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Talk about a super nifty way to meet your spouse – Emily and Michael met white water rafting. Michael was an instructor on the New River in West Virginia, and when they were settling on a place to get married they selected the Confluence Resort – right at the junction of New River and Gauley River.
This is where I swoon. ::sigh:: I just think it’s so romantic to return to the place where your relationship began to pledge your lives and love to one another with your family and friends.
There are also horses! And a dog! And some of the most adorable flower girls I’ve ever seen.
Described by their photographer as “amazing, resourceful, earthy and adventurous,” Emily and Michael were the creative force behind all the details of their wedding day. The decor, including flowers, signs, and memory table were made by the couple. They also crafted the welcome bags for their guests and gorgeous wooden ring boxes for their ceremony.
Couple: Michael + Emily
Date: June 18, 2011
Location: Fayetteville, West Virginia
Photographer: Photos by Miss Ann
Venue: Confluence Resort
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of jam favors for weddings, especially those in the summer during peak berry season. I know the year is beginning to wind down, and we’re moving into apple season (someone PLEASE make apple butter favors), but berries evoke that warm feeling of bright summer days that last forever. The favors were a fabulous addition to Adalie and AJ’s reception, and they even had little pig soap favors made for the children who attended since the bride loves pigs. Adalie’s mother was instrumental in designing and acquiring the decor for the wedding day, since the bride and groom live in Washington. All of her vintage rustic touches created a homey and intimate atmosphere, highlighted by bud vases, mason jar luminaries, and chalkboard signs.
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There are lots of great words for swoon – being giddy, be overcome, go gaga. I’m partial to the goofier synonyms, seeing as how I’m a rather silly person, but there is nothing ridiculous about Adalie and AJ’s beautiful Pennsylvania wedding.
The first piece I fell in love with was the bride’s dress. It’s a fabulous dress for twirling, and sets the tone for an ethereal and natural wedding. The crown of flowers in Adalie’s hair, and the vest of the groom and groomsmen. . . look at that, there I go to swoon! The sweet chapel wedding was the perfect top to the first part of the day, very intimate and full of love.
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Old Zion Church and Crossway Church Property)
Photography: jamie d photography
Caterer: Charlie’s Chicken BBQ
Florals: Dawn Mellinger
Lighting: Studio Jenz
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dawn Shahan
Bakery: Oregon Dairy Bakery
Invitations: Go Go Snap
After the bright colors of yesterday’s wedding, we’re slowing it down a bit with a laid-back beach affair to send us into the holiday tomorrow.
Chandler and Valerie were married on Florida’s Palm Island, which is accessible only by boat or ferry. Once you’re on the island you can only get around by bike, foot, or golf cart – check out the couple’s awesome ceremony getaway vehicle!
The ceremony was so intimate, with a tray of handmade flowers for guests to wear, and included a blessing for their super cute baby girl. The aisle decor was created by the bride’s friends, and the couple rocked bare feet and flip flops.
Location: Cape Haze, FL
Photography: Marissa Moss Photography
Venue: Palm Island Resort
Caterer: Rum Bay Restaurant
Officiant: Valley and Mountain Fellowship
Amy and Ashton had a delightful summer wedding at a reinvented children’s summer camp. They hung tons of bunting (ooooo bunting, how I love thee), and used a canoe for holding drinks. The couple also created a photobooth and sweets table for the guests, and decorated the gorgeous ceremony space with antique tablecloths. A perfect way to embrace the sweet, rustic vibe of the day.
And I’m still swooning over the bunting.
Location: New York
Photography: Carrie Ann Photography
Florals: Fleurtacious Designs
Bakery: Cookie Factory
Tree Beginnings is the authority is eco-friendly wedding favors, including tree seedlings, flower bulbs, herbs, and more. Founded by Sheila and her husband, Rick in 1992, Tree Beginnings has grown to be the leading wedding vendor for DIY favors, especially for green weddings and nature-themed events. Sheila is a true delight to work with, and we gladly support this green wedding business at DIY Bride.
The goal of a DIY wedding is to infuse as many elements of personal style into the details as possible. Giving a tree seedling as a wedding favor worked for Sheila and Rick when they married because of their passion for nature. “Trees were his thing,” Sheila recalls. Two decades later, personalized, eco-friendly wedding favors are among the most popular trends. Take a look at the Tree Beginning’s image gallery, and find the favor that suits your passion for nature.
Cute tags, ribbons, and packaging dress up tree favors for weddings, bridal showers, and other special events. Each order is packaged by hand at the Tree Beginnings headquarters– a 100-year old farmhouse in the finger lakes region of New York. On their website, you can even see a photo of the original wedding tree favor planted at the house.
Weddings are about celebrating the love a couple share, and the most memorable wedding favors remind guests of the newlyweds for years to come, in a very personal way. If you and your mate share a love for nature, and want to have memorable wedding favors that keep on giving, then a tree seedling wedding favor is the pefect fit. To celebrate Earth Day, Tree Beginnings is sweetening the deal even more when you place an order in April. You’ll get 2 tree seedlings absolutely FREE! So go now, and order the only wedding favor that lasts a lifetime.
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