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Handcrafted Wisconsin Wedding

DIY Weddings

We might say it too often, but this wedding really could be the cutest darn thing we’ve ever seen. Emily and Tim took the on the challenge of a country DIY wedding, and they didn’t take it lightly — they didn’t just stop at designing their own invitations, they even went as far as to whittle their precious kissing squirrels cake topper! Their reception is inspiration central, right down to the cookie tree (yes, cookie tree. yum). Thank you so much to the ever-fabulous Emily Johnston Anderson for sharing her captures of the day with us!

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vintage diy wisconsin wedding

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vintage diy wisconsin wedding

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vintage diy wisconsin wedding

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vintage diy wisconsin wedding

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vintage diy wisconsin wedding

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Wedding vendors (Walworth, Wisconsin):

Wedding photographer: Emily Johnston Anderson / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Anthropologie / Wedding Dress: the bride’s altered her mother’s wedding dress

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Michigan Winter Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We just love brides who are able to think far outside of the box. When bride Mariana fell in love with a little coffee shop, she wasn’t afraid to ask the owner if she had considered holding a wedding there. A few months and many creative projects later, Mariana and her groom Brian were exchanging vows at Circa 1843, bringing together Michigan’s charm and Mexican decor. Thanks to Jen Lynne for allowing us to share her photos!

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

From the bride, Mariana (who also owns Swell Papel on Etsy): The style was definitely inspired from the ideas that I found on Ruffled! I love the personalized feeling of DIY and vintage styles and I thought it would be great for the small wedding I was planning. I knew I wanted lots of luminaries hanging from the ceiling. I also wanted small, subtle hints from Mexico, where I am originally from. I accomplished this by having custom papel picado (cut paper) made by a group of artisans in Puebla, Mexico. The papel picado had our names cut out and were hanging over the reception area like banners.

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

My husband likes craft beers and so we had a wide variety of brews we enjoy for our guests! I am a total coffee snob so we also had “his and hers” coffee drinks that were prepared by Circa 1843’s barista. Delicious!

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

My color scheme was the colors of ice cream. I know it sounds silly, but I just love warm vanilla beiges mixed with mint, raspberry, and peach. I love ice cream and it kind of just translated into the colors that I ended up using.

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

I used the free downloads available on Ruffled and made by Carolynn of Two Brunettes to do the buffet signs, the wedding programs, and the table signs. I used my professional Epson printer that I use for my Etsy print shop, so it was super easy to get quality prints! They turned out great! I loved the little leaf designs. I also made the wedding wreath that hung outside the venue’s main entrance. It took some time and some help from my super creative mom to put the finishing touches on it. My amazing mom also made my bouquet.

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

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Wedding Songs:
Processional: Bach’s Suite for solo cello no 1 in G, prelude
Recessional: The Cure, “Just Like Heaven” interpreted in violin and cello
First Dance: Frank Sinatra, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

Wedding vendors (Almont, Michigan):

Reception Venue: Circa 1843 / Wedding Photographer: Jen Lynne Photography / Wedding dress: J. Crew / Faux fur cover-up: Macy’s / Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Hair and makeup: Star Tallman and Stephanie of Runway Salon & Spa / Groom’s suit: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Ceremony musician: Panache Group / Catering: Victoria’s Delights / Wedding cupcakes: Rockin’ Cupcakes / Wedding invitations: Rachel from Benign Objects / Luminaries: Luna Bazaar

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap Ups

To be honest, it’s been a little sad coming down from the glorious high of the royal wedding. Luckily, the wedding world is still swinging in full force! First off, we want to make sure you’ve had a chance to eye these fantastic local Blue Label wedding vendors:

utah florist flower arrangements

paper flower wedding bouquets

In case you missed any, here are some highlights from this week:
Handmade Illinois wedding
Glitter + Rye Inspiration Shoot
Vintage Singapore Wedding
Vintage Glam Ballroom Wedding
Whimsical Castle Wedding
Julia’s Poppies is offering a 10% discount on stationery orders until May 15th!
Paloma’s Nest is offering 20% discount to Ruffled readers until May 31st. Just enter RUFFLED during checkout.

As promised, below are editable versions of the darling templates designed by Two Brunettes. We also included a new color, aqua, per popular request. Each set includes a menu, escort cards, thank you cards and table number templates. Enjoy!

Download aqua wedding suite
Download green wedding suite
Download pink wedding suite

Can’t wait to see you Monday for a great new week of weddings and inspiration!

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