our wedding invitations

Hey guys! I can’t believe it is Thursday evening already in the middle of June. This week has flown by. In fact the past month has. Ryan and I have been married for just over a month now.

And I’ve barely given you any wedding details here on the blog yet! Shame on me.

That is about to change.

Get excited because you my friends are going to see every last vintage-lovin’ DIY detail throughout the summer. I am aiming to do a post a week highlighting the projects and details that antique junkies like us might find interesting when it comes to wedding planning.

Let’s start at the beginning shall we?

The invitation. It had a vintage spin for sure with none other than a blue mason jar as the solo image.  Come on did you expect anything else?

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

I conceptualized these 5-7 half folded invites in my sleep I think.  Once I had it worked out in waking hours, I pre-stamped and water colored all of those cute little flowering jars, pre-cut the cardstock and lace that would serve as the belly band holding all of the inserts.  Then I corralled some of my favorite crafty ladies to help me assemble and stuff about 90 of these dream invitations.

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

Yes, we are sitting in my dining room and that’s me in the stripes bossing everyone around.  Feel free to note how much the decor of the room resembles the invitations and in fact the whole wedding scheme.  I’m consistent like that.

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

So here’s what we were working with on that day back in February.

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

Lots of hands went into the final blue and green product.  I love how they turned out.  I think the foreshadowed the casual vintage vibe of the wedding.

spring mason jar wedding invitation DIY blue green

Can’t wait to share another element of our vintage-style wedding next week!

romantique honeymoon

Seriously, I have the best husband ever.  Not only did he agree to spend a good portion of our honeymoon antiquing our way through Brimfield but he actually loved it as much as I did!

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (24 of 27)

I had to laugh the first day when we parked at 9 am and the guy told us the lot closed at 7 pm.  Yes, I actually laughed because I thought we’d never spend that long at the market.  Well, here we are returning to our truck at 6 pm.  The last vehicle in our area.  Yup, we spent about 9 hours shopping that day!  My kind of romance.

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (16 of 27)

Let me just tell you, this trip was everything I’ve always dreamed of.  Ok, I guess I imagined a honeymoon in a Tuscan villa at some point in my life but in reality Brimfield was better.  Way better.

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (22 of 27)

How you ask?  Loads and loads of vintage, antiques, junk and just down right cool people hauling tons of old junk.

Brimfield transportation

We had zero agenda and that was the best plan we could’ve made.  Everyone we met led us to a great restaurant, park or shop.  A dealer named Tracy from Fresh Vintage Mercantile gave us her dinner reservation that she couldn’t attend at a fabulous (and booked) sushi restaurant in town which we were clueless about.  We also got this great sign from her that I posted on facebook last week.

save the world buy vintage

We met dealers, Sherry and Paul, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary the same day we got married.  They even gave us a little vintage gift!  We purchased these handmade grapevine trellises from them.  That’s Sherry and me…and a random photo bomber.

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (25 of 27)

As we pulled into town the first day, I was basically hyperventilating, shrieking “Stop the car! Stop the car!” when I saw all of the goodness that Brimfield had to offer.

Brimfield Collage

And the food…omigoodness the food is pure fair food heaven.  Actually, there’s nothing pure about it.  All junk.

Brimfield food

I could keep going with the stories but I’m sure you’d rather see the eye candy!

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Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (23 of 27)

Some couples spend their honeymoon in an all inclusive tropical island.  Not us.

Brimfield Honeymoon