DIY Virginia Wedding II

It’s time for a detail parade! Check out all the adorable details from Lindsay and Ben’s backyard wedding by Heather España.

From Lindsay:

I guess the vibe we were going for was elegant, antique, vintage with a touch of whimsy. I even wore my Grandmother’s old costume jewelry. We spent hours scouring thrift shops, used bookstores, and craft stores. I didn’t want anything to match too much. I’m not a matchy kind of person. So, from that came the mismatched china…for 165 people! That may have gone a little overboard. I have every kind of vase, jar, teapot, candle holder, and clock you can imagine. We wanted every table centerpiece to be different. I now have a house full of cool treasures. I highly recommend buying things you can use again. We also did lots of crafting projects. We made napkin rings from pvc pipe and vintage fabric. I sewed flowers on the little girls ballet flats to match their tutu’s. I made boutonniere’s out of buttons and feathers and instead of corsages we made broaches. We made chalkboards galore! The list goes on and on.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Part III is coming your way soon!

Wedding Vendors (Nokesville, Virginia):

Photographer: Heather España + Second Shooter Marta Locklear / Venue: Bride’s parents backyard / Tent: L & A Tent Rentals / Caterer: Thyme Savor / Bride’s Dress: Marisa / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Flowergirl’s Attire: Miss Priss Tutus

DIY Virginia Wedding

Our week at Ruffled couldn’t have started any better than sharing a real wedding from a reader, with lots of DIY ideas. The bride, Lindsay, also found her only vendor, the talented photographer Heather España via Ruffled. Need I say more?

Now, more from the bride, Lindsay:

When we got engaged, my mind started reeling. I was never the girl who had her wedding day completely planned out from the time I was little. In fact, I have a hard time planning anything! All of that changed the moment Ben slipped that ring on my finger. Luckily, my friends and family were ready for some good old fashioned hard work. Ben and I both knew we didn’t want to have a “cookie-cutter” wedding. We didn’t want to go to a random venue and have someone tell us what we could and couldn’t do on the biggest day of our life. We wanted to celebrate the way we wanted to celebrate. We decided to have the wedding in my parents backyard. The only person we actually hired was our amazing photographer, Heather Espana (I found her on Ruffled Blog!) Everyone else was either a friend or a family member.

 
 
 
 
 

The beautiful invitations and flowers were done by my oh-so-talented bridesmaid Raygan Ketterer. Our friend Cullen of L&A Tenting provided the spectacular tent. The delicious gourmet comfort food was done by my cousin Kim Graham of Thyme Savor Catering. Our delightful mini-cake was baked with love by my friend Alex Kalber. The rest of the desserts were made by family members. The rocking band that kept the dance floor packed all night was my younger brother Ramsey and friends Adam, Paul, and Sam.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Make sure to check back later today for part II and III of this wedding!

Wedding Vendors (Nokesville, Virginia):

Photographer: Heather España + Second Shooter Marta Locklear / Venue: Bride’s parents backyard / Tent: L & A Tent Rentals / Caterer: Thyme Savor / Bride’s Dress: Marisa / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Flowergirl’s Attire: Miss Priss Tutus






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Weekly Wrap-Up + Giveaway

To start your weekend off on a good note, we have a giveaway for you!

1. Loving these peach and grey bridesmaids dresses.

2. The Aisledash Wedding Blog Awards are upon us! If you are a fan of Ruffled, we would be so appreciative if you would nominate us! You can submit your nomination here. We were nominated by Wedding Channel “Best Wedding Style Blog”! Click here to vote for us!

3. Sora Designs, who creates unique handmade jewelry with a whimsical feel, is giving away a gorgeous necklace made of repurposed materials called The Scent of Lisabetta necklace. It features a beautiful peach rose cabochon and faceted aqua stones on an antique brass chain.
To enter the giveaway for The Scent of Lisabetta necklace, visit the Sora Designs shop, and leave a comment here with the name of your favorite piece. All entries must be in by Midnight EST on Wednesday, July 14th. The randomly selected winner will be announced next Friday. See something you like while checking out the offerings in the Sora Designs shop? Use the code Ruffled10 for 10% off your purchase.

4. Ryan Ray Photography is offering an amazing discount to Ruffled brides! Through August 31 2010, you will receive 10% off when you mention Ruffled while booking a package. Click here for more info.

5. Remember this sweet Missouri Farm Wedding? I can’t get over the adorable Mod Cloth dresses the bridesmaids wore. The Colleen Dress by Mod Cloth is so darling, and it’s just one of many bridesmaids dress options available on their site.

6. This is just a teaser for our next sweet intimate wedding we have to share, but you will have to check back on Monday to see the rest!

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