When a super creative couple goes from “Will you?” to “I do”, you know the whole ride is going to be pretty fabulous! Are you ready for a super cute proposal story? With a shared love of all things artistic and creative, Christa had always wanted to arrange a sketching date with her sweetie Marvin at a small, nearby art studio. Needless to say, time often gets in the way of our best intentions and the two never quite made it. So Marvin arranged for an impromptu creative date where they set up easels on a street sidewalk and sketched facing each other. (Swooning at the romantic gesture alone) He quickly called Christa over to view the sketch of “Will you Marry Me?” on his easel where he waited with a ring for Christa’s response. (Chills anyone?!) Needless to say anything artsy is important to these two. Full of easels, and budget crafty goodness, Chloe Austin Photography has snapped up a gallery of gorgeous photos, in this photo and art inspired wedding that can’ be missed!
As another homage to the sweet easel proposal, a timeline of the darling duo’s childhood in photos on easels led guests to the a fantastic frame backdrop that was borrowed from Christa + Marvin’s church. Don’t you just love the way it creates a focal point without blocking the gorgeous views of Stetson University? With a graphic designer groom, you can bet all of the printed material from invites to signs were going to be fabulous, but you have to check out the personalized invites for the twenty person (Whoa!) bridal party! And you have to love Christa’s fabric flower craftinesss. Bouts, bouquets, the flowers on her shoes and veil (and even the veil itself) were all made with bride’s budget savvy ability. Most of the fabrics were re-purposed from things around the house or finds from local thrift shops.
And though you can’t deny that this one heck of a crafty couple, you’ve got to give some props to their friends. MOB helped with all of the fabric sourcing and centerpieces, a friend of the grooms created the sand ceremony shadow box that is a work of art in Chrsita + Marvin’s new home, and the getaway car…Well there is no lack of creativity for this kind of guest book, and it’s surely never to be forgotten! You also have to add Chloe Austin Photography to the mix who captured every last detail perfectly to document this momentous occasion. Thanks Chloe Austin for sharing this. Congratulations Christa + Marvin!
Date: March 10, 2013
Location: Deland, FL
Photography: Chloe Austin Photography
Bridesmaids Bouquets: Global Rose
Ceremony Location: Stetson University
Reception Location: Clarion Hotel
Music by: Don’t Sigh Daisy
Cake: Linda Kotch of Kotch Cakes
Invitations: Marvin Eans (groom)
Dress: bought from Doralynn’s Bridal – Designed by Alfred Angelo
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Charlotte Russe, Laceaffair.com, Windsor
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Lucy’s Hair Studio
Wedding Director: Elina Morgan
Submitted via Two Bright Lights