Vineyard Wedding in California with DIY Details

A vineyard wedding is always incredible in and of itself. This we know for sure. But when you add perfectly planned DIY details to the mix, then you know it’s going to be sensational. Another thing we know for sure, is this couple are insanely fun to be around. Just take a peek at the images by Rebecca Gosselin Photography – full of laughter, infectious smiles and frivolity all-round. It’s a bona-fide California wine country handcrafted affair that exudes an amazing sense of  style, featuring not just a whole range of gorgeous handcrafted decor, but also a drop-dead stunning statement necklace to accessorise the brides’s Paloma Blanca gown.  Yes, it’s that good, lovelies. Enjoy all the perfection of this DIY masterpiece.

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Wedding Highlights

Angel and Ryan wanted to have a sophisticated and comfortable wedding with a great party. She loves to dance, he loves great food and beer and together they love entertaining family and friends. Coming from Nevada, these two wanted to create a great getaway for their guests and ultimately decided to bring everyone along with them to Wine Country. Keeping with their theme of sophisticated comfort, Angel and Ryan found a sweet private residence called the Oak Leaf Retreat in Healdsburg, CA to tie the knot. Many of the wedding day elements held some sort of significance to the couple and many of the details were created by either them or family members.

The DIY elements of the day:

Tables – wine bottle hurricane cut by groom, wood planks for the runner, interspaced bud vases (put together by the bride’s stepsisters) and simple but elegant candles and succulents. Necklace – made by bride’s mom featuring grandma’s brooch (who was at the wedding); Table names – Beers with couple related theme (groom and bride love craft beers); Escort Cards – created by the Bride’s stepsister are embossed coasters tagged with names to take home if desired. All paper goods/programs/invites – created by a friend of the groom. DIY photo booth. Drink Stirrer Flags with song quotes for signature cocktail (a Pimm’s cup, the bride love’s music); Triangle dinner bell – from the bride’s step mom (we had one growing up) for getting guests attention for speeches or kisses. Several wooden signs for direction. Lighting – by the Bride’s Dad.

 

Photographer:  Rebecca Gosselin Photography // Event Planner: Kelly & Company, Wine Country Weddings // DJ:AMS DJ and Entertainment Services // Floral Designer: Dandelion Floral // Makeup Artist: It’s A Date at The Powder Room // Event Planner:Kelly and Company Events // Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca // Caterer: Park Avenue Catering Co.// Cake Designer: Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Darling DIY Wedding in Washington by Kat Skye Photography

I have to say I take my hat off to this bride. She is a DIY natural, who has crafted the loveliest of soirees brimming with oh-so-pretty details and breathtaking blooms, you’ll want to ensure you relish each one. It’s rustic elegance meets country glam for this darling Washington DC  event. With a coral and white color palette, splashes of burlap and cute-to-boot button accents – it’s more than gorgeous! All captured beautifully by the swoon-worthy talents of Kat Sky Photography. Not much more I can add friends, except for ‘go ahead and lap up all the loveliness!’ 

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 From the photographer:

I had the time of my life photographing these two. I’ve known them since college… actually I didn’t really know them individually, only as a couple. Which is why it was kind of surreal being their wedding photographer. It meant that we were all really grown ups now and at least 2 years out of college. And they chose me to be the one to capture the most special day of their life.

We weren’t in our college bubble anymore, this was real life and they were finally getting married! Their friends and family have been waiting for this for a long time. And the day finally came and it was a very big celebration!

Lots of tears, lots of smiles, and enough cake and beer to keep everyone satisfied. Even though I truly loved every moment of the day, I think I had the most fun photographing the dancing.

Mitch and Mallory were so relaxed and happy and ALL their friends really know how to do a dance party. They would have danced all night if the venue didn’t cut them off at 10. Everyone loved celebrating on this joyful day! 

 

Photographer: Kat Skye Photography // Event Venue: Mrs. Kalins Barn// Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Pinterest Inspired DIY Wedding From Jordan Weiland Photography

This next little soiree proves the saying ‘Life is beautiful in its simplicity!’ Just ask Michelle and Josh and their Gainesville, FL wedding captured by Jordan Weiland Photography. From the intimate ceremony held in a glass chapel to the sweet Pinterest inspired details adorning the backyard reception, this DIY darling has all the right components for a beautiful budget affair that delivers a lifetime of cherished memories.

