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I am in love with this VINTAGE SHABBY CHIC + BURLAP & LACE WEDDING RECEPTION submitted by Kimberly Erickson! The details here are simply gorgeous! Kim spent months & months planning this event. Every little aspect just screams perfection.

Here is what Kim had to say about planning the event– “When Jessie and I happened upon seven adorable farmhouse windows, we just knew that they would be perfect for her vintage shabby chic wedding reception.  They were our inspiration in finding a sweet, simple and meaningful way to decorate and celebrate her very special day.

Some of our favorite and most meaningful details included:

Vintage books wrapped in burlap and lace and hand stamped with personal sentiments.

Rose colored goblets, a wedding gift given to Jessie’s grandmother many years ago, were draped in pearls.

Vintage teacups, some belonging to Jessie’s great-grandmothers, were used to hold rose-topped cupcakes.

Perfectly sweet Blue Ball Mason Jars were thrifted and used to hold simple rose bouquets.

Frames were made and farmhouse windows used to display pictures of the bride and groom.  Lots and lots of pictures.  Since, of course, a picture says a thousand words :)

Wood blocks were stained, covered with vintage floral papers and vinyl lettering applied to personalize each guest table and display area.

A vintage typewriter, belonging to Jessie’s great great grandfather; a vintage silver vase, costume jewelry and the sweetest pink gloves, belonging to her great great grandmother; were used to decorate the sign in table.

And then, of course, some details were included just because they are meaningful to Jessie and Zach…namely, owls :)

And some things were included just because Jessie’s loves them…

Burlap and lace, roses {simple & muted in color}, salt water taffy–wedding favors packaged in the cutest brown and white polka dot bags, vintage clothespins wrapped in old book pages and tied with lace and buttons, little aqua blue lovebirds, silhouettes, initials, white pearled gumballs, pinwheels, personalized banners, old doors, vintage keys, Scrabble tiles and a dessert buffet of favorite pastries and pies…After all, a day celebrating the love of your life should be filled with all the things you love, don’t you think?”

Personalized Guestbook- Shabby Scrap
Desserts & Groom’s Owl Cake- Schmidts Pastry Cottage
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes- One Sweet Slice
Flowers- Sunshine Creation Floral 
Vinyl Lettering- Pennies for Thoughts {[email protected]}
Canvas Prints- iPrintCanvas


Items available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Burlap, Burlap Ribbon

Ribbon, Lace

Salt Water Taffy

Pearl Gumballs

Candy Scoops

Apothecary Jars

Cupcake Liners


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  1. Gabriella says:

    Que divino!!!!!!!!

  2. Stacey Matthews says:

    This is so gorgeous! I wish I had a wedding to plan right now!

  3. Luciana says:

    I’ve just got married a month ago, and now I wanna get married again :)

  4. Audrey says:

    Lovely and meaningful theme. However, I’m confused about how they had wedding pictures of themselves on their wedding day at their wedding…?

    • Kim says:

      Hi Audrey,
      Often you hear of a bride have “bridal” photos taken before the wedding day. It is becoming common now to have “groomal” photos taken as well–pictures of the bride and groom taken before the actual wedding day. We were really happy with the results. We were able to get all the pictures that Jessie and Zach were hoping for without trying to do it all on the actual wedding day. Of course we also had photos taken on the wedding day too :) It was a win-win for us!

  5. Patricia says:

    Always great ideas! Superb!!!

  6. Mary Tere de Ramírez says:

    I loved it!!! Lo amé!!!
    Hermoso y fácil de reproducir, Gracias por compartirlo.
    Saludos desde Tamaulipas.
    Mary Tere
    Beautiful and easy to copy :)
    Thanks for share it with us.
    Greeting from Tamaulipas, México.

  7. june 1 bride says:

    I’m getting married this summer and my theme is vintage lace and burlap. Please tell me how you made the books look so old also how you printed on them? Thanks!

  8. Fran says:

    OMG!! This wedding looks over the top!!! Forget those multi-million dollar celebrity weddings! This is a true vintage theme wedding and its gorgeous! :) I love pearls, lace, pastels…anything vintage! It just makes me want to renew my vows.

  9. Nikki says:

    Did you purchase the white picture displays or make them? If you made them, do you have a list of materials and instructions?

  10. Meghan Alissa says:

    This is exactly what we want our reception to look like! So elegant :)

  11. Amber says:

    This is the most adorable wedding!!! I’m getting married in 5 weeks and if our wedding if half as cute as yours i would be happy!

  12. Jew says:

    What were the table names? I love this wedding it would be great if you post more pics.

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