This stunning wedding alone has turned me into a full-fledged winter wedding fan, from the snow covered walkways to a long-sleeved lace dress that I literally can’t stop staring at. With romantic florals and planning by Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings, it’s the perfect combination of style and British flair. Eric Rudd Photography captured every moment and you can fall in love with the full gallery here.
From Eric Rudd Photography… Stephanie and Brian live in London (we first met on Skype) and the Bride is a graduate of Indiana University of Bloomington. What really stands out for me is the Bride’s long-sleeve wedding dress…very British/European!
From The Bride… For our wedding day, we envisioned an elegant, classic, and intimate affair – with a nod to European glamor and vintage chic. We live in London and were engaged in Paris, and wanted to honor these experiences on our big day. I chose a 1950s long-sleeved lace gown and satin Fendi heels to pay homage to my Italian heritage and love of fashion and vintage silhouettes; Brian wore a petrol-blue, 3-piece Paul Smith Bespoke suit to honor traditional English tailoring, along with Paul Smith shoes, a Gucci tie and Falke socks (all in reference to his travels). I incorporated a brooch on my bouquet that belonged to my late grandmother, and carried my father’s handkerchief – my something ‘borrowed’ and ‘blue’ as it was ink-stained – that also belonged to my late grandfather. Brian wore antique cufflinks that I bought him for our first Christmas together in 2009. Surrounded by our closest family and friends, we were married on the campus of Indiana University (my alma mater) and celebrated with a wonderful dinner provided by IMU Catering. We chose a palette of white, cream and blush to compliment the winter season, with accents of navy to pick up the tones in Brian’s suit. Our first dance song was ‘Si tu vois ma mère’ by Sidney Bechet, which is the theme song to the movie ‘Midnight in Paris’, one of our favorite films. We worked with the Beck Chapel organist to tailor our music choices – while the welcome music was traditional Baroque, we had U2′s ‘All I Want Is You’, Sigur Ros’s ‘Untitled 3′ and The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’ set to the organ for the bridal party processional, the bride’s processional, and the recessional, respectively. Our entrance song was a live jazz rendition of Steely Dan’s ‘Peg’. All of these little details came together to make for an incredible day, but for us, the best moment was seeing each other in the chapel as the music played – after this, time stopped and the rest is history!
Photography: Eric Rudd Photography | Cinematography: Two Are Better | Event Planning: Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings | Floral Design: Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings | Wedding Dress: Heavenly Vintage Brides - London | Cake: Sugar And Spice | Stationery: Double Bravo Designs | Ceremony Venue: Beck Chapel | Reception Venue: Indiana Memorial Union | Bride's Shoes: Fendi | Rings: Kleanthous Antiques | Catering: Indiana Memorial Union Catering | Film Developing/Scanning: The FINDLab