Rise and shine, you wedding loving lovelies. It’s Monday morning and we’ve got some fantastic weddings coming your way. After spending hours upon hours swooning, and then swooning some more over this Pennsylvania soiree, I have an announcement to make. I am 100% in love with The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants and what they can do for a wedding. They have created an elegant, chic, and personal wedding to absolutely die for, and ever little detail is exactly what the bride described wanting. Photographed by Hoffer Photography, I’m sure this is one of those weddings that will send your little fingers afire, Pinning away. Especially on those flowers from Robertson’s Flowers. And the best part is – the gallery is chock full of even more.
Need a little more of this adorable couple? How about the highlight film from GMElliot Videography?
I knew that our wedding had to have a vintage feel to it because Nathan and I are definitely a couple that wish we lived in the 1960’s. That being said I didn’t want to go overboard and have it end up being kitschy because I have always dreamed of having a really elegant, formal wedding, so I was very torn on how to have an equal balance of both without ending up more towards one direction.
So after collecting a million pictures of both retro and traditional weddings I ended up with a rounded out idea – a shabby chic wedding, more chic in the reception area and keeping the ceremony (which was set to be outside and had to be moved indoors at the last second due to rain) and cocktail area with more fun vintage details – like cake plates stacked with flowers and frames with pressed flowers.
We also wanted people to walk around the cocktail hour when they were able to see more things and look at something and say “Oh wow that is SO them.” I feel we were able to accomplish this with our “Love Is” framed cartoons, birdhouse card box, and microbrew tasting.
The birdhouse card box was so perfect for holding all the wedding cards and looks so cute in our house now. It was made in our wedding color scheme so it fit perfectly and I LOVE that is says “est. May 7, 2011”.
For the flowers throughout the cocktail hour and reception I wanted it to look fresh and bright and like we just picked them but still with some structure. So to achieve this I decided to have very little greenery in the bridesmaid’s bouquets and on the tables but to keep the garden-y feel we hung mossy green vines from the chandeliers and hand an amazing arch made with curly willows vines and our flowers!
It was so perfect!
Venue: Lake House Inn / Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering / Wedding Planning: The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants / Photography: Hoffer Photography / Cinematography: GMElliott Videography / Ceremony Officiant: Journeys of the Heart / Ceremony Music: Philadelphia String Quartet / Flowers: Robertson’s Flowers / Reception Entertainment: Three Rivers Entertainment / Invitations & Stationery: Argus Printing / Hair and Makeup: Francesco & Giovanni Salon & Spa / Gown: Monique Lhuillier, The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne / Bridesmaid dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse / Cake Topper: Jayne Williams Cake Toppers / Socks: Advantage Bridal / Headband: Jennifer Behr / Earrings: Haute Bride / Wedding Card Birdhouse: Etsy, Door County Woodworks / Mr. & Mrs. Signs: Etsy, Romantic Planet / Aphrodite beaded Garter: Etsy, Florrie Mitton / Personalized “I do” Hanger: Etsy, Rachel Walter