Quirky and fun are the adjectives I’d use to describe this vintage wedding from BG Productions. Filled with whimsical details, like those cool gear groomsmen boutonnieres, this wedding is too cute to miss! It’s another great example of a meaningful wedding created with help from family and friends.
Our overall engagement was about 15 months, and from day one I started collecting various vases and things for decor almost immediately by scouring flea markets, craigslist, and any other deals or coupons I could find. However, the most important part of the planning were the friends and family that played integral roles on the day of.
I had quite a few favorite moments throughout the day, it’s hard to narrow it down. We didn’t belong to a church and didn’t want to hire an officiant, so we decided to get a Quaker self uniting license and asked my mother to “marry” us. When it was time to exchange the rings, our Made of Honor and Best Man gave us the wrong rings, which made for a funny switch-a-roo. My mom also forgot to write down her part of the ring exchange, so she mostly made it up. The three of us kept staring back and forth at each other like, “what now?”
Instead of a traditional cake, we asked four very close friends of ours, who happened to be exceptional bakers, to make our desserts: double chocolate salted peanut butter cookies, vegan strawberry cake with lemon frosting, root beer cupcakes with cream soda frosting and german chocolate pie (which we used to “cut the cake”). My regular hair stylist, who is also a local rock and blues musician, was our house band that featured my dad and brother playing on guitar. Our former dog walker brought our dog to the venue for pictures, managed him during the ceremony, and then brought him home safe and sound. We asked another close (and hilarious) friend of ours to do our introductions as husband and wife at our reception and MC our first dances.
Another favorite moment of mine came during the parent dances. My husband would describe himself and his family as very calculated, so when it came to his mother-son dance, they practiced for hours during the week leading up to the wedding. Little did I know, they were planning a choreographed dance to Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young.” I was so surprised, impressed and proud of my new husband for conquering his fears of not just dancing, but dancing in front of our closest friends and loved ones. We both agree the day went by faster than we would have liked, but there is nothing we would have changed about it.
Photography | BG Productions Photography and Videography | Venue | The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania | Planner | Angel of Hearts Weddings | Caterer | Brulee Catering | Flowers | Whole Foods | Hair | Beautiful Brides Philly | Film | BG Producutions- videography