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Old America Wedding

vintage bride @weddingchicks

Elizabeth and Robert decided they wanted their wedding to resemble the old America. Their theme and vision was brought to life by their amazing venue, combined with vivid colors and tons of gorgeous little details.
All of the little vintage aspects from this old America wedding will leave you dreaming of the past. Find more inspiration in the full gallery here, captured by Your Dream Photo. Be sure to keep reading so you can see the budget breakdown of this old America wedding.

classically lovely bridal look

black bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

classy black groomsmen attire @weddingchicks

vintage wedding party attire

The bride wore a vintage white dress and a veil. She also had some bright red accents completing her look like her lips, her nails and her bouquet. The groomsmen went for black and white shoes and old fashioned suits with bow ties. The venue matched the chosen style perfectly. It was decorated with lots of flowers, vintage signs and there was even a typewriter skillfully implemented into the design. The whole day felt like we were really back to the past!

traditional wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

the wedding kiss @weddingchicks

retro wedding venue

It was really the inside of the Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club that inspired our wedding style. I always wanted a vintage wedding, complete with unique retro touches, and music from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. I did all of the flowers the day before. On the day of, we arrived and everything was already set up and the caterer and venue made sure it looked flawless. They were also very patient with me as I tried to "help" direct where the flowers needed to go, and what the centerpieces needed to look like.

have a seat chalkboard sign @weddingchicks

themed wedding music

Once I got into my dress, we headed to the small garden to do a first look. My husband cried, and YourDreamPhoto did a wonderful job capturing the moments. The ceremony was lovely, my favorite inclusion was the adapted version of "Oh, The Places You Will Go!" by Dr. Suess, read by a close friend. Dancing with all of my closest friends and family was an amazing experience! Near the end, we lit up around 200 sparklers outside on the patio beneath the stars, and danced our way through the decades to the 90's music until everyone headed home.

bold red and blue reception @weddingchicks

travel inspired table numbers @weddingchicks

postage inspired table numbers @weddingchicks

blue and red sweethearts table @weddingchicks

Budgets are beautiful

I wish I would have kept a smaller budget. Although everything was beautiful, and I loved all of the details, and the venue, I think it is important to remember it takes place on just one day, save your money for a down payment on a house, or a longer honeymoon! See the bride's budget breakdown below!

bronze giraffe cake table backdrop @weddingchicks

blue red and white wedding cake @weddingchicks

Read on to see how much this old America 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.

Budget:
Dress: Janene's Bridal, Allure $1500
Bridal Belt: $300
Shoes: $50
Veil: $150
Catering: $6,700 (Royal Raspberry)
Flowers: $350 (I did them myself, and will be looking into doing flowers for weddings this upcoming spring)
Venue: $4,500 (Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club)
Rentals: (tables, chairs, linens, etc) $2200

ServiceVendor
CakeRoyal Raspberry
Dress ShopJanene's Bridal
HairBrandy Lucero
PhotographyYourDreamPhoto
VenueMontclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club