Handmade Vintage Wedding Ideas

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.

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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

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  1. -100. JoyHey says:

    Loving this :) And the banner makes such a wonderful tiny detail. Oh, what a beautiful, precious occasion…

  2. -100. andrea {tapestri} says:

    Oh, this is SUCH a sweet wedding! This girl has a great eye and a talented family! Wow, the details are just so sweet :) They really pulled off something special here.

  3. -100. Kristina Juarbe says:

    I am completely in love with this wedding!!! The details are amazing! From the bride’s maids dresses to the couples glasses to the cake!! The photography is superb :)

  4. -100. Katie says:

    Thanks so much for the feature ladies! Absolutely love everything about this wedding: the couple, the light, the details, and the immense love they have for each other and their families!

  5. -100. Molly Legut says:

    The details of this wedding are just perfect. So fun and personal.

  6. -100. weddingchicks says:

    Such sweet details. We LOVE this wedding. Thank you for sharing this with us Katie. (:

  7. This wedding is stunning! LOVE those music sheet table numbers and there is just enough vintage without looking overdone. So great!

  8. -100. A Chic Critique says:

    Must know who makes the bridesmaids dresses! Will you let us know who the designer is, please? Thanks!

  9. -100. Jenny says:

    Who is the designer of the bridesmaid dresses?! Love the romantic look to them….

  10. -100. Jessica Peressini says:

    Thank you all for the sweet comments about our wedding, it was so much fun doing the DIY projects & bringing it all together.

    As for the bridesmaids dresses…I got them at H&M for $35!! Yup, that’s right, $35! After looking at a $150 dress from Nordstrom that was just alright, I wanted to check H&M just in case there was a hidden gem. Voila! There they were, and exactly what I was looking for ;)

  11. I love the handmade details of this wedding and the cheese graters were a great idea!

  12. -100. Jessica Peressini says:

    P.S. We added the beaded belt to the bridesmaids dresses ourselves.

  13. -100. Tania Dee Brides Etc. says:

    This is oh so pretty!

  14. I absolutely adore this wedding. The details are amazing. SO lovely and gorgeous.

  15. -100. Tiffany Kaltenbach says:

    Absolutely gorgeous details! Love everything about it! Would you mind sharing the designer of the bridesmaids dresses? They are perfect!

  16. -100. Lo says:

    Thanks so much for the great feature ladies. As a wedding industry professional I obviously love everything about weddings, but there’s nothing more fun or special than helping out with a loved ones big day. The wedding and events leading up to it were so much fun, a true labor of love and a fabulous celebration for an amazing couple. I’m so lucky to have Jess as a sister (and to have Katie capture their union was a treat!)

  17. -100. AC says:

    That fringe curtain wall is far out. I love it!

  18. -100. Jessica Peressini says:

    Tiffany, I got the bridesmaids dresses from H&M ;)

  19. Loving the bride’s vintage veil & the music staff paper to mark the numbers for each table at the reception!

  20. -100. Deb says:

    Thanks Alissa. I was thrilled when Jessica said she wanted to wear my veil. I wore it almost 33 years ago when her dad and I got married. The lace on the Spanish mantilla veil is the same lace that’s on her wedding dress! I cried…. And, my daughter in law, Lo from Loboheme added some of that same lace to the hair piece Jess wore during the reception. She now has two beautiful keepsakes!

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  24. -100. Dana Scheller says:

    How were the hanky invitations made? Where can I order the hankies in bulk?

  25. -100. Deb says:

    Hi Dana, Jessica’s mom here. Jessica and I bought all the vintage hankies (close to 100 of them) at different flea markets in Southern Cal. There wasn’t one duplicate. They were all different. It’s too bad there isn’t a photo of them! We tried not to pay more than $1 for each. We then attempted to screen print them ourselves but when we finally decided to have them professionally printed, we realized we didn’t use a fine enough screen. You need a 320 size screen if you choose to screen print them yourself because of hankie fabric is so thin. I have to say that it was worth having them professionally screen printed! They weren’t too expensive either. You can find vintage hankies on Ebay if you don’t have the time or flea markets in your area to shop. Just remember that the hankie can’t have a pattern in the center if you want the printing to show up. The reason we wanted to look at each hankie in person and shopped the antique flea markets.

  26. -100. Magdalena says:

    I’ve tried to write a comment to that wedding before but something happend 2 it. So one more time :I LOVE IT !!!!! Fab,beautiful,simply wonderful. Love it, love it, love it.
    Jess can i borrow ur mum and friends to help me organize my wedding ?! ;) Regards from Eire

  27. -100. Danika says:

    Hi I was wondering where you had your bridesmaid dresses maid or baught them from please??
    You wedding was beautiful, thank you for sharing you ideas!


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    I’ve tried 5 times and it will not take my e-mail request. Please add me to list. You have wonderful ideas on here. Thanks

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