Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What's not to love about a 1920's traveling-circus inspired wedding? From the handmade bouquets, to maps and old books, Rebecca created a swoon-worthy low-budget wedding. Keep reading to find out what she had to say about it!

"We really wanted our wedding to be a reflection of who we are and what we care about."

Matt and I both love adventure, we love travel and we love vintage odds and ends. It worked out perfectly because as we started looking at all the old antique suitcases and vintage travel items that had been passed down through the generations of my family, we realized we already had all the props! As we pieced everything together, the theme evolved into a Jules Verne style travel with the hot air balloons, maps, and the old books we used as centerpieces. Since we were on a budget, we got creative!

My bouquet had six varieties of flowers in it including white heather, pink wax flowers, and two paper flowers! One was printed with a love sonnet by Shakespeare and the other with the love passage from 1st Corinthians. They were both meaningful to me, and it was another way to add significance to even the smallest of things. My sister-in-law gave all the bridesmaids a lesson in bouquet-making, so each one was handmade the night before! We also made the boutonnieres and corsages mostly out of paper.

The location was a house owned by my aunt and uncle in the heart of Vacaville. It was built in the early 1900's in the gorgeous Art Deco style of craftsmanship.The classic house itself added so much to our vintage theme. The backyard was the area we used for the ceremony and reception, which was perfect as it had beautiful landscaping, a gazebo, and even an outdoor bar!

Pulling a wedding together in only 6 weeks is definitely a challenge, but it is possible! Having a clear vision, staying organized, and not stressing over the details are all essential.

"But at the end of the day, the focus shouldn't be on the wedding but on the beginning of a beautiful marriage."

Photography: Cayton Heath Photography, Location: Family home in the heart of Vacaville, Catering: Buckhorn Catering located in Winters, CA


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