Pale Blue, Peach and Pretty ~ An Etsy Lover’s Bridal Style…

Hey there 😉 Hope you're enjoying, or have enjoyed your Sunday.  If you read my earlier post of today, you'll know I was going to post another feature today which is unlike my usual blog post schedule but I just have so very much lovely stuff to share right now.  And I do love to feature weddings from overseas as I know that my readers in the UK like to see how their counterparts in the US and other countries have organised their weddings, so this afternoon, I'd like to share with you some pretty photographs from Tiffany and Jimmy's wedding, who tied the knot on 22 May 2011, with a ceremony held at Boyds Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception held at The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek.

I just adore Jennifer's wedding day look, that dress with the lace overlay and gorgeous little veil teamed with a chic 'up-do' and drop earrings are a winning combo in my books. And I salute her excellent choice in headwear, with a small blusher veil by Twigs & Honey, worn during the ceremony, and a headpiece by BHLDN, worn later during the reception/the couple's departure.  Elegance personified, and so many of this lovely Bride's purchase are from the wonderful Etsy!

"I bought some genuine vintage dresses online several years ago for $99 USD {about £50!} and my wedding dress was one of them.  I don't recall the specific website or vendor. What I did know was that I wanted something semi-formal and distinctive.

Strapless dresses made me feel too exposed, and too many others that I tried on just seemed too cookie-cutter…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012 Rebekah J. Murray


"I loved the lace overlay of this dress and the sheer elbow-length sleeves, and the shorter length kept it from being too formal.  I thought it was flattering on my hourglass shape and did not overwhelm me since I am somewhat petite.


"I also wore vintage-style pearl earrings found at Macy’s, by Charter Club…"


"I knew I wanted a church wedding but did not want it to be very formal. Because I and the groom have somewhat traditional values and traditional taste, I felt that a vintage look was just right. And because our getaway car was light blue, I decided to stick with shades of blue and ivory for my color theme…"

I think the tones of peach and pink work beautifully with your chosen colours Tiffany…

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"My Bridesmaids wore Affairs by Mori Lee, Style 857 and matching pearl earrings and necklaces made by Plumb Crazy, an Etsy vendor…"




Did I mention Jennifer wore two pretty dresses on her wedding day?

I wore a different dress for the reception, which I changed into after the first dance, to be even more comfortable. It was a Suzy Chin Maggy Boutique from Nordstrom’s bridal shop


"Jimmy wore a suit from Banana Republic.  He also wore a brown and ivory striped tie for the ceremony but changed into a skinny brown tie for the reception, and took off his jacket to reveal brown suspenders from Men’s Wearhouse…"


"Our “getaway” car was a baby-blue, vintage Volkswagon bug owned by the groom’s parents. It provided color and design inspiration for the rest of the wedding!"




I adore the peach undertones in this wedding.  It is amazing how peach, once considered a rather passe shade and confined to the 1980's bucket of wedding disasters, is now more popular than ever. I featured several beautiful weddings with peach as a colour scheme last year…


"I ordered custom bouquets of silk flowers by Morgann Hill Designs, another vendor discovered through Etsy. I am somewhat allergic to real flowers and was excited by just how real these “fake” bouquets looked, and I liked that there would be no danger of them wilting before or during the ceremony. The groomsmen and mothers also wore matching silk flowers. My bouquet was mostly ivory with some pastels mixed in, the bridesmaids and others had only ivory flowers…"

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"For the ceremony, I wore simple ivory sling-backs by Calvin Klein. For the reception, I wore beaded ivory pumps by Capparros. Both pairs were purchased at discount stores…"


"I did my own makeup using mostly Clinique and Laura Mercier products. My hair was done by Feja, of Feja’s Salon and Spa in Gaithersburg, Maryland…"


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"I attached a flower by Cultivar on the back of my dress…."





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"My only brother, Garrett gave me away.Our music for the ceremony was provided by a violinist, Enid McClure. She played “Hymne” by Vangelis while I walked down the aisle. I chose it for it’s gentle pace and reflective but sweet sound…"


"We met while commuting on a train to Washington, D.C. He was going to law school and I was working for the government. We had mutual friends in common and had gone to the same undergraduate university, but didn’t connect until later. We were friends for about 9 months – the length of time we rode the train together – and then began dating at the time we both moved closer to the city and stopped commuting together.

As a broke but thoughtful law student, my husband invited me to a dinner “picnic” in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building as one of our first dates. He proposed at my apartment after a little more than two years of dating, but my mother had spoiled the surprise an hour earlier by calling to alert me that he had just asked paid her a visit (which I guessed was to ask for her blessing based on her level of excitement!)…."

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"The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek where we held the reception was the perfect combination of classy – hardwood floors, large stone fireplace, warm interior – and “rustic” in terms of the rural setting…"





"A relative designed and made a two-tier cake for us. We also served several different flavors of cheesecake as the main dessert…"

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"We danced to “Only With You,” a song by the Beach Boys that my husband had played for me on one of our early dates and became “our song.”…"



"In terms of decor, we put up white “icicle” lights around the room to create a soft, glowy effect. My mother and I decorated wine bottles and vintage vases/jars with fabric for the centrepieces, and we placed small amounts of baby’s breath and ivory carnations in them. They sat on vintage lace doilies. I choose navy table linens because I thought it would help set off the light-colored centrepieces…."




"As favours, we ordered custom matchbooks from The Knot that had our names and the date. They were used to light sparklers for our departure…"





Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"You can save a lot of money by doing everything yourself, but learn how to delegate tasks and ask for help, because it can become overwhelming – even for arts & crafts types. And if you don’t have an event coordinator, make sure to write out instructions and explain tasks to trustworthy friends and family ahead of time so you won’t have to worry about directing things on the actual day. This was a big help…"


I have definite dress envy.  Two gorgeous dresses on one bride, and one of them didn't even cost £50! Amazing, and so very true to the notion that you really don't have to spend a fortune to look utterly wonderful on your wedding day 🙂

Huge thanks to photographer Rebekah J. Murray for submitting these images via Twobright Lights.

Who's lucky enough to be wearing two frocks on their wedding day? And who will be working up a bridal storm in some pretty peach?!  I'd also be really keen to know who has saved money by buying an expensive vintage wedding dress? Please drop a note below…

See more peach, pale blue, blue and short wedding dress inspiration here. Also be sure to take a look at more from BHLDN and Twigs & Honey.

Big love everyone,


Photographer – Rebekah J. Murray
Venue -  The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
Brides dress – Vintage find + Suzy Chin via Nordstrom’s bridal shop {short dress in the evening}
Brides veil + headpiece – Twigs & Honey + BHLDN
Brides shoes – Calvin Klein + Capparros {both discount store purchase}
Brides accessories – silk flowers by Morgann Hill Designs
Grooms Suit – Banana Republic
Bridesmaids – Affairs by Mori Lee, Style 857
Flowers – Silk flowers by Morgann Hill Designs
Cake – Made by a friend
Transport – Vintage VW owned by the Groom's parents
Catering Company – High Point Catering
Entertainment – George Marshall of All-in-One Entertainment


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, getting in the sea, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.