Handmade Vintage Northwest Wedding: Chelsea + Stevie

vintage northwest wedding

Chelsea + Stevie’s handmade vintage Northwest wedding had a youthful + charming vibe that we seriously love. With playful DIY garlands, a soothing mint + champagne palette, and bouquets handcrafted by the bride + her pals, it really doesn’t get any better. And their day is a true testament that a handmade celebration can be so much more fun + meaningful than a spendy, stuffy fête. Let’s hear a bit more about it from Chelsea:

For us, it was important that this day reflected our relationship + personalities. There was no main theme, but with every tiny decision, we made sure that there was a story behind it all. For example, we made hundreds of paper cranes to hang around the wedding, because throughout our relationship Stevie would give me notes folded into cranes. Small details like that made this day all the more special, to be able to look around and see parts of what brought + mended us together.

A big shout out to Joe & Patience for the super fun photos + congratulations to Chelsea + Stevie on a beautiful day!




I remember so vividly walking across the grass and up the stairs to see him for the first look. It brought me back to four years earlier when we first met, all those feelings + emotions that I had felt over those years all came out in that 30 seconds walking towards him. It was the best feeling ever, full of thankfulness, joy and pure blissful contentment.

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vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

lace details

We love that Chelsea chose to rock an affordable Modcloth dress. Her particular style is out of stock, but try the Glitz and Enamor Dress for a super similar look!

vintage northwest bride


bunting ceremony

ceremony programs

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

Processional: Generator First Floor – Freelance Whales

Recessional: Lady Percy – King Charles

First Dance: Turning Page – Sleeping at Last

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

Such a pretty ceremony site, don’t you think? For more inspiration, check out our wedding ceremony ideas pinterest board!

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

barn reception

flower backdrop

barn reception

sparkler exit

Do not be discouraged if money is slim- it’s still possible to create a beautiful wedding that absolutely reflects the both of you. Our budget for our wedding was pretty much nothing, and we only had four months to plan. But with a little creativity, resourcefulness & help from many wonderful friends - I can truly say that our wedding was everything I could have imagined, and I wouldn’t change any of it.

photography: Joe & Patience // venue: Maplehurst Farm Mount Vernon, Washington // event design: Bride // event planner: Wendi Holst // floral design: We bought the flowers from the farmers market, then made our own bouquets // wedding dress: Modcloth // hairpieces: Gilded Shadows // shoes: Seychelles // bridesmaid dresses: They all bought them separately // hair + makeup: Chelsey Matley Makeup // groom suit: H&MMacy’s

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  1. the bride is absolutely gorgeous! love this fun wedding!

  2. So amazing! You can feel the love and joy in the photos.

  3. I love it, exactly what I am trying to attain for my September wedding. I NEED to know where they got the floral back drop- looks like Rifle Paper Co

  4. What a beautiful, happy day! Love Chelsea’s gorgeous locks and the boys polka dot bow ties :)

  5. Thank you so much for featuring Stevie and Chelsea’s beautiful wedding. We had such a great time with them and it means so much to see it on here!

  6. This is truly a wedding dream come to life! Phenomenal!

  7. Hi Wow, one can really see the love this couple has for one another and even the family…i got a bit goose bumpy and teary. I love such weddings!! xxx

  8. Qué boda tan perfect!!!


    Wed & Bazaar

  9. such a soft and pretty feature. those photos are to die for.

  10. Gorgeous! Love all the photos, especially the ones taken during the ceremony, with a photo journalistic feel.

  11. Great looking wedding, love the bouquet in the fridge photo, never seen it placed there before!

  12. Was wondering if I could get more information on what the groomsmen wore in this wedding? we are doing a similiar look & are wondering where the shirts & suspenders were from. Thanks!

  13. I’ve been looking for that backdrop every where! Its sold out on the original website. Would the bride be interested in selling it?


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