A Vintage, Aviation-Inspired Wedding at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia

                                        Although Anna Yahn (33 and an interior designer) and Brandon Jones (34 and an aerospace engineer) recently m

Although Anna Yahn (33 and an interior designer) and Brandon Jones (34 and an aerospace engineer) recently moved to California, they wanted their nuptials to feel like home in Wheeling, West Virginia, where Anna spent much of her childhood. Anna and Brandon wanted to reflect their personalities as designers, so they created an aviation-inspired theme decorated in vintage style—from the old-fashioned postcards used as table numbers to the antique baggage tags that served as escort cards, both created by Anna herself. The traditional ceremony took place at the ornate Cathedral of St. Joseph, where Anna attended church growing up. The party moved to Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, where guests sat at white-covered dining tables set with make-your-own paper-airplane favors—plus some delicious coffee that Anna and Brandon loved, just because. In addition to the cookie table that friends and family contributed to, a white three-tier wedding cake accented with flowers put the icing on the evening's meal. Our favorite detail? Anna's white dress with a vintage style—an Elegance by Roya couture ball gown that had hand-beaded lace and cap sleeves, accented with a gemstone belt to complete her stunning look. "We tried to represent who we are: designers who love to make and build things and travel the world, all while drinking a lot of coffee."

The thin silver belt accented with gemstones added a touch of glam to Anna's vintage dress with a ball gown silhouette. The bodice had beaded lace and cap sleeves, along with a full skirt that flared out in tulle.
Anna stood in the middle of her bridesmaids, who wore charcoal gray Amsale dresses with a keyhole front accented with lace. Each wore her hair styled into an updo, with square emerald green earrings that matched Anna's own studs.
Brandon added accessories that reflected the wedding's aviation theme. He had airplane-propeller cuff links attached to his white collared dress shirt, paired with his Breitling silver watch from test-pilot school.
Inside the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, West Virginia, Anna and Brandon were married in a traditional ceremony. Anna wore a gorgeous floor-length tulle veil trimmed with lace, attached to her elegant updo hairstyle.
Brandon's silver ring exchanged at the ceremony showcased a classic style. But the ring was created with melted titanium from an aircraft, making it a one-of-a-kind piece.
Brandon and his groomsmen rented light gray suits from JoS. A. Bank. But he stood out with a light gray-and-white-striped tie, while they wore solid black versions.
Inside the ballroom reception at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, each table had a postcard that reflected Anna and Brandon's love for travel and the wedding's vintage style. Tall peach, burgundy and green arrangements filled with roses, carnations and many other blooms accented the tables as well.
Anna created many aviation-themed details that reflected their love for traveling, including the vintage-style baggage tags that served as escort cards.
Anna and Brandon and their wedding party stood outside the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. The bridesmaids wore charcoal gray floor-length dresses with keyhole cuts in the front, and the groomsmen sported light gray suits that matched Brandon.
Anna and Brandon shared a love for coffee, so they gave out one of their favorite blends as wedding favors—packaged inside black-and-white wrapping with art deco designs.
The white three-tier cake had accents of fresh blooms covering its surface, positioned on top of a silver stand that added a touch of elegance to the display.
As Anna and Brandon danced around the ballroom, Anna's ball gown designed by Elegance by Roya Couture flowed with their movements. Beaded lace covered the bodice, stopping at the thin silver belt accented with gemstones.