Mill Crest Vintage

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

For the bride-to-be and her entire bridal party, Mill Crest Vintage offers a truly unique and authentic collection of vintage wedding dresses, vintage bridesmaids dresses, vintage mother-of-the-bride dresses, and vintage dresses for any special occasion. Personalized bridal consultations are available by appointment.

View all of their magnificent designs 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.

mill crest vintage

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Rustic Chic Meets Vintage Barn Wedding With A French Twist

photo booth wedding invites

Our next bride jokingly referred to her theme as “rustic chic meets vintage barn with a french countryside twist” AKA it covers all cute things in any wedding…ever. And we definitely agree that Beata and Charlie’s rustic chic meets vintage barn wedding with a french twist is pretty darn cute and has everything we could ever want in a wedding.

All this wedding magic was put together perfectly by Going Lovely and photographed by Kirsten Julia. We are quite certain you are going to OMG through the whole wedding, and then want more. So, hop over to the gallery and check out the entire sha-bang here.

omg tote

custom wedding totes

beaded Badgley Mischka bridal shoes

red bridesmaids dresses

red bridesmaids dresses

What The Bride Would Have Done Differently:
I think we would have skipped the first look, and seen each other for the first time during the ceremony. I understand why it is such an advantage to do the first look; the ability get most of your pictures together done before the ceremony, so that you have more time during the reception. Our mistake, was that our first look was near the area where guests were arriving and we were running late. Guests began to arrive and it was kind of stressful. I would have skipped the first look or picked a location that was not near the ceremony site, like maybe back at the hotel.

first look

bride and groom style

bride and groom style

guest book ideas

welcome wedding sign

handpainted wedding flags

wedding program

Please Read – Best quote we have ever heard from a bride … EVER!
My favorite part of my wedding day and my life is standing at the alter. I felt like I was floating during the entire ceremony, but there was one moment when I reminded myself to remember this moment. I took a breath and looked at the crowd filled with all the people I love in this world, turned all the way around to look at my beautiful bridesmaids who are more like sisters than friends, and finally looked at my main man.

This guy that I love more than what feels like all the love in the universe is about to become all mine. I’m actually surprised I didn’t pass out or fart- it was too much happiness for one human body to compute.

outdoor wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony

wedding kiss

wedding kisses

vineyard portraits

peach wedding bouquet

On their decorations and color theme:
We wanted everything to look pretty, easy, and most importantly feel like “us”. A lot of our decor was from our home or really similar to how we decorate our apartment. I was attracted to colors like blush, peach, grey, and coral because I think they compliment everything so well and are timeless shades if done right.

hot air ballon escort cards

hot air ballon escort cards

tent wedding reception

mason jar floral arrangement

wedding table ideas

spray painted table numbers

DIY Projects
We did make a few things that we are still so proud of. With help from his parent’s neighbor, Charlie made all the beautiful wooden flower boxes that were our centerpieces. We also made the “Spirits” marquee letters that hung over the bar, the B&C send off flags, our Save the Dates were photo strips we turned into magnets, and we designed or altered most paper products to fit our personality.

tent wedding reception

escort card ideas

mrs flag

dessert table ideas

naked wedding cake

fun straws

diy wedding bar sign

thank you sign

Stationery: First Snow Fall

Photographer: Kirsten Julia
Venue: Chardonnay Golf Club
Event Design, Coordinator & Florals: Going Lovely
Makeup & Hair: Flower & Gold
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Milk Glass Vintage Rental
Cinematography: Whitmore Productions
DJ: DJ 2 Degrees
Dress Designer: Sarah Seven
Groom's Attire: J Crew
Shoe Designer: Badgeley Mischka

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, red, white
Styles: vintage

The Ultimate DIY Wedding for 6K

Sawyer Baird Photography

You heard us right, 6 grand! That’s it! Plus this go getter bride pulled the whole thing together on her own in only three months! Holy smokes, are you impressed, because we certainly are! Sarah is one savvy lady who was able to design her own invites, arrange all of her own centerpieces including her beautiful bouquet and hand paint all of the wedding signage. And that’s just a drop in the bucket. This hard working bride worked right up until the morning of her big day to pull off the ultimate DIY wedding for 6K, and she did it in stunning style!

We suspect you are going to want to know just how she made this all happen. So keep reading to see the full budget breakdown and to get some great tips from Sarah on what she might have done differently. Plus there are a ton of images you must see in the full gallery, all beautifully captured by Sawyer Baird.

peach and mint wedding

boho chic bride

suspenders and bow tie groom look

peach and blue wedding shoes

From the Bride:
I had no budget for a florist, designer, or planner – those wonderful people that can see the vision to fruition while you chill out and have a mimosa. Aside from budget, to be honest I didn’t really feel I needed any of those people. I can create, I know what I want and how to make it most of the time. But, without the big budget you have to delegate to your friends and family. No exceptions, you just can’t do it all. Prime example: I was making my bouquet at 2:00 AM the night before and up at 6:30 AM to finish arrangements and set up – no beauty rest here!

