An Elegant, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, Washington
The surrounding gardens at the historic Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, Washington, set the perfect tone for this elegant outdoor wedding—decked out in a romantic palette of pink, mint, white and gray that added pops of color to the landscaping. Denise Tran (23 and a retail manager) and James Prater (24 and a combat medic in the US Army) wanted to fill their nuptials with vintage decor that suited the venue, and did so through touches of burlap, mason jars and signage. The ceremony took place right in front of a romantic fountain, where Denise stood wearing an elegant white strapless dress while James sported a light gray suit—both in keeping with the wedding day colors. At the tented reception, guests sat at dining tables marked with small chalkboards and decorated with centerpieces of baby's breath and pink roses. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Denise and James served fresh fruit, a variety of candy, red velvet cupcakes and three types of cheesecake made by the Cheesecake Factory. Our favorite detail? The DIY lavender candles placed inside mini mason jars, wrapped with lace and topped with paper flowers that guests took home. Check out more elegant wedding details with a vintage twist, below.