DIY Wedding in Memphis
October 7, 2009
DIY Inspired

You guys are going to find so many steal worthy ideas tucked inside this wedding. It's funny, just as I was editing this post, I got an email from the bride thanking me for featuring her big day. She said, "I was such an avid reader of your blog when I was planning our wedding and found endless amounts of inspiration in your lovely posts. I hope that my wedding can serve as the same inspiration for other brides looking to make their wedding beautiful and unique..."

And you know what. It SO will.

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Heidi Ryder is the incredibly photographer behind the affair and she has been sweet enough to share some of the details!

What I loved about this wedding is Dorie and John weren’t afraid to do things their way. They didn’t follow any traditions unless they wanted to, and in fact, they even made up their own. The details of the wedding were a lovely arrangement of vintage elements mixed with beautifully-crafted DIY projects. Needless to say, this wedding was a dream to photograph.

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In addition to etsy-purchased vintage jewelry, Dorie wore three strands of pearls – each of them handed down from a different woman in her family. The only fresh flowers used at this wedding were for Dorie and her Maid of Honor’s bouquets. That’s it. The boutonnieres were made out of folded maps and were purchased from Hope and Joy Studios on Etsy. I thought this was an amazing idea and the lack of fresh flowers phased absolutely no one. But, the fresh flower bouquets were quite gorgeous in their own right. They were provided by Gesture Gifts in Memphis. A vintage brooch from Dorie’s mother was pinned to her bouquet.

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In love. Madly in love. We have so much more from this delightful wedding, including the full resource list, on the way! Thank you so much to Heidi Ryder for sending such a treat our way!