Elegant Vintage Romance Wedding

vintage wedding ideas

Hope’s vision for her wedding day was filled with vintage elements, and soft romantic details, in a beautiful garden setting. The Club At The Strand was the perfect venue, filled with gorgeous greenery and elegant fountains.

Vintage glamour emanates from every corner of this gorgeous day with sweet personal touches tucked in between. This bold bride even acquired a vintage ride from an unlikely source, love it! See more of this elegant vintage romance wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Hunter Ryan Photo.

vintage lace wedding stationery

first look twirl

wedding gown lace detail

lovely white wedding bouquet

Words from The Designer

Hope’s love of all things vintage was apparent from the minute I met her. I embraced that love and infused the day with vintage decor elements, like crystal chandeliers, a library card catalog, mix-matched tea-cups as place cards, vintage keys for her seating chart, an array of vintage china and two vintage lounge areas. Hope also incorporated a few family heirlooms and special details into her day to truly make it not just vintage pretty – but HERS.

bible guestbook with typewriter instructions

floral filled card catalog card holder

grey chandelier wedding programs

wire dress hankie holder

Hope’s mother found a small vintage dress holder from when Hope was very young – and she said she knew one day that her daughter would use it on her wedding day. So she bought it and has had it saved away for years. Hope used it as a handkerchief stand – arranging the hankies in a way that made it look like the skirt of a dress. It worked perfectly into her decor and was a super special memory for her and her mother.

romantic pink and cream ceremony

vintage hanging floral decor

sweet outdoor wedding ceremony

vintage dodge truck

Make your day Personal

In her shoe, she wore a penny from the year her parents were married (that her mother wore on her day) as well as a penny from 2014 for her own day. Hope and Andrew’s faith is what brought them together -and so they had a bible which was so important to them as their guestbook. Guests could sign by their favorite verse – and as Hope & Andrew read it together for years to come – they’ll stumble upon the well wishes as they discover them written on the pages throughout.

the key to your seat escort cards

vintage key escort cards

cream and blush wedding reception

beautiful pink florals

vintage door knob table numbers

tea cup wedding place settings

crystal laden floral centerpieces

sweetheart table with a floral filled trunk

Lastly, Hope knew she wanted a vintage car to complete her day – but she hadn’t found anything. One day while driving – she passed the amazing blue truck you see in these photos. It wasn’t a rental, wasn’t for sale – nothing. She just pulled over, explained to the owner how much she loved it and asked if she’d be able to somehow rent it for her wedding day – and he said yes!! I think the truck added the last perfect vintage element that tied the entire day together – and acted as the perfect getaway car for them!

first wedding dance

cozy seating area

three tier white wedding cake with peonies

Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo
Event Designer & Prop/Furniture Rentals: Sweet Southern Charm
Venue: The Club At The Strand
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Stationery: DM Paper Designs
Flowers: Isnt She Lovely Florals
Cake: Publix
Hair & Makeup: Salon Tease
Dj: Stereophonic Djs
Linens: Wildflower Linen

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, pink, white
Styles: classic, vintage

Blush Beauty Southern Wedding

Southern Wedding Ideas

Planning a rustic wedding filled to the brim with gorgeous florals and sweet details? Well… today is your lucky day! Prepare to be swept off your feet by Courtney and Reese’s Boone Hall Plantation wedding. Their entire day is filled to the brim with steal worthy details. One of our favorite details is the pink doggie bow tie. So cute!

Ooh! Events did a phenomenal job designing this blush beauty Southern wedding,  and we just can’t get enough of it! If you feel the same check out the full gallery here. All photographed by Amelia + Dan.

rustic charm hearts wedding stationery

bedazzled pink wedding shoes

doggie bow tie

the gals all dressed in white

blind folded first look

cream and pink bridesmaids dresses

peach pink and white bouquet

groomsmen attire

southern charm wedding attire

Words from The bride

Reese and I knew from the moment we got engaged that we wanted a casual, southern wedding in Charleston with our closest family and friends. We chose the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation for it’s rustic elegance and scenic backdrop.

cute illustrated wedding ceremony program

wooden box for cards

babys breath in mason jars decor

elegant flower girl and ring bearer

floral heart wreaths

shaded wedding ceremony

marriage was a success

I wanted our wedding to feel vintage, unique, and encompass everything we love about Charleston, starting with the food! Cru Catering did an amazing job incorporating all of our favorite foods, including raw oysters displayed in a wooden boat, a shrimp and grits bar and mini fried chicken and waffles. Traditional mint juleps and spiked Arnold Palmers were served in mason jars with gold and blush paper straws.

rustic love block letters

hey y'all wedding pillow

elegant rustic cocktail area

rustic wedding wreath

Our color scheme was warm neutrals – gold, champagne, blush, rose, and peach. Bridesmaids wore different variations of these colors and chose their own dresses to match the vintage theme. My mother-in-law constructed banners made of vintage handkerchiefs that adorned the walls, as well as custom wreaths made of moss, dried flowers and wood, and paper mache L-O-V-E letters (a nod to our hometown of Philadelphia) that sat on the mantle above the fireplace.

