This Bride Nails Vintage Glam Bridal Style — See the Photos!

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Libby MacCarthy
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Libby MacCarthy
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A New Year's Eve wedding at The Arcade, a historic landmark in Cleveland, Ohio, calls for some serious style and Rachel did not disappoint. Playing up the wedding's theme, vintage with a modern twist, she dressed up her amazing lace gown with the perfect balance of vintage and glam accessories, from her shimmering Jimmy Choo's to a classy fur stole with major old world charm. And that chic reception dress? Nailed it!

Check out Rachel's perfectly pulled together look below!

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Her Anna Maier Wedding Dress

"I was looking for a dress that would stand the test of time and not look dated in a couple of years. I didn't want to look back on my wedding and say to myself, 'What was I thinking??' The Anna Maier dress was a classic. The lace was beautiful and the dress was super light in weight. It fit my body perfectly," says Rachel.

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Her Gilded Belt

Instead of the classic bridal sash, Rachel chose a thin gold belt with a bow-embellished clasp, fitting perfectly with the wedding's vintage glam meets modern vibe.

Her Romantic Textured Bouquet

Rachel's bouquet was filled with peonies, ranunculuses, anemones, roses and stock flowers in varying shades of ivory and pink. Elements like, brunia berries, succulents and an array of greenery added depth and texture. "Living in Florida, I knew I wanted to incorporate air plants and succulents, which I see all the time there, into the mix. The brunia berries and dusty miller added playfulness to each bouquet," says Rachel.

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Her Sparkly Baubles

To glam up her classic lace gown, Rachel added shimmery accessories like a pair of silver Jimmy Choo heels, crystal chandelier earrings and brooch, which she added to her veil.

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Her Perfect Vintage Accessories

Playing up the evening's theme, Rachel kept warm with a lush fur wrap and topped off her look with a retro birdcage veil. "I really wanted to give my look a glamorous, old Hollywood feel," says Rachel.

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Her Knockout Reception Dress

Before kicking off the night's festivities, Rachel switched up her look, transitioning to a long black and gold sheath dress with intricate gold beading.

Photos by Suzuran Photography

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