Sunday, June 14, 2009

Vintage Theme Wedding Costume Party


There will be a lot of photos on this post~We had a wonderful time hosting our 1st ever Vintage Theme Wedding Costume Party!! the weather was perfect we couldn't have asked for a better day. We had it on my patio/courtyard~~There were vintage honeycomb decorations, old cake toppers and photos, crepe paper, a bubble machine, little nut cups we made, lots of fairy lights and bows. Everyone was asked to come as a vintage bride, bridesmaid or anything else wedding related. We even had a grandmother of the bride and a hostess with one of those cute frilly aprons! We all brought our favorite appetizer and I made that old fashioned lime sherbet punch but added lime vodka to it. (Couldn't even tell but I think it kicked in later on, lol. )We played vintage Bride bingo and had a dirty gift exchange. Each person had to bring a cheap vintage "wedding gift" to put on the gift table. We put a number under each nut cup and the lowest number went 1st. they got to pick a gift and then the next person went and could take a new gift or steal a gift already open. That was super fun and everyone got a gift to take home. I think everyone had a great time, I know I did!! The **photo at the top is of me with my friend that I hosted the party with~I am in yellow and blue ~~there is a photo some place on here with me and my sister.




















26 comments:

TattingChic said...

That is lovely! Everyone looks so nice in their beautiful dresses and the refreshments were so elegant! :)

Lori said...

What a wonderful idea! I so wish my sister was still with me and I had girlfriends who were so fun! I am so envious of you and the fab party! Was that a real wedding cake?? Gosh, what a wonderful time for all! Thanks for sharing the event! Lori

Linda said...

Hi Michelle...everything looks just perfect...and your couryard looks wonderful, I loved the fairy lights when the sun went down. What a neat group of friends, you all looks so pretty, this party was so cool. Oh, did you make the yummy wedding cake? Enjoyed all the party pictures...hugs, Linda

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Breathtaking beauty!!! Love it all hugs...Mary

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

What a great idea. I love that you did all the vintage stuff including the trailer! It's sooo cute! Thanks for sharing your pictures, also for stopping by my blog, I will add you to my favorites list, and watch for the neat things you do!
xxxooo
Marilyn

Michelle said...

What a fun party idea! Your decorations and patio are so pretty and magically transformed to host a wedding..

Michelle

Denise said...

Well how fun was that! Everything is so pretty.. Thanks for sharing and all the wonderful pictures!

Have a gun weekend.

Jean Tuthill said...

What a fun idea! I loved seeing all the beautiful dresses and the pretty decorations, and I love how you included your wonderful little trailer in the setting. Everything looks so cute and I'm sure your friends will remember this event for a long time.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a clever party theme! Your decor is sooo pretty (love that vintage trailer) especially the table, chairs, and the dress hanging on the fence. Okay, now I am hungry for wedding cake.
Thanks for sharing the fun.

Martha's Favorites said...

That party looked like it was so much fun. I did a similar one a few years back. The difference was we had a mock wedding. The flower girl wore a child's dress pinned to the front of her shirt. I wore an old bridesmaid dress that had to be duck taped in the back. Too fun, you are a woman after my own heart. Thanks for sharing, Martha

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This was a lot of fun! Some of the pictures look like they are right out of the 50's, and yet this was a unique and personal idea...I love it.
♥, Susan

Vickie said...

What a fun and different idea! I'll bet it was a hoot seeing everyone dressed up in wedding garb. The games sounded especially fun - we play that gift game at CHristmas with our Sunday school class. I would love to visit your shop - it looks like it's packed with loads of stuff that I'd NEED in my little farmhouse!

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a very nice post, love all your pictures. Way to go with the sherbet punch, that should cheer everyone up. Thank you for coming by.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey, hey hey Michelle, I stopped in the other day but you were busy so I didn't stay. :) What fun! I am so jealous of all the fabulous vintage parties going on all over the place. Nothing ever happens in my part of the country. I have got to find a friend that loves old stuff like I do so we can travel to these things. I see a dress on one of your friends that looks suspiciously like my 1969 bridesmaid dresses...lol...only it's not pea green..Ugh! What was I thinking? And then there were the daisy bouquets....lol..a big part of the 60's. Anyway...your party looks like a blast and I just love your trailer. The ferguson tractor is Bobby G's pride and joy. :)

Cathy said...

What a great event! It looked so beautiful. I wish I was invited!!! lol

Michelle, you did a beautiful job and it looks like everyone had a blast. Just loved this post.

xo Cathy

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a fun, fun idea!!

My Shabby Roses said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day! Everything looks so pretty!

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

What fun!

Kathie Truitt said...

I love it.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Michelle, when you get a chance, please come by my blog, I have an award for you.

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my gosh what a un time! The details and effort are absolutely amazing! Loving the pic with all the ladies!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks like everyone had such a good time.

Blessings,
Spencer

Stella said...

What a fun idea for a party. And I am so wantin your vintage trailer. I have been looking for one for a long time to make into a sewing room. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

just stopping by to say hello Michele. Hope all is well

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Earl Flournoy said...

That looks so cool! Especially the trailer! My wife says she likes the dresses of the party's attendees. And the baby blue-pink motif too. She says it would have been much lovelier if the people wore Motown Tress wigs or something to further embody the theme. I wonder how they really did weddings back in the 70's.