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Jenn + Brad’s Indie Wedding

You might remember Jenn’s couture bridals I featured here a few months ago. Well, she got married and it was nothing short of amazing. They had their ceremony and reception at Freedom Park, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their parents stood up next to them during the ceremony, which I think is the sweetest, most thoughtful thing! Jen’s gorgeous bouquet was made by one of her friends with flowers purchased from The Fresh Market and Bethany from All The Right Grooves played “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers for Brad’s walk down the aisle. Big thanks to Cheyenne Schultz for sharing these with us!

Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
From the bride, Jenn:
“I was 21 years old and I thought I knew who I was. I met you, Jennifer, and I’ve been wrong ever since. It never ceases to amaze me what love can do. I’ve learned that love actually isn’t what makes the world go ’round, but rather, love is what moves us. It’s what drives us to be better people, it’s what allows us to forgive, it’s what wakes us up in the morning, and it’s what we got babe. Jennifer, I take you as my friend, I take you as my lover, I take you as my wife, and all these things I give to you with the simple promise of in a world where you are possible, nothing can go wrong for us.”

These were the vows Brad wrote for me and read that day. I didn’t have anything prepared as far as written down for our vows…I just spoke from the heart. I am a vegan and I spoke briefly about how he snagged me, despite his love for spaghettios from the can. For all those who know us, they understood what a big deal that is! : )
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
Jenn’s father and her walked down the aisle to the musical intro to the song “23″ by Jimmy Eat World. Brad and Jenn made our exit to “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Led Zeppelin.
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
I think Brad must have just started a groom’s style revolution. I also haven’t seen a guy look this cool in pleated pants up to this date.
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz
Indie Wedding in Freedom Park Charlotte North Carolina Cheynne Schultz

The groomsmen were asked to wear a dark vest, charcoal pants, white shoes, white belt, and a crazy belt buckle. Brad gave them all their ties, which he drew on the bottoms of. We thought it would be easier to let our bridesmaids and groomsmen choose their own attire so they felt comfortable and didn’t match. We wanted them to look like their own person, not replica of everyone else. The bridesmaids were asked to get a dress that was a grey tone. some opted for short and some for long. (two of them are pregnant so the long was better for them…comfort wise) Other than that, I just asked that they wear black shoes. The dresses came from several different places. (J.Crew, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Davids Bridal)
Brad had his suit custom made. We picked out the fabric and delivered it to a friend of Brad’s who makes suits. She did an amazing job!! He had a hard time finding buttons that he liked though. All were very expensive. He was able to go to a salvation army and purchase an old jacket that he just cut the buttons off of. Genius! I think it only cost him $5!
My dress is a Cymbeline dress. I had it altered into a mermaid fit by having the torso extended and tucked and had part of the train cut off and sewn to make the dress a one shoulder. It turned out just how I had hoped! My hair piece was ordered from Etsy. It is by LoBoheme. This was a last minute purchase that was more than worth it!! It really made the look complete!

During the ceremony we had out dear friend Jay do a reading. He wrote a beautiful poem that moved us both to tears. Jay and his partner Jim also did all of my flowers and bouquet….they were amazing!!!
Brad is a musician and in the band S.O.STEREO. His manager, Bruce, got ordained online and performed the ceremony. This was perfect for us. We wanted to be sure that we had a ceremony with religious roots, but by someone who knew us from the begging of our relationship. It was a beautiful ceremony and we chose to have our parents stand beside us and our wedding party sit in the front rows.

8 Bridesmaid Looks for under $50 each

Continuing with our last installment of or bridesmaid dresses roundup is a real wedding inspiration. The fabulous Tiffany from style.ish sent me this wedding where all the bridesmaid looks were created from head to toe for under $50!

Tiffany shares:
The bride, Darcy, is a stylist herself and she styled all of her bridesmaids head to toe for under $50 and they all looked fantastic! Darcy and her mom also handmade all the belts that she and her bridesmaids wore which added such a beautiful touch to all the dresses and kept the looks very cohesive even though they were all wearing different dresses.

Their handmade sashes transformed meh black dresses to chic party looks. Love, love, love!
Black bridesmaid dresses under $50 Stylish Photography Seattle
Black bridesmaid dresses under $50 Stylish Photography Seattle
Black bridesmaid dresses under $50 Stylish Photography
Black bridesmaid dresses under $50 Stylish Photography

Their handmade sashes transformed plain black dresses to chic bridesmaid looks…how much do you love it?
See more photos from this wedding here. Thanks Tiffany and Jared for sending me these!






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Sponsor Intro: Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses

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