Heather & Neil’s sunny, yellow and turquoise themed wedding was actually not as sunny as it appears! While the wedding party got ready it poured with rain, yet luckily for all, when it came to the portraits (which I heart) the sun shone. Great photographs like this will make any wedding day look happy, relaxed and sun-filled…even if it’s pouring with rain!
Sarah & Kevin’s darling backyard wedding took place in a friend’s back garden in Arlington, Texas. The vintage-inspired theme with robin egg blue touches made for the perfect, personal picnic wedding. The day was styled by Revolution Garden and several of the wedding accessories (including the invitation, all hair accessories, the sign-in painting, and the decorated hat box) were hand-made by them as well. The whimsical bouquets made of all off-white and vanilla flowers and the boutonnieres were created by The T Shop. The bridesmaids wore dresses from Anthropologie and the bride’s dress was put together with thrift store shopping including Buffalo Exchange.
Shannon & Jayson could only afford to book their photographer to shoot an hour of their wedding but they certainly made the most of it!
The couple pulled together their retro, 1950s vibe with very little money. Shannon wore a dress and pink petticoat that she found in a vintage boutique and the coolest thing ever? Their rings were from an arcade. Oh how cute. These two are clearly young, broke and in love…In fact Alley told me that you’d be more likely to catch this pair at a protest for something they believe in then at the mall. Someone should make a movie about them or something.
Norma & David’s wedding was all about the individual retro touches. In love with the art deco vibe of the 1920s and 30s, the pair used this as their inspiration – choosing to be inspired by and go with the flow of the theme rather than being restricted by it. “We wanted a vintage feel, as I am in love with art deco, 20’s and 30’s music/style/art/film” Norma told me. “As an artist the visual ‘flow’ was more important to me than being “matchy matchy”, or sicking to a theme. We like an eclectic look and things with character…we were hoping to create an elegant, whimsical, romantic, sensual feel.”
The couple got married at White Album Wedding Chapel in Chilliwack, an 1886 wedding chapel, restored with old wooden doors, and an old church bell which is actually owned by their photographers! “A few years ago we accidentally found the chapel for sale” Elizabeth & Mark explain. “When we walked into the little white heritage church along a narrow country road and saw the worn hardwood floors, wooden doors with old door knobs, tall windows and an old church bell, we fell in love. It’s a great place to run our photography business and a beautiful place for two people in love to get married!”
Norma wore a dress and catherdal length veil from ‘Treat Bridal’ in Langley and Fluevog shoes. David’s green shirt and zebra tie were found at Le Chateau and gave him such much needed pizazz! Norma designed her own bouquet and used iris and peacock feathers to get the look she was after.
Behold – Magalie and Travis’ darling, teeny tiny, super duper personal, diy-filled, homespun wedding. I fell in love with the simplicity of their day and wanted to share it not only because the photographs are utterly stunning, but because I wanted to show you a perfect example of how to do it ‘on the cheap’ without loosing beautiful touches that make my heart sing.
The pair employed no wedding vendors (except photographer Amber Hughes) for their wedding. They did the whole thing themselves and did it in style to boot! No expensive venue (they got married at home and had their wedding day shoot at Seawall) no over-priced outfit (Magalie wore a dress from BCBG, boots from Chooka with a flower in her hair from H&M.) The flowers were purchased in bulk from different florists in town and the couple put them together themselves. The tissue paper pom-poms were from a Martha Stewart tutorial. They pulled all the food and drinks together themselves and Magalie did her own hair and makeup.
I was blown away by Carla & Neetling’s South African wedding, in particular the phenomenal DIY vintagey, rustic and natural details and her beautiful dress. Carla and her Mum did most of the wedding themselves and loved personalising all the details.
The wedding took place at Kleinevalleij, Wellington SA and Carla looked stunning in her Robyn Roberts dress, Ninon Louw shoes and awesome white lace tights!