We have a special place in our hearts for intimate weddings with vintage flair, and this charming, colorfully autumnal fête, held at a quaint private residence in Maryland, is no exception. The ladies of Serendipity Bridal & Events worked their event design magic to create an unforgettably romantic setting, and Zareth of ZADesignz was on hand to capture every vibrantly beautiful moment.
Like most brides and grooms, Andrea and Brian had a limited budget, so resourcefulness was key in making their dream day a reality. They scoured local thrift shops, yard sales, and even dollar stores to find unique items, such as lace linens, ornate candelabras, and colored Depression glass pieces, that suited their theme but didn’t cost a fortune. They also enlisted the help of family and friends to make the occasion as memorable and personal as possible. The results speak for themselves. “It was everything I wanted and more,” Andrea said.
From the Bride, Andrea
Brian and I both love vintage furniture, clothing, and decorative pieces, so having a vintage-themed wedding really suited our personalities. Brian’s mother and I started collecting old glasses right after we got engaged. We had from March until October to find 80 vintage glasses. We didn’t have a very large budget, so we had to find things that fit the theme but didn’t cost much. Scouring local thrift stores, yard sales, and even dollar stores for items such as lace, candleholders, and glass bowls helped us stay within our budget. I had my entire family on the hunt for anything vintage that would go with our theme. My mom found the old typewriter that we placed on our registry table online. We actually found an old chest and a vintage sofa on Craigslist. We got great deals on everything. We tried to select items that we would want to keep in our home after the wedding. The love seat and chest are pieces that we now use in our living room.
My family did a fantastic job helping. From the food to the decorations, everything was put together by family and friends. They made our day incredibly special. It was everything I wanted and more. My grandfather made the pumpkin dip for the ginger snaps, the pumpkin rolls, and the buttermilk pies. My father and stepmother put together all the appetizer trays, as well as made the baked beans and smoked salmon dip. My mother had two of her friends come over to help get everything ready for the wedding; they started decorating about two days beforehand.
The DJ was actually my high school prom date; he is a wonderful musician. I originally wanted white and cream-colored flowers, but after visiting with our florist, a family friend, I decided to go with every color in the rainbow.
Photography: ZADesignz / Event designer: Serendipity Bridal & Events / Flowers: Sandy Harrison of Harrison Farm Flowers / Caterer: Red Hot & Blue / Favors and gifts: Groovy Candies / Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas / Bride’s dress: Provonias / Makeup artist: Made Up Art / Bridesmaid dresses: Bettie Page Clothing and Pin Up Girl Clothing
This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights.