Eco-Chic, Vintage Wedding by The Nichols II
September 24, 2009

When Abby asked me if I could do today's feature, I was really excited, and I'm not going to lie, a little nervous... but she made it pretty easy for me. This wedding is right up my alley. I am head over heels for this couple's sweet, quirky style. Plus, I love the eco-friendly approach to their day.

Now, about their awesome wedding day attire... To honor the bride's late father, the groom wore the suit Holley's dad wore at her parent's wedding in 1979. I mean come-on, how completely adorable is that?!?! Yep, the groom can rock that "something old" too. Holley chose a handmade dress from Etsy, built with a recycled corset and slip. I was already a HUGE fan of Etsy, but I think they just got a few more points in my book... this dress is utterly delightful!


Photography by The Nichols.

From the bride...

Our number one goal for the wedding and reception was for all of our friends and family to come together in the ultimate party. That’s why we tried to set up different areas for people to have fun in: dance floor, digital photobooth, dessert display with photos taken by Jason’s sister, and one of my favorite projects, a line of Polaroids of Jason and me throughout the years, strung up with mini clothespins. The theme and colors were pretty loose, but roughly we wanted to create an English garden feel for the wedding and reception: that’s how we chose pale pink and cream garden roses, antique hydrangea, and pale gray and green accents. I had so much fun ordering mismatched teacups off of Ebay for guests to drink out of–they were a big hit! We also created homemade, edible favors for our guests: boxes of chocolate truffles, inked with pale florals and test tubes filled with all natural, locally made honey.


Photography by The Nichols.

We tried to keep our wedding as sustainable as possible. One of the many reasons we chose our venue, Barr Mansion, is because it is the only certified organic wedding venue in the United States. All of the delicious food was organic. Barr Mansion recycles everything that can possibly be recycled, and they try to use local flowers and foods whenever possible. We made sure the favors were edible and not things that guests would just throw away. Having the ceremony and reception at the same site helped save gas, too. Instead of renting a vintage Mustang (which I totally would've done), we borrowed my mom's Prius to use as our getaway car.


This wedding is so simple, so lovely and still FULL of personality. The rustic little details, the pine, the favors, the mason jars, add such charm to the day. I really can't get enough. And, let's not forget those teacups... absolutely perfect. A huge thank you to The Nichols for sharing this beautiful wedding with us! Congratulations to Holley and Jason!