Autumn DIY Wedding
December 11, 2013
Tri State
RusticRustic WeddingsOutdoor Weddings
This wedding is amazing.  It's cozy and warm, totally gorgeous and seriously overflowing with those heartwarming, make you smile moments we sort of live for.  Even better?  Above and beyond all of that awesomeness, it's a true labor of love from a super crafty bride and groom, plus wonderful friends and family.  Think DIY paper goods, burlap touches and some seriously yummy treats.  See it all captured beautifully by Rebecca Yale right here in the full gallery.
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From Rebecca Yale Portraits... I have a very special wedding to share with you today full of beautiful fall colors and DIY touches. The bride planned and designed the entire wedding herself using Pinterest. The event was truly a family affair with the bride and groom's families arriving in the early morning to set up the barn - everything from laying out the burlap and lace table runners to arranging hydrangeas in mason jars. Every detail of the day had been thought out and made beautiful by the bride. From the handmade invitations, which she designed and printed herself, to the cones of lavender made from the pages of an antique copy of Don Quixote to be sprinkled on the couple as they walked down the aisle together as husband and wife - no detail was left untouched. The true piece de resistance of the wedding was the dessert table created by the bride's cousin, which in addition to a delicious wedding cake, featured three different types of homemade pie, cobbler, caramel corn, and five different kinds of cookies.

The bride and her bridesmaids got ready inside the Red House, a beautiful 19th Century home full of charm. The ceremony took place outdoors next to a beautiful grove of trees and the rain held out just long enough for the couple to say their I do's. Then the party moved indoors for a cocktail hour on the lower level of the barn followed by dinner and and a whole lot of dancing on the barn's upper level, which had been decked out in twinkly lights. The whole day was full of so much love, and even with the brisk fall temperatures, the day was all warmth and laughter.

From the Bride... Our theme for the wedding was "burlap and lace." We stayed on budget by using antique decorations found in my father's barn and by creating many of the decorations ourselves. For the table scape, we used burlap runners we cut from burlap we found on sale; the overlay was mismatched strips of lace from old curtains. Our centerpieces were mason jars and antique medicine bottles filled with dried hydrangeas and Russian sage collected from the gardens of our friends and families. We added a touch of white mums to bring in a bit of the fall season, and to liven the bouquets up a bit. The many chalk boards displayed around the venue were created from old picture frames purchased at the salvation army; we bought spray on chalkboard paint which created a very smooth surface when sprayed on the glass. In lieu of rice, we had our guests throw lavender which we stored in cones we made from the pages of a weathered Don Quixote book. We designed and printed our own invitations made from kraft paper and embellished with hand stamped hearts and initials, paper lace and twine to tie it all together.