Brit + Daniel’s Handcrafted Wedding
You may have seen some photos from this wedding around the web, but I just had to share what the bride, Brit, sent me, along with exclusive images! Shot by Carl Zoch, a super talented photographer who is not new here at Ruffled (you might remember this colorful wedding I featured a few weeks ago).
From the bride, Brit:
Daniel and I are both designers so we both find pleasure in the details. It was always my dream to be married on the farm on which I grew up. Being a lover of contrast, it made a wonderful juxtaposition to our current life together in San Francisco. Nothing is as meaningful as something created by hand so I spent five months crafting a charming, meaningful, and perfectly lovely day.
These are some of our favorite details….
Our invitations included an RSVP/RECIPE card for the guest to send their favorite recipe to us. We are avid cooks so it so meaningful going through each recipe which often included a personal anecdote or note, something that lasts longer than the wedding festivities.
Daniel refused to see me before I walked down the aisle so we created and “interlude” for our guest complete with lemonade and lawn games so we didn’t have to think about anxious family and friends while we traipsed through the fields taking photos.
I handmade over 30 fabric flowers that showed up on various wearers during the wedding: from wrist corsages to the bride’s shoes to boutonnieres to the mother-of-the-bride’s hair.
Our wedding was very “potluck”, everyone brought what they were best at to our proverbial ‘table’, and by doing so became an integral part of our special day. I handmade dressing robes for my bridesmaids and vintage fabric aprons for all my helpers and hand packaged each handmade gift with handmade details.
Our feast was served family style and encouraged the sense of community we hoped for. It was locally sourced, cooked by friends and delicious!
Oh Heavenly Pie! We had 31 homemade pies in 9 flavors brought by 10 different people which were accompanied by hand-wrapped vanilla ice cream slices.
I never anticipated collected hundreds 250 place settings of vintage china pieces but it was so special to dine with both Daniel and my grandmothers’ and great grandmothers’ china.
Bride’s Dress + Veil: from JJ Kelly Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic
Bridesmaids Dresses & Groomsmen’s ties: handmade by the bride’s 3rd grade teacher
Accessories: Bride handmade the pearl earrings, flower belts, and garter
Flowers: arrangements and bouquets by the bride
Invitations, Programs, etc: by the bride
Quilts + Dishes: Collected by family
Photography: Carl Zoch