Vintage-Inspired Fall Morning Wedding: Christy + Mike

Vintage Wedding

When you’re as laid back as Christy + Mike are, it’s a must for your wedding day to reflect that. A sweet + casual morning wedding with a vintage-inspired theme, rich fall florals, little fairy flower girls, and a happy, easygoing vibe fit the bill for these two, and we think their day will inspire other couples planning a non-traditional celebration, too! By hosting a lunch reception, in lieu of a large dinner event, C + M found the perfect solution for doing something a little bit different from the norm and keeping costs down in the process. To personalize the day + make it their own, Christy tells us, Our inspiration was drawn from us. We tried to throw a party that we’d love to attend…a boozy-bluesy luncheon sounded fantastic!

Thanks so much to Erin hearts Court for sending these lovely images our way + big congrats to the happy couple!

berry boutonniere

berry bouquet

Tadashi Shoji Wedding Dress

Tadashi Shoji Wedding Dress

Christy already has a vintage vibe in her everyday style, so she wanted to make sure her wedding day look reflected that. She looked beyond lovely in Tadashi Shoji (found at BHLDN) – and with Joan Ao (Bella Sol Salon) on board for hair + Raul Velasquez (Rauliev Studio) providing makeup, she looked just like an Old Hollywood movie star!

first look with dad

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

berry bouquet

And how killer is that fall bouquet by The Little Branch? Love, love, love!

Tadashi Shoji Wedding Dress

rose petal cone

butterfly flower girls

You guys! Those little fairy flower girls! Too sweet…

bridesmaid bouquet

butterfly flower girls

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

Processional: Sun King – The Beatles + Here comes the Bride

Recessional: Be-Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent

First Dance: Wondering- Mr. Airplane Man

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

fall bridesmaid dresses

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

Our favorite moment was the drive from the ceremony to the reception. We rode in an old vintage car decorated with flowers and streamers it was so fun honking and waving to everyone just the two of us.

Vintage Wedding

chalkboard seating chart

chalkboard inspired menu

cake

Vintage Wedding

Don't spend much more than 15 minutes apart from each other... It's so easy to get separated with all of your friends and family there. We're really grateful that we experienced our wedding together.

photography: Erin hearts Court // ceremony: The Castle Green Pasadena, California // reception + catering: the Parkway Grill // event design: bride + groom // event planning: Dee Gaubert, No Worries Event Planning // florals: The Little Branch // dress: Tadashi Shoji from BHLDN // bridesmaid dresses: Coralie Beatrix // hair: Joan Ao at Bella Sol Salon // makeup: Raul Velasquez at Rauliev Studio // suits: the Black Tux // videography: Walter Pawluk // invitations: LadyBPaperie // cake: Auntie Ems // rentals: Town & Country // music: Geno and his Band

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Little Branch is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Tropical Pop-Art Wedding Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

When Bryan from Beautiful Gatherings set out to create a tropical setting filled with textural blooms, bright colors + a lighthearted feel, he knew exactly who he wanted on his team to make it happen. He knew the crew at Floral Magic would be the ones to trust with wild, uncommonly used varietals like Birds of Paradise; that Nineteen Design Studio would perfectly execute the neon acrylic invites; and that Androids in Boots would definitely beautifully capture the team’s work for all to see.

For destination events, or those closer to home, we say if you’re planning a day – or a party – with a beach-y, artful feel, be sure to take a couple of notes. Because this crew created something so vibrant + fresh, we wish we could jump right through our screens and into the fun!

Tropical Invitation

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

A pretty ponytail, by Indigo Artisans, was just right for the seaside surroundings.

braids

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Loving that perfect ceremony arch standing in the sand!

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Inspiration

Tropical Tablescape Inspiration

Tropical Tablescape Inspiration

Tropical Tablescape Inspiration

Between the pineapples + those tropical blooms, this tablescape definitely has our heart!

menu

Tropical Tablescape Inspiration

coconut drink

tropical paper goods

Tropical Inspiration

coconut bar

coconut bar

This may be the first time we’re seeing coconut escort cards, but we don’t think it’s going to be the last!

coconut bar

coconut water

coconut bar

coconut drink

Thanks so much to the talented team below for sharing!

photography: Androids in Boots // creative direction + planning: Beautiful Gatherings // florals: Floral Magic // gown: Olive Suite Wedding // makeup: Indigo Artisans // stationery: Nineteen Design Studio // coconuts: CocoLoco // table: Plane and Bevel // suit: Pimabs

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Stylish Washington Loft Wedding: Anje + Alex

Washington Loft Wedding

If you missed Anje + Alex’s gorgeous mountaintop proposal (which we shared this morning on GWS) be sure to check that out first before diving into this post! If you’re all caught up, then get ready for the beauty to come, because A + A’s wedding, captured by the amazing Benj Haisch, is seriously so dang good!

