A Fairytale Disney-Inspired Vintage WeddingKeira Lemonis Photography
Oh my goodness today’s wedding is Delightful! (with a capital D) Now, I am not usually one for ‘themed’ weddings, but Kristyn & Adam’s Disney inspired celebration is such a magical affair, and manages to remain both stylish and romantic. So grab a chair, sit back and lose yourself for a while in their truly fairytale day….
Bride Kristyn has been kind enough to share all the details of how this perfect day came about…. “I had always wanted to get married at Disney World, but after realizing that wasn’t going to be an option for us, I decided to get creative and bring some Disney magic to upstate NY. My vision was “1955 Disneyland” – full of whimsy, nostalgia, and vintage Disney touches! My color pallete was coral, peach, mint green, and mint blue.
We only toured one venue, because as soon as we opened the door to the Mansion Inn in Saratoga, we knew it was the one. It was the perfect setting for us. The space was very flexible. We held our ceremony on the lawn, the cocktail hour in the rose garden, dinner under the outdoor tent, and dancing in the barn. (So many opportunities for decorations!) Plus, we were able to stay in the mansion’s beautiful rooms for the weekend with our bridal party! “
In my bouquet I had David Austin roses, café ole dahlias, white anemones, ranunculus, silver brunia berries, silver dollar eucalyptus, new guinea eucalyptus, and white astilbe.
My mom helped me with my choices for flowers because she worked at a flower shop! I knew I really wanted ranunculus because I think they’re whimsical and fun, and I also loved anemones and eucalyptus. My mom helped me pick out the other flowers that would work well with those choices. I wanted to focus on peaches and whites, and I asked for the shape of my bouquet to be “controlled chaos”. My florist was Chatham Flowers – the shop where my mom was working at the time!
I LOVE my dress. It made me feel so vivacious and elegant! I knew I needed a Mooshki dress as soon as I saw them online. I was googling tea-length, vintage inspired dresses and my eyes were continuously drawn to the Mooshkis! They’re UK based, but luckily they travel to NYC twice a year for American brides. They were lovely to work with, and they helped me create my custom dress.
To finish off the look, I wore a rose gold and pearl hair piece from
Rosy Rose Studio with a matching bracelet.
My talented parents helped with a lot of the details. My father built the beautiful arbor for the ceremony and our dessert cart. (complete with hidden Mickeys!) He also helped make our DIY photobooth, the sign post, and any other woodworking projects I needed help with. My mom works at a flower shop, so she helped with some of the arrangements – and even made a topiary Pluto!
Luckily I’m a drama teacher, so I had a full summer to dive into projects before our September wedding… and I kept myself busy crafting for three straight months! It’s hard to list everything, but I can say with certainty that my favorite projects were the table centerpieces. Each table had a cloche with a different Disney attraction inspired scene.
WORDS OF WEDDING WISDOM
Planning a wedding is overwhelming – especially if you are including a lot of DIY elements. Pinterest is a great platform for inspiration, but don’t feel like you need to create a carbon copy of the weddings you find on there! Gather some ideas, and then take a step back and think about how you can make it your own. Do what makes you happy!
My husband LOVES peanut butter and chocolate – so we had a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling! (And Mickey ears on top) We opted for a small cake, because we also wanted to have churros, candied apples, and Mickey shaped rice krispie treats at our dessert cart.
My photographer was Keira Lemonis– and she was awesome! I found her website on Wedding Wire. I was looking for a photographer that captured the essence of a couple truthfully, but with his/her own personal style. Keira fit the bill, and her work is absolutely beautiful. She made us feel like models!
See what I mean? I am so in love with this wedding!!! Many many congratulations to Kristyn & Adam, as well as a big thankyou, to them and of course to their wonderful photographer Kiera Lemonis who captured every Disney inspired detail so perfectly. If you love her photography and would like to see more of her work head over to her website www.keiralemonisphotography.com and be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Or if you love this retro and super romantic wedding, and are looking for more inspiration for your own big day, then you might want to see Tricia & Aaron’s mid-century Maryland wedding or Caitlin & John’s Museum garden wedding, and Amy & Patrick’s city garden wedding (Amy’s dress is an absolute MUST see!) or Sonia & Jule’s Woodland wedding with their high tea reception.
Credits & Contributors
Photography: Kiera Lemonis Photography || Venue: The Mansion Inn || Event Coordinator: Annie Brill, The Mansion Inn || Floral Design: Chatham Flowers || Stationery: DIYed by the Bride || Videography: Terraform Entertainment || Wedding Cake: Chef Rick at the Mansion of Saratoga || Hair: Jacqueline Paratore || Makeup: Polina Lounello || Wedding Dress: House of Mooshki || Groom’s Attire: Black Lapel || Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson || Bridesmaids Dresses: Skirts from Stylish Brides, and Tops various || Headpiece: Rosy Rose Studio || Catering: Chef Rick The Mansion at Saratoga || Entertainment: DJ Chris Johnson & Justin Friello || Groom & Groomsmen Ties: Knotty Tie || Fastpass Escort Cards: Invitation DiSigns || Favors: Main Street Melts || Bunting: Fabrika UK || Custom Celebration Buttons: Jasmine Victoria