A Vintage Inspired Wedding at the B & O Train Station
This wedding features the best combination of the beautiful Ohio fall colors, an excitingly fun couple, vintage decor (including the most awesome antique cameras and WORKING typewriter used as a guestbook) and some of the best dance moves we've seen all year. We made a trip over to Youngstown and enjoyed every minute of it!
Maegan owns her own photography business, so we knew we would have a lot in common. We started the day with the girls as they got ready, laughed over old memories and even practiced a few dance moves in preparation for the reception. Maegan & Lou's dogs, Meat and Sophie, were loving the excitement and attention that morning!
Maegan’s accessories were gorgeous with her chunky pearl statement necklace and her bouquet that she handmade using dried flowers from Etsy. The ladies wore different styles of dresses in neutral blush and gray tones that complimented each other perfectly, while the gentlemen looked laid-back but stylish in their suspenders and bow ties.
With overcast skies hanging above our heads, we kept our fingers crossed that the rain would hold off until after the outdoor ceremony. We had a blast with the bridal party (and managed to stay dry) in Mill Creek Park by the Ford Nature Center. These Fall colors will take your breath away if the beautiful river and stone mansion didn’t do that first. We headed to the venue, but not before we stopped at Maegan & Lou’s house to get some fun pictures with their fur babies!
When we heard about the Youngstown B&O, which had a former life as a train station on the B&O Railroad, we couldn’t wait to check it out. If you’re a Monopoly player, you might recognize this railroad as one of the four featured in the game! The station’s location, situated right on the Mahoning River and near Mill Creek Park, is uniquely beautiful; not to mention convenient for some gorgeous photos. As guests arrived, they took their seat overlooking the river and waited for the beautiful ceremony to begin. Not one drop of rain interrupted the sweet vows that were shared and the exciting kiss (followed by a fist thrown into the air for celebration). We had just enough time for a few family portraits when the rain decided it couldn’t hold off any longer. I think it was the weather’s way of telling us to get inside and proceed with the party.
While we focused on family photos, the rest of the guests moved into the main dining hall inside of B&O Station for the reception. They were greeted in the hall by beautifully detailed two-story ceilings, trimmed in the original oak of the train station’s construction dating 1905 and topped off with a tin ceiling from the early 1900s. This venue was a perfect match for the bride and groom’s vintage details including glassware wrapped in twine for the head table, doilies and antique books as centerpieces, and a vintage suitcase displaying the table assignments. Oh, and don’t forget the typewriter guest book and antique cameras I mentioned earlier - my favorite touches! The bridal party made their entrance descending the beautiful centerpiece of the room - a grand iron spiral staircase covered in string lights made for an especially enchanting scene.
After dinner and heartfelt speeches from members of the wedding party, it was time to get down on the dance floor. What a party it was! A smorgasbord of desserts, delicious food and a group of people who were ready to have a blast dancing the evening away. We still can’t get over the perfect centerpieces, romantic string lights and overall feel of this venue. We were so glad to be a part of this day and we are so happy to share it with you now.