If you’re having trouble waking up this Monday morning, no worries! Skip the coffee, and get a load of this bright yellow spring wedding. Yellow is just one of those colors that perks you right up and gets a smile on your face. That it’s the most prevalent color in today’s super charming featured wedding is no mistake. The citrus details and collected vintage furniture does a phenomenal job of playing off the pops of blue and white, and really tie together all the DIY elements of Kailey and Travis’s wedding.
Location: Toquerville, UT
Photography: Flourish Photography
Venue: Lichfield Ponds
Cake: Denise Thompson
Event Coordination: Forevermore Events
It may be my Northwest roots showing, but I swoon over outdoor weddings that have lots of lush trees and greenery. So the wedding of Emily and Sean at a Michigan bird sanctuary fits right in, especially with their unique touches. Emily crafted the flag decor, groom’s cake, and the adorable little bird cake-toppers, while her mother was responsible for creating all the floral arrangements. As lovers of music and vinyl, Sean contacted their favorite artists and was able to secure signatures for their album covers and warm wedding wishes as a gift to Emily.
Location: Augusta, MI
Photographer: Bryan and Mae
Venue: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Caterer: W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Dress: Jenny Yoo Collection
Weddings by the water are somehow inherently romantic. While most have beach or by-the-ocean affairs, we’re beginning to see a bit of an uptick in the number of lakeside weddings. I love this! Lakes are an underutilized venue option. I hope this wedding, that of Isaiah and Steph inspires you to explore your local lakes. Isn’t this just so romantic, inviting, and warm?
Couple: Steph & Isaiah
Wedding Date: 06/2010
Country: United States
Photographer: Ampersand Photography
Reception Venue: Smith Mountain Lake – home
Cake Designer: Robert Clarkin cakes
Additional information about this wedding from the photographer: Isaiah & Steph did most of the wedding planning, decorating, and everything else all on their own (and with the help of tons of loving family and friends). The wedding was held in the backyard of a family friend (they have a gazebo right on the lake). Steph’s mom, sister, and aunts did the flowers, and friends helped her coordinate everything. The morning of the wedding all of Steph’s bridesmaids were out by the lake setting everything up and decorating. Isaiah & Steph have friends that own a bluegrass band, and they did the music during the ceremony and the reception. One friend made the cake, another friend made barbecue for the reception meal, and still another friend did her make-up. Isaiah searched for weeks to find the perfect ring for her, and finally settled on a 1920’s antique ring, which is absolutely perfect for her.
Couple’s Names: Meghan and John
Wedding Date: May 2010
Ceremony: Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian
Reception: The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation located in Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
Creative: The bride wanted a very vintage, simple, Southern wedding. She and her mom did all of the decor, the deserts and some homemade chicken salad in Mason Jars. I loved her creative use of traditionally Southern items to decorate
DIY Projects: All decor, desserts, Homemade chicken salad
Photographer: Kelli Nixon Photography
Notes from the photographer: I loved this wedding. Meghan was so detailed and thorough with her DIY projects. Her mom said to me that Meghan would tell me what she wanted and I would “make it happen.” By saving so much on the decor, the bride was able to have a smaller wedding budget in a town (Charleston, SC) that doesn’t really cater to smaller budgets.
Photographer Rachel Garcia from Brilliant Imagery submitted the charming wedding of Eric and Sarah.
About the couple, Rachel gushes “Eric and Sarah’s wedding was in Faribault, MN off of Circle Lake on May 29th 2010. Eric had the sweetest boyhood charm I have ever seen and Sarah complimented him perfectly with her caring, gentle manner.”
DIY Elements: Nearly everything! The bridesmaid’s purses, the flowers, the wooden signs, the fake wooden mustaches and table linens where all homemade. The dress was made by the bride’s grandmother. And Eric and Sarah spend the day before their wedding making tons of homemade ice cream for all their guests.