We’ve been talking about starting a blog for ages but never got around to it or were somewhat afraid of the idea. I’m not much of a writer and the thought of coming up with something smart, witty, entertaining or educational on a regular basis is somewhat daunting. So instead I’ve decided, since a photo is worth a thousand words, to fill this blog with gorgeous photos. Not average and definitely not boring… well in my opinion of course.

* Word of warning: My grammer and punctuation have never been my strong point. Bear with me while I mutilate the english language along the way*

Its pretty strange that the first post is going to be a wedding with me in it. Except that I didn’t get married. To be fair, I’ve only met the groom twice. Our “wedding day” being the second time. You see its all a show. Why you ask? Good question. The reason we have begun to do these ‘mock up’ weddings is because we want to inspire people to think outside the box. Step away from traditional. See things in a different light. Who knew old vintage pins could make, what in my opinion, is one of the most gorgeous bouquets ever. Or that old books could looks so great stacked randomly on the table.

We are full of ideas and are constantly wanting to ‘talk someone into something’ so we decided instead to set it all up so our photos could speak for themselves. Which I think they do. Enjoy.

Who knew dandelions could be so beautiful. Apparently <a href=

Who knew dandelions could be so beautiful. Apparently Jessica did.

Thank God for talented photographers.

We were driving down the road, while taking a break for some grub, and I kid you not

I screamed out loud when I saw this car. I love it and I think it loved me a little.

Thank you to the nice lady who let us take pictures with it

I think I asked Jessica to take a photo of this bouquet every five minutes.

The bouquet was her idea so I had no problem convincing her of it.

However I did construct the 100 pound wonder. Must take some credit for this beauty.

Ah, collaborative genius.

As you can see we had alot of fun on this shoot !

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” at its best.

This dress ┬ácost $10 at a second hand store. Add a belt and some Crinoline and you’ve got a wedding dress.

A $5 necklace found at another thrift store, earrings borrowed from a friend and a pair of shoes from my closet and you’ve got an outfit.

Total cost = $15

My daughter would be proud. She’s all about the recycling.

Nothing can beat the ambiance candles bring.

Hope you enjoyed these beauties.

A HUGE thank you to Jessica Zais for taking such amazing photos and for helping us put this together. You really do bring out the best in your subjects… even when they are complete strangers. Congratulations. You killed this one.

Don’t be a stranger,


7 Responses to “Vintage Wedding Mock Up”

  1. Jessica Zais says:

    Thanks for all the kind words- can’t say enough how much I loved working with you guys on this- you ladies’ talent blows my mind!!

  2. Lacey Vander Plaats says:

    Dani! You are so awesome at this. I would get married again (to my husband) just so I could have you plan it. Love ya girl!

  3. michelle says:

    Okay, so you say you are not a writer…that is like sayin’ snow isn’t white… or something like that. You are truly gifted at writing ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDD with your creativity to the MAX!!!! I sa these pics on Jessica’s FBook but didn’t hear the story behind it till now. It makes me want to get married again…just so I can have you and all your crazy talents bring out my personality!! I think that is the biggest thing with weddings…..they are mostly cookie cutter with a few deviations….but I looove your flare!!! Sooo outta the box and outta this world lovely!!! ANDDDDD, I love, love, love….the bouquet!!!!!!!!!!! An heirloom piece that can be passed down from gen to gen…..ahhhh I want one!!!!!!!!! Good for you for showing this can be done with elegance and class without a 2000$ dress and a tux!! (okay, I am exagerrating on the dress :):) ) But anyways I just wanted to say your amazing and well yor amazing!!

    xox michelle

  4. Bonnie says:

    I love your blog Danielle !!! The photos are stunning ! And I love your “THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX” ideas !! Well done ! I can’t wait to read more !!

  5. Lisa says:

    Amazing photo shoot – love all of the ideas. Very inspiring! Thanks for documenting all of your ideas. I’m attempting to put together a brooch bouquet myself – any tips or lessons learned on the construction of it?

  6. Danielle says:

    I actually used some fake flowers as the base and then wired all the brooches and put them on top of the fake flowers. That way you don’t see them but it holds it together. I will warn you… it takes alot of patience and is harder then it looks ! I love crafts and am always creating new things but was surprised at how hard this was… although, it took me a while to figure out the fake flower thing and once I did it was much easier ! Good luck ! I would love to hear how it goes !


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