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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘offbeat’
Sometimes, no matter how good our intentions are to be offbeat and original, we can easily get lost the inspiration of all things wedding and suddenly find ourselves walking through the woods to get that gorgeous shot when the closest thing we get to the outdoors in our everyday lives is trekking through the jungle in the new Tomb Raider game. Lucky for us, our DIY bride couples never lose sight of what’s important- YOU! Kimberly at Hand in Hand Photography has sent us Cierra and Martin’s offbeat love shoot that proves just that.
From the photographer:
Cierra and Martin are amazing. and fun. and ridiculously in love. For their engagement they wanted something totally fun and offbeat and went to the Family Fun Center in Edmonds, WA. They wanted to have a not only a kick butt session but a great EXPERIENCE.
And kick-butt it was! (I just hope Cierra’s not kicking my butt in those fantastic mint heels.) A perfectly playful and posh shoot that proves all you need is some real romance to ooze off the photos. Thanks Hand in Hand Photography capturing that, and congratulations Cierra and Martin!
Photgrapher: Hand in Hand Photography
Venue: Family Fun Center
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Notfernutthin’, but my job rocks! I get to share some super special moments with some of the most creative, fun and downright awesome couples out there. It’s like winning a hot dog eating contest without having to run to the bodega for some Tums to take care of the agita.
Today I get to officially represent my hometown, Brooklyn, NY! This is the perfect close out to a stellar first week here at DIYbride. My friends, Julie and Eric’s engagement session at Coney Island is yet another testament as to why if you’re thinking of ditching the engagement session in the planning process- Fuhgeddaboutit! For all intensive purposes, if you got a Boss like De Nueva Photography behind the camera, Madone! Yooz guys just gotta check this out!
Okay, I’m sorry, sometimes it just slips out. For the record, Brooklynites are quite capable of using proper grammar. Brooklynisms are just more fun. Now that all that stereotypical slang has had the chance be set free, I really want to thank Julie, Eric and De Nueva Photographers for choosing such a fun and colorful location. I absolutely adore the mix of beach romance and sweet spontaneity with city toughness and a bumper car war.
Even though I don’t know Julie and Eric personally, I feel their photos have captured their fun, offbeat and creative personalities perfectly. This session truly is an example of a way to capture the spirit of your love so that you can look back on it in fifty years.
Congratulations Julie and Eric!
Photographer: De Nueva Photography
Venue: Coney Island
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
It’s days like today that I love my job. Like, *stupidlovemyjobohmygoodnessgracious*
This wedding today, of Haylie and Aaron, is just that good.
Before I get to the good stuff and let the bride take it away, I just want to note all the scrabble details (drool) and funky retro vibe of the couple. They made their wedding all about their interests and personalities, creating an awesome event for their guests.
From the bride: Aaron & I are both really creative and laid back, so when we got engaged, we decided that we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our personalities. Aaron and I both love old stuff so we used a lot of our vintage items from our home to add into the décor. There were a lot of old cameras, radios, family photos, birdcages and steamer trunks. We even used a trunk to make our seating chart. We rented 2 vintage 1960’s Shasta travel trailers & set them up in the front of the barn for a place for people to gather and hang out in. We were both really excited to use Bambi, my 1960 Rambler on our drive from the church to the reception. Aaron surprised me by decorating the car with pompoms and old tin cans, it was so special – it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the day! He and our friend Francis Dawson, an amazing succulent designer and artist, used an old Vespa frame that we had and planted it with succulents and it looked unbelievable!We both love to dance. Along with our amazing dj, one of our other close friends came and spun Vinyl 60’s soul music that really got everyone dancing! Everyone was dancing all night long! Aaron’s mother is the succulent whisperer, so she made our centerpieces from pickings out of her own succulent garden, & filled some of them with knick-knacks from Aaron’s childhood. I made our table numbers from found photos of other vintage weddings and scrabble tiles. Our cake topper was a surprise from Aaron’s sister- it looked exactly like us! One of our favorite details from the wedding was the guys’ boutonnières, made by Francis Dawson. He was able to incorporate my collection of vintage skeleton keys. Each one was different and they were just the coolest thing ever! For our favors, we found these awesome vintage resin coffee cups, and planted succulents in them for our guests to take with them.
Couple: Haylie + Aaron Cribbs
Date: September 8, 2012
Location: Lompoc, California
Photography: jonathan david photographers
Venue: Fiddlehead Cellars
Florals: Francis Dawson
Bridal Gown: Dolly Couture
Hair: Salon Gloss
Shoes: Iron Fist
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Today’s wedding is just the right mix of traditional and offbeat. I adore Valerie’s ivory gown with a hint of red tulle underneath. And I love that the groom is showing of his nerdy side with his batman cufflinks and superhero groomsmen. Oh, and did I mention there’s a puppy? YES, THERE IS A PUPPY!!!
From their photographer, Margaret Belanger: I knew Valerie and Lloyd were amazing from the very first email Val sent me. She told me how much she loved children’s literature, quilting, and crocheting, and how much Lloyd loved comic books, especially Batman. When we first met in person, they described their wedding vibe as a Bruce Wayne cocktail party! It all sounded like a photographer’s dream!
Pretty much all of their wedding day details were DIY: the cake, the wedding dress, the groom’s vest, the ring bearer’s pillow, the ceremony program. One of the bride’s brothers officiated. Her sister-in-law helped plan. The same brother and sister-in-law sang at the ceremony. Lloyd’s nieces did the readings.
All of the groomsmen (and even the ring bearer) wore superhero t-shirts under their white shirts. Too many wonderful and personal details for me to list! Both Val and Lloyd exude love and joy and have this sense of wonder about life. Everything about their day was magical and spoke to who they are as people and as a couple. It was an honor (and so much fun) to be their photographer!
If you want more details about this creative wedding, you can visit Valerie’s blog Meek Manor! Congrats, Valerie and Lloyd!
Photographer: Margaret Belanger Photography
Venue: Asa Waters Mansion, Millbury, Massachusetts
Caterer: Pepper’s Fine Catering
Floral: Red Door Event and Design
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
The styling for today’s DIY wedding feature is out. of. control. Between the bicycle, dollhouse, vintage books, and gorgeous flowers, I don’t quite know where to begin. One of the best parts about incorporating antiques and vintage ideas into your wedding is the wealth of resources you have to pull from. You could use family heirlooms, visit Goodwill and Salvation Army for goodies, and I think one day flea markets may very well take over the world one day with all their beautiful goodies. Craigslist is always a popular option as many brides resell their decor once the wedding is over, and even IKEA can be a great option for DIY projects.
Location: Burlington, WI
Photography: Sheila Teruty Styling & Photography
Venue: Northwind Perennial Farm
Ah, Monday. The beginning of another week, the start of a fresh batch of Real Weddings.
Mmmmm yes, I do love some good Mondays.
On to the good stuff! Today we are showcasing the nuptials of Tabatha and Quentin, a couple from Georgia who had – wait for it – a BRUNCH wedding. They held the ceremony at 10 am, and had a brunch reception afterwards. Tabatha and Quentin were sure to highlight the groom’s love of cereal, and even had personalized cereal bowls for the members of the wedding party. With the exception of the mini cupcakes, the couple DIY’ed almost every single element of their wedding, and the hard work shows. Everything is personalized to suit their personalities and affection for each other – a sure way to have a phenomenal wedding.
Photography: Tin Can Photography
Location: Acworth, GA
Venue: Conservatory at Waterstone
Cake Designer: Miss Mamie’s