In all of our years reviewing weddings, we have to say today’s wedding in a vintage restaurant is a first for us. We have seen our fair share of weddings in restaurants but never something this quaint and cute. Today’s wedding focuses on shades of blush pink complimented by bright yellow accents tieing together the fun yet vintage vibes. Between the stunning florals featuring pampas grass and other dried elements, and the gorgeous couple, this modern intimate wedding in a vintage restaurant is just the inspiration we needed today.
E. Losinio Photography shares,
This styled shoot was planned and created to promote the brand new event spaces at Sidebar in Northern Virginia – a popular restaurant with multiple 19th-century buildings that have been updated with a modern vibe that still honors the unique and beautiful architecture of the original buildings. Rebecca Hicks from Jessica Ashley Events created the design, inspired by the colorful floral wallpaper in the main entryway – a rich color palette of blues, with accents of pink, rust, and gold. The model couple was chosen because they eloped a few years ago and never got a chance to have a formal wedding with family and friends! The bride loved getting to wear a wedding dress for the first time; it was a custom dress from Cathy Ebrada Atelier (a local designer) with Alençon lace and sheer fabric draped over a bodice and skirt with a hint of blush. The tablescape featured vintage goblets and brass candlesticks (all unique and hand-picked), gold and lucite flatware, soft pink florals, romantic linens, and wishbone chairs. Designed by Something Vintage and handcrafted and fired by local Virginian potter, White Heath, the plates are white ceramic and hand-painted with a 23k gold rim. The invitation suite and menus were designed by e. losinio photography’s in-house graphic designer and printed on vellum paper to tie in the elements of the lucite flatware, veil, and straps of the bride’s wedding dress. With the goal of showcasing the multiple spaces offered at Sidebar, the vendor team pulled together to create a ceremony and reception space in the 1885 lounge, cocktail hour space in the Carriage House (bar and macarons), and a bridal suite in the blue room. The couple also posed in the main dining room, highlighting the original marble fireplace as an alternate ceremony space, grand entryway (with floral wallpaper and staircase), as well as the “green room” for another option for cocktail hour.