Sometimes a simple combination strikes a chord for me, and that's exactly what happened with this wedding's vintage DIY details and the couple's outdoor sparkler send off. Vintage decor + sparkler send off = matrimonial magic! Kudos to this bride for designing the precious details. And it's impossible not to smile when you see the adorable faces of the little kiddies who played special roles in the ceremony. Many thanks to Vow to Remember for capturing everything in the full gallery of images right here.
From the Bride... Jay and I met 7 years ago. Actually, the number 7 has come up quite a bit in our wedding process! We got married on 7/7/12, and I also had 7 bridesmaids. Lucky number 7 has been just that! We wanted our wedding to be, more than anything, fun! After getting engaged on April 23, 2011, we started planning right away. First, we knew we wanted to be outdoors and found the most perfect setting at Knollwood Golf Course. It had rustic remains of an old stone building surrounding the tent with a fireplace area! There was also a beautiful cocktail area just outside the tent that was covered by trees.
I always wanted a vintage wedding, and I started looking at Style Me Pretty almost every day for ideas and inspiration. Our colors were lilac and white with a few touches of teal. We did a lot of our own projects to make the wedding our own. For the centerpieces, I knew I wanted old books with vintage mason jars as vases. Instead of paying the money for the authentic blue ball mason jars, I bought generic ones at the store and painted them myself with teal glass paint. I did a lot of antique market shopping and found tons of old books for a great price. The lanters are from IKEA, and we painted them white to match! We worked hard on creating all of our own decor and collecting items from various markets. I found a pair of old wine barrels on a local classified site and we put them on each side of the altar — it made sense since we both love wine. My in-laws created the alter sign "this is where our story begins" and the directional post with all the arrows. I would find a picture of something I loved, and they would make it happen! All the hard work was worth it when we got to see it all put together. Our vision came true and it was worth all the late nights!
I have always loved champagne dresses and my girls looked stunning in them. We both loved light gray for the suits. We voted on vests instead of jackets for our handsome fellows because of the hot weather and the vintage theme. Do I even need to tell you how cute our flower girl and ring bearer looked? Our nephew, Jakob made the perfect little vintage boy, and our niece, Electra, well, that dress was to die for! Cuteness overload! My sister has stepped into the world of wedding planning with "He Put A Ring On It Events" and was a big help! She had the idea to give our guests mojito muddlers as favors since our signature drink was a raspberry mojito! We attached the recipe, and they looked so cute! It's our dream to pursue wedding planning together.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was when we called all our guests outside of the tent to light sparklers and take a picture. The pictures look like we are in the middle of a secret garden and everyone is smiling and having fun. It was honestly magical — who doesn't like to bring out their inner kid and play with sparklers? I could go on and on but in the end, I got to marry my best friend and had a huge smile on my face all day. We had so much help from family and friends to make our dream day come true, I am forever grateful. It was truly the best day of our lives and one we will never forget. I hope you enjoy the pictures
Wedding Photography: Brooks Reynolds of Vow to Remember / Wedding Venue: The Old Course at Knollwood Golf Club in Ancaster, Ontario / Event Planning: Cara + Cait Spencer of He Put A Ring On It Events (The Bride + Her Sister — firstname.lastname@example.org) / Floral Design: Debbie of Jean's Flower Shop / Desserts: How Sweet It Is / Photo Booth: The Party Booth / Wedding Dress: Jai Bridals (Belt + Neckline Were Changed)