Trash the dress sessions aren’t just for the bride anymore. I love that more grooms are choosing to join in the fun to get some more portraits after the wedding. How sweet is this fall shoot from D. Park Photography?
Who ever thought fog and rain would be a beautiful addition to a wedding? I’m in love with this gorgeous foggy Maine wedding from Emily Delamater. With a neutral color palette and stripe detailing (I’m obsessed with the striped bouquet ribbon!), this wedding is every bit as chic covered in a thick New England fog.
From the outset of planning our wedding, there was one thing we held as top priority: the people! As long as all of our favorite people were there and having the time of our lives then our wedding would be a success. Getting to Camden is a trek, and we wanted everyone to have plenty of time to get to know each other, so we made the wedding a weekend-long celebration, starting with lobster and microbrews on Thursday night, followed by a beautiful rehearsal dinner at the Camden Harbour Inn on Friday night and a welcome party at the Whitehall Inn, and extending through the wedding and farewell brunch at Point Lookout.
We had originally planned to have a winter wedding. I’m from Maine, and Ben is from Minnesota, so we love all things snow and cold. However, it quickly became evident that attempting to fly people in to Maine from all over the country in snowy December was, perhaps, not the best idea; there’s a saying in Maine that “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute” because the forecast changes so quickly, and we didn’t want to take the chance on cancelled flights and stranded guests (not to mention, vendors). So we settled on a summer wedding instead.
One of our favorite moments came when our chauffeur arrived at the summit, soaking wet. We had forgotten to tell him that the ceremony site was moved, and he had been waiting for us at the library! He was a good sport and suggested a brief ride around the resort. We found a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the backseat, but the glasses had been lost in the shuffle, too, so we toasted right from the bottle! Looking back, it was one of the only moments that we were alone together, just the two of us. And that was really special.
The décor was inspired by our love for books and the outdoors. We used old library cards for the escort cards, and covered books for table numbers. A vintage typewriter accompanied our guest book. And, of course, I snuck in Christmas-y elements where possible: I came down the aisle to Tchaikovsky’s “Pas de Deux,” from The Nutcracker, and our florist mixed balsam accents into the flowers. The flowers, by Seasons Downeast, were a lovely array of peonies, hydrangeas, roses— all of my favorite flowers—and arranged to be wild and overflowing to suit our natural landscape.
The takeaway from our wedding was that, like a marriage, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes you have to adjust, scrap the old plan, and make a new one. In our case, that new plan was even more perfect than the one we originally envisioned.
Photography | Emily Delamater Photography | Venue | Point Lookout | Coordination | Lisa Tapken | Florist | Seasons Down East Designs | Cake | Sweet Sensations | Gown | Anna Maier-Ulla Maija Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo | Makeup | Adore Rouge | Hair | Aphrodite Salon | Harpist | Danielle Langord | Band | DC Project | Transportation | NorthEast Charter & Tour Co. Inc.
For this next addition of Get the Vintage Look, I am highlighting one of the most famous wedding dresses of all time, Grace Kelly’s stunning lace gown. Obviously, I couldn’t do a vintage gown series without bringing this beauty up!
The lace sleeve gown Grace Kelly wore to her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 is nothing short of iconic. Designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose, it represents the epitome of classic bridal style. Her look is a popular one of emulate, most recently (and notoriously) Kate Middleton’s wedding gown which was said to be inspired by it.
The closest look alike to the Grace Kelly wedding classic I could find was the Katrina gown from Rosa Clara. It has the high rounded collar, long sleeves and lots of lace, just like the original.
If what you love most about the gown is the long lace sleeves, here are a few of my favorites. This is perfect if you are having a winter wedding or a more religious ceremony and need to cover up.
Another favorite feature of Grace Kelly’s gown is the wide cumber bun-like waist band. It is great if you are wanting to flatter your mid-section.
One of my favorite parts about Grace Kelly’s gown is the billowy satin silk skirt. It is such an elegant look.
If you are a fan of Grace’s lacey high neckline, here are two fabulous choices. This high neck look is not very common, but is totally sophisticated and chic.
Instead of a tiara (which was expected for a royal wedding), Grace chose a juliet style veil that was popular for the day. Below are a few of my picks that capture the lace trimmed vintage look.
What do you think? Are you loving Grace Kelly’s iconic look too? Is there a vintage bride who’s look you’d love to see modernized? Be sure to check out the first edition of Get the Vintage Look with Jackie O here.