Vintage snack: A thrifty, spray-painted '70s wedding

This photo is a testament to what can be done with spray paint, a teeny tiny budget, and sheer will. The bride thrifted her dress too. What I wouldn't do to find that number at a thrift store today. And those glasses. Want.

So, enjoy the retro style and check out what Kendra said about her submission:

My grama married her second husband in 1971 and inherited eight children in addition to her own three and the foster child they adopted. So, they were obviously on a budget. Her veil is a leftover door screen and a bleach lid, spray painted gold. She bought her gold and blue paisley mini dress at the Salvation Army and her shoes were hand-me-downs spray painted gold. The best part is the bouquet, though — Rememberance Day poppy pins sewn together. I love it and she inspired my bouquet for my upcoming wedding.

Do you have vintage wedding photos hidden away? Email me! Try to include as much info as you know about the photo, plus your Tribe or personal URL, if you have one.

  1. That is one thrifty grama. She totally rocks it.

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  2. That is beautiful, and so meaningful that they brought such a large family together. I do love her bouquet, what a clever idea!

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  3. DAMN! that is one spectacular Grama, Kendra! thanks for sharing!

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  4. Damn you OBB. Those rainbow roses were just so epic the other day I decided I must have them, but I love the poppy bouquet too. Granted because I love the song "Remembrance Day" by B-Movie, but still.

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  5. Love it! Sent my mom's 60's wedding pics in by e-mail. Very retro. :o)

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  6. This is a fantastic photo. It totally made me take a moment to reflect on how really fantastic life is.

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