Sweet Vintage Yellow Wedding

blush and white bridesmaid bouquet @weddingchicks

This wedding is so super cute, we can’t get enough! From the typewriter note that said “meet me at the altar” to all of the carefully selected vintage decor borrowed from family members, the day is one of a kind and oh so beautiful.

This couple is so sweet and a little rain couldn’t even begin to ruin their day with such beautiful and bright spirits in attendance. Feel free to fawn over more of the details from their sweet vintage yellow wedding in the full gallery here, photographed by AMBphoto.

old records for getting wedding ready @weddingchicks

bridesmaids rompers @weddingchicks

Wedding Dreams Do Come True

From the moment we became engaged, we knew what was most important to us. Our wedding would be personal, brimming with love, laughter, and praise of the Lord, and reflect who we are as a couple. Somehow, all of our wedding dreams came true. We are blessed to have shared our personal vows in my parent’s backyard in Merrickville, Ontario. We feel tremendously fortunate to call the place we were married “our family home.” There is great love there, and it meant the world to us to preserve it.

fun yellow and mint wedding @weddingchicks

mint and yellow bridesmaids @weddingchicks

beautiful organic pink and white bouquet @weddingchicks

Be Inspired By You

For our decor, we were inspired by our life together and what we love to do – spend time outside, thrift shop, play games, dance to our records, choose colorful art, and eat great food. In addition, we wanted our guests, the people we love and cherish most, to feel our love for them. Personal details were very important to us. As a result, we pulled special items, photographs, and furniture from our home and the homes of our relatives. Graham and I share an unwavering love of antiques, and it felt special to incorporate personal belongings into our decor.

outdoor wedding ceremony decor @weddingchicks

illustrated wedding program @weddingchicks

Thrift Your Heart Out

With the help of my beautiful bridesmaids, we thrifted all of our vases, later to hold the fresh cut flowers of Full Bloom Floral Design. We made wooden signs out of my dad’s scrap barn wood and made a seating chart out of old antique windows. Our centerpieces consisted of florals, table numbers made of scrabble pieces (one of our favorite board games), and vintage trinkets, some as small as tea tins and some as large as sewing machines. It was also important to us that our wedding capture our unique interests. Craft beer, Polaroid cameras, and the color yellow were obvious themes.

window pane seating chart @weddingchicks

vintage reception decor ideas @weddingchicks

scrabble letter table numbers @weddingchicks

Embrace The Imperfections

This is going to sound cliché, but I wouldn’t change a thing. That isn’t to say that things didn’t go wrong. I left Graham’s boutonniere in our hotel room. We forgot two bags of petals, intended for the aisle of our ceremony. It rained incessantly from the moment we finished our photos until the moment we said our goodbyes. But none of it mattered. It was the most perfect day of our lives. To be honest, it’s three months later and we are still completely in awe. Small imperfections only made it feel more genuine (and funny)!

succulent wedding favors sign @weddingchicks

succulent wedding favors @weddingchicks

See their beautiful day play out in action in the video below, filmed by M&K Wedding Videography.

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Photographers: AMBphoto
Flowers: Full Bloom Floral Design
Cakes & Catering: Toss it Up Catering
Beauty: Showpony HairAmy Lupiano of Ottawa Makeup Artists
Fashion: With Love Bridal Boutique
Wedding Films: M&K Wedding Videography

Mint Wedding Full Of Signs

mint and yellow wedding ideas @weddingchicks

Emily and  Raymond’s wedding day was a little rainy but it sure made for some gorgeous photos. A cheerful color palette of mint and yellow went a long way for brightening the overcast day.

The darling couple wanted to keep things simple and focus on having the time of their lives surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Simple can definitely be sweet, see all the little details from this mint wedding full of signs in the complete gallery here, photographed by Betty Elaine.

beautiful neutral wedding stationery @weddingchicks

warm hues bridesmaid bouquet @weddingchicks

warm hues bridesmaid bouquet @weddingchicks

grey groomsmen attire @weddingchicks

Why To Hire A Day Of Coordinator

I made most of the decor and our family friend made some really amazing signs for us as well. We used simple tulle for draping, kept things clean and bright with lots of white and gold and brought in color with the fun random mix of flowers. Our “splurge” was hiring a day of coordinator. Not only was she full of great money saving tips and ideas during the planning process, but the day of she was everywhere at once making sure things were exactly how they should be, and kept everything running without a hitch.

