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Handmade Weddings: Amongst the Trees

Feb 4, 2012

by woodandgrain handmade and vintage goods

As soon as Christine and Ian were married, they packed up their things and moved north to Portland with their cat Connor and two bearded dragons, Ray and Mordecai. Rarely at home on the weekends, they stay busy with a good mixture of travel, eating, photography, crafting and backpacking. Their Etsy shop, Wood & Grain, specializes in creating custom hand-stamped goodness for weddings or small businesses. Christine’s sister (a professional event coordinator) and Christine will soon be expanding the business with complete wedding/event design and coordination in hopes of helping create dream DIY weddings for couples on a budget. Keep up with the latest at

Last January, my husband Ian proposed to me on the steps of a snow-covered cabin in the forests of Alaska’s Chugach State Park. He got down on one knee (to tie my shoes) and surprised me with a custom-designed engagement ring, inspired by a ring my mother had given to me.

We scoured the Northern California coast for the perfect venue in the woods, but none of them exceeded our first choice, which was Ian’s parents’ home in Nevada City, California. After deciding on the date, we had less than five months to turn a nearly untouched wooded area into an outdoor wedding venue for more than 100 people.

We created our invitations with a design that would give our guests a sneak peek of the event that they would be attending. The front card included a laser-cut, pop-up forest surrounding the phrase “Join Us in the Woods.” Also included was an RSVP card that doubled as a map of the area and a handmade Field Guide with illustrations of local wildlife. We bundled these three things together with butcher’s twine (from Annie42 and TheMissingThread) and a wooden button made from a variety of branches found around the property.

The design of our wedding was heavily influenced by nature, particularly the venue itself. Many of the materials we used in the construction – stumps and branches of birch, oak and manzanita – were amassed from the property or donated to us by friends and were used to make laser-engraved signs, wood buttons and many other decorations.

One of my favorite components of the wedding was a trail that we created that snaked through the woods down to the ceremony site. Along the trail, we hung a timeline of photos on the trees from the six years we’d been together, so guests would be able to “Walk Our Story.” The white chippy frames we used were from DirtRoadDecor.

The most intense and memorable part of our wedding was the ceremony. Ian and his dad created an amphitheater using a fallen pine tree to seat the 110 guests. It was made all the better by having our closest friend, Tarla, officiate our marriage. We were married on a stage constructed from old deck boards and decorated with fabric streamers made from bedsheets.

I wore a simple, yet elegant dress and accessorized it with necklaces and earrings from Edor and a beaded belt my sister made. The bridesmaids wore beautiful gem necklaces that were also from Edor. Ian, the groomsmen and both our fathers sported handmade ties that I had made to match our colors. We loved the bow ties from Xoelle, so we got one for Ian to change into during the reception. My gorgeous bouquet and all the boutonnieres were created by my sister, Carol Srivongse, using flowers from a local wildflower farm down the road. She also made all the flower arrangements that decorated the dining tables. Ian’s mother, an avid gardener, also covered the grounds with plant-life she had grown.

Our reception was located on a terraced hillside next to the house. Escort cards hand-stamped with names, “table numbers” (different woodland animals or vegetables), and their food choice were hung on a nearby tree. We added an elastic band to the cards which was used for wrapping around the rim of a mason jar, which would be taken to a handmade bar made from a gorgeous six-inch slab of madrone tree. Some of the other smaller reception decor included laser-engraved table numbers of woodland animals and vegetables, green tea test tube favors with hand-stamped linen labels, clothespin place cards and dusty miller planted in soup cans decorated with burlap and wood buttons. We also made coasters from slices of logs with our C/I logo engraved into them.

On our guestbook table — an old door that we painted — we placed a fingerprint guestbook with a drawing of the back of our car and a variety of vintage items we had been collecting. We had a photo booth and made a backdrop from an old pallet decorated with wallpaper.

For the food, we converted the basement into a “food cart” with three windows, each serving a different style of food. Framed chalkboards made from old planks of wood were used to create the menus. The bride and groom table was constructed between two trees and elevated off the ground so we would be able to see all our guests. We didn’t plan for it to be as high as it was, but we ended up feeling like a queen and king — as every bride and groom should on their wedding day.

Dessert was a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling. Our cake topper was made from blank wood kokeshi dolls and we painted them to match our outfits. We glued the dolls to a birch round and decorated it with plastic pine trees from SweetTreatsSupplies with a mini version of our fabric streamers between them.

With hard work and a lot of help from our friends and family, we were able create a wedding that was truly our own.

All photos by Stone Crandall Photography.

Thanks to Christine for sharing her special day! Do you have a handmade wedding to share? Submit your photos to our Flickr group.

