Vintage Themed Wedding Sweden

We recently featured Talulah Lee bracelets in a recent Pick of the Day. We’re so honored that Melissa, owner and creator of the brand agreed to share her vintage themed wedding with us for ‘All things vintage week, here at Gent & Beauty, as well as give us some tips and pointers by telling us about her wonderful day. Thank you Melissa!

The entire wedding was a reflection of all the hard work put in by our family in making our day special

Marcus and I wanted our wedding to be a casual affair where we could celebrate with our closest friends and family. We choose to get married in the backyard of our home in the countryside of Nässjö, Sweden (08-18-2012). It was a special location for us and we were able to take advantage of the surrounding nature and beautiful scenery, including a waterfall at our ceremony site. When we started to prepare for the wedding the barn was cluttered filled with many boxes and storage items and did not look anything as what it did for the reception, it was a mess. The entire wedding was a reflection of all the hard work put in by our family in making our day special.

Most of the decor was collected in nearby second hand shops including mixing old vintage chairs, old vintage ceramic plates, and cutlery. Weeks before we constructed the wedding signs and hand painted every single old window frame in blue and yellow colors. These were hung along the barn walls and I liked to them of them as symbolizing a new beginning in our lives. Paper pinwheels, burlap and vintage lace tablecloths and fresh flowers picked that day (in vintage glass bottles) added finishing touches to the dinner table decor.

Additional bouquets were made incorporating neutral tones flowers in yellow and taupe shades as well as some bright red shades near the food table.

We were loooking for a rustic no fuss wedding and were really inspired by nature and its simplicity. That would provide most of the decoration we needed! We also wanted our guests to have fun so we provided bubbles for after the ceremony, a quiz about how we met, lemonade prior to the ceremony, and a scenic walk from the ceremony location to the reception. We kept is casual with me wearing flats and the groom wearing sneakers and a bowtie.

One of our favorite memories was walking down the road (aisle), seeing eacother for the first time, and our first dance to “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne.

Our menu we chose rustic foods such as slow roasted lamb, roast beef, homemade potato salad, cheese quiche, and also traditional swedish sil fish selection of Herring, Salmon and mackerel. Desserts were vanilla, mocha and rasberry macaroons and cupcakes! We also were able to take advantage of our lovely greenhouse for a champagne reception.
All Images by Garbis Sarafian www.sarafian.com

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