Real wedding: Hayley + Jeff

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We really wanted a wedding that would feel vintage and romantic but with little pops of quirkiness. Jeff and I now live in Philadelphia, but since I’m from Florida, and we met there our freshmen year of college, we thought it would be an appropriate place to tie the knot. South Florida, even in January, can be pretty warm so the weather really threw us for a loop when it was suddenly 40 degrees and rainy. Everyone made-do though, and I was able to borrow my maid of honor’s grandmother’s vintage fur to keep the chill off.

My Grandfather married us at the Royal Poinciana Chapel, which is a very charming little church in Palm Beach. The church has a very quaint, almost cottage-like feel to it. The reception was held at the Flagler Museum, a perfectly preserved mansion built in 1902 by Henry Flagler. Guests had free reign of the museum during the cocktail hour, where we served a couple of our favorite cocktails and listened to a gypsy jazz duo. Flagler is known for building the railroad from the northeast, all the way down to the Florida Keys. His personal train car is held in the room where we had the reception making it feel as though you were actually in a beautiful old train station.

My dress was by Vera Wang and the bridesmaids wore Simple Silhouettes. In my hair I wore pieces by Twigs and Honey and Maria Elena. I designed the wedding stationary and had it printed by Studio on Fire. We really love good food, and our caterer, Chez Gourmet, did a great job of giving us all our favorites, from fried risotto balls and crab cakes to a gelato bar. One of my fabulously talented bridesmaids Lauren Alane, did us the honor of making our adorable cake topper. The amazing Annabel from Belathée was our photographer. I’ve admired Belathée’s work for a long time, so it was a dream to have Annabel capture the day.

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[images from Belathée Photography]

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Renegade Craft Fair

I thought Renegade this year was pretty damn cool!  Got to see lots of new stuff, meet up with some old friends, and chill out in the park!  Its always been my belief that these kind of events are great for getting inspiration and picking up some handmade gifts for yourself or your bridal party…last year I bought a ton of stuff for my ladies!  This year, it was all about me and the new babies my friends are all having!  Here are some of my favs from the fair…(my recap from the Brooklyn Wedding Popup Shop is coming up at 1pm so check back, and Save the Date week will kick off tomorrow!)

Not that this had anything to do with weddings, but I just LOVED this whale print from Enormous Champion…who knew I was a whale person??

It was so nice to see Anna Bond‘s invites in person finally!  She also had some darling greeting cards

I’m so pissed that I didn’t buy one of Hayley Carmo‘s ribbons!  I sort of have a thing for prize ribbons, and I’m totally obsessed with that purple one!  I hope its still available…Hayley??

These lasercut coasters by Peppersprouts would make such fun gifts for the bridal party!  They had awesome lasercut felt trivets as well!

I thought these posters from Seattle Show Posters were so cute for a newly married couple.

These handmade soaps from MeowMeowTweet are wrapped in the most adorable drawings…another great gift for your bridal party perhaps?  I could see them as favors too!

Julie from Bow & Arrow!  She just got engaged!

Last but not least, I thought these handpainted mugs from Berd & Bee were so neat…lots of different fonts to choose from.  Try filling them up with candy for the kids table!

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