Gorgeous days like this one are exactly why I love weddings; the reason I spend my days swooning over heartwarming moments and beyond beautiful details. It’s the reason my heart filled with joy when I spotted the stunning florals crafted by Stephanie Cooper, the darling DIY details and the bride and groom who could not be cuter… or sweeter. And it’s the reason I’ll be soaking in minute after minute of pure lovely captured by Ryan Price in the full gallery. Join me there for sooo much more.
And don’t miss a minute of the breathtaking film from Stringer Productions below…
From the Bride… Well, as my wedding photos would tell, I love everything vintage and antique. Ever since I was a little girl I have had this love as well as a love for crafts and all things creative. Creativity makes my heart feel full and alive. A lot of my inspiration for my wedding came from pinterest; but I now realize that it really was an outward expression of all the creativity and style that I’ve loved since I was little; I just didn’t have such a large avenue to show it in one place before!
From old quilts that my great grandma made to little photo booth mustaches on skewers that Sam drew and cut out himself… most of the decor was hand-crafted by friends and family! This is what made every detail so special! Sam and I figured out quick that with the budget we were on we had to be okay with making most of our decor. Sam put together a huge chunk of it himself! Some of my favorite things that we made were the banners that hung in the reception hall, the wooden crates, and the wooden stumps. Another part of my wedding that I loved was that most of the vendors were my friends and if they weren’t to begin with they became friends eventually.
The day was most definitely blessed. When planning an outside January wedding, your faith can be stretched a litttle! There were many doubts along the way, but the Lord provided abundantly and we were able to have our ceremony outside under three huge trees! It was so beautiful! We were told they were somewhere around 300-500 hundred years old. So stinking cool!
Probably one of the sweetest things that I will forever treasure is that I had the privilege of wearing my Mother’s wedding dress. After searching and searching and realizing that to have my ‘dream dress’ made it would cost me over $7,000.00, I gave up on that dream… but then realized that my Mom’s dress fit me, Sam and I as a couple, and our wedding so much more than any other dress I could have found.
Wedding Photography: Ryan Price | Wedding Venue: The Moore Ranch | Floral Design: Stephanie Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Wedding Coordination: Erin Joyner of Wonderfully Wed | Cinematography: Stringer Productions | Cake: Eichele Shafer (email@example.com) | Hair + Makeup: Anna Decker with Anna Decker Artistry |