I hope you’re ready for inspiration, because this rustic handmade wedding from j.woodberry photography has too many sweet details to count! How charming is the ‘program’ made from moss and an old door? I seriously think it’s one of the pretties programs I’ve ever seen. I also love their wooden bench ‘guest book’. What a wonderful memory and something you can pass down through the generations!
In order to stay within our budget, we had to get creative and do most of our decorations by hand. Lucky for me, my husband is super crafty and was able to construct anything I desired-or found on pinterest :).
As far as favorite moments go, one of ours was the “ring bears”. When we asked our nephews to be a part of our wedding, they misunderstood ring bearers for ring bears and as you can imagine they loved the idea. So when they came down the aisle, they insisted on wearing bear masks to completely fulfill their roles. What better way to make a wedding “rustic” than to have your very own bears present?
A couple of special things included an old door fashioned into our wedding program and a guest(book) bench. We’ve been to so many weddings where printed programs were tossed in the trash (meaning a chunk of the wedding budget) so we decided to display our program on an old wooden door for everyone to see as they found their seats. This not only saved us money, but it also added character to the wedding! As for our guestbook, we didn’t want to have a chunky book taking up shelf space that we would probably never look at again. Brandon (being the woodcrafter that he his) decided to build us a bench that our guests could sign and we could later use for seating in our kitchen. Now we can see everyday those who attended our wedding along with their well wishes for our marriage.
While the bears were pretty significant, the highlight of the day was when we saw one another for the first time. We were outside, so the crowd of guests kept us hidden from each other until I reached the aisle. This is the moment we saw our future and realized that all of the stress and worry of this day was completely worth it. I am so glad we decided not to see one another before the wedding because it made this moment even more magical.
Photography | j.woodberry photography | Venue | The Oaks at Centreville | Florist | AKT Designs | Caterer and Linens | Walnut Hill Designs | Dress | Allure Bridals from Bella Couture | Veil and Garter | Made4You Boutique | Earrings | Earrings Nation | Bangles | Frosted Willow | Hair | Lacey Weber with Salon 1201 | Makeup | Katie Johnson with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics | Band | Z and the Party Faktory | Videography | DJ and Renea Dittenhoefer | Rings | Diamonds Direct and Silver Smack