Category: wedding details

Which Wedding Details to Skip? – Real Bride Advice

We checked in with Real Bride Newlywed, Vicki, for some candid wedding advice for our readers. We wanted to know which wedding details to skip, based on what she did for her own wedding. (Cause, you know, hindsight is always 20/20!) Vicki offers up her advice to our readers PLUS she gives insight on which projects were easiest to tackle herself. Enjoy!

p.s. Here’s the beautiful bride and her groom on her wedding day!

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Take it away, Vicki!

Which Wedding Details to Skip?

Vicki: “This answer is totally dependent on the bride. Personally, I skipped having fresh flowers because that takes a huge chunk out of a budget. Our centerpieces and boutonnieres were all dried flowers (and guitar picks for the groomsmen) and the bridesmaids carried clutches they can reuse instead of flowers.”

Here’s a photo of the clutches and the boutonniere from Vicki’s wedding:

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bride and bridesmaids with clutches

Vicki: “If you are a bride on a budget, I would advise you to decide what details are most important to you. For example, ours were photography, and foot & alcohol. We cut flowers completely out of the budget (saving a couple thousand dollars in the process!) because I didn’t feel like I needed them. My advice: figure out what is important and what is not in the beginning; it makes it much easier in the long run!”

What were the easiest details to DIY? What were the most challenging?

Vicki: “Our entire wedding was DIY. We were paying for the wedding mostly ourselves, so DIY elements and handmade finds were extremely helpful in keeping with the budget. Our DIY projects also allowed us to have our personalities show! The easiest DIY was the centerpieces (blue mason jars tied with twine with dried baby’s breath and lavender).”

shown here:

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“We also had burlap runners that I cut from a roll paired with two tea lights from IKEA. The most challenging was the invites—I’m sure everyone has struggled with formatting and printing issues with irregular documents! With the help of my husband, I figured it out, but it was good I had extra paper!”

♥ | ♥ | ♥

Great advice, Vicki! Thanks for sharing with our readers! You can see Vicki’s Real Wedding here.

So, loves: what’s a wedding detail you might do without? Share below in the comments section!

xo
-E.

All photos above courtesy of BG Productions Photography & Videography

Rustic Wedding Card Box » Photo of the Day

This rustic wedding card box is Thursday’s photo of the day. This card box is created by handmade wedding artists Nicole + Jeff from Country Barn Babe. Customize your rustic wedding card box with a personalized engraving, add burlap, and even make it lock!

Rustic Wedding Card Box

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Want to see more handmade wedding goods? Find customized handmade wedding accessories for your wedding in the marketplace.

Keri + Drew’s Shabby Chic Wedding

Keri + Drew’s shabby chic wedding is absolutely stunning. Their Iowa shabby chic wedding has so many beautiful details including mason jars, weathered furniture, and flowery greenery that pops. Keri and Drew went out incorporating the color green into their wedding details from the brides shoes and table centerpieces to their delicious green candy table. Using more than just the color green, one of the most unique and creative ideas Keri and Drew used in their shabby chic wedding was the use of plants as guest favors. Photographing their Iowa wedding was Emily from Emily Crall Photography. Emily fills us in on some of the couple’s wedding day fun.

Emily tells us, “Keri and Drew were married in the hot, muggy Iowa summer, but no amount of heat could overshadow their beautiful day. Every little attention to detail was carefully created and crafted by their family and friends, who spent days and weeks preparing the grounds for this wedding. The groom’s mother owns Sisters’ Garden & Bloom, where the reception was held, and so there was an endless supply of unique vintage furniture, candles, antiquities, apothecary goods, tableware and chandeliers. Since the groom himself is a landscaper, he created a sort of sandy beach area as well as a gurgling tiny waterfall and stream in the backyard area. Keri and Drew had guests write their well-wishes on stones and Drew will use those to incorporate into a landscaping design at their home.”

Get your shabby chic wedding fix below!

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Ceremony: Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa
Reception: Sisters’ Garden & Bloom, Kalona, Iowa
Flowers: The Empire House
Decor: Keri & Drew’s family and friends

Want to see more happy couples? Check out Emily Crall Photography for more lovely Iowa weddings.

All images courtesy of Emily Crall Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Real Wedding Details: Mini Hearts, Cupcakes & Initials

One of the key elements to a perfectly orchestrated event is cohesiveness. We spotted these incredible real wedding details to illustrate how to pull off a perfectly coordinated wedding – from the initial Save the Date sent to guests (which set the decor right off the bat) to the mini hearts on the cupcakes, escort cards, table numbers, tree sign, mason jar centerpieces, and more. It is the handmade + diy details which personalize an event to the max, and Yessenia & Dustin did a fabulous job. Take a peek at our favorite details from the day:

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Beautiful photos by 13:13 Photography / spotted via Style Me Pretty.

