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HUGE UPDATE: Gown, Venue, Cake, Hair, etc.

Quick recap of who we are! I'm Lauren, 22 (23 when I get married), from Michigan. My fiance's name is Corey. We've been dating for 5 years and are planning a vintage travel themed wedding for June 2012. I'm so excited to be giving a huge update, because everything is finally coming together.

(The two of us at my college graduation)

Ceremony location: Our local church. The priest who will be performing the ceremony is also a close family friend and was the priest of the elementary school I attended. Having him perform the ceremony is extremely meaningful to me.


Reception: Grosse Pointe Hunt Club
The Grosse Pointe Hunt Club is primarily an equestrian club. The dining facility and actual clubhouse is a renovated home from the 1800s. We have rented the grounds and home for the entire day and will be having a buffet style dinner for 130. This is a photo of the dining area:


The only issue we have with this venue is that the dance floor is very small. Because I come from a large Irish family who loves to drink and dance, I'm worried the size of the dance floor won't work.

The Dress: Cricket by Vineyard Collection. It took me so long to find a dress I felt pretty in. As soon as I put Cricket on I knew I was done looking. I'm a sucker for cotton gowns, defined waists, and pleating. This gown had all three =) The first two photos are of me trying the dress on. The last few are of the same gown on another bride I found on stylemepretty.com.






Hair: I want some sort of low bun, possibly braided. I just came across this photo and fell in love with it...

Cake: Our idea for the wedding cake is to have 3 tiers. Each will be airbrushed with a vintage map in a very pale/steel blue. And no cake topper. I was so happy to find a baker who was as excited about our vintage travel theme as I was!

We also have photographers I'm incredibly excited about. They included a free engagement session in our package and we'll be getting that done next month. That's about it! So let me know what you think =)


( 22 raised glasses — toast the couple )
Aug. 22nd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Love the dress and that hairstyle! It's so simple and romantic.
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you said "simple and romantic." Those are literally the two exact traits I'm going for =D
Aug. 22nd, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
That dress is FLAWLESS on you! As another young bride (I'm 22, will be 23 when we get married September 2012), I wanted to offer my congratulations! I'm looking for my dress this coming weekend. Good luck with everything, and I look forward to updates!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Congratulations to you too and oh my gosh good luck dress shopping, I hope you have fun! (Side note: your icon is fantastic)
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Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!! We are so attached to the vintage travel theme idea. We've been saving for over a year now for a honeymoon in Europe, so it's very fitting =)
Aug. 22nd, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Aaaah, vintage travel? LOVE IT! Also a big thumbs up to your dress and hairstyle. :)
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
Haha thank you! I'm so excited to post more of our travel-themed ideas. I've just got to keep myself from going overboard with it =X
Aug. 22nd, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Your dress is awesome! Are those pockets?!

I really like the hairstyle. I love to wear my hair up, but my FH loves it down, so I'm having a really hard time deciding on my hair. But, I sort of love this one!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Yes, it has pockets! Haha I was excited about that little feature. Ah my fiance is exactly the opposite. He likes my hair up and I like it down. Since I have halter straps that I don't want to cover, it looks like he'll be getting his way with me wearing it up. I totally understand your dilemma =)
Aug. 22nd, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
I love your dress, that hairstyle would be beautiful with it. Your cake sounds amazing, can't wait to see pictures of the real thing after your big day :)
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I can't wait to finally post more photos on here (especially after the wedding).
Aug. 23rd, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
That dress is awesome! Sounds like everything is coming together beautifully! :)
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Yes, it thankfully is and thank you very much! =D
Aug. 23rd, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
That dress! SO PRETTY! I absolutely love it. Fits you very well!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
Thank you!! It feels so good to be getting such nice comments reaffirming my love for the dress <3
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
If it was in my budget I'd totally copycat, it's so beautiful. Please don't forget to post wedding pics! I'd love to see it in its full glory. :)
Aug. 23rd, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
It really wasn't in my budget either =X Luckily, we caught a 15% off sale and free alterations. That STILL put the dress slightly over my budget, but my mom offered to chip in a little bit when she saw how much I loved it. And I will definitely not forget to post photos after the big day! =D
Aug. 24th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
You were a Spartan? :)
Aug. 25th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
Go Green! =D
Aug. 25th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
haha Go White!
Aug. 28th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
I *love* that dress.
Aug. 29th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
( 22 raised glasses — toast the couple )


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