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Handmade Laid-Back Wedding: Karis + Josiah

by Emma Arendoski

Welcome to this handmade laid-back wedding! Karis and Josiah’s wedding was everything they wanted it to be: stress free and laid-back. They tell us, “We wanted less of a party and more of a family gathering… a gathering filled with family and friends that wanted to share in our joy on our day. I didn’t want to choose colors or a theme that was too trendy. We chose a neutral color theme of grey, browns, and creams. The overall theme we wanted was handmade, homey, vintage, and romantic.” Karis and Josiah’s wedding was one that you’re sure to enjoy with stylish photography by Kaity Whitman from Photo Love Photography! Read on to see more…

Photo Love Photography - Eureka Springs Arkansas Wedding

Handmade Laid-Back Wedding

Karis and Josiah were married at the beautiful wedding chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, called the Thorncrown Chapel. Before their reception, the bride, groom, and bridal party tooled around the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway station while Photo Love Photography captured them in detail. Their reception followed at the enchanting Castle Rogue’s Manor.


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Photo Love Photography - Eureka Springs Arkansas Wedding

Photo Love Photography - Eureka Springs Arkansas Wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Karis continues, “It’s hard to pick one specific thing that made the wedding ours; however, all the DIY details really made the entire wedding day feel like ‘Us’.”



Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

“We customized our wedding with lots of DIY and handmade details, designing our wedding stationery myself, and wearing pieces of my mom’s dress.”

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding



customized wine glasses


Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding



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Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Photo Love Photography - handmade laid-back wedding

Unique Details

Bride’s Bouquet: handmade from Etsy
Men’s Boutineers: handmade by mother of bride
Origami birds: handmade by the bride
Napkin Rings: handmade by mother of bride
Pie Topper Banner: handmade by bride
Cake Topper flower: handmade by mother of bride
Mr & Mrs Banner: handmade by bride
Dress: handmade (with pieces of mother’s wedding dress) from Etsy
Bride’s Shoes: Vintage
Stationary Designer: Designed by the bride
Flowers / Centerpieces / Tableware: handmade centerpieces by bride and her mother
Jewelry worn: Vintage pearls
Bride’s wrist cuffs: handmade from Etsy

Vendors

Bride’s Dress: handmade from Etsy
Bride’s Shoes: vintage from Etsy
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: from various stores, Asos, Forever 21, local boutiques, and Alloy
Bridesmaid’s Shoes: already owned by the girls
Makeup Artist: Christie from East Gate Salon in Eureka Springs, AR
Hair / Salon: East Gate Salon in Eureka Springs, AR
Jewelry: vintage pearls, handmade wrist cuffs
Wedding Rings: My engagement ring is an estate piece (vintage), both of our wedding bands are from Kay
Groom’s Tux: Vest and Pants from JcPenney, Shirt from Macy’s, Tie from The Tie Bar, Shoes-custom made from Van’s
Groomsmen Tuxes: Vests from JcPenney and shirts from Macy’s, Pants and Shoes were their own
Cakes: Out of Main in Eureka Springs, AR
Florist: none-my mom used to be a florist and just picked up a few bundles before the wedding for decor
Entertainment: DJ, a friend, Nick, from DJ Connection in Tulsa, OK
Caterer: Pies, Cakes, Muffins from Out on Main in Eureka Springs, AR
Event Rentals: silverware rented from reception venue
Event Lighting: none
Invitations: designed by the bride
Event Planner: my mom :)

Need to find the perfect wedding photographer for your wedding? Visit Photo Love Photography to acquire about them photographing your wedding. You can also see their business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Photo Love Photography. All Rights Reserved.

3 comments

3 comments

Erin Fetterhoff October 9, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Where did you get the lanterns for the bridesmaids?! I LOVE the idea!

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Emma | Emmaline Bride October 9, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Hi Erin! I’m not sure where the specific blue lanterns are from, but you can get these: http://tinyurl.com/scrollwork-lantern Keep them white or spray paint them blue!

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Hannah April 25, 2013 - 10:26 am

This is such a beautiful wedding!! I love all of the homemade elements, but especially the bride’s bouquet!! So pretty!

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