Real Wedding: Victoria & Will

I am really excited to share this wedding with you of fellow blogger, Victoria and her husband Will.

Victoria spent a lot of time working on countless details of the wedding and I loved all the vintage charm shown throughout each element. They infused so many personal details and at the end of the day, it reflected them perfectly as a couple.

From Left to Right: As an officer in the Navy, Will wore his white dress uniform as well as most of the groomsmen. The guys that weren't officers were dressed in white tuxedos.

For favors, each guest was given a CD compiled of songs chosen by the couple - including a 'hidden track' to make each one unique. They were wrapped in kraft paper, tied with yellow and white ribbon and tagged with a track list and vintage aviation imagery.

The signature cocktail was a throwback to the 1930s, originally published in a bar guide from 1916 by the bartender from the Hotel Wallick in Times Square. Victoria added a photo of her and Will from the Intrepid, a museum and naval carrier located in New York City.

Hues of yellow were infused throughout the wedding decor, as seen in the bride's bouquet by Anthony Brownie.

Groomsmen in white tuxedos and naval uniforms with the flower girl Madison. Her dress was purchased online and decorated by her mom (and Victoria's SIL) with matching yellow butterflies. Don't you just love this idea?


Escort cards were tied to miniature compasses and on the back side contained a quote from Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms":

At night, there was the feeling that we had come home, feeling no longer alone, waking in the night to find the other one there, and not gone away; all other things were unreal...We were never lonely and never afraid when we were together.

The reception was held at the Harvard Club and included Will's friends and fellow officers serenading Victoria with "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" from Top Gun.

The vintage theme continued with an old typewriter setup for guests to write notes to the couple, to be opened on their 5th Anniversary. Victoria scoured ebay for vintage airmail envelopes and decorated them with vintage postage and rubber stamps. Love, love, love this idea!

And as a surprise to Will, Victoria hired artist Leeanna Chipana to paint during their reception. The final piece now hangs on their wall as a constant reminder of that special day.

Hope you enjoyed this glimpse at this amazing wedding and special thanks to Victoria and Will for sharing their day with our readers!

Posted on December 22, 2009 and filed under Blogs, Details, Favors, Flowers.