Queen Mary wedding: Margie + Morgen

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What a lovely idea to marry aboard The Queen Mary, one of the last surviving ocean liners, no? The sea breeze in your hair, sunset on the horizon, historical wooden planks at your heels as you say ‘I Do’. Today’s couple did just that. It was a chic, dressed to the nines fete with impeccable design, and a color palette worthy to please the ocean gods. Margie + Morgen, talented architects, have traveled through Europe, Central and South America, built a wooden canoe, started gardens, kept bees, hot air ballooned, and collaborated on various artistic and architectural projects (just to name a few). Photographer, Ben Christensen, captured their classy personalities + excellent taste perfectly!

queen mary wedding

The result of the brainstorming sesh that took place between Margie, and Kathryn, of Blackbird Letterpress, was these amazing letterpress goods (printed on 265gsm Bamboo paper). And, let’s not forget the calligraphy, by Betsy Dunlap. We’re dying over the sage and coral writing – such a romantic pair that tie seamlessly into the flowers, Morgen’s suit, and delicate details throughout.

queen mary wedding

queen mary wedding

We love Art Deco architecture as well as the fashion and music of the late 1930’s, so we were inspired by the period of The Queen Mary (built in 1936). We attempted to recall the feeling of the late 30’s but with our personal stamp on it, aiming for a timeless and unique look with our clothing.

queen mary wedding

Strung around the railing and the top of the gazebo were flags in muted versions of their colors – coral, salmon, sage, french gray. Oh, but you probably want to know about that killer dress Margie’s got on, right? It’s a vintage Oscar de la Renta. Love!

queen mary wedding

queen mary wedding

Favors were letterpress coasters, (in 2 different designs, by Blackbird Letterpress) bound with baker’s twine. Other pretty paper goods included: notebooks (which was a favor at a bridal luncheon), table numbers (letterpress waves w/Betsy Dunlap calligraphy of the numbers), and manilla tag place cards (Morgen diligently typed in everyone’s name and table number on his antique Underwood typewriter).

queen mary wedding

queen mary wedding

Margie didn’t want the standard big wedding cake, so opted for 6 different cakes from Superfine Bakery, varying in shapes, sizes, and textures.

queen mary wedding

With Marie Fleur and an amazing collection of jazz musicians from the LA area, the music was able to match the timeless mood M + M were going for. There was a solo pianist during the cocktail hour and then a full band during the dinner and reception. During the band breaks Marie put together a mix of turn of the century popular jazz songs, and Dixieland Jazz that Margie sent to her ahead of time, as a nod to her southern roots.

queen mary wedding

Congratulations M + M!

Photographer: Ben Christensen / Flowers: Holly Flora / Paper goods: Blackbird Letterpress / Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap / Band: Marie Fleur / Bride’s dress: vintage Oscar de la Renta / Shoes: Chie Mihara from Soula (Brooklyn) / Groom’s suit: bespoke french gray mohair suit from Against Nature Atelier in NYC / Wedding bands: estate jewelry from 1929 (his) and the circa 1930 (mine) that we found at Leigh Jay Nacht in the diamond district in NYC / Cakes: Superfine Bakery

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my honest answer on Oct 24, 2011

What an amazing wedding! So nice to see something different. And what a gorgeous wedding dress! The ship is amazing, what a great venue.

Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! on Oct 24, 2011

Super dress, I love it! Really nice to see something totally unique. Great wedding!

San Diego Catering on Oct 24, 2011

Gorgeous wedding! And I love that wedding dress! Wish I could wear something so beautiful like that someday. :)

Samantha- Woodlands Wedding Photographer on Oct 24, 2011

Ok this wedding is just too adorable! I love to see brides who really step outside the box to be unique but not weird or extravagant, like they are trying to get attention. This is perfect! I also am so glad to see that the bride implemented beautiful paper throughout her event. Job well done!

mckenzie powell on Oct 24, 2011

Oh her dress! And I now have a new favorite wedding musician photo! His expression is priceless.

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Oct 24, 2011

I have visited the Queen Mary many times as a kid & it's so fun to see a Queen Mary wedding! I love every detail, especially the Bride's dress & the letterpress stationery. Well done!

Wedding Belle on Oct 24, 2011

The dress is absoloutly stunning! Never seen anything like it before!

Meredith on Oct 24, 2011

What a charming wedding! The photographs are stunning and the paper goods are too lovely!

Liz - Image3D on Oct 24, 2011

That dress is amazing! It feels almost Kate Winslett in Titanic.

Sonia Sharma Events on Oct 24, 2011

Such a wonderful wedding venue! The blue wedding dress is fantastic. Fabulous!

erin * sparkle + hay on Oct 24, 2011

every single detail is just perfectly crafted... & oh-so-stunning!!

giulia on Oct 25, 2011

great idea! I do love the dress

Carley Romero, Simply Sweet Weddings on Oct 25, 2011

Perfect location and stunning dress!

victoria @ milkfed press on Oct 25, 2011

Super fab! Cheers to the happy couple!

Y. Bell on Oct 25, 2011

I think the only word to accurately describing everything about this wedding, including the bride and groom, is CHARMING!

Modern Weddings Hawaii on Oct 25, 2011

I love 1930's theme.

Tara on Oct 26, 2011

I lived just a short bike ride from the Queen Mary for 3 years. I've jogged on the path that leads near it many times. I love the atmosphere and feeling it has. Most of all, I love how the bride made such a fantastic wedding party and ceremony revolving around the Queen Mary as her setting. One of my favorite weddings I've seen in the last year (while planning my own wedding). Just beautiful in all aspects. And the dress is just stunning. .

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Rebecca Jones on Jan 1, 2012

Hi! What a beautiful wedding! We just booked ours today! Could you tell me who your band was? They look perfect!

Heather Erb on Feb 23, 2012

This is stunning..I just recently got engaged this week on the Queen Mary & we were thinking of doing the theme of the wedding all around it :)

teri padilla on Mar 1, 2012

Awesome! the dress the pictures everything, I m 40's fan I would love my 50 th wedding anniversary at the Queen Mary, what a treat

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I love that wedding dress collection! And Such a wonderful wedding venue! The blue wedding dress is fantastic. Fabulous! Thanks !!!

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