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A Beautiful Vintage Bride

WOW!  ANOTHER GORGEOUS bride wearing a dress from Mill Crest Vintage.  Want to see more?  Check out our pinterest board "Before & After" showcasing some of our favorite brides. 

Vintage Wedding Dress

Gorgeous bride wearing Mill Crest Vintage

Vintage Wedding Dress

Gorgeous Vintage Bride

Vintage Wedding Dress

Vintage Bride in Mill Crest Vintage Dress

Vintage Bridal Gown

Vintage Bridal Gown by Mill Crest Vintage

Eclectic Vintage Lakefront Wedding

Soft yellow mixed with black and white damask, set against the backdrop of a charming rustic lakefront venue, was the absolute perfect pallet for this eclectic vintage inspired wedding at FortWhyte Alive, an environmental preserve, in gorgeous Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Thank you so very much to the amazingly creative and talented Tracy and her equally as delightful groom, Jay, for sharing their special day with us.

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
The bride was beautifully adorned in an authentic 1960's vintage mermaid cut damask wedding gown and vintage-jeweled birdcage veil.  Her shoes, by Sam and Libby, complemented her Swarovski accessories and unbelievable crystal belt.  The groom wore a dapper pinstriped suit from Moore's and a bit of Swarovski bling himself.  SWOON!

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration Fabulous food served in an easy and elegant environment was the experience the couple wanted for their 98 guests. Guests we served an amazing three course meal inspired by local and organic Manitoban ingredients and were invited to enjoy a refill of their Sweet tea lemonade before hitting the dance floor to the bride and groom's own personal play list.  Special touches that made this wedding really pop against the fresh, green backdrop of the lakefront venue included; hand selected vintage vases and milk glass, birds and birdcages, steel colored damask table runners against white linens, yellow daisies and white zinnias, and fresh lemons and lemonade. The best part - many of these lovely details were DIY!!  This bride knows style and we LOVE it!

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration House-farmed honey jars stacked in lemon crates and tagged with a personal note of thanks from Tracy and Jay were given as a special wedding favor to their guests.

Eclectic Lakefront Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Experts: Location: FortWhyte Alive Photographer: Blackout Photography Florist: Norwood Florists Catering: Buffalo Stone Cafe Bridal Attire: Mill Crest Vintage Veil: Sheena Holland Belt: Twisted Crystals Jewelry: Andrew Nyce Designs Beauty: Vamp Industries Groom Attire: Moore's Rentals: www.motifetc.com

 

1930's Vintage Inspired Elopement

Nothing says romance better than an intimate wedding built for two.  The unique touches of 1930's vintage inspiration of this elopement gives us a special thrill.  Thank you to this beautiful couple, Yliana and Nicholas, who lovingly shared their most meaningful moments, and all the details that went into designing their special day, with our readers.

