5 Aug

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

With the help of their loved ones, Amanda + Michael spent practically every day of their two-year engagement designing and collecting and crafting away. From the elegant invitation suite to the fabric and lace flowers to Amanda’s absolutely stunning gown, almost every gorgeous little detail in this Seattle soiree was a DIY. Check out the rest of Yvonne Wong’s soft and lovely photos below, and read on to hear just how Indiana Jones (yep, Indiana Jones!) inspired their big day. Click here to view the full gallery of images!

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

From Amanda: I spent the first three months of our engagement drooling over wedding blogs and the billion wedding magazines I had collected since being a little girl. I found myself gravitating towards something timeless with a neutral and metallic palette. I then asked Mike what he wanted our theme to be and he said with serious enthusiasm, “Indian Jones.” The world stopped and for a brief second I thought, “What did I get myself into?” After many questions trying to get to the bottom of what about Indian Jones he liked, we came to the conclusion it was the time period. The late ‘20s and early ‘30s—how well-made everything was, how dapper the men looked and glamorous the women, the attention to detail—and so our vintage Hollywood glam theme was born.

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Amanda’s sparkly Jimmy Choo slingbacks are pretty much as lovely as it gets.

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

My dress was made from start to finish by my mom, a seamstress turned chocolatier. She executed my vision beautifully, and hands down beat out every high-end gown I tried on. From the fabrics to hand-beading the bodice (yes she beaded the entire thing!) and the embroidered blue heart from my dad’s shirt who passed away unexpectedly the September before, I literally could not imagine anything more stunning.

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Being a graphic designer, Amanda designed, printed, cut and assembled all of the invitations and paper goods herself. And did a fabulous job we might add.

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

DIY balsa wood roses and handmade flowers bridal bouquet | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

During the engagement, my sister, mom and I spent many, many hours sewing flowers from ribbon, fabric, lace, and tulle. Each flower was finished with a vintage button center and floral tape-wrapped wire stem.

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

DIY balsa wood roses and handmade flowers bridal bouquet | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

DIY balsa wood roses and handmade flowers bridal bouquet | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam wedding stationery | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

Vintage glam Seattle wedding | photo by Yvonne Wong | 100 Layer Cake

What a sweet, sweet video too! Congrats Amanda + Michael!

Photographer: Yvonne Wong / Videographer: Caleb Alvarado / Venue & Catering: Court in the Square / Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison / Cakes: Bride’s mother / Truffles: Pink Peony Chocolates (bride’s mother’s company) / Macarons: Le Panier French Bakery / Invitation Designer: Bride / Transportation: British Motor Coach, Inc. / Officiant: Reverend Ray Van Winkle / DJ: Kevin Olson from Disco Royale Entertainment / Ceremony Musicians: Paul & Justine / Bride’s Dress: Bride’s mother / Shoes: Jimmy Choo and TOMS for dancing / Fur Stoll: Made by bride’s mother and aunt / Hair Brooch: Nina Shoes / Earrings: Vintage, borrowed from a family friend / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Moda Fina / Groom’s Suit: Montefino Uomo / Shoes: Bostonian / Tie: Bar III / Belt: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Cufflinks: BCR Designs / Wedding Band: Jewelry by Johan / Fedora: Bailey of Hollywood

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Comments

  1. What a stunning wedding, love Amanda’s style.

  2. Oh my goodness! Does vintage get any better?? Just beautiful! And her dress is stunning!

  3. Beautiful couple & wedding:)

  4. Amanda, your wedding invitations are stunning! May I ask where you got the pocket fold envelopes from? Thanks!

  5. What a gorgeous wedding! Where did you get those table numbers?!?!

  6. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! And to 100 Layer Cake for featuring our wedding. Planning and the day of were so much fun.

    @ Stephanie: I got the pocket fold envelopes from Paper & More. They have a variety of sizes, styles and colors and great to work with. Mine were the A-7 Cascade, Champagne Metallic. http://www.paperandmore.com/pocket-invitation-cards

    @ Nicole the table numbers were from BHLDN, they don’t carry them anymore but have some on stakes that are similar. My husband made the wood stands. http://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-table-signage?showAll=1

  7. It was a glorious event! Congratulations to everyone!

  8. Awesome pics! How the heck did you manage a sunny day in Seattle?

  9. Would LOVE to know where she got the table numbers– beautiful!

  10. *Indiana Jones

  11. Amazing wedding!!! love it! Gorgeous pictures!!

  12. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and 100 Layer Cake for featuring our wedding. It was a fabulous day.

    For those who have asked…
    Table numbers were from BHLDN. They don’t have them anymore but have some similar on metal stakes. My husband made the wood stands.
    Pocket envelopes were from Paperandmore.com. They have a variety of sizes and colors. Mine were the A7 Cascade Champagne Metallic Pocket Folder.

  13. Amanda, your wedding was beautiful!

    I have a question about your flowers. Are all of them handmade? They look amazing! What materials did you use and did you have a template to show you how to make the flowers? I don’t have a sewing machine nor am I good with a needle and thread but I can try…

    Thank you!

  14. He had said it right that the real classical things go dark horses at any time in the future. The wonderful pictures of this wedding have proved him correct.

  15. Does anyone know where I could get the mailing labels with the bevels corners…I have looked everywhere.

  16. I really like your wedding invitations and all the picture and dresses in this blog are awesome. If there is any marketplace that helps event planners and consumers to find and book a unique wedding venue in Seattle. Please help me!

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