Happy Fall Y’all!
It’s that time of year! The foliage is peaking, the crisp fall air is blowing through our hair and fall weddings are in full swing! One popular wedding trend I keep running into this year is VINTAGE and I love it! There is just something so romantic about a vintage wedding. I recently attended a friends wedding that was vintage inspired and it is what inspired me to write this post. Their wedding was full on rustic, vintage and beautiful! One of the details I really liked was their altar backdrop. It was so simplistic yet eye catching. The back drop also got my creative juices flowing “I bet other brides could make something similar!” Below is a photo of the happy couple, Jack and Brooke Montjoy of Maryville, TN and their furry family. (By the way, how beautiful is Brooke in that DRESS?)
This back drop can be an easy DIY project for you and your bridesmaids (or maybe for the groomsmen!) While Jack and Brooke did not make their backdrop themselves, a few clicks of your mouse and you have several options. To save you busy brides some time, I have found two of my favorite backdrops to give you some ideas:
- The above can be easily done by finding two “A” frame ladders and one standard ladder. Place the two “A” frame ladders on either side and lay the standard ladder across the top. Secure with nails and decorate how ever you would like! I would suggest a few flowers and vines and some bulb lights for that added vintage effect.
- The above altar is also simple and lovely. Find three limbs, two need to be longer than one. Place the two longer stems into a pot or box and secure. Add the top, smaller limb with string, glue or nails. Decorate to you liking an voila! Vintage altar!
Another fabulous / unique idea found at the Montjoy wedding: A TREE STUMP as your GUEST BOOK! I must admit, this idea is brilliant to me! Simply find the right size stump (be sure it can fit all your guests names) have your groom (or trained professional) grab a chainsaw and slice a decent sized layer off the top. Stain the stump to your liking and decorate if you would like. Another idea is to engrave a thank you message to your guests or a nice quote that describes the couple. Provide your guests with Sharpies to sign with and you have yourself a unique guest book for a lifetime!
FOOOOD! Who doesn’t love going to a wedding reception with amazing food? When planning a fall wedding reception, try to think of the fall foliage outside. For example: The oranges and yellows of the maple leaf would look lovely on a dinner plate! Carrots, squash and cauliflower next to a yummy meat (chicken, steak or fish) with a baked potato looks like fall on a plate! For your dessert try a comforting chocolate and vanilla cake, add a strawberry for some red fall inspiration. See the photo below for an example of a lovely plated fall meal.
CAKE CAKE CAKE! The center piece to your wedding reception. When planning a vintage wedding, simplicity speaks! A nice simple, flowered cake is always timeless and classic. The cake below is a perfect example of simplicity, vintage and class all rolled into one!
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