wedding coordinator extraordinaire – a romantic vintage wedding


Did I ever tell you about the time I coordinated a vintage wedding for my dear friend Ivelis? Probably not because I just recuperated. And the wedding was in November ;)

Ivelis and her husband Manny are some of our closest friends. Their little one Alexander is a nephew to me. I threw his baby shower years ago, threw Ivelis’ bridal shower recently, and she uses me as her party planner for just about everything. At some point, I thought it was wise to offer myself as her wedding planner too. I might have lost my mind temporarily but I’m glad I did. I made a ton of items for the vintage wedding (including the invitations!) and helped her coordinate just about every little detail.

I wish I would have taken better photos while I was making the invitations but I was so stressed out that all I have are a few iPhone snapshots during the process. Simple ivory paper with lace and gray ribbon accents to tie into everything that was to come for the romantic vintage wedding she wanted. I purchased all the paper from Paper-Source, like I did for my wedding invitations years ago. I’m still in shock that I made 100 invites by hand. I might never offer to do that again but I did enjoy it :)

Now I get to share a few of the photos of the touches I made from their amazing photographer, Nelson Photography.

Menus and monogram designed by me. There were place cards and table numbers to match. The table numbers also included the couple’s adorable child but I can’t find photos of them :( Again all the paper was from Paper-Source for these items.

Ivelis wanted an old family bible to be used as the ring bearer “pillow” for Alexander. I was able to mend the bible which was in pretty rough shape and then give it a little extra with lace, twine and ribbon to match the rest of the decor.

And here is the bible in action with one of the cutest boys I know. He stole the show at the ceremony walking down the aisle.

Ivelis and I talked through a bunch of ideas from flowers, lighting, linens, etc to give the reception the vintage, romantic feeling she wanted. All the vendors selected did a great job and it turned out beautifully.

The best part of the wedding? The bride and groom and ALL of their guests had an amazing time. Even me. I did run around like a crazy person that day and for the cocktail hour to make sure everything was as perfect as possible but then I drank and danced the night away. What was the style of your wedding? Vintage? Modern? Unique? Casual?

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