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Fun and funky Vintage Hollywood style wedding on a budget

by Leanne

Hollywood Wedding headerWhen one of my very favorite people in the world announced she was getting married, it was a given that I was going to help in just about every aspect. But, I didn’t know just how much fun I was going to have with her theme, with the decor, and then while partying on the day of.

She decided on an Old Hollywood theme and she was really hoping for something different, something unique to her and her groom, and something that people would be talking about for years. She definitely succeeded on all of those fronts. Just about everything was handmade by my family and I, pieced together from items found in movie rooms, at antique shops, or craft stores, but everything was acquired on the cheap.

Introducing our fun and funky Old Hollywood style wedding on a budget Hollywood wedding at altar

Old Hollywood Wedding
Old Hollywood Wedding

Hollywood photo red wedding dress
Hollywood photo red wedding dress

Hollywood wedding bride and groom

Hollywood Wedding hair
Hollywood Wedding hair

Hollywood Wedding cakes and treats
Hollywood Wedding cakes and treats
Hollywood Wedding cakes and treats

 

Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn
Hollywood Wedding popcorn

Hollywood Wedding kiss

Want to find out more about what we used to bring together the Vintage Hollywood Wedding?

  • We started with a film trailer purchased on ebay that we could cut up and use in the bride’s bouquet, the centerpieces, and at the altar
  • Film reels and film tins purchased from salvage shop in Tacoma, WA. They were originally flat grey, but the groom spray painted them gold so they were more decorative
  • Battery-powered marquee frame for altar, purchased at Michaels on clearance and filled with engagement shots I took of bride and groom {not pictured: marquee bar sign also from Michael’s}
  • Battery-powered marquee letters for centerpieces
  • Fondant film strip for wedding cake created by me, wedding cake baked and decorated by my super talented niece
  • Bouquet made by my amazing cousin using crystals, feathers, and film strip
  • Hair clip from Icing at Northgate Mall in Seattle
  • Bride’s gown from David’s Bridal in the bridesmaid section {yes, the entire store tried to talk her out of it}
  • Groom’s suit from Nordstrom Rack
  • Photobooth backdrop from Party City clearance section
  • Bride’s fur stole from Macy’s at Northgate Mall
  • Popcorn tubs from Dollar Tree
  • Filmstrip decor bought secondhand, originally from IKEA
  • Marquee arrow from Michael’s, with added metal magnets to read “POPCORN”

Want to pin this for later? Use this handy pin: Old Hollywood Wedding Pin

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3 comments

Jessica W. February 5, 2018 - 6:54 am

That’s a great idea! It’s stylish and affordable.

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Libby April 9, 2018 - 4:34 am

What a fun wedding!

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Holly May 12, 2018 - 10:42 pm

This is amazing! I can’t believe you did it all on a tight budget!

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