Kelly & Stephen’s Charming Vintage Wedding

It’s always a thrill when a couple collaborates with their families or friends to create a wedding day. Whether it’s helping with planning or crafting projects or having a wedding at home, the result is always something special and profoundly heartfelt. And that’s why we love Kelly and Stephen’s wedding because the love and care that they and their family put into this vintage-inspired affair really shines through.

In the Kelly’s words:

I had a vintage romantic vision with pale pinks and creams.  We searched all the time at flea markets and vintage stores.  My step-mom found an old door from Craigslist that was already this amazing green color so we kept with it and just added some chalk board paint to display it was the seating chart.  My mom and I made the seating tags with craft paper and hand stamped them to give them an older feel.  Then we just tied them with twine and displayed vintage keys and locks throughout.

My mom and I also made our table numbers with wood from the craft store.  We placed wax all over them before painting them to two colors and then sanding them.  We screwed them on wooden hearts to add more of the romance.  For our favors my mom hand sewed the gift bags out of muslin fabric and then we hand stamped our initials and date on them all.  We tied them with twine to keep things cohesive.

My step-mom found an old projector screen at a flea market and we thought it was a great display for a collage of past and present pictures to place by the guestbook.  My dad and stepmom put together a unique cake stand by using two big barrel planters stacked on top of each other.  My dad just cut and stained a wooden circle for the tabletop and then we placed the cake on a vintage platter.  She also found the three hinged door at a antique shop to serve as a backdrop.

My step mom did her own display with things she had and things she made from the craft store behind the bench of the station.  One of the nice touches she added was that she put her dried wedding flowers from her and my dads wedding a vintage wire bike.  My mother and law also got me a vintage “R” brooch for my bouquet.  It was mostly about scavenger hunts and then coming together with my moms on Sundays with our arts and crafts projects from Michael’s.




From photographer Allison at Studio127 Photography:

This couple was fun, from the friends they choose to stand up by them on this special day, to the moments that they shared alone in laughter. Kelly and Steve were married in and old Catholic church called St. Mary’s in German Village, Ohio. The weather was so beautiful that day, near perfection. The reception was located at an old firehouse that was full of character, the bride out did herself with the details. When Kelly and Steve had their first dance, I cried. I didn’t cry because it was some slow, sweet song and a tender moment. I cried because as they put their foreheads together, and had their own little moment, they were laughing. They were lost in the moment, and for them only they existed in that moment, even if for a short time. They weren’t dancing slowly and gracefully but rather truly breaking it down and having the times of their lives. It was such a happy and touching moment that I was brought to tears, it was ADORABLE. I have zero doubts that they are meant to be together. They just clicked, they got each other and I am one to believe that a happy marriage is one that includes a ton of laughter. No doubt that they’ve got that part down! To end the evening I got to witness Grandma doing “The Dougie”. If you don’t know what The Dougie is I suggest you watch it on YouTube and then picture your grandma doing it at your wedding reception. What a moment to remember!



Wedding Date: August, 2013 // Photographer:  Studio127 Photography//Other:Columbus Bride//Floral Designer: Flowers on Springtree Lane//Makeup Artist:Makeup Artistry by Meg//DJ: Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment//Reception Venue: Milo’s Catering//Cake Designer: Short North Piece of Cake//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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