This 1920′s wedding is so homemade, it’s homespun. Nearly everything was made by the bride, her mother or friends, including the blackberry preserve favors, a nod to the couple’s engagement that took place following an afternoon of berry picking near where the bride grew up. The straps of her laceÂ dressÂ are so seriously striking, we don’t mind when she turns her back on us. With friends like hers, we doubt she does much of that to anyone in the figurative sense.Â Kelsey GoodwinÂ ofÂ Â shot it all at this private residence, so you’ll see what we mean as soon as you check out all the homey vintage images in !
From the Bride…We met at school in a two year program for ComputerÂ Science. I was the only girl in a class of 25 guys. We picked each other out rightÂ away but played it cool for a few months. We got to know each other whileÂ working on some projects together and the rest is history!Â Â Tim proposed in a sun-drenched meadow on a late AugustÂ afternoon in 2010. The day was so carefree and perfect in every way. We ateÂ sandwiches sitting on an old dock by the lake. We strolled through the forest andÂ we picked blackberries on the edge of a secluded meadow. Thatâ€™s when he asked!Â The location was really magical because it was near the home where I grew upÂ and I hadnâ€™t been back to the area for years. We carried the blackberry theme intoÂ our wedding on our stationary and by making blackberry jam for our guests asÂ favours. It is impossible to pick a favorite moment â€“ they were all amazing. Exchanging vows under a structure built by my dad, spending time with our guests who were looking sharp in their vintage-inspired clothes, the super funÂ photo shoots, the touching and hilarious speeches, dancing barefoot on the patioÂ late into the nightâ€¦ and mostly, seeing it all come together. When TimÂ and I first met, he was in a band and they used to cover the song Lazybones by Leon Redbone. It has alwaysÂ been a favorite of ours. After weeding out so many typical first dance songs, it feltÂ refreshing to settle on something a little bit unexpected and a whole lot â€œusâ€.Â We found a 1930â€™sÂ Remington typewriter and set it up for guests to write us notes of advice â€“ we gotÂ some good ones!
Wedding Photography: Kelsey Goodwin of/ Wedding Venue: A Private Residence in Vancouver, British Columbia / Wedding Planning: The Bride’s Mother / Flowers: Purchased from Flowers from a Country Garden (604-530-4027) + Arranged by a Family Friend / Catering: Secret Service Event Staffing (604-340-6499) / Wedding Cake: DIY by a Family Friend / Jam Favours: DIY by the Bride + Her Mother / Wedding Stationery: DIY by the Bride & Groom / Music: The Bride’s Brother, A Family Friend + The Groom / Wedding Dress: via / Hair: The Groom’s Sister / Makeup: / Groomâ€™s Tuxedo: Vintage via
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