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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.

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