Delia and Jeff’s wedding is jam packed with DIY. Along with lots of little handmade details, the rain and the stories they have to tell are really what makes this wedding so sweet. Shot by Boston photographer Channing Johnson, this woodsy New York wedding will have us pinning from end to end!

upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

We had always envisioned people lounging around on blankets, playing cards and field games, dancing and frolicking, but we also wanted to balance the casual vibe with a sophisticated look.

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Something will always go wrong – be prepared ahead of time to laugh it off! When things get tough, it’s so easy to forget the real reason you’re arranging those flowers, baking those cupcakes or packaging your favors. You’re getting MARRIED- and that’s an awesome thing on its own.

Delia also shared the ups and downs of having a DIY wedding, as well as all of her insights and lessons learned on her blog.

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Skin of Our Yellow Country Teeth” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Salt Point, New York):

Venue: Salvato Mill / Photographer: Channing Johnson / Florist: DIY with flowers from Fifty Flowers / Wedding Dress: handmade / Crown: handmade by the bride / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo heels, Christian Louboutin flats / Bridesmaid Dresses: handmade by the bride / Groom’s suit: Ben Sherman suit, Banana Republic shirt / Groomsmen Ties: Penguin / Caterer: Rossi’s Deli / Wedding Cake: DIY / Wedding invitations: DIY using paper, envelopes, stamps and prints from Paper Source and Paper Presentation; Jeff Hinchee designed and screen printed the vintage image on the front of the booklet


Comments (23):

  • Melissa on February 4, 2015

    Absolutely love the pickle jars!
  • Danisa Flowers on March 23, 2013

    Oh my what an exquisite and lovely pink-themed wedding this is! I love the bride's hair, make-up and the decors are simply lovely!
  • danisa flowers on March 23, 2013

    wow! so cute! Lovely place to have a wedding... the wedding gown is gorgeous.
  • Tina Smith on February 4, 2013

    What an adorable and unique wedding! I am in love with that wedding dress.
  • Michelle on June 19, 2012

    Loved the beautiful picture with the waterfall in the background, and the table settings ! The pickled jar favours are sweet :) TQ for sharing these pics!
  • Sheena @ The Wedding Duchess on October 30, 2011

    the pom poms in the garden look stunning!! I also love the picture of the bride getting her nails painted, really the queen of the day!
  • Elisha Davidson on October 25, 2011

  • Layla Mayville on October 24, 2011

    Marie {Monkey Suit Vintage} I loved that picture too - so fun! I seriously love this concept and need a couple who would be as fun as you two. Savannah has so many squares and I would LOVE to help someone plan a picnic wedding like this!! ADORE!
  • sam elliott, uk on October 22, 2011

    Wow !!! I hope you all had a brilliant time, I loved your beautiful wedding dress, the invitations, picnic blankets....everything!!!! I am not married...yet! Your wedding theme is very fresh and inspiring! You make a beautiful couple! Best wishes for the future.
  • Tamar {StingyBride} on October 21, 2011

    This is so unique! I've seen blanket seating for ceremonies but never for the whole wedding/reception! I absolutely love this.
  • Carrie on October 20, 2011

    There are so many things i LOVE about this wedding! The colors, the poms, the details and that pic of the bride being pampered is AMAZING!
  • Megan Spelman on October 20, 2011

    Channing is an all star photographer and was a great choice to capture this special, special wedding. Congrats to all involved!!
  • Kieffer on October 20, 2011

    Love the wedding song selections!
  • erin * sparkle + hay on October 20, 2011

    oh my - this is just beyond precious! looks like it was so much fun!!!
  • lydia {ever ours} on October 20, 2011

    love love the details on her gown!
  • Melanie on October 20, 2011

    LOVE LOVE LOVE her ballerina gown. And NY is looking very pretty right now. :) Is that upstate? Very pretty wedding!
  • Kristine {In Love, Engaged} on October 20, 2011

    A picnic wedding?! LOVE. All the details are so great and the seating cards with "blanket" numbers? Genius.
  • Kelli on October 20, 2011

    YES!!! So good! This whole thing is worthy of an editorial in Martha Stewart. The colors are rich and the style is funky & fresh. LOVE this like crazy!
  • Rebekah on October 20, 2011

    Wow, what to pick that I love the best?! The invites and menus are pretty incredible and I love the pickle favors! Such a sweet affair.
  • Marie {Monkey Suit Vintage} on October 20, 2011

    I love the picture of the bride in the chair with the fan and people around her fawning. The look on her face is so awesome! That invitation is to die for.
  • ryan on October 20, 2011

    wow!! what a fun wedding : )
  • katie barnes on October 20, 2011

    This is awesome! I love the invitations... and the face painting. Also, love the portrait of the bride and groom with the pennants behind... gorgeous!
  • Sarah Goodwin on October 20, 2011

    This is one of the most unique, thoughtful and fun weddings I have ever seen. I love ALL of the playful details. One can tell guests truly had a memorable time. I agree, I could not stop pinning.


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