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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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An Intimate Washington DC Military Elopement : Vintage with a Touch of Urban

Today’s amazing purple and white Washington DC military elopement comes to us from Marianne Blackham Photography. Both the bride and groom are in the Navy with the groom being a Navy doctor and the bride a Navy RN.

The couple decided they wanted to elope so that he could get married in his white uniform. The elopement took place in a charming alleyway in Washington DC with a brunch reception taking place later on at the Four Seasons. Enjoy their amazing wedding photo gallery below which also features photos by co-shooter Cynthia Bennett Photography.

A gorgeous purple calla lily bridal bouquet / from a Washington DC Military Elopement Wedding / photo by Marianne Blackham Photography
Super cute photo of the bride and groom after saying I Do - love how the officiant is framed below their kiss / from a Washington DC Military Elopement Wedding / photo by Marianne Blackham Photography
Sweet purple and gold cupcakes from a Washington DC Military Elopement Wedding / photo by Marianne Blackham Photography
Beautiful Purple Floral and Aqua Blue Just Married Wedding Invitation / from a Washington DC Military Elopement Wedding / photo by Marianne Blackham Photography

Creative Wedding Inspiration Include:
1. One bloom bridal bouquet {loving the purple calla lilies}
2. Pretty purple frosted cupcakes {match the bouquet}
3. Knee-length lace wedding dress
4. Gorgeous statement necklace
5. Pretty organic design for the sweetheart table

What was your favorite element in this intimate military elopement? Please let me know in the comments, I'd love to know.

Wedding Vendor Credits:
Photographer: Marianne Blackham Photography
Co-Shooter: Cynthia Bennett Photography
Event Planner: Jacquelyne Edith Events, LLC
Makeup Artist: Ktylas Beauty
Officiant: Hitched 360
Dress Designer: Ebrada Atelier
Invitation Designer: Devine Designs by Diesha
Hair Stylist: Courtney Maricle
Bakery: Buttercream Bake Shop