Today is all gorgeousness on SMP. Cara and Spencer’s wedding is unbelievably pretty and even better, it’s largely a DIY wedding! We have one of the perfect projects coming up next but for now, I wanted to share a bit more from the ridiculously lovely day.
I spent months scouring Style Me Pretty, The Bride’s Guide and other blogs for inspiration. Then, I turned to Sarajane Johnson with Lily and Company. Erin and I gave Sarajane a stack of pictures and left everything in her hands. Sarajane and the Lily gals really got my vision. They selected succulents and flowers that picked up the blues in the bridesmaids dresses. They also used tons of stuff that Sarajane picked up at antique stores. I didn’t want to spend the money to rent table runners, so my mom sewed 21 burlap ones with teal string to match the dresses. I used brown kraft paper because it seemed like something I would do for an impromptu dinner party, like cut up some brown grocery bags to scribble the menu last minute. I wanted the tables to seem relaxed.
Or course, I couldn’t relive this day for the rest of my live without the help of our amazing photographer, Carrie Patterson. Carrie and I met a few years ago when I wrote a magazine feature about her. With Carrie, I had to give little direction. I knew she would capture all those things about my day that I didn’t see. She has a fantastic eye. I am forever indebted to her.
Erin and I felt that the ceremony site was too expansive and that we needed a focal point. A groomsman offered to build an altar for us, and one weekend later he got permits to cut down trees in the national forest. He and Spencer built this amazing arch in a few hours. Later, the wedding arch turned into our photo booth, one of the best decisions I made. I bought about $100 in props, and my mom sewed the fabric for the backdrop. Taking the photos really got people in the mood to have fun. The photo booth also gave people something to do other than to look at us. Guests will get a copies of their photo booth pictures as gifts.
Thank you so very much to Cara and Spencer for sharing their wedding with us. It’s one of my favorite weddings EVER (I know, I know) and the details…well, I am pretty sure that most of you have saved them in your “inspiration” files. Here is a list of vendors that participated in the event:
Wedding Coordinator: Erin Roy / Photographer: Carrie Patterson / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair piece: Oh My Deer / Groom’s suit: Paul Smith / Invitations: xowyo / Makeup: Jenny Hickey / Hair: Cynthia Estrada / Venue: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis / Flowers: Lily and Company / Cakes: Rich McLaughlin / Band: Soul Impressions