A Vintage Wedding at Keyah Grande
From the bride, Carrie: I love lace and pearls and wanted a classic vintage feel, something timeless for our wedding day with a blush, champagne, gold and neutral color palette.
My brother built our wedding arbor. One of our best friends, who was a part of us meeting, married us.
Dinner was inside the grand living room, which was completely transformed into a vintage romantic dream and accommodated 67 people for our sit down dinner. Each table had roses and peonies, gold accents, candles and lace.
We wanted an eclectic collection of vintage china on the tables, so we started shopping at second hand stores a year before our wedding date. We used my grandmother’s vintage cloth napkins at each table setting. For our favors, I made all natural vanilla soy candles.
We were very involved in the planning of our food and dessert table. We are vegetarian and love sweets. Everything had to vegetarian, egg free and we also wanted gluten free options for a few of our friends. We wanted everyone to be able to eat whatever they saw no matter their diet restrictions.
There was a moment, Cade and I sat back in our chairs and just took everyone/thing in. Our guests were eating, laughing and enjoying themselves. The décor was beautiful and everything we hoped for. We were married and surrounded by the people we love and care about most.
I hated when it was all over. The whole day and weekend went by way too fast. I loved all the food. I loved seeing our family and friends all together in one place. I hated the feeling of not having enough time to sit and talk with everyone there for more than a few moments. But, so happy we planned a weekend full of events leading up to the big day, which gave us more time with everyone.
Pre-marital counseling was something we both wanted to do and it was great. We learned more about each other and also confirmed things we already knew. We learned new skills and techniques that will help arm us for a long successful marriage. I would recommend it for ANYONE who is engaged. My other advice is no one tells you just how long, hard and emotional planning a wedding can be. Everyone says enjoy it! No matter if you are paying for it yourself or you have help, you deal with so many people, so many opinions and so many personalities, it’s tough. You love everyone but at the end of the day, you have to make the top priority about you and your fiancé. After all is said and done, it’s your day together and it should be exactly the way you two see it, not everyone else.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Venue: Keyah Grande | Event Planner: Celebrations | Photographer: Rachael Kruse | Caterer: Degelman’s Classic Catering | Cake: The Yellow Carrot | DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound | Hair & Makeup: Tiffany Aukerman