Nothing says romance better than an intimate wedding built for two. The unique touches of 1930’s vintage inspiration of this elopement gives us a special thrill. Thank you to this beautiful couple, Yliana and Nicholas, who lovingly shared their most meaningful moments, and all the details that went into designing their special day, with our readers.
The couple exchanged vows in a traditional, yet uniquely private, Jewish ceremony under a chuppa set in front of the Forsyth Park Fountain, Savannah, GA. In attendance were the wedding experts who helped to make this day possible. A 1928 vintage saxophone player offered beautiful music throughout the evening. The bride’s vintage inspired dress was redesigned to include the lace shawl and long sheer lace sleeves for a custom vintage look and was paired with stunning pair of custom teal colored Badgley Mischka heels. Her handsome groom was dapper in Calvin Klein and hand crocheted kippot.
As the sun set, the couple moved to a perfectly appointed candlelit table complete with linen table cloth, two vintage candelabras and a gorgeous setting of vintage pieces that were hand selected by the bride and groom. Details included; vintage Italian Avon silver bud vases, an amazing antique silver champagne bucket, authentic 1930’s Fostoria etch blue champagne glasses, vintage embroidered white linen napkins-which the couple had monogrammed- and vintage Japanese rose patterned china surrounded by hand stamped silver pieces. A vintage crystal pedestal cake stand held the gorgeous monogrammed cake. Winter colors of soft blue, cream and white floral arrangements picked up the colors in the vintage china and beautifully complemented the silver place settings.
We love that the couple chose a horse-drawn carriage, complete with champagne toast, to ride off into their lives together.
The Palo Verde trees in full bloom on this gorgeous spring day in Scottsdale, Arizona, made for a perfect backdrop to the rustic vintage garden wedding of Rachel and Scott. Thanks to the genius photography skills of Mike Olbinski Photography, we have the honor of sharing this amazing wedding with you.
Crystal bead and pink carnation flower garlands swayed from the tree under which the ceremony was held. Scattered potted petunias that Scott’s mom planted, along with paper lanterns and hanging strings of café lights completed the rustic, yet romantic theme.
While scouring wedding blogs for inspiration, Rachel fell in love with a vintage wedding dress from the collection at Mill Crest Vintage. She wasn’t local to the vintage boutique, so she took a leap of faith and ordered it online. With a few alterations and tweaks, including adding buttons up the back, Rachel had found the vintage wedding dress of her dreams.
Rustic wooden tables set with mismatched bottles, doilies as runners, real vintage glassware, and beautiful vintage silver perfectly set the tone for this rustic and romantic vintage theme. To add a personal touch to their special day, Rachel and Scott included a few DIY wedding details such as the dinner menus, which were cleverly written on reclaimed doors. The homemade grape jelly wedding favors were lovingly made by the bride’s parents, who live in rural Indiana. The place settings were accented with sprigs of rosemary from Scott’s parents’ backyard. Fragrant centerpieces of succulents complemented with sprigs of rosemary were scattered throughout the tables, along with vases filled with fresh flowers for a comfortable, yet elegant touch.
Rachel and Scott also shipped in some famous Tell City Pretzels from the bride’s hometown. Other intimate and personal touches also included vintage wedding photos of each of the couple’s family members in attendance and their 60 guests were invited to use the vintage typewriter to sign the guest list.