Natalie + Jeremy | Apr 6, 2019
Traditional, vintage-inspired wedding with a cozy color palette including burgundy, blush, ivory and hints of green at the Estate On The Halifax in Port Orange, Florida
Natalie and Jeremy aren’t big social media people, but they were both ready for a relationship, so they gave online dating a whirl. Jeremy was her third and last date from the site, and after a few days of talking, he asked her to dinner. They sat down and never stopped talking - and the rest is history!
“After living together for almost a year, he proposed!” said Natalie. “It was the BEST thing that had ever happened to me!”
The morning of the proposal, Jeremy told her about a dream he had: that it was his birthday weekend and they were going to get married. Right then and there, he reached his arm under the bed to reveal a bright red box, leapt out of bed, got on one knee, opened the beautiful box and asked her to marry him.
“I was so happy I thought my heart was going to burst open!” said Natalie. “I said ‘yes!’”
Their wedding, captured by Our Day Wedding Photography, was traditional, romantic and classic. Inspired by vintage looks from the 1940s and 1950s, Natalie and Jeremy selected a cozy color palette including shades of burgundy, blush, ivory and hints of forest green.
“The storybook look of the estate was perfect to make our theme,” said Natalie.
This storybook wedding day began inside the charming and rustic bridal suite, where Natalie slipped into her timeless wedding gown. She chose an ivory off-the-shoulder gown with a trumpet silhouette. To complete the look, she wore a pair of fingerless opera gloves and a lace-trimmed cathedral-length veil.
“I knew that I wanted my dress to be vintage-inspired and to have some kind of lace detail,” said Natalie.
Jeremy sported a classic black and white tuxedo with suspenders and a boutonniere crafted from a red rosebud, creamy white rosebud, and a few sprigs of greenery. It beautifully complemented Natalie’s bridal bouquet, full of burgundy roses, red carnations, blush roses and mixed greenery.
Inside the chapel, the stained-glass windows and curved pews created the perfect setting for guests to witness the vows, while soft candlelight at the altar made the moment even more romantic. The bridesmaids stood out in mismatched merlot chiffon gowns, and the groomsmen looked sophisticated in classic black suits paired with burgundy ties.
The ceremony was traditional, mixed with some personal touches. Jeremy’s mother read a poem in honor of loved ones lost, and Natalie’s mother read aloud a special passage. Just a few weeks before the wedding, the couple wrote one another a paragraph explaining why they love each other, and amidst them reciting traditional vows, the officiant read the paragraphs aloud.
“It was so touching and made the ceremony even more personal and full of love,” said Natalie.
Following the ceremony, the reception kicked off in a gorgeous room featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, providing a glimpse into the garden. There was an abundance of wedding florals as the main decor element, which truly made their dream wedding come to life. The arrangements included carnations, spray roses and quicksand roses in bold shades of merlot and feminine shades of blush.
“The combination of these flowers really made the day feel the event feel so romantic and classic,” said Natalie.
Most of the arrangements were centerpieces in elaborate vases to accent the tablescapes. The guest tables were set with ivory linens and Chiavari chairs, topped with floating glass candles and satin blush napkins. At the newlyweds’ sweetheart table, they had a blush linen with gorgeous lace detail, and greenery waterfalling down the sides.
“I also made a custom wedding dinner menu that was laid out at each seat once guests arrived at their reception table,” said Natalie.
Beneath the billowing white drapery, gorgeous gold chandelier and fairy lights wrapped around the wooden beams, Jeremy, Natalie and their loved ones spun around on the dance floor, with a special performance by one of the guests.
“My nephew sang Elvis Presley's song, ‘Can't Help Falling in Love with You,’ during the reception,” said Natalie. “That was a very heartfelt moment.”
Not only did they have a four-tiered ivory wedding cake topped with a cluster of blush and burgundy floral garnishes, but also a cookie table with platters of assorted treats!
“My husband is from Pittsburgh,” said Natalie, “and it is a tradition to have a cookie table at the wedding.”
A DJ kept the music and the party going all night long, while Jeremy, Natalie and their guests took turns capturing memories together in the photo booth - crazy hats and various props included!
“What we loved most about our wedding was having our beloved friends and family there to share in the union of our love,” said Natalie.
The couple ended the night in the most romantic setting: in a gazebo under the stars, with nothing but moonlight, palm trees and one another.
Congratulations, Natalie and Jeremy!
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