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Vintage Wedding at Greenville Country Club

This garden wedding, at Greenville Country Club, has just the right balance of traditional elegance and vintage charm. A 100-year-old lace gown with ribbon sash. Soft roses in antique silver tea kettles. It’s the perfect design of old meets new, and thanks to MK Photography, it’s all sitting pretty right here.

Country Club

From the Bride…I knew the wedding would be perfect as long as the weather was nice, since we were married in a garden. We had a huge thunderstorm the night before, but it cleared up and we had a beautiful, sunny day with fluffy white clouds in the sky.

Our table numbers were maps of places Connor and I have traveled to or lived in together – like Crested Butte, CO (where we lived during summers in college); Burgundy, France (where we went on a cycling/wine drinking tour); and Philadelphia, PA (where we bought our first home). The flowers were set into vintage family silver pieces.

It was fun to see my grandmother’s cocktail shaker on one table and Connor’s grandmother’s tea set on another. It reminded us that the wedding wasn’t only about us, it was also the joining of two wonderful families together.

We had a display set up on the piano with pictures of everyone who had worn the dress before me – my great-great-aunt Margaret, my great-aunt Sissie, my aunt Trish, my mom and a picture of me too. My mom also had a small book made detailing the history of the dress that our guests could read. It was pretty amazing that the dress has survived so long so we wanted to highlight that. I wore a vintage wedding dress that my great-great-aunt Margaret Costello made in 1906. She was an apprentice for a Parisian designer in Philadelphia, and she imported the lace from France and sewed it together herself. The dress was passed down through the family – I was the fifth person to be married in it! When the dress was originally sewn, it had long sleeves and a large collar around the neck. By the time my mom wore it, the sleeves had been shortened and she added a piece of ribbon around the waist.

The most memorable moment from my wedding day was probably the exchange of rings. The jeweler had recommended that we size the rings up to be sure they would slide on easily the day of the wedding, but I wanted it to fit snugly (I have a tendency to lose rings easily). When Connor went to put the ring on me, I could see in his eyes he was afraid it wouldn’t fit – but it went on fine, and he gave a Tiger Woods-esque celebratory gesture with a loud ‘Yes!’ Everybody laughed, and it brought lightheartedness to the whole ceremony.

Photography: MkPhoto | Floral Design: Sweet Peas Of Jennersville | Hair And Makeup: Salon 828 | First Dance: "Just The Way You Are" By Billy Joel | Music: CTO's 5th Avenue | Venue: Greenville Country Club

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My dears, clear you calendars for Sunday, April 27th, 2014; you’re not going to want to miss the mid-Atlantic’s premier bridal fashion event, Style to the Aisle…A Bride’s Runway! Held at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, this incredible event will showcase some of the latest trends in bridal couture.

The runway will be filled with designs from some of the best emerging and well-known bridal designers such as Justin Alexander, Lillian West, TULLE New York, Winnie Couture, Christopher Schafer Clothier and more! Truly a one-of-a-kind event, brides will have the chance to see gorgeous gowns on the runway, try products and services in the exclusive Style Lounge and browse and try on accessories! With a focus on one-of-a-kind fashion and beauty, avant-garde fashion as well as classic designs, the Style to the Aisle event will be a fabulous time for all.

Brides even have the chance to win fabulous prizes such as a four day, three night honeymoon to Mexico courtesy of Palace Resorts and a gorgeous Island Bridal by H&O headpiece. Fashion Insider VIP tickets are $65, and General Admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased right here. Ready to get your tickets?! Well now’s the time, because Style to the Aisle is offering SMP readers $5 off Fashion Insider VIP tickets and $10 off General Admission Tickets with the code STYLE.  Enjoy, lovelies! xo


Photo Credits: Duke Photography | Lindsay Thorne Photography