This fall Michigan wedding embodies the cozy romance of the season perfectly. Her shawl and veil are so classic and the decor is spot-on seasonal. Many hands pitched in to make this romantic affair and all the little details add up to a magical, autumnal wedding day.
From the bride. We envisioned a classic vintage-rustic wedding with a cozy feel. I have a lot of respect for the women of the 1930s-1950s, they were always gorgeous, showing off their assets without being sleazy. I didn’t want it to feel like a stuffy formal event, I wanted everyone to feel like they were just in their backyard with a few good friends celebrating.
Vintage, Rustic, Cozy, and classic. We used all fall colors (oranges, reds, wines, browns) to create something vintage, rustic, cozy and classic. My aunt Lori, the creative genius in my family, hand-painted a few signs and our table numbers, as well as painted Mr and Mrs white pumpkins. She also created all of my place cards, he “happily ever after” sign and table numbers were painted on recycled old barn wood.
My mom, sister, and I dried hydrangeas for the ceremony decorations and created the arrangements that hung on the chairs lining the ceremony aisles. My mom also dried apples and put them in my lanterns as decoration.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1)Use the INTERNET, this was my saving grace, if I thought of an idea I would google it and try to find similar ideas to use as inspiration or hints so I wasn’t re-writing the book! 2) Try to use local vendors it usually cuts the price dramatically 3) Choose a Master and Mistress of ceremonies that are organized and handle pressure well. They handle and deal with all the stress that day so you don’t have to! I don’t know what I would have done without my aunt and uncle.
Wedding Vendors (Millburg, MI):
Venue: Blue Dress Barn / Photographer: Amy Carroll / Florist: Floral Brook Florist / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm from Eva’s Bridal / Veil: Love, Lulu Mae / Shoes: Maxstudio/ Makeup: Julie Strating / Hair: Abby Allison-Dutcher / Bridesmaid Dresses: Belsoie/ Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein/ DJ: A&W Disc Jockeys / Caterer: Classic Catering / Bartending: Michigan Street Catering / Caramel Apple Favors: Sweet Seasons Orchards/ Wedding Cake: Dee’s Specialty Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Paper Garnish / Transportation: Indian Trails