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DIY Rustic Summer Wedding

DIY Rustic Summer Wedding

Closing the day on a high note, a summery + handmade wedding shot by Heidi Vail Photography is filled to the brim with darling details crafted by the bride, Lauren. Be sure to check out all of the images in the gallery!

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

From Lauren: My dad and his friend brewed beer just for the wedding – made both a Midas Touch and a Brown Ale. I designed a custom beer label including Ryan and I’s initials and our wedding date.

bridesmaid getting ready robe

Ryan and I hand picked branches from my parents’ backyard, which we then used to build our Chuppah. It was really a huge group effort to figure out how to assemble it and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who helped.

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

diy hand painted backdrop

I designed, printed, and assembled the program fans myself, on one side I included the names of our wedding party, and on the other I included some trivia information about Ryan and I.

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

moss wedding letters DIY

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

gray bridesmaid dresses

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

ceremony fan programs

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

white and green wedding flowers

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

Music is such a huge part of Ryan and I’s relationship and I had an idea to record a CD of Ryan and I singing our favorite love songs; my brother (a sound engineer) recorded our voices and he provided the rest of the music to recreate the songs. I then drew the illustration of Ryan and I in our wedding day attire and designed the rest of the CD artwork. The inside sleeve included the quote from Shakespeare where we came up with the title of the CD (‘Play On’) along with our formal ‘Thank You’ to our guests. Feel free to read more about our recording adventure and designs, and listen to the tracks on my personal blog.

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

doll wedding cake topper

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

Ryan built a cornhole set for the wedding, which I then painted ‘The Traubs’ on to customize it to Ryan and I. We thought some lawn games and coloring would be perfect to entertain the younger kids at the wedding. I also personalized the coloring pages for the kids, printing out a coloring page of Ryan and I’s illustration from our CD cover, as well as a Jeep Wrangler with the sign ‘Just Married’ hanging across, just as we had done for the wedding. The kids had a blast coloring and ended up coming up to me throughout the wedding handing me their colored art as their gift to Ryan and I – so super sweet!

Heidi Vail Photography is filled to the brim with darling details crafted by the bride, Lauren. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Venue and Vendors:

Venue: John James Audubon Center, Audubon PA / Photography: Heidi Vail Photography, Boston MA / Event Design: Belovely Events / Videographer: Monachetti / DJ: Roots and Groove / Florist: Juliette’s Floral Designs / Dress: San Patrick – Eresma / Bridal Shoes: BHLDN / Groom and Groomsmen: Express outfits / Bridesmaids: Own Finds / Graphic and Invitations: Belovely Events / Catering: Jeffery Miller Catering / Officiant: Rabbi Elliot Holin / Hair Piece: Everleigh Handmade Hair Flower by SilverPencils on Etsy / Mr and Mrs Signs: Tree Ring Signs by LittleWeeShp on Etsy / Veil: Tulle Bandeau Birdcage Veil by Tessa Kim / Garter: RoseBudLips on Etsy / Bridesmaid Gifts: Kimono in Beckoning Creatures print by Plum Pretty Sugar / CD Recording: Doug Raus Recording / Fabric Signs + Thank you/Just Married Signs + Guestbook Tree: Belovely Shop

View Comments (8)
  • gorgeous. gorgeous. gorgeous. Heidi did a great job on those pictures. On my way to her blog to check it out now.

  • I am planning a wedding for this fall and I love these bridesmaids dresses. Can you tell me where I can find them? Thanks!

  • Beautiful Wedding!

    I too am curious about the light blue bridesmaid dress with the one shoulder. Do you know the brand/style name?

    Thank you so much,

  • Yes a really lovely wedding! I’m also wondering where you found those lovely bridesmaids dresses – especially the one shouldered one…?

  • Hi! To the pretty bride in these photos – Who made your dress?! I am in love with ruffled bottoms but can’t find one that I love yet… and I love yours on you!

    Thanks! Your help is appreciated!

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