Ultra Vintage and Glam Vibes for This Military Man and His Bride

Mimi + Brandon | Oct 27, 2018

Maroon, blush, gold and ivory colored wedding with vintage and glamorous style at Midtown Ballroom in Charlotte, North Carolina

When Mimi’s aunt said that she had given Mimi’s phone number out to a coworker, Mimi was skeptical. Luckily, it all worked out in her favor. Mimi and Brandon hit if off immediately on their first date and even though she wasn’t fond of the long distance relationship, she decided to give it a chance. 
Brandon is in the military and after he returned from deployment in February of 2016, the couple officially started dating. They got thrown a curveball exactly one year later when they discovered they were pregnant. With another deployment on the horizon, Brandon knew he wanted Mimi and their child to share his last name before he left. So much so, that he actually proposed twice!
With Brandon leaving for deployment and the baby on its way, the couple decided to get married in a civil ceremony and plan the “real” wedding for a year later. Coincidentally, the date of the civil ceremony was actually the date of Mimi’s aunt’s birthday, the one who introduced them. Funny how the world works that way!
Flash forward to October 27, 2018 and the wedding Mimi had always dreamed of was happening. The day was full of jeweled tones and vintage style, and couldn’t have been more perfect.
Mimi spent the morning getting all glammed up with her favorite ladies. She slipped into her sweetheart neckline ballgown. It had a bejeweled belt and full tulle skit. She wore her hair up with a birdcage veil. On top of the layered pearl necklace and deep lip color, it was giving us all the vintage feels. 
The bridesmaids each wore a completely different dress but somehow it all worked together so perfectly. The blush and champagnes and golds and maroons mixed with velvet and chiffon and sequins came together for an ultra-glamorous look. Each woman carried a miniature sized version of the bridal bouquet full of maroon and ivory flowers, navy berries, and greenery.
When the time came, the church began to fill up with guests and everyone took their seats. Just like that, the processional began and Brandon appeared, looking very handsome in his dress blues. He was shortly joined by his groomsmen, all wearing matching black suits with a maroon tie and pocket square.
As everyone rose to their feet, Mimi appeared and emotions were high as she made her walk down the aisle to Brandon. In just a short time, the couple shared a kiss and were announced as husband and wife (again!). 
After spending some time just the two of them with the talented Amanda Moss Photography, the couple hopped in a vintage Bentley and joined their guests at the reception. Which was full of the most amazing details, by the way. 
Guests were welcomed by a display of vintage suitcases with a chalkboard welcome sign resting on top. Inside, the room was set with round guest tables in alternating linen colors of navy and a shade of dark blush mauve. The napkins were a printed floral design in a maroon, blush and mauve tone and were some of the prettiest napkins we’ve ever seen. The gold silverware was really the icing on top of the cake!
Each table was topped with a floral and candle display in similar maroon, blush, ivory and mauve tones. Each candle stick, votive holder and vase used had such a vintage feel to it. The bride went so far as to even request the candles be lit super early so they would be dripping and really feel even more vintage and romantic. 
Once all the guests had found their seats, the couple made their grand entrance and shared their first dance together before making their way to their elaborate sweetheart table. 
The rectangular table was set with beaded chargers wrapped in the floral napkin and blush gold rimmed wine glasses. There was an eclectic mix of candle holders, votives and candles sticks. On the floor in front of the table were marquee letters of their initials, and tons more candles and votives. Behind them, hanging off of a maroon backdrop was a sign that read, “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” 
All around the room there were sweet and detailed set ups. The gift table had a birdcage card box, rose petals scattered on the table and mini toy army men as a nod to Brandon’s military background. There was a guestbook table decorated with a vintage type writer, vintage champagne flutes and a velvet box where guests could leave a note for the newlyweds.
The real showstopper of a set up was the dessert table. On top of the maroon linen were so many different dessert options, we don’t even know how people decided what to try first! For starters, there was a traditional three tiered semi naked red velvet cake covered with clusters of maroon, blush and ivory flowers. Surrounding the cake were three different kinds of cheesecake, chocolate cake and sweet potato pound cake. Behind the whole display was a piece of macramé hanging from a copper pipe and dripping with flowers and greenery. 
After the couple cut the cake, they spent the rest of the night celebrating in the company of their closest friends and family. Before guests left, they grabbed a personalized vintage bottle of coke to take home with them. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Still looking for that perfect photographer to capture your wedding day? Check out Amanda Moss Photography here!

Creative Team

Suarez Bakery
Jazzy Cheesecakes

Rentals & Decor
Party Reflections
Party Time Rentals
BB & J Linens

Amanda Moss Photography

Mimi Eden

St. Mary’s Chapel
Midtown Ballroom

Special Events by Michelle

DJ Rock-Cee Entertainment

Queen City Party Charters

New York Bride & Groom
Men's Wearhouse

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