10
Jun 2013

Alyssa + Justin

Outdoor Ceremony and a Party in the Middle of the Forrest with a DJ Booth in a Tree

Today’s wedding is so cool. Alyssa and Justin got married on a field on Justin’s parents’ property, and then everybody headed to the forrest clearing nearby for the reception. I love how convivial this place looks—believe me, you want a campfire for your wedding—and reflects the couple’s personality and history; so simple yet so very special. Photography by The Parsons, out of the USA.

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Alyssa and Justin’s wedding took place in Louisburg, Kansas USA, this last October. You may see a sheep on the pictures, don’t worry, it was Justin’s present to Alyssa:
When Justin proposed he gave me a baby lamb named Franc. I got to bottle feed him, road trip with him, live in a dorm with him, shop with him…needless to say he was definitely a guest of honor at our wedding.
I just love that there are so many personal touches in this wedding: Alyssa made the chandelier for above the dance floor out of chicken wire and twine, and Justin and his dad made a DJ booth in a tree!

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Name one thing you regret…

We had been excited about the food for so long, but didn’t end up getting to even one food station…too busy hugging and dancing.

 

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And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

Our families empowering us to have a wedding in the middle of a forrest despite the extra leg work. We felt so blessed by their efforts and encouragement!

 

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04
Feb 2013

Kati + Matt

Canadian Wedding with Lots of Beautiful Details

I don’t want to tell you the end of this story before you even start reading it, but this couple managed to gather all the ingredients a couple could dream of for their wedding:
1/ The place. I mean, did they manage to rent a whole region for their wedding?! And those mountains… 2/ The venue – an ancient wooden waterwheel at the ceremony and a dinner under the open sky. 3/ The weather, so that the dinner under the open sky actually turned into a dinner beneath the stars. Not to talk about the a.ma.zing light that flooded around the couple for their pictures. 4/ Details, details and more details (in love with the sheet music placemats). 5/ Style: love the groom’s attire and the bride’s headpiece. 6/ Rad photographers.
Did I forget to mention something? Oh yes, sure, the car. Photography credit: Cole and Jakob of Nordica Photography (Vancouver, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden).

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Kati and Matt’s wedding took place in an Okanagan village called Keremeos, about 5 hours east of Vancouver, Canada. In the words of the newlyweds:

Our wedding was a dreamy, intimate celebration with a sunset ceremony and dinner at dusk.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

It was perfect, we wouldn’t change a thing.

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

Every last detail was a reflection of Matt and I as a couple, from the vintage sheet music placemats to the organic vegetarian family style meal.  We wanted all of the senses to be enticed with wonderful smells, soft linens, warm dessert air, twinkling lights, and delicious food.

 

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21
Jan 2013

Karen + Rowan

A Cute Wedding with Fantastic Lighting at the Ceremony and Pretty Little Details

What would you give to have your wedding ceremony take place in such a fantastic place? Not to talk about all the pretty little details. And the beautiful pictures by Bruce and Rebecca of Love Made Visible. Enter the magic…

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Name one thing you regret…

We have no regrets. Some people have found this hard to believe, but we had the most fun, fantastic day, and wouldn’t change a thing.

 

… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

From the start we believed that the three key elements of a great wedding are an awesome crowd, a relaxed program, and a good DJ. Our family and friends were all fabulous, fulfilling the first criteria. We had a very casual order-of-events, which kept the party flowing nicely. And DJ Tjopper kept the dance floor packed all night. We’re also really glad we skipped the portrait session to spend some extra time with our guests, and that we didn’t get all stressed over the finer details of the decor and food, trusting instead the professionals to do what they’re good at.

 

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