For the big day, these two wanted to focus on family, friends and fun. (Those are basically the essentials, right?!) They tried to keep it as simple as possible, taking out all the extras so that the attention could stay on their love and commitment. They wrote their own vows and incorporated stylish, rustic details into the stunning loft setting where they said their I Dos. And since Anje was born + raised in South Africa, she wanted to make at least one big gesture as a nod to her hometown + heritage. She tells us, Proteas are South Africa’s national flower and I have been fascinated by their beauty since I was a little girl. Having them scattered through out our venue and in our bouquets was a constant, sweet reminder of my family and friends who were back home.

Washington Loft Wedding

first look

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Theia Couture

Anje wore the Lilia dress by Theia Couture From The Dress Theory. So gorgeous!

Washington Loft Wedding

white grooms jacket

And Alex rocked the raddest white suit jacket! He picked his up at ASOS, and since it’s no longer available, we’ve rounded up our fave white + light-hued sport coats for your groom below!

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

groomsmen

bow tie

black lace bridesmaids

Anje’s bridesmaids each picked their own black lace dress + we’re loving the cohesive, yet individual end result. And, of course, the best accessory of all were those perfect protea bouquets that Petals Design put together for the girls!

Washington Loft Wedding

little ones

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Such cute pics with their respective National flags!

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Just one?!

I got Alex a custom made surfboard as a wedding gift and really wanted to be there when he got it, so 20 minutes before the ceremony we finally got to share our gifts with one another, what I thought would be a moment with cameras in our faces turned out to be a couple minutes alone, where Alex and I were able to sit with each other one last time, look into each others eyes and get really excited about what we were about to do. I was bawling and he just held me as my heart grew bigger and the excitement of the day and the fact that this was OUR wedding day became a reality.

Shortly after, our pastor and his wife, my sister and Alex's brother came into the room to pray over us, the waterworks continued, I was overwhelmed with the love and support we were experiencing throughout the whole day and in that moment. I was bursting at the seams with joy.

The moments right before walking down the aisle with my dad were really special. It was something I cant quite put in words but I know that we were feeling the same thing. Memories of how he loved and supported me through out my life came flooding in, and I felt so blessed to have him walk me down the aisle.

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Anje got Alex a custom-made surfboard as a wedding gift! That has got to be one happy groom, right?!

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

protea

seating chart

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

vintage cake bar

naked cakes

polka dot cake

Processional: Wedding Party: Hallelujah; Bride: I Want to Hold Your Hand – Beatles (Sung Live by Close Friend of the Couple, Taylor Lindberg)

Recessional: Star Wars Theme Song

First Dance: I Want to Dance With Somebody – Ben Rector

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

Washington Loft Wedding

See even more of this super sweet day in the film below by Native Wedding Films!

Get a week of/ day of planner/ coordinator. I thought we would be fine without one but thankfully I had two friends who have coordinated weddings before who I last minute enlisted to help the week of the wedding. It took so much pressure off of me. They were AWESOME! They answered all the questions my family or vendors had, got last minute things situated and helped big time setting things up and being the “point person” on the wedding day so that my family and I could relax and enjoy the day. Seriously, it was one of the best decisions I could have made!

photography: Benj Haisch // second shooter: Sergio Mottola // venue: The Loft Chehalis, Washington // event design: The Bride // week + day of coordinators: Stephanie Waletzko + Amanda Bills // florals: bouquets by petals design, tables and other floral designs, bride and mother of bride // wedding dress: Theia couture “Lilia” From The Dress Theory // hairpieces: Lavender by Girgita // shoes: Nordstrom // bridesmaid dresses: ASOS, Free People, Esther // hair: Hillary Faye Design // makeup: Colleen Freese // groom’s suit: ASOS // videography: Native Wedding Films // paper goods: Pike and Pine Paper // catering: Ramblin Jacks // cake: Kathryn Tillman // officiant: Rob Meyer

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Dress Theory is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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