This is a must for all you Vintage Chic brides who also need the convenience of the urban wedding!!!! We arranged to have this styled shoot with Triology Golf Course in Gilbert. If you haven’t toured this venue it is a must. The property is gorgeous, the prices are veryaffordable, and Tiffanie, the wedding coordinator is absolutely fantastic!!!
My Suggestions for A Vintage Wedding at a “Non-Vintage” Venue
1. Choose your venue wisely 2. Budget for Decor & Set Up 3. Limit yourself to 3 DIY projects so you and your family may enjoy your wedding day. 4. Ask your florist if they rent or loan vintage decor (I always let my brides borrow my items as long as they put flowers or some other design element that has been purchased through me). 5. Ask your grandparents or great grandparents for any old items they still have from their pasts ie: Boots, Typewriters, Books, Jars, Gardening Supplies, Love Letters, Pictures The Boots in this picture were worn only once by my grandmother who if she were alive today would be 107. The soles of the boots look brand new. I never could wear those boots my calves were too big from years of jogging and I was skinny when I first attempted to wear them. She told me not to despair; she had only worn them once on a “Hot Date” that went no where because her feet hurt so bad she couldn’t hold a conversation with the suitor. She had such a terrible time that when the gentleman called to have a date with one of her sisters, she and the youngest sister unhitched the horse from it’s cart. You can only imagine what happened-and it was due to these boots. This is only a photo shoot so we felt inclined to use them. 6. Invest money in the place settings, linens, and the lighting. 7. Try to limit your ideas from Pinterest you want to keep your wedding unique to you and your heritage. 8. If your budget is limited, keep the money in one area to get the most for the dollar. 9. Being Eclectic is Budget Conscious. 10. Hire a very good photographer who has experience with creating an artistic look in the photos and isn’t too dependent on the venue-the photographer must be creative and Vintage Friendly. 11. Don’t use items that are new but painted a vintage color; you want the natural rustic look. 12. Becareful about putting a bunch of old furniture out on a lawn it can look contrived. 13. I recommend throwing the urban look into the catering-if you need ideas I have lots after visiting my daughter in Silver Lake (LA). 14. You can find all of the ideas online but my best advice is don’t let the venue dicatate your style. You can still have your Vintage Wedding at a Non-Traditional Vintage Venue. However, there are lots of Vintage Venues in the Phoenix Metro Area. Phoenix is a young city so Vintage is not as old as other parts of the country. Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are Vintage as well as some of the old buildings in downtown Phoenix. Paradise Valley has an extraordinary old venue with the classy ranch look.
If you need help planning your wedding or if you have questions, please email me. I will be happy to offer you any advice and offer suggestions. The Vintage look is here to stay for a while and it truly is an appreciation to all our ancestors -to those we’ve lost and those we never met!!!!!