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Retro DIY Wedding

My daughter waited a long time to for Mr. Right to come along the second time. When we started planning her second wedding she told me that she had already had her big dream wedding the first time around. This time she wanted a small celebration with a swanky party atmosphere. She didn’t even want to wear a wedding dress… just a party dress. She actually ended up wearing an off-the-rack bridesmaid dress and then she added a colored sash and flower embellishment. I found a fabulous vintage hat at one of my favorite shops. Wow! Doesn’t she look stunning?


Vintage Wedding Denver-Noell & Ben in a foot of snow in downtown Littleton, CO.

Vintage style bride Denver- wearing charming pillbox hat.

We immediately had a meeting of the minds on the vibe we wanted… retro/vintage. Think Donna Reed when couples got together to play cards and dressed up, even for a casual get together. My daughter LOVES games so we decided to incorporate game boards into the decor and for entertaining the guests after dinner.


Game boards anchor the centerpieces for a game loving bride.

These door wreaths were made from a straw wreath wrapped in ribbon. Then short  lengths of various coordinating ribbons were tied in knots around the entire wreath. The wreaths were then embellished with paper flowers handcrafted from cupcake liners. Simply flatten 2-3 coordinating cupcake liners of varying sizes. Punch a hole in the middle of all the liners. Cut some of the liners with a fringe or petal shapes while leaving some liners uncut. Attach the 2-3 liners together with a decorative brad. Now glue the flower to the wreath. If flowers with stems are desired, glue the flower to a wrapped floral wire purchased from a craft store. I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics. For a fuller flower glue 2 flowers back to back on the same stem.

Handcrafted cupcake liner flower wreaths grace the wedding entrance.

The tissue honeycomb ball towers were constructed from 10 foot lengths of half-inch rebar anchored in hand constructed wood bases covered with black plastic trash bags. Just wrap the tissue ball around the rebar and secure with large paper clips… Easy! These towers made a fabulous colorful statement throughout the room.

Vintage Wedding Denver- Louviers Village Club, Louviers Colorado

We used the stage for an open photo booth area. The back drop was created from honeycomb tissue balls opened only half way and tissue fans. We attached the paper goods to the wall with Command Hooks. Chalkboard markers were used to make the “Grab a Prop” sign.


Vintage Wedding Denver- photo booth backdrop


I don’t think I’ve ever seen wedding guests have as much fun as they did with this photo booth. The little kids couldn’t get enough and we ended up with some fabulous memories!


An open photo booth kept guests at this retro styled wedding giggling and happy.


Vintage Wedding Denver- open photo booth was a great hit with young and old!


DIY vintage wedding rentals Denver- photo booth props


Open photo booth was a great hit with young & old!

I found this wonderful metal sign at Hobby Lobby. The colors were perfect and it pointed the way to a buffet that included home smoked chicken legs, pulled pork, potato salad, slaw, deviled eggs, bowls of grapes and strawberries and rolls.


Retro/Vintage Wedding-"Good Food" sign invites guests to enjoy buffet

I found the turquoise vases at Marshall’s and filled them with red gerbera daisies and white cremone.


red daisy & white cremone centerpiece


red daisy & white cremone centerpiece



I printed the signs for the candy buffet on my computer and then mounted them to blank metal signs purchased from Hobby Lobby.


Retro/Vintage Wedding Denver- candy bar


Retro/Vintage Wedding Denver- candy buffet with custom signs


We used customized poker chips for escort cards.


Customized poker chip table number assignment

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Noell Chesney

    I put one of the door wreaths on my front door every year during the months of January and February in order to remember our wedding and prepare for our anniversary. Using one of the pieces of decor from our wedding has been a fabulous way to relive memories of our special day!!!

  2. Erlene

    Congratulations for being featured in a magazine. How exciting. You all did a beautiful job.

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