A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to work with a wonderful group of people to pull off my very first authentic vintage photo shoot. This vintage shoot was inspired by my passion to incorporate all things old into an engagement session. I think my love for old things comes from my mother. She does an amazing job at taking things that are old and making them look brand new. For this shoot, I was pleased to have Amy Chase (as seen here), a vintage lover and fashion junkie from Punky Style. She, like my mom, makes old things look cool. She did an amazing job with set design and props, as her vintage trailer, The Haberdash was the unique backdrop for our shoot. Amy started Punky Style back in 2005 and has since managed to grow the business into many facets. One things she does that I am in love with are her “Clothing Swaps” (as seen here and here). The Swapaholics put on an event which is like thrift store shopping but free. What a great idea, right.
We also had Lian Chen, from Mikado Weddings coordinate all of the details involved in the shoot. She did an amazing job and made my day stress free. Her attention to details and ability to create such a beautiful set was truly amazing. She put together so many perfect details to complete my vision. Some of the other details were provided by Lydia Blanchard, owner of Sweet Lydias, who made our yummy marshmallow treats. Lydia has been serving brides across the New England area for over a year with her absolutely delicious marshmallow treats. They are to die for, seriously. We also had flowers provided by Marina Kole, owner of iflorissima. Her flowers were amazing. She was so easy to work with and delivered such a beautiful product. They were exactly what we had invisioned. Oh, and I can’t forget the jewelry design. We had a special gal, Anne Keane, owner of adjewelry contribute to Marilyn’s jewelry. She hand made all of the unique jewelry you see in the photos. My favorite… the antique chandelier necklace she made specifically for our shoot, it was so beautiful. (pssss… she also does custom jewelry and hair pieces for brides across the New England area.)
The couple, Mike and Marilyn were the winners of a giveaway we did with Beantown Bride. I asked the contestants to share with me their “something old” they were going to incorperate in their weddings. Marilyn shared “I’m placing a vintage diamond and crystal pin on my bouquet that my grandmother passed down to me. It was one of the first pieces of jewelry that my grandfather had given to her when they were first married.” This entry really hit home with me because my grandmothers have played such an important role in my life. Mike and Marilyn truly fit the role of the exact couple that I wanted for this shoot. They had the perfect style. I was blessed to have them.