Sweet sentimental details, chic DIY projects, and lovely florals make this vintage garden wedding from M.Studios one you don’t want to miss! First of all, the bride picked the venue because it reminded her of where her parents got married (awww!) And then those glass fern table numbers have to be a favorite DIY project we’ve seen this year. So easy and such a fab look!
My mother and Father were married in a very similar looking venue, a white mansion with beautiful black shutters and tall white columns. Looking through thier wedding album as a kid it sparked dreams of my wedding being the same. Very elegant, vintage and romantic.
My dress was very tight fitting but the material was sleek. (crepe) I had a family friend create a gorgeous lace long sleeved jacket that buttoned in the back to match the buttons all down the length of the dress through the train. I was so lucky to be able to wear a few pieces of Matt’s mother’s jewelry. I wore her diamond earrings and her engagement ring on my right hand. I absolutely loved having her with me that day. A few guests told me they noticed her ring on my hand during the ceremony and it made me happy knowing she was with us and she was being thought about not only by us.
My favorite moment of the day was when we were both up at the alter and Matt’s aunt was doing the reading he turned to me and noticed I still have my engagement ring on my left finger… i had forgotten to give it to someone to hold during the ceremony. He whispered to me that I was still wearing it and held out his hand to take it. He did and put it in his suit pocket. That moment is a perfect example of our relationship, he is always looking out for me, caring for me and taking care of me. He’s been like that since the day I met him and he has never changed 6 years later, even at the alter. It made me smile.
I wanted the vintage aspects of gold (votives, chairs, centerpieces, alter) to contrast with the pop of deep tortoise and plums. The ceremony was outside the mansion in the gardens so I wanted our bouquets to be very earthy and whimsical. Hope did an amazing job seeing my vision with loose bouquets of all organic flowers that were available in season. The mantel was covered in moss and vines giving the room a magical garden feel.
Matt’s mother passed away a few years before we had met. I have made it my mission to learn as much about her as I can. I’ve learned she was a fantastic baker. “a chemist” as Matt calls her. I wanted to incorporate her memory as much as possible throughout the day and one way was in our favors. Matt’s all time favorite dessert of hers was her sugar cookies. He often would help make them as a kid. My mother spend months giving different bakers in our area the exact recipe from Matt’s Mother’s recipe book to recreate the perfect cookie. We had a hard time! They were either too thin, too thick, too orange-y or not the right sugar glaze. The only person who could be the judge was Matt of course. There was plenty of back and forth before we finally found the perfect batch. It became a really funny part of the wedding planning that my mother and Matt did together. After we found the perfect cookie I placed them in their individual brown bags with a note saying to enjoy these cookies from Betsy Lowe’s infamous recipe- each bag was placed on the napkin at each table setting.
I did almost everything DIY. I purchased that vanity via Craigslist for $100, painted white and hired and calligrapher to write the seating chart on the mirror. Our florist did an amazing job seeing my vision of flowers popping out of the drawers. The bar/guestbook table signs and table numbers- I purchased the gold frames from Homegoods, used white chalk marker to write the signature drink sign, guestbook sign, sparkler send off sign and all the table numbers in gold marker. Our florist placed a fern in each of the table number signs as the perfect earthy elegant touch.
Photography | M.Studios | Venue | Linden Place | Florals | Hope Millham | Catering, Rentals, and Linens | Emery’s Catering | Rentals | Boston Rustic Weddings | Calligraphy | Maggie DeMar | Stationery | Papersource | Wedding Dress | Madeline’s Daughter | Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie | Headpiece | Hope Millham | Hair and Makeup | Leah Mello | Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Groom’s Attire | Menguin | Submitted via Matchology