My husband Sam and I first spoke on a flight from Sacramento to Portland.
Sam was studying to become an airplane mechanic when were were dating.
As a baby, our firstborn, Aaron , would stare up at the sky every single time a plane would fly overhead and squeal with joy.
We love airplanes, airports, traveling – and as many times as Sam has tried to explain the concept of LIFT, I am still baffled and amazed at how these giant aircraft can fly through the sky with such grace!
When photographer Sara Gray asked me to join her on a road trip to Seattle, Washington for a Vintage Americana Wedding Inspiration Shoot set in the The Museum of Flight, I nearly squealed like a child!
a bucket of red licorice
spending the whole day in a space museum setting up a gorgeous pretend wedding
This amazing photoshoot was turned into MarryThis! Guide 04: 1940s Americana Wedding.
Check out MarryThis! and their collection of guides for inspiration and step by step instructions on how to plan the perfect wedding in some pretty unique themes!
Now onto the wedding inspiration! Starting with the long banquet-style reception table and fabulous “air mail” inspired stationary by Champagne Sunday on Etsy!
The table featured faux milk glass vases with sweet little arrangements of white blooms. Milk glass is so popular right now with all of the vintage wedding inspiration all over the place, but true milk glass can be pretty hard to track down! I did a little DIY project of my own for this shoot and purchased basic glass bud vases with intricate designs cut into the glass, and used all-surface white spray paint to give them the same look as milk glass [but it took waaayyy less time because I didn't have to search every antique shop in town!]
Next up… The Candy Buffet! I just love Liz Gomez of The Candy Buffet – she really is a genius when it comes to thinking of every last detail and pulling all these “sweet” elements together. Check out what she created!!
Our gorgeous bridesmaid model, Kirsten sporting a beautiful Serephine hairpiece!
Her bouquet was made up of lipstick red roses and anemones, and the stems were wrapped with a red and white gingham patterned ribbon!
One thing that I love about Sara is that she will only use REAL couples as models in her shoots. It makes for super sweet shots of true love and MUCH less awkwardness ;)
Our bride wore another beautiful piece by Serephine, and carried a bouquet of lipstick red roses, amaryllis, anemones, and queen annes lace – all wrapped up with red and white gingham ribbon.
And here is the amazing team that put this all together!! (Of course, Sara is behind the lens!)