Tag Archives: vintage weddings

The Remodel of Whispering Tree Ranch

I made this for a photo shoot from my mother's chicken feathers.

I made this for a photo shoot from my mother’s chicken feathers.

Old Chicken Coop at the Ranch

Old Chicken Coop at the Ranch

IMG_0310IMG_0175IMG_0301

IMG_0307IMG_0303

Just a few photos of Whispering Tree Ranch as we continue to remodel it. We are finding out more historical information on the old farmhouse all the time. The original small home was built in the late 1930’s from a kit. The kitchen still has old pine cabinets in it with old hardware. They are pretty rough but I am going to keep them and paint them a green/blue color. I can’t stand taking them out. We were amazed to find out that the old wood in the living room is the original wood from when the house was originally built. In the bedrooms,  we were excited to see a different wall underneath the drywall. It is white beadboard!!!!  As each day goes along we find more and more vintage treasures. It is going to be so Rustic Vintage!!!!!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

My Vintage Tables

White Vintage Round Table

Rustic Cottage Blue Table
Rustic Mint Table Close Up

Some of the  tables are finished!!! As you can see it is a very eclectic look, every table is different with mixed colors and woods.  Some are rectangular and some are round.  This is the first time I have used this camera so please excuse the quality of the photos.  I wanted to get something up ASAP.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any fresh flowers left over from last weekend’s weddings so I had to use what I had around the house.  The place settings are incomplete as the flatware has not arrived yet.  I have more tables to come!!! This is my front yard-I tried to hide the cars, etc with lace curtains.  I can’t wait to get busy with  some more unique tables to show you!!!! I have more coming and hopefully my pictures will improve each time!!!!

Mint Rustic Table=Hot Color For Next Year

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Affordable Rustic Vintage Wedding Venue to Open 1/1/2013 PICK YOUR DATE AND START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DAY

Ceremony Seating in an Amphitheatre Setting Using Hay and Some Brown Folding Chairs

We are proud to announce the opening of our new wedding venue for 2013.  We are offering some affordble all inclusive wedding packages!!!  Packages include the following:

Grand Opening Low Low Prices- It will be open the early part of next year.  We  will start booking  next month. Be the first of your friends to get married at this unique one of a kind venue!!! This is a ranch like venue with a vintage rustic flair.  Our goal is to create a lovely backdrop and then allow you to still have the budget to make your wedding totally personal.
All Inclusive Packages Include: 8 Hours of Venue Time/Buffet Basic Dinner (Upgrades available)/Wedding Cake/Floral Package/DJ/Non-Floral Centerpieces/Tables/Linens/Rustic Place Settings/Brown Wooden Chairs with Burlap Ties 50 Guests $3150.00 75 Guests $3775.00 100 Guests $4400.00 125 Guests $5025 150 Guests $5650.00 Contact us for pricing on higher guest counts. Grand Opening Special Book by 10/31/2012 and receive a discount of $300. Prices subject to change until a contract is written-outside alcohol is allowed.

The Ceremony Site will be in an amphitheatre style-seating will consist of vintage decorated bales of hay and some folding wood ceremony chairs for those guests who need a seat back.

The Reception Site will be an open air pavilion to enjoy the beautiful Arizona Nights.  We will have lots of twinkling and rustic lights to add to the atmosphere.  We plan on adding strategic lighting for additional emphasis through chandeliers and uplighting. The guest chairs will feature 30 eclectic vintage chairs with the brown folding guest chairs.

This is an outside venue.

Open Air Pavilion for Reception (Inspiration Picture)

The Pictures in this Blog are for Inspiration Only.  Our venue will be different but the pictures will give you an idea of some of our design elements.

Weddings will only be booked: Jan/Feb/March/April/May/October/November Call 480 415 3387 or email us at weddingnistaweddings@gmail.com

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vintage Urban Wedding Shoot-Venue-Trilogy at Power Ranch

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!!!!!

Burlap Runner,Rose Petals,Wheat,Old Boots, Mason Jars,Vintage Suitcase

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,