It's not all that often that you see rustic elements combined with retro elements, but this wedding is proof that it can be a super fun combination! This couple wasn't afraid to get their hands dirty with tons of wedding DIY's that you'll be tempted to snatch up for your own big day. Delve deeper into this rustic and retro airport wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Photography by Gema.
behind the diy scenes
Our wedding was best described as DIY. The venue is my mom’s cousin’s airport, airplane hanger. He lined up all of the airplanes outside of the hanger for people to check out, which gave us some time between the ceremony and reception. My family and I spent all Friday before the wedding (on Saturday) decorating. My mom and I had a vision in mind for the way we wanted the wedding to look. We started to collect, repaint and restore the furniture used and we also started to gather the table decor here and there. The deer sheds belong to my husband and his family- they are big hunters and it was his touch on our decor. Our beautiful cedar arbor was cut down from his family’s ranch and built by my husband, his grandfather and cousins.
Get a First Look
I wish I would have done the "first look" with Nick. I did love the look on his face as I walked down the aisle. However, I wanted to talk to him, to know what he was thinking; I wanted that moment for just us two to enjoy each other without interruption. You don't really get alone time until after the wedding is over. We used My Celebration to obtain the flowers, but because we had our vision, we arranged them ourselves. It’s one thing to have your own wedding, it’s another thing to be proud of everything you did for your own wedding. Plus, you save a lot of money!
Read on to see how much this rustic and retro airport 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.
Entertainment: $1050.00 for band & dj Food: $5000.00 (approx.. 400 guests)
Décor: Approx. $500