• {Real Wedding} Christine & Andrew: Totally Handmade + Unique North Carolina Wedding

    couple at sunset in this handmade North Carolina weddingYou know how I always say “make it you?”  Well, this couple truly took that to heart while planning their own wedding.  After strongly resisting the urge to elope, this couple decided if they were going to have a wedding, they were going to do it their way and really tailor it to reflect who they were as a couple.  And while they infused it with all handmade details, fun elements, and other things they loved, they really put their ceremony at the forefront of their day (which seems to be less and less common these days).

    pretty yellow bridal shoes | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    groomsmen in argyle socks | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    groomie style | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography a happy bride | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography groom & groomsmen in bow ties | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    bride & bridesmaids | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    bouquet alternatives | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    What WE think made our wedding MOST unique, is that we really tried to make the CEREMONY the main event. Often times, the ceremony seems to be a quick 20 minute generic service, and the reception is where it’s at. Don’t get us wrong, our reception was fun, but we wanted to make sure that no one forgot the REAL reason we were all gathered… to make a covenant. We really wanted to use our wedding as a tool to witness to and involve our friends and family in our marriage… and we think, at least we hope, that was accomplished… it definitely impacted us, to say the least.

    a personal ceremony | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography a personal ceremony | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography a personal ceremony | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography a personal ceremony | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    the happy couple | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography the happy couple | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography guestbook alternative | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography the happy couple | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography first dance | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography the "getaway" | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography "taking the plunge" after the wedding | handmade North Carolina wedding | Nathan Abplanalp Photography

    Our wedding was a mix of rustic (Andrew) and vintage (Christine) and if it wasn’t handmade by us, it was bought from a handmade shop on Etsy. The music was all hand picked from our iPod, with selections from All Sons and Daughters, Gungor, Rend Collective Experiment, JJ Heller, Phil Whickham, Andrew Peterson, etc. The ceremony and reception, both took place in an old Rock Quarry… we had a bonfire lit and our favors were S’mores kits… and we even jumped off a cliff, into the water, in our wedding clothes! (with life jackets too, of course). 

    I love that they put their emphasis on the ceremony, which is something my husband and I tried to do as well.  If you aren’t having a religious ceremony in a church or house of worship it is really up to the couple to build the ceremony they want.  This couple added their own ideas; my husband and I wrote our own ceremony that included a ringwarming to make ours personal.

    Plus, the handmade details, mustard yellow color palette, and gorgeous lace bridal gown are fabulous too 🙂  Congrats to this sweet couple!

    {Vendors} Photographer:  Nathan Abplanalp Photography / Venue:  Carrigan Farms / Invitation Designer:  Gartner Studios / Paper goods: ABandIG / DJ:  All The Right Grooves / Makeup Artist:  Who’s The Fairest? / Jewelry:  ArtCarved / Veils and headpieces:  Birdcage Veil Store 

    leave a comment.

    5 Comments

    1. Posted Feb 21 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

      This such a lovely and pretty wedding… it’s my kinda of way!
      And the yellow all over… it pops in a really awesome way!
      Love it all!

    2. Posted Feb 22 at 6:19 am | Permalink

      Its amazing what a little creativity can do to truly make a wedding unique and fit the personality of the couple. This is a gorgeous wedding and I love that it was homemade!

    3. Posted Feb 22 at 11:38 am | Permalink

      I’m loving everything about this sunny yellow wedding!

    4. Posted Feb 22 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

      Would never have thought mustard could work so well as an accent colour, but it looks fantastic. Sun shiny loveliness!

    5. Posted Feb 22 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Bow ties and argyle socks? Love it!! Fabulously stylish and personal.

    Post a Comment

    Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    *
    *

    •    
       
    • CURRENT OBSESSIONS

    • Advertise on Oh Lovely Day
    •  Quincy and I went to the #redCARpetsafety event today, which raises awareness for baby safety. Saw friends @uppababy @munchkin @ergobaby @babyganics & made some new ones like @thestep2company @showmeyourmumu as well. Quincy was making eyes at all the ladies, but he flirted the biggest with Caila with the good hair (which should totally be her hashtag). And all the new moms and moms-to-be were asking about this sling @mywildbird! Which made me think of a good #momtip: Taking Quincy on the go is so much easier thanks to babywearing and that @loyal_hana jumpsuit -- the hidden zippers make it so easy to nurse Quincy while wearing him in the sling. No one even knows I'm breastfeeding! Makes it so much easier to go places, especially with other little ones. I did a whole post on ohlovelyday.com about breastfeeding while babywearing if you want more tips! #OLDfavefinds #quincyrhys #babywearing #normalizebreastfeeding  If I got to take two naps a day I'd be this happy too.  And for all of you who have asked me about this playmat, I blogged all about it today -- link in profile. #OLDfavefinds #quincyrhys
       Watching these three interact with each other over breakfast makes me flash forward to seeing them doing the same thing as big boys and teenagers and it makes me smile and shed a little tear at the same time. And then I think about how much cereal and milk I'm gonna have to buy  #thefredrickboys #lifewithboys  It's been one of those days (weeks, months, years) where everything is going wrong. Been up since 4:45 since I couldn't get Quincy back to sleep after a feeding. Calvin fell asleep in the stroller on a walk at 10:30 (something he hasn't done since he was like 5 months old!) so his normal nap (my break to eat/shower/work/rest or only have one child to care for for a couple hours) is gone for the day. Quincy pooped all over himself so bad that we were both literally covered in . And he's already woken up from his afternoon nap after only 45 very short minutes. And I'm supposed to have a date with my husband tonight except I'm exhausted and covered in  and have no time to do anything about either one. Oh, and I fell down the stairs (sore but not hurt). Motherhood: somedays you win, somedays you lose. But on all the days you are, to some extent in this season of motherhood, covered in shit.  Here's hoping the weekend is less shitty, in all the ways. #beerme #battlefieldmotherhood
    • The Land of Nod, design for kids and people that used to be kids
    • The Honest Company
    • Personalized Mother's Day Photo Cards: She’s always gone the extra mile for you. Now, it’s never been easier to add an extra special touch to Mother’s Day with a personalized photo card.
    • Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Day Needs - Programs, Menus, and more
    • Free Wedding Website from Wedding Paper Divas
    • Earth Mama Angel Baby