How To Sweeten Up Your Anniversary With Love Letters

today i marry my best friend sign

After 9 months of extensive planning, and with the incredible vision from Ever After Wed and her talented vendors, Amanda and Angelica were blessed to have the day of their dreams. A rustic vintage themed wedding , in one of the most incredible venues imaginable, Schnebly’s Redland Winery. Plus a super cute idea for how they intend to keep the spark alive for years to come! Keep scrolling readers.

The gorgeousness never ends! See more of this love letter vintage wedding in the full gallery here, beautifully photographed by Claudette Montero. Yippee!! They also included their full budget breakdown on how much their magical wedding costs. Scroll down to read more.

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From the Brides:
I met Amanda unexpectedly at the hardware store I shopped at while extensively remodeling my newly purchased property. Although few words were exchanged the first time our eyes met, Amanda and I later reconnected through social media. Like any young couple interested in one another, we dated, introduced each other to our families and friends, and fell madly in love with each other. Despite social, state, religious, or political opinions, which often plague relationships similar to ours, we fought hard for each other to allow our love to flourish.

vintage crate for wedding cards

winery barrels for decor table

How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways:
We showcased a love letter wine box ritual during the ceremony. With this, we included one bottle of wine, two letters written by each other on the eve of our wedding, and the vows we read to each other on our wedding day. Each letter was to be directed towards our partner, and contained our current emotions towards our wedding day, what we both hope to accomplish in sharing our lives together, and what we wanted each other to know if we were ever to come across a road block in the relationship. While the wine box was nailed shut on the day of our wedding ceremony, we each committed to reopening the wine box on the evening of our 5th year wedding anniversary. As we celebrate and reminisce the day our lives and love became one, we recommit to each other by re-inserting two newly written letters, a fresh bottle of wine, and re-sealing the box for another chosen set of years.

wedding programs in rustic box

outdoor tropical wedding

burlap wedding runner

The truth is, through the ups and downs of our wedding planning, it came so beautifully together because of those that had become involved. It was their passion, ideas, and commitment that pulled it all together for us. From taking photos galore, to having our first look, walking down the aisle, exchanging rings, our first dance (I Won’t Give Up- by Jason Mraz), speeches, cake cutting, and long anticipated open floor dancing, it all genuinely blew our expectations. We had more then our dream wedding… ultimately we created, strengthened, and formally untied a lasting partnership.

diy wedding cocktail favors

made with love labels

orange and mint wedding cake with custom topper

From Claudette Montero:
When the wedding planner contacted us, one of the most important thing to them as a same-sex couple was that their photographer was 100% LGBT friendly. When we met with Angelica & Amanda in Miami and then saw the location with really cool spots for outdoor photos we knew that would be fabulous. It is always so touching for me to shoot same-sex weddings in Miami. We loved working with this couple and had an awesome time taking pictures on their wedding day.

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shabby chic details

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rustic box floral centerpieces

Photography: Claudette Montero

 

Photographer Assistant: Andre ML from Alucinarte Films
Event Designer & Coordinator: Ever After Wed
Venue: Schnebly Winery
Cake: Gigi Mamma Cakes
Caterer: Amelia and Carmen
Dress Shop: David's Bridal
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Unearthed Vintage
Dj & Lighting: LR Entertainment
Tuxedos: Mens Wearhouse
Flowers: Yireh Flowers

Read on to see how much this love letter vintage wedding 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.

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Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink
Styles: vineyard

Happy Together Films

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Happy Together Films is a couple from Portugal who are madly in love and love being part of other love stories. They started this business because they felt they could offer truthful and clean wedding films. Simplicity, candid and natural moments are evident in their films! They strive to create the quality of film that they wish to have someday for their own wedding.

View all of their wedding films here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

Happy Together Films

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How To Make Your Table Numbers Shine

gilded table numbers diy

We have seen lots of creative table numbers over the years, and people never cease to surprise us with new and creative ways to highlight these novel numerals; but how do you have fun table numbers without spending too much? Easy, you make them yourself! You might have spotted these adorable gilded table numbers in our Handmade Details To Make Your Wedding Pop post. Lucky for you, the bride sent us all the steps on just how she made her eye popping table numbers. Sweet!

From the Bride:
Handcrafting is a passion of mine so for our wedding I prepared as many pieces as time would allow with the table numbers at the top of my list. This set of painted and gold leaf table numbers can be recreated in any color, finish, or font for any style of event.

materials needed for diy table numbers

Table Number Materials:
wood plank
sand paper
paint roller
black chalkboard paint

Table Number Steps:
1. Cut wood to desired size
2. Sand wood edges and all surfaces so paint will roll on evenly
3. Paint wood with chalkboard paint using a paint roller and let dry for 2-3 hours

chalkboard paint

sand and paint wood blocks

Transfer Number Materials:
ball point pen
transfer paper
printed text (any font)
cream and white acrylic paint
fine tip paint brush

Transfer Number Steps:
1. Once dry, transfer the number onto the wood by laying transfer paper on top of wood surface and tracing desired number on top of paper
2. Outline the number with the ball point pen and is ready to be painted
3. Use the fine tip paint brush to apply the acrylic paint
4. Let dry for 1 hour

transfer table number

fill in number with white paint

Gold Leaf Materials:
gold leaf sheets
gold leaf clear adhesive and brush
wax paper
rough paint brush

Gold Leaf Steps:
1. Apply the clear gold leaf adhesive to the desired edge and let dry for 20 – 30 minutes
2. While the adhesive is still tacky apply the gold leaf
3. Fill in gold leaf where needed with the small paint brush and extra adhesive
4. Use the rough paint brush to remove the excess gold leaf by tapping gently (allow 1 hour for adhesive to dry)

apply gold leaf

remove excess leaf

The final step is to set your fabulous table numbers out and watch as your guests go wild! Oh and don’t forget to have a blast!

place numbers on tables and have a blast

Photographer: Katrina Louise Photography

Categories: DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects