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While we adore culling through a plethora of wedding pictures, there’s something so very special about a well-done wedding film that pictures just can’t fully capture. When Emily of Stereo Waltz Films sent over this simple and sweet wedding filmed by her husband, we were immediately delighted by the prospect of sharing both wedding photos and a wedding film! The bride, Natasha, is a shining example of the DIY bride, and we love her description of her ideal for the rehearsal — “comfortable romantic.” We have to say, after looking through all the images in the gallery it seems certain she achieved that and so much more.

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From the bride, Natasha: I was going for a vintage feel for my wedding. I wanted it to look very clean and and romantic. I wanted the style to represent who Mason and I are as a couple.

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The color theme was very natural. It was mostly all whites and off-whites with gold accent. I did most all of the design for the wedding myself – DIY. The beautiful jar lights in the tree I put together with some antique jars from a local antique mall and spray painted the cords gold. We collected the doilies and jars on the reception tables from friends and antique malls. The flowers we ordered online and I went with a wildflower look with very natural colors. I have always loved lavender so that was a special thing to have it at the wedding and in the bridal boquets.

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The fabric boutonnieres were made by a friend and we added some of the extra flowers to make them pop just right. I went for a comfortable romantic vintage feel, especially for the reception. It felt like I had invited all these guest into my home which is what I wanted. My husband’s mother made all the food for the reception. We ordered a cake and cupcakes from our favorite local restaurant.

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Any advice for future brides? I think I would tell a bride-to-be to get inspiration from blogs and friends and to really think about what they want and dream for their wedding. It’s amazing how much you can do yourself and bring the cost down while still going for what you would love. I would also tell her to get some help from a friend she trusts or wedding planner. It is so very helpful when you have another hand in all the planning :) It can be a bit overwhelming.

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intimate missouri diy wedding

It took us a bit of time to decide where to have the wedding. A friend of ours actually had told us about some land that was behind their house where some weddings had been held before. We just walked up to the door and knocked and the couple was so kind to show us around their property and told us we could use it under one condition, “that you stay together for the rest of your lives.” Of course! So we fell in love with the trees and the space and decided it was perfect.

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I thought I could plan the wedding myself, but about a month before the wedding I felt a little stressed out :) So I called some friends who had done a couple weddings before mine — “The wedding company.” The three of these lovely ladies had just started designing and organizing weddings together. I already had basically everything I needed, but they helped with the finishing touches and also with the day-of organization and schedule. It was so helpful to know that they would set up and tear down everything and nothing would be left forgotten.

intimate missouri diy wedding

Stereo Waltz Films sent over this simple and sweet wedding filmed by her husband, we were immediately delighted by the prospect of sharing both wedding photos and a wedding film! The bride, Natasha, is a shining example of the DIY bride, and we love her description of her ideal for the rehearsal — “comfortable romantic.” We have to say, after looking through all the images in the View all wedding photos here

Wedding vendors (Kansas City, Missouri):

Venue: Academy for Performing Arts, Grandview, MO / Decor Arrangements: The Wedding Company KC / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Wedding Hair: Taryn Moore of The Wedding Company KC / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie / Musician: Brandon Hampton / Wedding photography: Steve Offut of Steven Michael Photo / Video: Stereo Waltz Films / Wedding Hair: Taryn Moore of The Wedding Company KC / Fabric Boutonnieres: Roni Brewster / Coffee: Broadway Cafe / Flower Arrangements: Nicole LeBouf of The Wedding Company KC / Finger Foods: Mother of Groom / Wedding Cake: 8 Layer Cake from Succotash / Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank / Wedding Invitations: Stephen Jordan

20 comments
  • LOVE the doilies & LOVE LOVE the twinkling jars in the trees!

  • Judith

    I love finding weddings that help inspire me for my own wedding. Sometimes when you see all these gorgeous weddings online you forget what they’re actually about. I cried during their video! I wish I knew how she put together those jar lights too.

  • Byanka

    The jars in the tree are my fav! They give the ceremony such a dreamy glow.

    I just hired Stereo Waltz Films for our So. Cal wedding and couldn’t be more thrilled!

  • thanks for the feature Ruffled Blog! Andrew (of Stereo Waltz Films) and I had a blast capturing this wonderful wedding!

  • Those shoes! Where can a gal find them?

  • oh, this is beautiful! What a wonderful handmade wedding :)

  • I can’t get over the precious cake. It’s so simple, but gives you such a glimpse at their personalities.

  • joanna

    What a beautiful wedding! I love her bracelet. Can anyone tell me where she got it?!? THANK YOU!

  • Really great concept wedding, and the photos are fantastic, but I LOVE that cake, so fun!

  • I know her! I haven’t seen her since highschool, but Natasha’s sister and my sister were great friends. This inspires me SO much! :) C’était un beau mariage!

  • Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

    What an awesome wedding. I love the cake, the honey, the colors. This would be an absolute joy to photograph.

  • Natasha

    My shoes were borrowed ! The Bracelet was also borrowed from a sweet friend of mine :)

  • AMAZING!! This wedding is so CUTE and beautiful at the same time!! LOVE the jars hanging from the trees and LOVE the shoes!!! :) Congrats!

  • Hailey

    Natasha!
    I totally cried during that vid. Your wedding was so cool! I’ve pretty much been planning to have one just like it :) It looked like your wedding and your reception were in the same place. If so do you mind if I ask- what did you have people do between your wedding and reception?

  • So many things I LOVE about this wedding: the flowers in the jars give it a very personal touch + hanging candle jars just make everything purely magical + I absolutely ADORE her dress.

  • Laurien

    That was the sweetest video EVER! What a truly unique and magical wedding! I cannot wait until mine :)

  • Daphne

    Natasha, I want my wedding just like yours, that video made us change everything we planned!! (mexico city)

  • Shelia

    I was wondering where your husband got his vest- I”m looking for brown vests with the fit of the one your husband has for all the groomsmen and my fiance. Do you have any suggestions- I”ve looked everywhere!

    Thanks so much :)

  • Katrina K

    Is this Mason GENTRY!? Like from International House of Prayer?! hahahaha I love his sets on the Prayer Room… that is so funny! I thought he looked familiar. Love the picture of the famjam praying (:

    Blessings to Natasha & Mason! Looks like it was a beautiful wedding.

  • Claire I

    I absolutely love this wedding. The first time I watched the video I got teary eyed. It’s absolutely beautiful! Plus, this wedding inspired me so much for what I would like my wedding to be like.