Vintage-Glam Inspired Wedding

Timing is everything.  When I stopped by the Vermont Vows & Well Wed offices to grab a few copies of the newest issue and mentioned to Krista Washburn that I was working on a vintage-glam inspired winter wedding for a friend she swooped in like a super-heroine of ribbon & décor to offer up a variety of gray and silver ribbons, buttons and feathers out of her many bins of fabulousness to generously share with me.

Being a DIY bride and an artist, Melissa had most of the details figured out before we even met, so I jumped in to help add some finishing touches.

There were several creative hands on deck handling the details.  The bride’s mother not only made her wedding dress, but she made super cute hand muffs for the bride and her attendant adorned with her grandmothers’ (yep, we’re talking about both grandmothers) vintage crystals.

One of my favorite details from her day has got to be her favors–hand crocheted snowflakes which were made by a friend!

Orchids, roses, feathers, cedar and seeded eucalyptus make up these wearable designs.

 These are easily some of my all-time favorite boutonniere and corsage designs.

Handmade handwarmers truly did add the perfect touch to this winter wedding.

And handmade favors added that finishing touch of personalization to the day.

Congratulations to Melissa & Shawn on a beautiful wedding created by so many loving hands!


  • daria bishop

    March 1, 2010 at 10:32pm ·

    alison, these are absolutely beautiful!! wouldn’t it be fun to work together on a vintage-themed wedding?

  • krista washburn

    March 1, 2010 at 11:29pm ·

    Your work is stunning (as always)! Love Love Love the muffs! Lets go ribbon shopping soon!!!!

  • alison

    March 2, 2010 at 9:52am ·

    Thanks so much!…and, Daria, I would LOVE that!!!

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