Today I’m sharing this sweet vintage travel themed wedding from Jen & Chris Creed. One of my favorite things is that the bride wore her grandmother’s wedding dress, it is so perfect! I also love how they did their ceremony in the round, it is so great for your guests. And how cute are the vintage post cards as a guest book?
Coran and I met as freshmen at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky in the fall of 2007. In the fall of 2008 we became a couple. By the time we got engaged in April 2012 we had lived and learned a lot together, traveling around the US and studying abroad in England for six months, where we got to spend time adventuring around Europe. Coran surprised me that April day in baggage claim at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky by asking me to go on our greatest adventure yet by becoming his wife. Naturally, we decided on a travel theme for our wedding day, and my mother and I began buying up all of the vintage luggage we could find. Throughout the planning of our wedding Coran and I agreed we wanted something small and personal and as stress-free as possible! We decided to do the ceremony in the round in order to bring everyone closer together and to give everyone a better view. We also incorporated family details and travel pieces throughout.
One of the most important family pieces to me was wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1952 for the ceremony, which my mother and I drove to DC to have restored and which my mother painstakingly pressed, repaired, and in part remade for me.
Coran’s favorite part of the day was the shower of streamers which descended on us as we exited the ceremony. The forecast was uncertain and all morning we were praying that the rain would hold off just long enough that we could have the streamers, and it did! The photos Jen and Chris captured of those moments are some of our favorite images of our wedding day – it is not just that we are elated to be “Just Married,” but the smiles on the faces of everyone we love as we (carefully!) descended the steps outside the library bring us joy months afterward. It was slightly more dangerous, and funny, than we had anticipated, as we became fairly entangled as we stepped through and into falling streamers, but the images of us disentangling ourselves are fantastic. It was also the first time in the day that we were really aware of all of the people who had come to celebrate with us – throughout the ceremony we were both so emotional and focused on each other Coran and I did not even recognize who all was there until we saw them all lined down the stairs afterwards. It was so wonderful to share those happy, happy moments with all the people we love best.
Coran’s groom’s cake was an incredible airbrush NYC skyline with outlines of buildings on top. The cakes were made by friend of my family who now bakes out of her home, and my aunt drove them from two and a half hours from my hometown to Georgetown the day before the wedding. They were incredible! A friend of my sister coordinated the day for us and handled everything so perfectly – we were ahead of schedule all day and nothing went wrong! We used vintage postcards we hunted up in antique stores and online as a guest book and gave airplane shaped luggage tags as a “Thank You” gift to everyone who joined us for the wedding.
Every time I look through the roughly sixteen-hundred images Jen and Chris captured of our wedding day I remember a moment I had forgotten in the fog and emotion of the day. The silly moments with my sister and my best friend as they helped me get ready, the normalcy of those candid shots of our families, my mom’s hands as she sewed me into my dress and her words when she helped me into the vintage Bentley before the ceremony, the feeling I had walking up behind Coran for our first look, introducing my new husband to Carl, the driver of our Bentley, right after the ceremony, and all the sweet moments celebrating with all of our family afterwards are so precious to me. I cannot pick one favorite moment because the entire day was too perfect, but I have said many times that one of my favorite parts of our wedding is our pictures. We are just grateful to have had such an amazing day to celebrate the rest of our lives, and we are so very grateful to have amazing images to remember it by!
Photography | Jen & Chris Creed | Ceremony Venue | Georgetown College | Reception Venue | Cardome Centre’s Academy Theatre | Coordination | Sara Tackett | Paper Goods | Affordable Invitations | Bouquets | Webers Florist and Gift | Centerpiece Flowers | Fifty Flowers | Catering | Celebrations Catering | Hair & Make Up | Bak 4 More Studio | Groomsmen and Bridesmaids | Geno’s Formal Affair | Transportation | Gold Shield Transportation | Ceremony Chair Rentals | Purdon’s Rentals | Reception Rentals | Bryant’s Rent-All | Signage | Here’s Your Sign | Streamers | Wilton | Favors | Bellissimo Favors | Personalized Water Bottle Labels | Magnet Street | Officiant | Reverend Chuck Summers | Ceremony Harpist and Pianist | Reverend Margaret Vance