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This next wedding is truly a handmade affair. The bride, Amanda, hastily busied the hands of her closest friends and family to assemble a wedding akin to 4-H club meetings of yore. We’re absolutely smitten with the charming use of “best in show” ribbons, adorning different elements from the cake to the bride’s little sister! Don’t forget to take a peek at all details in the gallery!

vintage Canadian wedding

vintage Canadian wedding4H Canadian DIY wedding

From the bride, Amanda: Just around the same time we started planning the wedding we came across some old family slides of Tom’s dad participating in a 4-H club fair. We liked the hodge-podge, under designed look and feel and set out to replicate it.

vintage Canadian wedding

vintage Canadian wedding4H Canadian DIY wedding

vintage Canadian wedding

vintage Canadian wedding

vintage Canadian wedding

The whole thing was a DIY project. We had our hands all over every little part of the day… well except maybe for the food. The crafty things we did included invitations, letterpress mini-menus, best guest ribbon awards, family member awards (i.e. Best Little Sister), succulent terrarium centerpieces, overhead projector slides, “best” cake, dessert competition trophies, bunting, the letter writing station…

vintage 1950s wedding

vintage 1950s wedding

vintage 1950s wedding

Any advice to future brides? Do it together. We made sure that we made it something we could both feel ownership of.

vintage 1950s wedding

See the entire (and revamped!) gallery here

Wedding Songs:
During dinner we played old french jazz… songs by Francis Lemarque, Alain Romans, Charles Dumont…
First dance: it was to a Nina Simone song. Then we ripped up dance floor to a bunch of old Soul classics including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin…

Wedding vendors (British Columbia, Canada):

Wedding Photographer: Christine Lim / Invitations & Menus: Designed by bride and groom; printed by Vince Perez of Everlovin’ Press / Wedding Flowers and terrariums: mother of the bride / Wedding Cake: bride’s aunt, and Amanda made the “best cake” ribbon / Wedding Catering: The Seasonal Experience / Wedding Favors: made by bride and groom / Wedding Dress: Handmade by bride’s friend from a vintage Vouge pattern / Bride’s Accessories: Bride’s Hair: Lindsay Fournier of Beehive in Vancouver / Groom’s Suit: The Francis’ by Hugo Boss and a Penguin tie

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