Vintage Wedding: Corey + Matt Tie the Knot!

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, you won’t want to miss today’s Real Vintage Wedding feature! Corey and Matt’s New Haven, Connecticut wedding was beautifully styled with DIY details and plenty of vintage wedding accents. The bridesmaid dresses were all handmade by Soho Mode using vintage fabrics, the bride sewed vintage hanky bunting to display in the reception room, vintage pins were used for the table seating chart, and field flowers were displayed in tea tins for chic vintage wedding centerpieces. Instead of a wedding cake, the couple used one huge cupcake and used vintage hand-stamped forks (“I Do” and “Me Too”) with a small photo placed between the prongs of the forks. Their wedding photographer – Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography – beautifully captured the day from start to finish. She tells us, “Corey and Matt are one of those couples that truly make this world a better place, simply by being in it. Their love for one another completely lit up the entire day, and even complete strangers on Yale’s campus stopped and swooned. While their wedding was filled with wonderful details, and meaningful decorative touches, what I love most about this day is that the focus was on what really matters- love and family.” We couldn’t agree more. Read on to see how their vintage wedding day unfolded after the jump!

Vintage Wedding: Real Wedding - New Haven, Connecticut (Michelle Gardella Photography)

Vintage Wedding: Corey + Matt

Michelle also tells us, “Truth be told, it was completely freezing that day. But nobody seemed to notice. Not one person complained. Because really, it’s impossible to be anything but happy when you’re around a love like this.”

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What a gorgeous wedding! Here are the vendors who contributed to make it oh-so-lovely…


PhotographyMichelle Gardella Photography

LocationYale Graduate Club, New Haven, CT

Dress – Jenny Peckham from Everthine Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids DressesSoho Mode on Etsy, all handmade from vintage fabrics

MakeupJennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare

Hair AccessoryUntamed Petals – Vera Bohemian Hair Wrap

If you love these photographs and want to see more by the talented Michelle Gardella, visit her website to see more, get inspired with Real Weddings from her blog, and consider her photography for your wedding day! (P.S. Not only is she ridiculously talented, but she’s a total sweetheart, too.)

All photos by Michelle Gardella. All rights reserved.

Happy Planning!


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4 Comments on "Vintage Wedding: Corey + Matt Tie the Knot!"

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Beautiful wedding! If I may ask, where did the bride get her scallop-edged jacket?


Beautiful set of images. The couple look lovely and I love the detail shots

Jane Dioguardi

Absolutely lovely! Corey’s big brother Tom is a good friend of ours, and it’s so special to see his family celebrating this special day in such a stylish and fun way.

Tira Bittle

Corey congrats to you and your husband Matt, everyone and the wedding looks absolutely beautiful very unique