Tag Archives: Vintage

Vintage? Try again.

East Side Bride has a great guest post up from Noa of Feather Love Photography about the overabundant use of the word vintage in today’s weddingland. 

I know I used it at least once or twice during our planning. And I see it everywhere. In blog titles, in descriptions of products on Etsy or other sites. On photographer’s blogs describing their style. EVERYWHERE.

Before you start throwing it around like it ain’t no one’s bidness, plz read what Noa has to say.

Photo via Pinterest via The Daily Oyster via Vogue Nov. 2005

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Wedinated: Ruth and Nate. Fin.

Ok, here we go. The grand finale of Ruth and Nate’s awesome York, Australia, wedding. This is so sweet, and Duane Orriss of Orriss Films did such a lovely job. In my mind, he nailed it.

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Wedinated: Ruth and Nate, Part Trois

Yes, there’s MOAR. Nate and Ruth had entirely too much awesometasticness for me to pass up … however, I don’t do trilogies. So here’s part three … with one more to come. xo!

Photography: Sunny + Scout Photography

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Wedinated: Brianna and Nick.

I can’t even express how much I love these two. Brianna is one of the coolest, mellowest and NICEST chicks I know. And Nick rocks. When I found out they were engaged, I full-on squealed. Then I saw their pics. And the swooning commenced. They had a super mellow, super low-key ceremony and reception fully catered to them. They had a good friend of theirs officiate the ceremony, they incorporated their own style and they had help from family and friends. Also? They managed it pretty low-budget without stressing. Yeah … they’re rad.

Name: Brianna Graner

Age: 26

Occuption: Cosmetologist

Wedding location: Teton Springs in Victor, Idaho

Wedding Date: October 23, 2010

Length of engagement: 11 months

Tell me about your wedding: Nick and I had a small wedding with only our very close friends and family. From the start we knew we wanted our wedding to be low-key and our style. We did almost everything ourselves, wrote our own ceremony, selected every song on our playlist, we used our iPod, decorations etc. We had a hint of vintage flare in our music and our style. One of our best friends, Tim Metoyer, performed our ceremony; he took this very seriously and made it very special.

What was your favorite part of your wedding? The best part of the wedding for me was finally getting to marry Nick, I also loved getting everyone we care about together in one place!

What disasters did you avert … or not avert and how did you deal with it? Somehow, in all of the planning we forgot to get a dance floor.. whoops! So the night before the wedding some of my amazing family members along with my mom got together secretly and made sure that the next day there was a dance floor ready for my horrible dance moves!

What was your biggest challenge in planning? The biggest challenge for me was I took on way too much by myself. I’m the kind of person who thinks I can do everything and I think I would have enjoyed the process a little more if I would have shared some of the responsibility.

What lessons did you learn from planning or from the wedding itself? A wedding is about two people who love each other so much they want to spend their lives together the rest of it should just be fun, if it stops being fun, elope.

What were your top 5 favorite things about your wedding? My awesome bridal shower/ bachelorette party, our amazing photographer Kisa Koenig, delicious cupcakes, all of my girls at Body & Soul making me look beautiful, and my very favorite was seeing Nick for the first time all dressed up!

What was the worst piece of wedding advice you received? I was actually very lucky because my best friend Shannon got married a few months before me so she actually shared a lot of really great advice like this gem: people want to make your wedding about them so stand strong to what you really want.

What from your wedding vows/ceremony still holds the truest?
This is the start of your new life together.
Tomorrow you will be a married couple, off on a brand new adventure.
And like any good adventure,
there are sure to be beautiful new things you’ve never seen before
unknown wonders you could never anticipate and exciting challenges.
But even when your strength is tested,
know that you will persevere.

I think it is so important for any couple because even when things get a little crazy you will always have each other.

All photos via Kisa Koenig Photography
Venue: Teton Springs Resort
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I lurve this. The hairpiece. The buttons. The look. She kind of looks like Zooey.


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Quirky Vintage-y Retro-y Fun …. y?

To add a personalized twist to the space, Jessica and Rob’s wedding coordinators had the couple’s initials and the skyline of their home city, Chicago, drawn in chalk, creating a showstopping backdrop. The escort cards were actually small, dried starfish tied with calligraphed white tags. The starfish were placed into a large box filled with beach sand surrounded by lush white floral arrangements.

During cocktail hour, guests slipped into flip-flips (supplied by Wallis and Levi) and played lawn games like bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes and krue, a Norwegian block game. Reception, Red, Wedding, Favors, Vintage, Valley, Elizabeth, Ojai, Messina

In between the two tents, a lounge area was set up. Right in the middle was a large square bed decorated with brightly colored throw pillows, with ottomans and small tables surrounding it -- the perfect place to take a breather from the party. As a nod to Laura’s profession, the couple purchased antique cameras on eBay 
and used them as paperweights to hold down 
the cocktail napkins at the bar.

Wedding, Diy, Vintage, Photos, New, York, Collage Jennifer and Michael created a guest book with black-and-white photos. Guests wrote a note to the couple with a silver-ink pen, which popped against the black paper.

Wedding, Bride, Groom, Black and white, Photo, Style, Vintage, Carolina, Antique, Rental, Booth, Rentals, Photobooth, Photo booth, Bw, Stylish, Black white, Carnival vintage - photo booth rental, North carolina, South carolina Jessica and Jon‘s floral designer brought over an old typewriter so their guests could type messages to the newlyweds. "The pages are now framed and hanging in our home," Jessica says.

Rather than a traditional guest book, the couple provided brightly colored, prestamped vintage Hawaiian postcards and asked guests to send their well wishes via mail.

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Pink, White, Red, Yellow, Inspiration, Board, Engagement, Vintage, Sweet little photographs"Because it was at an old movie theatre we had the old marquee in which we put, ‘Now Playing Mr. & Mrs. McGowan‘ and we created huge movie posters like the Mr. & Mrs. Smith posters that were out at the time, with the two of us in th...

Rather than having a conventional guest book, Kelly and Matt chose to have their guests commemorated with what the bride describes as "excellent, hilarious, and sometimes spookily insightful" portraits. A caricature artist quickly drew a picture... As guests arrived, they were greeted by live Afro-Cuban salsa music, the sound of rushing water in the well, and an abundance of candlelight. "Some guests decided not to wait for the DJ and danced to the beats of Mo‘Guajiro," says Stephanie...

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