Fall is in the air and it hasn’t looked more gorgeous than in this vintage wedding from Mark Eric Weddings. The color palette is so rich and there are so many sweet and meaningful details to fall in love with. My favorite detail? The vintage sheet music programs the bride made. Such a cute idea!
After Ricky and I became engaged, we started to try to pick one vision for our wedding. After eight years together, we had discussed it occasionally but we certainly did not have it all planned out. We knew we wanted an event that everyone, including us, could enjoy but was still traditional and classic.
Our programs (my favorite thing from the wedding) were covered by old sheet music titles (love themed, of course), sewn together with vintage ribbons that we found in my grandmother’s house, and labeled with a gold wax seal. Ladies were given a vintage handkerchief as they were escorted in. We had a crème aisle runner with rose petals in an orange ombre pattern run up the sidewalk of the house. A guitarist (one of the best decisions we made) played traditional wedding music while the bridesmaids entered. Our flower girls wore gorgeous green dresses handmade by a family friend and my nephew wore the sweetest little fedora and gray vest.
Inspired by pieces, such as carnival glass and silver, in my parent’s home, we chose a theme of gently used southern elegance and ran with it. We hunted down every piece of orange carnival glass from Jackson to New Orleans, searched every flea market we could find for antique lamps, and broke out all of my grandmother’s wedding items. We were able to use her cake knives and punch bowl as well as her plates and punch cups. My parents had my grandmother’s engagement ring made into a pendant that I wore at our wedding. My grandmother’s wedding band was combined with her mother’s wedding band and I use this ring as my wedding band. These personal touches are what I loved about our wedding day.