A Romantic Vintage Wedding Inspired by the 1920s with Pops of Pink
I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing grooms stepping up the style stakes, and today’s Groom & his Groomsmen, in their seersucker suits and boater hats, nearly outshone the bridal party, but only nearly!! With a unique and fun spin on Gatsby glamour this romantic vintage wedding from Zac Wolf photography had me wowed from the very first image and I am sure it will you too…..
See what I mean? How amazing do those bridesmaids look in their mismatched dresses and fascinators? Absolutely full of fabulous style, creative flair and personal details, Caroline & Brian’s intimate Summer affair was just as every wedding should be – all about them! I am going to let lovely bride Caroline tell you all about it….. “We really wanted our wedding to be an intimate affair with our closest friends and family. Most of our guests were spread throughout the country, so knowing they were all traveling great distances to be with us, we wanted to create a cozy atmosphere. We also wanted to add a little whimsy and fun to the day, which is why we decided on a 1920’s theme. We have always felt lucky to have a romantic love story, reminiscent of great literary works, and we wanted to carry that through to our wedding day. We shopped around for inexpensive décor pieces that wouldn’t break the bank, but also evoked a timeless palette. And we encouraged all of our guests to dress to match the theme and have fun with it. We were blown away by how many people really embraced our vision and knew that it was “US.”
Because we were focused on an intimate and welcoming party, all of the decisions we made had this idea in mind. We originally wanted our colors to be romantic pinks and blues, but somewhere along the planning process we began to incorporate other soft pastel colors with contrasts of black, silver and gold. We really just gravitated toward what stood out to us……”
Bouquet recipe ~ pink peonies, sea star fern, sweetberry rose, pink lisianthus, green hydrangea.
“We both grew up in New England, so finding a venue that represented that, and felt familiar and warm to both of us was very important. We decided on The Mile Away Restaurant because of the beautiful gardens, the natural elements of the property and the warmth we felt from the staff. Needless to say, the gardens fit in perfectly with our 1920’s/Gatsby garden party idea.”
“We spray painted a chalk board and I wrote out and designed a “program.””
“We DIYed our mirror seating charts by spray painting them gold and hand writing everyone’s names.”
“Brian hand sewed his bow tie and pocket square.”
“Our best men actually officiated the ceremony. We had joked for years that they would perform the ceremony at our wedding because they had been there with us from the beginning. It made the day even more meaningful and special having the people closest to you make it official. We also incorporated a hand-fasting ceremony to symbolize the binding of our souls and lives for eternity.”
I absolutely love the mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses and how fabulous are those fascinators??
“We created a guest book from an old type-writer, to bring you back in time.”
Pearls of Wedding Wisdom from the Bride…..
“I think the most important piece of advice we can offer to couples that are going through the planning process is to stay true to your vision as a couple. It really is a representation of the two of you and you should be happy with the outcome. We really tried to stick to this while we were going through the process. And, on our wedding day, the best feeling was everyone’s comments about how they could see us individually and as a couple throughout the wedding.”
A huge congratulations to the super stylish and adorable Caroline & Brian, wishing you both every happiness as husband and wife! A big heartfelt thankyou to them to their wonderful photographer Zac Wolf for capturing every detail of their big day so perfectly and for allowing me to publish it here on Chic Vintage Brides. Do pop across to his website www.zacxwolf.com, or follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, to see more of his work.
Photography ~ Zac Wolf
Wedding Dress: Liv Harris via Vows
Veil and Headpiece ~ BHLDN
Bridal Shoes ~ Jimmy Choo
Bridal Jewelry ~ Necklace from the Bride’s Grandmother, Earrings & Bracelet from J. Crew
Floral Design ~ The Garden Party
Venue & Catering ~ Mile Away Restaurant
Makeup ~ Deanna Flanagan
Bridesmaids’ Dresses ~ Alfred Sung
Groom’s Suit ~ J. Crew
Wedding Cake ~ Frederick’s Pastries
DJ ~ Ryan Durkin of White Label DJs
Photo Booth ~ The Danger Booth