Love, love, love all of the girly details that this bride infused into her day. Her color palette of Tiffany Blue and White is so crisp…sophisticated with a hint of prep. Super cute.
all photography by Jonathan Hanson
From Laya, the lovely bride…
I made one of a kind clutches for my bridesmaids – each one was different using various fabrics for the lining, as well as the details in the pleats, etc. I also made the hairclips worn by the flower girls.
Etsy was my main source for stationery and other decorations. My wedding invitations were designed and printed by Jennifer from Pink Lily Press. I also worked with Ashley Bowen, the designer/owner of 2BirdStone to create digital designs for map/direction inserts, table numbers, thank you cards and favor inserts/tags, inspired by my invitations – this gave me the opportunity to shop around for a printing company in my neighborhood to save money. The ring pillow was created by Rainsend, the Cake Topper by DK Designs, and my hairpiece was custom designed by LoBoheme. I had our photo guestbook custom designed by Amanda from Paperlust, and instead of seating cards, we had Giselle from GE Designs create a seating chart that matched our stationery. The chairback decorations were created by Maria from St Jude’s Creations using crepe paper.
Our wedding was everything I’d hoped for and more. Despite the weather channel’s predictions for rain, there was not a single dro pof rain all day and the sky was as clear as it could have been. The day really was filled with all the vintage charm the town of Havre de Grace could offer, with love and laughter, a whole lot of dancing, great music and amazing food!!!
Today, we are featuring the prettiest wedding sent to us by one of our readers. Which I love by the way. There is no reason for me to blab on and on when the gorgeous bride is here to share all of the deets!
Photography by Jonathan Hanson
My wedding colors were Tiffany blue, Ivory, and silver. My dress is by Watters – I loved the simple and flirty silhouette of the dress, especially the ruffles. The beaded sash added just enough sparkle to the ensemble. The bridesmaids’ and Flower Girls’ dresses were from J.Crew’s spring Wedding Collection. I love and live for J.Crew. I really wanted my attendants to be able to choose a dress that they felt most comfortable in. I also bought an after party wedding dress from J.Crew (I got it on sale for $70!) so I can continue the celebration in style.
As for the flowers, I knew I wanted white hydrangeas and peonies. The bouquets, boutonnieres and ceremony decorations were done by Amanda’s Florist. To save money, I only had Amanda incorporate peonies into my bouquet. I asked her to include pale pink peonies to add a touch of unexpected color and to make it super feminine. Amanda was always there when I had questions and was willing to do anything for my to fit my budget.
To save money, I arranged the centerpieces with a help of a friend. I had always loved flower arrangements in antique mason jars and galvanized buckets – I really got lucky and walked into one of the antique stores in Havre de Grace and got 15 antique blue mason jars for $1 each! Each flower arrangement was accompanied by vintage lace doilies and tea light candles. I ordered 80 stems of white hydrangeas from Fifty Flowers – which we ended up only getting 40 2 days before the wedding…turned out to be a blessing in disguise because 40 hydrangeas were more than enough and arranged then 2 nights before the big day. We ended up having extra hyrangeas which Chasi placed everywhere. We used ribbons in different colors and width as accents.
More to come!
We are finally wrapping up our Cayman Island trip and although I am sad to leave, I am ready to get back home and see my little girl! Plus, it’s all rainy here so it’s the perfect day to leave!
Today, I wanted to share this adorable wedding that came through our office from a pretty devoted SMP reader. She has taken a lot of time to give us all of the fabulous details (which I love) so I am just going to get right to it!
We were married May 9, 2009 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Vandiver Inn, Havre de Grace, MD. I love anything vintage-inspired. I’ve always pictured my wedding to be in a garden, or in an old mansion, maybe at a vineyard, or in a barn. A wedding that is intimate, with charming, shabby-chic details that are one of a kind. I didn’t want an event that was too formal – I wanted our guests to feel like they were at a backyard wedding reception. I really wanted a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Photography by Jonathan Hanson
The Vandiver Inn, an old, Victorian B&B in Havre de Grace, Maryland, gave us everything I wanted in a wedding and more. The interior of the mansion was decorated with antique furniture and accents that I literally swooned when I first walked in the mansion. The pavilion out back, where we had our reception, was simply adorned with twinkle lights and chandeliers on the ceiling and the sides with white curtains. The pavilion had just enough decoration, giving me enough room to create a space that I wanted. We also booked all the rooms in the main mansion and in the two adjacent houses – total of 18 rooms for our closest friends and family, to make it a weekend long celebration. John and Susan, the owners of the mansion (and Susan is also the ONLY chef – exquisite food!) and Chasi, their wedding coordinator, made the planning process so easy and flawless. Chasi was there for me throughout the plannig process and on the day of the wedding, she really was like a Fair Godmother – what ever I needed/wanted, she was there to take care of me.
So much more to come!