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WEDDING BLOG

This Handmade Wedding in Michigan is DIY Styling At Its Best

September 21, 2016 | gabby

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Katie and Todd’s backyard wedding featured gorgeous and feminine jewel tones, two chic bridal styles, and the couple’s favorite food trucks! After deciding to have their wedding at Katie’s parents’ house, the very handy couple DIYed their wedding stationery, constructed the floral hoops that hung in their reception tent, and built the 30 stunning farm tables their guests dined on. Between the bridesmaids’ gowns, Katie’s bouquet from GVL Floral, and the super fun tablescape décor, we love the varying shades of pink that were all over Katie and Todd’s wedding! Jamie & Sarah Photography captured every detail of this handmade wedding beautifully, including an emotional first look and ceremony.

The Couple:

Katie and Todd

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Michigan

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Being a wedding photographer and seeing so many weddings, I knew I wanted the wedding to really be about us and the things we like. We were so happy we choose our favorite band and food trucks.

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

We choose to have the wedding and reception at my parent’s house were I was raised. I have the best memories there and thought it would be a perfect setting.

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

The ceremony was by far our favorite part of the day. Todd‘s brother was the officiant and made it really special. We wanted to honor God for bringing us together and being faithful in our relationship.

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

In the months leading up to the wedding, Todd and I made all 30 of our beautiful farm tables that our guests dined on. My dad built our ceremony arch and the barn that we used for our bar. We designed our invites, menus and made the hoops that hung from the tent, vases for the centerpieces and the rest of the decorations. It was a lot of work but thankfully we had a lot of help from our awesome friends and family.

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Our advice: Try to remember you don’t have to do what everyone else does at their wedding, make it your own. Your friends and family love you and are there to support your marriage – only you’ll notice the things that didn’t go as planned!

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

I loved having a reception dress to change into. It was comfortable and exactly my style.

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers. http://jamieandsarah.us

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jamie & Sarah Photography
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – GVL Floral
Catering – Donkey Taqueria
Dessert – D’Arts Donuts
Officiant – John Gilfillan
Live Music – Brena
Videography – In His Image
Makeup Artist – Erick Gerson
Wedding Dresses – Robert BullockBHLDN
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS, Lulu’s
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Jos. A. Bank
Rings – Fryling Diamond
Rentals – A1 Rentall

 

Congratulations to Katie and Todd, and a huge thanks to Jamie & Sarah Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Love this wedding’s bright color palette and sophisticated style? Then you’ve got to see this stylish and colorful Cali wedding at the San Diego Botanic Gardens!

xoxogabby

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One Comment

  1. Wedding photograph is something that you look upon and think ohh it actually happened to us. So it is important to hire a good and passionate wedding photographer to capture special memories.

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