Wedding Chicks

Modern Shabby Chic Wedding

rose wedding bouquet

A shabby chic wedding fit for the industrial nature of a modern bride. Seem a bit oxymoronic? Just you wait and see Cathleen and Marc's modern shabby chic wedding. We guarantee it will knock your socks off! Need to see more? Of course you do.
We wish we could show you all the fabulous details. Wait ... we can visit the full gallery here. All beautifully captured by Concept Photography.

beaded wedding dress

floor length bridesmaid dresses

elegant looks for the groomsman

The Alfond Inn

From the Bride: Thanks to a tip from a family friend, we stopped by the beautiful grounds of The Alfond Inn, a boutique hotel in Winter Park and it just felt perfect. The fresh architecture and interior peppered with contemporary art, that pretty glass-domed Conservatory, plus some seriously delicious food, thanks to the charming chef Marc Kusche – had us sold!

wedding outside The Alfond Inn

first wedding look

Surprise Him At The Altar

One snippet of advice is that while it's tempting to do a "first look," I would not have exchanged anything for the moment we (bride+groom) first connected at the aisle. Of course to each his/her own, but having had a lively internal debate about it myself, wanted to say just think twice before passing up that opportunity!

we are married dance

florida bride and groom

Naturally Modern

We just ended up defaulting to our favorite look for furniture, fashion, and design: simple and modern, but we also love industrial. So we tried to emulate a modern but natural look with wood, metals, mercury glass and soft neutrals. 

We didn’t really have the stamina or vision to give justice to those epic DIY weddings. But we did add in small DIY details to try and personalize the day with our fortune cookie favors, signs, and photographs. But by far, probably the best DIY element was the spin on the photobooth concept, made from a set of repurposed, shabby chic antique doors by the estimable, mother of the bride.

wedding party table

dramatically lit reception

tall wedding centerpieces

upcycled door backdrop

wooden door photobooth backdrop

And For Dessert...

The cake from The Sugar Suite, was a 4-tiered, rustic buttercream cake, set with fresh flowers of blush peonies, sahara roses, lambs ear, and white ranunculus. We chose an amaretto cake with chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream to make for something a little more fun than just vanilla, but not too sweet.

flower accented wedding cake

cake cutting

ServiceVendor
CakeThe Sugar Suite
Ceremony MusicStrings & Things
CoordinatorAn Affair to remember
DjSoundwave Entertainment
FlowersFairbanks Florist
HairLuma bridal
LightingGet Lit Productions
OfficiantA Beautiful Ceremony
PhotographyConcept Photography
Venue & CatererThe Alfond Inn