Sometimes when we open an image packet from a photographer we just know that the wedding will set our readers on fire (in a good way). It could be a single detail like a diy project or an unusual theme, for example, that sets our social media accounts into hyper-share mode ™. This is one of those weddings.
The combination of details – delicate flowers, vintage details, schoolhouse location, gorgeous colors, and beautiful projects – all come together so beautifully and artfully.
Photographer Siegel Thurston:
Aubrey spent the year before her wedding making all of the beautiful details for her wedding day. There were many a night spent gluing and making pinwheels that totaled over 200. She collected an array of everyday glass bottles to incorporate into her centerpieces. She even made a special boutonniere for her grandfather who was to walk her down the aisle. His boutonniere had a small black and white photo of Aubrey’s grandparents on their wedding day. As for something borrowed her grandfather loaned Aubrey her grandmothers engagement ring. Aubrey and Nam met 4 years before they got married when they were both working at a coffee shop.
Aubrey is now a music teacher to young children so getting married at the old school house at Green Gables Estates was incredibly appropriate. Several of Aubrey’s students got to be in the wedding as ring barer and to carry her DIY here comes the bride sign.
As a surprise gift to Nam she sung and pre-recored the song that would be playing during their first dance. And for a little bit of good luck it began to rain on their wedding day just after the ceremony. Aubrey was so excited because she loves the rain and had hoped they would get some rain drops on their special day. We took some pictures of them dancing in the light drizzle in front of their ceremony site after everyone had taken cover.
And we get to hear from Aubrey:
I made all the center pieces, the pinwheels, the backdrop, all the isle décor, the hanging décor on the arches, the sign in table, the popcorn boxes and table…etc. Basically any and all decorations were handmade. I had never pictured myself having a big wedding. The fairytale love story, of course. But all the hoopla over fancy china, matching dresses and being princess for a day, that is just not me. I always had it in my mind that I would have a small destination wedding and put all of the money into a fabulous honeymoon. Little did I know, I would marry a man with parents that had 200 guests on their side alone. My small destination wedding was no longer an option. Once I accepted that we would have a very large wedding, I embraced the idea and ran with it. I did not want any of your typical wedding decor. My goal was for it to reflect us. I thought a great way to show our personalities would be to make everything ourselves. It took a lot of hours and many glue gun burns but in the end it was very worth it! We are so happy with how everything turned out. We were also thrilled to have talented photographers and videographers to capture every moment for us to cherish forever!
Here is the link to the video https://vimeo.com/73735353