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A Charming Vintage Wedding in Wheaton, IL

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Amy & Neil in Wheaton, IL
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A lace and tulle overlay on the skirt of Amy's strapless A-line, Casablanca gown lent a romantic feel to her ensemble.
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A graphic designer in Brooklyn (where the couple now lives) created the design for the whimsical invitation suite, which the couple was able to print at home on paper from a local retailer.
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Amy found her "something blue" sequined wedding shoes at Anthropologie.
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The bride's simple, all-white bridal bouquet was filled with roses and ranunculuses.
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The bridesmaids carried vintage-style bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, brunia berries and dusty miller.
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A single white bloom was pinned to the groom's lapel.
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A friend of the bride designed the programs, and the couple printed them at home on paper from Paper Source.
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Amy and Neil kept their ceremony decor to a minimum, letting the floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the winter landscape take center stage.
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The reception tables were topped with an eclectic mix of vintage Mason jars, milk glass vases and tea lights that the bride found at various thrift stores. The red menu cards were hand-folded into fortune tellers and sat at each place setting.
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The altar was handmade by a friend of the couple. More than 200 hand-cut snowflakes hung from the top for a light, airy feel.
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Milk glass vases held blue hydrangeas, dusty miller and white roses. Vintage blue Mason jars served double-duty as votive holders, and cast a soft glow on the tables.
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A sweet pennant decorated the top of the three-tier buttercream wedding cake.
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Small colorful buttons, designed and printed at home, were a fitting favor to take home at the end of the celebration.

Amy & Neil in Wheaton, IL

College sweethearts Amy and Neil chose their home state of Illinois for their February nuptials. "From the very beginning we knew we wanted our wedding to reflect love and marriage and the joining of two families," says Amy. They decided to forgo a specific theme or colors, choosing instead to DIY as much of the wedding as possible. The result was a meaningful, highly personalized celebration filled with warmth.
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