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Succulents and Vintage Silver

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This may be the most perfect marriage of vintage and modern in my opinion! Love the mix of vintage silver containers and the rugged look of succulents, it has a fantastic antique botanical apothecary feel to it.

Succulents and Vintage Silver centerpieces Apothecary Botanical
Succulents and Vintage Silver centerpieces Apothecary Botanical
Succulents and Vintage Silver centerpieces Apothecary Botanical
Succulents and Vintage Silver centerpieces Apothecary Botanical

credits (1, Stephanie Williams; 2, JL Designs; 3, Stephanie Williams; 4, Country Living and Floral Verde)

Elegant Alder Manor Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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A bride who wants a “Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations” vibe to her wedding? Say no more. Photographer Brookelyn traveled up to Yonkers to spend the day in one of our all-time favorite venues, Alder Manor, and photograph Carolyn and Tom’s amazing day.

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

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Yonkers Alder Manor elegant wedding

From the bride, Carolyn: We wanted a style and feel that was fitting for the venue. The Alder Manor is grand and ornate but after so many years, it’s also perfectly imperfect, with crumbling statues, creeping ivy, and peeling wallpaper. So we went with a vintage-inspired, romantic feel that recalled the glamor of the Manor’s heyday without being too polished. We tried to capture a “Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations” feel.

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

red bridesmaids dresses

holding book wedding ring shot

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? With all the endless inspiration out there on blogs, shows, mags, etc., it’s easy to get overwhelmed and second guess everything you choose. If that happens, just go with your gut. Ask yourself what was the first centerpiece/veil/bridesmaid dress, etc. that you truly fell in love with, and stick with it. You won’t regret it!

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Songs:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Bride’s Entrance: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
Recessional: “Oh, It Is Love,” Hellogoodbye
First dance: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke
Father/bride dance: “Unforgettable,” Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
Mother/groom dance: “Greatest Love of All,” Whitney Houston

Wedding Vendors (Yonkers, NY):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Alder Manor / Wedding Photographer: Brookelyn Photography / Wedding Dress: Christos “Gracia” / Hair and Makeup: Joanne and Valerie, Salon V, Mamaroneck, NY / Wedding Shoes: Macy’s / Bride’s Jewelry: Bobbles and Lace / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters / Groom’s Tuxedo: J. Crew / DJ: DJ Ceremony / Wedding Caterers and Desserts: Chefs at Work / Wedding Invitations: Sal Trovato

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Dez and Tam Photography

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Dez and Tam love many things, but the one thing that drew them to wedding photography is their love of people. They genuinely cherish every moment they get to spend with the people they meet. With the expectation that every moment is beautiful and fleeting, they use their cameras to ensure that every laugh, every hug, and every tear is preserved forever. By becoming a part of the wedding day as much any member of the wedding party, they have the unique ability to capture the unplanned and raw moments, all while making you feel comfortable in your own skin.


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