A Vintage Tea-Party Wedding at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, Arizona
Christine Weeks (26 and an art teacher) and Ryan Linde’s (23 and a student) throwback garden tea-party wedding channels the Roaring Twenties. “Ryan and I both love mystery shows set in the 1920s, like 'Poirot' and 'Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,' so we modeled our wedding finery and hair after the elegance of the 1920s,” Christine says. The bride was the picture of vintage elegance in a Maggie Sottero wedding dress with a double-keyhole back and styled her hair in pin-up curls, and the groom looked dapper in a sleek, slim-cut tuxedo with a white bow tie and his grandfather’s watch. The couple pulled their color palette from the back wall of their wedding venue’s sanctuary, St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, and combined Ryan’s designs with Christine’s watercolor skills to create the stationery for their wedding. “I love picnics, tea parties and dainty sandwiches, and Ryan is a connoisseur of tea so we agreed quite readily on a tea-party theme for the reception,” the bride says. The spread included little sandwiches, scones, jam and a variety of tea, which guests could sip from vintage-style china teacups that they could later take home. To top it all off, Christine and Ryan designed their own signature blend of rose-hip tea in custom tea bags for the occasion. See the vintage-inspired details captured by Lasting Images Photography, below.