Classic Vintage Michigan wedding: Jessica + Cody
You’re all familiar with Winnie & Kevin from The Wonder Years, yes? Well, the relationship today’s couple has, is just as epic. They’ve only known each other for 20 years, no biggie. Met in Elementary school, went to the same Middle school, shared their first kiss (riding the chairlifts at Timber Ridge), went to High school together, fell in love, and you know how the rest goes. “We have grown up together and will grow old together” – spoken like true childhood sweethearts, whom we now have the pleasure of getting to know through their wedding!
Bridesmaids in blush dresses? Romantic! Jessica asked them to find dresses they loved that came in a light blush or nude chiffon. All the dresses you see them wearing came from either H&M, Ann Taylor, or Forever 21. Super affordable and worked perfectly with the romantic feeling Jessica was going for. As far as the groomsmen go, Jessica crocheted each of them a navy bow tie to go with their sharp J.Crew suits!
Jessica walked down the aisle to Reasons to Love You by Meiko, played by two of Cody’s Groomsmen. Wish we had their version, but the Meiko version will do just fine!
Listen to it here:
My favorite store in the entire world, besides your good neighborhood thrift store, is Anthropologie. So, when it came to brainstorming the look and feel of our wedding, I wanted it to look like we could have ripped a page out from their catalogue and got married in it – romantic & vintage chic! We spent lots of time, sweat and tears, shopping vintage stores to create and capture the “vintage” feeling. From suitcases to glass vases, pearls, velvet and lace – a little bit of history made itself into everything!
If you ever find yourself wondering what to do with all of your engagement photos, you can do what Jessica + Cody did – print them out and use as fun table numbers.
For their favors they made wine, bottled it up, designed a custom label using their engagement photos, and tied them with twine and organza.
Congrats Jessica + Cody! You two are the sweetest of the sweet!
Photography: Amy Carroll / Officiant: Brewce Larkin (best friend’s father) / Quartet: ARISO, from Kalamazoo / Videographer: Coastline Studios / Venue: Greencrest Manor / DJ: Guy Voss from Wiser Productions / Catering: Millennium Catering / Salon: Headquarters Salon / Bakery: Bert’s Bakery / Bride’s dress: Lazaro / Bride’s shoes: Nine West / Jewelry: shorter necklace and earrings from J.Crew, long pearl necklace was a gift from Cody the day of the wedding / Groom’s suit: Seersucker suits from J.Crew / Bridesmaids: all their own / Pink Pontiac Star Chief: good friend of the family