January 23, 2013

Vintage Homecoming :: Kate+Anthony Part 2

Photos by Dove Wedding Photography

Kate and Anthony‘s vintage homecoming wedding was designed around family heirlooms made of love by many hands: mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, aunts, great aunts. The same family connections that anchored Kate and Anthony’s marriage.

Says Kate, “Family and friends were the foundation for our wedding day.  They guided us to this point in our lives.  Not only did we want to celebrate with them as guests, but also honor and remember those who showed us by example how to walk hand in hand as husband and wife.  Pieces of their lives were incorporated  throughout the entire wedding with a curated collection of family heirlooms.”  

Enjoy Part 2 of Kate and Anthony’s wedding through these images by Dove Wedding Photography, PLUS a bonus DIY section at the end of the post!

Thanks Kate and Anthony for sharing your love with Cedarwood!  We are impressed with your dedication to family and each other.  Thanks Dove Wedding Photography for perfectly capturing every detail of this delightful wedding. If you missed PART 1,  CLICK HERE to see more gorgeous day of details.

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team


The following special bonus photos feature descriptions of  some heirlooms Kate and Anthony included in their wedding celebration.

The bridal bouquet was wrapped in three handkerchiefs: Kate’s baby bonnet, Kate’s great-great-grandmother’s handkerchief, and Anthony’s grandmother’s handkerchief.  Kate also carried her great grandmother’s handkerchief down the isle.


Kate gave each bridesmaid a vintage Bridal Belguim Lace Hankie with their Initial on the corner to carry with their bouquet. Guests were given a vintage hankie as a keepsake of the day.

Antique watches, like Kate’s Grandfather’s pocket watch, and others handed down from past generations, were displayed.  Hostesses of Kate and Anthony’s wedding showers were given old celluloid hand mirrors tied with lace and 100 year old buttons!


Vintage photos and collages of hand quilted and crocheted pieces from both families were incorporated into wedding decor. Kate’s grandmother’s handkerchiefs were sown together as a table runner.


Travel guest bags were accented with heirloom lace, button ‘blessings’ and vintage crocheted doilies and contained treats like Cracker Jacks, Moon Pies, RC Cola and other Nashville snacks from times gone by.


Kate’s parents’ wedding cake bell topper from 1976 adorned a vintage lace tiered tree, along with watches from members of the family.


The ladies of the families wore corsages wrapped in lace crocheted by family members and carried vintage purses and gloves.


A vintage family purse carried by Kate’s Grandmother was accented with an heirloom belt bucklet and Mother of Pearl brooch.





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