There’s so many things to love about this super pretty, super DIYed wedding. First off, hats off to the bride who literally made everything from the invitations to the adorable Velveteen Rabbit inspired cake topper! We’re also loving that they chose to include all their guest in the ceremony by doing a ring warming. Each and every person there got to hold their rings and make a silent prayer or wish for their future before the rings were placed on one the bride and groom’s fingers. ee Photography captured all the pretty details and you can see them all right here in the full gallery!
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From Tampa Wonderworks Films… Graphic designer Nicole put all her creativity and heart into the look and feel of her and Paul’s wedding day! She chose the timeless, yet modern colors — light purple, sage green, ivory and gray — to complement her Velveteen Rabbit theme. The couple wrote love letters to each other, and during the ceremony, they placed them in a wine box to be opened at a later time. The newlyweds chose to do a ring-warming ceremony too! What’s that, you say?!? As a way for each guest to give a silent prayer/blessing for Nicole and Paul’s marriage, the rings were passed guest to guest before finally making their way to the bride and groom! Terribly sweet and a great alternative to the sand ceremony or unity candle! Nicole, being very hands-on, made just about everything. What a fun day with so many clever ideas!
From the Bride… As a designer, you encounter creative restraints on a daily basis, so planning our wedding was a no-holds barred dream. I poured my heart into everything, down to the music — I really wanted the day to be a reflection of the two us. My DIY list goes on forever; from the invitations and printed materials, to the lace-wrapped candles, cake topper and my husband’s Captain America boutonniere that he wore for the reception. In the months before the wedding, our reverend requested we write letters explaining why we loved each other and our reasons for marrying one another. I remember that part of the day so vividly, while the rest seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. We also wanted to include our guests in the ceremony, and the warming and blessing of the rings was the perfect way to do it. Our friends and family were able to make a silent wish or prayer for our future together just prior to exchanging our vows. Going into it Paul had two concerns: that our guests wouldn’t be into it and that someone would drop or lose our rings. I can’t say they were totally unfounded, as my grandfather let out a muffled “Shoot! I dropped the rings” just before they were supposed to be handed off to my bridesmaids. There was a brief moment of giggling on our part as he tried to find them in the grass. Now every time I hear “Music For A Found Harmonium” by Penguin Cafe Orchestra (the song that was playing) I can’t help but smile.
Wedding Photography: ee Photography / Wedding Venue: The Lange Farm in Dade City, Florida / Floral Design: The Bride’s Bouquet / Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson / Wedding Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films / Catering: Catered by Vesh / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Nomeda / DJ: Grand Hemond / Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau “Sydney” / Bride’s Veil: Modern Trousseau / Makeup + Hair: Kyle Lynn