{Real Weddings} Amanda & Anthony's Vintage Estate Wedding

We have such a stunning wedding to share with you lovelies, that our friends over at Cariad Photography sent over to us.  I was in love with this couple's wedding as soon as I glimpsed through the frames. The wedding takes place at a gorgeous estate called Tate House. It is perfect for any vintage loving bride, as the grounds and the interior boast beautiful details of a well preserved era. 

We're excited as well that the lovely bride, Amanda, shared with us how she and her groom, Anthony, met, and what went into their wedding planning process.  

Please enjoy their wedding details, and be prepared to ooh and ahh over the lovely imagery as captured by Cariad Photography

Anthony and I met in college, studying criminal justice. We were dating for 4 years and on our anniversary instead of going to dinner and a movie, we decided to go a different route... being that Anthony is a police officer, I chose to go to a shooting range. We then came home and he presented me with a candle lit dinner and rose petals everywhere. We had an amazing meal then right before dessert, he pulled out my chair, got down on one knee and popped the question! I couldn't have wanted it any other way...

When I was younger I fell in love with one dress. When I got engaged I tried on many dresses to explore my options but my eyes went back to my dream dress. Bernadette by Maggie Sotterro. All lace, sequence, buttons down the back and my favorite, a keyhole back.

My lovely bridesmaids were Jenale (maid of honor and best friend), Natalie (bridesmaid and cousin), Ariana (bridesmaid and cousin), Madison (junior bridesmaid and cousin). They all got their dresses from David's Bridal. 

My wedding dress had a key hole back and I found bridesmaids dresses with one as well and they came in black and maroon. I decided to go with the black dresses.

The flowers that I chose for bridesmaids were hydrangeas, and my bouquet was white roses with dark purple lilies, and the boutonnieres were dalalilies.

The Tate House was the most perfect place. I always wanted to get married at a plantation or vintage style mansion. We drove by it several times and I knew automatically that that was the place I wanted to marry my best friend.

For our ceremony, we chose to have a sand ceremony.


We chose the Tate House for our wedding day, which is a very vintage styled marble house... Absolutely beautiful. So that's when I decided to go with the vintage theme. I wanted a very elegant wedding but also simple colored. I decided to go with black and champagne.

Well being that it was vintage, all the d├ęcor was old fashioned. We were also ale to use extra vintage furniture and items. We made our own programs and we made our own pick a seat, not a side sign. Our favors we chose were small black vintage picture frames, which we used for seating arrangements as well. We had different flavors of cake to choose from at the Tate House and the cream cheese pound was our favorite. Our first dance was You and I by Michael Buble. Our father/daughter dance was I loved her first by Heartland.


A few last details shared from the bride:

It took us a year and four months to plan our wedding. We planned things every month and I had major help from my parents, my aunt, cousins, and my maid of honor. I couldn't have done it without them!

For our honeymoon, we decided to go Charleston, SC. We stayed at Tides hotel in Folly Beach, SC. Toured plantation homes and had a great time wandering around the city... night walks on the beach... perfect getaway.

My advice would be to use your time wisely. Don't rush, take your time. Make a list... there are so many things that are going through your mind that many things can be forgotten.

Our thanks to Amanda for sharing your wedding day details with our readers! It's easy to see why such a gorgeous venue was chosen for such a lovely wedding!

I love the extra touches like the vintage chair, table and that old typewriter! It certainly adds charm and great props to the photos. I love the images of the flower girls and ring bearer having fun with the signs, and posing on the antique furniture. So cute! 

And, our many thanks again to our friends at Cariad Photography for sending over this lovely couple's beautiful wedding!

Photographer: Cariad Photography//Venue: Tate House//Rentals: Miss Milly's Vintage Furniture Rentals//DJ: JB Jams//Officiant: Reverand Deanna Lancaster//Dresses: David's Bridal