My wedding was two years ago today so happy anniversary, Bill! As storm clouds loomed we sprinted around taking pictures at a park by Lake Michigan.
I thought I wanted a plain, simple style but ended up with one covered in vintage-inspired lace from Essence of Australia. On my right hand is a vintage ring of my grandmother’s and I wore a double strand of round fresh-water pearls.
I really wanted a fresh, garden-y look for all of the flowers so we chose pale pink peonies (my favorite!) for the bridesmaids and pink ranunculus for the groomsmen’s boutonierres. My bouquet was full of ivory peonies.
Bridesmaids wore chocolate knee-length dresses from J.Crew, bronze peep-toe shoes and strings of pearls, which were part of my gift to them.
They say it’s lucky if it rains on your wedding day. Since there were floods and tornadoes on my wedding day hopefully it means I’m going to be SUPER lucky. Fortunately, my mom had tracked down these pink umbrellas well in advance of the day as a backup plan!
I chose the letterpress chocolate invitations from My Gatsby, where they have a huge assortment of styles and colors. I designed the programs, table numbers, menus and place cards myself with a peony design to fit the pink and brown color scheme and garden-y vibe.
Tables had tea lights and either high or low flower arrangements with lots of spring greens and pale pinks.
I’m from a large family and have tons of young cousins so my mom helped to turn my engagement photos into mini coloring books that we included in entertainment bags for all of the kids. We kept favors simple by filling kraft paper boxes with pink M&Ms and tying them with strips of brown patterned papers, sheer ribbon and little thank you tags.
Instead of a traditional cake, we opted for multiple flavors of cupcakes frosted to match the wedding colors.
Photography by Manning Photography.