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Vintage Garden Wedding

We got another J.R.R Tolkien’s bride fan! You may remember this sweet vintage-inspired wedding from last month, and now we have another beautiful wedding inspired by the writer’s work to share! The bride Anastasia was heavily inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, and just for good measure, she threw a dash of Jane Austen in as well. The result is a gorgeous affair with plentiful whimsy. Dana Grant was on hand to capture the day.

More from the bride Anastasia’s Mother:

It seemed like my daughter wanted to invite JRR Tolkien to LothLorien. The Forest setting with Tolkien era furnishings and romance inspired embellishments stunned the guests. Think Tolkien entering LothLorien, mixing his era with his imagination. Candles hanging from massive oaks, twinkling lights on the dance floor, outdoor candle lit iron chandeliers, billowy table linens, flower faeries, letterpress Invitations, silk, peonies, roses, silver, lace but a shocking lack of satin.

Vintage settee portrait

Touching moment between bride and her mother.

Bride on vintage wingback chair.Groom heading to the ceremony

We really did visit 100 venues and my daughter pretty much had given up. On a whim, we stumbled on ‘The Ranch’ and her jaw dropped, eyes bulged with tears and I said… where do I sign.

Joyful bride with her bouquet.

Joyful bride with her bouquet 2Close up of white and green bouquet.

For 17 months, I was out at 6am scouring the tri-county area for 1890-1930′s era antique settee’s, over-sized wing, trunks, chairs, etc. which we had re-upholstered in a wedding cream velvet.

Bride and her bridesmaids in vintage set-up.

Groom and his groomsmen and groomslady on vintage couch.

Fairy flower girls and ring bearer.

Anastasia’s Grandma sewed the flower fairy dresses. The Jr. Bride’s Maid of Honor (A.K.A. lil’ sis) tirelessly designed and assembled the faeriesque wings.

Bride and her father walk down the aisle.

Groom awaits bride at the altar.

Intimate moment between bride and groom during ceremony.

Saying their vows.Bride and groom's first kiss.

Bride and groom post-ceremony portrait.

Almost everything was DIY. I ordered 1,000 hex mason jars which the maid of honor and bridesmaid adorned with twine, labels and candles. My family, friends and I sewed custom the 3 layered draped table cloths and warm, custom embroidered wraps for the ladies. We scoured every Marshals for the silver pedestal, stained glass bowl centerpieces (each store only had 1 or 2 and we needed 35) and other stores for 80 iron bases for the side florals. We silver plate painted the bases and ironwork.

Beautiful white and green tablescape.Candle jar escort cards.

Dinner menu on chalkboard.

Bride and groom's first dance.Groom twirls bride.

Don’t miss the video by Nick of Goofy Foot Films:

Wedding Vendors (Ventura, CA):

Wedding Venue: Wiggy Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Dana Grant / Coordinator: Viviana Savila of Bella Notte Events / Florist: Elegant Thorn / Bride’s Dress: Novia D’Art / Bride’s Veil: Eve of Milady / Bride’s Head Piece: Maria Elena / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / DJ: Atmosphere / Caterer: Contemporary Catering / Videographer: Goofyfoot Films

23 Comments on Vintage Garden Wedding

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  • 1

    oh my! the furniture is absolutely divine! amazing! such a beautiful wedding.

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  • 2

    This is simply beautiful! The lighting, the linens, and the overall ambiance is stunning. What we love: the DIY projects and accent pieces are timeless and understated. LOVE!

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  • 3

    I love the way the furniture is placed. And the wings on the flower girls is just adorable!

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  • 4

    So beautiful!
    Congratulations!
    :)

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  • 5

    I just Love Dana Grant! Her photography is just awesome!

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  • 6

    So many things I love about this wedding! The wings on the flower girls, the outdoor living room area, the chandeliers! Fabulous!

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  • 7

    yes this is a gorgeous wedding – love the location, the furniture is divine, and those mason jars!

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  • 8

    wow, these look very personal and intimate. i love that quality about them.

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  • 10

    Just beautiful.

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  • 11

    Amazing… Talk about a handmade wedding! What a special memory for the bride and groom – not just the day, and the beautiful atmosphere – but the outpouring of love that family and friends shared by making such a magical event. Those mason jars… The tables… The furniture! Wow, just wow!

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  • 12

    that furniture is unbelievable! and i love that lighting – what a beautiful wedding!

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  • 13

    This wedding is beautiful and so elegant! What is the style name of the wedding dress and where can I find it?

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  • 14
    marissa breanna on August 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    This wedding is INSANELY GORGEOUS! Please come plan mine! ?

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  • 15

    Kara – I emailed Anastasia and asked what name and style # her gown is. We’ll keep you posted!

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  • 16
    Mother of the Bride (MOB) on August 5, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you all. Your comments are so sweet and encouraging.
    Her dress was “Novia D’Arte” from Alhambra, Spain.
    (They take quite a bit as the dresses are made in Spain. It took us about 10 months to get the dress in from Europe).
    Her veil was “Eve of Milady” from New York for the ceremony and
    Her headpiece was a “Maria Elena” headpiece from Miami, FL for the reception
    I have to say that Viviana and Nathaniel made it work. It would have been a disaster without them.
    Nathaniel’s food was absolutely divine. He knocked the sox off of all the guests. His wait staff and he are truly without comparison. No other caterer can compare and I recommend him without a single reservation!!
    Viviana is just devoted and entirely dependable in every way. As a coordinator, she is outstanding. I fired the first coordinator and the first caterer so I am hard to please and if I have this high praise for Contemporary Catering and Bella Notte Events, it is hard earned. I am blown away by their incredible dedication and superior standards and believe me I am almost impossible to please.
    Blessings and Wedding Wonderful to you all
    Mother of the Bride
    :D

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  • 17

    This wedding is gorgeous! I love those mason jars. Did they give them out as favors? What a cute idea!

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  • 18

    Those folks know how to MOVE! Family of talented dancers : ) They really looked like they had a spectacular time.

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  • 19

    Does anyone know what style her dress is? I went to the designer’s site, but couldn’t find it. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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  • 20

    This was stunning, literally watching the video i felt myself tearing up :) it was gorgeous! I love all the little details, one of the things i adore the most is the incredible furniture! Where did you guys find such great stuff, and what was the pricing like?

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  • 21

    WOW! What a beautiful bride who put together a glorious event!!! Love the tufted furniture and the draped tents and magnificent white flowers!

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  • 22

    Your Wedding was great just so beautiful! You look very happy! My questions is about that music on the video! I love it! Do you know the music?

    Love is Great!

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  • 23

    I love all of those drapes and linens, which ones were handmade and I would love to buy them off of you if you are selling them or havent yet.

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