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Remember this post about paper cranes as wedding ceremony backdrops from almost a year ago? Well, today we have a sweet real wedding to share with you that also incorporated paper cranes in their wedding! It was not only shot by Jordan of Landon Jacob’s Productions, but Jordan also helped designed and arrange the flowers for the wedding of her friend, Lindsey. This wedding was truly a handmade fete and many of their friends helped them stay under budget.

Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas

From the bride: I feel like I was the most laid back bride and really didn’t have too much of an opinion when it came to envisioning a style for my wedding – I just wanted to get married! We knew we wanted everything to be a reflection of our love for Jesus and just wanted something really fun! Something that people could just say “wow that is very “Lindsey and Tyler.” Both of us wanted a simple and vintage type feel. With the help of our photographers, Jordan and Landon Thompson of Landon Jacob Productions and my wedding director (and good friend) Reilly Blackwelder, it all just came together! A great do it yourself wedding on a budget that truly describes us as a couple.

Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas

The theme began with paper cranes. We knew we wanted lots of fun paper to make cranes, banners, etc. Everything was going to be DIY; that way it would describe us and we could save some money. Then it was decided that everyone in the bridal party should just wear what they want within our navy blue and yellow accented color scheme. Why not wear something that represents your personality? The girls got to pick out their own dresses and the guys could wear bow ties, suspenders, or a vest. Nothing matched and that I think is what made everything so fun. So many of our other decorations me and Jordan found at thrift stores. Nothing was bought at full price. Beautiful chaos. I think it definitely caught some people off guard because of how non-traditional it was, but gosh it was so much more fun and totally did describe us! We are so blessed to have so many talented friends at our church who love us and wanted to help us with our wedding. Such a blessing.

Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas
Glee inspired wedding ideas

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Wedding planning can be so stressful! I was all about trying to avoid that stress. Honestly my advice would be for brides to stay away from people pleasing. Planning your wedding so easily becomes about what everyone else will think. There seems to be such pressure to have a “cool wedding” these days. Brides: Just have fun! Let your wedding reflect you and don’t worry about what other people will think! It will rob you of joy. Have fun with your planning, but don’t put all of your time and energy into that one day because it honestly comes and goes. Just enjoy that fun time and don’t let everything stress you out.


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Wedding Vendors (Columbia, SC):

Ceremony and reception locations: Church on the USC campus / Event designer: Reilly Blackwelder and Landon Jacob’s Productions / Florist: Jordan Thompson / Photographer: Jordan and Landon Thompson of Landon Jacob’s Productions / Wedding Dress: Evelyn’s, in Lugoff, SC / Hair flower: thrift store / Wedding Shoes: PayLess / Hair and Makeup: friend Brittany Stevens, who is in cosmetology school/ Bridesmaid Dresses: their own / DJ: Tom Walsh / Caterer: A married couple in our church does some catering on the side for their friends at big events. Jennifer and Matt Davis did such a great job of cooking all of our favorite southern foods! / Wedding Cake and Dessert table: made by friends Alice Garrett and Sarah Crawford. Some of the desserts included German Chocolate Cake, Banana Pudding, Strawberry Shortcake, and Apple Cobbler / Wedding invitations: designed by best man, Kent Bateman / Videographer: Bride’s uncle

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22 comments
  • I agree 100% with the bride. Weddings aren’t about people pleasing. They are about staying true to you and your groom.

  • i love those cake toppers! so sweet!! xoxo jillian::

  • Felecia

    I love love love how this couple just look like normal people! Everything was fun and DIY, it looked like she didn’t spend months laboring over every detail, so effortless and casual, I love it! Hope my day turns out as awesome as this one!

  • I love all the handmade details! Those origami birds are my favorite.

  • That is a gorgeous wedding. There was a lot of effort out into this one for sure. This couple will be sharing those images with pride no doubt.

  • the origami birds are such a beautiful idea and the sparkler idea is great!

  • heather lui

    “…my advice would be for brides to stay away from people pleasing. Planning your wedding so easily becomes about what everyone else will think. ” i soooooooooo need to remember this.

  • what a lovely wedding with all kinds of lovely details! xo, chrissy.

  • Erica Ann Photography

    Adorable! I especially love the bridesmaid’s dresses. Everything is pretty awesome though!

  • ooh i love the paper cranes! adorable wedding!

  • i love the mix of the bridesmaid’s dresses!! and the paper cranes hanging above the ceremony area!!

  • Melissa@ Wayne Foster Entertainment

    So pretty! I love the mix of everything.

  • What a fun looking group. I really like the alternate bridesmaids dresses.

  • Julianna

    They did it right. There is no surer sign of success than a happy couple and a happy group that ultimately remembers simply how much fun they had.

  • what a beautiful wedding! i love the light, brightness of the photography. absolutely beautiful!

  • What a refreshing article. They have their priorities in order. Thanks for sharing this earth-friendly wedding.

  • Grace Miller

    What a memorable moment! i like that and hope that someday other people can get there own image like this.:) And a speech too!:)

  • Brittany

    i think nothing represents midtown and you and tyler like the clay mustaches and lips. best idea ever.

  • This wedding is absolutely beautiful and fun! Love it!

  • Gayla

    Lindsey and Tyler are wise beyond their years!! Making their wedding day fun and stress free for everyone was their first priority!! What a wonderful concept!!

  • Lois

    My true thoughts after the wedding were ” that was SO Lindsey & Tyler” so it was a total success, without the stress!

  • Ally

    this wedding is beautiful! I love it!