Ending off the week with this soft summer wedding inspiration captured by Vanessa Velez. The look is elegant and romantic, yet with lots of natural wood details that give it a sophisticated rustic feel. My favorite details are the wood place mats and the hand-painted macarons. And of course I’m in love with the beautiful high-waisted vintage 60’s wedding dress.
Photography & Design | Vanessa Velez Photography | Location | Mathewson Hammock Park Miami, Florida | Planning | Ever After Wed | Florals | Ala Flowers | Desserts | Sucrette Miami | Rentals & Decor | Confetti Family Event Production | Paper Goods | Only One Mark | Dress | Vintage | Hair & Makeup | Just Naivi | Headpiece | Vanessa Velez
I love the vintage glamour style of today’s New Orleans wedding from Sapphire Events, with images by Greer G. From the art deco styled paper goods to the lush florals, the fun yet elegant vibe of the French Quarter really shines through.
With family and friends all over the country, we knew no matter where we chose to have our wedding it would be a destination wedding for many. And what better destination than New Orleans? I was born in New Orleans and much of my extended family is there, and I always loved the welcoming spirit of the city, great food, and all of the special traditions that come along with a New Orleans wedding. The French Quarter was the perfect location for so many out of town guests, not only because it was a great introduction to the city, but it allowed for all of the hotels and wedding events to be within walking distance.
I had my British grandmother’s sixpence coin from 1940s in a small pocket sewn into the inside of my dress for good luck. There was also lace from my other grandmother’s wedding dress tied around my bouquet. My something blue was a pair of garters sewn by my great great aunt, which were also worn by my mom and her sisters at their weddings.
The second line was amazing! Such an indescribable feeling to lead a parade down the streets of the French Quarter right after you’ve just gotten married!! All of the handkerchiefs we handed out to the guests for the second line were vintage finds, so each one was unique. The vintage handkerchiefs I gave each of my bridesmaids also had her first initial on it.
For the style of our wedding, we used the words “vintage glamour” frequently in describing the aesthetic we were going for. The color palette seemed to evolve naturally from our theme and our reception venue, which had a very cozy and romantic feel. As a result, we used lots of candles and personal touches, such as our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos, to make the space even more inviting. Anemones also ended up being a small theme we tied throughout the wedding. After I chose them for the flowers, they also ended up on our cake, cake knife and server set, and the belt of my dress.
I think creating a sense of intimacy, warmth, and a special experience for all of our friends and family was very important to us. The whole weekend truly felt like an event where everyone could relax, enjoy themselves, and celebrate with us. It was also important to us to consider what memories or keepsakes we would be able to take away from our wedding. So choosing the photographer and the videographer was a big priority for us. We also loved the idea of a “guest book” that could be on display in our home so I was really excited when I came across the idea of a thumbprint tree on Etsy.
Photography | Greer G | Planning and Design | Sapphire Events | Ceremony Venue | Ritz Carlton Courtyard | Reception Venue | Latrobe’s on Royal | Florals | Kim Starr Wise | Rentals | Perrier Party Rentals | Cake | Pure Cake | Paper Goods | Simply Letterpressed | Band | Phunky Monkeys | Lighting | Luminous Events | Videography | Dyle Films | Dress | Ines Di Santo from Ivory Bridal Atelier | Jewelry | BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses | Adrianna Papell | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Hair & Makeup | Kiss and Makeup | Groomswear | The Black Tux | Transportation | Unique Transportation Inc | Second Line Band | Kinfolk Brass Band
Sharing some charming secret garden wedding inspiration from V.A. Photography today. It is a cute little set up, perfect for a garden elopement. I love the subtle peach color palette and all the greenery. My favorite detail is the garland with its handmade paper flowers intwined with fresh florals. It is such a great idea that really adds a lot of dimension. And did I mention the puppy? Definitely the most darling part of this shoot!
Photography | V.A. Photography | Venue | Tuckahoe Plantation | Styling | Dear Sweetheart Events | Rentals | Paisley & Jade | Paper Goods | Jess Creates | Paper Flowers | Sweet Pear Paper | Hair and Makeup | ELLE Style Studio | Dress | Tiffanys Bridal | Videography | Violet Iris Studios | Bride and Groom | Freckled Italian