When Allison first contacted me about her vintage wedding, I was super excited. Everything she described sounded so glamorous, I knew it was something I would love to photograph. The more she and I discussed details, the more excited I grew and after seeing her attention to detail for their vintage engagement shoot, I knew their wedding was going to be flawless. I was so impressed with how it turned out, that I had to ask Allison how she pulled it off for the blog. Here’s what she said!
“Greg and I tried to be as genuinely vintage with the details of our wedding as possible. The original concept came out of our love for old movies and we slowly expanded the vision to include other aspects of the era that we enjoy like 1930-40′s jargon, vintage fashion and music. Both my dress, which was very similar to one worn by Katharine Hepburn in the movie Holiday and Greg’s bespoke suit, which we designed from the cuffs up, were the jumping off points. The accessories we used were real vintage pieces that were like new and anything we couldn’t find we made ourselves with the 30′s and 40′s in mind; the same went for all of our reception decorations. I knew right off the bat that I wanted to hand-make as many things for the wedding as I possibly could, the catch was not having them look homemade. I have to admit that at times Greg and I felt slightly overwhelmed by the projects we had undertaken, like the telegram Save the Dates, all of which we baked in the oven to obtain an aged appearance and some of which caught on fire, ha! But looking back I can honestly say that we wouldn’t have had it any other way. At the end of the night Greg and I had received so many compliments that we knew all the effort we put into even the seemingly most mundane detail was well worth it!”