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Vintage rockabilly wedding : Michonne + Mike

January 20, 2010
Jennifer Rau sent over this adorable, vintagey rockabilly wedding in the Arizona desert that she recently shot. Many cute details to inspire y’all. And the bride’s dress is quite lovely. And fancy. We do love a fancy dress. And a casual one too, but in this case fancy dress + tattoos + converse on the groomsmen is pretty darn cute.

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Michonne’s dress is Carolina Herrera… and one that she nearly didn’t try on because she KNEW it would be out of her price range. Except it ended up being the store model that was on sale and she got a killer deal. Sometimes things are meant to be.


As Michonne says, they wanted to have a super rad wedding, with a hotrod/vintage/rockabilly meets family reunion theme. Mike and his groomsmen brought the rockabilly and hotrod elements (most of them build their own hotrods in their free time) and she and her girls brought the vintage flair. With plenty of little DIY projects mixed in.

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Michonne’s mom made her little pleated ribbon bracelet. She wanted something that would resemble the detail of her dress, but not detract from it. Mom stepped in and took over that project and also ended up making her veil. Good mom.

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The bride is also a quilter and so obviously has an obsession with prints and patterns and lovely fabrics. Naturally, she sewed her own napkins for the reception, which became a perfect little gift for her guests. Some didn’t end up taking theirs so a select few got a perfect 4 piece set. Lovely how it all works out.

She printed the favor tags from Betsy White as a nice addition to her favors. Way to use internet resources Michonne!

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Cupcakes made the night before and frosted the day of by Mom, aunt, and another family friend. Michonne made the beautiful little fabric flowers that decorated the tables.


And the cake was a surprise for Mike. They baked his grandma’s banana cake, with professional icing done by Michonne’s aunt last minute. Turns out she used to work in a pastry shop and had kept her handy talent hidden up until the wedding day!


Such a great wedding you guys! Congratulations and thank so much for sharing.

Photography: Jennifer Rau / Dress: Caroline Herrera / Save-the-Date and Invitation: Brian Johnson of Design Concern / Florals: Flowers By Jodi / Hair: Way Cool Hair / Reception: The Tuck Shop