Callie + Jay’s 1960s Woodland Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

I love when brides submit their own weddings! Callie emailed me last week sharing a bit of her vintage wedding, with a 60s inspired “woodland” theme and a vintage dress to drool over. A vintage wedding dress worn by Twiggy? Yes, please! Let’s dive in to this super mod wedding fete.

1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress
1960s Woodland Vintage Wedding mod wedding dress

From the bride, Callie:
We got married last November, in a cozy historic lodge in Berkeley, California. We fell in love with the lodge the moment we walked in. With wood floors, vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and located in the middle of the secluded Berkeley Hills, part of the East Bay National Park District, we new it would be ideal for our 1960’s woodland themed wedding. And it was indeed super cozy and intimate. We had about 75 of our closest friends and family attend an extremely short ceremony lasting just over five minutes and officiated by my husband’s favorite cousin followed by a vegetarian supper paired with delicious wines from my hometown of Santa Ynez, CA (made famous by the film Sideways), backed by 1960’s folk and rock soundtrack (think Neil Young, Love, and the Zombies) spun by my two girlfriends who I used to DJ with back in my early 20’s. We walked down the aisle to 13 by Big Star and walked away to La la la love you by the Pixies.

Her story is so good, I didn’t have the hear to edit shorter. It’s that worth it!
Our vintage inspired wedding was extremely DIY, we are fortunate enough to have a circle of super creative friends who were able to provide at little and/or no cost to us the photography, music, and decorations. My bestie made our amazing table seating assignments which were individual trees with leaves hanging off featuring our guest’s name and the “tree” they would be sitting at. The tables had names like Oak, Fir, Pine, etc. She also made the boutonnieres out of tiny red toadstool mushrooms, acorns and leaves… they ended up so cute, even my Dad approved!

The woodland vintagey theme kind of took on a mind of its own once I found my vintage wedding dress which I should add, is a story in itself. I found it via a vintage dresses feature they were running on Good Morning America. It’s a 1969 Bill Blass dress originally modeled by Twiggy, that was actually featured on the show! I found my patent leather 60’s inspired Chloe heels on eBay for just under $300, I believe they were originally sold for around $700, so I felt I really lucked out on those. At 4 inches, they were surprisingly comfortable! I chose to wear ivory opaque tights with my dress which I’m quite glad I did. I thought they completed the mod 60’s carnaby street look I was going for, plus, they made me feel a little less self conscious about the length of my dress. I let my two best friends who stood up for me choose their dresses themselves. We had a palette of gold, mustard, chocolate, black and ivory. They both found their dresses at Anthropologie and though they were mismatched, I loved the way they looked together. They were both knee length, but still longer than my dress and they both wore black opaque tights.

For the photobooth, I brought several polaroid cameras I had from home (I’ve collected vintage cameras since college) and we set up a photo station complete with gold gel pens, a framed sign sharing tips & instructions, glue sticks, and a wood based polaroid album where our guests dutifully attached their photo with a short note- such a great souvenir from the evening!

Over all, our wedding went off without a hitch and I’m so proud of the efforts of all our friends & family that made the night so special and awesome for us, that I felt inclined to share it with other future brides who are in the midst of all the chaos, frustration, & excitement that comes with planning a wedding…

Thanks Callie for sharing your day with us! We wish you and Jay a lifetime of happiness together!

22 comments
  1. Wife of the Year

    What a bad-ass couple. Heart them.

  2. Jasper

    How adorable and well-thought out, I love the bride’s style! And seeing super awesome DIY wedding that are so much better, cuter, more personal, more memorable than the crappy weddings on tv and in magazines.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cheryl

    I love, love, love Callie and Jay’s wedding!! It seems so personal and perfect for such an awesome couple.

  4. buhdoop

    This wedding is killer. I love her dress and I LOVE the tree seating arrangements. Are there anymore photos?

  5. My Sorted affair

    Very SWANKY! I love the brides haircut! The seating arrangements are to DIE for!! Love Love

  6. leila

    oh these pictures are soo cute! the decorations are soo adorable! i love owls and it all just comes together so nicely! :)

  7. Dognbird

    I love the vintage gown – reminds me so much of my mother’s going away dress. Also, so happy to see daisies popping up everywhere again.

  8. forget.me.knot.weddings

    love the details and the burlap bird bag!!

  9. Jolette

    Ooh, those table setting plans are marvellous! The bride looks fantastic in her combination of an edgy haircut and a classy vintage dress.

  10. kat - rock n roll bride

    ooh this is incredible and her dress is gorrrgeous! darling darling darling

  11. Anita

    Awesome vintage-inspired wedding – dress, shoes, cake – Yum! Great Pixies song too. I might have to use that one for my wedding.

  12. Dylan

    what a wonderful wedding. i love the photos.

  13. KariAnne

    Oh my goodness I absolutley LOVE it! Those shoes are fantastic and I must know where the super cute birdy baggies came from. Would you please share?

  14. Leslie

    Wow her hair + that headband = SO adorable. Looks like a beautiful wedding.

  15. Andrea, {Gwyneth Paige Couture Letterpress}

    This wedding is flawless. So beautiful! I love her dress!

  16. Amma

    These pictures are pure gorgeousness – great theming for a wedding too!

  17. Julie Whitmore

    Earthy darling couple. Like the green naturey twist and the vintage lovlies.

  18. Flora

    I love this wedding. I want to see more pictures as well as know what site did you get your dress. Beautiful overall.

  19. Anna Rice

    Wow…I am impressed. What beautiful attention to details!

  20. Callie

    Thanks everyone for all the love!

    KariAnne- I purchased the muslin bags first, and then ordered the stamp from etsy, http://Corrabelle.etsy.com. Super easy & budget friendly!

    Flora- The dress came from antiquedress.com, an AMAZING site for vintage dress shopping of all eras.

  21. grandma

    MORE MORE PICS!!!!!!!!!

  22. da grandma

    Best in the West!

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