Here at Glamour & Grace, on Fridays we show gorgeous images. This breath-taking shoot photographed by Archetype is almost too dreamy for words. The Swan House is already a stunning one of a kind venue, but add in styling by the fabulous Sapphire Events and it is a knock-out. Every detail is effortlessly elegant. And the vintage gown from Gossamer is sweet romance personified (am I the only one who wants to steal it?)
Photography | Koby & Terilyn Brown, Archetype | Venue | Swan House | Styling & Design | Sapphire Events | Florals | Gertie Maes | Ribbon | Silk & Willow | Cake | Melissa’s Fine Pastries | Place Settings | Anthropologie | Linens | I Do Linens | Rentals | Nuage Designs | Paper Goods | Small Chalk | Gown | Gossamer | Hair Accessories | Lacielle Roselle | Makeup | Valerie Gernhauser | Hair | Terilyn Brown | Scans | Richard Photo Lab | Models | Nicole & Tyler Gatlin
I love seeing brides get the chance to wear their grandmother’s wedding gowns. It is not always possible, if it wasn’t saved or isn’t in good enough shape, but it is one of the sweetest details you can have in your wedding. Today’s wedding from Blueberry Creative is so lovely, especially since the bride wore her grandmother’s gorgeous gown. Paired with a necklace from her other grandmother and a darling bow in her hair, the look is timeless.
Our wedding was a fall affair with oranges, greens, yellows and gray. We chose Raleigh so the wedding was a destination affair for everyone but the bride and groom. The chapel allowed us to have a picturesque ceremony and an intimate reception.
The most important part of the wedding was making sure the day reflected us. The food we love, the music we danced to, and the people who are important to us. Our older brother officiate the ceremony, our closest friends were in the wedding party and our parents and extended family flew in from across the country. Our parents went to high school together. Both sets of partners are high school sweet hearts for Kellam High School in Virginia Beach. The groom’s father was the best man in the bride’s father’s wedding 30 years ago.
The groom, Dane, made the art for the cocktail hour, wedding portraits from our friends and family that had been married the year before. He also made the welcome sign, the place cards, and the beverage signs. Dane’s partners made the M&M Wedding favors and Katie’s Great Aunt Joan made the wedding cake. My favorite part of the day was the dance party. It was great to be surrounding by friends and family have a great evening.
Photography and Videography | Blueberry Creative | Venue | All Saints Chapel | Planning | A Southern Soiree | Florist | The English Garden | Caterer | Rocky Top Catering | Rentals | CE Rentals | Band | Hotcakes Band | Gown | Heirloom gown altered by Larisa Style | Hair | Alter Ego
I am so excited to announce a new series on Glamour & Grace today called Heirloom Inspiration. I will be going through all the fabulous heirlooms you may have passed down from your family and showing great ways to feature them in your wedding. Up first are vintage mirrors! I have this really gorgeous mirror that I received after my Nana passed that I have long thought would be a fabulous piece at a wedding. Mirrors, especially meaningful vintage ones, add tons of character to an event. So here they are, 6 fabulous ways to use vintage mirrors on your wedding day!
1. Table Numbers – This is probably one of my all time favorite table number ideas! Small table mirrors are perfect for this and such a conversation piece!
2. Escort Display – I love these two ways of utilizing mirrors for escort displays. Either as a cute sign, or for a larger mirror using the mirror itself. This couple made it easy and printed off their names and then placed it on this statement piece mirror for a beautiful look.
3. Guest Book – A lovely mirror set up at your guest book is a wonderful addition. You can even take it a step further and have guests sign the mirror with a glass safe pen.
4. Program – I fell in love with this idea of a hanging mirror near the ceremony for the programs. No need to waste paper and the look is gorgeous.
5. Signage – If you have a larger piece it is a great idea to use for signage. Welcome your guests with your favorite piece or try your monogram or writing out a meaningful quote.
6. Decoration – Worry about writing on it? Use your mirror along with some other great pieces to set up a beautiful cake display or lounge area.
What do you think? Would you want to use vintage mirrors for your big day? If you love the look but don’t have a family piece to use, there are many vintage rental companies that have great pieces like these for rent.