4th of July Wedding

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Slowly getting back on track from an extended weekend, this gem popped up in my reader. It may be the sweetest backyard wedding I’ve ever seen. Their ceremony reading made me tear up – the children’s book “I Like You” by Sandol Stoddard Warburg was the perfect reading for a quirky 4th of July wedding! Shot by Clayton Austin. Scroll down to read part of the poem. It is so worth it!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

I Like You (by Sandol Stoddard Warburg):

[…]
I like you because I don’t know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can’t remember when I didn’t like you
It must have been lonesome then
I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do

So many reasons
On the 4th of July I like you because it’s the 4th of July
On the fifth of July, I like you too
If you and I had some drums and some horns and some horses
If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines
We could be a HOLIDAY
We could be a CELEBRATION
We could be a WHOLE PARADE

See what I mean?
Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
Even if it was no place particular in January
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again

That’s how it would happen every time
I don’t know why
I guess I don’t know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I like you.



17 comments
  1. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride]

    The fireworks and her flapper dress are KILLING me! This is a fantastic wedding from beginning to end!

  2. WeddingXpert

    I think it’s hard to pull off a holiday wedding that doesn’t seem cheesy…but this couple did it beautifully! They celebrated the season and their wedding by keeping it uniquely their own…such fun details, I’m blown away!

  3. Teresa

    That’s one bad ass bride. Love the cake too!

  4. Adina

    Love Love Love the bridesmaid’s dresses!

  5. Nikki

    The striped straws and mason jars did it for me!

  6. Brancoprata

    Love everything… but the cake…. ahhhhhhh amazing!!!!! Love it Amanda!!!

  7. sarah

    amazing photography! loving the style. suits the rockin’ couple. dying to photograph some cool couples!!!

  8. Parks

    4th of July is such a great time for a wedding and I think this couple pulled it off with a fun style and a lot of personality!

  9. Peggy

    The cake was so cute. The bride’s dress was beautiful. The poem is absolute perfection! Too sweet!

  10. Lucy Dylan Weddings

    I love this wedding! The cake is so cute and her dress is killer. :)

  11. Erin @ Chatty Brides

    Oh, so cute! love the yankee doodle hats!

  12. Mary

    Where are the bridesmaids’ dresses from??

  13. Nicole

    Thanks so much for featuring my wedding! Clayton was a dream to work with and it was such a fun and special day!!!

  14. joanna

    Do you know where she got those AMAZING bridesmaid dresses? I want them! :-)

  15. Ananda

    I love the poem, so adorable!!

  16. Jamie Worley

    Love everything about it! Fantastic details & great photography!

  17. dionne

    We are getting married the 4th of July weekend this year…different ideas then this, doing vintage too but a different look altogether! Love this though!! Cute cute CUTE!!!

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