What could be more romantic than a wedding? This vintage-inspired vow renewal ceremony, designed by Dee Kay Events at Octavia & Brown Studio, will affirm your belief that love lasts long beyond the honeymoon phase. Mary and Eric celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a ceremony designed to honor everything they have gone through as a couple, and the strength of their still-deepening love.
Alisa Tongg led the couple in a hand fast, an ancient ritual that has been making a comeback in contemporary weddings.
Long ago, the exchanging of rings was only possible for the very rich. Ordinary people would pledge themselves to each other, often in a field, and symbolically have their hands fasted together with a piece of ribbon, cord or cloth. The phrases ‘tying the knot’ and ‘bond of matrimony’ are thought to stem from this practice. Alissa Tongg via Dee Kay Events
There is something else very special about this event. Consider it a preview from Styled Inspiration, a thought collective of vendors, set to launch in Spring 2016. Wedding industry veteran Diane Kolanović–Šolaja came up with an idea to showcase talent while giving back. Instead of designing styled shoots for vendor portfolios, Diane is connecting vendors with couples who deserve an extra lift. Photo shoots with a purpose!
For this romantic event we designed a lush, wintry bouquet and table centerpiece, inspired by the charming vintage touches at the venue. We started with stunning burgundy and blush peonies, bacarra roses and ivory garden roses, accented with lamb’s ear, seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruskus. Peppercorn and berzilla berries added seasonal flair. Let these flowers inspire your holiday tablescapes.
Click through the gallery to see all the details, from the gluten-free cake to the bride’s glam fur vest. We had amazing day working with all these talented vendors and we wish this loving couple many more happy years together!
Event Designer: Dee Kay Events | Photographer: Alexis June Weddings | Venue + Rentals: Octavia & Brown Studio | Umbrella Rental: Bella Umbrella | Celebrant: Alisa Tongg | Artist: Ivana Masic | Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors | Makeup Artist: Nicole Sievers | Cinema and Video: NST Pictures | Hairstylist: Styles On B | Cake Baker: Sugarush |Invitations & Stationery: Willow Wynn Co.