Real Wedding by Lisa Vorce, IV
October 20, 2008

Okay, if you thought that the outdoor reception from today's featured wedding by Oh How Charming! was gorgeous, WAIT until you see the dessert station, the indoor decor, the beauty of the day turned to night...

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photos by Docuvitae

From Lisa...

As the final surprise of the dear friends at the Vanilla Bake Shop set up the most insane "Marie Antoinette" inspired dessert bar which was devoured within minutes. Beyond all the gorgeous decor...I have to say working with Sara and Ian, and their amazing families made everything that much more special. Their wedding was such an extraordinary celebration of love, and Sara and Ian were an absolute blast to work with. We miss our daily e-mails and calls with them!! Thank you as well to Laura and her amazing team at Docuvitae for capturing the event so beautifully.  The images are simply stunning!

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This wedding is such luxury...complete, unabashed romance. And yet, there are elements that you can pull on any budget. The pretty array of simple candles gracing the mantelpiece, the perfect little cupcakes in a simple chocolate and white scheme, the infusion of zebra prints for a pop of chic, the hodgepodge of china that could be found on ebay or in flea markets. There really are so many elements of this wedding that could be interpreted to different budgets and style. It just takes a little bit of imagination!

For my own wedding, we sourced ebay for months collecting champagne saucers to add to our table decor. Each and every piece was different. It not only looked gorgeous, in that elegant mismatched style, it also brought something a little special to the table settings.