Before we get into the last of the details from today’s featured affair, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Robert and Kathleen for sending this to us and of course, to Dagney and Michael for letting us share in the celebration. Together with Candice Dowling of Jubilee Events, the crew is giving us a window into such a special wedding, such a romantic story…
From Robert and Kathleen…All of it looked right at home in their location, an airport hanger at Oxford Airport. The room looked perfect – almost feeling like a WWII USO function – complete with many gentleman in uniform (many of the guests were fellow servicemen), which was even more appropriate being that Saturday was Armed Forces Day.
From Robert, Kathleen and Candice…When Dagney & Michael took to the floor for their first dance, the look was complete. They they were – a classic couple in a setting so perfect it seemed like the creation of a Hollywood producer. The couple hired a classic 7 piece swing band to play music from the big band era. Their first dance was the Etta James classic, At Last, sung by their very dear friend Ana. The band provided amazing music all night long and gave a great rendition of Tuxedo Junction that had all their guests up and dancing!
A few extra details…The guestbook was a wooden propeller, handmade by local artisan. The placecards were actually boarding passes that the bride’s mother got from an airline. The table numbers featured “gate 1,” etc. All of the waitstaff wore wing pins from Continental Airlines.
OH and that amazing dress…it’s Maggie Sottero!
This afternoon we are all about travel inspired weddings. And when we saw this one, photographed by the incredible Robert and Kathleen Trenske, our heart did a little pitter patter. It’s just so unbelievably romantic. Seriously makes me want to swoop my husband away for an incredible vacation, a trip to Paris, a weekend of kisses, old movies and really great champagne.
From Robert and Kathleen…Dagney and Michael wanted a wedding that really reflected their personality and lifestyle. They both LOVE flying – a lot. Since she was raised in a military family (her father was a Commander in the Navy), and Michael is a Major in the Army, they decided to have a 1940s-style, aviation themed wedding.
With the help of Candice from Jubilee Events , they had everything they needed at the reception to really capture the style they were going for – a swing band, a black & white checked dance floor, even a vintage 1930s plane. The bridesmaids wore short white dresses and yellow sashes and all of the flowers were in shades of yellow and green.
From Candice…The bride carried a modern take on a cascading bouquet that was complete with gorgeous parrot tulips and yellow ranunculus, among other lush white and yellow flowers. The centerpieces were an arrangement of the same flowers including varying roses. They had beautiful white lilacs in silver mint julep cups and tall, fragrant flowering branches that were organically arranged by Jubilee Events in fluted vases.
Flowers were all designed by Flore Flower Design and linens by Cloth Connection.
So much more to come!
Now on to the AMAZING (and by amazing, I mean…holy cow, I can’t believe this is a real wedding amazing) wedding of Dagney and Michael that took place this past May at the Oxford Airport. The incredible team at Robert and Kathleen Photographers, along with the fabulous planner Candice Dowling of Jubilee Events helped to bring this beautiful wedding to fruition and I have to say, I am swooning.
A man in uniform, a vintage airline hanger, a bride that is as gorgeous as she is chic. Does it get any better?
Before we get into the wedding details, I have to share Dagney & Michael’s Engagement Story (from Robert and Kathleen)…
Dagney grew up up loving planes. From air shows with her Dad, to taking up flying herself, aviation has always been a passion for her. When it came to finding someone to spend the rest of her life with, it goes without saying that he had to love flying too. That was one of the things eHarmony searched for when looking for her perfect match. And there he was. Michael – an Army pilot, who loved flying (both helicopters and planes) just as much as he does. They hit it off right away. He knew she was the one, and he knew the perfect way to ask her to marry him. Dinner would follow the proposal, but the real magic would happen on the way there. What better way to get to dinner than for him to fly them both there? The flight was really the whole point of it all, of course, because up at 5,500 feet, he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him.
The wedding just gets better and better, I swear. And both Robert and Kathleen AND Candice at Jubilee are stopping by to share all of the incredible details that they infused into this perfect event.