I adore weddings with an antique vibe, and this vintage wedding styled shoot is no exception! With hues of blue, white and gold, a historic inn is the backdrop for this beautifully styled event.
I also adore it when a shoot comes with a story, and here are the words of Joyce Mills from Belle Eve Photography.
Vintage Wedding Styled Shoot
Built in 1897, the Historic Boxwood Inn in Newport News, Virginia was the perfect venue for our vintage wedding shoot. As a location with a wealth of local history, it boasts of a unique wedding venue setting with tea rooms, a historic general store that is now used for serving food and cocktail hour, and the historic Lee Hall train station across the street.
If you are there long enough, the sound of the passing train brings you back to days gone by. As we toured the Historic Boxwood Inn there was a palpable sense of historic value. We were inspired by the rich history of the house and the recently restored historic Lee Hall train station across the street. During World War I and II, the Inn hosted soldiers and officers who came to town. We could imagine the turn of the century hustle and bustle and decided to reflect the history in the style of the shoot.
The florist chose a garden collection of nature’s gifts: blue thistle, blue nigella, and blue delphinium were the forefront to the white carnations, Queen Anne’s lace, white astilbe, and green sword fern. All of these lovely flowers were arranged together to bring old world class and elegance,which is perfect for a vintage wedding.
The dusty blue, vintage-inspired 3 tiered cake was topped with blue and white flowers. The soft color of the dusty blue icing was a perfect match with the soft, romantic pearls placed at the base of the lower tier.
Our newlywed models wore vintage-inspired attire. The bride, Stella Mora, wore a blush and ivory Rebecca Ingram gown with a lace bodice and sweetheart neckline. The lace delicately extended down the upper section of the full skirt, which was mostly a soft, ivory tulle. At the waist, a thin beaded belt completed the vintage wedding look.
Her groom, Miguel Mendoza, wore navy trousers and a grey vest. We completed his vintage look with a classic wool newsboy hat. A unique aspect to this shoot was our hair artist. Our hair artist, Kadi, is also the cake artist at Kadi Bakes and has an extensive background in doing period correct vintage hairstyles. She gave our model period correct Victory Rolls which really supported our vintage theme.
Our tables were covered in ivory lace over Wedgewood blue linens on the guest tables and a champagne rosette linen on the sweetheart table to create a romantic, vintage look. The table setting included ivory dinner plates with gold trim, Wedgewood blue napkins and silver candelabra adorned with blue and white florals.
Enjoy this vintage wedding today!
Vintage Wedding Vendors:
- Photographer: Belle Eve Photography
- Planner: Two River Events
- Florist: I Do Weddings With Love
- Cake Artist/Hair Artist: Kadi Bakes
- Makeup Artist: Beauty by Rachel Mills
- Venue: The Historic Boxwood Inn
- Event Rentals: Hampton Roads Event Rentals
- Bridal Gown: Truly Yours Bridal
- Videographer: Brian Charles Films
- Stationery: Kalos Designs
- Models: Stella Mora and Miguel Mendoza