This next wedding in our mini-feature adventure is an East Coast example of rustic and utterly adorable laid-back style. As a boot lover myself, my heart is, of course, all a flutter for the kicks the bridesmaids are sporting. But aside from fabulous footwear, there are a bejillion adorable details all caught on film by fab photographer & Unlimited. Be sure to check out the gallery for more of this lakeside soiree and a few detail shots of those yummy looking pies.
From Brooke, the lovely Bride:
This wedding was a major DIY event. I tried to use artists from Etsy as much as possible to give the day a custom feel. I worked with each artist below to create pieces that were unique to our wedding. It was such a pleasure to work with such talented people from all over the country. We were also so blessed to be surrounded by really talented people who were able to step up and contribute to the overall look and feel of the event. My grandmother, Margaret Brown, made all of the patterned napkins and runners from fabric we found at CityCraft, a cute, super funky fabric store in Dallas.
I bounced just about every idea off of my Maid of Honor, Annie. She created all of the table cards which were original collages made from vintage Audobon Society postcards, burlap, tags and watercolors. She also concocted the seating chart that hung from the big wooden easel. The wooden easels were actually designed by Stewart on the fly the day before, and then his friend Steve and his wife Kay made them in mass for each table. We had a blast using what was around us so that we could save money but also incorporate a bit of Maine into the wedding.
The girls all came together to put the unique centerpieces of wildflowers together. I loved that they were all different! We went on a scavenger hunt for pine cones, bits of greenery, moss and other natural tidbits to again enhance the pieces and bring them back to Maine. A few of my bridesmaids became the masterminds behind the all of the bouquets as well, including my bridal bouquet made of peonies and billy balls. The dress was probably the greatest deal of the day. It is a Mori Lee design which I got at Terry Costa in Dallas. The day I went to buy it they just happened to be having a trunk show for Mori Lee. To say it was a steal is an understatement! I looked forever for the jam favors that weren’t super expensive or didn’t require me to order a ton of jam. I finally found Worcester Farm, and they were great to work with and provided the cutest jams for the day.
I made the flowers in my hair. The veil has a great story because it was originally owned by my bridesmaid, Lori Beth Wiseman. She then sold her wedding dress and veil to a girl in Portland, Maine. She contacted her and asked if I could borrow the veil. We picked it up right after we landed in Portland, and then returned it to her before we left because one of her friends is going to wear it next. The bracelet I wore was actually a piece of my grandmother’s, Joan Getter, costume jewelry. My sisters and I used to play dress up in her jewelry and pretend to get married. I thought it was just too cute and had to be worn! I cherish the fact that each one of my friends helped in some way. I think it just goes to show how teamwork can really create an amazing wedding. While it was stressful to do all of this from 2,000 miles away, in the end, it was much sweeter and more meaningful.
Photography: & unlimited / Ceremony & Reception Location: Toddy Pond / Ceremony Music: Sweet Wednesday / Reception Band: J Biddy Band / Tent: Wallace Tent & Party Rentals / Accommodations: Nokomis Lodge / Catering and Pies: Crocker House Restaurant / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee / Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth / Custom Pie Banner: Earmark Invitations / Custom Invitations: Lauren Lowe Designs / Custom Bridesmaids Hair Flowers: Silla Soup / Groom’s Tie and Groomsmen Ties: Me and Matilda / Custom Save the Date: Rachel Ink