For most wedding connoisseurs, the word “theme” has become the target of contemptuousness. Some are inclined to go slightly overboard, and the result leaves little to the imagination. When we opened our inbox to find Rebecca Hansen‘s St. Patrick’s Day-inspired photoshoot, our preconceptions were blown out of the water. Rebecca was able to take one of my favorite color combinations for wedding bouquets, green and white, and turn it into a jaw-dropping, ever-so-sweet wedding shoot. Don’t miss the gallery here!

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From the event stylist, Rebecca: This is a styled wedding shoot I’ve been working on for a little while. The idea behind it is that you can have a theme wedding without being tacky and going overboard, the theme here being a St. Patrick’s Day wedding. I wanted to use lots of green and white with gold accents. I love the look and feel of paper so I wanted to incorporate that as well. I think it turned out looking really airy and fresh and not themey at all! I love it. The bride’s dress is a vintage 60’s dress that is just adorable. Almost all the tableware is vintage from etsy.

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I’ve been trying to do a lot more work for myself this year. Things to help me grow as a photographer and wedding professional. I got the idea for this shoot when I saw a gorgeous, but simple green and white bouquet on another photographer’s blog. I really love the green and white color combo. It’s really versatile and fresh. You can use green and white for winter, spring, summer. I wanted to do a theme but not make it look to themey and blatantly St. Patrick’s. I started getting lots of green and white items but felt like it needed a little extra pop to help it catch peoples’ eyes and make it feel a little warmer, so I went with gold.

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I really love hands on projects so I did most of the preparation myself. I made paper chains for the “photobooth” area over a few days. It didn’t turn out as great as I had hoped but that’s ok, that happens. I made the 4 layer cake and covered it with paper leaves I had cut out from a thicker watercolor paper, with a stencil. It was just a mix, with raspberries and buttercream frosting (it was really good!).

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I used etsy as a major resource for finding a lot of the items used. I would encourage brides to look there for any vintage or handmade items the might need for their weddings.

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I met the florist Becca Olcott a few weeks ago in boston and she is a dream. I showed her what I had for the shoot and just told her “lots of green and white” and she got it just perfect! She was really fun to work with and so adorable.

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Kirsten Bingham is one of my best friends and designed the paper pieces for the shoot. I didn’t have to give her any direction other than green, white, modern. She does amazing work, and she knows me so well that I knew she would do it just perfectly. The models, Casey and Troy, are some of our good friends here in Boston and they’re great photographers as well. They were good sports to put up with all of my shenanigans and go to the beach in the cold.

green white vintage wedding

Rebecca Hansen‘s St. Patrick’s Day-inspired photoshoot, our preconceptions were blown out of the water. Rebecca was able to take one of my favorite color combinations for wedding bouquets, green and white, and turn it into a jaw-dropping, ever-so-sweet wedding shoot. Don’t miss View all photos here

Wedding Vendors (Boston, MA):

Venue: Hamel Mill Lofts, and Salisbury Beach / Invites, Menus, Placecards: EvaPaul Design Hair/Makeup: Kristen Strassel / Styling and concept: Rebecca Hansen Weddings / Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings / Floral: Petal Floral Design / Models: Casey and Troy Harrison / Tablecloth, Dishes, Glassware: Etsy / Ring: Westergard / Boutonniere: Wildfloret / Wedding Dress: Go Go Vintage Wedding Shoes: Old Navy / Paper Flowers: Luna Bazaar

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  • Elizabeth miller on July 26, 2013

    FANTASTIC.
  • Daniela on December 16, 2011

    beautiful! and this pretty dress, do you sell it ?! ;-)
  • Jennifer Valentine on July 2, 2011

    ...just love this whole idea! And i think the paper chains are beautiful! It is so funny how so often we think our own ideas and creations are not quite right, while they amaze others...the green and white and gold all had perfect balance. Fresh and crisp and simply perfect.
  • Tom Fowler on March 18, 2011

    I love the theme for this wedding. It fits them perfectly good job shooting it Rebecca!
  • Chelsea Patricia on March 16, 2011

    So lovely and perfect!
  • janis on March 15, 2011

    also, where is that suit from?
  • janis on March 15, 2011

    perfect perfect perfect! seriously. we're doing white and green flowers for our wedding and i've been having a hard time finding bouquet ideas - LOVE THIS ONE. gah! thank you so much!!
  • Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New on March 15, 2011

    Gorgeous pictures! I love his boutonniere... did you make it?
  • Jen on March 14, 2011

    Love the hair flower! Where's it from?
  • christina {simply modern} on March 14, 2011

    so simple & fresh...i love it!
  • Tamara Nicole on March 14, 2011

    This is gorgeous! I love the paper decor, how simple and classy at the same time:-)
  • Aileen@Love&Lavender on March 14, 2011

    Lovely! The green and white color scheme is so fresh.
  • Michaela @ Bliss! on March 14, 2011

    the shades of green work so beautifully with the whites. inspiring! and the stationary is great - the typography is so fun.
  • featherfactor on March 14, 2011

    Pretty! I love all the fresh green colors.

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