What a lovely wedding I have in store for you today! When the invitation designer extraodinaire Tifany from Gourmet Invitations sent me images from this wedding I couldn’t resist. A vintage inspired wedding in Michigan (erm, where I got married too)? Yes, please!
From the bride, Christina:
Pat and I’s taste is best described as traditional with a major twist. He loves everything modern and unique, and I love everything that hints at old vintage style but with edge. Our wedding was the perfect mesh of styles.
We spent a great deal of time finding the perfect attire for the day. I knew I wanted a vintage looking gown with Chantilly lace. I bartered my way through getting my Alvina Valencia gown at a steal. Once I saw the back with to the floor buttons I was in love. I was very honored to wear my mothers veil that ended up matching more perfect that words can described, for the reception I found a gorgeous swarovski crystal comb. For my borrowed a friend of the family lent me her grandmothers mink that dated back to the affluent era of the 1920 New York, NY. Definitely made the vintage look.
There were few things that Pat was persistent on for the wedding, prime rib, wearing edelweiss, and a custom suit. He did get all three and looked like an Armani model in his three piece suit. His great grandfathers pocket watch was a great classic touch to his look.
Every detail of the ceremony was the perfect intimate event we wanted. The harp music was beautiful and the Hope Chapel made us feel like we were truly surrounded by our closest friends. Like us, everyone in our bridal party is unique and wonderful. The guys all wore matching red skinny ties and their own black suit. The girls all selected their own Bill Lekoff gown and wore red or black shoes. Even our good friend Nick showed his support by wearing red shoes.
Our yummy cake was a specially created lemon cake with 5 layers of raspberry fruit and lemon curb by Christine’s Cakes. Christine herself was in attendance where she was praised by us and many of our guest for the beautiful hand scroll work. I could not say enough about all the paper products for the day. Tifany of Gourmet Invitations made this paper lover’s dream come true. The details of the invitations, seating chart, table numbers, and oh so awesome coat checks added that special touch we were looking for.
All photos by Dionne from The Shooting Gallery.