You’re in for a real treat today! Jessica and Clint’s intimate wedding is filled with so many sweet handmade details, all handcrafted by the bride herself. Jessica created everything from the boutonnieres to the favors to the desserts to the signs, plus virtually all of the decor! Oh, and just wait until you see Jessica’s darling dress from Dolly Couture… *love.* Jessica and Clint’s wedding was held at the bride’s family home in Sebastopol, California, which was the perfect location for their intimate celebration.

Niels and Maile of Larsen’s Photography are responsible for the lovely images below… enjoy!

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

Photo by Larsen's Photography

My heart feels warm after looking at these photos! What a sweet wedding with so many darling details. Jessica put so much effort in to making this day so special for everyone in attendance, and her hard work truly paid off. Many thanks to Larsen’s Photography for sharing this lovely wedding with us. Be sure to check out their blog to see more of their fantastic work!

Have a great day :) xoxo, B

Photographer: Larsen's Photography / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Catering: A La Heart Catering / Bride’s Dress: Dolly Couture / Cake Baker: Michelle Marie's Patisserie

Asia & Cory’s DIY Southern Wedding

Posted by   Categories // Real Weddings

Oh my goodness, you guys. I am so, so excited to finally be sharing Asia and Cory’s beyond beautiful wedding! Remember all of those fabulous “Adventures in Wedding Planning” posts? The beautiful bride gracing the photos below was behind all of those posts, and it’s so amazing to see how all of her ideas and inspirations came to life! Asia’s posts are full of such much wisdom and encouragement, and if you missed any of them you can see them all here. It was such a joy having Asia as a real bride contributor, and I am so thrilled to now be able to share her gorgeous wedding, captured by the oh-so-talented Lesley Kerr Photography.

Asia and Cory’s pecan orchard wedding is overflowing with sweet DIY details and southern charm. Get ready for some serious swoonage, my friends. ;) And read on to hear about all of the details from the bride herself!

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

What was your favorite moment of the day? My absolute favorite moment was attempting to take a few pre-wedding pictures without seeing each other. The groomsmen were very concerned that Cory might try to peek so before they lead him over to me, they put a pillowcase over his head. It was something that I had imagined in my head to be a sweet romantic moment between the two of us, but when the boys lead him over looking so ridiculous, I couldn’t help but laugh at him. It defined the day for me in a sense, such a wonderful, serious day that we completely took over with goofiness and laughter.

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

What DIY elements did you incorporate in to your wedding? Our entire wedding was pretty much a DIY death match. Working on a very small budget forced us to get creative. I did all the graphic design work for the invitations, programs, etc. We had a florist order the flowers wholesale and put everything together ourselves. My sweet bridesmaids helped line the tables with over 600 paper doilies. We went to the lumber yard a few months in advance to start weathering the boards for the tables. Cory even drilled the holes in the boards to put the candles in. He and his dad worked forever the week before the wedding to hang the lights and fix up the orchard that belonged to family friends. We were very blessed by people who were thrilled to help us.

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

How would you describe the overall theme or feel of your wedding? Well, there’s this absurd buzz over the idea of a “rustic chic” wedding and I suppose that’s what I was going for at first but the more research I did and the more psychotic it all made me so I decided to scratch the theme entirely and go with what felt simple and lovely. So I guess I would call it that – simple and lovely. I just began making all my decisions with that in mind and nixed everything else.

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

Ah! I just adore the way the reception tables turned out. Asia wrote about this topic here and it’s incredible to see how all of her ideas came together! It turned out so wonderfully!

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

{Photo by Lesley Kerr Photography}

What advice do you have for brides currently planning their weddings? Gracious, well, have just that… grace. Be nice to everyone because they’re trying to throw you a party, remember? Even if they’re being bossy, trust that deep down they have good intentions. Make time for yourself. Your husband to be will love you for that. I was trying to graduate, move, start a teaching job, and plan a wedding at the same time. When I slowed down to breathe I remembered that there was a boy waiting patiently on the sidelines to live life with me. Along those lines, tackle projects that you’re excited about and that are feasible. I was bound and determined to sew my own bowties and at the last minute (as in a few hours before the wedding) had to enlist a few incredible ladies to finish the task for me. You can’t do it all unless you start early and work diligently. In the end, all your efforts will be worth it and you’ll be married, and that is the single most important part of the whole darn thing.

Asia’s final post for BT&B was about when things go wrong. She discussed in detail many of the crazy things that happened leading up to her wedding day. And looking at these photos, you would have no idea any of that had happened. Asia and Cory’s day was picture perfect from start to finish, and their love story is just beginning. I am so happy for you two!

To see even more photos from the day (YAY!!), click here!

Stay tuned for one last post of Asia’s coming up later this week regarding her wedding day music. :)

Photographer: Lesley Kerr Photography / Reception Venue: Private Residence

Update!

Posted by   Categories // Real Weddings

Hello my lovely readers!

I am so, so sorry for leaving you hanging the last few days. I can’t believe I’ve gone three straight days without posting anything! Ahh! Things have been so crazy lately, lots of wedding and bridal shower planning and all sorts of fun stuff going on, but unfortunately BT&B has taken the back burner (as I’m sure you can tell). As of tomorrow I will be posting regularly again, and I have lots of great stuff coming up!

Tomorrow I get to share Asia‘s wedding, our former real bride contributor!! Her wedding is ridiculously gorgeous, full of DIY amazingness and all sorts of southern goodness. Just wait til you see it!! :)

Again my apologies for being MIA recently, but I promise things will be back to normal as of now on. Thank you for being patient with me. xoxo!

Here is a pretty little color palette that is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. It also has a vintage vibe to it and reminds me a bit of the 50s era. When I was originally searching for photos for today’s inspiration board, I was shooting for lavender, plum, & teal… and it ended up morphing in to this instead. I love the bright pops of pink/fuchsia against the light aqua backdrop. Yum!

Aqua, Fuschia, Lavender

{sources: aqua chair with flowers | invitation suite | bridesmaid bouquet | handpainted masons | centerpieces | wedding cake | lavender | boutonnires}

Have a lovely, Thursday, friends!

xoxo

 

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