Give me a wedding with dark purple hues and succulents galore and I am one happy blogger. But give me a wedding styled to perfection by Tinsel & Twine with vintage goodness from Unearthed Vintage and pretty pictures by Gesi Schilling Photography and you have never seen a smile this wide. Because this is a wedding that can really start your weekend in style and you can see it all right here.
And a gorgeous film from Matthew Tynan? Yes, please.
From Tinsel & Twine… Lee and Andrew are a super sweet, creative couple based in Brooklyn. She is an ad agency creative director, currently studying interior design. He is a classically trained chef. Originally, they had planned to invite their friends and family to a Brooklyn wedding in the Fall. To ensure that family members could attend, they ultimately decided to move the event to the bride’s hometown in the Springtime.
Our challenge was to create the same slightly moody, vintage-inspired, sophisticated atmosphere in sunny, tropical Coconut Grove.
We worked closely with Unearthed Vintage to create a city chic dinner party. We placed eight of their wood farm tables end to end with mix-matched chairs, lined with lace runners. Along the tables, we used stacks of antique books to stage a collection of brass candlesticks with black tapers, floral arrangements made in patina’d cups and amber glass bottles, and bowls of stone fruits. One of our favorite details was the collection of blue printed plates the bride sourced in the months leading up to their wedding.
The dancefloor space and dessert table were accented with unique elements like a ouija board, kitchen scale, and taxidermied alligator head.
To get from the ceremony at the Church of the Little Flower to the reception at the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, guests were invited aboard a double-decker tour bus and taken along a scenic route of the area.
Lee and Andrew spent some of their first moments as husband and wife by having an adorable impromptu picnic in the park.
At the reception, guests enjoyed a family style dinner and epic dance party. The couple got the party started with a choreographed first dance set to “Have Love, Will Travel” by The Sonics.
Guest favors were brown bags of the groom’s signature spicy trail mix.
To make their exit as husband and wife, Lee and Andrew left aboard a motorboat. The next stop in their happily ever after was a honeymoon in Thailand.
Photography: Gesi Schilling Photography | Videography: Nanette Brenden | Floral & Event Design: Tinsel and Twine | Ceremony Venue: Church of Little Flower | Reception Venue: Biscayne Bay Yacht Club | Catering: Fare To Remember | Ceremony Gown: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Reception Dress: Zac Posen | Vintage Furniture & Prop Rental: Unearthed Vintage