There’s just something so romantic and sophisticated about vintage classic cars at weddings, don’t you think? I adore the timeless, romantic, elevated touch that they bring to a wedding day, and a classic car is the perfect backdrop for portraits, dreamy moments, and an intimate drive with your beloved.
I love incorporating a classic car into the wedding design and logistics for my couples, particularly during the daytime. It’s magical to leave your sparkler exit and reception getaway in a vintage car, for sure, but I think it’s even more romantic to incorporate one earlier in the wedding day. You can’t beat those daylight, sunlight-filled portraits, too! Several of my brides take a quiet ride with her dad to the church before the ceremony, which is so touching and special. And, of course, you can’t forget the ceremony exit and the drive from the church to the reception venue! These are some of the most vivid, intimate, pinch-me moments of a wedding day, mere moments after your marriage begins. I know so many couples who reflect that these private, sweet moments alone, relishing in your new marriage and the celebratory fun that’s to come, are the highlights of their wedding day!
Not only do classic cars providing the setting for such surreal, special moments alone together, but they sure make for some stunning portraits. For almost a decade now, some of my very favorite photographs from a wedding day are candid shots of giddy, in love couples getting in or out of classic cars or stolen, sweet moments through the windows of a car. There’s just something magical about these moments, and the portraits speak for themselves. Swoon!
top two photos by Adelyn Boling Photography & bottom four photos by Anagram Photo with planning and design for all by Stephanie Shaul Events
I’m over the moon ecstatic to share a few sneak peeks from the Merrimon Wynne summer bridal showcase that Stephanie Shaul Events had the opportunity to plan and design just the other day! You can read all about my design inspiration, palette, and vision here, and it’s one of the best feelings in the world to see it all brought to life and captured so exquisitely by Adelyn Boling! I am so proud of how each and every detail came to life for the event and for the couples and families who were able to attend, and I think it’s inspiring Palm Beach elegance at its finest.
From start to finish, it was incredible day filled with so much joy and beauty! Being able to plan and design the main house and the lawn for the Merrimon Wynne House bridal showcase was a total dream come true, and I’ve had the best time dreaming up so many bespoke, marvelous, and memorable details over the last couple months. I simply love what I get to do and the wonderful people I get to do it with! This old world Palm Beach elegance is brought to life in many ways but especially through the styled tabletop that I absolutely loved designing. With breezy island hints with an understated, glam sophistication, touches of rattan and relaxed stripes, juicy hues in the perfect late-summer palette, lush florals and colorful taper candles, gorgeous blue patterned plates, this design is vintage Palm Beach elegance in a fresh, polished, and fun way for brides today. What a fun, fun day meeting so many lovely people and working with an incredible team! I’m really grateful to each partner who contributed to the event and to the details of the day; they’re so passionate and talented at what they do.
Can you believe these are just a few sneak peeks?! I can’t stop scrolling through the gallery and audibly gasping at the sheer beauty, and we’re all so excited to share so much more!
Planning, design, and styling Stephanie Shaul Events
Photography Adelyn Boling
Venue Merrimon Wynne House
Florals New Creations Flowers
Rentals Cottage Luxe
Rentals Party Reflections
Catering HL Catering
Signage + calligraphy Ivy and Linen Design
Cake The Cupcake Shoppe
Hair + makeup Mena Garcia Beauty
Gowns Coastal Knot
all photos by Adelyln Boling