When I saw Heather and Mike’s event, especially the beautiful hand made flowers, I knew it was a perfect fit for the blog. Both of them did so much work, and DIY projects and ended up pulling off a beautiful wedding that was all their own. They also were eco-friendly using recycled supplies were they could, and upcycling ordinary objects into beautiful wedding decor. Heather says they wanted their day to be relaxed with “bit and pieces of our family and friends”. Mission accomplished! Thanks to Heather for sharing the details of your day, and to Dani Stephenson Photography for the lovely images.
Who, What, Where ~ Ceremony/Reception: May0wood Stone Barn. Photographer: Dani Stephenson Photography. Caterer: Johnny Monguras. Photo booth: Shindig Photo Booths. Flowers and all other projects were DIY by Heather, Mike, and their family and friends.
From the Bride, Heather…
MIke and I dated for 4 years before getting married. We met on Match.com, he was the nice, caring, shy guy. We got engaged in September 2011, he hid my ring in a bag of chocolates and waited patiently for almost a month before I actually opened them. He said I am the most difficult girl to surprise.
We new we wanted to have an outdoor wedding as soon as we were engaged. We are not your traditional couple, we like a more relaxed style. As soon as we saw the Mayowood stone barn we knew it was the place. Mike and I didn’t want the colors to be too feminine, so the grey was a natural. Mike didn’t like yellow, and I liked the way peach and coral looked with the grey. It was a good contrast. We wanted to have every bit of our special day have bits and pieces of us and our family/friends. The day was perfect, Hot, but perfect.
I made all the flowers from fabrics by hand. The bottles, tin cans, mason jars, grey gravel were all recycled goods. The trees were selected from the woods near my family home. We painted the cans with chalk board paint to we could write on them with chalk markers. My sister hand made my card box, and wedding sign. One of my bridesmaids hand-made all the jewelry and did our hair. We selected all the music. We also wrote our entire ceremony, and were married by a friend.
The handkerchief I carried around my flowers was my grandmas and was used at my cousins weddings. My sister made a wedding sign that was recycled from barn boards which was built by my great, great grandfather We played in that barn all the time when we were little.
My favorite part of the day was being flash mobbed by our guests. Mike’s favorite part of the day was the ceremony under the tree.