John proposed to Ellen while at an outdoor concert, under the Super Moon — fitting for this couple who each have personalities that are larger than life. Their wedding was equally as impressive, with dramatic vintage style and elaborate DIY details. Read on to hear from Ellen about their special day, including their full budget breakdown. As always, you can view more of this vintage DIY wedding in the full gallery here, all magnificently captured by the ever so talented Amalie Orrange Photography.
Ellen's vintage-styled wedding dress was designed by the amazing Tadashi Shoji. Eric Rey, of Fusion Hair Design, expertly fashioned her classic vintage look that perfectly complimented the fascinator and birdcage that the bride created herself! Ellen also created her beautiful brooch bouquet and knitted the boutonnieres.
Ellen and John's reception was held at the Winter Park Farmers' Market in Winter Park, Florida and catered by 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Vintage items, yellow flowers and burlap table runners decorated the tables along with a jar of honey wedding favor at each place setting. Each table number was indicated by a cute chalkboard that matched the larger menu sign.
From the Bride:As far as if I would have done anything differently, I'm not really sure that I would have. Everything that I wanted to do, I did and it all went off without too many hitches. ;) I think I would have enjoyed a longer reception, but I was working withing the time frame of the venue. Other than that, I loved every minute of it!
Read on to see how much this vintage DIY 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.
My wedding was a major do-it-yourselfer and I tried to take the most economical route whenever possible. Here's what we paid for our wedding:
Venue: $1200 (included tables and chairs)
Photographer: $2000 (included engagement session)
Linen Rental: $200
All my DIY supplies, such as centerpieces, favors, and other various decor items: approx. $600
Flower girl dress: $50
B-Maid bouquets: $80
Gifts for family/bridal party: $350
Wholesale Flowers: $150
Brides Accessories (made my own hat/veil): $50
So all in all, we paid around $10,000 for our awesome wedding, and that was exactly what we had budgeted for.