This vintage styled airplane engagement session from Pattengale Photography is too cute for words! The shoot is a nod to Colt’s proposal, which he did mid-air with an adorable emergency check list. Read the cute story below!
Around Thanksgiving last year, Colt had asked me to join him for a “fly-in holiday dance” at a hangar he connections to. We both dressed up in our holiday attire and bundled up for the early December cold. I met Colt at the local airport, where he rented a Cessna, after he had already completed the pre-flight. Colt was excited to share that he would be filming our flight with some go-pro’s, because he wanted to video tape my first landing (which I was nervous about.) He had secured one go-pro to the wing outside the cabin, and another was mounted on the dash. We took off and Colt gave me control to let me have some experience flying. He took back the control and asked me to grab something from the backseat. As I turned around to find what he wanted, we experienced an engine spurt, which alarmed me. Colt was also seemingly alarmed, which was very concerning, as he is a very experienced pilot. He asked me to begin the emergency checklist to help him get back to the airport safely. As I got through the list, he asked me to read the emergency flight ring engagement procedure, which turned into his proposal. My now husband is quite clever and good at playing pranks. He had simulated an engine issue to startle me into reading the “emergency procedures,” which were actually step by step instructions for his proposal. I of course accepted with delight, realizing that, first of all, I was going to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, that we were not in an emergency situation, that the proposal had been caught on camera, and that he had all of our family filming us from the ground.
Lovers of art deco and 1920’s style will fall head over heels for this inspiration from Lindsay Lazare Photography! The black and gold color palette is so classic for this vintage style, but we love the pops of pink to soften it up a little. All of the floral installations, from the stairs to the centerpieces, are stunning and give that added bit of romance to this era of glamour.
The inspiration for this shoot was highly connected to the gorgeous venue. Built in 1837, Dramatic Hall’s builder was connected to President Abraham Lincoln. The venue sits at the top level of the historic building. The shoot truly captured the dramatic elements of old Hollywood Film Noir while showcasing style inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Handmade details such as the bride’s feather headpiece as well as the bridesmaids’ fans perfectly transport the images back in time. Glitzy gold, and art deco inspired the tablescape. A hanging floral chandelier installation balanced the glitz with some softness. Name cards were hand-lettered in gold on black paper and silk napkins added additional textures to the table.
Photography | Lindsay Lazare Photography | Venue | Dramatic Hall | Planning | Whiskey and Wine Events | Florals | Maple Field Floral | Stationery | GENEVIEVE CERASOL | Cake | Sweet Bakes Cafe | Rentals | Durants Party Rentals | Candles | The Lucid Candle | Hair | Sarah Julianna Beauty | Makeup | Cait Bozzone Esthetics & Makeup and Beauty by Daniela | Wedding Dress | Allure Bridals from Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique | Headpiece & Feather Accessories | Forever Brooch Bouquets | Groom’s Attire | The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses | Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique | Jewelry | The Curated NY | Submitted via Matchology
Today’s cute couple eloped on the day the groom was deployed, so they had a fun vow renewal and reception celebration on their one year anniversary with family and friends! We love how the bride had her mother’s wedding dress turned into a party dress for the occasion! Eureka Photography was there to captured all the pretty.
Harrison had been in Afghanistan for 6 months when he came home for his mid-tour leave. We enjoyed a fabulous two week vacation, and the night before he went back to finish his deployment, we decided we didn’t want to wait another day to get married! The next day we searched for a judge that would fit us into his schedule. Finally we found the perfect Justice of the Peace that heard our story and re-arranged his entire schedule to fit us into his day. The Judge presided over a phenomenal ceremony, giving our close friends and family, a ceremony we will remember for the rest of our lives. Two hours later he was back on a plane to Afghanistan. One year later we celebrated with all our friends and family with a more formal reception!
I wore my Mother’s wedding dress. We knew somebody who remade it to look like a formal cocktail dress since I wasn’t walking down the aisle. It was very special to both me and my mom. The bridesmaids all got to choose their dress as long as it was maroon and short. Harrison and his groomsmen wore black suits and for his gift to them he bought them matching maroon ties.
Since our wedding happened a year earlier we really just wanted a place where everyone could come for the weekend and celebrate our one year anniversary with us. We were looking for a weekend get away where all of our families and friends could stay and enjoy beautiful Central Texas. We picked Log Country Cove because of it’s scenic location on Lake LBJ and all of the cabins available for rent in the same area. That way, our family could be close to us and we had several fun activities to do for the weekend.
My mom gathered vintage wedding pictures of both our grandparents and our parents and had them sitting out on a table with the guest book and some pictures of Harrison and I. It was such a cool personal touch. My mom also found a retailer that carried a brand of wine produced by the Gauthier vineyard. She bought the retailer out of every box they had and gave many of the bottles of wine to our closest friends and family. We also served the Gauthier wine at the reception. We have also saved a few of the bottles for a keepsake.
For me, the most important thing were the flowers. Flowers make me happy and dress up the already beautiful venue even more. We also just wanted everyone to have a good time. We got a DJ and a really fun photo booth. The photo booth gave us a copy of every picture and made an album for us. That was such a priceless gift. Really we could not have had such a beautiful wedding with out the help of our parents. They really made it possible for me to have a truly dream wedding.
Photography | Eureka Photography | Venue | Log Country Cove | Planning | Sister Events | Florals | Picture Perfect Events | Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas | Cake | Lisa’s Cakery | Rentals | Whim Hospitality | Hair & Makeup | LC faces | Heirloom Alterations & Headpiece | Heather’s Pretty World | Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse | Submitted via Matchology