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A Vintage Pennsylvania Wedding

A Vintage Pennsylvania Wedding

Katie Slater of Carla Ten Eyck sent over the most creative, beautiful off/upbeat (you know what I mean, right?) vintage wedding that will blow your minds. If you live in the NY tristate area, keep your eyes peeled for their vendor list – though their wedding was in Milford, PA, they hired several vendors from Connecticut and New York. I squealed when I spotted her DIY tags made with one of our wedding templates!

From the bride, Leila:

We were fortunate to be allowed to get married at Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in Milford, PA (one of three weddings ever held on this amazing forest conservation estate). I spent my summers running around the grounds when I was a kid and the place holds a lot of significance to me on several levels.


For my attire, I wanted something unique, elegant and eye-catching. I found a vintage-styled dress at JCrew, where I also bought my shoes, and vamped up the theme with a 20th style finger weave hairstyle.


Matt’s suit…An interesting story. I think he asked me to marry him mainly to have an excuse to get a custom suit made by Manuel, (located in Nashville, TN). Matt pretty much just asked for suit with Joshua Trees, paying homage to Graham Parsons, and Manuel went to work. We were beyond happy with the result. I’m not a fan of tuxedos and really enjoyed seeing Matt wear something he loved and looked great in.


For décor, I wanted to choose a style that was timeless so as not to stand out from the 19th century architecture of the property, but with a slightly vintage garden theme, as my great-grandmother, who once lived at Grey Towers, and after whom I’m named, was an avid gardener.


For the seed packet favors, I bought yellow envelopes from PaperSource, onto which I typed using a typewriter, our information and the type of seed to be enclosed. The seed was from our garden, collected the previous fall.


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Wedding Vendors (most vendors are based in CT, but the venue was in Milford, PA):

Photographer: Katie Slater of Carla Ten Eyck / Second Photographer: Sara Code- Kroll of Growing Tree Photography/ Venue: Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in Milford, PA / Florist: Cathy Ryle of Dingmans’s Flowers (570-828-9999) made the large ceremony arrangements, Pinchbeck’s Rose Farm in Guilford, CT is where they purchased the flowers for their centerpieces / Caterer: The River Rock Inn / Wedding Cake: Main cake from Flower Upon Flower in Bedford, NY, chocolate cake from Take the Cake in Guilford, CT and cannolis from Libby’s Italian Pastries in New Haven, CT / Wedding Dress and Shoes: J.Crew (Lyden dress style) / Veil: TessaKim on Etsy / Hair: Donna Helene in Milford, PA (570-296-7221) / Groom’s suit: custom made by Manuel in Nashville / DJ: The Wagon Riders, out of New Haven, CT (

Katie Slater of Carla Ten Eyke and Sara Code-Kroll of Growing Tree Photography are based in CT, but are available to travel.

Growing Tree Photography is a proud sponsor of Ruffled.

I have many more images to share, check back soon to see the rest!

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