For anyone that knows, loves or stalks the fabulous Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess, you have officially hit the wedding jackpot. Because the lovely, oh-so-lovely, crazy talented doll of a blogger has offered to share her recent wedding with us here on SMP. Yep. She chose Style Me Pretty to show off her beautiful, messy, take your breath away wedding and I couldn't be more thrilled. And with Arrow & Apple behind the lens, it's like a blogger's dream come true with one pic after another that is sure to turn Pinterest into an all out feeding frenzie. So you have to PROMISE me that you'll check out the gallery, where there is so much more handmade Elsie goodness and check back in a bit because Elsie helped us craft the PERFECT Buying Guide!
And if those magical photographs weren't enough...please, take a peek at this baby by Goodwin Films...
From the crazy talented bride... When Jeremy and I envisioned our wedding day, we wanted it to be really personal. I'm a designer and he's a song writer, so we spent a lot of time and energy on pretty visuals and our music selection. I own a boutique and we chose to host our ceremony on the third floor of our building, above my shop. The space is open with huge windows and peeling wallpaper. The ceilings are partially exposed. It's a really amazing old building. We loved the idea of holding our ceremony here because we knew we'd be the first couple ever to get married in that spot! Our aisle was covered in white feathers and the flower girls threw colored feathers as they walked down the aisle.
My sister walked down the aisle with her puppy. That was our "something borrowed" from a friend's wedding last year. Our family has a love for pugs (we have three) so I'm happy that one of them got to walk down the aisle!
For the dresses I chose vintage lace inspired dresses with bright jewel toned tights. The girls had amazing beehives and looked like they came straight out of a 50s movie! My dress was by Orla Kiely. She's my all time favorite designer, so it only seemed right.
After our rehearsal dinner we had a bouquet making party. All of the girls made their own bouquet. I loved how each one was different. We made velvet flowers and mixed them with roses, daisies and feathers. I made all the boutonnieres with pretty feathers I found on Etsy. They were really fun to make and even cuter than flowers, I thought. I made my grandmothers' corsages with feathers and vintage brooches and our mothers' bouquets with feather birds.
Our reception was styled with vintage lamps, lace and jewel tones. My favorite details were the raspberry cupcakes and the hand painted holga cameras on the tables. We chose signature cocktails and my favorite was the raspberry mojito. For dinner, we chose heart shaped pancakes.
My favorite memory from the reception was when we were dancing. I told Jeremy that I was so happy and he said, "I'm sad it's almost over." I thought that was cute. Always a good thing to hear from your husband after so many long months of wedding planning!
In our memories the day has a warm glow about it. We loved every moment!
Wedding Photography: Arrow & Apple / Cinematography: Goodwin Films / Wedding Ceremony Venue: Red Velvet (The Bride's Boutique) / Wedding Reception Venue: Savoy Ballroom / Wedding Reception Design: Sharon Taylor and Stylizing by Kendra Skinner of Lonie Mae /Bride's Shoes: Harajuku Lovers via ModCloth (Red Shoes) + Swedish Hasbeens via Olivine Atelier (Silver Shoes) / Bride's Dress: Orla Kiely via BHLDN / Hair: Holly Neufeld + Sarah Lockhart / Wedding Invitations: Ello There / Flowers: DIY, The Bridesmaids / Desserts: Emma Chapman, Sister of the Bride / Engraved Forks: Lisa Leonard / Gelato: Gelato Mio / Fringe Banners: Nice / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vintage + ModCloth / Bride's Head Piece: Vintage / Men's Ties: Vintage