Robyne and Jeremy describe their love as an old school kind of love. The kind of love where you know right away that this is the one. They met in July 2010 and married in September of that same year at the Plano courthouse, just the two of them. But Robyne knew she’d later want an intimate ceremony to celebrate. After four glorious years of marriage, the beautiful bride planned a gorgeous vintage vow renewal. A wedding planner herself, she left no stone unturned. Appropriating her love for all things vintage, she gathered her grandmothers keepsakes to add to the charm of the event. Old clutches, books, doorknobs and brooches were seen throughout the Aldredge House. A long family style table covered in a rich blue cloth was the perfect host for the vintage couples seating and soft pink linens. It was reminiscent of a posh and polished Sunday dinner. Bible verses served as the names for each table and yard games were played, uniting the two families. Take a look at Robyne and Jeremy’s lovely vintage vow renewal photographed by Nine Photography.
Favorite item on the wedding menu – The fried green tomatoes and grits
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts – Bridesmaids received “Filled with joy” recyclable totes filled with various items that represented them and our friendship. Groomsmen received wood boxes engraved with their names and filled with bottles of their favorite liqueur, a mixer and an old fashioned glass
First dance song – “All of Me” by John Legend
Bride: Robyne Swink
Groom: Jeremy Swink
Location: Aldredge House – Dallas, TX
Describe your dress shopping experience and wedding dress style.
I went to 3 or 4 different boutiques but could not find a gown that represented me and that I could fit into because I’m not a size 5. I wanted something that was feminine but with little drama. So after searching i finally went and found a custom gown maker that helped bring my vision to life. I wanted the bodice to be very detailed with two different types of lace, buttons and draping pearls and then a skirt that looked like roses.
How was culture incorporated in your wedding day?
As you can see my husband and I are from completely different cultures, his family is Irish and European and my family is from the South so we waned to make sure our wedding represented the both of us. We incorporated an Irish hand-fasting tradition into the vow renewal ceremony but with some modern twists. We played Macklemore’s song “Irish Celebration” during that part of the ceremony and at the end of the hand-fasting ceremony, the entire wedding party took a shot of Irish whiskey along with us. To represent my southern roots, we celebrated our Sunday wedding after church with a traditional southern, family style dinner. We had fried chicken, pulled pork, mac n cheese, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and so much more goodness.
What is your best memory from your big day?
The best memory to me was having 5 generations of both of our families there with us to celebrate. We had skipped the traditional wedding when we were married back in 2010 so when we decided to do our vow renewal, I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t some grand/lavish affair, but rather an intimate affair with just our most important family and friends there. But with lavish florals!
What advice would you give to our brides-to-be?
As a bride, my advice is to enjoy every moment of your wedding day. That 4 or 5 hours will go by so quickly and you should try to take it all in because it will be over much faster than you think. As a planner, my advice is do not always settle for vendors with the lowest price because sometimes there is a reason why they are so much cheaper than others.
Congratulations to this timeless couple! We love the vintage decor and gorgeous florals in this vow renewal.
Photographer – Nine Photography
Planner & Designer – Southern Affairs Weddings & Events
Venue- Aldredge House
Cake – Frosted Art
Floral – Haute Floral
Gown – Dress My Way
Caterer & Bar – Food Glorious Food
Makeup – Shelby Vest
Hair – Shante Wilson
Brides Shoes – Michael Kors
Grooms Shoes – Kenneth Cole