A Patriotic Airplane Hangar Wedding: Janice + Tom

airplane hangar wedding

When Janice + Tom talked about their wedding they both decided they really wanted it to be a reflection of them and their interests. After a long discussion, Tom jokingly mentioned his only wish for their wedding was that there was a giant American flag. :) Well, Janice loved it and the whole thing exploded from there. Since Tom is going to school for aviation mechanics and they both love all things vintage, they knew as soon as they visited the Planes of Fame Museum (with vintage planes and an old airplane hangar) that it was the perfect location! I love the patriotic feel to their whole day and Janice’s red shoes! Thanks so much to Brady Puryear for sending this one my way and congrats to Janice + Tom!A

red shoes

bride getting ready

bride and groom

How cute are they?!!

bride and groom

red bow heels

LOVING her red lips and red nails! So perfect.

birdcage veil

bridesmaids in navy blue

airplane hangar wedding

Favorite Memory of the day? I would have to say that my favorite memory was the actual ceremony itself. Our pastor did a wonderful job at telling our story as well as emphasizing the importance of both the decision we were making and our need for Christ in our union.

airplane hangar wedding

airplane hangar wedding

airplane hangar wedding

airplane hangar wedding

giant red and blue balloons

giant red and blue balloons

airplane hangar wedding

airplane hangar wedding

airplane hangar wedding

red white and blue dinner menu

The jam jar favors were made by the couple and their family + friends helped with the flowers. Janice’s talented sister designed all the signs, invites + stickers on jars while their aunt made the cake. Super talented family here! :)

white centerpieces

red and white flowers

airplane hangar reception

airplane hangar reception, coke bottles

airplane hangar reception

wedding cake bar

airplane hangar reception

airplane hangar reception

Totally love Janice’s vintage dress she changed into for the reception!

lace sleeved dress detail

airplane hangar reception

Any advice for brides planning now?

Something Tom really wanted was that all our guests had a good time at our wedding. Very often guests are left to wait a long time with nothing to do. So we made sure our guests had games to play while waiting, as well as docents to lead tours of the museum while we were out taking pictures and what not. So I guess what I’m saying is, make sure you do not forget about your guests. I feel it can be so easy to do when getting caught up in the other millions of things that are involved in planning a wedding. :)

wedding artists:
photographer: Brady Puryear // venue: Planes of Fame Museum at Chino Hills Airport in Chino, CA // hair + makeup: Eileen Garcia // necklace: Kate Spade // ceremony dress: Vera Wang // shoes: Vivienne Westwood // veil and jacket: Forever 21 // reception dress: vintage // grooms suit: Indochino // grooms tie: DKNY // grooms shoes: Clarks Desert Boots

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  1. This wedding has such sass & spirit- I love it!! The unique location is awesome, plus the red & blue balloons & simple, lovely centerpieces are fabulous.

  2. Such an awesome location and the centerpieces are very unique as well! Mmmm Jam!

  3. Love the signage! Great vintage look with a nod to the airline spirit. Very well done! The cake table and backdrop are perfect, as well.

  4. Love the vintage feel and so American!

  5. I love this! So American and AWESOME.

  6. Such an awesome wedding! Love all the details – the balloon, the jars of jam, the different cakes…and her two dresses! Amazing images!!

  7. They are so cute! Love the red, white and blue. Love the tin cans holding the flowers!

  8. Absolutly STUNNING images !!! I love how fun and energetic these images are! LOVE LOVE LOVE this entire wedding! ROCK on Brady!

  9. Such a unique wedding–AWESOME job, Brady! That last image is the BOMB! :)

  10. This wedding is filled with great ideas. I love Tom’s advice at the end as well. Brady knocked it out of the park. Beautiful images!

  11. I love her porcelain skin. She looks great in that eye popping red… I look like I am close to death. I’m a bit jealous but she should look fantastic on her wedding day, so only a little :P

  12. Love the shot of the propeller with the couple on each side. Killer eye, this photog has talent.

  13. my goodness, i love this. adorable!

  14. The last image with the off camera lighting is stunning. I say that the whole series of images is stunning.

    Janice looks fabulous in her vintage dress and Tom doesn’t look too bad neither.

    Beautiful photography to take them into their married life. Congratulations Janice & Tom!

  15. Beautifull context for this wedding!…I love it…

  16. Wow! Breathtaking! First of all, the photos are amazing. I love the colors. Secondly, I like how Janice’s shoes fit very nicely with the motif. The photos show it all.

    Congratulations to you, Janice and Tom. Best wishes!

  17. Great looking wedding, has a super clean and clear look to it. The bottom photograph is great! Fantastic location to have a wedding at.

  18. Love these photos! What a gorgeous and creative idea.
    I featured this on my friday favorite’s post this weekend. Check it out if you wish:)

    <3 Leney


  19. Very unique wedding..love the pictures especially the last shot

  20. I love the subtle hints of blue and red, especially the brides heels!! A beautiful and personal vintage wedding.


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