As our DIY dress journey continues, I thought another example of a handmade gown would be inspirational this week. When I stumbled across Kelsey’s decision to wear her mother 1979 gown, I thought I found a something good. What I landed on was a fantabulous farm to fork, eco-friendly, and purely handmade wonder! A big thanks to Jessica Watson Photography who captures every up-cycled, re-purposed, and thrifted goody of this gorgeous day.
From the bride:
I knew I wear my mother’s dress from her 1979 marriage to my father– but I knew it needed work. So I took the ruffled train off and found a vintage dress gal to help me with the rest. I then found a $50 lace tablecloth on Etsy that, over the course of the summer, we were able to revamp to make into the top straps and train of my dress. I made my veil from supplies found on Etsy and made my fascinator from scraps of fabric from the dress, some old lace from a family friend, and a hanky of my grandmother’s.
Don’t you love Kelsey’s modern vintage gown! That wasn’t the only thing upcycled and handcrafted. Adam proved that partners are claiming their fair share of DIY wedding planning building the reclaimed wood ceremony backdrop and even brewing the beer himself! The hops in the bouts were grown in their garden as the potted herb favors were grown in their basement. Food and flowers were locally sourced making this a lovely earth conscious event. (Ummmm. I think I have a new favorite wedding tradition of cutting the pizza, by the way.) Lastly, adding in a vintage vibe were the fabulous thrift shop finds like the antique fire truck, (on loan from fellow antiquer Dad) the linens, and mismatched table ware.
There is just so much DIY beauty in this wedding that thanks to Jessica Watson Photography, you simply must indulge in the gallery for a while. Congratulations Kelsey and Adam!
Photographer: Jessica Watson Photography
Event Venue: Kraxberger Farm
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
The owls on the wedding cake are amazing! I’ve never seen a cake topper like it. 🙂