck tie. The traditional ceremony featured three adorable flower girls. The reception was held in the modern clubhouse at Sand Hollow Resort and featured dark wooden tables and chivari chairs. The place settings also held a lot of meaning for the couple. “The china setting at our dinner were pieces of all four of our grandmothers china, and other pieces of china that we shopped for together,” Jessica said. “They were all mismatched and unbelievably beautiful.” Each guest was greeted with a small jar of jam as a favor to take home with them. Guests indulged in waffles topped with whipped cream and fruit for dinner, a representation of many meals the couple shared together while dating. Afterwards, family and friends enjoyed various cakes adorned with succulents, and danced the night away. “Our wedding was every thing we love combined into one big party! I wanted our guests to walk in and know we created every detail,” Jessica said. “We wanted it to scream Stephen and Jessica. I think we accomplished that.” See the full board here.

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Sep
04
Christy + Derrick: Vintage Jewel-Toned Outdoor Winter Wedding by Captured Photography by Jenny
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Captured Photography by Jenny; Floral Design: Betty Silva; Ceremony Music: Greg and Anna Karabensh and Connie McFarland; Officiant: Efraim Silva; Catering: Lori Carmichael; Reception Music: Becca Mancari 

Christy and Derrick were married outside in West Palm Beach, Fl. on January 11. The bride wore a long-sleeve gown with a lace bodice and a flowing skirt. Her hair was pulled back into a loose curly ponytail. ”My dress is incredibly special to me because not only is it my mom’s original dress, but my big sister also wore it!” Christy explained. The lace-edged veil was created by a seamstress and she carried a bouquet of plum and cranberry roses and peonies. Her best pals wore short colored dresses ranging from deep purple to navy blue, and they carried bouquets of light blue and purple hydrangeas and roses. Fun fact about the bridesmaids: they picked out their own dresses at various thrift stores. “I really wanted all the dresses to be thrifted, but its definitely a task finding dresses that fit the styles of 12 women,” Christy said. The groom and his men wore suits and vests of many colors, without jackets. They donned neck ties in various shades of blue. The couple exchanged vows in a unity ceremony outside in front of 100 guests. Christy and Derrick had one goal for their reception: make it feel like home. “Our big idea was that we wanted to bring the insides of our house to the outside,” Christy said. “Where walls couldn’t limit how many people were welcome.” They set up areas outside that acted as different spaces in a home and included a living room (cocktail lounge), a game room (checkers, anyone?), and a story fort (where guests could learn more about their love story). Many of the signs, including the guest book, were crafted by the couple. Guests received personalized mason jars, enjoyed Cuban food at wooden tables with mismatched china, and danced the night away. They indulged in a butter cream-frosted cake adorned with fruit and topped with small bird statues. “The whole day was filled with so much joy and celebration with just enough room to take breathers,” Christy said. See the full board here.

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Jul
30
Meghan + Chris: A Rainy Day Romantic Spring California Railroad Station Wedding By Two One Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Two One PhotographyCeremony Venue: Kenwood Community ChurchReception Venue: The Kenwood DepotDress Designer: San PatrickHair Stylist: Rachel Cameron; Makeup Artist: Gavi PenaFloral Designer: Sequoia FloralBridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe, Inc.Officiant: Jim Fish; Ceremony Musicians: Brenda Roberts and Candace English; Caterer: Out to LunchCake: Lucy Oskawa 

Meghan and Chris were married in a traditional ceremony at Kenwood Community Church followed by an indoor reception at the Kenwood Depot in Santa Rosa, Calif. on March 28. ”In March, California was in the midst of a drought, yet one of the few rainfalls of the year was on our wedding day,” Meghan said. “It was a little stressful as forecasts predicted 30-70 percent chance, but we heard all the stories about if it rains, it’s good luck.” The bride wore a strapless lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls and a pair of glitter peep-toe platform pumps, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid black tie. Bridesmaids wore short pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses and baby’s breath. During the ceremony, a unity candle was lit, and after they were pronounced husband and wife, Chris decided to ring the tower’s bells for all to hear. The newlyweds’ best advice? The newlyweds’ best advice? “Take a stroll after the ceremony and before the reception just the two of you, so you can enjoy time alone and absorb in this once-in-a-lifetime-moment” she said. Guests were greeted at the railroad station with a welcome table displaying a typewriter (and rocks) for well wishes and a birdcage for gifts and cards. ”Our inspiration came from classic romance, the sunset, and lots of candles in an intimate setting of the late 1880′s train depot,” Meghan said. ”My mom and grandmother collected silver arrangements along with old books to create a warm ambiance.” Tables were decorated with burlap runners, votive candles, and a “How Well Do You Know California?” mad libs at each place setting. Notice the Mr. & Mrs. banner on the sweetheart table? The cake was cut with personalized “I do” and “Me too” forks, and the first dance was performed to “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran. See the full board here.

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Jul
28
Ashlee + Michael: An Elegant Gray Spring California Historic Home Wedding By Jeff + Amber
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jeff + AmberVenue: Green Gables EstateEvent Planner: Romance DirectorInvitations: Nostalgic ImprintsDress Designer: Hayley Paige from Mia Bella CoutureHair and Makeup Artist: Team NicoleShoes: BHLDNFloral Designer: Flora GlamorBridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Mia Bella CoutureGroom’s Attire: A Better Deal TuxedoBook Letters: Anthropologie DJ: San Diego Partytime DJsCake: Michele Coulon DessertierPhoto Booth: Mobile Photo Booth

Ashlee and Michael were married at Green Gables Estate in San Marcos, Calif. on April 13. ”I knew from the very beginning that I did not want our wedding to be in a hotel, so I began to look at various outdoor venues,” Ashlee said. “When we came across Green Gables Estate, we knew we did not have to look any further as it had all of the character we were looking for.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with drop dangling earrings, initialed necklace, and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray dresses with keyhole backs and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, football mums, and lamb’s ears. Guests were greeted at the ceremony with a wooden sign that said, “Today, two families are becoming one. Please pick a seat not a side.” “We did many things during the ceremony to make it very personal,” she said. “From having every one of our siblings participating in some manner to our 14-year-old dog Gibson being our ring bearer to our niece singing, and to all of our guests participating in the vows.” The reception followed cocktail hour in a tent draped with fabric on the ceiling. “We wanted all of our guests to feel at home so for the place cards we wrote everyone a personal note,” Ashlee said. Tables were decorated with tall candelabra centerpieces, lavender sprig numbers, vintage china, and favor bags at each place setting. They performed their first dance to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, then surprised the crowd by switching the song to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. That wasn’t the only entertainment for the night though — a photo booth complete with props kept smiles wide. The newlyweds’ best advice? “On the day of take a lot of deep breaths to soak everything in,” Ashlee said. “And attempt to schedule at least 10 to 15 minutes after the ceremony where you and your new husband can be alone and take in this joyous event.” See the full board here.

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