This vintage inspired wedding is chock-full of pretty colors and some of the sweetest DIYs you ever did see. Right now we’re totally loving the white tent lined with vintage handkerchiefs, the tea tins turned floral vases, and the picturesque Vermont setting including a sweet, little love chapel. Dreamlove Wedding Photography captured all the details perfectly and if you’re like me and love a pretty, outdoor New England fete, you can click here for even more.
From Dreamlove Wedding Photography…Andrea and Joe had one of the most quintessential New England weddings we’ve photographed yet. They incorporated some very cool DIY ideas into their day, had fun lawn games for guests, and happened to get one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen in a long time. But, what struck us about their wedding was that they somehow managed to have everything in balance on their wedding day. What I mean is, they didn’t over-do it with the decorations. They had their ceremony in a church that fit roughly the same number of guests they invited, and they didn’t sweat the details. I feel like, as photographers, we see so many couples who want to incorporate tons of decoration ideas into their wedding. Sometimes, I feel like this can work depending on the venue and number of guests, but more often than not, I feel like the amount and variety of decoration can overwhelm guests. And when there is so much to take in, I think in the end, lots of folks miss the details that couples put so much work into!
Andrea and Joe did a great job of picking a simple decoration theme (colorful cardstock paper circles and hearts sewn together) and using that theme to tie their wedding together. Andrea was able to get a room at the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville, Vermont to get ready in, and it happened to have the most gorgeously “classic” Vermont backdrop ever! Before Andrea and Joe met for their first look photo, they exchanged love letters. It was such a sweet idea, and really seemed to keep things in perspective for the day. After shooting some lovely rustic portraits of Andrea and Joe (including one where we were surprised by a crew of bicyclists!), we headed to the Newark Union Church for their ceremony.
Andrea and Joe had worked together to create several garlands of paper cardstock hearts and circles which they strung up around the alter of the church. The simple garlands really added a romantic shabby-chic feel to their ceremony. They also designed simple paper cones for guests to scoop dried flower petals and toss as they exited the ceremony.The tent reception was just a short walk from the church, and it was held in Joe’s parent’s backyard. Again, they had strung up garlands of cardstock circles from all corners of the tent, and decorated the tables using tea tins as flower vases. They hung old family photos on a vintage bird cage, and handed out adorable porcelain bird salt and pepper shakers as gifts! Andrea hung vintage handkerchiefs that belonged to both of her grandmothers along one wall of the tent, and also wrapped one around her gorgeous rose bouquet. After dancing and toasting, the evening was topped off with one of the most gorgeous sunsets we’ve seen all summer. This was truly a perfect Vermont wedding.
Wedding Photography: Dreamlove Wedding Photography / Ceremony Venue: Newark Union Church / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Bride + Groom Portrait Location: The Wildflower Inn / Wedding Dress: Inspired by Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Bouquets / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Bride’s Jewelry: Nadri / Rings: Blue Nile / Bride’s Hair Flowers: Lucia Bella / Groom’s Ring: Rings by the Fox and the Bird / Catering + Cupcakes/Cake: Market Cafe / Music: Val Davis / Floral Design: All About Flowers / Tent: Northern Vermont Tent Rental / Stationery: Andrea Martucci