A Vintage Affair [ A Wedding ]

This bride is one of a kind.  She took every little detail of her October wedding and turned it into a DIY project. The outcome was simply stunning.

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One of her DIY projects included brooch bouquets and boutonnieres.  The bride said, “I knew that I wanted to do something a bit different for the smaller details of the wedding, just for a unique touch. Being a creative person, I saw my wedding as the perfect opportunity to create fun, pretty things to add that unique, personal touch. I decided the bouquets and boutonnieres were a good place to start. I decided I didn’t want to go with flowers, as they are delicate and don’t last very long. Instead, I decided to collect antique brooches, pins, and jewelry from various local antique and thrift shops with my bridesmaids and mother. I also collected bright fabrics of all colors and textures, and handmade rosettes that would soften the solid ball of metal and bling. I ended up making nearly 400 rosettes, it was a fun, mindless project I could do in the evenings after work while watching tv, and still feel like I was being productive for the wedding.   I chose antique jewelry and rosettes that I felt represented my bridesmaid’s individuality, so each bouquet has its own personality and theme. For my own, I stuck to a white and metallic palette, no bright colors. They ended up looking great, but were really heavy! My girls ended up getting quite an arm workout!”  
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She also made all of the headbands, her own headpiece, and hand picked out all of the gorgeous china from different antique, consignment and thrift shops.DSC00514

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My all time favorite DIY was the wedding dress that was created by her aunt.  The dress was made out of beautiful soft fabric and antique lace was perfectly placed amongst it.  The bride took it a step further by added beading to the dress and the final result was nothing short of incredible!

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Planner: A Vogue Affair
Hair & Makeup: Modern Bridal Studio
Furniture Rentals: Crave Rentals, Vintage Affair LLC, Premier Rentals
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ocean bliss [ a wedding ]

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Wedding Planner/Coordinator: A Vogue Affair

Photographer: Daniel Pullen Photography

Venue: Jennette’s Pier

Florist & Decor Rentals: Renee Landry

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vintage romance [ sneak peak ]

I am freaking over this wedding I recently did. It was totally DIY and gorgeous! Here is a sneak peak for now…

p.s. The dress was made by the bride’s aunt and embellished by the bride herself!

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Photographer: Ally Boop Photography

Planner/Coordinator: A Vogue Affair

Venue: Silverbrook Farm

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outdoor glamour [ a wedding ]

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Wedding Planner/Coordinator: A Vogue Affair

Photographer: Suzanne Delawar Studios

Venue: Woodend Manor

Florist: Floral & Bloom Designs

Catering: Windows

 

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high school sweethearts [a wedding]

Following yesterday’s engagement post is our beautiful wedding day!  It has been almost three months since we got married and can I just say… I am SO ready to do it all over again!

Growing up I always wanted to be a wedding planner… I dreamed of my wedding since I was a little girl.  Fast forward 26 years and not only have I become a wedding planner, I  was planning a wedding of my own!

Chris and I met in high school, the year of 2005.  It was the classic boy meets girl, boy takes girl out on date, and a sudden… a romance blossomed.  On a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2013 Chris and I went on the walk on the beach where he dropped down on one knee and proposed. It was the best moment of my life.

This wedding was nine years in the making. We got married on a gorgeous day in the beginning of May.  There was no call for rain, but had a partly sunny and partly overcast day which turned out to be lovely for pictures.  The ceremony location was on a beautiful lawn overlooking the Potomac River and our reception was in a llama barn!

Family is the number one thing in our lives and it was important to incorporate them as much as possible on this special day.  My parents walked me down the aisle, my sister/maid of honor married us and both of our extended family members baked delicious cookies to add to our milk and cookie bar.

Chris and I are big on taco night… so big in fact that we decided to have a taco bar for our wedding!  That was both amazing and a big hit with our guests.

Some of my favorite “DIY” projects included

1. Love Notes Guest Book: I decided I did not want the traditional guest book so instead wooden hearts took place of paper pages and a box took place of the book. Each guest filled out a message on the heart and dropped it into a bird cage.

2. Flower Arrangements: The day before the wedding I had a few bridesmaids and family members meet up to put our flower arrangements together. I bought them at a wholesale flower shop and we prepped them and placed them in different vases.  The bouquets were filled with fluffy hydrangeas while the men’s boutonnières contained a delicate rose and dusty miller. I fell in love with the gorgeous blooms and the subtle mixture of bud vases along each table.

I could not have done this wedding without the help of my amazing friends, family, and of course, my handsome hubby.  That day was my dream come true.

A big thank you to Ally Boop Photography who was our photographer for the day and captured these images!

Also a big thank you to my beautiful friend from @beautyblushnbronzer for doing my hair and makeup (and most of the bridesmaids)!!

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three is a great number

Three great things happened while I started the 90 Days of Mindfulness…

1. I bought a Canon Rebel and a 50mm lens to help me with my photography and my blog.  I just recently received the lens in the mail and cannot wait to start shooting. I do not think I would have made this jump without the support of the “90 Days of Mindfulness” page inspiring me daily.

 

2. My husband and I just got a baby puppy named Lola. She is a purebred pit bull and is theLOVE OF MY LIFE. She has a very special place in my heart and put so much joy into my world. I cannot wait to use my camera on her! In fact, this weekend we plan on doing some fun photos while she is still very little. Stay tuned on the blog…

 

3. I recently did a photo shoot with Felicity Murphy Photography. By recently, I mean yesterday.  It was one of the most fun shoots I have ever done. I wanted to use these photos for my blog as well as my website (www.avogueaffair.com) and she knew exactly how to capture “the look” I was going for.

 

Stay tuned for some exciting photos by me and by Felicity Murphy Photography!

 

BTS

 Felicity Murphy Photography

Hair and Makeup By: @BeautyBlushNBrozner

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Bays – Shelters [wedding]

Laura and Heath’s wedding was on a beautiful November day. It was a special day not only because it was their wedding , but because the day fell on 11.11.11.
They got married at White Hall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia.  The weather was perfect with the fall foliage, periwinkle blue skies and cool temperatures.
The bride and groom and huge sports fans and they even brought along their favorite teams!
Check out the surprise for the groom at the end…

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 Wedding Coordinator: A Vogue Affair / Ceremony & Reception: Raspberry Plains / Wedding Photography: Softbox Media / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal/Wedding Hair: Hair by Amanda / Music: The Pros / Wedding Cake and Mini’s: To A Tea Events