Loving this fifties-licious wedding! Shot by the fantastic duo Carina and Amanda from Love Me Do. Lots of great vintage finds on eBay, like their mailbox card holder, adorable cake topper and amber cake stands, it will get your spirits for vintage hunting going!
From the bride, Liz:
While we were dating, I introduced Josh to my favorite old black and white movies- with Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, etc- and he’s quick to admit that our many nights on the couch with popcorn fostered his love for classic films. When it came to our wedding, it seemed only natural to shoot for a very city, very old Hollywood feel. I’m sure you know that with a limited budget, that’s next to impossible! So, we kept it simple with a dessert and champagne reception at the church, and tried for that vintage vibe with some live jazz and antique touches. Knowing our financial limits and time constraints (6 month engagement!) really helped us zero in on what we could feasibly accomplish, and focus on doing that the best we could (instead of wasting time, energy and money on trying to do the impossible).
We incorporated a few vintage touches – like the cake topper, old mailbox, amber glass cake stands, and 1940′s engagement ring ads (all from ebay!). Handmade pieces included the cake and cathedral length veil (thanks, Mom!), silk bouquets with personalized cameos, and (another nod to days-gone-by) our guestbook of old family wedding photos.
“Our song” is Sparks, by Coldplay, so we finished the day with a sparkler-lit exit. A little sign by the vases of sparklers had the lyrics, “I saw sparks.” I slipped into a vintage ivory minidress (ebay again!) and birdcage veil, and we raced out to our getaway car, a 1940 Chevy Super Deluxe. In the end, our wedding didn’t feel kitschy or themed. Just sort of classic and personal, like it reflected our taste for bygone eras.
Birdcage Veil: One Little Dove on Etsy