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Photographer:  Jordan Weiland Photography / Dress Store:  David’s Bridal / Cake Designer:  Publix / Equipment Rentals:  Party Time Rentals / Shoes:  Jos. A. Banks / Church:  Trinity United Methodist / Reception: Groom’s Parent’s Estate / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sweet Rustic Wedding on a Budget

This is not just a beautiful celebration of two people in love, but also a lovely celebration of their Dutch heritage! Janessa and Eric combined sweet rustic style, homemade DIY details and a pretty array of delft blue and white Dutch decor to create their perfect and personalized wedding day. What’s more, all this beauty and charm was budget-friendly with plenty of help from friends and family! Thanks to Lyn Ismael for perfectly capturing all the adorable details.

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Beautiful bride Jenessa shares the details: 

Wedding Theme

My vision was a wedding that was very personal to myself and my husband. We wanted every detail to reflect us and allow every guest to see our love for each other and our excitement for our special day. We went with a mix of themes to allow this to happen. When I looked through wedding pictures, I loved the rustic theme, and had decided to theme my wedding with rustic decorations. I also loved the DIY weddings, and wanted to have part in decorating my wedding. Finally, my husband and I both have backgrounds from the dutch culture. We chose a few dutch patterns (delft blue) and traditions to incorporate in our wedding.

Wedding Budget

We had a low budget wedding! I am proud to say our total wedding cost was just under $10,000!

Ceremony & Reception

We chose to get married in my church where I grew up. It was a beautiful space, very personal to me, and also traditional. We had decided to have our reception in a beautiful golf club with lots of wonderful details!

Colour Palette

We chose a dark navy blue colour mixed with a fresh green. We used lots of burlap and, of course, white!

Bride’s Wedding Style

My wedding gown was purchased at David’s Bridal. It had a sweetheart neckline and was a fit to flare style. The wedding party all wore TOMS shoes to the wedding! (www.toms.ca) My accessories were all made by my good friends! I had a beautifully simple earring set and necklace with some pearls!

Bouquets

The bouquets were a mixture of fresh green and white flowers. They were wrapped with burlap and I carried two pins from my late Oma’s (great-grandmothers).

Bridesmaids

The bridemaid’s wore beautiful dresses from Macy’s. They were only $15! They were halter top style in a dark blue colour. They also wore handmade jewelry made by the same good friends that made mine. They used a delft blue bead for the earrings! Our flower girl wore a traditional white dress and carried a basket with burlap flowers, throwing white petals on the aisle.

Decorations & Flowers

We decorated with lots of fresh flowers (including baby’s breath). The reception tables had a white table cloth with a burlap square in the middle. Each table’s centerpiece was unique. We had a tree stump in the middle, a homemade table number (including pictures), and a variety of delft blue decorations and candles.

Wedding Cake

The wedding cake was made by my fabulous sister! It was white with little birds on top which were hand painted by my amazing mother to represent the bride and groom! We had sheet cakes made by my Aunt for a late night snack (decorated in a delft blue pattern!)

Favours

We chose chocolate letters as our favours. This is a dutch tradition! The letters we gave our were “J”‘s, “E”‘s, and “V”‘s! My mother sewed little burlap bags for each box and I attached a wooden heart burned with a message on each.

Congratulations Jenessa and Eric on your beautiful wedding day. You prove how it is possible to achieve a gorgeous look on a low budget!

 

 

 

Photography:  Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories / Reception Venue:  Listowel Golf Country Club / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Michigan DIY Wedding by Emilia Jane

There’s really no better way to kick off a Monday than with a pretty soiree  – and this stylish Michigan DIY wedding captured by Emilia Jane is just the thing! Boasting one sweet DIY detail after another, a perfect Spring palette of yellow, grey and white, and a pretty ribbon theme throughout, it’s pretty meets whimsy at its finest.  And when you catch a glimpse of the bride’s drop-dead gorgeous yellow shoes, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear for the rest of the day.

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Bride Erin shares the details:

What was your wedding theme?

I wanted a rustic DIY wedding with LOTS of yellow and personal touches. The backdrop of our ceremony was made of ribbon so I used that as my theme through out the ceremony/reception.

