We’re off to a bright week at Ruffled! We’re getting some last minute details wrapped up for our next DIY Contest, which is going to be bigger than ever. Keep your eyes peeled and your little hands ready! Christy and Chris’s charming Southern wedding is chock full of creative details. The stunning photos of the day are courtesy of Kyle Hale:

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Christy says: When planning our wedding, Chris and I wanted to embrace our Southern culture; we wanted our wedding to feel like an old fashion Southern family reunion. While we agreed that we wanted our ceremony to be religious, Chris and I wanted the overall celebration to be a big party and un-traditionally “us.”

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Our color scheme was quite loose, but I wanted all shades of teal, green, yellow, and grey with touches of red. It wasn’t intentional, but I realized later that it was my color palette in the apartment where we first met. We were roommates who quickly fell in love.

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Every detail in our wedding was handmade with love. We have so many creative people in our life, we really wanted to resource that. I worked with one of our groomsmen, Dave Greer, to design our wedding invitations. I hand drew all the details and he put it together on the computer. My sister and brother-in-law helped me make the wooden banner. My family and bridesmaids helped make all the tissue flowers we hung from the barn ceiling. My bridesmaid, Rachel Lasserre, designed our programs. My mother really was such a tremendous help with planning the wedding and making crafts. One of the best gifts of service was a handmade wedding dress from my dear friend, and bridesmaid, Kari Green.

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It felt so amazing to have this community around us working collectively to help us create the perfect celebration. Family members and friends helped hang up the decorations and arrange all the flowers we bought in bulk into vases and cups.  We also had friends use their talents in the wedding ceremony and reception. My bridesmaid and her husband, Rhain and Zach, build and rent photobooths, so naturally, we had to have one at the reception! We even borrowed a couple handmade cornhole sets from our friends.

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Christy’s advice: When planning, stay true to yourself, but learn to compromise. Figure out the cheap route to doing things. Instead of sending postal save-the-dates, we made a video and e-mailed it to everyone on our guest list. Gotprint.com and I quickly became best friends. I printed my programs and invitations through the website, and not only was it quick, it was cost-effective!

Wedding Vendors (Statham, GA):

Venue: John Oliver Michael House / Photographer: Kyle Hale / Flowers: Amanda Sanderfer / Wedding Dress: Kari Green / Headpiece: Anthropologie / Hairstylist: Nicole Gasaway / Groom’s suit: H&M / Groom’s Accessories: Urban Outfitters / Ceremony Musician: Daniel Dewitt  / DJ: Dave Gordon / Catering: Twigs Catering / Wedding Cake: Cecilia Villaveces Cakes / Invitations: Dave Greer / Programs: Rachel Lasserre / Videographer: KTVideos / Photobooth: The Majestic Photobooth Company

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Comments (23):

  • Konstantina Plytarias on May 22, 2015

    Hello there, I loved your wedding pics! All very idyllic and romantic, beautiful!! I would like to buy or rent a tend like this! Where did you find that and what is it called exactly. I appreciate your answer! Best regards, Tina
  • Emily on October 7, 2011

    ABSOLUTLEY love the 'holy matrimony' sign!
  • Erica Ann Photography on August 21, 2011

    Oh my gosh! Most adorable, down-home wedding IN THE WORLD!
  • Mary on November 7, 2010

    That airplane tattoo made me swoon so hard I had to include it in a blog post: http://contrary-garden.blogspot.com/2010/11/tattoo-files-fight-or-flight.html Thanks so much for the inspiration! -Mary
  • Katie {The Social Secretary} on September 1, 2010

    Beautiful wedding! Thanks for the tip about gotprint.com. Totally affordable.
  • Deborah Ocasio on August 31, 2010

    Loved Loved this your wedding !!! Especially brides head band. I looked on Anthroplogy and couldn't find it. This is what I have been looking for!!!
  • Kate@MagnoliaRouge on August 31, 2010

    The bridesmaids dresses in all those shades are beautiful!
  • Sara from Growing Tree Photography on August 30, 2010

    Oh, this wedding makes my heart happy:)
  • Josie on August 30, 2010

    The simplicity of that Holy Matrimony sign is just beautiful....
  • lydia {ever ours} on August 30, 2010

    so so amazing. and loving the whole style and photography by kyle hale too!
  • Theresa on August 30, 2010

    LOVED your wedding, so personal and beautiful, what an amazing setting as well. The sign is such a lovely idea and youd dress looked amazing, wish I'd done something similar when we got married, might just have to wiggle reaffirming our vows again instead ;)
  • Christy Thiessen on August 30, 2010

    Ashley Dixon- We made the hooray flags by folding paper around a dowel. Angela Gaspar Photography- I really wanted my bridesmaids to be able to find a tealish dress that they loved and would wear again. I sent them paint samples of the color range to stay in. I didn't see all the dresses together until the wedding day, but it turned out great!!
  • Angela Gaspar Photography on August 30, 2010

    I love every detail of this wedding. If the bride is watching I have a question. How did you go about picking the bridesmaid dresses. Did you find them or did you just tell them find a green dress. I love this idea I just don't know how to go about doing it. Thanks and congrats!
  • Jaclyn Tran on August 30, 2010

    I love that bouquet!
  • forget.me.knot.weddings on August 30, 2010

    Love this sweet wedding! The images captured the vintage feel perfectly!
  • Ashley Dixon on August 30, 2010

    Where are the "woohoo" and "hooray" signs from or are they hand made?
  • Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie on August 30, 2010

    Love this wedding. So perfect! Photography is exquisite.
  • Kristi Wright on August 30, 2010

    What a cute wedding! The details and photography are both great!
  • Sandy a la Mode on August 30, 2010

    LOVE LOVE LOVE so many things about this wedding!! from the bridesmaids dresses to the bride's headband to the sweet cake table, thanks for displaying this beautiful wedding!
  • Clair @wedding-inspiration.com on August 30, 2010

    HER HEADBAND IS AWESOME!!
  • postcards and pretties on August 30, 2010

    such a sweet wedding ..love the "holy matrimony" sign
  • geneoh on August 30, 2010

    That holy matrimony sign is amazing. Awesome job, Kyle!
  • Kim on August 30, 2010

    that bouquet and sign wow! just fantastic! hugs!

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