We received this amazing wedding album from ee photography and my iPhone pictures just don’t do this book justice! But we are in love and all our guests are too <3 Thank you Erin!
Calling all Austin brides! Don’t forget to register for The Modern Bridal Expo!
Attendees have the chance to win a FREE HONEYMOON to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
My favorite kind of wedding is DIY and the weddings here at Vintage Villas this weekend
were definitely that. DIY flowers, signs, centerpieces, & more!
Left to right: centerpiece floral designed by the bride (!), apple pie pops as favors,
and vintage bottles hung from the gazebo
Top: Hand stamped dictionary sheets & flowers by Petal Pushers.
Bottom: Fun vintage candy bar.
Brides will always find themselves swamped with details and details and more details. Sometimes those personal touches for your guests become overlooked. I see PLENTY of weddings and it is those little touches I just love! In the midst of peak season I have hand picked a few of my favorite ideas for your guests to enjoy.
Paper bags can be bought at your local grocery store at $1.50 for about 200 bags.
The favor bags above were a DIY project I did. We did around 180 bags. Hole punched, strung ribbon through and stamped each bag by hand = 4 hours of man time with 5 bridesmaids. Plus, pretty packaging makes the guest feel even sweeter!
Craft seating cards. this display was done by Bouquets of Austin for a recent wedding here at Vintage Villas (sorry for my fuzzy iPhone picture). This was done by taking the glass out of a picture frame, pouring sand with in the frame, and placing each hand stamped seating card in the sand with succulents surrounding. Easy DIY if I say so myself!
One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the candy and desert bars. Anything from the classic cake table to the extraordinary sweets bar, I love it all! The Vintage Villas sales team had the opportunity last week to meet Andrea Duty of Bake Sale and taste her sweet treats! Bake Sale delivers daily & can create a customizable dessert buffet (yes buffet!) for your special event. Jump on the bandwagon and have Bake Sale “bring your sweet visions to life”!
Warning: this is a very biased post of my favorite wedding dresses.
I have never been that girl that has dreamed of her big day since she was 4 or saw the perfect dress and thought YES THAT’S THE DRESS until I began working at Vintage Villas. After looking through tons and tons of designers and seeing many many brides I have noticed that the A-line/princess style is very popular. This may be so because it flatters many body types (and is my fave!).
Hint – here is how to find out which style will work for you.
you can never go wrong with too many ruffles.
dress via Sarah Sevens
modern version of a mermaid gown.
dress via Sarah Sevens.
Now I seem to think that the short dress is making its way back very slowly
and starting with these fabolous high-low gowns:
and now the dress that is my darling
dress via BHLDN.
To see other collections please visit Martha Stewart Weddings for a great round up!
As the maid of honor for a friend I threw a bridal shower back in June at Sugarbaby’s Cupcake Boutique in Houston. This was THE place to hold my party – with a black and white palette the color ideas were endless. I brainstormed themes for weeks and when i came across the cutest invites on Pear Tree I just knew it had to be kitchen/recipe themed. I scoured Pinterest for color combos.
And you know once you are on Pinterest you are inspired by many other lovely images like these:
which turned into this:
On my wooden forks, spoons, and spatulas I printed sayings out like – “Khara & Nathan – Spoon to be wed!”, “Khara & Nathan – Together fork ever!”, & “Khara & Nathan – So flipping cute!” then tied them on with red ribbon. I made the paper flowers following these instructions. We had mimosas, cupcakes, and chit-chatted majority of the time.
love is sweet.
adorable “chandelier” lamps in the room.
All the guests brought their favorite recipe with kitchen appliances or dinnerware to make the recipe. The bride was in total happiness opening everything; she thought it was the perfect party for becoming a new wife! Fun, fun times with the bestie!!