Super Fun: DIY Vintage | Real Wedding

Super Fun: DIY Vintage | Real Wedding

Morning lovelies! How the devil are you? I’m good and super excited to share this Super Fun DIY Vintage Wedding! Our lovely couple married in their native Dusseldorf and had a quirky 70s retro themed reception just moments from The Rhine! Martin & Nina threw convention to the wind and did it their way… just what we love to hear here at Want That Wedding! I’ll now hand you over to Nina who tells you all about her lovely day…

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Get married? No way! Should it still happen some day, then by no means in a white wedding dress. That was my staunch and constant conviction. But then finally came my dream prince, and the dream wedding followed.

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In our relationship things are a bit different. The proposal was not made in the traditional way by my boyfriend, but by myself. For the two of us it was clear from the outset that we were going to have a big wedding party – with all our good friends and the entire family. We started planning our wedding two years in advance by opening a “wedding account.” Initially that was all.

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We did not want to have our party in a city venue but somewhere in the countryside and so we quickly opted for the cozy Café del Sol, which is situated near the Rhine in an idyllic nature reserve. The owner’s last name was “Sunshine,” and so of course we decided in favor of his place.

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Super Fun DIY Vintage Wedding

We wanted one thing above all: FUN.  Our guests were meant to experience an unforgettable day, enjoy themselves, and dance as if there were no tomorrow.  Since my husband and I are great fans of the 1970’s lifestyle, it soon became obvious: Our wedding will be vintage.

Super Fun DIY Vintage Wedding

We started collecting old vases: big, small, medium-sized, simple, trashy, broken or still intact. It did not matter. We only wanted them to have charm and fit the occasion. At best they were meant to give our guests a feeling of having a history of their own.

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We also collected all sorts of empty bottles: wine bottles, champagne bottles, ketchup bottles. We decorated them with bright ribbons, roses and laces.  Additionally we filled marmalade jars with brightly colored lemonade tablets.

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Also, it was a lucky coincidence that my husband is a gifted graphic designer.  He designed the layout for our invitations.  We got so enthusiastic about its design that we then made menues, reservation notes for the tables, and thank you notes all in the same manner.

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We also prepared little button favors for each guest with an inscription that was meant to characterize them.  Additionally, the favors included a vintage style portrait, tissues for all the tears of joy, and an aspirin for the obligatory headache afterwards.

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Despite rainy weather it became the most beautiful day in our lives.

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I think our wedding was a real success.

Well Nina, I have to agree! Yours and Martin’s wedding was a HUGE success, you all look like you had so much fun, and I love the DIY element to your big day. The favours were a fab idea. Humoristic, personal and FUN!

 

Wedding Awesomeness Credits >>>>>>>

Photographer: Britta Schunck

Venue: Café del Sol

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Engel & Helden

Groom’s Hair: Oliver Undorf

Dessert: Café del Sol

Flowers: DIY

DJ: Rainer Lucas

Veil and Headpieces: DIY

Rings: Trauringschmiede Düsseldorf

Jewelry: Heirloom / Schuhe Braut: Siemes / B.A. Star

Groom’s Suit: Peek & Cloppenburg

Groom’s Shoes: Lloyd

Stationery: DIY by the Groom (Matteng.de)

Button Machine: Ever Green

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