Posts Tagged ‘DIY weddings’

Oct
13
Caitlin + Seth: A Vibrant Vintage Spring Wisconsin Camp Wedding By Stephanie Bassos Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Stephanie Bassos PhotographyVenue: Camp WandawegaEvent Planner: Dean Renaud from South Social & HomeFloral Designer: The Foxglove StudioHair Stylist: Julia PishkoMakeup Artist: Sara Jean StevensShoes: AkiraRentals: Best EventsCake: Alliance BakeryOther Desserts: Serious Baked Goods and Bennison’sDJ: Kristin Marks, Jered Gummere and Jeanine O’Toole

Caitlin and Seth were married at Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wis. on May 24. “We wanted to choose a place that we could just be laid back with decorating and everyone could just enjoy being together,” Caitlin said. “We asked our friends David and Tereasa, who own Camp Wandawega if we could get married there, and they said yes! It was such a natural atmosphere for our event.” The bride wore her mother’s lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a floor-length veil and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a navy blue suit, accessorized with a pink tie. Fun fact: South Social & Home is actually owned by Caitlin! She designed her own bouquet filled with amaryllis, ranunculuses, roses, coxcombs, and peonies. Before the ceremony, the couple opted to do a first look overlooking the lake. “The weather was perfect, sunny and 75,” she said. The outdoor chapel’s sides were hung with window panels, and the ceiling was hung with crepe paper tassel garlands. Super duper do-it-yourself, right? “Friends helped with decorations and setting up. It was really a group effort with friends and family to get things set up,” Caitlin said. When not dining and dancing inside the tent, guests mingled on the lawn. Tables were decorated with crisp, white linens, candlesticks, and overflowing, gold mercury glass centerpieces. Each place setting featured a vintage plate and tea towels bundled with twine. “Attire was casual dress up. We wanted people to feel comfortable, so the dress code was lax,” she said. The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Love is all Around” by the Troggs, and at the end of the night, cut their two-tiered buttercream cake. There was also yummy Rice Krispie treats and macaroons too. See the full board here.

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Oct
09
Courtney + Brendon: A DIY Downton Abbey-Inspired Fall North Carolina Barn Wedding By Vesic Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Hooman Bharani of Vesic PhotographyVenue: The Pavilions at the Angus BarnEvent Planners: Ginger Richardson of Simply Haute Affairsand Kelly Joslin of The Pavilions at the Angus BarnDress Designer: Modern Trousseau from Tre Bella BridalShoes: Alice + OliviaGroom’s Attire: ASOSHair Stylist: OnLoKtionMakeup Artist: Pamela Hung of OnLoKtionJewelry: Forever 21Floral Designer: Marsha Snyder of MEWS DesignsCaterer: The Angus Barn; CakeCakes by Faith

Courtney and Brendon were married at The Pavilions at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, N.C. on September 7. “I grew up riding horses so it was no surprise when I found myself drawn to the idea of a barn wedding,” Courtney said. “However, I really wanted to soften the aesthetic and distance myself from the more common ‘rustic’ wedding look.” The bride wore a lace off-the-shoulder a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a gray tweet suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short dresses with various necklines and carried bouquets of hydrangeas and baby’s breath. “My bouquet had a hidden secret thanks to my florist Marsha,” she said. “My dog Pubby had passed away a few months before the wedding unexpectedly. I quite sad about not having him around for my big day. She tucked his collar inside the stems of my bouquet and accented the wrap with the Helen Ficalora charms I wear to remember him.” The outdoor ceremony, overlooking the pond, took place at sunset per the request of Courtney’s father. “He wanted to walk me down the aisle right when the sun set,” Courtney said. “He even looked it up down to the minute, which I thought was really sweet.” After the vows were sealed with a kiss, it was time for dinner and dancing underneath the pavilion. Tables were decorated with vintage vases and vessels centerpieces, pillar candles atop candelabras, and wood slices. “There is this one scene from Downton Abbey that I have always loved – they were outdoors having a garden party in late spring/early summer,” she said. “That visual reimagined as more of an early fall soiree allowed my quirky and slightly more whimsical personal style to complement the venue perfectly.” In addition to a three-tiered cake, late-night snacks also served double-duty as favors, including push-pops, peanuts, sliders, and Coca Cola. Yum! See the full board here.

