Vintage Travel-Themed Wedding: Brittney + Patrick

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Brittney + Patrick wanted to create a fun, slightly untraditional wedding that was sure to be uniquely theirs. They settled on a vintage travel-themed celebration, with a nod to their favorite Disney adventure, Up, and painted the setting with playful details like vintage suitcases, old postcards + antique globes! To keep things from feeling overly vintage (and to round out the design), they had Belle of the Ball Designs create more structured, modern floral arrangements. Love how they helped give the environment a fresh + whimsical vibe! When it came to planning their day, Brittney + Patrick stuck to their guns and made sure not to get too wrapped up in the beautiful scenes in magazine spreads or on Pinterest. The end result was a celebration that was meaningful to them and their guests + truly embraced all of the things that make them who they are together!

From the bride, Like most couples, we wanted to make our wedding personal, warm, and fun, and enjoy it with our guests. After a lot of brainstorming and deliberation, we chose an adventure theme to bring our love story together. This included small nods to our favorite adventure story, Disney’s Up, naming our tables after our dream vacation destinations, and some vintage travel decor. We didn’t want to fully jump on the vintage bandwagon because no matter how much we appreciate that look, it wouldn’t be “us” to have a full vintage wedding. Instead, we found select decor items that had meaning to us: Patrick’s grandpa’s childhood baseball mitt, a telephone switchboard to honor Patrick’s grandma who worked as a switchboard operator in Manhattan, and Brittney’s great grandfather’s tool box that held the wedding cards.

Big thanks to Marianne Wilson for the pretty photography and congrats to Brittney + Patrick on a beautiful day!

orange invitation

heels

bouquet

adventure book

run away with me

peach bridesmaids


Brittney’s colorful bouquet included some of my favorites: succulents, craspedia, dahlias + scabiosa pods!

orange and peach bouquet

first look

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boutonniere

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peach bridesmaid dress

paper airplane

ceremony fans

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ceremony

flower arch


Not one to keep with the traditional ceremony, we opted for something short written and performed by Patrick’s brother. We also had a “Rum and Coke” ceremony to signify our unity and asked guests to throw paper airplanes during the recessional to signify the beginning of our journey. 

ceremony

ceremony

Our favorite moment of the day was the ceremony recessional. Walking out, holding hands, glowing from a ceremonial rum and coke (instead of a sand ceremony, or a candle lighting ceremony, we opted for rum and coke), with paper airplanes sailing toward our faces, greeted by the cheers of our family and friends; we felt the love. It was perfect.

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card table

seating chart

escort cards

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postcard table names

postcard table names

vintage suitcase table decor


And how cute is their adventure-themed sweetheart table?!

vintage suitcase table decor

map letters

bunny cupcake topper

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bride and groom

entrance

Processional: Wedding Party: First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes; Bride: Such Great Heights – Iron and Wine

Recessional: Heart it Races – Dr. Dog

First Dance: Dearest – The Black Keys

first dance

cafe lights

sparkler exit


Make sure you take a peek at Brittney + Patrick’s sweet wedding film by Modern 8 Films!

Don't worry about living up to others' expectations of what your wedding should be. Get used to the idea that you might have to nicely turn down loved ones suggestions and gently explain to them your inspiration for your wedding.

If the vendors you contact don't make you feel special, keep looking. When it came to vendors, it was very important that they respected us as people and did not treat us as just another customer that could be overcharged and treated poorly. As a result, we weeded through a few vendors very quickly to come up with the best possible crop of professionals that made for a flawless, stress-free day. I would recommend that couples do the same thing within their budget. It's important that you are comfortable around your vendors, because they will be by your side throughout your wedding.

photography: Marianne Wilson Photography // venue: Maravilla Gardens Camarillo, California // florals: Belle of the Ball Designs // wedding dress: Jinny’s Bridal // hairpieces: Etsy // shoes: Macys // bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom // hair + makeup: Unveiled Hair and Makeup // groom suit: Macys // videography: Modern 8 Films // paper goods: Minted // catering: Command Performance Catering // cake: Frosted Cupcakery // music: DJ Keith // vintage rental company: Pretty Vintage Table

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Handmade Christmas Party Inspiration

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What happens when a group of wedding creatives, who don’t have traditional office spaces, want to have a ‘traditional’ office Christmas party? They style one, of course! Dart DJs hosted the bash and had the party moving all night with their all vinyl set. GATHER EventsJesi Haack Design, + The Love Riot worked together to create some super fun + festive holiday-inspired decor – all crafted from seemingly mundane office supplies! Such a rad idea, right? And the best part about this party inspiration is that every detail was a do-able DIY + could be easily recreated by those of you who help throw your company’s holiday fête or want to host a themed Christmas bash! Here’s a bit more about the party from the designers:

