This jewel toned old Hollywood style wedding has glamour written all over it. Using a mix of blue, purple, gray, gold, copper and brass, bride Hayley and groom Tony were able to create the dramatic deep and rich feel they were hoping for with multi-levels of metallic and sparkles to showcase their style perfectly.
I was left speechless when this wedding came in as I think it’s just so striking. And with photography by Erin Johnson Photography they have these wonderful images to remember their spectacular day!
Photographer: Erin Johnson Photography // Reception Venue: Aria // Caterer: Create Catering // Jewelry: L’Atelier Couture // Transportation: Lorenz Bus Service // Event Planner: mi mi design // Cinema and Video: Play // Band: Synergy Wedding Band // Hair Stylist: Tres Jolie Salon // Dress: “Hayley” by Vera Wang from L’atelier Couture // Sash and veil also Vera Wang from L’atelier // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Jewelry/Accessories: Mariana jewelry and bride’s own pearls // Sparkly clutch was Tasha from Nordstrom // Bridesmaid Dress: La Femme from Nordstrom // Bridesmaid Accessories: Mariana Jewelry // Groom Attire: Custom H. Freeman suit from David Jones Fashions in Sioux Falls, SD// Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan shoes// Shirt and tie from Nordstrom // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
What Was Your Fashion Inspiration
My dress was pure fate–not the style I expected to end up with at all, but it was named after me (even spelled correctly–that never happens!) and I fell in love with it instantly upon trying it on. The groom’s suit was a long process, but ultimately, a last-second decision–we knew we wanted him in a blue (not navy) suit, but could not find the right color. In the end, I think the color we chose worked perfectly. I despise standard bridesmaid dresses and the stores they are sold in, so I didn’t even look there. We tried out a few styles, but these sparkly, purple evening gowns looked great on everyone, and were both fun and elegant. I lucked out on finding the junior bridesmaid dress online, which matched perfectly. The big, poofy flower girl dress, which I ordered on Etsy, also matched perfectly and was so adorable on my niece. I love fashion, so wardrobe was really fun for me. The grey of the girls’ shoes coordinated with the guys’ grey suits.
The guys wore blue shirts with blue and purple ties and blue pocket squares; the groom wore grey and fuchsia shoes and a dark grey tie. The girls’ necklaces and bouquets brought in variety of color to their outfits, and the groom’s fuchsia boutonniere tied in with the girls and with his shoes. My shoes were sparkly and mostly purple and my brooch bouquet incorporated all of the blues, purples, and some yellow gold. Gold, copper, and brass were the accents throughout the decor: in the candles, chandeliers, wicker balls, cocktail hour linens, my jewelry and bouquet, etc. (The colors were also really well used on our invitations.)
What Inspired Your Style & Details?
Aria is right down the street from where I lived throughout most of our dating time and I absolutely love the style of the warehouse district, so immediately upon seeing the venue, we knew it was perfect, and the style of it gave us a great launching pad for decor. As we began making decisions on wardrobe, our theme morphed into an old Hollywood style, though that was not the original intention. I definitely wanted a ombre of colors rather than just two or three, and jewel tones are always a go-to scheme for me–no pastels! The look, when brought all together, was very deep and rich, adding warmth to a large, cold venue like Aria. It also created the bonus of having my ivory dress stand out even more than usual, which was fun. The hundreds of candles, chandeliers, copper accents, and uplighting brought in the necessary light into the dark space.
What Was Your Favorite Part of The Day?
Any time I was twirling around in my dress! I’ve never been an “I want to feel like a princess”-type person, but I loved that dress and was so excited to wear it. Also, the moment I walked into the reception from the cocktail hour, after they finished flipping the room and before any other people were in there, was a moment I will never forget. It was unbelievably beautiful (thanks to mimi) and better than I ever imagined. Really, though, the whole day was amazing.
Any Advice For Engaged Couples Still In The Planning Process?
Don’t try to get things done early. Wedding vendors work at the last second and there is no point stressing out about things for longer than you need to. Hire vendors who know what they are doing and relax! Also, don’t fight too much with those closest to you. My idea of a dream wedding was alone on the top of a mountain somewhere and nothing resembling a “typical” wedding, and I ended up with a pretty typical wedding (albeit at an amazing venue with amazing vendors, but still, pretty typical) of 230+ guests and it was the best day of my life. All of the fighting with your mom isn’t worth it. Go with the flow. As my future brother-in-law taught me: All of the people you love and care about are all in the same room at the same time just to show their love for and support of you. Enjoy the love, try to take in as much as possible that day and enjoy everything, because you’ll never have another day like it.
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