Vintage Touches: Cobalt Blue | Rustic Real Wedding
Hello lovelies! Such a gorgeous wedding to share with you today with lots of utterly scrumptious details. Matt and Alane had a beautiful rustic wedding and the autumnal setting was just perfect to highlight their cobalt blue colour scheme. I love the fact that they used items from their home to decorate their wedding which truly made their wedding a reflection of themselves are their lives…
We used our lives to style and make decisions about our wedding. We offered brunch because we brunch every weekend. I pickled the vegetables that were used in the Bloody Marys because that’s what Matt likes. Wherever we could include friends and family, we did. If a “tradition” didn’t ring true to us, we didn’t include it. It made the day very personal.
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Matt and I envisioned a big open field surrounded by the great outdoors, or historic ruins to be explored. The Clermont had the best of both worlds.
My Day-of Coordinator was a close friend, Jenny Menges. We couldn’t have pulled the day off without her. She was integral to everything.
From the first time I saw my dress on Jcrew’s website, I knew this was it. I loved the simplicity of the silhouette, the crew neckline and the delicate details down the back. When I went to the Jcrew Bridal Store on Madison Avenue to try it on, they only had the floor sample left in a size 6 to purchase. The floor sample was in good, but not amazing, condition. There was a missing button and a few catches in the fabric. I wanted to think about it, so the store agreed to hold it for 24hrs before putting it back on the floor. When I arrived home that night, I checked ebay and found a retailer selling the exact same dress, unused, and for $200 cheaper than the floor sample. I was sold!
My lace veil was made from my Grandmother’s wedding dress from the 40’s.
Matt’s Essential Gray 3 piece suit custom made by Indochino and the groomsmen were encouraged to match their gray suits to Matt’s suit.
Matt made all of the benches that were used during the ceremony. Afterwards, we gifted our parents and siblings with the benches they sat on during the ceremony as a thank you. The piano that Laura Brino played during the ceremony was my grandmother’s. It’s now in our apartment.
My older brother, Jeremy, gave me away and we walked down the aisle to First Day of My Life by Brighteyes.
I liked the idea of featuring just one or two flowers and carried a simplistic theme throughout. The bridesmaids carried baby’s breath bouquets and I carried two varying sizes of white roses in my bouquet.
They only had to all wear the same dress. I encouraged my maids to style their dresses however they liked. As long as they were all comfortable, I was happy.
Matt’s ring is flat brushed Tungsten Carbide. Matt chose his ring for its durability and matte finish. http://www.tungstenringsandbands.com/. My ring is a 1.5mm white gold band to compliment my engagement ring. http://www.e-weddingbands.com/
We really allowed the day to shine through and kept the decorations to a minimum. Most of the items came from our apartment.
The tables had moss “runners” with sporadically placed bottles of baby’s breath and rose sprays. When night fell, tea candles in Mason Jars were strewn about around the tent
I bought all of the china that was used, including the serving plates and serving ware, from a thrift store near our apartment.
Our wedding was a collective effort of friends and family that we wouldn’t have been able to make happen without their help. We’re so grateful to be surrounded by such love and support.
The owners of One Girl Cookies are clients of Matt’s. Their baked goods are incredible and very dear to our relationship. Our cake was a two-tier chocolate cake filled with espresso ganache and frosted with mocha buttercream. Our guests had the choice of three varieties of cupcakes and vanilla marshmallows.
Wooden heart pins were our wedding favours… I bought the hearts pre-cut from Wood Works and then my Maid of Honor and I burned and stained them. Afterwards, I glued the pin backs on.
After the ceremony, guests were invited to play an assortment of lawn games from croquet to the life-sized Jenga tiles which Matt made himself. We also offered Badminton, Bocce, and Croquet. Guests were also encouraged to walk about the estate and take in the Hudson Valley scenic fall foliage.
If I could impart any words of wisdom? The whole reason for your wedding is to marry the love of your life. They are the number one, most important part of your day. Don’t lose sight of that.
If you need to cut your budget, don’t cut your photography budget, a wonderful photographer is worth their weight. Create a list of all the images you want and make sure you give it to your photographer. On your wedding day, it’ll be one less thing you will have to think about and possibly forget an important photo.
Don’t let others make you second guess your choices. Stick to them. It’s your vision of your day…not theirs.
Gosh, so many, many things to love about this wedding! The brides dress, boots and vintage fur combo! The sweet ‘here comes the bride’ banner – such a great idea! Loving the fabric strips that frame the aisles and adorn the backs of chairs and the vintage ribbons on the brides bouquet… sweet. The moss table runners and those wooden heart wedding favours… Wow! I just love EVERYTHING about this wedding. How about you?
…and one more thing, cobalt blue makes a really unusual and striking accent colour!
WEDDING AWESOMENESS CREDITS >>>>>>>
Photographer: Joyeuse Photography
Venue: The Clermont Historic Site, Germantown, NY USA
Shoes: Vintage Joan & David boots
Suit: The Essential Gray 3 piece suit custom made by Indochino
Dresses: ‘Tis a Shift to Be Simple Dress in Navy by Mod Cloth
Hair & Make-up:
Florist: Green Cottage Florists
Cake: One Girl Cookies
Music: Evening Dance Party Mix from Scot Bowman of The Sky Report
Catering: Bridge Creek Catering