This Bride Recreated Her Grandmother's Wedding from 1942
April 12, 2017
Midwest
WhimsicalBohemianCountry Club
"For as long as I can remember, I had dreamt of getting married on the front lawn of my grandmother's lake house like she did in 1942," the bride, Stephanie said. With the perfect autumn day styled in a sea of jewel tones, Stephanie married her love Tyler in the exact spot her grandmother wed decades earlier and the result was a celebration rich in meaningful moments. Kristina Lorraine photographed and you can watch the entire event unfold below.
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From the Bride... For as long as I can remember, I had dreamt of getting married on the front lawn of my grandmother's lake house like she did in 1942. Everything she did was perfection, and we were very close- I was even her caregiver during the last two years of her life.

Little did I know that the void I felt in my heart from her passing would be filled a few short months later when I met the love of my life. Tyler was everything I had ever wanted in a husband and best friend. We fell for each other fast. In "when you know, you know" fashion, he proposed after 8 months in an apple orchard on a beautiful September day. We knew right away that we wanted a Fall wedding at the lake!

Burgundy is one of my favorite colors, and that's where the planning began. I tried not to limit myself to any one style, but incorporate all of the things I loved. Gilded geometric shapes, ethereal tulle bridesmaid dresses, floral EVERYWHERE, long dining tables with brass candle sticks. What resulted could be called modern bohemian. The rich fall colors at our atypical-country club venue worked beautifully with the design elements.

I quickly put together a dream team of vendors from photographer, to florist, to the cake, who totally just "got me" and brought my vision to life! My husband was great about letting me take the reigns on decor decisions as I'm an interior design student, but when I needed a hand with a project or a quick opinion- he was immensely helpful. Not only was he on board with a ceremony on the front lawn, but he surprised me with a speech at dinner that included a letter he asked my grandfather to write before he passed away last spring. There was not one dry eye in the dining room. With that speech he let me know that he understood, respected, and would strive to someday have the strong family bond we shared.

Everything on wedding day was more perfect than I could have ever imagined, and I am the luckiest girl on the PLANET to be married to such a wonderful, thoughtful man.