An Eccentric Vintage Wedding With A Retro 50′s Carnival Feel In Fort Collins, Colorado
Seriously, can we just chat a moment about the checklist of awesome that is happening in this wedding?! Mix matched floral bridesmaid dress, a carnival frame ceremony backdrop, hand drawn wedding couple cartoon art, a succulent garden, various cheeky, family owned & thrift store found vintage decor touches, oh and a light blue Betsey Johnson dress wearing gorgeous bride! Phew, holy run on sentence batman, but so worth it! I am so very much in love with this offbeat wedding that reflects the couple style & personalities to a T. The bridesmaids are equally stunning with perfect hair & make-up, while the groomsmen are as dapper as ever. I think the reason this wedding reaches out to me as it does, is that it is so very clear to see who Bailie Scott & Curtis Burgess are and I love that they used their wedding a place to show case that!
Hum…what?! This is amazing. I have ever seen this before! I need this toilet paper, I mean, come on!!
“Curtis and I wanted to keep our wedding intimate and true to who we are (fun-loving, silly, and quirky). We mixed my love of vintage tablecloths/napkins and housewares with Curtis’ love of all things eccentric and unexpected. I used old scales, cameras, and tablecloths I had collected from my grandmother’s house and thrift stores as well as tons of oversized paper flowers. Curtis painted our wedding invitation which featured a squirrel bride and fox groom. He also made a huge backdrop for the ceremony. It was very 50s vintage meets colorful Tim Burton-esque eccentric quirkiness.”
“Since you can officiate yourself in Colorado, we had our siblings officiate for us. We focused on how a relationship is not only made up of a couple, but also every individual around them. We did a handfasting ceremony instead of exchanging rings. We asked each guest to tie a knot into a piece of ribbon which symbolized their love and support for our marriage. We tried to ask friends to be involved in all the aspects, so almost everyone that helped was a friend of a friend. We were lucky that we know some talented people!”
Brides Favorite Moment:
“We couldn’t think of a more meaningful place than our own home that we already shared so many memories in…including our first kiss!!!! After our ceremony was over, we took a brief walk around our neighborhood, just the two of us. It was probably the best moment in that we were able to completely focus on one another and the fact that we were married.”
Bailie is an assistant manager at a waxing studio, The Screamin Peach (they also did her make-up!) while Curtis is a tattoo artist at Tribal Rites. Curtis & Bailie met when she went to Tribal Rites for a tattoo, which Curtis gave her! Living in Fort Collins, Colorado, they have an adorable english bulldog, Felix, and are expecting their first child!
Ceremony Venue: Couple’s Home
Reception Venue: The Lincoln Center
Wedding Dress: Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Louise Hedley-Sohomode
Shoe Designer: Converse and Irregular Choice
Hair Stylist: Studio Be Salon
Makeup Artist: Screamin Peach
Florist: Alternative Blooms
Caterer: The Rainbow Restaurant
Baker: Beet Box
Wedding/Event Planner: Inspired Vintage Rentals
Photographer: One O.A.K Photography