Vintage spring purples...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This post has a ridiculous amount of beautiful photos, but I just couldn't help myself. Julie was my very favorite kind of bride... she wanted vintage, romantic, lush and gorgeous- so that's what we did! All of these lovely images are courtesy of Leigh Miller, a {newly local} photographer with quite a stunning portfolio of images from all over the country- take a look for yourself! I love this first image of a beautiful bride before that walk down the aisle.

Above, Julie and her dad walking down the aisle. You can also get glimpse of her mother and her lovely gardenia and pearl wrist bracelet. The next couple of images are good shots of not only the ceremony, but also our lovely altar bouquets... these huge cylinder vases really make a statement in even the largest churches.

We used these jumbo-sized white hydrangea down the aisle; when tied on with satin ribbon, this is one of my favorite aisle decor installations! It feels effortless and elegant.

Here's a close-up shot of a bridesmaid's bouquet. These are all kinds of goodies that are attainable in the month of May- freesia, stock, roses, scented geranium, viburnum, lilac, lisianthus and sweet peas were gorgeous here.

Julie's bouquet was one of my all-time favorite white bouquets! We used white peonies, tons of open roses and ivory majolika spray roses, along with a soft background of hydrangea and gorgeous gardenias. It perfectly accented the delicate beading on her gown, and I loved that the peonies had just a *touch* of that perfect purple interior petal.

The reception took place at The Clubhouse on Baltimore. This is one of the most classic old-school romantic venues in downtown KC- those stunning stained glass windows and amazing woodwork are unforgettable. To tie in with the formal feel of the venue, Julie decided on a collection of vintage silver pieces. She and her mom thrifted and collected for months... many of these are family pieces, as well. We grouped smaller containers for a bigger visual statement, and even placed tons of beautiful silver on huge trays on some tables. The candelabrum brought height to the room, and they worked beautifully with the vintage silver... many thanks to Something Borrowed- Cindy and Jennifer always have just the right thing!

Julie, I can't thank you enough! I love when I get the opportunity to work with a bride that lets me do what I do best... it was so much fun to work with you!

1 comment:

Cindy Hayes said...

Erin, This is so beautiful!! Of course I love the purple but I really like all the silver pieces used for vases.Very nice touch!!!