Packed with hanging stained glass window panes and a vintage rug backdrop, I’m head over heels for this bohemian barn wedding captured by Joyeuse Photography. Amanda and Steve envisioned a rustic and relaxed big day, and I’d say they ended up with just that. With no set color scheme and gobs of handmade elements, this celebration is definitely one for the books!
From the bride, Amanda: We wanted our wedding to be relaxed, fun and non-traditional. We wanted it to really reflect us as a couple. We decided to combine styles that we each enjoyed. Overall, we envisioned a rustic venue with a vintage feel.
We didn’t set a color scheme for our wedding. We didn’t want to be restrained to certain colors while choosing tablecloths, flowers, dresses, etc. We had many different colors and shades and it ended up really working with everything! We also did as much DIY as possible. I made our wedding invitations, centerpieces, table numbers, escort card stand, favors and other reception decor. I also collected vintage china from thrift shops for months, as well as an antique globe that we had our guests sign. My mother was kind enough to make our wedding cake and the cupcakes for the guests. Making these items ourselves really helped us make this wedding our own, and kept us under budget!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Relax. As we got closer to our big day, we realized that even if we didn’t finish all of the final touches, the day was still going to be perfect. If you have a venue, food and music you are going to have the most amazing wedding. Don’t stress over a dress not matching or the font on the place cards.
Processional: An instrumental version of “Marry Me,” Train
Recessional: A more classic, “Spring,” Allegro
First dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain
Father-Daughter dance: “I Loved Her First,” Heartland
Wedding location: Rising Sun, MD / Photographer: Joyeuse Photography / Venue: Spring Hill Manor / Caterer: T&M Catering / Cake & Cupcakes: Mother of the bride / Ceremony Dress: David’s Bridal / Reception Dress: For Her and For Him / Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M, Dress Barn / Florist: Ann’s Garden / DJ: Party Up Entertainment / Videography: Jay Law Productions