Being in the event industry, most of us are not part of a traditional 9-5 office structure. It was fun to channel cubicle culture for one night, grab our Post-its, Solo cups, paper plates, and get to designing. We transformed the Forge photo studio into a festive interpretation of an actual office party full of colorful office supplies and a whole lot of holiday cheer.

dart christmas party

dart christmas party


Loving all of the evergreen seen throughout the floral design by Moon Canyon!

dart christmas party

dart christmas party


And check out the hilarious solo cup garland above and, below, the office supply holiday tree composed of manilla envelopes, paperclip garland, and ornaments filled with desktop supplies. Love it!

folder christmas tree

dart christmas party

chalkboard menu

vanity station

dart christmas party

dart christmas party

dart christmas party


The food station included GATHER’s paper plate installation and Whoa Nelly’s pizza box stands filled with their office favorites like nachos, tacos and of course pizza.

colored plate wall


The vintage props + furniture were provided by Found Vintage Rentals.

dart christmas party

dart christmas party

dance floor


Jesi Haack created the sparkly post-it holiday tree, which was the perfect backdrop at the Smilebooth!

smilebooth

And to help get you in the holiday party spirit, the Dart DJs are sharing this fun Christmas Party mix today! :)


Thanks so much to the very talented group of creatives below for sharing this super fun, handmade Christmas party inspiration with us today!

host + dj: Dart DJs // photography: Rad + In Love // venue: The Forge Los Angeles, California // event design + coordination: GATHER EventsJesi Haack DesignThe Love Riot // florals: Moon Canyon // catering: Whoa Nelly! Catering // bar: the redclay // rentals: Found Vintage RentalsSignature Party Rentals // beauty bar: Fiore Beauty // vinyl decals: Pitbulls and Posies // heavy lifting: Dovetail Logistics // photo booth: Smilebooth // bar sponsor: Bushmill’s

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryDart DJ, Jesi Haack Design, and Found Vintage Rentals are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Vintage Swedish Wedding: Karoline + Patric

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Karoline + Patric are a laid-back couple who wanted a day that was simple, relaxed + personal. As lovers of all things thrifted + vintage, they knew they wanted to incorporate lots of antique furniture items they purchased together specifically for their wedding, and also bring along their favorite collectibles from their home to further illustrate an intimate vibe. I love how they were able to craft a day that had such a great vintage-meets-industrial feel, and I’m sure it will serve as inspiration for all of you who are planning a wedding with a similar style!

Karoline + Patric, congratulations on a beautiful day + thank you to Frida Iveskär for sharing these images with us!

sparkly heels

bride getting ready


Let’s talk about Karoline’s dress! She actually purchased it almost two years ago, because as soon as she saw it she fell in love + knew she wanted to wear it on her wedding day. It was part of the conscious collection (spring 2012) from H&M. Such a perfect find, right?!

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bride and groom

ruffle wedding gown

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Love her super wild bouquet!

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nail string art

ceremony invitation

vintage candlesticks

white ceremony chairs

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Everything was perfect. I can´t pick one thing that was most memorable. I remember everything but at the same time, nothing. It was so much to take in, in such a short time. I remember the ceremony when I was crying constantly during the songs. I remember all the fun and beautiful speeches, especially the speech from Patric's twin brother - everybody was crying, even those who don´t know us so well. It was sad, but so beautiful. Thank you, Magnus! I remember all the spontaneous songs and dances, and of course how fantastic and fun our toastmaster and toastmadame made our wedding day. One of the best days in our life!

ceremony

ceremony

hanging black feathers


The feathers hanging overhead is such a cool touch. And I love that they kept all of the reception furniture white. Within the white walls of their venue, Stora Holms Säteri, it creates the perfect vintage-elcletic vibe…

hanging black feathers

vintage swedish wedding

hanging black feathers

vintage swedish wedding

vintage swedish wedding

vintage swedish wedding

book centerpieces

lounge

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And be sure to check out their wedding film by Louise Johansson!

My advice for those who are planning a wedding is to think about it as a fun thing, not something hectic and tough. We planned our wedding in three months! We made it simple and personal, and it became one of the best days in our life. The most important thing is that you are getting married and that you can celebrate it with your family and friends! What happens happens!

photography: Frida Iveskär // venue: Stora Holms Säteri Gothenburg, Sweden // event design: Karoline Gunnarsson // event planner: Karoline and Patric together with Joel Graffman and Josephine Ljunggren (toastmaster and toastmadame) // floral design: Maria Svensson made the bouquet. Karoline and her friend Marie Anderberg picked almost all the flowers in the nature the day before and did the decorations together // wedding dress: Conscious collection (spring 2012) from H&M // hairpieces: a hair grip with a black feather from Glitter // hair + makeup: Sharper Barber shop and Saxee // groom suit: Acne // cinematography: Louise Johansson // paper goods: Karoline Gunnarsson // catering: chef Andreas Gustafsson and Sebastian Höckert // music: dj: Fredrik Iveskär

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