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Tracie + Johnny’s Snowy White Engagement

Engagement Sessions

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It’s snowing today here in New York as I type this, and as much as I’m disliking the weather conditions right now, I have to say this winter white engagement session makes me wish for more snow. Turning 180 degrees from this sunny, however equally beautiful vintage Americana engagement session I posted last week. Shot by the talented Utah photographer Rebekah Westover and makeup by Enizio. While this engagement session is not vintage per se, it has “timeless” written all over it!

Timeless Snow Winter engagement session photos Utah
Timeless Snow Winter engagement session photos Utah
Timeless Snow Winter engagement session photos Utah
Timeless Snow Winter engagement session photos Utah
Timeless Snow Winter engagement session photos Utah
Timeless Snow Winter engagement session photos Utah

Danette+ Matthew's Handmade Wedding, Part II

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

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Continuing with Danette and Matthew’s wedding shot by the talented Jenny Jimenez , here are snippets of what the groom (yes, the groom!) had to say about their wedding day:

The goal for our wedding day was for it to be simple, stress free, and totally us. We knew we wanted our wedding to be modern, playful, and full of friends and family. We focused on using the fewest, but most essential vendors that we needed and the rest we did ourselves. All of our vendors were awesome! We can’t stress enough how important our photographer, venue, caterer and DJ were. Food played a major part in our wedding, from serving a whole roasted pig at dinner to using test tubes filled with homemade spice rub as the escort cards. Even the table numbers had a pig graphic on them. We did the candy and cupcake buffet with a fun yellow and white striped tablecloth and custom signage.

Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez

The escort card table was made from test tubes I got from University of Washington Surplus. We then filled them with a spice rub mix I made that I use on roasted pork. Each tube had a custom label with the guests name and table number and a little pig graphic on top. The table was made by spray gluing a piece of yellow gingham to a piece of styrofoam insulation. I used a apple core to cut out individual holes that the tubes fit snugly in.

Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez

Because we had a candy buffet, we had yellow chinese take out boxes at each place setting for guests to fill them up with. We used simple circle stickers printed with our wedding logo on one side and a brief instruction on the other. For one guest in a wheelchair, I attached little “wheels” to the box, to look like a wheelchair. It was awesome and got a big laugh.

Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez

The candy and cupcake buffet had custom cards in cool fonts to describe each item. Since we didn’t want a cake to feed all the guests, we had our friend Van Ly make us a small bride & groom cake and we topped it with a custom topper from Etsy.

Since I have family in Hawaii; during the ceremony we exchanged leis. We also had my best man read an excerpt from Dr. Seuss “Oh the places you will go”.

The day ran seamlessly together, and there is nothing we would have changed about it!

Wedding vendors (Woodinville, Washington):
Venue and Catering: Novelty Hill/Januick Winery
Photographer: Jenny Jimenez
DJ: DJ Leslie from Seattle Parties
Florist: Flowers by Karen
Hair: Gerald Wu Hair Design (also best man)
Makeup: Caley Grace Slagle
Brides dress: 2Be Bride from The Princess Bride Couture Bridal Salon,
Headpiece and Veil: Alice Hart Couture Millinery
Groom’s suit: Macy’s
Groom’s bowtie, shirt, shoes: Brooks Brothers
Custom cake topper: Me.la.bo
Custom banner (on dessert table): Earmark
Natural Wood Guest Book: The Wedding Perch
Cupcakes: Trophy Cupcakes
Cake: Van Ly
All invitations, programs, signs, stickers, escort card table done by the couple

Thanks Jenny for sending over such creative wedding and Matthew, for sharing your wedding day with us today!

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Matthew + Danette's Handmade Wedding, Part I

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

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I am overjoyed with all your support you’re giving to the classifieds section! There are already several ads listed from brides selling their wedding items from their vintage inspired receptions, you should take a look at the wedding items for sale! You can also starting selling used vintage inspired wedding items by clicking here.

Ok, enough with chatting. I got a fun, uber creative wedding for you. I was so excited when Jenny Jimenez sent over this wedding. It’s the essence of Ruffled – vintagey, fun and creative. Now, on to the wedding photos:

Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
vintage groom bow tie
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez

The groom, Matthew, will be sharing the highlights of their wedding day in part II coming up in a bit!

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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