What was the size & budget of your wedding?

We had 70 guests and my budget was $10,000 (I believe the grand total was $8,500)

Ceremony & Reception Details

At first we contemplated a destination wedding in Mexico… but then I knew that many of my guests could not make it. So, I Chose our location Yarrow Golf Resort in Augusta Michigan. My husband is from Traverse City MI (Way Northern Michigan) and I am from a small town in Central Illinois. This location was a middle point between both our home towns so no one would have to travel 8 hours. The fact that it was NOT in either of our home towns allowed us to keep the guest list to a minimum. The location was perfect because we spent the entire weekend there. All the lodging was on site and it was in the middle of the woods and SO rustic. Plus my husband LOVES golf!

Color Palette & Flowers

Our color palette was Yellow, Grey and White. For the flowers we had a mix of Dahlia’s, Football Mums, and Lisianthus. For the centerpieces I collected white milk glass vases in all shapes and sizes.

Wedding Cake & Favors

I never like the cake at weddings so I opted for an Ice Cream sundae bar and cherry pies on a stick. The Cherry pies on a stick also doubled up as wedding favors.

Wedding Style

My dress was Enzoani Blue. It had lace on top and tulle on the bottom. I wore Yellow Nina shoes. The bridesmaids wore yellow J Crew dresses with silver heels. Dan bought the suits for his groomsmen at Perry Ellis. They wore yellow football mums for boutonnieres.

Wedding Bouquet

I wanted LOTS of texture. My bouquet was mostly yellow because I wanted it to pop and it had a ribbon streamer hanging down. Ribbon was my theme so I had it everywhere.

How much of your wedding was DIY?

I did almost everything myself. I made ribbon table runners, table numbers, seating chart (in an old window frame), ribbon wands for guests to wave as we walked out, ribbon backdrop and the Yellow “E & D” signs for the ceremony.

What made your wedding unique?

The fact that is was a small intimate group of friends and family. My Dad still raves about how he really got to know all of our friends that he has heard so much about. We invited everyone to the rehearsal dinner so everyone knew each other the day of the wedding. It was like both of our lives really came together and everyone walked away life long friends.

What was your biggest challenge?

Managing all the DIY projects and getting them in place the day before. No one really understood my ‘vision’ until it was complete.

What were your favorite moments?

Driving off in the golf cart for a private moment after the ceremony.

 How would you sum up your wedding day?

The best day of my life!

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Photography: Emilia Jane / Event Venue:  Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

DIY Vintage Backyard Wedding by 2&3 Photography

I admit I have a soft spot for a DIY backyard wedding and this one is full of heart warming touches and sweet vintage details, I know you’ll fall in love with it immediately as I did. This vintage garden themed soiree was brought to life by everyone pitching in to make sure the day was a true reflection of the couple’s love for each another. The bride made all the bouquets, boutonnieres and favors, her Mother and bridesmaids helped create the floral centerpieces and aisle decor bouquets, and the groom made the wedding cake and desserts! (now that’s impressive!). But for me, the two ‘stand out’ details was the groom including a ‘groomsmaid’ in his bridal party (such a cool idea!) and the bride chosing to wear a family vintage wedding gown (such a beautiful gesture). Thankfully, 2&3 Photography were on hand to capture all the amazing DIY details, plus we’ve included very little detail from the bride herself, so all you DIY brides can receive first-hand a ton of priceless information and sweet inspiration.

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Bride Nikki shares: 

Wedding Theme: In light of my dress being almost 30 years old (it was my mother’s dress), and my engagement/wedding ring coming from an estate collection from the 1950’s, we decided ‘vintage‘ would make a great theme. And since we were in our backyard with our closest friends and family, we went for a garden party feel. And so the ‘Vintage Garden Party’ theme was born.

DIY Elements: Almost everything we did was DIY. We didn’t have a ton of money to spend on a wedding (we bought a house and fixed up the yard at the beginning of the same year) and we didn’t want many of the extra details that go into traditional weddings like getting my hair and makeup done professionally (I did it myself and it looked great), renting/buying a tuxedo, or fancy centerpieces. We didn’t want the day to feel like a staged production so we tried to keep things as natural as possible, from the burlap table runners and mason jars and flowers stems to the decor and food.

