vintage glamour. part 2

Jenna and William’s wedding continued…

chandelier, vintage wedding

entry chandeliers

ostrich feather centerpieces

Nearly 180 guests dined and danced in a ballroom transformed into a black and white wedding extravaganza. A three-piece jazz band serenaded guests during cocktail hour upstairs, looking down upon the decorated venue. Old black and white Audrey Hepburn movies such as Roman Holiday and Love in the Afternoon played silently in the background on the televisions throughout the venue all evening. Two crystal chandeliers greeted guests in the entrance, a gorgeous, 8 foot tall chandelier lit the center of the dance floor and black drapery gracefully adorned the walls. Adding to the vintage ‘look’ was the large feathers and orchids that were beautifully placed in vintage candelabras on the guests’ tables and hundreds of lit candles in mercury glass containers flickered throughout the evening.


feather centerpieces

black and white movie

fleur de lis flutes

j&w first dance

The details of the wedding were flawless. Vintage skeleton keys, bought from Etsy seller, Ashbury Lane, served as the escort card for each guest. Our mom, the mother-of-the-bride, covered a large cork board with a black velour fabric. Our aunt Sue stitched Jenna and William’s monogram in the center of the board, and hooks held each vintage key. Guests signed their name and a note to the bride and groom on paper in the bride’s grandparent’s vintage typewriter. Each female guest received a black and white damask print Envirosax bag, and each male guest received a custom hand-rolled cigar made by Clay Carlton, Palma Cigars, both of which both served as a place card and gift. And, the kids enjoyed their black and white colored Sixlets candies in custom round containers with Jenna and William’s monogram.

j&w place settings

vintage keys-wedding-placecards

sixlet place cards

vintage centerpieces

Custom letterpress menus, which you can find at Fleur de Lis, were set at each place setting. Mercury glass containers spaced along the bar held custom printed match boxes, and custom napkins with the couple’s monogram were neatly placed at each bar.

j&w matches

j&w wedding napkins

j&w wedding menu

Jenna and William wanted the guests to feel like they were really a part the wedding, so they asked guests to wear black and white attire. Jenna and William took a trip to New Orleans shortly before their engagement, and really wanted to incorporate a New Orleans flair to their wedding day, and food seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. Epicurean Catering hosted delicious jambalaya and beignets for guests to enjoy.

jenna place setting

chocolate shooters

More important than anything that day was the love that radiated from William and Jenna’s faces. They were both so happy. From the small details to the ‘wow’ factors, and everything in between, they made their wedding day their own…and it was magical.

wedding toast

bouquet toss

just married

{images via professional photographer Betsey Holley Photography}

Other fantastic vendors to note.
Make-up: Aldo Celeste, Flirt Salon
Hair: Bobbie Mitchell, Sola Salon Cherry Creek North
Lighting and Decor: Rodd Metcalf, LMD Productions
Linens: Linda Bluhm, Linens Unlimited
Transportation: Ambassador’s Rolls Royce
Jewelry: Madeline O’Connell, Gracious Lupita and Black Poodle


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