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An Eclectic Fall Wedding by Rebekah Westover Photography {Part Two}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Continued from {Part One} – Photos by Rebekah Westover

After taking their vows at The Salt Lake Temple,  the newlyeds and their closeknit group of guests retreated to the Memorial House in Memory Grove.   During the spring and summer months, Becca and Jason would ride bikes to Memory Grove every Sunday and spend the afternoon picnicking and watching all of the dogs play. They fell in love with the area, and once they discovered the venue, it was a must for the reception!

The handmade décor was a labor of love.  Inspired by Anthropologie-esque repurposing of common materials into kitschy, creative décor items,  the couple salvaged glass bottles for centerpieces, utilized vintage sheet music for table runners, and pinned seating assignments on an antique dress form.  Roots prettied up the displays with a palette of autumn florals, tying it all together. Grace Harvell, of The Graceful Baker, prepared the dreamiest and most delicious, three-tiered carrot cake that Becca, Jason, and their guests had ever tasted!

As we sit and soak in all of the creativity, we’re wishing these two a lifetime of love…

Photos by Rebekah Westover • Custom Bridal Gown by Penelope’s • Bridal Shoes by Miz Moos by Nordstrom • Ceremony Venue: The Salt Lake Temple • Reception Venue: Memorial House in Memory Grove • Florals by Roots • Cake by The Graceful Baker


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Announcing… Pin to Win $500!
Posted by Kate. Filed under Announcements

Since we’re handmade and etsy-obsessed we could think of no better way to wrap up 2012, than by giving away a $500 gift card to the best purveyor of hancrafted goods on the web.  It’s SO easy to enter.  Literally seconds.  So head over to our facebook page for more info!

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Natural Enchantment by Keepsake Memories Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Becca and Sam’s wintry palette of midnight blues and charcoal grays is totally getting us in the mood for the holidays. After seven years together, the pair tied the knot in a handmade, outdoor wedding on Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  Their DIY approach involved keeping the entire event as eco-friendly as possible, utilizing natural décor, sola flower bouquets, and organic goods.  It was a magical evening of  relaxed, laid-back fun and about a million kisses (we can’t get enough of all of their kissing shots)!  Keepsake Memories was there to capture the day, including this stunning photo of the bride in front of a vintage bathtub at The Watson House.

With the help of her bridesmaids, Becca crafted the bouquets and boutonnières using Sola flowers (hand-carved from Tapioca trees), baby’s breath, grapevine, and greenery.  Becca wore a gorgeous ruffle-skirt ball gown and walked down the aisle with her parents as Sam played an acoustic version of Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin on the guitar.  There, on the scenic grounds of the estate, the couple took their vows in a completely personalized ceremony in front of one hundred and twenty five guests.

After the ceremony, the couple took a moment alone together to revel in the joy of being married!  Then, a rustic, natural reception ensued under a tent.  Midnight blues were incorporated into the place settings, while handcrafted centerpieces of grapevine, winter berries, pinecones, and vintage lanterns adorned the tables.  The evening continued with an after party that lasted til 2am!  Read more about their sweet story just below…

Photography by Keepsake Memories

Bridal Gown by Galina for David’s Bridal

Venue & Coordination The Watson House

Catering by Seaside Sensations

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Handmade Lighting Round-Up!
Posted by Kate. Filed under Do It Yourself, Things we heart

We just love soaking up the creativity from around the web.  Recently, we went on a search for some of the best DIY and handmade lighting ideas around… here are a few true gems to create an ambiance that brides dream about…. Enjoy!

no 1. Woven Orbs by Cottonlight

These mystical orbs sit or hang to enhance the lighting of a room or outdoor space.

no 2. Pearl Strand Chandelier by Design Dazzle

This statement chandelier would bring a fun, whimsical glow to a reception. Get the full DIY at Design Dazzle.

no. 3 Birdcage Light Fixtures; Photography by Stephanie Williams via Ruffled

Antique bird cages add a vintage touch against the night sky.

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