Luxury Loft Wedding by Oldani Photography
A stunning take on a traditional wedding. Pinks and golds grace the lovely tables where family and friends gather together to celebrate the love of two beautiful people brilliantly captured by Oldani Photography.Did you have a wedding theme? Framing our future – traditional with a modern twist. We incorporated a lot of different picture frames and window panes symbolizing looking into our future and the many happy moments we will share together in years to come.
Did you have any DIY elements? My favorite DIY project was made from old reclaimed window panes. Pat’s parents found three old windows at a flea market. I cleaned and sanded them before giving them to a family friend who was able to stain, paint, and distress the window panes to give them a cleaned up shabby chic look. I dedicated one pane to Pat’s family, one to my family, and one to us. In the two family window panes, I put black and white 8 x 10s of wedding photos from our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Then I filled our window pane with black and whites shots from our engagement photo shoot. We have been very lucky to have grown up surrounded by healthy marriages filled with a lot of love, and we wanted to show that with this project. It took quite a bit of time – probably two weeks in all.
I am not sure of the cost of the stain and paint since that part was done by our friend. I bought and downloaded a program template from Etsy to create our wedding programs. I printed them at home on glossy card stock, tied them together with a gold ribbon and slipped a folded tissue inside the front cover for happy tears! Download – $15, Paper – $50, Ink – $60. I designed and printed the menus at home. Paper – $30 Ink -$20Pat made the card box out of large picture frames I found at Goodwill. He attached the frames with “L” brackets and put them on a lazy susan so that it would spin and made a slotted lid for the top. Frames $2 each Lazy Susan – $15 Hardware $5. My dad put the hanging wire across old frames, and I spray painted miniature clothes pins to hang the place cards on. Wire – $20 Frames- Already had at home. Other DIY – table numbers (print at home and put in gold frames found around the house and at Goodwill), bar signage (print at home and put in new frames from Hobby Lobby), date history sign (printed at Office Depot and put in large gold frame), writing on a large gold mirror from home. There were LOTS of DIY fails. Turns out, I’m not very artsy, nor computer savvy. Projects on Pinterest aren’t nearly as easy as they appear.Did you have something old, new, borrowed, blue? Something old – The diamond necklace I will wear is from a diamond that was on a ring my grandma left me when she passed away. New – My dress, shoes. Borrowed – I will wear the veil that my mom made for my older sister’s wedding five years ago. Blue – Even though I am not carrying it, my mom used light blue thread to needle-point a ring-bearer pillow with our name and wedding date on it. Favors: Popcorn bar – it’s the bride’s (and her whole family’s) favorite! Photographer: Oldani Photography | Transportation: All About You Limos | Equipment Rentals: Amaerevent Tent Party Wedding & Event Rentals of St. Louis | Invitation Designer: Bizzie Bee Printery | Cinema and Video: Complete Weddings & Events | Event Designer: Exclusive Events, Inc | Makeup Artist: | Bakery: Lubeley’s Bakery and Deli | Bridesmaid Dresses: LuLu’s | Hair Stylist: Platinum Hair Salon | Musicians: Rhythm of the Nite | Groomsman Attire: Savvi Formalwear | Dress Designer: Stella York | Floral Designer: The Crimson Petal | Caterer: Windows on Washington | Reception Venue: Windows on Washington | Submitted via Two Bright Lights