last chance to run wedding sign @weddingchicks

outdoor wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

cute wedding kiss @weddingchicks

Wedding BBQ

Highlights for us were the reception of course! It’s always so fun to get to see everyone and relax after the ceremony stress is over, and the DJ did a great job keeping things fun. The 2nd best part was the food. Double Barrel BBQ did an amazing job and the food was delicious! Our guests also really loved the open bar, surprise surprise! We had 2 signature drinks- one was my favorite drink choice , and the other was a family tradition and in honor of Raymond’s grandpa who had passed away the year before.

cards basket @weddingchicks

chalkboard wedding sign @weddingchicks

Book Your Coordinator Early

One thing I would have done different is to have gotten my day of coordinator sooner. I didn’t have her until farther towards the end, and she was such a wealth of information and help which would have been really great earlier on! Also, remember that it’s a day about you and your other half. It can be hard to remember that when planning! Just remember that everything works out, people get over any guest list issues, and the day should be about celebrating you and your person surrounded by all the people you love.

wooden wedding favor sign @weddingchicks

gold glitter table numbers @weddingchicks

sweetheart table with wooden wedding sign @weddingchicks

Let Your Venue Speak About You

We picked this venue because we had attended a wedding there over 7 years ago when we first started dating. It’s a simple but gorgeous venue, and it’s on the beach which is a place we spend a lot of time together. We kept it simple, laid back and wanted it to be more like a big backyard/summer party then a formal traditional wedding- simple decorations, simple attire for the bridal party, good BBQ food, open bar with our favorite drinks, homemade raspberry and strawberry jam for favors and a lot of handmade decorations.

we decided on forever sign @weddingchicks

silhouette cake topper idea @weddingchicks

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Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Minted

Photographers: Photography by Betty Elaine
Venues & Officiants: The Cove at Normandy Park
Beauty: Salon Maison
Flowers: Love Blooms Wedding & Event Design
Cakes & Catering: Double Barrel BBQ
Bartender: Bartenders Extraordinaire
2nd Photographer: Laura DeMers

Read on to see how much this mint wedding full of signs cost. 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.


Natural Chic Pink and Gold Wedding

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Calling all pink and gold lovers, this wedding is a must-see! From the mismatched bridesmaid dresses, to the lush florals throughout, Carol + Dan’s trend-setting wedding is a combination of sparkly gold tones, soft pinks and organic elements all wrapped into one beautifully styled day.

You simply must see the entire gallery here for more SWOON worthy details beautifully captured by Connie Whitlock Photography. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

wedding invitation suite @weddingchicks

wedding dress @weddingchicks

bridesmaid gift @weddingchicks

pink and gold bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

Mismatched Perfection

From the bride: I gave my bridal party inspiration for the look I was going for (soft neutrals for my bridesmaids and gold glittery dresses for my Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor & for the sister of the groom) and gave each of the girls freedom to choose their own dresses and accessories. That way they could wear something that suited their individual styles and personalities. I also had each of them choose a hairstyle that complimented them the most and it came together perfectly. I could not have been happier with the end result!

bridesmaid bouquets @weddingchicks

wedding bouquet @weddingchicks

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romantic photo ideas @weddingchicks

Organic Feel

Inspired by the natural landscape of the Rocky Mountains, we used colors from a neutral palette for our wedding with tons of green foliage and a pop of magenta color in our flowers to produce a natural and organic feel.

One of my favorite things about the wedding was the ceremony pergola that Ashley Swapp designed for me. The blush linens and foliage that lined the pergola went perfectly with our wedding colors and theme.

ceremony arch @weddingchicks

ceremony details @weddingchicks

escort card display @weddingchicks

table numbers @weddingchicks

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sweetheart table @weddingchicks

Choose What’s Important

Allocate your budget to the things that are most important to you on your special day. For instance, it was very important for me to find a great photographer and Connie was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Pictures are worth a thousand words and these will help me remember the details from my wedding forever!

wedding cake table @weddingchicks

wedding cake with berries @weddingchicks

Natural Chic Pink and Gold Wedding @weddingchicks

Venues & Officiants: Taharaa Mountain Lodge
Flowers: Park Floral Design
Cakes & Catering: Greenspoint Catering & Whole Foods Fort Collins
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Etsy & Paper Source
Lighting & Entertainment: A Music Plus
Beauty: A Charmed Beauty
Fashion: Ivory Bridal & Liancarlo
Groom & His Men: Macy's
Rentals: Aztec Rentals