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    {Real Wedding} Erin & Michael: Vintage Fall Wedding With A Dramatic Edge

    vintage Vegas wedding with gorgeous florals | Gaby J PhotographyThis wedding captured my attention with the dramatic and unique bouquet in deep shades and accented with a single feather. The rest of the florals are equally fabulous and perfect for a fall wedding. And the best part? They were DIY! Another fantastic DIY detail is the ceremony arch, built by the groom himself.  Read More »

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    {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

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    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.

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    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 

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    {Real Wedding} Brandy & Philip: Small Budget, DIY Country Vermont Wedding

    small budget DIY country wedding in Vermont | Boro Creative Visions Photography

    One of the things I love about my job is getting a little peek into people’s weddings and seeing parts of the country I’ve never been to before.  This sweet wedding in Vermont has added yet another place on my must-travel list.  And the emotion captured in the images by Boro Creative Visions Photography is heart melting too.

    small budget DIY country wedding in Vermont | Boro Creative Visions Photography
    small budget DIY country wedding in Vermont | Boro Creative Visions Photography
    Advice for couples planning now?  Have fun and get creative! We had a very low budget wedding and had to really get creative and make our wedding our own. We didn’t have the budget for a traditional tier wedding cake so instead I used a Pepperidge Farm Vanilla Cake (that is what my parents had after they eloped!) and then used my in-laws original cake-topper from the 70’s. I made signs that explained the symbolism of the cake, it was one of my favorite details and cost almost nothing! 
    small budget DIY country wedding in Vermont | Boro Creative Visions Photography
    For centerpieces, I bought decorative watering cans from Michaels and grew petunias all summer in pots. For a simple project I placed the petunia pots into the watering cans and made homemade signs for the table names. The tables were named after mountains my husband and I have hiked together.
    small budget DIY country wedding in Vermont | Boro Creative Visions Photography
    {musical choices}
    Ceremony: Forever Young by Bob Dylan – My husband’s very musical cousin played an acoustic version of the song during the ceremony. 
    Recessional: Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads. My husband and I had a very chaotic year before our wedding: my father was diagnosed with a terminal illness, we had a surprise pregnancy and had just moved to Vermont.  This song was perfect for us! 
    First Dance Song: How Sweet it is to be Loved By You by James Taylor – A special song as we go to James Taylor’s concert every year on the 4th of July.small budget DIY country wedding in Vermont | Boro Creative Visions Photography
    The simplicity of our wedding was perfect and the details represented all the things we love, the outside, family and Vermont. 
    How sweet is this wedding?  And their son in the last photos – adorbs!  I miss little baby feet…  Congrats on your baby boy and marriage, Brandy & Philip!
    {Vendors} Photography: Boro Creative Visions Photography / Catering: The Perfect Pear Cafe / Pig Roast: The Apple Ridge Gang Catering (no website, but number available upon request) / Rentals: Tarbox Tent Rentals / Florals: DIY (the bride & her mother) / DJ: family friend / Cake & Cake Topper: DIY and vintage / Bride & Bridal Party Jewelry: Cosi Carina on Etsy / Baby’s attire: Sara Sweet and Small on Etsy

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    {Real Wedding} Melissa & Bryan: Rustic Fall Wedding at Camarillo Ranch

    It’s officially fall!  And even though it still doesn’t feel like it here (did anyone watch the Emmy’s last night and see how hot it was for everyone?) I’m determined to get into the fall spirit, and this rustic ranch wedding is just the thing to start of this fall week!
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    We used dozens of old lace or embroidered table clothes that our grandmothers or aunts have had, to cover the hay bales that our guests sat on during the ceremony. It was a great way to include our extended family in our day. rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    {Advice for planning couples}
    Plan well ahead of time. It was important for my husband and I to really enjoy each aspect of our wedding day and we planned out how to do that with our talented photographer and our amazing wedding coordinator. rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    Any special traditions?
    My garter was a garter that is being passed down to every new bride in my husband’s family. It was originally my husband’s cousin’s garter, she passed it along to me and I will pass it on to the next bride. We have a box that each bride signs with her maiden name, wedding date and her new husband’s name. rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    rustic fall wedding at camarillo ranch | photos by epic imagery
    To make my wedding me, I stuck to my initial idea of how I envisioned my day and really ran with that. I wanted my day to have meaning to not only for me but for my guests too so that was all in the little details. 
     
    I’m a big fan of the hay-bale seating in the round for the ceremony.  And the florals are perfection, don’t you think?  So many lovely details in this wedding!  Did it get you in the mood for fall?
    Oh, and I just found out today that it is this couple’s one year wedding anniversary!  How crazy is it that I randomly featured their wedding on their anniversary without even knowing!?  Wish them a happy day!
    {Vendors} Photographer: epic imagery / Coordination: la boheme events / Florals: stella bloom designs / Venue: camarillo ranch house / catering: merlin’s kitchen / rentals: a rental connection / DJ: kyle taylor / Cake: mjb cakes / Hair: hair by brooke / makeup: Crista Nicole / transportation: camarillo trolley / vintage rentals: found vintage rentals / paper goods: proskalo inc.
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    {Inspiration Board} O’ Christmas Tree

    {palette} bark brown, winter white, pine green
    {inspiration} a winter wedding inspired by the classic, simple Christmas tree.  Not the overly decorated, colored lights, big bulbs tree.  Just a pine tree, plain, simple, and chic.
    {great details} brown herringbone fabric adds texture and pattern around the bouquet, pinecone escort cards and bout tie the details together without overdoing it, and aisle decor of only bark and candles is fantastic and easy.
    {photo credits, clockwise} escort cards from Jamee Photography via Style Me Pretty, bout from Brion Hopkins via Southern Weddings Mag, cake from Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, bride from Henry & Masci via Style Me Pretty, trees from Pottery Barn via the Perfect Palette, birch ceremony decor via Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings
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