Grace + Nick’s Offbeat Rustic Wedding

In continuing our unintentional theme of “offbeat” weddings, I’m ending our features today with a very picturesque wedding. Our gorgeous bride Grace opted to wear a stunning vintage purple dress for her day, and the couple chose to wear color stones instead of “traditional” diamonds for their rings. This beautiful wedding photographed by Joshua Aaron Photography set a great example that it is completely okay to be yourself and to be different. After all, your wedding day is all about you as a couple!

From the photographer:

“To showcase their love for nature, Grace and Nick had packets of seed for guests, a picnic reception with games, and beer made by the couple themselves.” They also DIY all the flowers themselves as well.
This inspiring wedding at the Vista House is truly spectacular. Our stunning couple not only showcase what’s important to them as a couple, but their fun and unique personalities as well. I love that the talented Joshua Aaron was able to captured the romantic flair of Grace’s vintage dress, Nick’s emotional moment as he sees his bride walking down the aisle, and the breathtaking moments from the paper lantern send-offs. Congratulations to Grace + Nick!


Photographer: Joshua Aaron Photography//Wedding Date: May 18, 2013// Flowers: Kelly Singer  // Event Venue:Vista House//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Aarin + Ryan’s Sweet Southern Wedding

A DIY wedding is lot like becoming a mother.  You spend months creating this perfect little creature that you can’t wait to meet.  When it finally happens and you see what all the torturous sleepless nights full of heartburn and headaches were for, you smile knowing all the pain was worth it.  I think after nine months of planning and preparing Aarin and Ryan would agree.

This Charleston wedding has given us some of the best multiples since OctoMom.  There’s mason jar goblets, an handmade ribbon arbor, paper lanterns (courtesy of bride’s mother), and poms galore all in shades of coral that represent Aarin and Ryan’s South Carolina roots.  The best part about most of this wedding…It can all be used again for home decorating.  You can’t tell me those pillows and napkin rings aren’t worthy of a department store display?!


You have to check out the gallery to see the amazing sweet grass roses and baby’s breath centerpieces too.  (Technically, not DIY’ed but I must learn how to make them, they are phenomenal!)  We are so happy that Aarin and Ryan created this labor of love and that Lori Lee Photography was there to capture every sweet Southern moment.  Congratulations!

Vendor Information:

Photographer: Lori Lee Photography

Event Venue:  The Gold Bug


Angela + Bryan

Ohio couple Angela and Bryan wanted a simple, low-key beach wedding. With a little creativity and some good-old DIY handwork, they created a lovely romantic destination wedding – on a budget.

In The Photographer’s Words: They came to Myrtle Beach SC, married on the beach and had a small reception at the Prince Resort Hotel where they stayed. On a budget, they decided to do the details themselves. Rather than chairs for the ceremony, she had beach towels in her colors, embroidered with their names and date. She made her programs from card-stock, glued to popsicle sticks, tied with ribbon and stuck into the sand. Thank-you favors were votives filled with seashells and blue gel. Her beach aisle, was lined in seashells and flowers. This was a low key but very romantic wedding. The couple was relaxed, fun and really enjoyed their day.




::::: Details :::::

Couple’s Names: Angela + Bryan

Wedding Date: 04/30/2010

Country: United States

Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Photographer: Brooke Christl Photography

Reception Venue: Prince Resort

Ceremony Location: Cherry Grove Pier



Meghan + John

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.

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