Vintage Charm

I love weddings.  I love photographers.  I love wedding photographers.  It is no secret that my skills lie elsewhere when it comes to taking pictures.  And though I love me some intagram there is nothing like a real photograph.  I have been waiting with bated breath to see these images from Kate's May 18th wedding at Old St. Joes on the St Norbert Campus.  In the rush of the day I managed to snap one phone picture of this bouquet knowing full well my pathetic attempt at holding onto that beautiful array of seasonal blooms, hand-tied with ivory grosgrain ribbon, was in vain.  Boy was I happy to meet Rachel the day of the wedding and thanks to her amazing talents behind the lense we now have these oh so sweet and romantic images to behold.
Can I just be honest for a moment.  Some flowers are just more special.  Lesser flowers cover your ears... Coral Charm peonies are one of those truly magestic blooms that just doesn't stop.  When Kate told me her vision for her wedding, vintage inspired romantic, and her color palette, peach gray and ivory, I knew just what to do.  The bouquets were a mix of peonies, scented geranium, succulents, bridal wreath, antique ivory spray roses, astilbe, stock, artemesia and queen anne's lace.  
The bouquet paired with a lace overlay ivory wedding dress, the perfect shade of nail polish, Kate's beautifully wavy raven locks and a veil that just doesn't stop it all came together to create a perfect moment.  Thanks again to R Buckley Photography for capturing the many perfect moments there were that wonderful day in May!
The details continue... I can't take any credit for picking out the perfect tie, that was all Kate, with another perfect moment.  The church was decorated with simply yet lovely vintage inspired arrangements of hydrangea, baby's breath and one of my favorite spring flowers, bridal wreath spirea.
At the reception each table was topped by a simple yet lovely duet of assorted wine bottles, each wrapped by hand by Kate and her family and filled with coral charm peonies and hydrangeas.  The vintage ball jar votives had lentils inside to create a nest for the candle and added texture.
To be sure, it was a day to remember...  To be completely honest, it would be hard to forget that bouquet.