Real Wedding | A Handmade Backyard Wedding

This week I’ve got a gorgeous backyard wedding with sweet handmade details. I love the fact that the bride was able to wear her mother’s gown, that was also her grandmother’s. It is such a great tribute and the perfect ‘something old’!

The gorgeous Karilee shares all the details:

As far as the important “features” of my wedding. I wore my mother’s wedding dress worn in 1981, it was her mother’s( my grandmother’s “Lola” Filipino for Grandma, my grandparents were missionaries in the Philippines for all of my childhood) in 1951. I wore my Great grandmothers wedding veil, first worn in 1932 in her wedding, it has been worn by about 16 of her grandchildren. My wedding dress was altered by Charla of Pleiades Bridal & Design Studio, she did a wonderful job I was thrilled with the results.

My wedding/reception site was a privately owned home. It literally was the exact location I had always imagined, when I pictured the “perfect location” even when I was younger; I don’t think it could have been more beautiful, down to the fields, the wooden fences, the old brickwork, even the trees were perfectly placed:-D It was my simple beautiful wedding I always wanted.

Planning was really great too! My husband was excited to help plan, my mother was amazing, and my friends couldn’t have been more fantastic, I was so blessed and amazed by the whole process. The only thing I found harder then I  think I would have thought, was finding time to spend with just my fiance. You lose track of time in planning and things/time just moves so fast! Spending time with my husband was actually one of my favorite parts of planning. I loved spending time with my husband while planning our wedding, he always brought me down to earth, got my head out of the clouds and planning, I always appreciated that :) all and all looking back on everything, thankfully, I wouldn’t change a single thing!

Photography | Marvelous Things Photography

Florist | Buford Road Pharmacy

Cake | Beverly Bisharat

Decor | Midlothian Antiques

Rentals | Taylor Rental Center / Party Plus

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal