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A Vintage Wedding in Wells, ME

Alli wore Joel’s late grandmother’s wedding dress, which she had altered to fit her personality and taste. “The neckline and sleeves were exactly my s

Alli wore Joel’s late grandmother’s wedding dress, which she had altered to fit her personality and taste. “The neckline and sleeves were exactly my style and I just loved it,” she recalls, although she felt the bottom was too princess-y. After the ceremony, she topped the gown with a forest-green velvet shrug.

Joel knew he wanted to wear some sort of color, and Alli thought he would look just stunning in velvet.
The programs matched the invites and were printed on what looked like butcher’s paper with brown ink.  They were clean, elegant, and made with recycled paper. The pages were held together by twine.
Local flowers, herbs, greens and fruits were incorporated into the centerpieces, along with wrought iron table numbers.
Shocks of wheat were tied to the chairs along the aisle. Programs and newspaper pennants were placed atop each seat.
Alli and Joel wanted everything in their wedding to be as local, reused, recyclable and antique as possible. Joel spent three months making over 1,000 newspaper pennants for the reception décor!
Repurposed wooden crates were topped with fresh florals and votive candles, adding to the day’s rustic and antique vibe.