Cincinnati Wedding by StephCarson Photography
January 5, 2011
ModernVintageWeddings in Historical Venues

There is no reason that decor should be restricted to one style and this Cincinnati wedding by StephCarson Photography is a perfect example.  I love both vintage and modern weddings and the two mesh so nicely here with vintage milk glass, succulents and killer stationery (both the bride and groom are designers).  Best of all, this dynamic duo got creative at keeping costs down and pulled off their dream wedding within their budget.  Check out the full gallery for loads of pretty, pretty details!

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We decided to get married in our hometown of Cincinnati due to budget restraints and the majority of our friends and family still living there.  I have always envisioned an outside wedding, but due to the erratic weather in Cincinnati, we decided to keep the wedding indoors.  Everything was in downtown Cincinnati, and the venue had both the historical and vintage feel we wanted.  It also had a special place in my heart since my parents also had their reception there 25 years ago.

Both Rick and I have a design background, so the design and creation of this wedding was definitely fun and exciting for the both of us.  We designed and assembled all of the wedding stationery.  Everything was inspired by the collaboration of our lives.  We used a "cowboy" font for his love of everything country, and we also used a "vintage" and "cursive" fonts for the vintage modern look that we both love.  For the overall aesthetic of the wedding, I worked closely with our florist.  She was amazing!!  I wanted to bring that outdoor wedding that I have always dreamed of to the indoors with certain design elements. The flowers used reminded us of an elegant outdoor wedding that worked perfectly in the reception hall.   Also, we made sure that we used succulents in our arrangements which was inspired by our California lives.  The tall centerpiece candlesticks were made by my father to save cost.  The cocktail tables and seating chart table were also DIY projects that my father and I worked on the week before the wedding to save money.

Our wedding day was gorgeous. The sun was brightly shining as we walked around that city.  We only walked within in a couple blocks radius, and were able to find some amazing structures to take our pictures.  We rented a trolley to keep the nostalgic feel, but also for fun.  Rick and I are happy to share this wedding with you, and we are so happy that we had the beautiful budget friendly wedding that we envisioned.

Photography: StephCarson Photography / Flowers:  Marti's Floral Designs / Event Planner:  KL Wedding Designs LLC / Stationery: Erica Keuter Designs / Ceremony Location:  St. Louis Church Cincinnati / Reception Location: Cincinnati Club Building