My Traditional Wedding Details with a Bohemian Twist

Rebecca Piersol Traditional Wedding Details

It has been a while since I shared any of my wedding photos on here.  But, lately, I have gotten more involved on Pinterest (read: obsessed) and decided to revisit.  It has been over 5 years since we got married at The Homestead (remember our anniversary photos) and it was right at the start of my blogging career.  We started The Crystal Press about 8 months before the wedding and since then we have come a long way. I have come a long way. 

I think it is safe to say that if I got married today, the aesthetic would be different.  My style has changed and my taste has changed and evolved over the past 6 years since we began planning this wedding.  That being said, one thing is for sure, I wouldn’t have changed a thing about July 25, 2015.  Each vendor, my friends, my mom, and my sister all helped to make this day exactly as I imagined it. The vibe I wanted was a Traditional Wedding with a twist.  A hint of bohemian flair, with all of the aspects of a traditional wedding.  I think we nailed it. SO, let’s take a look at some of the details of my dreamy wedding at The Homestead.

I wore my mother and my grandmother’s wedding dress and had it redesigned and restored for me.  The long lace sleeves look almost identical to the original gown, I simply had my alterations guru use new Oscar de la Renta lace that my parents found at a shop in the garment district in New York City.  We had the neckline altered to bring it out of the 80s and my seamstress made me a custom veil with the leftover lace.  To say it was all perfect would be an understatement.  You can see the dreamy details in the photos below! 

rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding

 

rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding

My wedding ring is an old family ring, a star sapphire. I might be biased but it is one of the most unique rings I have ever seen! My wedding scent was Lanvin Éclat d’Arpège. Catherine and I spent probably an hour in Nordstrom trying to pick out a fragrance because I’m not really a perfume girl, but I was so thrilled with our choice.

rebecca piersol blue wedding shoes

I knew from the day I got engaged that I wanted blue Manolo Blahnik’s as my wedding shoe.  I have no idea where I got the idea, but it was like I always knew it. This metallic pair of shoes is still one of my favorite things I own. 

rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding

rebecca piersol traditional wedding details

rebecca piersol traditional wedding

I wanted my bridesmaids to all have different shades of ivory and champagne, with texture and accents and to then accent those, I chose soft pastel flowers with plenty of extra greens and dusty miller.  Again, if I did this today, I probably would have had everyone’s bouquets white like mine, but at the time my bohemian spirit wanted the dreaminess of the pastels.  Sarah from Petals and Twigs executed my vision absolutely perfectly.  I loved all of the dresses my girls chose – ranging from Alice and Olivia to Reformation and Anthropologie.  The mix turned out exactly as I had imagined! I highly recommend the all-different dress idea because it lets the girls express their personalities through the dresses and also gives a more interesting look.

rebecca piersol traditional wedding bridesmaids
rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding pastel flowers
rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding flower details
rebecca piersol traditional wedding lace sleeve detail
rebecca piersol traditional wedding
rebecca piersol traditional wedding the homestead

The Homestead is the absolute perfect place for a wedding.  Period. End of Statement. 

rebecca piersol traditional wedding bridesmaids

I loved how all of the girls dresses complimented each other, my dress, our flowers and the setting!

rebecca piersol traditional wedding the homestead
rebecca piersol traditional wedding

My favorite photo from our wedding. I don’t know why, but I have always loved it so much!

rebecca piersol homestead wedding

rebecca piersol traditional wedding the homestead

rebecca piersol homestead wedding

 

photos by J&D Photo, flowers by Petals & Twigs, wedding at The Omni Homestead

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rebecca piersol homestead wedding
rebeca piersol homestead wedding

23 Comments

  1. October 7, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    It looks like you had a perfect and beautiful wedding ceremony! So many gorgeous pictures here! I agree with you The Homestead looks like a perfect place for a wedding!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 1:41 am

      Thanks Kileen it was an amazing day!

  2. October 7, 2020 / 6:10 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of a bright shoe like that! What a beautiful wedding

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 1:41 am

      Right!!! They were so fun!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 1:40 am

      Thanks so much Rach! It is so fun to look back on it

  3. October 8, 2020 / 12:18 am

    Your wedding was so beautiful! I love the history behind your dress and ring!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 1:40 am

      Thank you so much, Lee! It all felt very special

  4. October 8, 2020 / 1:49 am

    You are such a beautiful bride! I’m obsessed with how you styled your hair – so elegant!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 2:07 pm

      thank you!! I grew my hair out for years for this day lol! but i thought it was unique 🙂

  5. October 8, 2020 / 11:35 am

    That dress is stunning! Love all the detail and made for a beautiful bride! xoxo, Sarah

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 2:07 pm

      thank you so much Sarah!

  6. October 8, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    Your wedding was a dream! I love that you wore your grandmother/mother’s dress and had it restored to fit you and your style. It’s beautiful! It’s so fun reading about wedding days and seeing how they all differ and how they might be different now vs when the person got married.

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 2:07 pm

      yes!!! totally agree!!! and thank you 🙂

  7. Lizzie
    October 8, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding1 Everything about it is just so beautiful. Absolutely love your dress and your ring!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 12, 2020 / 1:49 pm

      thank you Lizzie! It is so fun to revisit the day and all of the details I worked so hard on 🙂

  8. October 9, 2020 / 6:08 pm

    This is just a beautiful story all the way around! I have always been so in love with wedding dresses that were passed down. The sleeves turned out to be so dreamy and timeless. Amazing through and through!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 12, 2020 / 1:49 pm

      ahhh thank you SO much Candace!!

  9. October 12, 2020 / 9:19 pm

    Your dress, these pictures, all the details, EVERYTHING is just so stunning! Congratulations to you!

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 12, 2020 / 11:36 pm

      thank you so much Sarah!

  10. Anna English
    October 16, 2020 / 5:25 pm

    Such a stunning bride! The lace details are absolute perfection.

    • rebeccapiersol
      Author
      October 20, 2020 / 2:31 pm

      thank you so much anna!!

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