Urban Meets Vintage Wedding at the Ice House

What could be more romantic than a proposal on a bluff overlooking an historic cathedral in Spain, drinking wine from a local shop?  One thing – Blaine Long http://www.blainelong.com/ memorializing this moment by writing a song about it called, Love Love Love – It’s a Good Thing, then being at your wedding to sing it to you in person.

The bride carried a loosely gathered organic bouquet of white flowers and greenery, all wrapped with a burlap ribbon.  And how can we not mention her shoes?  The perfect choice for this Urban meets Vintage Wedding!

A favorite moment of this beautiful day at the Ice House in Phoenix was when Gretchen’s son, Spencer announced, “And they lived happily ever after” at the end of the ceremony, then hugged the newly married couple, and the three of them walking hand-in-hand back down the aisle.

Being a crafty gal, Gretchen made the ceremony seat tags and programs, and also turned an old suitcase into the perfect collection bin for guests to place their gift cards. If you haven’t been to the Ice House in Phoenix, it’s a pretty cool urban spot.  We gave it a little chic touch by hanging a dramatic crystal chandelier in the middle of the room, and used white chairs in the round at the ceremony site.  Inside, we embraced the Urban Meets Vintage look with custom chandeliers we built from antique wood boxes.  “Red neck wine glasses” and vintage pots held organic looking floral and greenery on top of lace runners, and votives wrapped in burlap filled the room.

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Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography

Floral and Event Design:  Angelic Grove

Ceremony and Reception Site: The Icehouse

Caterer: Copper Square Kitchen

Ceremony Musicians: Blaine Long  (guitar) and Brad Dilli (harmonica)

Hair: Ruca Bowman, Haute Rouge

Make-Up: Linda Wagner

Tuxedos: Men’s Apparel Club 

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses: Lillian Lottie Couture

Alterations: Sisters ‘n’ Stitches

After party dress:  Vintage by Misty

Dessert (we had to include the story along with it….makes the dessert even Sweeter!)

Girl Scout Cookies were purchased from the Cactus Pines Girl Scout Council to benefit a “Just-Us Social Justice” programs. The program is described below (taken from the AZ Cactus-Pine council website):

“Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is committed to providing all girls with opportunities that promote self-reliance, respect for others, a sense of belonging and leadership skills. An important way in which this is accomplished is through the Just Us-Social Justice programs. These are prevention and early-intervention programs aimed at breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse, poverty and crime some girls face on a daily basis. These programs offer a range of free services to girls residing in low-income neighborhoods, housing projects, homeless shelters and girls involved in the juvenile justice and corrections systems.”

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