• Aqua & Orange Modern Vintage DIY Wedding Part 1

    Happy Monday!

    Anna and Matthew’s gorgeous wedding is perfect to kick start the week.

    The thrifted, vintage vibe, creative DIY decor and modern, aqua and orange colour palette had me at ‘hello’. But I was well and truly sold when the bride described her style as ‘granny chic’.

    (Which is officially my all new favourite combination of words.)

    The whole bridal party takes modern, vintage style to the next level. They looked AMAZING.

    Anna was a vision in her Ivy and Aster gown ~ all cascading lace ruffles, wavy red tresses, smokey eyeliner and aqua tipped French manicure. Her bridesmaids wore mismatched, vintage, aqua dresses with delicate, crocheted gloves teamed with nude shoes.

    While Matthew added a bit of ‘grandad style’ in his brown, plaid suit with an unexpected aqua stripe running through it, and the ring bearers (who carried vintage books in lieu of ring pillows) were suitably adorable  in orange check braces and bow ties.

    From Anna, the bride:

    Our style was based on our love of collected things (you should see our house). I describe my personal style as “granny chic,” so it was pretty easy to translate that into our wedding theme. I was raised by my grandmother, so I have an inherent love of doilies and milk glass. As for our color pallette, Matt had a heavy hand in picking aqua and orange. I showed him some inspiration photos, and he picked those two colors because he liked the fresh and summery look!

    My favorite poet in the whole wide word (seriously, it’s an obsession, I have a tattoo to prove it) is Walt Whitman. We had a section of the Preface to Leaves of Grass read by my Aunt. It was beautiful, and now when I read it, it reminds me of our wedding day.

    We had a “tree ceremony,” where we watered a little tree that is now planted in our new back yard! We based the ceremony around Song of Solomon 2:10-13, which are love verses that mention a tree putting forth roots. The ceremony really came together at that point.

    Totally and utterly gorgeous. I’m obsessed with their unique, aqua and orange colour palette.

    See you tomorrow for Part 2 ~ if you love all things thrifted, vintage and DIY you are not going to want to miss it!


    Photographer: Jessica Ames / Venue: General Potter Farm, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, USA / Videographer: Birdhouse Productions / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Danielle Pasternak / Florist: Avant Garden / Makeup Artist: Breanna Bennett / Bride’s Dress: Custom Ivy & Aster (Helena Gown) / Bride’s Reception Dress: Vintage / Bridesmaid Dresses: 4 Vintage, 1 Alfred Sung / Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers / Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s / – Select Vendor Type –: Delectable Delights by Heather Luse / Rental Furniture: Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Invitations & Stationery: By the bride
  • http://www.borrowedandbleu.com Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}

    Wow, absolutely stunning!

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  • http://twitter.com/birdhouseprod Natalie Fava

    Oh my gosh! I just adored this wedding. Anna and Matt crafted a most meaning, beautiful day and I was incredibly honored and giddy (!) about capturing it all. So sweet of you to share this wedding, Elizabeth! <3

    • http://www.bridalmusings.com Elizabeth

      Thanks Natalie, it’s such an honour for me to feature it too. I just love the heart and creativity that went into their day (and those vibrant colours). I’m very much looking forward to sharing your film of Anna and Matt’s wedding too!

  • Louise | b.loved

    This is too cute! I can’t decide what I love more the papergoods, the colours or the brides dress!! Fab day! xo

    • http://www.bridalmusings.com Elizabeth

      I know what you mean, it’s an explosion of loveliness. Amazing that Anna made all the beautiful paper goods herself too! x

  • Amanda

    Beautiful! This wedding has such a fabulous vintage feel. Aqua and orange will be my wedding colors in Summer ’13, but I’ll be carrying sunflowers instead.

    • http://www.bridalmusings.com Elizabeth

      Oh wow, that sounds so bright and beautiful! I love sunflowers.

  • Sarah {A Paper Proposal}

    LOVE the bold color combination and the ceremony backdrop is so pretty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmy.cook.98 Emmy Cook

    This color scheme is so beautiful…I love it! Also, the idea of watering the tree is beautiful.

    • http://www.bridalmusings.com Elizabeth

      Yay! I agree, what a meaningful and poetic addition to their wedding ceremony.

  • Dahlia’s Day Wedding Blog

    Utterly charming wedding…with those bright orange florals against the vintage aqua dresses!

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  • Kristen_mura

    im obsessed with this wedding!!!!!!!!! where did yall find those bridesmaid dresses? this is the exact color scheme i am looking for!

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  • emma

    My wedding colours are similar and I’m also wondering where you got those GORGEOUS bridesmaids dresses!

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  • cindymoss

    i love the shade of bridesmaid dresses. same color,different style. in fact,this is what i decided for my beties next summer on my big day!

    • bridalmusings

      Sounds like they’re going to look gorgeous! :)

      • cindymoss

        thanks for ur kindly words. hope i will have the chance to share it with u & others. :)

  • judesidia

    Lovely! Here dress is stunning and the way they decorated the space is absolutely gorgeous. If I didnt love my own wedding so much, I would say that this is the most perfect wedding I have ever seen!

    • bridalmusings

      What a lovely thing to say! I’m sure your wedding was gorgeous – you’ve obviously got great taste :)



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