Karen & Jon’s granny-tastic wedding decor will make your heart flutter

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All photos by Caitlin Den Boer of Adelita Rose

Jon and Karen wanted a small, casual wedding somewhere their friends and family would feel at home. So they held their wedding at a country inn in Ontario, which they booked for two nights so the whole family and wedding party could help to set up for the party. You would think that this wedding was put together by professional decorators with how amazing everything came out. These photos from their photographer, Caitlin Den Boer of Adelita Rose, are just the tip of the iceberg that is the incredible decor stylings of Jon and Karen's Ontario wedding.


Karen described her wedding color pallet as “granny-tastic,” drawing her inspiration from vintage fabrics and floral prints. She wanted the guests to feel a part of the vibe, so she used pin-back buttons covered in vintage fabric for the seating chart and everyone ended up wearing their buttons throughout the evening.





Check out all the cool decorations going on with this whole head table situation here. Tiny little pompoms hanging from great big branches, centerpieces made up of thrift store finds, and there's even the tiniest bunting banner stretched across the front of the table. So. Freaking. CUTE.


One of my favorite decor details is these vintage centerpieces. Jon and Karen collected vintage animal-shaped planters over the year and a half that they were engaged. Then they cleaned 'em up, put live cacti, succulents and flowers into them (purchased from Home Depot), and let guests take them home at the end of the night. There are also vintage bottles and doilies from her parents' collections thrown into the mix.


Oh wait, did I say the centerpieces were my favorite? I was wrong: this unicorn poster in homage to their love that was designed by the bride's sister is my MOST favorite. Do you hear me, bride's sister!? I want one!

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Comments on Karen & Jon’s granny-tastic wedding decor will make your heart flutter

  1. This is simply adorable! I agree it’s granny-tastic and that’s perfect!

  2. I love this wedding so so so much! Everything about it is perfect and wicked cute! My fiance jokes with me all the time that I’m the youngest granny ever and that I’m an old woman on the inside, so this is my kinda thing. Does anyone know about where the bridesmaid dresses came from? I was thinking about non matching florals for my girls, but all the floral I find are more of a huge bold “tropical” floral…and I want more of a vintage feel.

    • I was one of those bridesmaids! 4 out of the 6 of us are all wearing the same dress that came from a seller on Etsy who provided the fabric. They were made from old bed sheets. I can also say as someone who works at a fabric store that vintage linens are the way to go for this kind of thing, unless you want to shell out for a Liberty of London print. I love my dress sooo much that I actually wear it out all the time!

    • thank you!!! i think i have to have one of those amazing dresses for summer.

  3. I LOVE THIS! Her amazing decor completely blows away any of those so called ‘vintage’ weddings on the mainstream blogs. This, by far, is the most awesome vintagey wedding I’ve seen to date. Congrats on an amazing and beautiful wedding!

  4. Wowzers!! Granny-tastic, wish I’d thought of that *wink*.

    Commenting because whenever I am asked what my color palet is for the wedding I just shrug my shoulders and say, “nature”. I refuse to be tied down to the old “pink & green” or similar

  5. Karen, can you PUH-LEEZE fill out a full OBB profile??! I want MORE!!!

    PS- Your wedding rocks my socks.

  6. The link to the slideshow is no longer working. Is there anywhere else I can see more pictures of this wedding?

  7. Sorry everybody. I did a website changeover since this was posted.Thank you for checking out this wonderful wedding! Jon and Karen were awesome to work with!

  8. Those bridesmaid dresses are the BEST! I love the way they match but mismatch. So cute! Also, her smile is adorable. What a beautiful bride!

  9. Absolutely loved the line-up picture! Wish I could get married all over again just so I could steal this idea!

  10. I only see 8 photos and they don’t seem overwhelmingly granny-forward to me. They’re cool but I’d like to see more to really see what’s going on.

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