VINTAGE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES

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Images: Michelle March Photography

From the Bride about her choice of vintage bridesmaids dresses:

"Growing up with a love of old things & owning a vintage shop, picking a favorite decade is very challenging for me. I love so many different things about every era & my personal style is very eclectic. It's very common to find me wearing a blouse from the 20s with a sweater from the 70s & a modern skirt. So I wanted incorporate the 20s-70s in our wedding details. I found my 1930s wedding dress at one of my favorite vintage shops, Dear Golden. From the moment I tried it on and the peachy colored lace hit every spot just right, I knew it was the one! I didn't have to have a single alteration made which is really really rare because I'm the alteration queen, everything in my personal closet has little tweaks. My reception dress was the complete opposite of my ceremony dress, It's from the 50s & a super fun little party dress… it was made to dance & twirl! Another one of my favorite details was the bridesmaids dresses, I assigned each of them with a decade that suited them best starting with the 20s-70s & they got to pick they're ivory dresses! It was such a fun process, all the bridesmaids were really happy with their dresses & can wear them again! I styled them with the same shoes & accessories (Swedish Hasbeens & custom gold twig bracelets from Dallas Maynard)." -Samantha

Please click here for the full gallery and read Monday's Real Wedding feature on Sam & Dono here. Be sure to check back on monday for another fabulous Northern Michigan Real Wedding!

PRETTY DIY WEDDING FLORAL

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Images: Michelle March Photography

Details from Samantha on her pretty DIY wedding floral:

"Rather than spending thousands of dollars hiring a florist we ordered roughly 1,000 stems from Fifty Flowers & spent our bachelorette party night arranging them & drinking whiskey! I highly recommend other brides doing this, it saved tons of money & the flowers turned out to be one of my favorite details! "  -Samantha

Please click here for the full gallery and check back on Friday for more details from Samantha & Donovan's Cherry Basket Farm wedding! Read Monday's Real Wedding feature here.

SAMANTHA & DONOVAN'S WEDDING, CHERRY BASKET FARM

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Images: Michelle March Photography

Below are details from Samantha & Donovan's Cherry Basket Farm wedding, as written by the bride.

"Growing up in MI, Donovan & I have always looked forward to Fall. It's the time of year when we get to go to the apple orchard for fresh cider & donuts, take nice long drives to explore the countryside & cozy up in plaid throws! 

After searching the midwest for the perfect venue we stumbled upon The Cherry Basket farm in Omena, MI (only five hours North from our hometown). We, including our sheepdog, Otis, fell in love with every aspect of the venue at first sight. We wanted our guests to get an entire "fall weekend" experience during our wedding weekend. Driving to the venue you couldn't help but get butterflies in your stomach while passing rolling green hills, birch trees with falling yellow leaves & pops of orange & vibrant reds. 

To get to the ceremony site you walked down a hill, through a field & sat down on a hay bale with a vintage throw to keep warm. There were cups of cider & donuts for refreshments & a copy of "our story" which acted as the programs. In our story we included details of personal adventures from our 9 year relationship & travels around the world together.  

Favorite memory-

Saying our vows was my favorite memory from our wedding (the bridesmaids & I were all barefoot). It was so magical looking around at the beautiful farm, seeing 70 of our closest friends & family & hearing the bagpipes in the distance. I noticed Donovan was wearing the tie clip I bought him after our engagement with the latitude & longitude of where we got engaged (Rock Creek, Montana); I touched it & he smiled so big… I could see everything from our relationship rush through both of our heads at the same time. Such a surreal moment. 

Random fact-

Shockingly one of the first things we crossed off our list was finalizing the menu. Food was a very important detail to us. We had all of our favorites and everything was local/farm to table. Starting with the most delicious pumpkin soup of all time! "  -Samantha

Please be sure to check back on Wednesday and Friday for more great details from Sam & Dono's wedding, which was also featured on Style Me Pretty. Click here for the full gallery.

Venue & catering: Cherry Basket Farm / Wedding cake & desserts: Chimoski Bakery /  Vintage furniture rental: Fancy Fray / Flowers: Bridesmaids arranged all floral, flowers from Fifty Flowers / Wedding ceremony dress: 1930s from DearGolden / Reception dress: 1950s from Lived In/ Reception Belt: Bhldn / Shoes: Anthropologie / Photography: Michelle March Photography / Custom wedding bands & bridesmaids bracelets: Dallas Maynard / From the bride: "Veil: I found a vintage fascinator in a $1 bin at a rummage sale in Missoula, MT several years ago & knew I wanted to have it made into my wedding veil. My friend Sarah from http://www.lostgirlsvintage.com went to school for hat design & made into my dream veil!"/ Grooms carbon fiber & wood wedding band: Hersteller ./ Brides engagement ring: http://www.agelessheirlooms.com / Ring box: End Grain Wood Shop / Vintage stamps: Darlingone Custom wedding invitations & guest book: https://www.etsy.com/people/ellothere / Grooms suit: Brooks Brothers / Groomsman suspenders: SunMark Studios / Groomsman bow ties & ties: Fox & Brie / Cake topper & bride/groom signs: First Snow Fall / Tie clip: Spiffing Jewelry / Videographer: Lonetree Productions / Pine tree favors: GreenWorldProject / Officiant: Kelly Lambert   revkelly58@gmail.com DJ: Eternal Entertainment Group   / Bagpipes: Jack Fellows   jackfellows@charter.net