Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Vintage Wedding - Part 2

Kate is a beautiful young woman who adores the setting of The Vintage House, and 
knew she wanted to marry the man of her dreams at our sweet venue.  She was planning a small wedding with just family...a total of 32 guests.
The guestbook signing table and the small suitcase to hold gift cards was set up 
on a table in the front room.
Cookies were arranged on a two tier stand for the guests to enjoy in a corner of the living room.
The guests took their seats in the garden courtyard.
The ceremony was to begin, so the groom escorted his soon-to-be mother-in-law to her seat.

The bride's sister was the first of the wedding party to "walk down the aisle."
A cousin of the bride carried a small chalkboard to announce that the bride was coming!
The handsome groom waiting anxiously to see his bride...

Arm in arm, the bride and her father came out of front door onto the front
porch of The Vintage House to make their way to the garden courtyard area.
What a beautiful setting for an intimate wedding...
A sweet moment...the groom making the bride giggle...
Man and wife...happy and content...
The Vintage House is a great backdrop for taking special photos...
The front porch swing...
The cheerful back porch...
The dining room table was cozied up into the bay window of the house and was softly draped with a vintage handmade crocheted table cloth...the perfect location for the wedding cake. 
The drink station was set up in the kitchen with self serve drink dispensers. 
Mason jars were used as the glassware, served with paper straws.
Popcorn and peanuts were available for the guests.
Kate was so excited to surprise her husband with this special groom cake...
a Chicago Cubs fan, no  doubt!
LOVE Kate's bouquet!
LOVE Kate's vintage styled dress...
LOVE Kate's simple vintage styled veil...
LOVE Kate's vintage crocheted gloves...
LOVE Kate's turquoise vintage inspired style of Kate's shoes...
A happy girl...who made beautiful memories of her special The Vintage House.
A perfect photo, at a perfect location...on the front porch of The Vintage House.

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Call or email Lauri to arrange for making a special memory in your life at The Vintage House.
(913) 963-2985

A Vintage Wedding - Part I

We recently set up the Vintage Houses' garden courtyard area as a lovely setting for a small, intimate wedding for 32 guests.  I love this chalkboard/welcome board in the back of this very cool shabby cabinet with chicken wire that sat at the entrance to the courtyard area.  You could easily use small clothes pins to hang engagement photos of the bride and groom to the chicken wire.
Special touches of white hydrangea's were nestled in blue jars hung on 
garden hooks and placed on either side of the makeshift alter.
Additional white hydrangeas looked beautiful in a white milk glass vase.
Subtle personal details that represented the bride and groom...this beautiful scrolly 
monogram hung from the white iron arbor that was used as the alter.
Little pearl wrapped wire heart sticks were nestled in the hydrangeas
The small details that made it more personal to the bride and groom...
handmade tags to reserve special seats for honorary guests...
A double wide iron arbor, two sets of white shutters, and 
beautiful green ferns in urns makes a gorgeous entryway to the garden courtyard.
An eclectic mix of wooden, metal and wicker chairs were used for guest seating.
Flowy white curtains were hung between the mature walnut trees, 
creating a cozy outdoor setting.

Tuille fabric was laced loosely through the iron arbor 
creating a softer look to the makeshift alter.
Vintage tablecloths were placed on the random garden tables in the backyard, 
with blue mason jar vases filled with more hydrangeas.  
Beautiful detailed garden decor is evident...white a  few bird cages hanging 
from the trees overhead, a vintage bird house, and an old white enamel coffeepot 
with flowers resting on an old garden bench...
A little garden greenhouse made from old shabby windows, and 
then adorned with a galvanized tub planted with mums.
Love the old shabby bird bath, angel and swan that is nestled 
alongside the garden courtyard at The Vintage House.
Small details to make the garden courtyard space unique...a handmade 
stenciled garden sign hung from the old picket fence.
The front porch of The Vintage House with a view of the garden courtyard alongside the house.
What a beautiful setting for a vintage wedding...