The day before and day of the wedding, I should have also asked for more help. I only had a few people around the day before, once again afraid to disturb anyone or be called a bridezilla. So if someone offered to help I took it, but I learned you have to ask or even demand. Yikes. And I wish I would have delegated. I wanted to have my hand in every little thing but I just could not get everything completed and be ready to walk down the aisle. So many of my design elements went un-executed.

wedding decorations

simple wedding decorations

rustic outdoor wedding

rustic arch and instagram welcome table

outdoor wedding ceremony

rustic outdoor ceremony

Sawyer Baird

Sawyer Baird Photography

They had the most amazing vignettes surrounding their wedding. See all of them in the full gallery here.

eclectic floral centerpiece

self serve drink station

drinks in a bucket

I chose our location and date less than 3 months before the wedding and attempted to put it together almost 100% on my own. I was timid and reluctant to ask friends and family for any kind of help, largely because I was afraid to impose on their precious free time – this was a big mistake. Even though we had a very small wedding, it still takes a lot of time to do things like dip dye 40 napkins, cut card stock garlands, and paint picture frames.

outdoor wedding reception

simple wedding ideas

dip dyed napkins

rustic wedding ideas

wet your whistle water lable

Entertainment: One of my biggest regrets was not hiring a band, or even settling for a DJ. We had music via a Spotify playlists I made just for the day and my husband did an awesome job setting up some pretty nice speakers in the trees around the reception. Problem was there wasn’t anyone to control the flow of the evening. I hate that we did not have anyone to announce us as Mr and Mrs into the reception, first dances, get people off their seats and to the dance floor. The party ended way too soon and hardly anyone danced, and that makes me sad.

Honeymoon:  We weren’t able to take one.  Had I waited another 6 months or so we could have saved a bit more money and gone on at least a small road trip.  No other night in your life will you get to feel the same as your wedding night.  I just don’t think anyone should miss the opportunity to jet off with your brand new spouse right then, while you are high on good emotion and feeling the closest you have ever felt to one another.

lets eat chalkboard sign

outdoor wedding reception

wedding lighting ideas

dessert table

target tray

Steal worthy idea: buy trays for your dessert table like the one above from target that you can use again.

pick a plate and have some pie sign

cute diy pie toppers

outdoor lighting ideas

Photographer: Sawyer Baird
Event Designer, Stationery, Hair Accessories & Flowers: Designed by the bride, Sarah Ingram
Cake: Buttermilk Pie
Dress Designer: Carrie's Bridal Collection
Groom's Attire: Bow Tie: Etsy // Speicher Tie Company
Every Day I love you: made with kit from Rifle Paper Co.
Sparkler tags: Marrygrams
Cookie Bags Starboard Press
Macarons: XK Macaron
Venue: Private Property | Makeup & Hair : Erin Pridgen | Caterer: Betsy NeSmith| Arbor & tables: Made by the groom and his father | Napkins & favor fabric: hand cut and dyed by the bride | Dessert plates: antique/thrifted | Garlands: Triangle garland by the bride (cut card stock) | Cupcakes: Truelove Celebrations | Signs: Hand made by the bride  | Envelopes: hand dying and calligraphy done by the bride.

I hope some of this information is shared, to give other brides like me hope of a beautiful day - that it is still possible with a small amount of money! So read on to see just how much this ultimate DIY wedding cost and to hear how Sam and Sarah met. Please remember that this is one couple's costs, and as vendors grow and years pass their prices are subject to change. So, we kindly ask that you do not haggle a vendor or venue based on this budget. This is simply to give you a general idea.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, green, peach
Styles: diy, rustic

Italian Dream Wedding Ideas

white louboutin pumps

With Valentines Day just around the corner, we bet you’ve been compiling a mental list of all the most romantic places you wish you could visit with your special someone. Quick question, is Tuscany Italy on that list? If it isn’t, it should be, and our next inspirational shoot is sure to convince you of why. Centered around two gorgeous Italians-madly in love, surrounded by a breath taking garden with a little romantic dinner party top it off. Who wouldn’t want to spend February 14th like this?

These Italian dream wedding ideas were designed by Mar Sandoval and there are more to see in the full gallery here. If you visit you can swoon over even more details captured by Joseba Sandoval of Sandobal Studios.

pink wedding ideas

pretty wedding makeup

Italian wedding ideas

couture wedding dress

destination wedding

bride and groom

How about that gorgeous soft rose colored Santos Costura Haute Couture gown on the blushing bride? Stunning right?!

Now for the best part… just imagine sitting down to an intimate dinner party in the Tuscan hills. Your wine is served to you on Victorian style gold trays by white gloved waiters and the sun begins to set as you sink back into your loved ones arms. Hot dang, mind if we join you?

outdoor dining ideas

gold leaf table setting

wedding cocktails

Victorian serving trays

fancy gold spoons

Italian destination wedding

Photographer: Joseba Sandoval of Sandobal Studios
Event Designer: Mar Sandoval of Romance Weddings
Dress Designer: Santos Costura Haute Couture
Flowers: Susana Sanchez

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: gold, green, white
Styles: garden