It’s always a treat to hear from Geneoh Photography, who always shoot the most beautiful and heartwarming weddings. Brittany’s groom, Adam, made her wedding dress by hand! That ladies, is a contender for groom of the year. See all images from their wedding in their gallery!
It was important to us that the ceremony was the focus of the day- but we also wanted to throw a really great party. We have been together for eight years (I was 16 and had braces when we started dating!) and so we are blessed with a community of friends and family who know us well as a couple and are invested in our relationship. We envisioned a weekend celebration with all our loved ones coming from around the country to our hometown.
My wedding dress was definitely the biggest DIY project of the event. Adam is a tailor and from the beginning he wanted to design and make it. We started with lots of sketches and photos of things I liked, and he took it away from there! He bought with a book on 18th century corsets, and taught himself how to make one using my measurements. It was made of silk duppioni and silk chiffon, and then antique french lace on the back. The skirt was silk chiffon. He finished it 13 days before the wedding, and while it caused a bit of anxiety, it was worth it to marry him in something he had put so much time into!
Geneoh Photography, who always shoot the most beautiful and heartwarming weddings. Brittany’s groom, Adam, made her wedding dress by hand! That ladies, is a contender for groom of the year. View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make sure you’re talking with your fiance about things other than the wedding! Adam and I would have wedding-free evenings, where we went to dinner or hung out with friends and there was no wedding talk allowed. Use your loved ones’ skills, because they want to help! At first I felt horrible asking for people’s time and energy (for free!), but then I realized how much people loved helping and contributing. Remember, your wedding is just one day of celebrating your marriage. It’s the marriage that’s forever.
Wedding Vendors and Venue (Eden Prairie, MN):
Venue: Riley Jacques Farmstead / Photographer: Geneoh Photography / Florist: bouquets made by the mother of the groom, centerpieces arranged by mother of the bride / Wedding Dress: made by the groom / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Judd Frost Clothiers / Ceremony Musician: Greta Bauer / Band: Farewell Milwaukee / Caterer: Kane’s Catering / Dessert: Maggie Hillery / Wedding invitations: Helen Stackhouse