Guest Blogger: Kathryn of Snippet and Ink

Kathryn from Snippet and Ink is back with us again, this time sharing the most charming Vintage Café inspiration board. Her blog is an endless source of inspiration, but I’m sure you already know that. Be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already!

Colors: Mocha, ivory and olive green
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Vintage Cafe au lait Mocha and Ivory Wedding ideas

Top row from left: photo with hat by House of MacGregor via From Me to You, cafe via Tartelette, leather clutch via This is Glamorous / Second row: key with calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, desserts via Cannelle et Vanille / Third row: cafe au lait photo by Cindy Loughridge, Leica camera via Dress Design Decor, white rose in tea glass from Real Weddings

Thanks Kathryn for stopping by today!

Guest Blogger: Kathryn of Snippet and Ink

Closing our guest blogging week is the one and only Kathryn from Snippet and Ink. We’ve never featured inspiration boards before on the blog, so you can imagine my excitement to have her here with us today. We have two gorgeous boards made by her to share today, and here’s the first one:

Colors: pink sorbet, charcoal and white chalk

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pink Sorbet Blush Chalk Charcoal Vintage wedding ideas

Top row from left: numbered napkins from Heather Lins Home, groomsman card via Wedding Chicks, white tulips from Rosenow / Second row: makeup from Martha Stewart Weddings, Art Deco Party from Matthew Robbins, calligraphy by Leigh Wells / Third row : flashbulb camera photo by Mandy Lynne, chenille dot birdcage veil by Suzanne Couture Millinery, triple-strand pearl necklace photo by Our Labor of Love / Fourth row: chocolate layer cake by Miette, pink lemonade cocktails via From Me To You, chalkboard sign photo by Sarah K. Chen, city hall wedding photo with dress by Samuelle Couture

Be sure to check back for the next board!

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Golriz + Devon’s Nashville DIY Wedding

I must have the coolest readers on Earth, because the weddings I receive from brides are beyond awesome. Golriz was no exception. She and her husband Devon got married in Nashville last month, with about 150 guests and had the coolest decor in town. They made everything themselves, including the vintage tv installation. She shares all the details below, but first, you won’t want to miss the avalanche of creative ideas this wedding has!

Nashville Tennessee DIY Wedding
Nashville Tennessee DIY Wedding
Nashville Tennessee DIY Wedding
Nashville Tennessee DIY Wedding
Nashville Tennessee DIY Wedding
Nashville Tennessee DIY Wedding

Aesthetic & Vision

Devon and I wanted every ounce of our wedding to burst with creativity, but we had a very tight budget. This was actually a blessing as it forced us to be really creative and think out of the box. Let’s just say we became regulars at the local Goodwill stores!

One of the biggest priorities for us was making the even space feel really cozy and intimate. We achieved this by setting up a ‘lounge’ feel and a really intricate backdrop. We hung paper strips above our heads to create a beautiful paper chandelier, with twinkly lights strewn behind it that peeked out through the strips. Behind us we hung strands of handmade fabric flowers that myself, a good friend and my mom had spent weeks creating out of an assortment of vintage fabrics.

Art Installation

Devon had always dreamed of creating an art installation with vintage televisions, umbrellas and bare lightbulbs…so this was his chance! We hunted high and low for TVs that had big knobs and dials – the poor people at the thrift stores must have thought we were mad! :) Devon figured out a way to connect all the bulbs to one switch and even installed a dimmer (yes, I’ve married MacGuyver).

Other DIY projects

For our wedding favors we printed CDs with songs that we had written & recorded and placed them in hand sewn fabric sleeves made out of assorted vintage fabric. We then hung the CDs off ribbon with miniature clothes pins so guests could pick one up as they left.

Our centerpieces were made of willow lights that we hung strips of ribbon off and to these we attached bright yellow button mums back-to-back. Buying one type of flower in bulk and using it in a creative way was a great way to save $!

Cake toppers: my mom hand-stitched little fabric birds. They made great props for our photographs too!

Cake stand: instead of purchasing/renting a stand for our 150 cupcakes we built one (using Cetaphil containers and cake boards!)

Our wedding trailer gives a glimpse into how quirky and fun our wedding was. Photos by Ryan Lash

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