What a happy day when Mindy and J.D. got married! I loved this vintage, colorful and thought-filled wedding in a sweet little church. The reception was held in the lawn outside and had a down to earth feel that reflected the couple. I have known Mindy for some time now from camp and was so grateful to be a part of her big day. Loved making her laugh when we took pictures and loved getting to see her marry her best friend.
Words from the bride & groom…
Tell us about finding your wedding dress…
I didn’t really want the emphasis on the bride so I wanted something different. So I decided to look online for something lace but elegant. I also wanted to be modest with my dress, so I went with a vintage look and found the dress online. I wasn’t totally sure that it would work, but it did and and I’m pleased with the elegant vintage look.
Describe your wedding flowers and the colors you chose… and why!
We liked the idea of a garden party for the reception, so we picked some wildflowers, potted flowers from a local garden shop and then bought some cut stem flowers from a local florist.
What were your favorite details?
The theme was garden party so we had some tree stumps donated to us from family and friends. We were able to use some for the dessert table as well as having them scattered throughout next to tables, seating and the outdoor games. The antique books and vintage lace we found from flea markets, family heirlooms helped really give it the look and feel we wanted. We wanted people to feel relaxed and be able to socialize and have fun without being confined to tables of 8 or 10. And then to have something to do we incorporated table games and yard games like croquet.
What part of your wedding was DIY?
The pies, decorations, many of the flowers including the bouquets and boutonnières, the seating, games, etcetera. Nothing was rented and we made use of everything we already owned. Many of the ideas stemmed from personal hobbies with help from Pinterest.
Did you have any traditions or special events that were a part of your wedding?
We tried to do away with the traditional first dance, cake cutting, etcetera. We really wanted the reception to be fun with the importance placed on the oaths, vows and promises made during the ceremony. A lot of the symbolism of marriage is lost when it comes to ceremony and we wanted the emphasis placed there and even had one of our pastors explain some of the symbolism of the covenant promises.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
We decided we wanted to have breakfast together so we wouldn’t be stressed out. So we went to our favorite pastry shop. Mindy had a time of prayer with her bridesmaids while they were getting ready and one of our pastors prayed for us guys right before we started the ceremony. That and leaving was really memorable since we left on our bicycles.
Second Shooter: Molly Winters