A fun-loving Retro Themed Wedding: Corinne & Alex
I asked readers this week to comment on Facebook with their wedding horror stories. I was surprised by the number of people that replied with tales of suppliers that had cancelled last minute, botched wedding videos and marquee theft. However what struck me was how well each person had dealt with their problems, not one person had let these hiccups ruin their wedding day. Todays couple had their fair share of minor hiccups to deal with on the day of their wedding although each one made way for something even greater!
Here is bride Corinne to tell you more…
“6 years before Alex and I got married we met at Rose Sachs Gardens at the wedding of mutual friends Ari and Patti. Fast forward 6 years on we too were getting married at the very place we met, walking down the aisle to an acoustic guitar version of “You Are My Sunshine” performed by our friends Ari and Patti.
The morning of my wedding the makeup artist that I had rehearsed with, unfortunately got very sick so she had to send someone that I had never met before. I was so nervous but when Denise from DCMakeup showed up I fell in love with her instantly. She couldn’t have been better.”
This wasn’t the first time the couple had been let down to later be pleasantly surprise…
“In the time between booking our wedding at Rose Sachs (now named Louland Falls) and the actual wedding day management had changed hands, we were so disappointed! Although I needn’t have been worried as I cried tears of joy when we showed up to our beautiful outdoor venue to see that they had built an enormous canopy in front of the beautiful mountain views.
In the lead up to the wedding it had been nearly impossible to find a 50’s cover band for our retro themed wedding, around about the time we got engaged, I was performing in a musical and had mentioned this back stage. Later that evening three fellow performers approached me and asked to audition for the gig. Bryan, Jeff and Eric had three months to practice and they were amazing that night! They are such talented musicians and singers and they played everything from Johnny Cash to the Beatles, for four hours! Not to mention they dressed the part in their matching white blazers. We were really lucky to have them.
The last of our wedding challenges came to my dress, it was and Oleg Cassini and I wasn’t in love with it, it was a strapless top with a hi-low bottom. So I had it altered, by the time we had finished with it, it was a halter top, tea-length and perfect! For the ceremony I teamed it with heels by Allure Bridals then after dinner I changed into my polka-dot converse sneakers.
I used fresh yellow and red flowers of all varieties to decorate but for my bouquet I used antique Broaches instead. Yes, it was heavy, but so beautiful! My sister Angie spent months collecting the pins from family, friends, the internet and even estate sales. She composed it beautifully and added a few special touches; something old, new, borrowed and blue. All of the flowers fell into one of those four categories. My favourite old piece was a shiny rhinestone daisy that my grandmother wore in the 60’s. The bouquet has so many great stories attached to it and now it’s one of my favourite home decor pieces.
Both Mine and Alex’s rings were family rings; my engagement ring is 1950’s, his from the 60’s. We found my 1940’s wedding band at an antique jewelry dealer. The hottie I married had a ring that belonged to his dad. His mom had engraved their initials and wedding date (1968) on the inside so before our wedding I had our initials and wedding date (2012) engraved under theirs.
If I could have done anything differently I wouldn’t have left for the honeymoon immediately, I would have liked to have spent more time with the family and friends who were visiting from out of town; Most of them I haven’t seen since. My advice for future brides would be to take moments throughout the day to be in the moment. I stood back a few times and took stock of what I was feeling, hearing, seeing and even the smell. It helped me to appreciate it all so much more.”
We also asked Alex what his favourite moments were…
“The moments that I loved the most and that I will always remember fondly were us (or the officiant) forgetting our vows and when my new wife sang to me in front of everyone. The most memorable moments to me and everyone else were the ones that we did not plan, so my advice to other couples is not to worry when things go off the plan because those will be what you remember.”
Super Suppliers – Photographer: Logan Walker Photography//Shoes: Converse//Favors and Gifts:Nothing Bundt Cakes//Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini//Bridesmaid Dresses:Rocker Baby Nation//Caterer:Savory Kitchen Park City//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Tuxedo Junction//Reception Venue: Louland Falls//Ceremony Location:Louland Fallz// Submitted via Two Bright Lights//
I have to admit I might want to steal Corinne’s polka dot sneakers! They are just so cool! And those bespoke wedding bands, what a darling idea, so unique!
So tell us, have you encountered any wedding day setbacks? How did you deal with them?
Much Bespoke Love