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Weddings are a team sport. They require all the main player to reach a level of synchronicity and synergy that professional sports teams strive for through grueling hours of practice, practice, practice. And when you’re on a budget, a good team is what can make or break your big day. Ashley + Sean’s wedding is proof of how championship teams are often right in our own backyards. Today’s flower filled fete had a terrifically talented pool of friends and fam to pick from including a chef, a songstress and an incredibly creative and skilled Dad. MickoPhotos has beautifully documented the day and the DIY deets and vintage touches (like Ashley’s amazing gown) that make this backyard beauty a winner!
From the bride:
Our whole wedding was DIY, creative and personal. It was done with the help and talents of so many of our friends and family. I designed and we hand printed all of our invitations. My maids of honor wrote and performed an original song during our ceremony that all of our wedding party and then all of our guests chimed in on. My sister in law wrote and recited a poem, my father designed and built our chuppah. My brother, a chef, created the menu and prepped all the food with our friend. A family friend made our delicious carrot cakes and designed our beautiful dessert buffet. Friends and family contributed flowers from their gardens and helped us arrange the flowers and bouquets. Another of my friends did my hair and make up. I could go on and on, we have amazingly talented friends and family and they all contributed in their own way with every aspect of the wedding which made it so personal, special and memorable.
Part of what makes a great team work is trusting each other and giving credit where credit is due. Well, Dad, amazing hustle on that chuppah! It’s so pretty I would want to hang out under it all day, every day. And bro-man, a menu that good deserves an end-zone dance. Get the high fives and butt-pats going after all the contributions every line made to this wedding. This goes for MVP’s Ashley and Sean too! A great team follows a great couple; which is easy to spot in the emotion and fun captured by Martina at MickoPhotos. Congratulations Ashley and Sean! Thanks Martina at MickoPhoto for submitting the best kind of championship ring ceremony.
Tent and rentals: Green Mountain Tent Rentals
Band: Will Patton
Food: Zachary Corbin
Desserts: Patricia Johnson
Dress: Palm Beach Vintage
Bridal Bouquet: Windham Flowers
Now that spring is in full bloom in the North East, I do the happy dance every morning when deciding which swing sets my two year old and I will go visit. But when I saw this wedding form Emily Clack Photography, I did a little winter jig for my favorite frenemy season. I might have a love/hate relationship with winter, but winter weddings I simply love! Emma and Bobby’s wintery wedding is so full of just the right amounts of cool DIY and hot Gatsby-ish style that it will give you chills and warm your heart at the same time!
I am fascinated by all the pretty paper work in this wedding. It’s almost too hard for even me to believe that these steal worthy laser cut, dip-dyed, and embossed invites are handmade. The beautiful book-page blooms complimented Emma’s beyond dazzling dress while setting the tone for the cool grey color palette of the day complete with cozy fur stoles. Oh! And the place cards! Pack my bags and call me Sally, these just made me giggle with giddiness!
Before I go on and on about everything I love form Emma and Bobby’s elegant affair, just two more words: Krispy Kreme. I would highly recommend snuggling up to all of these amazing images from Emily Clack Photography. She, Emma, and Bobby have created a gallery of DIY wedding loveliness that will send you off to a wonderland of vintage travel inspired dreams. Thank you for sharing this wedding with us. Congratulations Emma and Bobby!
Photographer: Emily Clack Photography, LLC
Makeup Artist – Missy Downs, Kiss and Makeup
Venue: Whittemore House
Catering: Spilled Milk Caterering
Event Management: The Event Company
“Let books be your dining table, and you shall be full of delights. Let them be your mattress and you shall sleep restful nights.” (Author unknown) Let them be your centerpieces and I’ll drool over every photo in this bookalicious and style filled gallery. From the bride’s amazing vintagesque dress, to her perfect makeup, amazing ink and the flowers (paper, lace, fabric and otherwise) there is not a single page that I would skip over in this gallery. This wedding deserves a Pulitzer. Or at the very least, a Cliff’s Notes end cap as a guide of how to create high style, sentimental beauty. But wait, it gets better! The bride shared her inspiration and tutorial from apartmenttherapy.com. (Hey! We can’t come up with every great idea here, you know..)
From the Bride:
“Books have always been a passion of mine and luckily for me, they are also something my husband loves. We first met on a blind date over coffee at a bookstore and immediately bonded over our love of literature. I began my wedding crafts by collecting books I had originally planned to donate. We used these planters along with mason jars I wrapped with twine and book pages to display the flowers. I also made paper hearts out of book pages along with paper flowers to decorate the tables at the wedding. I am a master esthetician and makeup artist so I had a lot of fun the day of our wedding doing makeup on my bridesmaids along with my fellow MUA Lorene Soto.”
Oh! And let’s not forget the fabric flowers created from her grandmother’s heirloom lace napkins and tablecloths that completed her cool kitten look so perfectly. While Genevieve’s craftiness is pretty rad in itself, she had the amazing hep-cat team of helpers. Kelley Truxel at Event Studio was the mastermind behind the design and coordination of this special shindig at beautiful Bluemont Vineyards. And Purple Fern Photography has totally razzed my berries with the photos that captured the mood and aesthetic of the day so perfectly. Thank you for sharing this with us and congratulations Genevieve + Sean!