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Vintage Wedding Dress: I wore the wedding dress handmade by my great-aunt for my mother. Although, it was a tad too big, knowing it was made with love by a family member, (and the fact that Mom never actually got to wear the dress because it wasn’t finished in time), made it even more important I wear it. The simple, deep V in both the front and the back is my design; the original top had much more fabric. I added a sash of ivory ribbon and a fabric flower just under the bust. I left the bottom the same because the original lace was so beautiful and my awesome seamstress made it feel light and flowy.

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Color Palette: The two colors we agreed on were purple and green. Purple is my favorite color and green is our compromise color for just about everything because we both really like it. Even though we had an Autumn wedding, I really wanted to keep things bright and cheery so purple and green seemed perfect. 

Decor: We decided on minimal decoration to allow the natural beauty of our backyard to shine through. We spent several months before the wedding mulching, weeding and filling in newly-built steps in the backyard. My parents helped out a lot and in the end, the yard looked amazing. From the porch railings we hung a string of photos I made, with photos of us starting in early childhood and ending with us just a few years ago. We made a “Just Married” banner out of burlap and white acrylic paint and hung it on the fence behind the food table to enjoy during the reception.

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Fashion: The girls wore their own green dresses they picked out themselves. I told them if they already had a green dress to wear it but if not, I asked them to choose one that was pretty and any shade of green but, most importantly, that they felt comfortable wearing. The guys wore white button-down shirts with khakis and each wore a green tie with a different pattern.

Flowers: My parents and I purchased a bunch of flowers from the supermarket the morning of the wedding, to use for the centerpieces. We also made small bouquets (with the help of my amazing bridesmaids) to tie to the chairs lining the aisle. We also made a few bouquets to sit around the yard. I made the bouquets and boutonnieres ahead of time with artificial flowers. I used dahlias, hydrangeas, and roses to make the bouquets and roses for the boutonnieres. I wrapped them all in burlap to keep things rustic. And apparently I went a little crazy with the hot glue because we had trouble pushing the pins through the boutonnieres!

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Reception: Nick (my husband) strung up some string lights and hung pretty white paper lanterns. In keeping with our  vintage theme, the centerpieces consisted of old mason jars, bottles and vases of various shapes and sizes we filled with the supermarket flowers. My mother, bridesmaids and I (they did most of the work) put together all of the flowers for the centerpieces and chairs. We covered tables in white linens and burlap runners. Each table contained two centerpieces where we arranged three jars (one small, one medium, and one large) together on one white lace doily and placed a few flower stems in each one. I also really wanted to somehow incorporate into the decor several other ceremony readings (which were’nt used during the short ceremony) which perfectly described our sentiments. So, I printed the readings and displayed them in frames around the yard for people to read.

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Catering: We brought in catering from two of our favorite restaurants. Our wedding cake was a homemade Key Lime Cheesecake Nick baked himself. He also made little cheesecake cupcakes for the guests. We had Raspberry Swirl, Blueberry, Plain, and Key Lime cheesecake cupcakes. He did such a great job and everyone loved them; our friend even asked him to do some for her upcoming wedding!

Favors: I wanted the favors to really mean something to our guests, to let them know how appreciative we were of them spending our day with us. I decorated little note cards with a pretty bride and groom stamp and wrote short, personalized messages to each guest. We also set up a candy bar for them to pick out their favorite sweet treats.

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What was your wedding vision?

We knew first and foremost we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our love and commitment to each other and of the love and support we’ve received from our friends and family. We wanted it to be casual, comfortable and fun. Ultimately, we wanted it to be about the most important aspects of our decision: our love, our family and friends, and spending the rest of our lives together.

What else made your wedding unique?

We had a groomsmaid! One of Nick’s best friends is a girl and it was really important to him that she stand with him on our day. She dressed similar to my bridesmaids in a green dress, but was part of the grooms party.

What was your biggest challenge?

We thought the biggest challenge would be keeping the guest list small but really it was managing the wedding! We didn’t have a wedding planner so we had to do all of the research, decide what we wanted, and execute it all ourselves. In hindsight, we would have greatly benefited from a day-of coordinator because the most stressful part was the few hours before the wedding started; we were running around, making sure everything was out, up, and running the way it was supposed to be.

