We’re kicking off the week with an insanely beautiful and super personalized rustic chic wedding from Red Fly Studio. Get ready to be totally blown away by all the pretty details that were either crafted by the bride herself or friends and family members. They kept the hired vendor list small and DIYed the rest and the result is one oh-so-fabulous day. Trust us, you don’t want to miss a thing. Click here for the full gallery!
And here’s another peek at all the pretty from Dustin Maeno…
From the Bride… We wanted a wedding that embodied our fun-loving, laid-back personalities, and that’s exactly what we got. I decided early on that I was going to hire family friends instead of professionals, because I wanted the wedding to have a very personal feel for all of our friends and families. I grew up in a small, south Georgia town and knew that I had to get married there. My husband and I originally wanted an outside wedding, but instead went with a beautiful wooden and brick church. After choosing the church, a close friend of ours suggested we use the building directly across the street for our reception. Even though I’m from the area, I never knew this building existed but it turned out to be perfect for us. It was an old coke bottling shop that was renovated into a beautiful event venue.
I designed and created the save-the-dates and invitations using kraft paper, to give the guests a feel for the atmosphere of the wedding. Instead of hiring a florist, my mom ordered the flowers from a local florist, and I made all of the boutonnieres myself, and had my bridesmaids design their own bouquets. We hired a close friend to help me with all of the centerpieces and church arrangements. My mom found the cake design on a blog and I hired an incredible local baker to recreate it. My parents hired friends of theirs to make their award-winning BBQ ribs and brisket, and we had sides of green beans with feta and bacon, blue cheese macaroni and cheese, and rolls. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to make sure our guests were actually fed! Our DJ kept everyone on the dance floor all night– my husband and I were the first ones on and the last ones off. Our wedding was perfect from top to bottom, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it. It was full of personal details including our favorite beers, a map of the town, our favorite foods and desserts, bible verses on the tables, and more.
Wedding Photography: Red Fly Studio / Ceremony Venue: Trinity Anglican Church in Thomasville, Georgia / Reception Venue: Building 209 in Thomasville, Georgia / Wedding Cinematography: Dustin Maeno / Event Planning: Tracy Long / Floral Design: DIY + Lee Cox / Event Design: DIY + Tracy Long / DJ: John Clark / Invitations: the Bride / Wedding Dress: Casablanca via The New Image / Shoes: Sole Society