A Classic Retro Wedding: Adrienne & Nic

Adrienne & Nic’s retro wedding was held at Greystone Hall, Ohio “My Mom and I wanted to have the wedding and reception all in one place for convenience’s sake,” the bride told me. “I wanted to have the wedding in downtown Akron for nostalgia’s sake. The building is historic and very important to the city, plus they have great food! Nic and I loved the subtle eerie goth vibe from the preserved masonic imagery.”

Adrienne wore a antique dress which she’d owned even before she met Nic, and a vintage hat which her grandmother wore at her own wedding in 1946. “I saw the dress in an antique store in NYC years ago, way before I met Nic. My Mom came to visit and I took her to the store to show her how great this dress was. They were trying to sell it to me for more than 50% off, but still too expensive for me, especially since I had no where to wear it. So we left the store satisfied knowing that we had seen the most beautiful dress in the world. A few months later it was Christmas. I opened a gift from my Mom and there was the dress! She called the antique store and bought it over the phone. One of my friends, and later bridesmaid, Kim smuggled it home over Thanksgiving. When I opened it on Christmas I announced that I would get married in it. I still hadn’t met Nic.”

As their venue was so beautiful on it’s own, the couple only had to do a few things to dress it up. They spray painted various figurines which they’d picked up at thrift stores and gathered from friend’s homes to use on the tables.  Adrienne’s Father designed and made the metal flower stands to hold the larger balls of green flowers. For their guest book they asked people to write them notes on various pieces of paper which they now plan to bind within the pages of their wedding photo album.

Thank you so much to Adrienne & Nic and Carina & Amanda of Love Me Do Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Love Me Do Photography
Venue: Greystone Hall, Ohio
Bride’s Dress: Antique
Bride’s Headpiece: Vintage
Bride’s Shoes: Nina (customised)
Bride’s ‘Justice’ Ring: Emily Kane
Groom’s Outfit: Macy’s
Kathy Morrison, Twigs Design
Hair: Joleane Gerrick
Make Up: Erica Snodgrass
Band: Mercury Radio Theater

9 comments

  1. Coolest mom/dress story ever… and I dont even have words for all the non-smiley formal pics – love, love, love! Too much awesomeness here, I could fill a whole page.

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