Thad and Sarah proved to not only be awesome photographers but they were a lifesaver, as well! Thanks to their experience, they were able to help us organize our processional, which was really confusing us in the beginning. But thanks to them, it all ran smoothly. 

Any favorite moments?

During our vows, Nick started to tear up and his voice cracked a little to keep himself from crying. I thought I would be the one who cried at our wedding,  but it was my almost-always serious husband who was overcome with emotion. It was really touching. Another favorite moment was our speeches. Two of my bridesmaids gave really heart-warming talks and then Nick, who kept interrupting mine by leaning into the mic every time I thanked someone he forgot.

Wow – so much great information! Thank you Nikki for going explaining your wedding process and sharing all the DIY details. Congratulations on creating such an amazing day! Also a big thanks to 2&3 Photography for the wonderful imagery.

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Photography: 2&3 Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

How To Make Handmade Fabric Flowers with Tulle

How To Make Handmade Fabric FlowersHow pretty are these tulle flowers? Well, today you’re in luck because we’re going to show you how to make these gorgeous handmade fabric flowers in a few simple steps. There are so many ways you could utilize these feminine florals. As well as a stunning hair accessory, they also make for some drop-dead gorgeous wedding details. Imagine them attached to table runners or jazzing up a bridemaid’s plain clutch?  Used to decorate wedding favours, or strung together as a whimsical ceremony banner. Absolutely lovely! 

Handmade Fabric Flowers

What You Need:

  • tulle & chiffon material*
  • piece of paper
  • pen
  • scissors
  • needle and cotton
  • glass seed beads
  • plain hair clip or comb

*These fabric flowers are made using chiffon and tulle. How many metres of material you need will depend on how many flowers you make and their size, as well as the the thickness of the material used. 

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

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Step 1. Make the stencil first by hand drawing a rose petal shape on card then cutting out. Retrace the shape several times onto a larger sheet of paper to help create a full flower shape and even pattern. Cut out the pattern.

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Step 2. Take some material and fold it into a square slightly bigger than your flower pattern. Pin the pattern to the folded material, then carefully cut around. Repeat the process until you end up with enough tulle and chiffon layers to make a full flower. In this example, 26 layers of material are used, however the number of layers you use will vary on the weight of your fabric and the size of your flower.

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Step 3. Place the cut out flower shapes on top of each other. Stagger the alignment of the petals and alternate the different materials. Use your needle and thread to secure the flower together in the centre.

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Step 4. To create volume, pinch the centre of the flower together (from underneath) and secure it with a few stitches. This will give the flower volume and a realistic shape.

Step 5. For a more glamorous look, you can sew decorative beads into the centre of the flower.

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Step 6. Lastly, sew the flower securely to a hair comb or clip. Alternatively, you can tie the  flower to a corsage or sash, by sewing one or more flowers to a length of silk ribbon.

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DIY Texas Wedding by Kimberly Chau Photography

Alright DIY brides, get ready to soak up some sweet inspiration for your upcoming event. This Texas soiree by Kimberly Chau Photography comes complete with stylish purple accents and beautiful tall floral centerpieces. Then there’s gorgeous modern DIY touches including citrus escort cards and wine bottle table numbers all lovingly handmade. In fact, you would almost be forgiven for thinking all these DIY details were styled perfectly by a designer. This treasure is just brimming with loveliness all over, but just when you thought it couldn’t be any lovelier it goes and surprises you with the cutest tandem bike farewell you ever did see!  Yep, we LOVE everything about this sweet DIY delight!

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Photographer Kimberley shares: Holly + Hao are just the cutest couple and their wedding in Dallas and it was just spectacular! Back in High School and College, Hao persistently and patiently pursued Holly. They met at a church camp and he hung out with her the whole time! Even though Hao tried and tried over and over again to gain Holly’s heart, he was rejected after the first few attempts. But that didn’t stop him from trying harder and thanks to God’s perfect timing, Hao finally caught Holly’s attention one lucky day and asked her out on a date! From then on, it was history. They fell in love and now they are married!

