Ashley and Tim are the quintessential elegant couple who wanted every detail of their wedding at The Crane Estate to emit those classy, vintage vibes! Along with the help of Katydyd Events, we think they totally pulled it off! We’re totally loving how Twig & Briar made Ashley’s vision come to life — creating garden-inspired, lush, and romantic florals in tones of blush, mauve, and taupe. The couple purchased all of the antique mirrors by themselves and adorned each with elegant gold calligraphy script from Letter and Kate. Their mirror table numbers were a DIY success! We can’t wait for you to swoon over every dreamy photo Anna Elizabeth Photography captured of this classic, vintage inspired day at The Crane Estate!
Ashley & Tim
The Crane Estate, Ipswich, Massachusetts
About the bride’s favorite photos from their wedding: This is SO tough to answer because we love all of them! I think it would have to be one of our first look photos. There is one where you can see the complete shock and excitement on Tim’s face, and it just brings me back to that moment every time I see it.
We wanted to be able to look back on the day and feel classic and timeless. I always knew I wanted a long sleeve dress that was backless or had an illusion back. I used pins in my hair that my mother ordered for me, and earrings that I got from Olive & Piper that went really well together.
We were looking for a venue that had a vintage feel and was also by the ocean. We only looked at one other venue, and we knew right away The Crane Estate was the one for us. Having a place to get married that had such a beautiful ceremony spot was amazing. There really is no other way to go besides vintage with a venue like the one we chose. We wanted to feel classic and timeless. I know looking back even 50 years from now, we will look at these photos and still love everything about that day.
The bridesmaids outfits were something I really thought long and hard about. I don’t love the idea of traditional bridesmaids dresses. They are typically very expensive, don’t fit well, and are worn only one time. I wanted them to wear something they could potentially wear again, had a vintage feel, and that could look great on everyone. I LOVED the idea of a top and a skirt instead of a dress. One of my bridesmaids suggested a belt a few days before the wedding and it was the perfect addition that tied their outfits together.
Our wedding planner Katie made planning the wedding a breeze. We both agree that it was the most well spent money of our entire wedding. She completely understood our vision, and recommended vendors that she knew would be perfect for us. We felt almost zero stress during the planning process, and were really able to enjoy all aspects of the day knowing that she would make everything come together seamlessly.
We found some gold mirrors (Facebook marketplace score), and hired someone to do calligraphy on them. They could not have come out better. We also had custom place cards made (ordered off Etsy). We then ordered a custom wax seal and attached the place cards with gold wax to one of the mirrors. It was a joint project (Tim did the wax seals, and I attached everything to the mirror) that was quite time consuming, but we were so pleased with the way it came out!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Anna Elizabeth Photography
Event Planning – Katydyd Events
Wedding Venue – The Crane Estate
Floral Design – Twig & Briar
Catering – Fireside Catering
Cake – Cakes for Occassions
Live Music – Groove Authority
Calligraphy – Letter and Kate
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Jessica Candage
Wedding Dress – Justin Alexander
Bridal Accessories – Olive + Piper
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Revelry, Morning Lavender
Groom’s Apparel – Generation Tux
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Generation Tux
Rings – Jivan Yeramian
Transportation – Ludwigs Limousine
Favors – Union Square Donuts
Congratulations Ashley and Tim, and so many thanks to Katydyd Events for sharing their absolutely stunning day at The Crane Estate with us at Junebug! Into the elegant, vintage vibe? We think you’ll love this authentically vintage Ace Hotel Portland wedding.