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I have a very soft spot for Michigan weddings since I got married in Detroit, so this gorgeous vintage wedding in Ann Arbor makes my heart skip a beat. If that wasn’t enough reason for me to squeal to the point where my neighbors may think I am crazy, Jessica Johnston was the photographer in charge of capturing this wedding. A little side note, she was my very own wedding photographer. So needless to say, I am very excited to share another vintage wedding shot by Jessica and Nate Johnston.

The bride did everything herself, from the wedding cake to the flowers. Alyssa found her vintage wedding dress on eBay and her t strap shoes are Channel. They got married in her parents’ backyard in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The only vendor they hired besides the photographers was the caterer, by Katherine’s Catering. I am blown away with her bouquet. If Alyssa doesn’t own a flower shop, she should definitely consider it!

Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage Cake Topper Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan but loves to travel worldwide. Click here to here more images from this wedding.

  • AW! Everyone looks so pretty – I love it!

  • Its lovely… it really is. i just love the tone and feel of the event… soft, romantic, vintage… gatsbyish in feel…

  • love the laid back feel of this wedding and her dress is so gorgeously vintage!

  • I love the photos with the candelabras.. so sweet!

  • What a gorgeous place to have a wedding. I love the purple flowers outside of the house! And the tent outside is perfect.

  • Wow what a treat! Love the candelabra, her fur stole, and the veil. And Jessica’s processing is a perfect match with the feel of this wedding.

  • Oh so beautiful! I love Jessica’s work just featured a great love shoot she did too! I love the brides wedding dress!

  • These photos are gorgeous. I especially love the night time pictures with the candlesticks! I love how the bride used vintage elements to add some glam their backyard wedding. Great post!

  • Megan

    Beyond Gorgeous! Love it!

  • wow, this is beautiful! And i can’t believe she did it all! It’s got such a Great Gatsby feel!

    and her dress is GORGEOUS!

  • I love those shots with the candelabras. So romantic.

  • Beautiful wedding! Adore that veil!

  • Kristen

    What a gorgeous wedding! I absolutely ADORE the dress!

  • omg the weather and the light are amazing!! i was born and raised in ann arbor michigan so it was soooo great to see a wedding in my hometown! i wanted to hire jessica for my wedding but she was already booked up!! these are some amazing photos!!

  • Heather

    That’s so awesome! I had no clue you were married in my neck of the woods! We’re getting married in Ann Arbor :)

  • Stephanie

    Amazing wedding! Those pictures with the candelabras are great. And, I love her dress and veil so much! :)

  • Aurora

    Where did she get that dress!!???? I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • So, so lovely.

  • Elaine

    The wedding is beautiful and the love and emotion captured in the photography is amazing.

  • Jes


    Is there any way to find out where she rented the first set of tables (it’s about 4 photos down)–the picnic looking ones?

    If you know, feel free to email me at

  • wow. i love these photos. the dress and shoes were amazing. i love the lace look and the shoes look too cute!

  • Mark Chen

    Absolutely wonderful

  • Love her dress. I love the photos of the couple holding the candelabras, what a wonderful and romantic photo idea.

  • Love this set, especially the ones at sunset. Also, I agree, her dress is amazing!

  • I love the vintage feel this couple had in their wedding. So inspiring!!! Do you know who the designer was of her wedding dress?