An Eco-Vintage Backyard Wedding: Shannon & Nick

January 23, 2012

Shannon & Nick were married in Shannon’s parent’s back garden, a lovely idea that made their wedding really personal and intimate. “I was inspired by the 1950s, nature and the country,” Shannon told me. “I was looking for a way to bridge the gap between vintage elegance and the modern eco-friendly way of life. Every chance I could I made things reusable, recyclable and DIY. I also tried to pick vendors that were eco-friendly. I didn’t set out to do things differently I just chose to do what I wanted to do and didn’t let others reservations side track me.”

The couple had terrarium centrepieces and they made the adorable moss balls, which acted as holders for the table names, themselves. “The moss balls were super easy,” Shannon explained. “We just bought some styrofoam balls, painted them green and used adhesive spray to stick fresh, broken up moss to them”

The couple wanted their wedding to have an eco-vintage vibe and so they also collected props and trinkets from thrift stores to decorate the backyard.

Thank you to Shannon & Nick and their photographer Rose of Simply Rose Photography for sharing these today!

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Simply Rose Photography
Venue: Shannon’s Parent’s backyard
Bride’s Dress: San Patrick Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Iron Fist
Bride’s Headpiece: Bryan’s Bridal
Groom’s Outfit:Tip Top Tailors
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Ananya on etsy
Cake: Sweet Naturally Bakery
Flowers: Amoda Flowers
Hair: Il Destino Salon & Spa
Band: Garry Robertson DJ Services
DJ: Ian Foulds
Stationery: DIY
Caterers: 5 Star Catering 

10 comments

  1. Wow! These two are truly the most unique and brilliant couple ever! Amazing wedding and the body art on this pair is immense! Love it! Looking for my own tattoed wedding to shoot now!

  2. What an incredible wedding photographer they chose! I love these pictures and am so impressed by how wonderfully the day was captured!! and I am in LOVE with the brides nail polish!

  3. l.a.

    Jesus, I cried looking at these. How beautiful xx. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen pictures where you can so, so clearly see the love between people. CONGRATULATIONS!

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