If you are in need of a little sweetness after the Super Bowl weekend you have certainly come to the right place. This wedding by Miranda Laine Photography is sure to charm and bewitch you with its absolutely perfect mix of vintage and DIY details. It’s no surprise that this crafty bride went on to become an event planner after her pretty, pretty nuptials. See the entire adorable affair in the full gallery!
To top it all of we have two delightful videos by Lizama Videography!
From the bride… I have loved anything and everything vintage for as long as I can remember, ESPECIALLY vintage pumps! I have a slight obsession for vintage Caressa heels, and I blame Etsy and the countless Austin thrift stores for supporting my habit. I wanted our wedding to have a sweet, vintage vibe and really showcase our love for each other. Instead of a first look, we decided to stand around the door from each other, holding hands. It was so sweet and intimate, and I am so glad our photographer convinced me that we still had enough time to do it. I don’t think we could have asked for a better photographer than Miranda Laine!
I wore an ivory, tea length Justin Alexander dress paired with an amazing pair of vintage Caressa heels, which I had dyed blue and added some fabulous bows to the back (I just ADORE bows…shown through my choice of a vintage bow brooch in my hair). I wore my grandmother’s garter (also worn by my mom) and handmade my pink tossing garter. To top it all off, I wore some vintage-style nylons with a back seam. After the ceremony, I changed from my blue pumps into my mom’s ivory wedding heels to dance the night away in comfort.
I absolutely love being crafty…so I DIYed most of the décor. My mom and I spent hours and hours on over 150 feet of bunting that hung from the rafters of the pavilion. I also made bunting to label different areas like “CAKE,” “FIND YOUR TABLE,” etc. We made the escort cards from shipping tags with different color ribbons tied on the side and the table numbers were vintage wedding greeting cards I was lucky enough to find on eBay. I just had to have a typewriter as a guestbook and finally came across one while thrifting. My mom’s best friend was sweet enough to let me borrow some vintage suitcases for the card holder and candy buffet, which turned out absolutely fabulous! I DIYed the candy buffet with rock candy, old-fashioned candy sticks, saltwater taffy and anything I could find in pale blue, green or peach. All the “love” books used for centerpieces were found through thrifting (along with all the milk glass vases and teapots), and I bought books with each of our names in the title “Abigail Adams” and “The Jason Voyage” which were placed on the head table (and used in our engagement photos). I also found books with each of my bridesmaids’ names and gave them as bridesmaid gifts, along with homemade teacup candles. I wanted something sweet and different for my invitations, so my mom and I created an “old-fashioned book” invitation. My mom is an artist and hand drew the designs, and I used InDesign to build the wedding invitation suite. I also DIYed the wedding programs. Keeping with the book theme, I used old book pages from The Last Love to create the tossing petal containers. My save-the-dates were made from vintage-style handkerchiefs with ironed-on typography. And I can’t forget the red heart-shaped balloons that my bridesmaids and I filled with helium in the midst of makeup applications and hairdos. After planning my wedding, I realized I had found my true calling! I now work at the event planning and personal concierge firm The Simplifiers in Austin, Texas, as an event planner. We specialize in one-of-a-kind “non-traditional” weddings, making sure each one is unique to our clients’ personalities. No cookie cutter events allowed! I am absolutely head over heels in love with my job and my hubby!
Wedding Photography: Miranda Laine Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Lizama Videography / Wedding Venue: The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas / Florist: Last Petal / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander (Style Number: 8465) / Bride’s Shoes: Vintage Caressa / Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Nautica / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Affairs by Mori Lee / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Off Broadway / Bow Tie + Ties: Tux & Tulle / Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Classic Cakes by Lori / Cheesecakes: Sweetish Hill Bakery / DJ: GGC Productions / Harpist: Elaine Barber / Hair: Amber Council of Felger & Friends Salon / Makeup: Clarissa Luna / Wedding Invitations: Andrea Barth (Bride’s Mother) + Bride / Heart-Shaped Balloons: Big Cat Party and Cake Supplies