I have to confess that I do not remember my reception as vividly as I wish I did and am thankful for all of the photos our family took. It wasn’t that I over did it with the champagne, it was more of being overwhelmed by so many people celebrating Jeremy and my union. I remember delicious food, the blooper of starting the champagne toast when the champagne hadn’t been served yet, being too busy to eat pie until the party was winding down somewhere around midnight and a lot of dancing.We kept it simple with our decorations; white tent, paper lanterns and flower arrangements made by my other grandmother with fern leaves and dahlias. We bought vintage plates and candle holders and glued them together to make simple, yet elegant cake plates for the pies we served instead of wedding cake.
What I do remember about the reception vividly is planning it. The moments of clarity at 2 in the morning when a DIY project starts to make sense or the hours spent searching for vendors. To think that just two years ago there were so little resources for vintage wedding planning. Even TheKnot has a vintage wedding section now.
I especially love all of the unique center pieces being used these days; things from stacks of books, tree branches, succulents to goldfish! Green Wedding Shoes has some pretty neat vintage wedding photos to check out.
Pink Depression Glass Tray by Vintage Retrievers; Porcelain Place Cards by Summer Holiday Vintage; Milk Glass Vases Set of 4 by The Beetles Knees; Crystal Glasses with Gold Trim Set of 4 by Mom's Antiques N Things
Lucite Candle Holders by The Livery Stable; Champagne Glasses with Silver Band by Tatter and Fray; Dessert Stand by Dirty Birdies Vintage; Crystal Place Cards by Cottageridge Vintage