Leila Brewster, I love you. And this drop-dead gorgeous vineyard wedding you’ve so expertly captured? Well, I love this, too. Because anytime you combine a gorgeous bride (an Anthropologie Visual Manager, btw) with a dapper groom and a whole world of romantic meets vintage details, it’s akin to Christmas morning. See all of the beauty right here.
And a sweet film from Exhale Cinema…
From the Bride… I had a long time to envision my wedding day, every girl dreams of this day – but Greg and I had been dating 10 years prior to our engagement, so I had some added time to decide on color story, location, details, etc. I envisioned the day to be classic, romantic, fun and youthful and special for not only Greg and I, but a special night for our family and guests! I envisioned my wedding day style to be feminine, classic, sophisticated with an eclectic, vintage flair.
Being a Visual Manager for Anthropologie, I love small details – I wish I had time to do more! I infused a few details and had a little help from others too…
– Pashmina wraps for guests bundled in metallic ribbon with tags that had phrases referring to love and staying warm (“I’ve Got Your Love… To Keep Me Warm”).
– Ribbon wands to guests to wave during ceremony recessional.
– Photo booth props from my grandmother’s closet.
– My grandparents’ vintage luggage was displayed and used throughout.
– A typewriter I found while antiquing was used for guests to type “well wishes” to the bride and groom.
– Wine crates filled with grapes for guests to find their table numbers.
– Chalkboard signage (created by a talented artist and co-worker: Kristina Leo).
The grounds and view at Anyela’s Vineyard helped to create a wonderful backdrop to our wedding. This allowed the decor to be more minimal. We wanted a romantic, elegant, vintage feeling to our decor. I loved the color palette of blushes, cream, white, gold and metallics. Gold rimmed glassware, gold chargers, white linens, blush flower arrangements grounded with mahogany chairs and floral containers helped create this color story at each place setting. Lighting is always important at an event – we loved the fun feeling to the bistro lighting in the Sperry Tent and the vintage crystal chandelier helped to give it that vintage, elegant flair.
Walking down the aisle on your wedding day is such an amazing experience – feelings of nervousness, excitement, anxiousness. But after the ceremony, when I walked back down the aisle with my new husband, we had a very special few moments where it is just the two of us. Before our wedding party joined, we looked at each other and were just so happy that we finally did it and were officially married! It was a wonderful moment.
Another special and fun moment was surprising my wedding party and guests by switching into a party dress. Greg and I did a choreographed swing dance for our grand entrance into the dancing portion of the reception.
Photography: Leila Brewster | Cinematography: Exhale Cinema | Coordinator: Elle Events - Lynne Haberstock | Floral Design: Wildflowers | Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Patisserie | Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: J.Crew | Caterer: Rosalie's Cucina | Lighting: Hank Parker's Tent & Event Rentals | Venue: Anyela's Vineyard & Winery | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother