Marisa and Edward's Vintage Winter Wedding

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
After months of heavy snow fall, the sky finally cleared for a crisp and beautiful day to celebrate Marisa and Edward’s winter wedding at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich, MA. We truly enjoyed our time working with Marisa and Edward because they are a beautiful couple on the inside and out. In following with our Bride and Groom’s request for a vintage tuscan aesthetic, we wanted to create something unique and amazing with all aspects of the event design, from the vases to the linens.

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
The ceremony took place at the Greek Church in Ipswich, a building that is already stunning, and  floral design was able to bring it to another level and spark this joyous celebration. By using a mix of Bianca Roses, Hydrangea, Bells of Ireland, Lavender Ocean Song Roses and an assortment of greens, we created arrangements to place at the alter, on the candelabras and down the aisle.

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
Photography by Benoit and McCarthy

Our bride’s bouquet was a bountiful cascade filled with orchids, roses, gardenias, stephanotis and an array of garden delights such as lamb's ear and dusty miller as well as the herb rosemary which symbolizes remembrance and fragrant lavender. Marisa chose the cascade to keep her vintage look and of course it accented perfectly against her stunning handmade couture gown.

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
At the reception, the couple’s request for a vintage look was combined with their Mediterranean heritage and was detailed in the table markers, the beautiful steel colored linens, lavender napkins, and gold rimmed plates. We gave the napkins a special touch by placing the menu cards on top of the napkin and tying them off with  rustic twine and adding a sprig of Rosemary.  I always tell my clients that attention to detail will leave an incredible impact on their guests.  Marisa and Edward knew this when they came to me and many of the details you see here were their inspiration.  Edward is a graphic designer and designed the menu card playing it up with their initials as you can see in this photo. Kudos to Edward for a genius idea! The final touch at the place setting was the guest favor; chocolates in the shape and color of green and black olives imported from Europe, presented in a jar, topped with a seal of their monogram.....an outstanding finishing touch.

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
To continue the vintage ambience at the individual guest tables we placed a variety of antique bottles, filled with blooms to surround an elegant compote of flowers. Resourcing the bottles was a fun challenge in itself, searching many antique shops, but the end product looked so fantastic it was completely worth taking the extra time! Taking that extra time is what we do best at Dana Markos Events.  The different colors and shapes looked amazing together, especially after mixing the votive candles amongst them to give it a nice soft glow.

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy


I always advise my clients that the welcome arrangement is important to the event as it is placed at the first point of entry in the venue.  So, we arranged a gorgeous bouquet of flowers on a glass pedestal vase rising from a tray of loose lavender buds where the guest's place cards were nestled.
Photography by Benoit and McCarthy

Photography by Benoit and McCarthy
The Bride is a jewelry designer for an international company and once again wanting to keep with the vintage appeal of the wedding, the Bride designed her own jewelry including necklace, earrings, and the stunning brooch on her veil. Everything about her was perfect!
Photography by Benoit and McCarthy

Working with Marisa and Edward was a distinct pleasure and we all  wish them a lifetime of happiness together! 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the amazing work, Dana! Everything was beautiful!

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  2. Before we start to look at individual items, we need to first define what vintage clothing is. Vintage clothing is typically any item of clothing from the 1920s through to the 1980s. Any items of clothing prior to 1920 are referred to as 'antique clothing' whilst clothing after the 1980s is deemed as 'modern clothing'. It's also important to note that vintage clothing can be either new or second hand garments.

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