Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Vintage Details Give Weddings Classic Feel

Combining the old and the new, these couples used their vintage details to create a modern-yet-elegant wedding day.

Photos by Jeff Swensen Photography

As they are both chefs, Jacqueline Wardle and Nathan Schoedel wanted special kitchenware to be used on their wedding day. After searching at Vintage Alley Rentals, based in Crafton Heights, with the help of owner Tricia Derry, Jacqueline and Nathan found many vintage objects to feature in their wedding day.

Along with sofas that gave guests an interesting seating option outside of the tent at the reception, held at a private estate in Wexford, the couple also found an old kitchenette, which held the guest book. Guests were able to write the couple notes on vintage yellowing recipe cards that Jacqueline found. The menu was written on antique menu boards, and the guest list was displayed on French doors.

The couple even managed to incorporate their medieval-like theme in the food, which was cooked over a wood fire.

“It was very ‘Game of Thrones’-esque,” Jacqueline says.

The couple didn’t just play to their connection forged by being chefs when decorated their wedding day.

“We live on the top of Mt. Washington, so people always call us lovebirds,” Jacqueline says, which is why the couple decided to feature vintage birdcages in their decor.

Photos by Kristen Wynn Photography

Influenced by the 1920s, Brittany Rambo and Corey Dickey’s wedding on Sept. 3 had a classic and elegant vibe, shown from Brittany’s dress details to the vintage escort cards.

The couple featured a vintage suitcase that had old photos of their family members, including wedding photos from family members’ big days. The display was accented by antique picture frames and pearls.

Corey created escort cards modeled after vintage train tickets for the reception located at Grand Concourse. The cards, which read “Welcome to the wedding of Brittany & Corey,” directed guests to their tables.

Photos by Ryan Zarichnak Photography

Katie Kurtzman and Adam Longshore wove many themes into their Sept. 30 wedding day: autumn, Pittsburgh, music and vintage. Katie and Adam’s goal was to incorporate as many details that they loved as possible without “trying too hard,” according to Katie.

When it came to vintage touches, Katie and Adam wanted to be subtle but allow their style to show through.

“That’s what our home is like,” Katie says.


Many of Katie and Adam’s vintage details were part of their attire. Adam wore vintage emerald cufflinks to match his dark green tuxedo and Katie’s tsavorite engagement ring. Katie also wore her mother’s Juliet cap veil and her tartan plaid heels, along with her great-grandmother’s garter and her grandmother’s topaz ring.

For the actual wedding, Katie collected antique brass candlesticks of different shapes and sizes, which decorated the head table. The couple also assembled a collection of vintage postcards, which acted as their guest book. To transport guests, Katie and Adam hired vintage buses that were from the 1950s and ‘60s.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Latest

Can't Miss Concerts in Pittsburgh in July

This month's lineup includes Belle and Sebastian, Kurt Vile and actor-turned-rockstar Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters.

Recommended Pittsburgh Eating: 3 Recent Dishes I Loved

PM dining critic Hal B. Klein is eating seasonal salads, sushi and sandwiches.

Transit May Improve Thanks to New Technology

Public transit users may luck out if Port Authority’s wristband ticketing service experiment goes well.

The 400-Word Review: Toy Story 4

Pixar's signature series comes up with an enjoyable fourth chapter. Just don't set your expectations too high.

The Latest Restaurant Openings In Pittsburgh

We say hello to three new Galley Group concepts, plus Con Alma, Over Eden and Inner Groove Brewing.

The Business of Building Cookie Table Bridges

After her cookie table bridges proved to be a hit at her own wedding, a Pittsburgh bride has taken her idea to the next level.

All You Need to Know About Fireworks in Pennsylvania

With new state fireworks laws in place, Pennsylvanians will get a little more freedom to celebrate this Fourth of July.

July 2019: Best of Culture in Pittsburgh

Check out some of the finest plays, dance performances and exhibits taking place this month in Pittsburgh.

What We're Reading in July: The Pioneers

The Pioneers is historian and Point Breeze native David McCullough’s retelling of the settlement of the wilderness northwest of the Ohio River, which contained the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Perspectives: On Caring to See

A teacher at the University of Pittsburgh learns a lesson about street medicine.

PPG Paints Singin' the Blues for 2020 Color of the Year

Meant to offer relief from the anxieties of today’s fast-paced lifestyle, Chinese Porcelain is a mix of cobalt and ink blue. Here’s why you can expect to see more of it in the coming year.

Watch: The Best of Three Rivers Arts Festival

The 60th Three Rivers Arts Festival is history, but you can still soak in the memories of the music, art and food.

This Brit Fell in Love with Pittsburgh's Dirt

During the Civil War, a British writer was enchanted by Pittsburgh’s dirt and soot.

Artist Invites Public to Add to Time Capsule at Arts Festival

Toby Fraley’s love for historical photos inspired him to take the next step for Pittsburgh’s future.

New Dimensions: The Comic Book Store's Surprise Move

Comic-book (store) avengers. How a sprawling comic-book shop moved out of its longtime home — and reopened for business mere hours later.