When I first set my sights on wedding planning, thoughts of gorgeous, lace dresses danced in my head; floor length, vintage-inspired and beautifully romantic. I ended up with something quite different but in my mind I wanted to look just like this Bride. She’s a vision in lace that perfectly weaves into this East Coast affair. And with images by Hales Studio and a gallery stuffed to the gills with rolling vineyards and elegant details, perusing is a must.

From Hales Studio… When Jen and Eric asked me to photograph their wedding I had no idea what I treat I was in for! Jen, the bride, did every last detail for this wedding herself. She loves antiques and found all the table centerpiece tins at Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. I just loved her antique style to the day. Her dress was a beautiful cream color and her jewelry was her grandmother’s and went perfectly with the rest of her details. 

From the Bride… My vision for our wedding was a rustic feel with vintage touches, that’s why I went with the dark wood farmer tables with linen runners. I really wanted the wedding to be personal and represent my love for antiques. I had never seen tins used before in a wedding and thought it would be so unique. I searched for old advertising tins and talc powder tins in neutral colors for decoration. The advertising tins were used on the tables as floral centerpieces and the talc tins were strung by ribbon and hung with flowers on the chairs at the ceremony. My ring pillow was handmade by my Mom using my grandmother’s cameo broach, pieces of my great grandmother’s crocheted blanket and my Mom’s original wedding band.

The favors were handmade by my sister, and they were beautiful envelopes with a variety of antique handkerchiefs and fresh-cut lavender placed inside. She is in the process of starting her own business. The name tags were made at home as well as the frame they were placed on. We found an old frame which was glued, painted and distressed and lace was stapled inside to hook the name tags in by purple ribbon. Everywhere you looked were hand-picked antiques and I had so much fun planning but also antiquing for our special day.

Wedding Photography: Hales Studio / Venue: Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, Connecticut / Event Planning + Design: DIY by the Bride / Floral Design: It’s So Ranunculus / Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering / Favors: Vintage Paper Exchange / Wedding Dress: Marisa via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bride’s Veil: Borrowed from Bride’s Sister-in-Law / Bride’s Shoes: Kristie Ann Couture