Our next bride did not want her wedding to be too matchy-matchy or constrained. She just basically gathered up anything that caught her eye, even if it did not traditionally go together. Friends and family collaborated to make everything and anything for the entire wedding. From the entire invitation suite and programs, to the burlap and lace runners, and the lace hoops, to the ribbon wall seating chart. Yep all of it was handmade. This all came together beautifully, making for some amazing Handmade Vintage Wedding Ideas.
Speaking of vintage details, you have to check out the vintage cheese graters made into candle holders. Super duper clever. All of this was captured by Katie Neal Photo. See more of details from this wedding in the full wedding gallery and read... the bride shares more about how the day came together.
From The Bride:
My favorite flower is the cafe au lait dahlia because it is just so ruffly and soft. I used that as my main inspiration for the whole day. Mine and my husband's style is very eclectic, which definitely came out in the details. For example, we used all sorts of different containers as vases for the tables, everything from really neat liquor bottles, silver cream and sugar dishes, tea tins, mini apothecary bottles, and mason jars. I like the juxtaposition of styles, so I was really into putting beautiful delicate silver and gold pieces next to etched glass next to wood pieces, and putting them on the rougher burlap runners, and finishing it all off with a little bit of lace. I didn't want to be too matchy-matchy or constrained, so I basically just starting using anything and everything that I thought looked cool, even if it didn't traditionally go together.
Bride's advice to all of you.
The best piece of advice I can give to future brides is to make sure you as a couple consciously take some time to stop and take it all in together, because it all goes by so fast and it is really quite surreal. I think doing a sweetheart table is really the way to go because it allows you to have some time to yourselves (which is the only time that happened!) and to reflect on what the day is really about: the two of you and the commitment of love you just made to each other. Also, the sweetheart table makes you more accessible to guests that want to come up and chat with you versus the big bridal party table that is chatty and can be intimidating to approach. Also, do not get too caught up in the details! If the napkins aren't the perfect color yellow - who cares! Remember what you are planning for: a wedding that leads to a marriage. And, remember to take time to work on the relationship and prepare for the marriage that comes after the wedding.
Photographer: Katie Neal Photo
Venue: Willow Creek Events
Makeup & Hair : Friend of the Bride Cake: Made by Family friend Caterer: Jalisco Taqueria Dress Designer: Watters In Cabo Dress Flowers: Sue Williams (venue owner) and Karen Williams (friend)
Groom's Attire: Alfani Red Label
Jewelry: Banana Republic/Nordstrom
Shoe Designer: Ivanka Trump
Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme
Officiant: Father of the Bride