A Vintage Wedding

Jennifer —  April 30, 2012 — 9 Comments

Yesterday, I couldn’t keep my eyes open.  I was exhausted from wedding week.  Last week was filled with 6am-3pm work hours so I could get off work and focus on wedding.  I sewed, hot-glued, thrift store shopped and rummaged through friends/family of the brides stuff.  Saturday I showed up at the venue at 7am and didn’t leave until 11:30pm after it was all cleaned up.  Thank goodness it was a golf club and had locker rooms for me to get ready.  Today I want to show you the goal and outcome and in the weeks to come (with some house rehab posts mixed in between)  I will show you how I did it all.

The Theme:  Vintage Wedding on a serious budget

Needs to accomplish:

  • furniture  ( all types of vintage furniture)
  • old trinkets, vintage books
  • tables
  • tablecloths
  • Flowers
  • Mason Jars
  • Serving platters for sweets table and cupcake table
  • Table Runners
  • Dance Floor on a budget
  • Candles
  • Mood lighting
  • old doors
  • Photo booth (DIY)

Our little community is great.  I borrowed tables from a local camp,her brother  built stuff,  sewed stuff,  borrowed mason jars from the brides friend (who just got married), her aunt volunteered to pick wild flowers, I used left over flowers the florist had from the bouquets and corsage, we collected and borrowed old doors, I hot glued,  spray painted, and moved a ton of furniture…all in a matter of three days.  This is how it all turned out…

The reception was indoors and outdoors.  Here is the outside part:

The Dance Floor Area was a DIY project.



These were the tables in the pool area


Here are some up Close Centerpieces.  I will blog about how I did these soon.  I used all sorts of antiques:


Here is the Photo Booth Area

Here is the photobooth back drop that her brother made her:

I had little vignettes of vintage furniture everywhere:

Do you recognize the chair?


Here is the entrance to the reception:

Here is the inside part of the reception:

Here is the Cupcake Table:


Here is the sweets table

Here is the bride and groom in action:

It was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of some friends. You might think this wedding was super expensive. Nope, it was all done on a serious budget. I will share how I did it in posts to come

Thanks for reading,



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9 responses to A Vintage Wedding

  1. You did AMAZING!!! Everything looked so great! I just wanted to take pictures of everything for future reference. I am loving keeping up with your creative projects on your blog. Love it!!

  2. i still can’t believe rebecca is old enough to get married… wasn’t she just in diaper deal??!

    • I know what you mean Rachel. It DOES seem like she was 7 years old, the age when I first met her. She has become and amazing woman and Kevin (her new hubbie) is a very lucky guy.

  3. oh, and you did a FABULOUS job! love every detail!

  4. so i’ve kind of been stalking your blog. i’m with rachel, is she really old enough? and if i ever find that man, i’m calling you b/c i will either do a serious budget wedding or elope! hope you’re well reens! you did a fantastic job!

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