I love this sweet wedding shot by Seattle photographer, Kirk Mastin. The couple, Chelsea and Russ, were married at the groom's childhood home in Eastern Washington State.
Most of the property is undeveloped so the families pitched in to help transform the wild woods and acreage into the perfect wedding spot complete with a dance floor and a band stage.
The brides gorgeous, silk georgette dress is from Tibi.
For over a year, the bride collected different pots, teacups, and baskets to hold plants for centerpieces. Chelsea says,"At the end of the wedding, I asked everyone to pick out a plant (or two!) to take home as a party favor. I became very familiar with each individual pot and plant, and I love seeing the plants in their new homes at my friends' houses."
I think my favorite part about this wedding is the bonfire. It looks like so much fun!
I am happy to share the super sweet wedding of Anna Allen. You may know Anna from her blog, awe-inspiring sewing projects and lovely clothing line. About a month ago, Anna was married to Jed at her local church in South Amana, Iowa. The wedding included 70 people, mostly family.
Anna says, "I know it sounds cliché, but it really did turn out to be the perfect day and I think Jed and I could both honestly say it was also the best time we’ve had together! We were a little pessimistic during the whole wedding planning and were talking about how we would have liked to elope. But when the big day came, we both agreed how happy we were to have a wedding shared with our friends and family and wouldn’t change anything for the world!"
The morning of the wedding and about an hour before the ceremony, Anna made all the bouquets herself. She said it was actually quite relaxing. The hydrangeas came from her backyard and the other flowers were ordered online.
Anna's dress (originally from J.Crew) arrived ten days before the wedding from Ebay!
John Allen, Anna's younger brother, took all the wedding photos and the whole family helped clean the church a few days prior. Anna made the layer cake herself (with this recipe)and decorated it with flags inspired by Herriott Grace. The cupcakes were made by a friend who works at a local bakery.
From Anna: "My dear friend, Elizabeth, whom I hadn’t seen in nine years, came all the way from Ontario to sing for my wedding! She and her sister helped tremendously the week of the wedding, creating all of the decorations and generally making the atmosphere happy and fun, which helped me not stress out! I don’t think anything went wrong and if it did, I didn’t realize it! I made a decision in the beginning that I was not going to stress about my wedding. Of course it did prove to be more stressful than I had originally thought. But you just have to realize that’s almost inevitable. Everything was lovely and I think people enjoyed themselves, even though we didn’t have much of a program or entertainment!"
Mariah sent over the sweetest wedding photographed by Kate McLukie. Her friends, Jess + Caleb were recently married in this pear orchard outside Cape Town, South Africa.The bride wore a simple gown with a leather belt and a lace veil. The wedding procession included a pony, ribbon wands, tambourines and a violinist! After the ceremony, the couple went for a canoe ride around the pond.
I love the twig chandelier! The tablecloths were handmade by Mariah and friends out of butcher paper and included stamped phrases like "share a pear with a friend". The names of each guest were handwritten on the tablecloths.
On each table sat a glass jug of organic pear juice and wine as well as boards of cheese, herbs, figs, nuts and bread.
The brides father made a tepee for guests to hang out in on a little island in the middle of the pond and they even had a bonfire after it got dark.
What a thoughtful and festive wedding! Congrats to the lovely couple. See more photos here and thanks to Mariah for sending this my way. See full credits below.
I love this simple camp wedding. Looks like a good time with family and friends and the invitations and bride's ensemble are ultra sweet. The couple rented out the camp and had a weekend long celebration of swimming, dancing and eating. Sounds perfect to me.
I was reading one of my favorite Swedish blogs, Red House, and noticed that the author, Anna posted her wedding. It took place on an island on the West Coast of Sweden. Guests arrived by boat and then feasted on crayfish! It looks like so much fun and I adore the folksy invitation that Anna designed.
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