Unique showcase exhibits vintage, cost-friendly ideas for brides

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Getting married can cost a fortune! But, a unique bridal show held on Sunday proved you don't have to go broke to have the perfect wedding.

At Restoration Emporium brides came for a “Vintage Bridal Celebration” to get tips and ideas to do it on their own.

"This kind of environment is a great place for them to find treasures and to find unique stuff," said Restoration Emporium owner Chrysalyn Huff.

Photographer Kia Bondurant with Kia Bondurant Photographers said more brides are bucking the trend to be different.

"I see brides really trying to make their weddings personal,” said Bondurant.

"They're not looking in the magazines and looking at the trends and copying exactly,” she said.

So what's hot?

"Gold is coming in really fast and really strong," said Huff.

Bondurant said vintage is in. "Something that has a story, has a history."

On display were ornamented mason jars, lots of burlap, wildflowers and repurposed old jewelry. Both women agreed you don't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful wedding.

“You can spend a lot of money only because you want to, not because you have to,” said Huff.

Restoration Emporium hosts its Vintage Bridal Celebration once a year. It's open Monday through Saturday with extended hours during First Fridays.

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