Handmade Vintage Wedding by Keeping Time Photography

When: August 6, 2016 | Where: Michigan | Theme: Outdoor, Handmade, Vintage | Colors: Blue

Tommy and Lindsay’s early August wedding is full of lovely colors, vintage decor and handmade details which all make it a unique one. With creative flare and excellent eye for details, Lindsay and her family put together a stunning outdoor handmade vintage wedding at a newly remodeled barn.

From gathering antique and vintage decor at every chance they got, using mini potted succulents as favors, to the cakes, ties and garter which were all made by Lindsay’s mum, we are totally loving this handmade vintage wedding by Keeping Time Photography.

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About the Couple

“Tommy and Lindsay first “met” 12 years ago when Tommy’s family came over to Lindsay’s family home just down the road from one another to pick out a puppy to take home, but they really didn’t get to know each other until after the year after they graduated high school in 2007.

They grew up in neighboring towns and their schools were rivals. Lindsay remembers seeing Tommy playing football outside of his high school and was instantly attracted. After hanging out with mutual friends and seeing their chemistry click, they dated for seven years before getting engaged.”

Proposal Story

“Tommy and Lindsay got engaged on Memorial Day, May 25th 2015 after a long day of surprises. Lindsay thought that they had just gotten a bunch of friends together to enjoy the day off of work with a small wine tour and lunch, but that managed to turn into a surprise birthday bash for Lindsay (whose birthday was the following week.)

After the initial surprise of a birthday party for Lindsay with all of Tommy and Lindsay’s closest friends at a well known Traverse City, Michigan restaurant, Minerva’s located in the heart of downtown, the night continued 10 floors up at The Beacon Lounge, known to locals as the Top of The Park. Top of the Park overlooks the Grand Traverse Bay and has amazing views of the sunset. Local musician, Levi Britton was performing that evening as he always did on Monday evenings.

One moment of the evening, just as the sun was about to set, Lindsay came back from the bathroom to find Tommy had taken the stage with his guitar and had begun to sing Ed Sherran’s, “Thinking Out Loud” to Lindsay, even personalizing parts of the song to say her name. After Tommy was done performing, Lindsay rushed over to hug him already crying, when he handed her a beautiful arrangement of flowers. Lindsay turned the flowers around admiring their beauty when she saw a ring box nuzzled inside of the arrangement.At that moment, Tommy took the box and got down on one knee and proposed! The sun was setting at that very moment and the crowd broke out into cheers for the newly engaged couple!

Tommy had all of their friends in on this and had multiple people recording the moment and snapping photos. It was a truly beautiful day!”

Wedding Planning Advice

“Details are important, your guests will notice them and acknowledge your hard work.

Make sure that your special day reflects who you and your significant other are. We had so many of our guests come up to us, saying that they enjoyed how personalized our wedding and reception were and that they could see our personalities written across everything.

Remember to take time out of not only the wedding day, but the whole planning process, to relax and enjoy your significant other’s company.

Most importantly, have fun!” – Lindsay

Special details of the Handmade Vintage Wedding

  • All of the decorations were made by the bride’s mother and friends.
  • The groom scouted garage sales and vintage thrift shops for furniture for the wedding.
  • The bride’s mother handmade the groom’s and groomsmen’s bow-ties and the bride’s garter.
  • The bride wore gold and opal earrings that were a gift from her grandmother that were given to her from her late husband – the brides’ grandfather.
  • The wedding ceremony and reception took place at a long time family friend’s home within and behind their beautifully redone barn.
  • The couple provided many different yard games for adults and children which included a chalkboard made out of an old headboard for the younger guests (or the young at heart) to color on.
  • The “guestbook” was an old vintage door from the brides’ childhood home that was painted in chalkboard paint.
  • The groom purchased light up LED foam sticks for the guests to use while on the dance floor.


Photographer: Keeping Time Photography//Dress Store: Bay Bridal//DJ: Executive Sounds//Dress Store: fantastic finds//Floral Designer: Hoopers Farm Gardens//Apparel: Men’s Warehouse//Invitation Suite: Holly Thomas Design//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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