This couple chose to plan an intimate, DIY vintage-themed wedding near Lake Glenville, a reservoir eight miles away from Cashiers, NC. There was an incredible story behind the inspiration and design of the wedding, so, I asked Teresa if she could expand on the details.
Planning an intimate wedding was just perfect for the two of us. It really gave us a chance to enjoy our engagement and spend time with each other while making things for the wedding. We made boutonnieres out of wheat and dried roses and fans displaying our names on vintage paper. Since we had a small guest list of 20, Anthony and I handmade all of the invitations. We cut each piece of paper to size and stamped them with ferns and information about the ceremony.
During our planning, we collected vintage tableware, linens, and vessels for the flower arrangements. The flowers were done by all of the girls in the family and my bouquet was done by my mother and sister-in-law. We displayed the flowers on two large tables in an array of vases and dishes. Anthony and I also had a family friend embroider our initials on a collection of vintage hankies for all of the girls to take home as favors.
Wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress inspired a lot of the details. Last time I visited my grandparents, we brought the dress out of an old cedar chest to admire. I tried it on just for fun to see what it would look like and it was unreal how it fit like a glove. We were all taken back by how it worked so perfectly, it was meant that I wear it too. It is so special to share the same memory my grandma had trying that dress on over 65 years ago and hearing the story of the place that made it for her and who helped her to buy it.