When planning a wedding with a theme, it is important to consider each and every detail. You want your day to be uniform and cohesive. Tim and Loren did just that.Â The venue, her gown and even the shoes the groom wore all fit together neatly to tell the story that they wanted for their special day.Â Tim and Loren designed their California wedding by going back in time. The venue was an old country style home that had furniture that fit in another era and gave you that comfy, cozy feeling. From the sofa to the etagere to the wallpaper, this house was definitely simple yet classic and was perfect for this vintage wedding.
The gown had classic tailoring.Â It didn't have a train and the other fancy decorations that are common on modern dresses. It had lace applique on the bodice and a flared skirt. The bridesmaids also wore similar dresses. Her hair was a wonderful complement and she did not even need anything to make it festive. She did not wear a veil but wore it down over her shoulders and it was perfect with her dress.She choose to wear ballet slippers instead of heels. This matched wonderfully with her gown.
The groom and groomsmen also fit in well. They wore white shirts with ties and vests. They did not wear dress shoes but sneakers. Also, the groom's mustache was another detail that simply added with the vintage theme of the day.
Their wedding took place outside which is also customary in earlier times. But this couple did not let a few raindrops stop their plans.
Their guests took refuge under umbrellas as they watched this couple exchange their vows under the protection of a gazebo. As you watched them go down the aisle, you definitely felt like you were watching a wedding on the tv show, "Little House on the Prairie."
They had a dessert table with cupcakes and cakes instead of an elaborate tier cake and the tables were numbered using antique picture frames.
They did not stop their theme at the selection of the venue or the bridal attire. The reception also was decorated to further display the vintage influence.
They used simple vases for the centerpieces.
After the nuptials, they didn't leave in a limousine. Instead, they drove off in a VW bug. It was a perfect ending to their vintage wedding. They drove off as they started their new life together.
Credits: Photography: Ep Love / Venue: Green Gables in San Diego,CA