Everyone knows the old adage “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe”. Today’s couple took that classic rhyme to heart as the main inspiration for their vintage Art Deco wedding captured by Alecia Lauren Photography.
The theme of our wedding was Art Deco. We took inspiration for our wedding from the old English rhyme, Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe. We wanted to honor our families and our past as much as our present and future.
The bride is extremely close with her paternal grandmother and has always admired the stories her grandmother told of her own wedding day in August 1945. The bride’s paternal grandparents were married towards the end of World War II. As this was a time of austerity as well as generosity, the newlyweds received sugar and gas ration coupons from friends and family. These gifts ensured there was enough sugar to make a wedding cake and enough gas for the newlyweds to drive from Mississippi to New Orleans for a honeymoon. Although her grandmother was unable to attend the ceremony, the bride wanted to make sure she was still there in spirit. The bride’s rosary was a gift from this grandmother and birdcage earrings were once owned by her.
Katie carried a white handkerchief borrowed from the groom’s mother. The handkerchief was originally carried by the groom’s maternal grandmother on her wedding day in 1939 and later carried by the groom’s mother on her wedding day in 1973.
The groom has several bakers on his family. His paternal grandparents saved the cake topper from their wedding in 1946. The groom was able to borrow that cake topper and with a little help from Wedding Cake/Unforgettable Weddings Cakes, we were able to use it for our wedding.
Photography | Alecia Lauren Photography | Venue | The Whitlock Inn | Florals | Carithers Flowers | Caterer | Carriage House Catering | Desserts | Perfect Wedding Cake and Unforgettable Weddings Cakes | Invitations | Invitations by Ajalon | Band | Emerald Empire Band | Wedding Dress | Sottero and Midgley from Diane’s Formal Affair | Reception Dress | ModCloth | Shoes | BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie and Macy’s | Engagement Ring | Addy’s Vintage | Groomswear | Jos A Bank