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Romantic Elopement in Hawaii with Marianne Blackham Photography

A gorgeous elopement with a peaceful ceremony is today’s wedding feature with Business Club member Marianne Blackham Photography. The couple chose Oahu as the island of choice because of their love for the ocean and the Hawaiian culture. They had a nice, quiet and luxurious elopement followed by gorgeous wedding photos ending at sunset.

Gorgeous beach themed wedding invitation with a seahorse wax seal - from a Romantic Elopement in Hawaii on the island of Oahu - photo by Marianne Blackham Photography - see more on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com
Beautiful beach themed tablesetting with sequin table runner - from a Romantic Elopement in Hawaii on the island of Oahu - photo by Marianne Blackham Photography - see more on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com
Wedding Vendors: several of these shops are affiliate links
Photographer: Marianne Blackham Photography
Invitation Designer: Dreamcatcher Stationery
Event Planner: Events Design By Claudia
Beauty: Nails By Marees
Wedding Garters: The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith
Officiant: Wedding Officiant For Love
Signage: Weddings By Joedi

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How to Plan a Luxurious and Romantic Vintage Wedding in an Urban Venue

Today I have some spectacular creative wedding inspiration from Wedding Business Club member Marianne Blackham Photography. She recently photographed the intimate vow renewal of Hayley from Fairytale Pursuits.

Marianne and Hayley combined the vow renewal with a styled shoot so Marianne could show how to plan a luxurious and romantic vintage winter wedding in an urban venue. She’s often asked how to make this happen so Marianne is here to share the details so you can successfully re-create this theme yourself.

To add a luxurious touch make sure the place settings reflect that goal.

Include a champagne flute, wine glasses, as well as a glass for water. Make sure there are the appropriate number of plates and utensils, as demonstrated below. 

Luxurious and romantic vintage wedding tablescape inspiration in an urban venue — photo by Marianne Blackham Photography — as seen on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com
Luxurious and romantic vintage wedding tablescape inspiration in an urban venue — photo by Marianne Blackham Photography — as seen on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com

If the venue is urban but a vintage or romantic feeling is desired then make sure to use decor to reflect that.

For example the DJ brought vintage equipment to add a vintage touch to a very urban venue.  Also look for vintage landmarks around the venue to get pictures at to add a vintage touch . . . as demonstrated below.

Use Vintage Music Equipment to bring a vintage vibe to your wedding reception — Luxurious and romantic vintage wedding inspiration in an urban venue — photo by Marianne Blackham Photography — as seen on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com
Vendor Credits: {several of these link to affiliates}
Photographer: Marianne Blackham Photography — Event Venue: American Institute of Architects — Floral Designer: Bee Inspired Events — Bridesmaid Dresses:Bella Bridesmaids — Cinema and Video: Capital Films DC — Event Planner: Fairytale Pursuits — Officiant: Hitched 360 — Other: J and L Designs -- Wedding Cape — Makeup Artist: Liz Miller Beauty & Design — Linens and Coverings: Party Rental Ltd. — Second Shooter: Pedro Alicea — Caterer: Simon Cuisine — Cake Designer: Sorby Sweets LLC — DJ: The Dapper DJs — Heirlooms and extras: The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith — Invitation Designer: The Stationery Barn — Signage: Weddings By Joedi

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