When the wedding planning began my sister was not one of those girls that had her wedding planned since she was little. She knew she wanted something different and with vintage touches, but that was it. Luckily for her she has a sister that loves designs and does her fair share of events. I got to work and from her pins came together with a vision. She wanted a vintage, romantic and glamorous wedding and that is exactly what we came up with.
First stop in setting the tone was invitations. I love Minted and have used them many times in the past. I knew that we could find something there and luckily they had just launched a foil pressed invitation line and that worked perfectly with our vintage, romantic, glam vibe. Along with gold and silver they also had a rose gold option and since my sister’s engagement ring was also rose gold we knew had to do rose gold and went with Wedding Bouquet.
Another detail from the wedding was a vintage steam train that would be taking guests from the ceremony space to the reception space. So, we also wanted a small dose of 1920’s art deco to mimic the design in the train cars.
Her dress was designed by Matthew Christopher and had beautiful lace detailing and then the underlay was a slightly tea stained color that was simply stunning.
I lent my sister a vintage elephant brooch for a little bit of good luck on the big day.
This is one of my favorite shots!
After the first look and group shots we headed to the Essex Steam Train where the ceremony was taking place.
After the ceremony we took a train ride and got dropped off at the wedding reception location, The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT.
One of my sister’s favorite parts of the wedding was hitting up thrift stores and finding mini vases or glasses to use for the placecards. We loved paying attending to the small details and I must admit this was one of my favorite parts as well.
During cocktail hour my sister and I had a little surprise for the bride and groom! I pride myself on being an amazing gift giver so, when it came time to figure out what to gift the new Mr. & Mrs. I needed something big. So, we reached out to the acapella group that surprised my sister during her engagement and had them travel to CT and serenade them. They loved it!
Another special treat for the wedding was Chloe the photo bus! My sister saw it online and feel in love with, but it was out of the budget. Luckily for her all of the bridal party chipped in and gifted it to her for her bridal shower!
During Colombian weddings they have a set hour that is known as crazy hour. During crazy hour props are passed out like paper crowns, fake mustaches, masks, maracas, etc. Just silly and fun props that you can dance with. So, we decided to do the same during the final hour of the wedding and everyone had a blast.
Lastly it turned out June 3rd is National Donut Day so that morning we placed a call to Flanders Donut Bake Shop and ordered a ridiculous amount of donuts so, that all of the guests could grab a sweet treat as they hit the road.
I may or may not have taste tested all of the different kinds!
Hopefully you have made it to the end of the post and I didn’t bore you with too many photos. I had thousands to pick from so, it was hard to just pick a sampling.
If you are still wanting more then here is a peek at their wedding video from Shutter and Sound:
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oh wow! Beautiful wedding. Also, when I was a kid (we’re talking early 90s), Flanders Donuts is where we’d go on Sundays for donuts! Can’t believe they’re still there!
absolutely over the top amazing.