Some weddings take place in a church, some take place in a hotel ballroom and some take place at a private residence. This wedding took place at the home of the bride’s Mom and Dad. Just one month prior to the wedding, I received a phone call from Ashley with a desperate tone in her voice. She asked if I was available for her date and I remembered asking her if it was this year or next and she replied very timidly “this year”. I checked the date and it was open.
Ashley knew what she wanted and had planned to do it all herself when she found out that a DIY wedding is not what people say it is. With just one month to the wedding, she had a collection of vintage dinner plates, mason jars and candles. She needed a caterer, cake, full design of the wedding space, cocktail reception and buffet dinner. She had no idea how the day would all come together,so she needed a planner as well. Carolyn, our event planner, went into action and found her Pigeon’s
Caterers, Melissa fine Pastries, Perrier Party rentals and Mrs. Vintage to help assist me to pull it all together in such a short period of time.
She and her bridesmaids carried multicolored garden style bouquets, which were all different but complimentary to each other.
One of my favorite details was the pocket squares that Melissa created. They were made with small succulents, wax flower and snow berry and backed with burlap and lace for that vintage touch.
The ceremony took place in backyard of her parent’s property. Everyone entered the ceremony space through a set of reclaimed wood doors with floral accents and lace curtains. Down the aisle Mrs. Vintage provided assorted vintage chairs for our guest seating. We tied clusters of babies breath to the chairs and lined the aisle with rose petals. Her wedding arch was a re-purposed door frame accented with flowers and willow. Behind the arch we hung several ribbon streamers that gently blew in the wind. All made for a beautiful vintage ceremony setting.
Her sweet flower girls had head wreaths and a matching flower ball with a delicate touch of babies breath, wax flower and roses.
After the ceremony, guest were escorted to the barn for a signature cocktail and hor d’ourves from Pigeon’s Caterers. We hung several mason jars with candles to create a beautiful backdrop for her signature drink bar. Her bar was created out of another re-purposed door and old wooden windows. The front of the barn was draped with chiffon and tied back with very large clusters of babies breath.
After cocktails, guests had a buffet seated dinner under the trees at the back of the property. We hung candleabaras in the trees and carried the vintage theme onto the cabs and high boys. Mrs. Vintage provide two farm tables for the head table that was decorated with several vintage items such as books, candles and bird cages, all accented with flowers, succulents and berries.
Ashley’s cake table was beyond what she had hoped for! Melissa’s fine Pastries designed three cakes for us that we place under glass cloches. Each cake was accented with fresh flowers. Ashley served her cake on the vintage plates that she had collected.
At the end of the night guest lit sparklers and Ashley and Mark second lined deep into the property where guest were guest were treated to a bon fire and s’mores.
The night ended with kiss under the stars!
We would like to say a special thanks to all the vendors who helped make this event possible with us in such a short period of time!
Vintage Chairs & Farm Table Rentals: Mrs. Vintage
Table & Linen rentals: Perrier Party Rentals
Catering: Pigeon’s Caterers
Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries
Flowers, Decor, Styling & Coordinating: Bee’s Wedding and Event Designs