What happens when you mix burlap and lace? A rustic and romantic vintage wedding. Emily of Fresh Ivey Photography shared with us this beautiful wedding made with so many homemade details: The wedding gown was handmade by the bride’s mother, decorative lace and twine balls were provided by friends of the bride, and all the desserts were cooked by the neighborhood church friends. Burlap and lace were the predominant materials here, but combined with furs and intricate details, these humble materials ended up looking classy and vintage.

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On November 19, 2011 I married my best friend of 14 years! Our families have been friends for many years, and Isaac and I started our friendship when I was in junior high. Though there were always some feelings there, we began seriously dating a few years after graduating from college. Very quickly I realized that my best friend was also the love of my life.

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The most special DIY detail was my wedding dress handmade by my mother. A seamstress by trade, my mom made all of our dresses for prom and other significant events in our lives, so from a young age I always knew that I wanted her to make my wedding dress. The whole process of designing the dress with her, going to the fabric stores to choose the perfect fabric, and every custom fitting, was a wonderful, sweet, and emotional experience. And the dress turned out exactly as I dreamed! The morning of the wedding I got ready in my parent’s bedroom, a Spanish tradition, surrounded by my sisters, mom and close friends. That is a memory I will always cherish.

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We live in California now, but we both grew up on the East coast and got married in Philadelphia in the fall, my favorite season of the year. It was a wonderful crisp fall day with just enough vibrant leaves left on the trees to provide a beautiful backdrop to our day. It provided just the right compliment to our burlap and lace, rustic and romantic, theme. I am the youngest of seven siblings, and the last girl in my family to get married. The wedding was so special to me because my sisters, mom, and friends came together to make this a DIY wedding in every sense of the phrase. Luckily, I have very creative friends and sisters, and they basically made everything by hand, from the letterpress invitations hand pressed by my sister-in-law, to the gorgeous lace balls hanging from the ceiling, to the amazingly delicious desserts at our dessert table. It was a real labor of love and everything turned out beautifully! We were married at the church I grew up in and the reception was on the lawn where I played countless times as a child. It was sweet, intimate, romantic, and very special to our hearts.

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After months of planning, our actual wedding day went by in a flash! But being surrounded by our family and friends at the wedding that they put together for us, is something that Isaac and I will always remember. And thanks to our awesome photographer, we have amazing photos to last a lifetime!

CREDITS
Photographer: Fresh Ivey Photography
Decor: Crafted Details & Rose Holden
Invitations: Rachel Paley
Desserts: Lydia & Deborah
Vintage pieces: Simply Curated

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19 comments
tara
tara

How did you get all clustered together?  Are they glued together? 

Ana Maria Ottoni
Ana Maria Ottoni

Hi, I`m from Brazil . Would be possible for you share the how to of those laces balls? Tkanks a lot!

Sharon Paley
Sharon Paley

To all of the commentors above, we made the lace balls by basically gluing the doilies to large balloons, let them set, and then deflated the balloons. Be careful which adhesive you use, though, as some will soften with humidity as we realized. Probably best to use something with some starch in it. Good luck!

Hanna Odendaal
Hanna Odendaal

@Sharon Paley Hi Sharon. I love the doilie balls that you made but I am struggling to get hold of so many doilies. Where did you get so many?

Cynthia
Cynthia

Can you provide instruction on the lace and doily balls. They're great! Thanks so much

Mercedes
Mercedes

Hey Ladies! I'm not sure if SHE made them this way but I know you can spray glue the dollies onto a blown up balloon or wrap the string around one and then spray with the glue. Allow to dry then pop the balloon! Hope this helps

Sigga
Sigga

Hi Lucia I would love to know how you made those lace and doily balls - would you mind sharing it?

Kirsten
Kirsten

CCould you please tell me how you made the lace balls? I am the maid of honor for my friends wedding and would love to make those!

Stephanie Freas
Stephanie Freas

I am getting married next march and I'm doing black and white . Those lace Balls would be perfect ! Mind sharing how you made them ! Thanks

Brook
Brook

Would you mind sharing how to make the lace and Dollie balls? Thanks I love them

Lundy
Lundy

Can you please let me know how you made your balls? I love them and would love to incorporate them into my daughter's room.

Cheryl
Cheryl

Can you give me decorations on the lace balls how to make them. Please and thank you! They are so pretty.

Tanya
Tanya

Can you give details on how you made those balls? They are gorgeous!

Sara
Sara

Your dress is absolutely gorgeous! Love the fact that the front is beautifully modest. You are a very lucky girl. :)

Deanna
Deanna

What material did you use for twine balls? Twine? Yarn? Did you color them or purchase them this pink color? Thanks!

Lucia
Lucia

yes they are!

theresa
theresa

Are the doily balls a DIY???

Whitney
Whitney

Hi! My name is Whitney Willis. I am getting married in March 2014 and currently on the hunt for cute DIY decorations. I absolutely LOVE your pictures of the decorations you used! So cute but simple, and that is my exact goal. Can you tell me how you made the lace and doily balls, and the doily/poms on the string? Thanks!

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