I Saw a Shooting Star on my Wedding Night

Do you remember Anna & Ryan’s Old Fashioned Love Affair wedding? Well, Mysi & Craig, the photographers of that soiree sent me their very own wedding – they got hitched a few weeks after!

Mysi & Craig got married at a lodge in the middle of nowhere, near her parent’s house in Illinois. They made a lot of the details  – throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the DIY! They created their own programs to look like newspapers and got their invites printed onto handkerchiefs, the design of which was by the amazing etsy artist Heather Jenny.

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Mysi wore her Mum’s wedding dress but had it re-vamped by Dame Couture in Chicago. Their reception decor was based on a house Craig grew up in, which was built in the 1800’s and was actually a funeral home for a long time! They used antiques bought and borrowed to give it an authentically ‘old’ feel. The tables were littered with vintage style pin backs, skeleton keys, seed paper packets, dark chocolates re-sleeved in vintage book pages. Each table also had a stack of books and vintage teacups full of flowers as the centrepieces.

Lots of people got drunk and skinny dipped in the lake… i ate 400 vegan cupcakes… Craig lost his shoes… and my dress has about 7 wine stains on it from other people showing off their dance moves (i was sober all night, folks 🙂

plus, i saw a shooting star. on my wedding night..

Thanks to Mysi & Craig for sending their wedding to me..wow. wow. WOW!

Credit: Type A Images

6 comments

  1. I am going to design my own newspaper invites (and probably have the rest of my stationary be newspaper-y, too!) I hadn’t seen anyone else do this, so I’m really happy to see how adorable the finished product turned out!

    May I ask what you used to design and print your programs, Mysi?

  2. oooo. yay! i love rocknrollbride.

    rachel! i am hardcore, so i slaved over photoshop. i KNOW that indesign would have worked faster, but i don’t know the program and i make love to photoshop daily.

    we printed them on our home printer too.. i found recycled newsprint paper here:
    http://www.paper-papers.com/French-Paper-DUROTONE-Newsprint-AGED-85-x-11-Paper-28-70lb-TEXT-50-PK.html

    it as a lot of fun making the programs. i’d love to see what you come up with, too!

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