Heirloom Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Weddings are as much about the couples as they are about the families. An homage to them is only natural as you welcome new family members, and using family heirlooms is one of our favorite ways to honor them. So once these gorgeous images by Laura Murray styled by Jessica of A Vintage Affair Rentals fell on our laps, we were in love. And with dream flowers by Pink Posey Design, how could we not?

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From the event stylist, Jessica of A Vintage Affair Rentals: The theme was antique sophistication and our color palette was deep, rich colors – wild raspberry, fern green, and dark plum. We played a bit with global pieces, tying in a love story. The candlesticks were my husband’s grandfather’s. He picked them up in England when he was stationed over there during WWII. Near the end of the war, he sent them back to the States to his wife, with a love note saying he heard new that the war was close to an end… and to save the candlesticks for their first meal back home together.

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The calligraphy envelopes play into that story – and is also reflected in the hand drawn details of the cake. The carved wooden trays were purchased in Italy 60 years ago by my husband’s grandmother. The dress is a Claire Pettibone piece from Little White Dress with French lace accents. The vintage cameo ring is meant to compliment the oval shapes in the dress. The cake backdrop was made with old book pages and vintage vanity mirror trays.


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Shoot Location: Denver, CO / Venue Location: The Lumber Baron / Event Design, Coordination, and Decor: A Vintage Affair Rentals / Wedding Photographer: Laura Murray Photography / Wedding Flowers: Pink Posey Design / Calligraphy: Laura Condouris / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone via Little White Dress / Hair: Alex Sternberg / Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa / Ring: Beaulies Lost and Found / Groom’s Tux: BLACK by Vera Wang / Bow Tie: Black Ruffle Brigade / Wedding Cake: Three Little Blackbirds / Models: Diandra Reed and Cameron Wilson



10 comments
  1. Lauren @ Every Last Detail

    I love the simplicity of this! Beautiful!

  2. Joey

    Beauty all around, love the color and light!!!!

  3. Leigh Pearce Weddings {NC Wedding Planner}

    I love the back of the dress.. stunning!

  4. Buffy

    Thank you for posting our work! This was really fun to put together!
    Just a quick note, flowers are by Pink Posey Desig :-)

  5. Calie Rose

    This is a stunning shoot! Love all the details-the table scape with their vintage chairs, the gold candlesticks, the rosemary lavender table favors, maidenhair fern and peonies in the gorgeous brides bouquet, the stunning brides dress…everything is gorgeous!

  6. La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning

    Enjoyed very much!
    Great details.
    Love the maidenhair fern in the bridal bouquet.
    Joyce Goeppinger

  7. Ebizz Weddings

    I love candlesticks. Those candlesticks are very Beautiful.

  8. Crystal Scott

    Love the details and the color scheme! A Vintage Affair Rentals and Laura Murray Photography are the perfect pair!

  9. Sandra (Simply Peachy)

    Gorgeously chic wedding!

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