babys breath candelabra centerpieces

garden rose centerpieces

rose and cotton centerpiece

garden roses plus cotton

wedding menu

party on y'all drink cozies

We worked with Ooh! Events and Branch Floral Design on the layout of the room, which included wooden farm tables topped with lace doily runners, various mercury glass vases and floral arrangements of peonies, fringe tulips, tea roses and cotton blossoms. Paper lanterns and vines of twinkly lights were strung throughout the ceiling, and spilling bouquets of baby’s breath were scattered on the tables. In front of the fireplace we had antique furniture set up to create a gorgeous seating area. As for the invitations and stationary, I created it all myself to truly reflect our personalities and give the wedding a personal touch.

cute rustic cake table

small pies and sweet treats

brown and white wedding cake

Photography: Amelia + Dan
Event Designer & Coordinator: Ooh! Events

Venue: Boone Hall Plantation, The Cotton Dock
Flowers: Branch Design Studio
Cake: Ashley Bakery
Caterer: Cru Catering
Makeup: Diana Shelton with Stila Cosmetics
Dress Shop: Philly Bride
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Dj: Mike Bills
Transportation: Lowcountry Valet
Stationery: The Bride

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, orange, pink, white
Styles: rustic, vintage

Build A Wedding From Scratch

colorful bouquet

DIY weddings look out! Spenser and Jentri have just raised the bar to an astronomical height! How? How about building their very own venue in six months? But that’s not the only jaw dropping aspect of their big day. Keep scrolling to see what this couple and their talented and loving family created!

Oh, and don’t run off too quickly, you can find their budget breakdown below; and there is a lot more to be seen from this build a wedding from scratch wedding in the full gallery that is filled with the fantastic images captured by DuRall Photography!

trifold wedding invite

green bridesmaid dresses

Words from the Vendors

From DuRall Photography:
Spencer and Jentri tied the knot on May 17, 2014 in Catoosa, Oklahoma, a small suburb right outside of Tulsa. When I think of DIY, I just don’t know if it gets anymore DIY than this. I mean, what these two pulled off with the help of their families and friends is simply amazing.

We took advantage of the land immediately around us for the couples portraits and wedding party photos because the place just had so much to offer for photos. The ceremony was so neat and this really whimsical Celtic feel with the alter they created facing a massive pond. Hay bales lined the aisles with stumps and beautiful floral arrangements abounding. All of this helped provide that really “downhome” feel

outdoor wedding ceremony with hay bale seats

wooden wagon and floral arrangement

flower girls with floral halos

tying the knot


From the Bride

All decor and such is kind of funny too. Basically all of the flower vases were from my aunt’s home (the florist). A ton of the doilies, napkins and silverware were from garage/estate sales where sweet women nearly gave us things because they belonged to their mothers and loved that they would be used for my wedding. The guest book “table” was actually my great-grandpa’s tool box. Most of the blankets were from goodwill.

sign our guestbook chalkboard sign

guestbook table and blankets in case guests get cold

mini flower arrangements in fun colored jars

grab a glow stick for the send off

glow sticks and carefree flower arrangement

The Building: I think this is important to recognize because we physically built it. We broke ground January 17 and had it completed by May 17. To give you some more explanation… My dad did a lot of the dirt work and overall was the project manager, the telephone poles were donated to us from a family friend. All the steel/sheet metal was from an existing building my dad owned.

My sister and I built the sliding barn doors and all the partitions in the bathrooms, my brother did all the metal work by hand, welding, bathroom signs, etc. My mom did lots of the work on the land, manicuring grass and burning brush and such. I could go on about everything we did specifically but basically, my family built it. We had some help from friends outside of family but by people that are basically family.

hand built reception structure by brides parents

family style seating with diy centerpieces

diy wine bottle bud vases

wedding party table

girls and boys restroom signs

Steal Worthy Idea

Can you imagine a better way to keep kids entertained at your wedding then by creating their very own kids corner?! With tables covered in paper and markers, plenty of games to play and chilled juice bottles on hand, this idea is sure to make your big day a hit with the younger crowd!

crochet hula hoops streamers and frisbees

kids corner with games and crafts

chilled juice bottles for the kids at your wedding

kids corner to keep them occupied at the reception

A lot of decor was of things we already owned. The books on the table belonged to Spencer’s grandfather. The candles were hand-poured by yours truly, but the jars were given to us as a wedding gift from a friend. If I broke down every detail you’d be amazed! Our family and friends worked tirelessly for us to create the perfect day and we could not be more thankful. There are things in your life that people do for you that you are never able to repay them for… this was one of those things.

All of the delicious deserts you see, they were provided by family as well. This was a great, great occasion that so many people contributed to and we are so grateful to have been part of it.

red velvet wedding cake homemade

globe cake and classic wedding cake

tall chocolate cake made by family and friends

assorted wedding desserts

caramel dripped cake made by friends and family

Groom’s attire: Men's Warehouse

Photography: DuRall Photography
Flowers: the brides Aunt, Catoosa Flowers
Caterer: Arizona
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Dress Shop: Pomp and Pageantry
Groom’s attire: J Crew & Fossil
Beer: from a friends brewery: Cedar Creek Brewery
Venue: Owned & constructed by bride's family | Cake: Jennifer Stewart, friend of the bride | Decor: family & friends | Head Piece & Garter: bride & bride's mother | Stationery: Bryan Couchman, groomsman | Hair: Heather Valentine of Primp | Makeup: Ashlee Bivins of Primp

Read on to see how much this build a wedding from scratch wedding cost and to hear a bit more from the bride. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, yellow
Styles: backyard, classic, diy, rustic, vintage