Handmade Vintage Wedding at Blumen Gardens
June 20, 2014
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I never tire of seeing what our beauteous brides will come up with next. And when it comes to DIY? Brides, you kill it. With the help of planning extraordinaire Naturally Yours Events, this glowing Bride (and Groom!) prettied up their day with handmade goodness all around, including those fancy chalkboard signs, which I'm in love with. See every last bit right here in the gallery from Allison Williams Photography.
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From Naturally Yours EventsLiz and Joe chose to get married on the grounds of a garden shop in a small town outside of Chicago. The ceremony took place in a beautiful nook of the property nestled by exposed brick walls and cascading greenery. Liz and Joe added a ceremony backdrop of wooden embroidery rounds with ferns attached that hung from the exposed rafters. The couple stood on a vintage rug while the Groom’s brother officiated the wedding. Guests watched the nuptials from wooden mismatched chairs and the couple’s parents had a VIP spot on vintage plush chairs. This outdoor ceremony couldn’t have been more beautiful!

The reception place was just as lovely with barn-like details and vintage hoosier cabinets. Liz and Joe dressed up the dance floor with hanging vintage books and lacy paper mache lanterns. The centerpieces incorporated a mix of hand-painted mason jars and repurposed glass bottles with romantic blooms in shades of orange, peach, ivory, and green. The detail to love is the beautiful muslin table numbers and the table runners with ivory damask detailing.

Liz also handmade the guestbook, favor bags, and all the chalkboard signage. They used those chalkboards for the signature bar menu as well as ceremony information for their guests. The guestbook was a framed 3D heart art piece that guests were encouraged to sign. Their favors were seeds where guests could take some of the garden home with them after the evening.

Photography is very important to Liz and Joe, so they made sure to incorporate their favorite photos and vintage cameras collections in the hoosier cabinet. You see, Liz and Joe are wedding photographers themselves and are now a husband and wife team! They made sure to find a photographer that they loved and Allison Williams captured their day beautifully!