We Hosted a Beautiful Vintage Garden Wedding


We hosted a beautiful vintage garden wedding.

On the morning of the big day it was pouring rain and I was panicking. What were we going to do?

By the time Annie stepped out of the house, the sun was out and the rest of the evening was simply magical.

a naked wedding cake with a wooden topper that says Thomas & Annie for their covid wedding

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Everything was ready for a little backyard wedding.

The table was set with vintage salad plates, teacups, and glassware. Visit this post to see where I buy my vintage HERE.


After the ceremony where Annie married her love Tommy, the Bride & Groom went for a boat ride with the parents. We are so lucky to have Tommy and his family in our lives.

We had a simple charcuterie board table for appetizers

It was so much fun turning our greenhouse into a wedding bar

We dined on Filet & Lobster. Toasted the Bride & Groom with Pol Roger champagne. It was the same champagne that was served at Harry & Meghan and William and Kate’s weddings. If it is good enough for those princesses then it’s good enough for mine.


The Bride & Groom were stunning

We danced until it got dark.

June 26th was a very special day for Annie. It was the same day my parents got married 73 years earlier on the same day. My parents also got married in her parent’s yard.

Our backyard was where I married “Handy” 28 years ago last week. My parents also celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1998 in our backyard. We all vowed to love each other under the same trellis. It is a place of true love stories!

We did it, we hosted a beautiful vintage garden wedding and it was exactly how I had envisioned it.

If you want to read about Wedding #2 – The Party (yes we did this all over again one year later) you can find it HERE

Thank you Chelsea & Jordan Photography for the amazing photographs!


This wedding was so special that I had to blog about it more than once. I have another wedding post that was written days after the wedding. You can read about it HERE

Meet Me

My name is Lynn. I live in the suburbs of Chicago in a 1,300 sq. ft. home with my Handy husband, Keith.

I’m an open book about my life on my blog. You can find out more about me by visiting my About page.


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  1. Lynn
    You outdid yourself. Absolutely fabulous!! Every vintage touch and details curated and executed flawlessly. ????????????????

    1. I hope you were able to see all the pictures. I was having some issues with my site but I think I’ve fixed it.

      Time to start planning next year’s event :). See you soon!

  2. Libbie Burling says:

    Oh my gosh!! Every detail is perfection!! Congratulations to you all xx

    1. It was perfect. When it was pouring that morning, I was so sad but it ended up beautiful –

  3. Every. single. detail. is absolutely amazing! It’s such a gorgeous wedding. Hugs to you, my friend.

    1. It was so much fun preparing for it. It wasn’t nearly as stressful as I thought it would be but I was very organized and intentional – that really helped.

  4. I can’t get over those gorgeous photos! Annie look so phenomenal and what a darling couple they make, God bless them and Grant them a long long happy Lee married life! Every single detail is perfection romantic and oh so gorgeous, well done dear Lynn all that work was so worth it!

    1. Thank you Dee! Your words are always so kind and special. I miss talking to you. I will make a point to connect with you soon.

  5. Wow, you did it!! Such a beautiful venue with beautiful memories Lynn! I am sure the sweet couple will treasure the memories for years!

    1. You were the trailblazer with the backyard wedding. It’s so funny how many of us had weddings in our gardens last year.

  6. Lynn, it is so fun to see the finish wedding celebration after hearing about all of your hard work for so many months. It looks like the perfect wedding.

    1. It was so pretty. The part that I think was so special is that we got them all to ourselves. They weren’t running around visiting with all the people. I think their party next year will be all about that and we can sit back and know that we had the most special time with them at this little wedding.

    1. Thank you! It was such a labor of love to have my gardens and my home perfect for the occasion and coordinate all the wedding aspects. We were so pleased with how it turned out and the day was so special for the bride and groom.