26 Mar

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Like lots of couples, these lovebirds were on a budget. (We feel ya, Brandon + Abby.) But that didn’t stop them from having the wedding of their dreams. These two embraced every opportunity to come up with creative yet thrifty ways to give their big day the playful vintage vibe they desired (including crafting their hearts out for weeks before the wedding and letting their loved ones pitch in too). T&C Photographie was there to capture all the sweet moments and DIY details.

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DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Abby saved some major cash by picking up all the flowers at Whole Foods and a local farmers market. They have a rustic, wildflower vibe and cost a fraction of the price of most wedding flowers.

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Embroidery hoop escort cards | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Abby + Brandon’s invitation invited guests to “a casual, colorful, urban-rustic, jubilant celebration of New Creation. Crying discouraged. Tacos included.” Love that!

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

That just took DIY to a whole awesome, new level. Congrats Abby + Brandon!

Photographer: T&C Photographie / Event Design & Coordination: The bride & her sister / Venue: Kitchen Chicago / Hair: Samantha Evans / Makeup: Christie Cerquitella / Flowers: Green City Farmer’s Market & Whole Foods Market / Invitation Designer: Bride & groom / Cake: Akin Cakes / Catering: Antique Taco / Rentals: M&M Events & North Shore Productions / Bride’s Dress: Vintage from Silver Moon Vintage / Shoes: Sole Society / Veil: Ruche / Sash: Project U / Earrings: Anthropologie / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Vest: J.Crew / Shoes: Aldo / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche and ModCloth

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Comments

  1. Love this DIY wedding! The bride has awesome style. Love her glasses.

  2. What a perfectly charming wedding! Kudos, Abby and Brandon!

  3. Some great ideas there… loving the design of her dress also :) oxox

  4. Charming!

  5. The event space is gorgeous, and the wedding is even more beautiful! By any chance, do you know how the couple was able to use Kitchen Chicago as an event space? I would love to consider it as a venue myself, but from my understanding one has to hold a certification for food sanitation in Chicago?

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