Leslie and Nick’s intimate Kansas City wedding was filled with personal do-it-yourself details. Lucky for us Leslie, dishes on all her budget friendly details. We highly recommend reading if you are also planning a budget friendly vintage whimsy wedding. We also have to mention that we love Leslie’s Pronovais dress. We are always suckers for endless amount of ruffles. Way cute!
Captured by the incredibly talented Alea Lovely Photo + Video. To see more of Leslie and Nick’s check out the wedding gallery.
I took supplies I already had from architecture school: basswood, pins and glue, and made a Pratt truss since my husband is a structural engineer who loves structures.
Since I hate wasting paper, I decided to make a program and menu chalkboard to display important aspects of our wedding. And the chalkboards added to the vintage whimsy aesthetic. My husband and I went out to a home improvement store to buy chalkboard paint and MDF and plywood boards to later spray and write our program, menu, and signs for the event.
My florist, Erin Volante and I agreed on lush flowers with creams, ivories and whites. I told her my idea of mixed vintage bottles and jars to complete my vintage look that I wanted and we got super excited about it. I went to secondhand and antique stores as well as using food jars from the grocery store like jam and spaghetti jars. My mother-in-law had quite the collection of mason jars as well. We also decorated the centerpieces with a wood slab at each table that my father-in-law did for us by hacking down a couple trees. We also included paper airplanes, painted wood numbers, and a building at each table representing Nick and I as a couple who loves architecture and engineering.
It started out with my love for cupcakes. Since I am a baker as well as my mother-in-law, we decided to bake a bunch of treats like cake balls, cupcakes, truffles, mini cupcakes and almond coconut macaroons. My mother-in-law did most of the baking. I didn’t want my guests to leave without rolling out with a full belly.
I took two long sheets of blackout linen to make a backdrop for the booth. And a bunch of hand cut moustaches, lips and glasses on wood sticks for fun props. The drawing on the backdrop is of a yacht + us on this small boat thing + a shark, a reproduction of a drawing my husband drew and gave to me for Christmas right before he proposed to me. Through the week before Christmas he said he got me a real yacht for Christmas.
Photographer: Alea Lovely Photo + Video
Venue: Longview Mansion
Makeup: Catered Beauty
Hair: Catered Beauty
Cake: Rebekah Cake Artist
Caterer: Longview Mansion
Cinematography: Alea Lovely Photo + Video
Coordinator: Jenny Brown
DJ: Two Guys, a Girl and Some Speakers
Dress Designer: Pronovais
Flowers: Erin Volate Floral Designs
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Jewelry: Bailey, Banks and Biddle
Officiant: Melissa Brooks, Simple2 To Elegant Weddings
Shoe Designer: Paris Hilton
Veil or Hair Accessories: Mother of the Groom