1930's Vintage Elopement

1930's Vintage Elopement

1930's Vintage Elopement

The couple exchanged vows in a traditional, yet uniquely private, Jewish ceremony under a chuppa set in front of the Forsyth Park Fountain, Savannah, GA.  In attendance were the wedding experts who helped to make this day possible.  A 1928 vintage saxophone player offered beautiful music throughout the evening.  The bride's vintage inspired dress was redesigned to include the lace shawl and long sheer lace sleeves for a custom vintage look and was paired with stunning pair of custom teal colored Badgley Mischka heels.  Her handsome groom was dapper in Calvin Klein and hand crocheted kippot.
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage Elopement
1930's Vintage ElopementAs the sun set, the couple moved to a perfectly appointed candlelit table complete with linen table cloth, two vintage candelabras and a gorgeous setting of vintage pieces that were hand selected by the bride and groom.  Details included; vintage Italian Avon silver bud vases, an amazing antique silver champagne bucket, authentic 1930's Fostoria etch blue champagne glasses, vintage embroidered white linen napkins-which the couple had monogrammed- and vintage Japanese rose patterned china surrounded by hand stamped silver pieces.  A vintage crystal pedestal cake stand held the gorgeous monogrammed cake.  Winter colors of soft  blue, cream and white floral arrangements picked up the colors in the vintage china and beautifully complemented the silver place settings.
1930's Vintage ElopementWe love that the couple chose a horse-drawn carriage, complete with champagne toast, to ride off into their lives together. 1930's Vintage Elopement
The Wedding Experts:
Reception Location: Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA
Officiant: Rabbi Laurence Schlesinger
Photographer: Taken Photography 
Dress: Dhgate / Dress Redesign: Lillie's of Hollywood, Fl.
Groom Attire: Calvin Klein
Wedding Planner: Simply Savannah Events
Cake Designer: Savannah Wedding Cakes 
Musician:  jrjazz1@yahoo.com
Carriage Ride: Madison Tour Company
Rentals: In Any Event
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon
Chuppah: Piscaquilter
Kiddush Cup: Gallery Judaica
Tallit: Daskaroth
Vintage Bud Vase- FristVintage
Vintage Champagne  Bucket: RareAntiques
1930s Fostoria Glass Etched Blue Champagne Glasses:  Cheshire Cat Antiques
Personalized Stamped Silverware:  For Such a Time Designs
Vintage White Linen Napkins: CasaMimi
1940’s Japanese Vintage Rose Pattern: Attic Treasure Shoppe
Vintage Pedestal Cake Stand: The Back of the Basement

Rustic Vintage Garden Wedding

The Palo Verde trees in full bloom on this gorgeous spring day in Scottsdale, Arizona, made for a perfect backdrop to the rustic vintage garden wedding of Rachel and Scott. Thanks to the genius photography skills of Mike Olbinski Photography, we have the honor of sharing this amazing wedding with you.

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Crystal bead and pink carnation flower garlands swayed from the tree under which the ceremony was held. Scattered potted petunias that Scott's mom planted, along with paper lanterns and hanging strings of café lights completed the rustic, yet romantic theme.

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

While scouring wedding blogs for inspiration, Rachel fell in love with a vintage wedding dress from the collection at Mill Crest Vintage. She wasn't local to the vintage boutique, so she took a leap of faith and ordered it online. With a few alterations and tweaks, including adding buttons up the back, Rachel had found the vintage wedding dress of her dreams.

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic wooden tables set with mismatched bottles, doilies as runners, real vintage glassware, and beautiful vintage silver perfectly set the tone for this rustic and romantic vintage theme. To add a personal touch to their special day, Rachel and Scott included a few DIY wedding details such as the dinner menus, which were cleverly written on reclaimed doors. The homemade grape jelly wedding favors were lovingly made by the bride's parents, who live in rural Indiana. The place settings were accented with sprigs of rosemary from Scott's parents' backyard. Fragrant centerpieces of succulents complemented with sprigs of rosemary were scattered throughout the tables, along with vases filled with fresh flowers for a comfortable, yet elegant touch. Rachel and Scott also shipped in some famous Tell City Pretzels from the bride's hometown. Other intimate and personal touches also included vintage wedding photos of each of the couple's family members in attendance and their 60 guests were invited to use the vintage typewriter to sign the guest list.  

 

The Wedding Experts: Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography Ceremony & Reception Venue: Groom's parents' backyard Officiant: Pastor Jason Fritz from Highlands Church Invitation Designer: LittleOwl Letterpress Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio Catering: Rendezvous Catering Florist: Liz Mareno Cake: Variety of tartes by Rendezvous Catering Wedding Dress: Mill Crest Vintage Wedding Dress Redesign & Alterations - Janet Kirkman Reception Dress - Aidan Mattox Bridal Accessories: Shoes - Hey Lady Shoes, Veil - Unveiled Bridal Designs, Garter -JLWeddings, Earrings - Majorica Bridesmaid's apparel and accessories: Dress - Jcrew, Bridal party robes - Plum Pretty Sugar Hair and make-up: Ohana Spa & Salon DJ: Teffanie Brasch Favors: Homemade grape jelly made by the bride's parents Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Rings: Bride - Schmitt Jewelers (custom), Groom - Stuller Vintage Soda Bottles: Smeeks Pretzels: Tell City Pretzels