It’s a fun thing to be able to incorporate shiny, bright, and new concepts into your wedding but sometimes exploring the aged, antique, and fabulously faded relics of the past can be quite a unique experience. This styled shoot in Birmingham, Alabama, embraces the beauty of vintage pieces and unlocks the possibilities of having an affordable, yet whimsical affair quite different from recent trends. A beautifully distressed and demure invitation suite is the perfect place to start. The dark envelopes touched with golden script offers subtle style and shine appropriate for the understated elegance of the shoot.
If your ring is vintage-designed, use that as the inspiration for your wedding. These custom pieces exude vibrant jewel tones that stand out among the softer color palette.
A small abandoned white church in Birmingham is the perfect backdrop for this affair because of its charm, mystery, and humble characteristics.
The bride carries wild, casually arranged bouquets that burst with greenery, peonies, and more. This particular bouquet is tied with a dated green bow. The centerpieces for this shoot are oversized and housed in brass bowls with fruitful touches.
Even though the shoot leans on vintage touches, the bride looks fashion-forward in two different looks with various accessories to mix and match. The first features a fitted gown with a modified sweetheart neckline and a dramatic and voluminous ruffled skirt.
Many of the pieces brought into this shoot were found at local flea markets and antique stores. Golden goblets, mirrors, candles, and trays are just a few of the items that bring this idea to life. The space was also outfitted with vintage furniture, including chairs and a modest table, to imagine the possibilities of a small reception space.
She also adds a blush ribbon around the waist for an added touch of softness.
Lanterns and a multitude of white pillars offer a romantic glow in this abandoned space in addition to the sunlight spilling in through the open windows.
The bride’s second look is an empire waist gown with a beaded neckline, front slit, and a surprise stunning back. The groom is complementary and wears a navy jacket, black pants, and a black tie.
It’s awe-inspiring how a much in-love couple can breathe new life into an old place. The creation of an imaginative display with its soft additions makes for quite a lovely look. Revisit treasures once passed on and add new life with your own life’s new chapter.
Photography: A Still Breath Photography Floral Design & Styling: Bushel & Peck Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Lynsey Wedding Ring: Trumpet and Horn Jewelry: Ex Voto Dresses: Ivory & White Cake: Cakes by Kim Calligraphy: Sarah Brown Calligraphy