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New Year’s Day Wedding

This indie-chic New Years Day wedding has all the personality you could ask for in an intimate winter wedding. The handcrafted pieces show such love, care and creativity. The wedding party looks fun, relaxed and straight-up-adorable with their mix-and-match styles and uber-creative boutonnieres and bouquets. You MUST check out the gallery for all the stunning portraits from the couple’s first look shot by the amazing Ulmer Studios. They make me woozy with romance!

handmade new year wedding

From the bride, Bailey: We really just wanted the look to be US. We wanted to have things that represented our style, our likes, our personality. We love the earthy feeling.. we love antiques, vintage-everything! And everyone said when they walked in, the Mill just screamed Taylor and Bailey.

handmade new year wedding

handmade new year wedding

handmade new year wedding

Those amazing bouquets are all made out of PAPER FLOWERS. Isn’t that incredible? And I’m absolutely ga-ga over the boutonnieres the couple handmade for the groom and his groomsmen. Made out of buttons, feathers and twigs, they really set the tone for the aesthetics of the whole wedding.

handmade new year wedding

handmade new year wedding

handmade new year wedding
Because the bride is in pharmacy school, the couple chose to incorporate vintage apothecary jars into their centerpiece decor. What a great idea! They look lovely with all their different shapes and sizes. The couple also constructed the pennants from fabric and clothes from Goodwill and crafted all the paper pom poms.
handmade new year wedding

handmade new year wedding
Any advice for brides to be? See your future spouse BEFORE the ceremony. Get ready, go see them. This helps SO much in getting rid of weird butterflies, anxiety, etc… and this is the ONLY HOUR that you get to spend with that person ALONE. It is SO important!
handmade new year wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Chattanooga and Nashville, TN):

Wedding Venue: The Mill / Wedding planner and Event Designer: Kirsten Hawkins / Florist: DIY / Photographer: Ulmer Studios Photography/ Wedding Dress: Vineyard Drew by Priscilla of Boston / Shoes: Nina Paladin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Urban Outfitters / Groom’s suit: Vintage / Band: Concerning Lions / DJ: Eric Coomer / Caterer: Chef Penelope / Wedding Cake: Hermitage Bakery / Centerpiece pottery: Merideth Walter / Wedding invitations: Daniel Hall / Videographer: Bride and Groom passed around their camera and had everyone film the festivities (the couple are videographers and were able to edit their own wedding video!)

24 Comments on New Year’s Day Wedding

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  • 1
    Maggie @ Black and White {Side by Side} on January 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

    GORGEOUS! I love their charm! The feathers & twig accents especially.

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  • 2

    this post is amazing! i am SO glad you guys featured us!!!! thank you!

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  • 3

    I absolutely adore this wedding! All the details make it feel so personalized. Beautiful way to start a marriage.

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  • 4

    You guys look absolutely wonderful. I’m trying to think of more creative adjectives to use for such a lovely couple. Good thing I’m related to you. The Ceremony was absolutely moving and the reception…..ha. Well, we’ll just have to wait for those pictures to get released. I hear the Titanic was merely just a highlight along with some dance offs.

    Hats off to ringing in the New Year with a memorable wedding!

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  • 5

    i would love a DIY for the paper flowers…they are so pretty!! :) Love the entire feel of this wedding <3

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  • 6

    The grooms’ men outfits were perfect! The whole wedding had such a beautiful, rustic feel to it.

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  • 7

    Love this wedding – the paper flowers, buttons and feathers, wood cuts – DIY and rustic, my favorite!!

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  • 8

    So honored that this wedding was published here!!! This couple holds a special place in our hearts as they are dear friends of ours! Amber Ulmer & Bailey had an incredible time coming up with a lot of the details that made this wedding so Taylor & Bailey!

    @Jamie we will be adding a link to the flower DIY shortly!

    Thank you so much for all those that have commented so far! It really warms our hearts!

    -Josh + Amber

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  • 9

    I love the beauty created by the natural details featured at this event.

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  • 10

    Stunning, Stunning wedding – I am totally in love with Bailey’s shoes. There is so much attention to detail I adore all the little touches.

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  • 11

    Would also LOVE a DIY post on the paper flowers. It looks perfect for my future sister-in-laws wedding in May!

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  • 12

    Oh my gosh, the flowers and boutinnieres are amazing! Loving all of the hand made details! Plus, it looks like a good time too.

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  • 13
    Amber-Ulmer Studios on January 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Hey everyone!
    Thank you again SO much for the wonderful feedback on our images!

    Here is the tutorial that I found & sent to Bailey so we could make the bouquets!

    http://dozidesign.blogspot.com/2008/05/paper-flower-tutorial.html

    So glad everyone is finding inspiration!

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  • 14

    That dress is exquisite! The whole wedding is gorgeous! Just lovely!

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  • 15

    What an adorable wedding & gorgeous photos!! Love the details SO much. Beautiful bride, too. :)

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  • 16
    bailey bowman - the bride! on January 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    oh my goodness! i put my name as crick earlier and not my new name! i am ashamed!! fixed it though..

    ah! i am so glad you all love our wedding!

    @lauren – i have wanted that dress since before taylor and i even got married!

    the flowers were definitely a favorite. i have them in a vase now (as do all my bridesmaids)!!

    and the shoes — @Amma — I’ve wanted blue shoes for 2 years or so as well!! :) they were great and comfortable! i even bought a pair in brown!

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  • 17

    So happy to call this couple our friends and it was such an honor to be in the bridal party! What a beautiful day :) & the Ulmers did a great job of capturing all the details & fun!

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  • 18

    ah, love the pinecones and natural elements, feathers!! as much as i try to like modern styles, i always go back to nature! guess i’m more bohemian than i think. thanks to ruffled for always putting out great pics! i used to go to several wedding blogs each day, now it’s pretty much down to this one.

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  • 19
    Liz Crockett Hicks on January 23, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Bailety,
    What a most unique decor. My parents were also married on
    Newe years day…1934!!!

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  • 20

    @Liz – thank you! that is awesome that your parents have that anniversary! :) it’s a wonderful day!

    @colleen – nature is the way to go! and the Ulmers captured everything so well!

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  • 21

    OMG!!! Love the veil!! I’m from Knoxville–can I find it anywhere around here?? Love, love, love the wedding! Tooooooooooo cute!

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  • 22

    I really love the graphic wood block, wedding invitations. I think they look amazing. Well done. Great Work.

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  • 23

    Katie, I will ask the bride where she got it. I do know that it is her friends that she borrowed. And Katie.. you are in Knoxville?! Awesome!! Not far from us in Nashville! :)

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    Sapphire Coast Weddings on May 21, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Wow, what an amazing theme and they pulled it off beautifully. The bride and groom look great!

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