Natalie & Jamey’s Colorful Engagement

Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity for you and your beloved to showcase your personalities and have a little fun. Natalie and Jamey did just that, creating a shoot that’s full of playfulness and some lovely little details like the cute miniature cake and their soon-to-be wedding bands.

Natalie and Jamey met while she was a nanny for some of Jamey’s family in Colorado. She is from Austria, he is from Cincinnati and, together they make a gorgeous and oh-so-lovely international couple.


Natalie & Jamey
Cincinnati, OH
Event Date: April, 2014

Captured by Roselle Photography


Stephanie & Andrew’s Sweet and Traditional Fall Wedding

With a nod to a more traditional-style wedding, Stephanie and Andrew created a sweet and beautiful day for themselves.

According to photographer, Laura Elaine Photography , The DIY details for this wedding were extremely well done and present everywhere throughout the day.

The following DIY details that were done by the bride, groom and their families: The Save the Dates, Invitation Suite and Menu Cards were completely DIY. They cut and glued burlap, gold and bows onto them and really tied their theme in. The bride took kraft boxes and decorated them similar to the invitations for everyone in their bridal party. Included in that box were handmade hangers for each of the girls that were beautiful and different from the ones I see on etsy all the time. At the ceremony they had created burlap wreaths for the entrance, all of the aisle decor and the streamer sticks that all of the guests waved during their recessional. I can’t imagine the time this took! At the reception, they had made the table assignment cards, all of the table numbers and the stands, decorated all of the containers for the flowers on the tables as well. Each guest received a small mason jar of apple butter that the couple made and the lid was decorated with their thumbprints making a heart with pink paint. On the gift table they used a barrel to collect the cards and created the cute signage for it. I loved hearing that every Wednesday in the year leading up to the wedding the bride, her parents and her sister would get together and work on all of their crafts. Everything was flawless and you can definitely tell how much time they put into everything.

The love and care everyone took with the projects and details definitely shines through!

Stephanie & Andrew
Event Date: Oct 19, 2013

Photographer:  Laura Elaine Photography//Dress Store:Cincinnati Bride//Shoes: Kate Spade//Cinema and Video: Lifetime Films//Floral Designer: Mokara Floral Design//Makeup Artist: Simply Makeup//Cake Designer: The BonBonerie//Reception Venue:The Cincinnati Club//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Erin + Caleb’s Country Farmland Engagement Shoot

Love, Love, Love!  That’s what today’s little love shoot is all about.  I love the country plaids and denim, you’ll love the photos taken by Renee at Studio Elle Photography, and Erin and Caleb are so in love that we will all just all fall for them!

On a pastoral farmland with a beautiful barn and cool cornfields, a chilly day couldn’t stop the love from pouring through in the photos captured by Studio Elle Photography.  Be sure to browse the entire gallery for pure country goodness!  Thanks Renee for these awesome images!  And congratulations Erin and Caleb!


Vendor Information:

Photographer:  Studio Elle Photography

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Jess + Drew’s Traditional Vintage Wedding

Hold on to your pin cushions!  We are starting off the week another amazing craftstress who tackled her own gown.  That’s right folks, Jess (with the help of her mom) homespun the fashion for this fete.  Leah Fruth shot some killer portraits in this super sweet, traditional with a touch of vintage wedding that makes Jess and Drew’s big day so perfectly classic and timeless.

Stunning is too simple of word to describe this exquisite two-piece gown! Jess’s mantilla veil is pure pe

rfection.  Throw in the brooch bouquet and bridal party jewelry that Jess put together and… Oh Mylanta!  The perfect balance of classic, vintage and personal for a refined and polished day.  The twinkling lights in the Columbus Athenaeum and the simple elegance of the paper crafts provide only some of the reasons to check out the full gallery.


Thanks Leah Fruth for capturing such a charmingly classic good time.  Congratulations Jess and Drew!

Vendor Information:

Photographer: Leah Fruth

Event Venue: Columbus Athenaeum

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Tiffany + Tim

I can’t lie, I’m a sucker for a simple photo gallery whether it be of a wedding, engagement shoot, bridal shower, or day-after shoot (really, I love them all). Which is why I’m so taken with the engagement shoot of Tiffany and Tim. While they currently reside in Chicago, they decided to get married in their hometown of Canton in Ohio. For their engagement shoot, they kept it simple with a couple of chalkboards, the backdrop of Canton, and their love for each other.




Location: Canton, OH

Photography: Maui Creative Design and Photography

Kristin + Andrew

Two words: pinwheels and croquet. This wedding is so whimsical and bright, it makes my little heart go pitter-pat. Kristin and Andrew’s bridesmaids carried pinwheels that were DIY’d, as was the marriage arbor. They also had cornhole and croquet lawn games to play after the ceremony, and turned an old barn into their reception site.




Location: Ohio

Photographer: Jenna Davis of Jenna Davis Photography

Venue: Private Residence

Caterer: Vonderhaar’s Catering

Makeup: Penny Curtis of BRIDEface

Hair: Benzie Salon

Floral Designer: Katie Elfers of Inspired Floral Design

Event Coordinator: Jen Pritchard of Your Wedding by Jen

Allyson + Joe

One of the best pieces of advice I can give about being a DIYer is to not go overboard with your projects. Pick a few things that are meaningful to you and within your budget so that you can devote your full creativity to them without breaking your budget – or sanity. Allyson and Joe, avid backpackers, outdoorsy cabin-themed wedding showcases how choosing the right projects (for them) added splashes of personality and style to their day.





Allyson and Joe
Columbus, Ohio
Photographer: Picture the Love
Floral Designer: Flowers on Orchard Lane
Reception Venue: Camp Mary Orton
Cake Designer: Short North Piece of Cake

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