Photography: Purple Fern Photography
Event Venue: Bluemont Vineyard
Design and Coordination: Kelley Truxel at Event Studio
Makeup: Glow Skincare and Makeup
Warning! The contents of this next shoot may not be suitable for all audiences. Those easily impressed by beautiful photography, adventure, romance, and easy, high style ways of creating the perfect engagement shoot should not read on. If this title sounds a little too suggestive, you now understand why my husband is convinced I have DIY and wedding voyeur tendencies. But wait! I can explain! It’s not my fault! When you have a couple like Vanessa and Damian who are so obviously in love set among the Doffo Winery with bikes and balloons, and photographed so superbly by Lovato Images, it’s impossible not to be seduced.
From the photographer: ”Vanessa and Damian wanted an engagement story that told the romantic side of their story.”
Well, Vanessa has the most entrancing eyes. Damian and his father run Doffo Winery; a winery specializing in hand crafted wines and a collection of vintage and racing motorcycles. Few could overcome this deadly combination of temptation. Romance pours out of the scenery, while adventure races on the bikes, and excitement whispers in the wind with the fantastic wardrobe changes that set the mood. Before I get any more overheated about this shoot, I’d like to thank Lovato Images for capturing this fantastic love story in photos. Congratulations Vanessa and Damian!
Photographer: Lovato Images
Event Venue: Doffo Winery
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
In the few short weeks that I’ve been a part of the DIY Bride community, I hope you’ve come to learn that I believe in wedding equality. I love all weddings equally regardless of size, style or setting. That being said, I have a confession. I have a particularly soft spot for brick venues. I admit it, call me biased, call me what you will, but beautiful brick with exposed beams and pipes with romantic satin, lace, sparkles, beads, paper, fabric and everything in between just makes me all mushy inside. So, you’re going to have to excuse my drool on this next wedding.
For those of you that may be growing tired of the vintage trend, be ready to be re-inspired. Using the Winter Park Farmer’s Market as the jump off point, Jenny created some seriously inspiring DIY that balanced the old-world feel of the venue so well. The centerpieces were the perfect touch of femininity to create the most romantic vintage-y feel. I am seriously jelly over the beautiful bouquets hand-crafted from paper, buttons, and brooches. And that metal faucet holder? What!? I’m dying. It’s no wonder guests spent a good portion of the wedding oogling all of Jenny’s perfect projects.
I had such a hard time deciding on what makes Jenny and John’s wedding stand out. Ultimately, it has to be the look. The look of a perfect couple, in a perfect place, so perfectly happy-ahhhh! That couldn’t have been realized without the help of Jaclyn of At Last Wedding + Event Design or the fab photography of Norman Yu Photography. It’s these moments and details that make me a big mush ball and I can’t thank you all enough for that. You must check out the complete gallery for more mush-worthy photos of fun and DIY perfection.
Congratulations Jenny and John! And thank you Jaclyn for submitting my guilty pleasure of the day!
Wedding and Event Planning: At Last Wedding + Event Planning
Photographer: Norman Yu Photography
Venue: Winter Park Farmer’s Market
Mahogany Chairs: Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals
Officiant: Eddie The Shaman
DJ/Lighting: DJ Live Productions
Caterer: John + Shirleys
Cake/Cupcakes: Sweet by Good Golly Miss Holly
I like wine a lot. I like weddings a lot. Put the two together and I’m intoxicated with the amount of beauty captured by Sara Wight Photography. Combine this craftsy couple with Karma Flowers and Trunk Vintage rentals, some bold blue hues, a beautiful Buddhist ceremony, and the grounds of Alba Vineyard and you have the perfect cocktail of vibrant vineyard charm.
I can’t possibly talk about all the cool crafts in this wedding, so I highly recommend taking a look at the entire gallery. (Well, actually I could- they are that good- but I would probably need two posts.) Along with the fabulous flowing fabric backdrop, chandeliers and the groom’s green thumb terrariums, the best part about Tatiana and Rick’s Real Wedding was that it was really real. Tatiana not only shared some crazy cute budget friendly ideas to steal like her craft paper menus and cardboard chalkboard signs, she also let us in on some of moments that can drive a DIY bride crazy.
She also shared some 20/20 hindsight on some projects that didn’t quite have the stamina to hold up to this wild party complete with youngins: like a photo backdrop without too thin ribbon and a hand-sewn ring pillow that may have been missing some ties and dropped the ring coming down the aisle. (Not that she experienced this or anything…)
From the bride: “We had a blast and it turned out just as we had hoped. In fact, better because for a while there I was worried it was going to be too much going on. In the end it was just enough.” Just enough is understatement. This wedding was beautifully crafted and executed and we can’t thank Sara Wight for documenting the deets so perfectly. Congratulations Tatiana and Rick!
Photographer: Sara Wight Photography
Venue: Alba Vineyards
Florals, event design, and rentals: Karma Flowers and Trunk Vintage Rentals
Submited via Two Bright Lights