-THE EB TEAM

Nicole and Sean’s New England DIY Breakfast Wedding

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

DIY, breakfast, and more! Nicole and Sean New England DIY breakfast wedding has a lot of DIY details and were LOVING it! We know you will too! This beautiful and awesomely themed wedding was photographed by Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions. Our hat is off to both Amanda and Nicole for putting together this DIY wedding for our blog.

The bride Nicole tells us,

“First things first, you should know a few things about me — one, I’m an over-thinker and an over-planner (Type A to the max) and two, I’m a bargain hunter. Sean is, what he calls, Type Z… not exactly the same :) We set a $15,000 budget for approximately 200 guests (and ended up under budget and with only 170 guests, out of the 230+ we invited, in attendance). A lot of the decisions we made were in order to keep ourselves happy — really being true to our style and selves and to keep within our means. To keep outward costs down we spent a lot of time instead, on DIY projects. We did nearly everything ourselves — including invitations and flowers.

The Theme: Breakfast

In Summer 2007, Sean and I found ourselves in Asheville, NC. At the time, there was an all-you-can-eat cereal bar called Eaties (it has since closed) — which also ran cartoons all day and you could sit in their “living room” with your cereal and watch for hours. It was our kind of place. Sean and I love cereal… we pride ourselves on the number of varieties that are always stocked in our cabinets — breakfast cereal, snack cereal, hearty lunch or dinner cereal, dessert cereal, etc. We went to Eaties and Sean accepted their standing challenge: eat a whole box of cereal in 30 minutes or less and get a t-shirt as well as your name on their wall. He succeeded.

After this experience, we decided that when the time came for us to get married (we had been together 2.5 years at this point), that we should have an all cereal wedding. And we envisioned giant bowls of cereal on a buffet table and reply cards where you chose your favorite milk variety rather than meal choice. But we soon talked ourselves out of this, realizing that no one who brought a gift would be pleased that in return we gave them cold cereal. So, instead we opted for a brunch buffet — a nice combination of hot and cold breakfast and lunch foods, which would satisfy us and, hopefully, our guests.

This decision was one we made early — probably back in 2007, though weren’t engaged until 2009 — so this helped us to decide on a daytime wedding rather easily. That, and we’re not really night people, and were thrilled with the idea of getting home in time for dinner afterward. Having an 11am-4pm wedding is an immediate money saver. We were happy about that as well.

The Theme Details

We decided to keep our theme as clean as we could — though we added plenty of other “us” elements. Even though we were having a fall wedding the day before Halloween, we were careful not to allow either of these elements to infiltrate the Breakfast Theme — it was not always easy, but I always brought myself back to the theme. It helped us stay on track…

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Keeping It Us

We had a lot of elements that were very “us” in the wedding. Cereal was the main one and the one that was most obvious, but there were a couple of others.

Shoes: Sean and I are just about the same height, so I knew I would not be wearing heels on my wedding day. This was fine with me — I usually wear sneakers to work as it is… I love Converse! So, I told my bridesmaids we were going to wear Converse for the wedding. One of my bridesmaids and I went shopping in the mall one day and came across the shoes they ended up wearing — the colors were a perfect match, plus they sparkled, which we convinced ourselves made them “formal”. I didn’t find my shoes until a couple of months before the wedding. I went with sparkly white (though debated with having some custom made for a while). In the end, the ones I bought at the mall were a better match and less expensive than having them custom made.

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Invitations: Our colors had been defined by the bridesmaid dresses we chose. So my mom and I took those fabric swatches to Paper Source and started looking at options. We picked a day when they had a couple of free wedding invite demonstrations going on and spent a few hours there. We tried to limit what we would be mailing to both minimize waste and postage — we decided we didn’t really need that little square of tissue paper or an interior envelope inside the mailing envelope. We wanted to go this route to get high quality, exactly what we want, but for less than I would get to pay someone to do my invitations. We knew this would be a lot of work, but in the end, they were perfect! We chose chocolate brown, two shades of purple (grape & beet), and khaki as our scheme for paper, card stock, envelopes, and labels.

We talked ourselves out of envelope liners — but we opted to emboss the exterior mailing envelopes just for a little touch of something different.

