Thousands of couples around the world flocked to wedding chapels on 11/11/11 looking to tie the knot. Some people believe the repetition of numbers is lucky, while others look to it as a very special way to commemorate their very special day as it occurs once every hundred years. Another popular theme amongst love birds in 2012 was celebrating their classic love story in a classic, vintage theme. Below are some vintage wedding ideas from this extra special wedding.
Let me give you 11 reasons why I loved my 11/11/11 vintage wedding:
- The place cards were handmade and amazing. They looked vintage and took hours to make. Every card was different.
- Wedding thank you cards were inserted in napkins! These were made on my Heritage Makers web site. A sincere thank you to everyone greeted guests who came to the wedding from the bride and groom.
- Centerpieces- an assortment of mason jars, milk glass, vases with assorted flowers and candles. Vintage books used to give the vases some height. The overlays for each table at the reception were different. Lace, burlap, burlap with lace sewed on the edge. Suzi Kaminsky, a friend of the bride designed these with wholesale flowers.
- Chandeliers- 2 were used for this outside AZ wedding. One for the guest entrance and one near the dance floor above the cake.
- A vintage bicycle decorated with a ”Just Married” sign and cans to follow it. Loved this!! The bride and groom took their engagement photos on this bike.
- Old furniture used for decor- a beautiful hutch made to look vintage with an assortment of wonderful desserts (cake pops, cakes, mini cupcakes etc.). They also used desks, carts, dressers, couches, chairs to decorate the backyard.
- Sweetheart table- This looked amazing. The bride and groom sat in old vintage chairs, an old rocking chair, old doors and flagging, lace tablecloth, candles, old lamps (that worked)
- Buffet- we actually used old doors and windows to decorate the buffet. It looked so cute. Lots of candles, assortment of vases, chalkboard signage, mason jars wrapped in burlap, burlap and lace doilies for decor. Amazing!
- The flowers- Wow! They were so beautiful. Made by Petal Pushers.
- Cake- Made by Elizabeth with Cakes by Elizabeth. She made a vintage looking cake and a grooms cake to look like a University of Michigan football helmet.
- Homemade Photo booth station- The bride wallpapered a wall with vintage style wallpaper and set up an old style living room in front of it. Guests took their own photos with old Polaroid cameras. They wrapped themselves with lace shawls, wore top hats, fake mustaches. It was so fun.