27 Sep

Classic Vintage Michigan wedding: Jessica + Cody

categories Real Weddings

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!

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan 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!

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan wedding

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:

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan wedding

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!

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan wedding

classic vintage michigan wedding

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.

classic vintage michigan wedding

For their favors they made wine, bottled it up, designed a custom label using their engagement photos, and tied them with twine and organza.

classic vintage michigan wedding

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

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    Love how the overcast day actually helped the whole scene look MORE romantic. Just lovely!

  2. go michigan! I love to see my home state and the moody romantic feel of a rainy wedding day is irresistible

  3. This wedding is absolutely beautiful. And I love the intro at the beginning. They have the cutest story! Congrats to the happy couple!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS…this wedding, their story, everything is just fantastic! There isn’t anyone thing I can pull out and say I love this the best…because everything is just awesome. Seriously love it!

  5. Such a beautiful, sweet wedding, just like the couple! I love it that they’ve been together for so long….so sweeet!!

  6. A perfect wedding with amazing details and story… all captured beautifully.

  7. One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen! Seriosly I think that is my number one!!
    Everything seems absolutly perfect!


  8. Such a beautiful wedding and introduction. So romantic! Those car shots are awesome too!

  9. Absoultely Stuning! I love everything about this beautiful wedding!

  10. What a beautiful wedding and couple! Congratulations to all.

  11. What a DREAM!! Love the handmade bowties and the beautiful color palette! Just stunning! :)

  12. There is almost nothing that I don’t love about this wedding – so beautiful!

  13. I’m pretty sure my flowergirl wore the same kind of dress as Jessica & Cody’s. Adorable!

  14. Love how romantic everything is.

  15. Just wondering where this wedding was held? i can’t find the venue information

  16. I absolutely love the bride’s dress!! I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the Lazaro website- could you tell us the name of the style?

  17. The venue is Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek. An absolutely beautiful place!

  18. nice

  19. Where are the flower girl dresses from?

  20. LOVE this! The baby’s breath aisle flowers are so pretty and simple.

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  22. great wedding, My studio is 3 miles from Green crest Love that place

  23. This is the right website for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that’s been discussed for a long time. Great stuff, just great!

  24. Is there any way of finding the photographer who took these shots? I have a wedding coming up next month and would like something similar.

  25. Hi Melissa, This wedding was captured by Amy Carroll. http://www.acarrollphotography.com

    Good luck!

  26. Love the umbrellas!

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