We’re always so tickled when our brides find useful items via Ruffled- whether it’s DIY projects from the contest, unique dress styles, amazing wedding professionals, or decor ideas. Alyssa, the gorgeous bride, was able to integrate all kinds of vintage-inspired projects into her wedding to Noah this past year and we think the end result is just the sweetest. I love the aesthetic behind all of the film photos from Green Apple Photography as well. Crisp, clean and totally gorgeous.

LDS DIY Utah Wedding

From the bride, Alyssa: I wanted our wedding to embody a rustic vintage feel. Almost all of the details involved in our wedding were DIY projects. I made my brooch bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, decorations, our pinata, centerpieces, etc. We didn’t have specific colors but we had a common color scheme of creams and pastels.

LDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah Wedding
We knew we wanted our ceremony in the mountains so after a lot of searching we found the perfect little clearing up Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just before the ceremony it had rained so everything was damp and beautiful.
LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah Wedding
We planned on having our reception in a friend’s backyard in South Jordan, Utah, but because of the rain we had to have the reception indoors at my family’s funeral home (sounds weird, I know, but it worked out great and looked just like a reception center.)
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Recognize that adorable pinata from this DIY post?

LDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice would be have one detail like the dress or an object be inspiration for the rest of your wedding details. That helped me keep everything mesh well together.

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Wedding Vendors (Salt Lake City, UT):

Ceremony location: Millcreek Canyon / Reception location: Bride’s family business / Florist: DIY tea-dyed material / Bride’s bouquet: DIY vintage brooches/ Photographer: Lindsey Stewart from Green Apple Photography / Wedding Dress: reworked Jessica Mcclintock dress from Dani’s Bridal Works / Bridesmaid Dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: thrifted sport coat / Music: Ipod playlist / Wedding Pie: Lion House Bakery in Salt Lake City / Wedding invitations: Designed and printed by bride and groom


Comments (23):

  • Leah Mossycouture on March 6, 2013

    love this! shared it on my blog today. Here's a link:
  • hayli on March 16, 2011

    ...please tell us how you made those flowers!
  • Michelle on March 9, 2011

    My sister has always had impeccable taste! Thanks for featuring her wedding so well!
  • Harry Hilders on March 2, 2011

    Beautiful shots!
  • Bree on March 1, 2011

    Beautiful! Does anyone know where her flower hairpiece came from? It's so perfect!
  • Lindsey Stewart on March 1, 2011

    Hi, I asked Allyssa, and the umbrella was purchased in a thrift store in Alaska. Super cute find!
  • WhoWhatLogos on February 28, 2011

    Love, love, love that umbrella...especially the color!
  • Rachel H on February 26, 2011

    Would LOVE a DIY tutorial on that brooch bouquet. Absolutely beautiful.
  • dessert Darling on February 25, 2011

    This such a sweet wedding. I Love the eclectic style!!
  • Haylee on February 25, 2011

    Woo hoo, Salt Lake City represent! This wedding was lovely. I am head over heels in love with the bride's dress.
  • WedinStyle Vietnam on February 25, 2011

    What a refreshing wedding, the flowers and table details are darling!
  • Rachel on February 25, 2011

    Absolutely darling wedding! Lindsey always finds the best weddings to shoot! She is so talented I love her!
  • Rachel on February 25, 2011

    So darling! Love the photos! Lindsey is the best photohapher!
  • Maria on February 25, 2011

    OBSESSED with those flowers!!
  • Joe Gilbert on February 25, 2011

    what a beautiful umbrealla - where do I find me one of those?!
  • Wedding Invitation Boutique on February 25, 2011

    Love this rustic vintage wedding! The brides bridesmaid dresses and flowers are just adorable and the pinta looks like a lot of fun x
  • Emily Heizer Photography on February 25, 2011

    BEEYOUTEEFUL!!!!!!! The idea of marrying in a glen... (swooon... SIGH!) Can you see the hearts in my eyes???? (bats lashes) Beautiful dress. I'd love to know if there is a post anywhere describing what was down to the dress to make it over with before and after pictures!
  • Peterborough Photography on February 24, 2011

    Being based in a town called Stamford near Peterborough in the United Kingdom, I look for all sorts of weddings, venues, to help keep my own wedd9ing photography fresh and new. I really liked your wedding, simple, clean, stylish all spprings to mind in a nice way. Everyone looks happy and the photographer really does display a very relaxed day. I hope it was as relaxed and fun as it looked. Paul a weddding photographer from Peterborough :-)
  • Elizabeth on February 24, 2011

    LOVE the parasol and pinata!
  • cevd on February 24, 2011

    wedding pinata!
  • alexia on February 24, 2011

    So pretty! Those flowers are great!
  • christina {simply modern} on February 24, 2011

    how awesome is that pinata!!!
  • Noaki Jewelry and Bouquets on February 24, 2011

    This is really lovely. The colors are so fresh and the bouquets are just darling.


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