In the words of Yale University's fight song comes some vintage alma mater wedding ideas that look like they are shot for a fresh wedding ad campaign for the Gap. "The seasons come, the seasons go; The earth is green or white with snow; But time and change shall not avail; To break the friendship formed at Yale!" Not only poetic, but clearly this stanza is artfully portrayed through the lens of Annandale Photography and creative styling by Cindi Brant of Annandale Photography. With the New Haven Lawn Club as the reception backdrop and a tailgate party we wish we could have attended, these local vendors captured the spirit of collegiate friendships and a hometown love. New Haven, Connecticut is most known for being the college town of the ever-prestigious Yale University. Go bulldogs - and yes, this talented team even had the cutest one named Luke on set taking part of the festivities and game day tailgate grub from Meat & Company. If the best four years were your college memories and you have a passion for your alma mater, this inspiration is going to seriously score.

Vintage Alma Mater Wedding Ideas

The two-part soiree began with a vintage game day tailgate at Yale Bowl. The classic North America Overland LLC, 1986 Land Rover Defender was equipped with snack food and crowd pleasing hot toddies served up in an old Thermos collection. Antique baskets and vintage plaid blankets wrapped the ambience and authenticity of a tailgate in true warmth. How adorably preppy is this crew!? We are smitten with the bride's first look, wearing her Yale sweater over the first of two Bridal Trousseau gowns, this one being from renowned designer Pronovias. After a little game day fun, the bride and groom continued the celebration at the art deco, New Haven Lawn Club, a beautiful venue not just for the backdrop but for an actual ceremony and reception. The antique china collection depicts scenes from Yale University and the college's epic Sterling Memorial Library. But our eyes gaze to the 3.5 carat diamond set in platinum band with a European cut that was donated from a private estate. And the bride's chic fit and flare Marisa gown. Oh-la-la!!

Photographer: Annandale Photography Bridal Gown: Bridal Trousseau Hair & Make Up: Dana Bartone & Company Cakes & Desserts: A Little Imagination Cakes Tailgate Catering: Meat & Company Reception Venue: New Haven Lawn Club Vehicle: North America Overland LLC