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Photography: Kimberly Chau Photography / Event Designer:  Branching Out Event & Floral Design / Reception Venue:  El Dorado Country Club / Dress Designer:  Angelina Faccenda / Ceremony Location:  Prestonwood Baptist Church / Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Whimsical Wedding with Pink Polka Dot Shoes

This fanciful wedding from Maryland USA is popping with pretty shades of pink, whimsical fun and a pair of polka dot shoes! Tab McCausland Photography was there to capture this little garden soiree which combined an eclectic mix of shabby chic, vintage and whimsical details – making it both unique and lovable. Handmade touches such as the simple paper flower place cards displayed on each guest’s fork and the mismatched glass bottle centrepieces, gave it plenty of personalised appeal. Add to that, the fun and colourful elements like the cute vintage frame photo prop, the 70s styled groom in a pink and white striped tie and an adorable bride in pink polka dot Mary Jane’s and you have a charming wedding as cute as they come. Pink Whimsical WeddingWhimsical Wedding Decoration IdeasWhimsical Maryland WeddingWhimsical Wedding DecorWhimsical Green BridesmaidsWhimsical Garden WeddingPolka Dot Shoes WeddingWhimsical DIY WeddingHandmade Whimsical Wedding TableWhimsical DIY Paper Place CardsWhimsical Wedding Chair DecorWhimsical Wedding DecorationsHandmade Whimsical Dessert BuffetWhimsical Wedding Fun Photo BoothPink Polka Dot Wedding ShoesWhimsical Wedding Maryland

Photography: Tab McCausland Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue:  William Paca House & Garden / Submitted via Two Bright Lights 

Homemade Garden Wedding in Newark New York

I have a sweet straight-from-the-heart homemade wedding for you to enjoy today. Held in a beautiful vintage garden in Newark New York, it’s full of pretty DIY details that will make your heart melt. I just adore the fabric flower centerpieces the bride lovingly made herself, the rustic cake display and the colorful pinwheel ceremony arbor giving the whole event a whimsical feel. Jennifer B. Photography who captured all the sweetness and darling DIY, shares with us all the loving details of their day.

Vintage Garden WeddingDIY Sparkle Wedding ShoesDIY Garden WeddingHandmade Garden WeddingFrom the Photographer: He was a Marine, hanging out at a bar with some friends. She was also there with some friends, eyeing him from across the room. Sara decided to do something she had never done before – she asked him to buy her a drink. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Tony is a bit shy but has a quick smile. Sara is vivacious and laughs constantly. Yin and Yang.

DIY Yellow Fabric Flower BouquetVintage Garden Wedding New YorkHandmade Pinwheel Ceremony ArborHandmade Wedding CeremonyTheir wedding was held in the gardens of Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast in Newark, New York. Rain threatened, but never arrived, despite two storms that passed nearby. It was a beautiful warm day scented with roses and highlighted with cute pinwheel-and-flower decorations. Two families met for the first time on this day, and friends from all over the east coast arrived to celebrate. There were no bridesmaids or groomsmen, but special friends arrived a few days early and assisted the bride and groom with wedding preparations.

Garden Wedding IdeasGarden Wedding DecorHandmade Wedding Table CenterpiecesHandmade Fabric Flower CenterpieceSara and her friends made the pinwheel decorations that graced the arbor. Sara bought old t-shirts from thrift stores and spent hours upon hours ripping them up and sewing them into flowers for the table decorations and her bouquet. Tony’s family made the cakes, and the cake stands were created from recycled thrift store glassware. Sara used mod-podge to glitterize her shoes.Handmade Wedding Cake BuffetHandmade Rustic Wedding CakeVintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast Newark WeddingBBQ Garden WeddingHandmade Wedding BBQThe reception was held at the same location, with a delicious menu of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, salads, and fresh lemonade. The venue is the former estate of the founders of one of the largest and best-known horticultural firms in the United States, Jackson Perkins. Only 2.66 acres remain of the original estate, but much of the 19th-century-designed landscaping is in evidence.Handmade Wedding DecorationsHandmade Garden Wedding ReceptionHandmade Wedding Cake IdeasHandmade Strawberry Wedding CakeHandmade Wedding PinwheelsDIY Newark New York WeddingPhotography: Jennifer B. Photography / Ceremony: Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast / Wedding Chairs, Tables & Linens: Tailored Events / Musicians: Groom’s father & friend / Submitted via Two Bright Lights