I saw this wedding in Martha Stewart Weddings while riding the train back from NYC (I had run out of magazines to read and rediscovered how fun and inspiring bridal mags are even after you’ve been married 10 years) and gasped out loud when I saw this gown. I’ve seen some pretty alternative color gowns, but typically in blush or other feminine shades. But GREY is not one I had considered and am now in love with. This gown the bride’s mother found at Bergdorf Goodman two months before the big day. It’s by Alexandra Vidal whose work is incredible (you can see all her past creations on her website).
I mean, it’s just the most amazing skirt! Such artistry!
I cannot even deal with those flower girls!
The matron of honor’s gold Oscar de le Renta is pretty stunning as well.
Now prepare yourself for the rest of the wedding because it is INSANITY. Designed and executed by Seattle’s Sinclair & Moore, it has to be one of the most spectacular events I’ve seen to date. I mix of over the top and understated luxury.
SWEET BABY JESUS. The ceremony was under a clear on a Seattle rooftop complete with potted trees (brought in just for the event), a zillion lucite chairs and chandeliers hung down the aisle.
All the incredible paper goods were done by La Happy.
Oh, and a FREAKING LUCITE CHUPPAH!!!!!
Loving the groom’s mother’s gown too!
Look at those little angels in grey!
The reception was inside an old train station.
The absolutely stunning tables- the tall branch centerpieces are so simple and yet so striking.
Other tables had these luscious, low centerpieces.
The gold china and flatware coordinated perfectly (of course).
Every detail was perfect.
Oh wait, did I mention the seating chart was engraved on lucite panels and lit by candle light? No biggie. (OMG.)
Photography by Belathee.
I humbly tried to recreate the vibe of this wedding- which is nearly impossible without zillions of dollars but here ya go…
- By no means a budget option, but this Marchesa dress gives off a similar vibe in the same grey tones.
- Antique style large stud earrings let the dress be the showstopper.
- The great thing about wearing grey to your wedding– shoes you can wear AGAIN!
- I adore this gold dress for a maid of honor (or any fancy winter event!)
- Potted topiaries and trees add a wonderful natural, loose element to an event- plus they can be used much, much longer than cut flowers.
- Speaking of cut flowers, if you live in the Boston area check out Table & Tulip– they are amazing and do arrangements with the same vibe as this wedding.
- The flower girl may steal all the attention in this AMAZING (and affordable) tulle dress from Etsy!
- These Minted invites are such a close style to those used! Love the gold foil on charcoal grey palette.
- Gold banded china– how I wish I had registered for fancier china with gold accents! Silver was the name of the game in 2005 though….
- Gold flatware. A must for every bride registering these days!
All I can say is that I am pretty relived I got married pre-Pinterest. I think I probably would have a stroke if I had to plan a wedding today with all the absurd, insane details out there available to make you feel completely sub-par. SHEESH! :)