Sweet & Simple DIY Garden Wedding

California DIY Garden WeddingSome of the sweetest soirees that come across my desk are the simple DIY weddings that are so lovingly hand-crafted by the Bride and Groom. It’s always a big score in my books and this California backyard wedding captured by Alyssa Marie Photography gets top marks. From the bright and cheery garden theme to the traditional Russian wedding cake (a nod to the bride’s heritage), right through to the fabulous ‘getaway bicycles‘, this wedding proves that sometimes the best things in life come in small packages!

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From the photographer: It was a beautiful intimate backyard wedding shared with close friends & relatives. All the details of this wedding were absolutely gorgeous and easy things to make on your own! Tracy Williams & Laurie Stacey from COLORSAW design helped the overall garden theme come to life. Yana (bride) is Russian and had her family from Russia was watching the entire evening over skype while most of Bryan (groom) had his family flown in from Japan. They had so many cute ideas that made their evening really special like a symbolic balloon release & their personalized “get-away” bikes for their honeymoon. Their cake was a simple homemade traditional Russian layered honey cake.

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Photography: Alyssa Marie Photography / Event Designer:  COLORSAW / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{Bouquet Inspiration} Baby’s Breath Bridesmaid Bouquets

Don’t overlook the simple beauty of Baby’s Breath for your bridesmaid’s bouquets. Although an old fashioned bloom, this delicate flower has plenty of fresh summery appeal and looks amazing en masse. Bonuses include it’s affordability (will guarantee to keep your wedding flower budget way down) and it’s ability to dry beautifully, making it easy to keep the bouquets as a keepsake.

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Floral Designer: Kae of Floral Consultants/ Images by: Yazy Jo via Style Me Pretty

Laid Back Beach Wedding in St Joseph Michigan

When you’re struggling to come up with the perfect wedding details, it is always simplicity that wins hands down, and this pretty little laid back beach wedding in St Joseph Michigan goes all out to prove that point. A barefoot ceremony on a beautiful beach, a relaxed and glowing bride in her casual short white dress and a groom who radiates love for his girl from every pore, make this seaside soiree touching and uniquely special. Thanks to McDonald Photography for putting us right there, up close and loving every intimate moment.

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Photographer Jennifer shares: The bride and groom have a unique story –  both of them crew sailing ships for a living, and hence met when working on board a ship in 2005.  When they decided to get married they wanted a beach wedding. On the information sheet, when asked if there was anything I should know about the groom’s fiancee, he said: “Yes! She is totally awesome.”

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Photographer: McDonald Photography / Cake Designer:  Dee’s Specialty Cakes / Wedding Venue:  Silver Beach County Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sweet & Simple Barn Wedding

This classic farm wedding is sweet, simple and full of country goodness. Held at Spring Mount Farms in Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania it emulates a pure “country” theme through every aspect of the day. From the mason jar drinking glasses, to the boot skootin’ bridesmaids, right through to the rustic wedding cake topper featuring a cute pair of pheasants, this rural reception is charming all the way. Originally the wedding ceremony was to be held outdoors by the pond, but a sudden change of the weather changed the plan. Instead, the bride and groom Ashley and Matt, exchanged romantic ‘I do’s’ inside the ambient barn. During the ceremony and reception the farm’s Percheron horses could be seen running through the nearby fields, which added a wonderful charming touch to the country atmosphere. Nearly everyone (wedding party and guests included) wore boots to the occasion which perfectly complemented the relaxed rustic theme.Country Barn WeddingBarn Wedding BrideFarm Barn Wedding RusticSimple Barn Wedding IdeasSimple Rustic BouquetsSimple Barn MarriageSimple Farm WeddingFarm Barn WeddingCountry Rustic Wedding BouquetBarn Wedding IdeasSimple Barn WeddingSimple Barn EventSimple Country Barn WeddingFarm Wedding CeremonySimple Rustic Wedding CakeFarm Wedding IdeasBarn Wedding CeremonyBarn Wedding PartyBarn Wedding IdeasSimple Barn Wedding ReceptionSimple Barn BridesmaidsSimple Barn Wedding DecoratingRustic Barn WeddingBarn Wedding DecorationsBarn Wedding Photo

Photographer: Gypsy Tree Photography / Flowers: The Flower Shoppe / Ceremony & Reception: Spring Mount Farms / Submitted via Two Bright Lights