December 6th, 2010

Old-Fashioned Home Wedding, June 2010

The beautiful bride.

The beautiful bride.

A nice marriage license cover was a classy detail.

A nice marriage license cover was a classy detail.

There was an old-fashioned, romantic sweetness about this whole wedding.

There was an old-fashioned, romantic sweetness about this whole wedding.

The proud papa and his beautiful daughter.

The proud papa and his beautiful daughter.

The bride's brother was the officiant.

The bride's brother was the officiant.

A large bell was rung to mark the end of the ceremony. It was very celebratory.

A large bell was rung to mark the end of the ceremony. It was very celebratory.

One of my jobs was to hand out lavender petals to the guests.

One of my jobs was to hand out lavender petals to the guests.

The guests showered the happy couple with lavender petals on their way out of the house.

The guests showered the happy couple with lavender petals on their way out of the house.

A school bus carried the bridal party around town.

A school bus carried the bridal party around town.

Would you believe the bride hand stamped the name of every guest onto their napkin? Amazing!

Would you believe the bride hand stamped the name of every guest onto their napkin? Amazing!

Yes, she made the menus, too.

Yes, she made the menus, too.

More of the bride's handmade decor: the table number, the centerpiece, and the wall decor in the background.

More of the bride's handmade decor: the table number, the centerpiece, and the wall decor in the background.

Another look at all the hand-made stuff.

Another look at all the hand-made stuff.

The crowning glory: The bride even made the chandelier that hung over the dance floor.

The crowning glory: The bride even made the chandelier that hung over the dance floor.

Another sweet, old-fashioned detail.

Another sweet, old-fashioned detail.

The blushing bride, again.

The blushing bride, again.

This is how the tales looked when they were set.

This is how the tales looked when they were set.

The guests ate dinner under a tent in the back yard.

The guests ate dinner under a tent in the back yard.

The sweet table was very nice, too!

The sweet table was very nice, too!

Did I mention it was an uncommonly hot day?

Did I mention it was an uncommonly hot day?

Note the vintage wallpaper used as a table runner.

Note the vintage wallpaper used as a table runner.