Esther & Taylor’s Rustic LDS Wedding

One of the things I love most about our real weddings is that we get to experience so many expressions of faith and devotion through our brides and grooms. Though we don’t subscribe to any one religion or path of worship here, DIY Bride always welcome submissions that do include information about the couples’ faith/church/house of worship if they choose to include that information. It’s just one of the many fascinating and special details that makes a couple – and their wedding – so unique and special. So, when we received this submission with a couple of Mormon faith, it is lovely to include their day amongst our very fine collection of  real weddings.

In the words of photographers, Kimbry Studios:

Esther and Taylor were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple Reception In Idaho Falls, Idaho Decorated. They sourced and, with the bride and her family, built almost everything. Esther wanted a very rustic and DIY feel to her wedding- sourced barn and old house doors were brought from Missouri, vintage sheet music were the popcorn cups, Taylor (her fiance!) build the “Live Laugh Love” birdhouses, etc. Even her couture headpiece was made by her! The colors were blush, ivory, gold, and burlap (That’s considered a color, right?! If not, it should be!)  The bride was very glam rustic.




Esther & Taylor
Event Date: September, 2013

Captured by Kimbry Studios

Dress by David’s Bridal, as well as shrug and sash.

Jamilynn + John’s Summer Camp Wedding

Jamilynn + John’s wedding, brought to us by hillary maybery photography, really makes you feel like you’ve arrived to a cool, chilled, and fun family-run camp for the day that just happened to be also hosting a wedding at the same time. Seriously, this wedding was DIY, rustic, and so incredibly laid-back as they (and Jamilynn’s pretty little girl) said their “I Do’s” in front of mountain peaks, grassy meadows, and blue skies.

Lots of DIY went into this rustic wedding, from Jamilynn:

“We had saved glass jars for months and we painted the insides of them to hold our flower arrangements. We also saved soup cans and planted succulents in them to add to our centerpieces. Kaiser cut a large letter “K” out of sheet metal, then painted and aged it to look antique. People signed the back of the letter as our guest book. Now we have an “antique-sign” to hang on our wall that is great décor.

We also used reclaimed barn wood scraps for the hand painted signs we had around the wedding site. Each sign pointed to the different features at our wedding and to the other cities that people traveled from to attend. Another friend hand-sewed a variety of flags onto sisal rope for decoration on the main lodge. She got a bunch of random printed bed-sheets at Goodwill, cut and sewed 60ft of beautiful and colorful flagging.

Our guest favors were our custom napkins. We ordered peach colored bandanas and had them screen printed with the state of Idaho on the corner. All of the setup and tear-down was done by the wedding party, including fiesta lights, dance floor lights, some minor landscaping, custom wedding arch, PA system, dance floor lighting and catering logistics.”

I love how awesome everything is pulled together when family and friends get involved to help set up a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to Jamilynn + John and their beautiful daughter!!
Photographer: hillary maybery photography//WeddinDate: 06/29/2013//Reception Venue:4H Camp//Dress: ModCloth//Cake Designer: The Sweet Crumb//Food: Ketchum Grill (Pizza)/Bears BBQ/The Cellar (beverages)//Cupcakes: The Sweet Crumb//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Natalia and David’s Fall Engagement Session

It’s in the air in New York. That crisp air at night and in the morning. The chill that makes you need to layer up so that when the warm mid-day sun starts scorching you have a whole new outfit. The need to go apple picking and run through leaf piles while being playful with your sweetheart on these last days of outdoor friendly weather. Okay, maybe that’s just me, but if it sounds like fun and you have no nearby leaf piles and crisp air, then have a peek at the love session Victoria Greener Photography sent over. After seeing Natalia and David’s sweet smiles and fall fun, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.



A big thanks to Victoria Greener Photography for sharing this e-sesh inspiration with us. Congratulations Natalia + David!


Vendor Information:

Date: November 4. 2012

Location: Idaho, United States

Photographer: Victoria Greener Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Kim + Mike’s Intimate Outdoor Wedding

There’s just  something about saying “I do” to the one you love the most in front of those that love you most that’s oh so romantic.     Intimate weddings are always so meaningful.  Maybe it’s just because couple’s like Kim + Mike put so much extra effort into making them as equally special for the guests as it is for them.  With its beautiful alpine lake scenery, gorgeous photography of Dev Khalsa Photography, and super special touches this intimate wedding is the reason I cherish these cozy weddings.

I love the warm beachy feeling to this fall fete combined with the totally chill atmosphere of the day.  The brown color palette and the autumn florals offset the woodsy vibe so perfectly.  And of course they match perfectly with the handmade chocolate box favors.  Mmmm. Yumm! Every little detail these two created just accented the fact they wanted to share the most important moment of their lives with the most important people in their lives.

Don’t you just love the look between Kim + her aisle escort?!  Priceless!!  Dev Khalsa Photography perfectly captured all of the fun and endearing moments an intimate gathering allows.  Kim, Mike and every one of their guests are having such a good time, you almost wish the wedding was a big so you could have been invited.  Either way we want to congratulate Kim and Mike and thank Dev Khalsa Photography for submitting this fantastic day!


Vendor Information:

Photography:  Dev Khalsa Photography

Floral Design:  Tara Bella Flowers

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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