I think one of the most special things a mother can do for her daughter is pass down her wedding gown. I would have loved to have worn my mother’s gown, but it wasn’t possible as it hadn’t been preserved.
This isn’t a desire for everyone though. I mean, there are differences in tastes. And with 20 or 30 or more years between weddings, styles will most certainly be different. But if all the stars align and it works out to where you can wear your mother’s gown, I can’t imagine anything more precious.
Lucky for today’s bride, all of the stars were aligned. Carol and David were married at AMOA Laguna Gloria. The retro chic 1920s Spanish Italianate Villa wedding was photographed by Q Weddings and bride Carol wore the dress her mother wore fifty years earlier at her wedding. How special is that?
Photographer: Q Weddings // Reception Venue: AMOA Laguna Gloria // Transportation: Austin Trolley Company // Cake Designer: Michelle’s Patisserie // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Prada // Apparel: Rose Eldemir // Band: Tameca Jones // Floral Designer: Verbena Floral Design // Caterer: Word of Mouth Catering // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
The grounds have many statues and free roaming peacocks. The ceremony itself was outside, at the end of a long path at the “Temple of Love”. The setting was very serene and simple with colors of blush pink, ivory and gold with touches of sage green.
The bride designed the event to be elegant yet simple, and that it was. The retro chic vibe, yet affordability was achieved by using the garden setting for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. To obtain a high style feel, Carol and David invited guests to wear evening wear and tuxes and they selected one long European table with gold Chivari chairs for dinner. Feather candles were used on the tables to evoke a bit of glamour. And a friend loaned the couple a vintage Cadillac Eldorado for the grand exit.
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