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July 2, 2019

After Ten Years, These Two Tied the Knot With a Vintage Inspired Wedding

If you’ve been following along, you already know that Shelby is my best friend and she got married this past May. We were lucky enough to work on all of her stationery. She kept the vintage theme from start to finish. With her Save the Dates, Bridal Shower Invitations & the actual wedding invitations. But, in all honesty, the stationery doesn’t even compare to how beautiful the rest of their days. So let’s get right into it:

outdoor wedding photo

Your Name, Age, Job & Where You’re From:

Shelby Haskins (Yates), 26, Lead Intervention Specialist, Cincinnati, OH

Your Spouse’s Name, Age, Job & Where They’re From:

Tanner Yates, 26, IT Recruiter, Cincinnati, OH

How You Two Met:

Our parents introduced us.

What was your first impression of each other?

I thought Tanner was very shy, he hardly spoke to me at all the first couple of times we met. Tanner said he thought “Wow, she is cute.” I was 16, had braces, and was slightly chunky.. so that’s saying a lot.

How did the proposal happen?

With the help of one of my bridesmaids, who is also my educational aide, Tanner orchestrated a group picture with all of my students. I was coming out of a meeting, knowing that a group picture was being taken. Tanner came out from the group of students and proposed. I was completely surprised and burst into tears immediately.

What was the style of your wedding?

I don’t know the technical term for our style, but I wanted it to have a very vintage feel with a dash of Harry Potter. I wanted everything to be simple but really reflect our style.

taupe and green bridal party

What were your colors? What did the bridal party wear?

We did not have set colors, but it was earthy tones. The bridesmaids wore taupe and the groomsmen wore olive suits with green tones.

Did you have any unique features in the decor?

The decor was my favorite part of our wedding! We had old mismatched chairs and the tables were set with old books, moss, brass candle sticks, dried flowers, and lanterns.

What was your favorite part of the wedding to plan?

I would have to say meeting with Queen City Vignette and planning the center pieces and other vintage decorations. Meeting with them made me so excited for the wedding and it was the first time I saw my vision coming to life.

If you had to pick a favorite moment of the day what would it be?

Our first look. I was so anxious the entire day, but finally seeing Tanner made me so much calmer. Seeing him cry was a bonus too.

Did you do a first look? Why/why not? Are you happy about that decision?

Yes! It was the best decision we could have made. We were able to do all the pictures before the ceremony, so the party got started quicker! I also got to spend so much more time with Tanner, which is the entire point of the day!

dried flower wedding bouquet vintage inspired

vintage old books wedding centerpieces

Ceremony & Reception Venues: Urban Artifact
Stationery: Unica Forma
Photographer: Genesis Geiger
Florist: Botanica 215
Gown: Blush Bridal (Lillian West dress)
Hair: Zephyr Salon
Makeup: Morgan Morrison
Veil: Borrowed from Jordin Brinn

olive green groomsmen vintage wedding
Call It Spring
Engagement & Wedding Rings: Stafford Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wendy’s Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Rentals: Queen City Vignette
Catering: Gomez Salsa
Desserts: Scrumptious Crumbs
Music/DJ: DJ Toad
Guest Count: 190

Anything else you want to share?

I cannot say enough about all of my vendors. They all made the day absolutely perfect. I would recommend any of them, whether you live in Columbus or Cincinnati. Jordin and Unica Forma went above and beyond my wildest dreams with all of my stationery. They were so unique and 100% our personality and vintage style.

Want to work with us?

Interested in creating your custom wedding stationery with us? I would love to hear more about your story! We can work together to dream up the perfect paper for your big day!  Just fill out our questionnaire and I will be in touch!

Unica Forma Wedding Invitations

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