Being an interior designer, this bride knows a thing or two about creating a memorable and aesthetically pleasing space and that’s exactly what she did for her sweet, vintage-inspired, garden wedding. Giving into her love of flea market scouring and antique treasure collecting she put together a pretty as can be package of white and green details with mismatched vases and romantic, lacy touches. David Nget Photography photographed all the lovely details and Naumann Studios captured the day with their vintage chic film that you can check out below. See all the details in the full gallery!
From the Bride…My name is Hillary, and when my husband Ryan and I envisioned our wedding we wanted something that felt vintage, intimate, unique, handmade, and had the comfort of home. My husband and I also wanted incorporate our shared Irish heritage in the wedding especially since we went to Ireland for our honeymoon. I am an interior designer, so I love the design process. Since neither of our families had the kind of home that would accommodate our guests for the reception, we found an amazing property called the Jones Victorian Estate in Orange, CA. This family owned and operated venue was the perfect setting for our vintage inspired home wedding. On the estate there is a beautiful white Victorian house built in 1881 with beautiful gardens and property surrounding the home.
As an interior designer I love to shop for treasures and really love old, timeworn items. I found some beautiful things at local flea markets for the centerpieces, and various decor throughout the wedding. Each table was unique using a mixture of antique vases, teacups, vintage books, handmade doilies, Velvet ribbon, and vintage silver teapots. We selected florals that were old fashioned like garden roses, gardenias, peonies, ranunculus, and waxflower. The bouquets had velvet ribbons and lace, fastened with cameos. For our DIY projects my mom and dad helped me to build a custom vintage crescent moon photo backdrop, and a old fashioned camera with tripod which had a Polaroid camera attached for guests to take pictures with fun props! Other handmade items were our welcome sign, suitcase with sign for cards, and my absolute favorite item was the cake topper that my mom handmade which is truly beautiful. Our cake was also designed to look homemade even though we had an amazing gourmet baker make it. It did not have frosting on the outside, but had lots of yummy whipped icing layers and fresh flowers. We felt it had a soft warmth adding to the home feel of the wedding.
To add the Irish influence we played some Irish instrumental music during the ceremony, served Murphy’s Irish Stout (Murphy is my new last name) and incorporated the ancient Irish “hand-fasting “ ritual in our ceremony in which a handmade cord of ribbon is tied around the couples hands uniting them in marriage.Our music selections were mostly from the 30’s and 40’s. The band that played during the cocktail hour was my Dad’s band Riff Raff (minus my Dad) which is a vintage string quartet who plays a lot of Django Rinehardt songs from the 30’s. The entire wedding felt like you had stepped back in time!
The photographs were taken by David Nget Photography, and we feel he really captured the day and just love his aesthetic. We also had an amazing videographer from Naumann Studios who put together a wonderful short video of our special day, I love to watch it and remember how lovely it all was.
Venue + Catering: Jones Victorian Estate / Wedding Photography: David Nget Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Naumann Studios / Event Designer: Hillary Nichols Interiors (Bride) / Event Coordinator: Michelle Gregory of Jones Victorian Estate / Make-up: Noel Nichols Make up Artistry / Hair: Janine Jarman of Hairroin Salon (Celebrity stylist from Shear Genius TV Show) / Wedding Cake: Missy’s Devine Desserts / Floral Design: Flower Allie Weddings / Officiant: Ty Woolworth / Ceremony Music: Sascha Nichols + Eric Nichols (Father of the Bride) / Band: Riff Raff / DJ: Dolce Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal Collection / Wedding Jewelry: Nadri Collection via Nordstrom / Bride’s Shoes: Dyables (flower details added by the Bride) / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal / Groom’s Suit: Custom / Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux / Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas / Wedding Cake Topper: Dawn Nichols of Coronation Cake Toppers