Amanda + Ryan’s Whimsical Picnic Wedding

Since so many of us will be holding a last hurrah picnic with our nearest and dearest this weekend, I thought it only fit to share a picnic wedding with you all today too!  Woo hoo!!  Labor Day Bonus!  This is no ordinary picnic though.  Inspired by Grandma’s groovy buttons and strawberry lemonade, featuring puppies, pink dining blankets, pinwheels, and penny lawn games and a runaway groom (more on that in a minute), this whimsy and fun lawn party captured so beautifully by M.A. Rose Photography is the kind of inspiration that of those you planning a festive lawn fete for next summer should start taking notes to remember all of these great ideas!

Now beyond all of whimsical and fun deets Amanda fashioned like her gorgeous hairpiece and necklace from her grandmother’s button jar as her “something old, ” and all of the paper pinwheels for the decor, bouquets, and bouts, the goal of this artistry was two-fold. From the bride, Amanda:

The two most important aspects to me was that all my guests have fun, and that the wedding reflects our values and lifestyle. As artists, DIY enthusiasts, and environmentalists this meant making choices that would limit the impact we were having on the environment and minimizing waste as well as making it beautiful and fun.

And what an amazing job these two have done!  I don’t know about you, but this vegan spread looks as pretty as it does delicious!  And topping it off some homemade mason jar apple pie?  Mmmmm…Yes, please and thank you!!  Full of yummy, personal details and eco-friendly fun Amanda and Ryan have a perfect picnic wedding tri-fecta!

So what about the runaway groom, you may be asking?  Well a certain groom may have been saying “Lego my vows” to his car where he left his vows and had to make a fast getaway (and comeback) in the middle of the ceremony.  It’s pretty clear that Amanda + Ryan are one happy and lucky couple to have each other- Congratulations!!!  M.A.Rose Photography was also one lucky photog to have this much picnic fun and we are one lucky blog to get to share this gorgeous gallery with you today!  As a double awesome bonus- Amanda and Ryan shared their music choices which we love to hear!


Musical Choices:

Processional- “Just Breathe”, Pearl Jam

Recessional- “Fine By Me”, Andy Grammer

First Dance- “Keep on Loving You”, REO Speedwagon


Vendor Information:

Date: May 25, 2013

Location: Redlands, CA

Photographer: M.A. Rose Photography

Catering:  Olive Avenue Market

Event Venue: Kimberly Crest House and Gardens

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