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Sep
09
Ashley + Randy: A Rustic Summer California Garden Wedding by Hearts & Horseshoes Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Hearts & Horseshoes PhotographyVenue: Dallidet Adobe and GardensDress Store: The Wedding Day; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Hair Stylist: Bluebird Salon; Floral Designer: Sprigs Floral DesignsCaterer: Popolo CateringRentals: All About Events; Cake: Christine’s Cake Creations

Ashley and Randy were married at Dallidet Adobe and Gardens in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on June 21. The bride stunned in a lace illusion halter dress with a bedazzled belt and opted for a soft wavy hairstyle. She carried a bouquet of peonies, ranunculuses, astilbes, and lavender sprig, wrapped in lace and burlap. Her ‘maids donned short pale purple chiffon dresses with necklines of their choice. The groom and his men wore gray three-piece suits and purple neckties. “I really wanted to create a laid back, intimate atmosphere that reflected Randy and I as a couple,” Ashley said. Intimate it was, only 40 guests watched (while wearing their sunglasses favors), as Ashley and Randy exchanged vows in what Ashley described as a “secret garden.” The welcome table featured monogrammed letters for guests to sign, along with glass jugs asking for donations to Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America as well as a personal adventure fund. Guests learned of their seating assignments from DIY chalkboard plaques. They sat at round tables with white linens and burlap and lace table runners. Each table featured floral centerpieces that sat atop vintage books, monogrammed letters, and marbles. “All the food was gluten free, including the cake,” Ashley said. Photos of the couple were hung on string and wrapped around a tree for a natural look. Guests took home jars of homemade jam at the end of the night! Ashely’s advice to engaged couples? “Keep things in perspective,” she said. “The most important thing on your wedding day is that you’re making a commitment with the love of your life. At the end of the day, if you ended up married, it was successful!” See the full board here.

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Aug
28
Lauren + Anthony: Green and Purple Italian-Inspired Arizona Wedding by Jillian Ryan Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Photo: Jillian Ryan Photography; Venue: Cibo Urban Pizzeria Cafe; Dress Designer: Galina from David’s Bridal; Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal; Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s; Hair Stylist: Jennifer Dew; Makeup Artist: Stephanie Neilheisel; Officiant: Jerry Laurmann

Lauren and Anthony were married at Cibo Urban Pizzeria Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona on April 6. The bride wore a strapless dress with a ruched bodice and a green and purple embroidered sash, her hair in relaxed curls. She carried a bouquet of succulents, mums, baby’s breath and assorted greenery. Her ‘maids donned green floor-length strapless dresses and held bouquets filled with baby’s breath, mums, and daisies. The groom looked dapper in a purple-checkered button-up, paisley tie, and gray vest. His men wore green-checkered button-up shirts with khaki pants. The reason for all the green and purple? “Choosing colors was hard for me, but we decided on purple for our football team back home (The Ravens) and green is Anthony’s favorite color,” Lauren said. The intimate crowd of 75 guests gathered outside to watch Lauren and Anthony exchange their vows, which she says took them just 4 minutes. “That gave us more time to party,” she said. Guests headed off to the outdoor reception at the restaurant where a picture frame doubled as a seating chart, leading them to their seats. Colorful streamers decorated the outdoor area, and guests sat at banquet tables with cafe chairs and wire table numbers, which the bride’s brother made. “We both come from Italian families so we wanted to include that culture in a little bit, with Italian desserts, music, and the dinner,” Lauren said. After enjoying the Italian fare (pizza and pasta, yum!) the guests took advantage of the photo booth, indulged in a two-tiered cake with butter cream frosting, and took home personalized candles as a favor. “Our families mesh so well together, so it was just a big party all day,” Lauren recalled. “Our wedding was intimate, dreamy and so perfect, it could not have gone any better.” See the full board here.

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