Remember Blaire and Dave’s fabulously retro engagement shoot? Well today we have their sweet retro-inspired wedding! Even the guests got in on the fun, dressing in vintage styles that fit with the rest of the event. Chudleigh Weddings‘ gorgeous images captured both the aesthetic and the emotion of the day (you may remember this first shot from a Sunday Edition awhile back)…
All of the bridesmaid dresses were vintage finds that the bride collected from Decades in Salt Lake City and various Etsy sellers, that she then dyed in blush tones.
Blaire rented vintage cream and taupe umbrellas from Bella Umbrella for guests to hold at the ceremony.
“I am close to both my dad and “my assistant dad” (stepfather),” says Blaire. “So my dad walked me down the aisle, and my assistant dad married us.” Both the bride and groom said their favorite part of the day was exchanging the vows they wrote. “We were laughing and crying,” says the bride. “It really was the best ten minutes of my life!” And from Dave, “I thought I would be nervous and wouldn’t take them in, but they really stuck with me and I know they will forever.”
We brewed our 5 different types of own beer and root beer- they were tasty! Dave designed labels that matched our invitations to go on them that read “D&B Say I Do Brew” like it was our very own brand.
Keeping with the retro theme, Blaire and Dave rented a photobooth that took only black and white photos. Says Blaire, “We collected vintage props for months (1940’s glasses, hats, fasteners, boas, fans) and I actually used a lot of my grandmother’s and great-grandfather’s hats, which was a fun way to include them in the wedding.”
The dessert table included various cakes and sweets, such as French macarons, cupcakes, molasses taffy, lace cookies, meringues, and tiramisu, as well as the couple’s favorite tres leches cake from Tarahumara.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? The design of the home is very Frank Lloyd Wright, so it went with our 1950’s theme. But we mostly selected this home because of its incredible views of the entire city – simply breathtaking.
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? My grandmother’s jewelry and clothing that have been passed down to me. I have always loved playing in her vintage fancy clothes and just feel like maybe I was supposed to be born in a different era. I didn’t want the wedding to be shabby-chic or rustic as you see a lot these days, but more classic.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? We probably did the opposite… Dave was pretty adamant that we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to and convinced me that it would make the whole day more personal. And it did. We did, however, get talked into cutting the cake – and the most popular picture that came out of our wedding was me with an evil laugh on my face, and Dave with cake all over his.
What advice do you have for other brides? Learn to let go of the small stuff and accept help. I tried not to burden anyone with anything, but people are willing to help, so let them! Ask interested parties (family and good friends) to help with the wedding early on so they know your vision and what you are trying to accomplish.
What were some DIY elements in your wedding? My cousin Rylan set up all the sound with his speakers and iPad and got a list of music we wanted played – he did an amazing job! We made an arbor out of doilies to perform the marriage ceremony under, and we made confetti out of doilies to throw after the ceremony. We made string ball decorations and hung them high above the dance floor, which created a fun and ethereal atmosphere.
Photography: Chudleigh Weddings/ Venue: private residence in Salt Lake City / Bride’s custom dress: Cydni Oda Design, 801-694-6660 / Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss / Planner and floral design: Freebird Weddings / Catering: Brian Casson Catering, 801-347-3950 / Rentals: Diamond Rentals / Vintage parasol rentals: Bella Umbrella
Congratulations Blaire and Dave! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us! And readers, if you ever find yourselves in Park City, Utah, check out Blaire’s clothing shop, Flight Boutique!