Reply Cards: Sean and I are quirky, book-types. We met as High School English teachers. We wanted the reply cards to be different; not just “yes” or “no”. We looked at some online — some people were going for the Mad Libs approach. We liked that, but when we sat down to write ours, the idea evolved into a “quiz,” playing to the teacher thing as well — we asked our guests 5 questions (in addition to Yes or No) and a bonus. They were interesting and different and we figured we’d have some data we could use when the day came. We also asked because it gave us excitement when we checked the mail everyday — and we thought it might increase our rate of return. That being said, we loved checking the mail, but found people wanted to have really good answers, so a lot people held onto them longer than we thought they would.

Data: I debated on how to present the data that we collected from our reply cards. We had asked our guests their favorite song to dance to at weddings and compiled that and gave the list to the DJ. We expressed to him that we wanted the highest vote getters to definitely be played and announced as such. For the other questions, to keep it as simple as possible, I made at tri-fold poster (like the ones you see at science fairs) with all of the data summed up. This took me a while, but it was well worth it. We put it at the table where guests signed in on two 16×20″ mats of photos (one of my Converse with Sean’s shoes and one of our names spelled out in Alpha-Bits floating in milk).

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Favors: We used individual boxes of cereal. Funny thing is that these are actually harder to come by than probably anything else we used in the wedding! We got a variety of Kellogg’s and General Mills. We had leftover ribbon from our invitations and decided to wrap a piece around each. We used matching labels from our invitations that said “All you need is love… and breakfast!” with our initials and the date.

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Table Markers: We used names instead of numbers. We had seen online that people used different elements of their lives as table markers, so we decided again to stick with the theme. We used cereal names as table names (ex. Sean’s Irish family was seated at Lucky Charms). We didn’t know how to put them on the table, but I had been saving boxes since we got engaged, so we had over 30 varieties to choose from. In the end, we decided to go simple, and just put the boxes directly on the tables — instead of cutting or framing. We figured they would “set the table” with the milk bottles and spoons — for a well-balanced breakfast. We glued some of those glass stones in the bottom to keep them weighed down.

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Centerpieces: My mom and I purchased milk bottles to use as vases from a local antique shop and a local farm. We tied them with twisted paper cord, which was both easier to work with and much cheaper than ribbon. We tucked a plastic spoon in each behind the bow — we used the plastic spoons that look like silver. (My mom got these with a rebate deal, so they were actually free!)


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Bridesmaid Dresses & Tuxes: I was never a girl who grew up with a vision of what my wedding should look like. This made it both easy and hard to deal with bridesmaid dresses. I have never been a matchy-matchy person. When I pick out rugs or clothes or anything I go for things that work together, not match. The three bridesmaids and I went to David’s Bridal — because of the convenience and selection — and spent a couple of hours pulling styles and colors. We found three strong colors that we all loved, that looked great together, and that were fall-ish. They were all shades of purple (a brownish one, a pinkish one, and a blueish one). Since there were three girls we also wanted three different styles — we went above-the-knee length, with varying necklines — all three worked really well together. The girls only spent between $100-$150 on their dresses, too.

Given the girls’ color scheme we opted to go with chocolate brown tuxedos instead of black. We went to Giblees in Danvers, MA. They are fantastic! They had exactly what we wanted and we actually paid a few dollars less than it would have cost at a large chain rental place. They had a perfect purple tie that incorporated a couple of shades. They were beautiful.


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Flowers: We wanted seasonal flowers for environmental and budgetary reasons. Whole Foods Market provides a great variety that have been harvested in an earth-friendly way. We went to our local Whole Foods and spoke with a team member from Floral. We knew it would work perfectly — and didn’t have to put in our final order until 2 weeks before the big day. The flowers were gorgeous and they helped us with selection. The bouquets and boutonnieres were all hand wrapped and beautiful. I highly recommend working with WFM on flowers. (I must say my bouquet was only $19.99 and the bridesmaids were $14.99!!).
Because we were using the milk bottles, we knew we didn’t need to fit in a ton of flowers. We opted for three colors of gerber daisies and some ruskus for greens. We were charged the regular price that they charge all customers — even though they ordered 200+ just for us. We picked these up the morning before the wedding and did the cutting and arranging ourselves.


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

Venue: We knew we wanted a fall daytime wedding and we have very similar taste on environments that are attractive to us. We like rustic. We like old, colonial houses. We looked at a barn to have our reception in. In the end, we wanted something with a warm feel. The Tewksbury Country Club fit in our budget and in our vision. They have a “lodge” feel with a large fireplace, exposed beams, and cathedral ceilings. We fell in love with the look of the place. We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests.


