DIY Barn Wedding in Minnesota: Chelsea & Jon

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography Today’s wedding is infused with so much personality and love that it is sure to inspire you to be a DIY bride too. Chelsea got creative in making her sure their wedding reflected who they are as a couple, and did it in ways to keep costs down.  And she kept it all cohesive, which is so important when you a lot of DIY projects.

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions PhotographyBest piece of advice? Whenever the planning becomes not fun, take a break and go on a date where you promise not to talk about anything wedding related.

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

How did Chelsea keep her wedding budget-friendly? Be creative! Look outside of typical “wedding” resources. I found that if there was anything advertised as “wedding” related, it typically meant expensive. Thrift! Utilize the people around you and their talents.

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography

DIY Wedding by Expressions Photography Basically our wedding was an expression of what our future home together would be. We love inviting people into it, to relax and enjoy themselves and that’s what our day was about. We wanted it to reflect our personalities, our faith, and our love. Through the antiques and special touches, our home was transported to Northfield, MN to welcome our guests in. Anybody could tell you right when they arrived whose wedding this was and that was a beautiful thing.

I really love that you feel like you know this couple by seeing their wedding – it’s totally a sign that you made it YOU.  And the color palette and rustic touches make it feel so homey and fun – like a big family picnic wedding!

{Vendors} Photographer: Expressions Photography / Dress: San Patrick / Shoes: Ann Klein / Earrings: Tiffany & Co. / Hair: E-Clips / Make-up: Mac Cosmetics / Hair Pins: Che Bella / Ring: Midtown Antiques (1930’s engagement ring & 1920’s band) / Flowers: Eagle’s Wings Floral (Mora, MN) / Venue & Catering: Red Barn Farm of Northfield / Donuts: Quality Bakery /Bridesmaids Attire: Anthropologie / Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Express Men / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Groom’s Watch: Brand: Flud via Jack Threads / Band: The Keith Yoder Band / Stationery Paper: Anchor Paper Company / Stationery Design: Rachel Yoder of Ember Grove Photography / Wall Decor & Wooden Cake Tiers: Lee Yoder / Flower Girl Dresses: Old Navy / Sign Bearers’ Shirts: Gap / Sign Bearers’ Pants: Land’s End / Head Table Vases & S mugs: Anthropologie / Mother of the Bride Dress: Anthropologie / Mother of the Groom Dress: Calvin Klein / Guestbook: Peachwik / Engraved Forks & Spoons: PrettyParis

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 28 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Everything in this wedding looks splendid!!

    xo

    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

  2. Posted May 28 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful Chelsea and Jon! Your wedding is full of vintage charm!

  3. Posted Sep 29 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Hello, we are the newest wedding barn event center in the twin cities. Just minutes away from downtown Stillwater. Please visit our site and give us a call.

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