Toni & Troy’s Eclectic Vintage DIY Backyard Wedding
Hello and welcome to another week filled with funky wedding awesomeness! I’ve been waiting to show you Toni & Troy’s wedding since the moment it landed in my inbox because I just know that you’re all going to love it as much as I did at first sight! First of all, they had it in their home — a house they brought together and the bride was later proposed to at. They dubbed their celebration “vintage eclectic” as it brought together elements they like (charming vintage items and thrift store finds like an antique typewriter, a brooch bouquet, polaroid cameras, mismatched glassware, etc) as well as what they love (each other, family, and friends).
We have Jason Martin of Concept Photography to thank for all the spectacular images on this page. Brace yourselves for a whole lot of eye candy starting right about now!
How awesome are those shoes??? I love how it says “Home Sweet Home” which was perfect for a backyard wedding!
Aren’t you loving all these creative portraits? Wait ’til you see their first look… it’s just adorable!
Loving how in love these two are! Let’s get to know them a little better — over to you, Toni!
My husband and I met about three years ago through mutual friends and it was almost love at first “hug”… he told everyone I was the best hug giver ever! About a year after meeting we began dating, and well you know how that story ends. Troy works in sales and is a very creative man that does everything from create music to beautiful artwork (and as you can see from the pictures loves his McDonalds!). I am a paralegal with no real talents other than my quirky sense of taste and being a mother. When Troy and I was the single mother of a 9 year old little girl named Sidney and when we got married I was (and still am) pregnant with our son, Max!
UPDATE: As of this writing, Toni is all set to give birth this week!
From here on I will let the lovely bride tell you all about how they made their wedding completely their own:
We chose everything very very carefully. My shoes alone took weeks and weeks and weeks of online shopping (the same with Troy) to find the perfect pair. The pair that made me physically excited when I ordered them. And the same goes for every broach I bought, every wine glass I found at a rummage sale and even the style, brand and color of the typewriter we ordered on ebay! We made sure that every individual detail was absolutely perfect in our eyes and less about how it would all go together in the end..but you know what? It did, it was one big cluster of stuff and color that worked out perfectly!
Our wedding was basically a bunch of stuff that we liked thrown together. We were inspired by southern California wedding blogs and called our theme “vintage eclectic”. There was no real color theme at all! We just made a list of things such as *polaroid camera* – *paper lanterns* – *mix matched wine glasses* – * broach bouquet* – *typewriter* and spent a lot of time in thrift shops and online to find things that fit our wants but also came together cohesively. I think what made it work the best was that there was no color theme, therefore all colors/styles matched!
We had a lot of DIY — when you do it yourself it has more meaning to it and can be customized to make it more special. The entire wedding was pretty much DIY other than the rentals! The table for the glasses was made by a family friend’s father. The invitations/signs & guestbook paper were done by Troy.
All photos for mason jars were donated by family. All glass decorations were purchased by myself and placed by friends and family.
The Card Box was put together by 3 or more people believe it or not. All food was made by friends and family, and the penguin cake toppers were made by Troy!
All the paper lanterns and twine picture frames were hung with care by many many people. The beverage tubs were big planters from Walmart! As for my bouquet, I picked out all the broaches and my sister put them together!
We made our own play list for music and DJ’d ourselves via iPhone with the wedding march arranged by groom.
When asked what the most memorable part of their day was:
Toni: I have two. Seeing each other for the first time after being apart all day, and including Sidney in the wedding vows.
Troy: The kiss after officially being married to my best friend.
And now some parting insights:
There is always the “don’t stress, the day flies by and then it’s over” which is very true, but honestly my parting words would be don’t worry so much about how your guests will see your wedding but more that it properly shows off you and your fiance’s personalities perfectly! One thing everyone said about our wedding was “man, that wedding fit you guys perfectly” and that made me very happy because that day is about celebrating us and our commitment together and not about if my guests get little chocolates at their table or if their chairs match the table cloth.
Huge thanks to Jason for sending their gorgeous images of this beautiful wedding my way, and congratulations to Toni and Troy! Here’s wishing you guys a lifetime of married bliss!
Photographer: Concept Photography
Venue: private residence, FL
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal (bride’s note: not much fits a 5 months pregnant chick:))
Rentals: Above All Tent Rental, Daytona Beach
Makeup: Kristen Carbone
Sweets bar: The Pastry Studio, Daytona Beach, FL
All catering, food and décor: Bride/groom/family and every thrift store in Volusia County
Image submission via Two Bright Lights
Tags: backyard weddings, DIY weddings, first look, garden weddings, handmade weddings, non-traditional weddings, outdoor weddings, retro weddings, vintage weddings