New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

New Hampshire wedding photographer - Boro: Creative Visions

A Few Other Tidbits

Anyone who has ever planned a wedding or big event knows that there are a lot of details and moving pieces, and lots of work to get done.

Have a Support System

I am not the kind of person who told people about my wedding. Most of the people I work with didn’t even know I was engaged. I also found I talked a lot to Sean about the wedding, but I didn’t want him to lose his mind. I knew more of the planning fell on my shoulders, so I didn’t want to wear down his interest so that when I really needed his opinion he’d still be interested. So I had to turn somewhere else: my mom was a huge help in all of this, as was my sister-in-law and my aunt.

Sean was great through everything and pitched in on all the major decisions — this was extremely helpful. We got engaged on October 30, 2009 and got married on October 30, 2010. I had exactly a year to get this done. The biggest deal for me was securing a date and a place.

Guest List

In order to choose a place, we had to have an idea of how many guests we would have. So we asked our families and started putting together our own list. We had the huge, invite everyone list, and the really slim list. We have a lot of cousins, so we knew we’d probably have to go big. Even our “slim” list was 80 people. We knew we were looking for places that could accommodate about 200 people. This helped us narrow down a few places. We also knew we were going to get married in my church where we live, so this kept us to a 20-mile or so radius from there. Consider all of your options, visit places, and then start ruling things out.
We looked at places that required you to hire a caterer, tables and chairs, etc. and we looked at places that did everything in-house. We got quotes from rental places and caterers and in the end realized we could only afford an all-inclusive place. I think we would have loved to go lavish with a chef and personally designed menu, but in the end this was not realistic for 200 people. This narrowed our possible sites again. Tewksbury Country Club was a great choice for us. The food selection, the ambience, the location were all perfect. The staff made everything go very smoothly as well. We were very pleased with this decision.

Decide What Is Most Important to You

We then looked for a photographer — this was something I consider to be one of the most important parts of the day. If you’re going to spend all this time and money on something, we wanted to make sure we were going to remember it. A close friend of mine also videoed the wedding — otherwise we would have also had to consider hiring a videographer. Looking back on the videos we’ve already seen from family members — it’s incredible to see it all live and in action. Decide what you think is most important for you as a couple and go for it.

I did a lot of googling and quickly knew I wanted the photojournalistic style. I came across the Wedding Photo Journalist Association (WPJA) website and searched its list of members by area and price range. I emailed a couple of people there for quotes and information. I fell in love with Amanda Borozinski’s work — she also had an extremely reasonable photo package.


Enlist Your Friends and Family

Doing the work ourselves meant a lot of decisions and a lot of actual stuff to do. My mom and I worked on invitation fonts and wording. We got opinions from Sean and his mom. Once we were good to go, however, we had a lot of cutting and production to take care of. Instead of doing it all ourselves, we decided it was okay to ask for help (and it is!). We set one date in the summer for an “invitation-making party” — my mom and I worked for hours and hours the weeks and days ahead to make sure everything we could do on our end was done — this is critical — you don’t want people coming to help and there isn’t anything for them to do yet, or you don’t have enough jobs for everyone. We had close family and bridesmaids come over and punch holes in the invitations, put them together with ribbon, do the embossing, etc. It took only a couple of hours. In fact, we ran out of invitation stuff to do… so we were able to use the time to tie up our milk bottle centerpieces with the paper twist. We had snacks and music and lots of laughs … and it didn’t really feel like work!”

If you’re interested in finding out more about this wedding, check out Amanda’s site http://www.borophotos.com for more photography. Amanda is a New England area wedding photographer.

You can also check out Amanda’s New Hampshire listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Boro: Creative Visions. All Rights Reserved.

Little Red Details: Erin and Nick’s Duluth Wedding

We love this Duluth wedding and Erin + Nick’s little red details! Erin, the bride, did an amazing job incorporating red throughout her theme and crafted her own details to accent her wedding day. Erin and Nick’s Minnesota wedding was photographed by Stacey from LaCoursiere Photography based in Duluth, Minnesota.

Stacey tells us, “This bride did nearly everything herself. She handmade her headband. She ordered little photo charms and attached them to all the bridal bouquets. Each of the bridesmaids bouquets had the photos of the brides memories with them. The brides bouquet had photos of unique memories to her, and photos of her family members that had passed. She dyed her grooms socks to match her shoes. All the bridesmaids jewelry was handmade by her. She hand wrote the whole wedding ceremony script. It was incredibly unique..”

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

For more photos, check out Stacey’s sitehttp://www.lacoursierephoto.com

You can also view LaCoursiere Photography’s listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of LaCoursiere Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Handmade Lovebirds: April and Michael’s Real Wedding!

