The Palo Verde trees in full bloom on this gorgeous spring day in Scottsdale, Arizona, made for a perfect backdrop to the rustic vintage garden wedding of Rachel and Scott. Thanks to the genius photography skills of Mike Olbinski Photography, we have the honor of sharing this amazing wedding with you.
Crystal bead and pink carnation flower garlands swayed from the tree under which the ceremony was held. Scattered potted petunias that Scott’s mom planted, along with paper lanterns and hanging strings of café lights completed the rustic, yet romantic theme.
While scouring wedding blogs for inspiration, Rachel fell in love with a vintage wedding dress from the collection at Mill Crest Vintage. She wasn’t local to the vintage boutique, so she took a leap of faith and ordered it online. With a few alterations and tweaks, including adding buttons up the back, Rachel had found the vintage wedding dress of her dreams.
Rustic wooden tables set with mismatched bottles, doilies as runners, real vintage glassware, and beautiful vintage silver perfectly set the tone for this rustic and romantic vintage theme. To add a personal touch to their special day, Rachel and Scott included a few DIY wedding details such as the dinner menus, which were cleverly written on reclaimed doors. The homemade grape jelly wedding favors were lovingly made by the bride’s parents, who live in rural Indiana. The place settings were accented with sprigs of rosemary from Scott’s parents’ backyard. Fragrant centerpieces of succulents complemented with sprigs of rosemary were scattered throughout the tables, along with vases filled with fresh flowers for a comfortable, yet elegant touch.
Rachel and Scott also shipped in some famous Tell City Pretzels from the bride’s hometown. Other intimate and personal touches also included vintage wedding photos of each of the couple’s family members in attendance and their 60 guests were invited to use the vintage typewriter to sign the guest list.
The Wedding Experts:
Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Groom’s parents’ backyard
Officiant: Pastor Jason Fritz from Highlands Church
Invitation Designer: LittleOwl Letterpress
Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio
Catering: Rendezvous Catering
Florist: Liz Mareno
Cake: Variety of tartes by Rendezvous Catering
Wedding Dress: Mill Crest Vintage
Wedding Dress Redesign & Alterations – Janet Kirkman
Reception Dress – Aidan Mattox
Bridal Accessories: Shoes – Hey Lady Shoes, Veil – Unveiled Bridal Designs, Garter –JLWeddings, Earrings – Majorica
Bridesmaid’s apparel and accessories: Dress – Jcrew, Bridal party robes – Plum Pretty Sugar
Hair and make-up: Ohana Spa & Salon
DJ: Teffanie Brasch
Favors: Homemade grape jelly made by the bride’s parents
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Rings: Bride – Schmitt Jewelers (custom), Groom – Stuller
Vintage Soda Bottles: Smeeks
Pretzels: Tell City Pretzels