There is nothing more sentimental than a wedding held a home, and Molly and Michael’s vintage DIY wedding is a perfect example of the warmth and beauty that can come from a backyard wedding. The forest setting couldn’t have been more romantic paired with Molly and Michael’s vintage wedding style. Danielle Real Photography captured such extraordinary images of the community-driven celebration, from a prayer with the bride and her bridesmaids before the ceremony to family style dinner after the pair were pronounced husband and wife.
Molly and Michael
Private Residence, Virginia
We are both inspired by nature, American history, and family and friend togetherness. We were kind of going for modern minimalist meets old fashioned back yard barn raising. Clean, crisp greens and naturals, along side touches of vintage items all wrapped up in a community driven celebration.
Besides the obvious of the moment we became husband and wife, we most enjoyed the time we got to spend all gathered around eating dinner together. We loved it because everyone chipped in on this part of the celebration by bring a favorite dish to share, so everyone was ‘oooing” and “ahing” over the love and skill put into making the food along with sharing recipes and time spent in the kitchen. In our lives, nothing beats spending time together, loving each other, and sharing food well made.
The Couple Recommends:
Danielle Real was AMAZING. She was fun, professional, and gave us exactly what we were hoping for in a photographer. She listened to what we wanted, but also gave suggestions. She was also really great at helping us pose to get the shots that we wanted. Everyone at the wedding commented on how wonderful she was. My sister in law liked her so much too that she hired her for her wedding this September.
We also loved the work that Janine Coleman did for our Save the Dates and Invitations. She listened very carefully to what we wanted and executed the exact design that we were wanting.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Danielle Real Photography
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Wollam Gardens
Catering – Hopscotch Coffee Roasters
Bridal Accessories – Eleven Skies Studio
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Target
Groom’s Apparel – Unionmade
Rings – Rust
Rentals – Party Perfect, A Daily Something
Molly and Michael’s intimate reception truly looks like a family dinner, which is exactly what they wanted to achieve on their special day. Thanks to Danielle Real Photography for sharing their romantic vintage wedding with Junebug! For more backyard wedding inspiration, check out Julia and Bobby’s sentimental Ontario wedding at home.