We’re excited to show off these great wedding photos from Kristina of Kristina Hill Photography. Kristina’s sister is the lovely bride and the handmade details are amazing! Check them out for yourself after a few words from Kristina.

Kristina tells us, “April and Michael were married at the Stroudsmore Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA and their wedding site was called Woodsgate. It was an outdoor chapel with wooden benches, surrounded by tall fall trees. My sister is a graphic designer and she designed pretty much all of the details of her wedding – programs, menus, logo, favors, etc.

Lastly, her invites were screen-printed vintage handkerchiefs and her response cards were mad libs (they were pretty cool!). It was all wrapped up with a tree bark printed paper ‘ribbon’. Thank you notes (which are mixes from their wedding night music, because all night people complimented them on how ‘unique’ and ‘them’ the music played was) printed on cd’s that look like records are in the works!”

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Birdseed packets were designed by April and sewn by the groom’s mother with the old saying ‘”cause being single is for the birds”!

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

Favors/Place Cards were miniature journals (Anthropologie) with bookcovers made and hand stamped by April – each guest’s name was on the spine, table numbers on front & message on back! Family photos were strung throughout venue.

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

The Junior Bridesmaid/Flower Girl/Ring Bearer in one! Her flowers were sewn into dress so her hands were free to carry the rings.


Photo by Johnny Wolf Photography

Groom’s embroidered Converse and groomsmen embroidered ties (ties from an Etsy vendor, but embroidered by Nicole Licht of Astulabee www.astulabee.com)

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Bride’s shoes & bride

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

Ring plate (Etsy) and Rings (the wedding band was two pieces custom made to enclose the engagement ring)

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Guests signed in by stamping thumb prints on a tree (made by April) and signing.

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

View of table featuring menus made by April, Table numbers made by April and a close up of the menu (a spinning wheel that allowed guests to choose their entrees/deserts/etc).

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Cake featuring cake toppers made by Nicole Licht of Astulabee – they were a gift for their engagement!

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

The bride and groom under a just married sign (made by the groom’s mom and April out of left over handkerchiefs from their invites)

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

Bride and groom on the groom’s childhood paddle boat!

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

Cover and back of program – also designed by April (inside and back are outrageous, too!) and sewn by groom’s mom.”

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If you love these photos and want to see more images from this Brooklyn wedding photographer, check out Kristina’s site http://www.kristinahill.com .

All images courtesy of Kristina Hill Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Wedding Inspiration: Escort Cards, Mis-Matched Bridesmaids + Handmade Details!

Happy Monday, lovelies! I hope you’re geared up for another week full of wedding inspiration… we’re chock full of handmade goodness and we can’t wait to share it with you! But first…

… How was your weekend? This afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting my best girlfriend for coffee to discuss her upcoming July wedding. It is going to be such a beautiful event held near a lake at a garden, complete with a bed and breakfast on site (one of those knock-your-socks-off kind of places with intricate details, creaky stairs and the most beautiful vintage details), a sweet little brick-paved garden path, tons of flowers, cute little tables with umbrellas… and, she’s making her own cake (you go, girl). She is a talented baker who makes the. most. incredible. cakes. ever. And, they taste even better than they look, which is, in a word, amazing. Ah, wedding season.

So.. on to this morning’s post! I spotted this real wedding and I am smitten with the sweet saffron + charming details. The images are by You Look Nice Today Photography, who did an exception job capturing each detail perfectly (by the by, check out their site – GORGEOUS). And, this is the perfect time to reiterate how important it is (especially with handcrafted, detail-rich events) to have a skilled photographer who will capture each detail. You worked hard to make your wedding memorable, so make sure your photos showcase your endeavors!

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Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty: the bride and groom, Alivia and Scott, did an amazing job on the decor. The bridesmaids wore yellow mis-matched dresses which they picked out themselves (adorable) and Alivia handmade the headbands. The groomsmen wore gray suits with yellow ties to match the ladies (and, the tree on their wedding invitations!) See the hutch below? This was handmade by a friend and used as an entrance door for the ceremony (clever) with their initials inscribed above the door. The bride and groom’s baby pictures lined the window sill to show to guests entering the site. My favorite detail has to be the escort cards and the large monogram letters. The presentation was done perfectly! And, the ceremony programs featured hand-drawn pictures of the bridal party along with a scavenger hunt of items that could be found throughout the reception. And, to top it off? Tons of handmade pie! ♥

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{ details via source; amazing photography source }

We have another fab post coming later this afternoon, so stay tuned!

xo
-E.