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New Year’s Day Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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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!)

DIY Sundae Ring Bearer Bowl

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This weekend is going to be jam packed with the last half of our chosen DIY entries! Patricia made a retro ring bearer bowl using vintage sundae cups. The sparkly initials and the pinwheel detail at the end of the ribbon make for a most whimsical ring holder.

 diy ring bearer ideas

What you’ll need:
– Styrofoam ball
– Sundae cup
– Fabric tape
– Ribbons
– Wooden letters
– Toothpicks
– Moss

 unique ring bearer ideas

Step 1. First, make sure your Styrofoam ball fits nicely in your sundae cup. In my case, the ball is slightly too big and I sawed it into half.
Step 2. Fill up the cup with moss, or some glitters or little meaningful trinkets and spread them around the inside of the cup. Check that there is no ugly gap.
Step 3. Apply a layer of white craft glue over the Styrofoam ball and cover it with the moss.
Step 4. Using a long needle, poke through the Styrofoam ball with the ribbon running through it. Beginning at the position where you want the rings to be tied, through the other end of the ball and create another entry point 1cm away from the last point of exit. Make sure the other end of the ribbon ends up near its other end. This is where you will tie your rings to.
Step 5. Next, for your initials, attach a toothpick to the back of the wooden letters with clear tape or superglue. Then decorate your initials with either your choice of colour or coat it with fabric or glitter, making sure the toothpick is hidden.
Step 6. Stuck the initials onto the Styrofoam ball.

 diy vintage ring bearer ideas

Step 7. You may accessorize the sundae cup with some ribbons or fabric tape.
Step 8. Your garden sundae ringbearer is now ready to house your rings to the alter!

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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