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  • ThomasHaskettArtist

    ThomasHaskettArtist said 8 years ago

    Lovely story, and lovely photos :)

  • coolranchstudio

    coolranchstudio said 8 years ago

    this is so gorgeous! i just love everything you did - and am so jealous! i eloped 10 years ago which was romantic and unique but honestly your wedding looks just like a fairy tale come to life. who wouldn't want that? :)

  • Baisimu

    Baisimu said 8 years ago

    Wow, this may just be the nicest wedding I've ever seen.

  • KylieO

    KylieO said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding!

  • NancysBagsEtc

    NancysBagsEtc said 8 years ago

    Lovely ideas. My daughter is having an outdoor wedding this summer. I will be sure to tell her about your wedding. Thanks for sharing.

  • SweetMeas

    SweetMeas said 8 years ago

    Now that's a wedding I would like to attend!! HA talk abut attention to fine detail!!!... We had an 80's themed wedding it was interesting but lacked in "elegance" with all the acid washed jeans..This is beyond well planned out....!!

  • packmatthews

    packmatthews said 8 years ago

    Delightful! Natures original temple. I love the idea of the time-line of photos spread out among the trees. Thanks for sharing your spectacular event!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 8 years ago


  • shivtea

    shivtea said 8 years ago

    Beautiful, what better place than in the woods? Yay for the beautiful edor store for doing jewelry, and I love the test tubey things!

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding, congratulations!

  • bhecca

    bhecca said 8 years ago

    Awesome!!! this is totally hand mad wedding. love it!

  • labellereine

    labellereine said 8 years ago

    beautiful :) very inspiring. congratulations

  • MadeMerriShop

    MadeMerriShop said 8 years ago

    LOVE every last detail...def my fav wedding so far!! One look at my shop and you'd could tell this was right up my alley :) Congrats!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 8 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful! Congratulations!!! =)

  • Leatherworks4U

    Leatherworks4U said 8 years ago

    So very wonderful! Congratulations!!

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 8 years ago

    Such a thoughtful, beauty inspired celebration. It is all so very lovely...and just so tender and meaning filled. Thank you so much for sharing...

  • gabibano

    gabibano said 8 years ago

    beautiful and so inspiring! <3

  • jenstilley

    jenstilley said 8 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. I love handmade weddings! I'm sure it will be a wedding you will never forget. Congratulations.

  • StudioBotanica

    StudioBotanica said 8 years ago

    What a dream wedding, everything looked perfect! Congratulations, wishing you much happiness!

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery said 8 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

  • PaperAltar

    PaperAltar said 8 years ago

    Beautiful Wedding - Christine & Ian - Congratulations !

  • byrosenhoff

    byrosenhoff said 8 years ago

    oh wow, I wish I could have been there and seen it with my own eyes! what a beautiful wedding!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 8 years ago

    It's sad, but it seems to me that if sellers offer anything remotely wedding themed they can virtually double the price, so there's a real need for budget wedding items. Wishing you every success.

  • Piggy

    Piggy said 8 years ago

    Congratulations! It's beautiful :) Totally inspiring too.

  • GoddessOfJewelry

    GoddessOfJewelry said 8 years ago

    This is beautiful, thoughtful, creative, and earthy. I love it! Congratulations you two! May your marriage be a long and happy one, blessed throughout! Thanks for sharing!

  • karilu

    karilu said 8 years ago

    That wedding was simply amazing. I may have to borrow some of these concepts for my own wedding some day. Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 8 years ago

    This is beautiful! I will send this to my daughter who is planning her wedding.

  • humblebea

    humblebea said 8 years ago

    Beautiful! Just beautiful! (-:

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock said 8 years ago


  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 8 years ago

    totally divine! love it :)

  • QsGoodies

    QsGoodies said 8 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! My friends daughter had a wedding in August 2011 similar to this....beautiful, creative, thoughtful & unique! They made everything! I was amaZed! There's just some about handmade. It's a special gift! Congratulations on your marriage! Thanks for sharing!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 8 years ago

    What a wonderful compilation of rustic charm. The Nevada City area is magical and you created an equally magical event for your wedding. Congrats!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 8 years ago

    Just unbelievably beautiful! Congrats! :)

  • yimmekedesign

    yimmekedesign said 8 years ago

    All I eyes again)..prrrrr...whoosh (new handkerchief)....gulp....sigh...this is the most BEAUTIFUL wedding I have EVER hoo...Aaaaaa, I feel better !

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Incredible wedding in the woods ~ very creative ~ enjoyed the photos of your day and the story behind your wedding day. Congrats to both of you and thank for sharing this with all of us in etsyland.

  • UUPP

    UUPP said 8 years ago

    How sweet, original, simple and just right.......

  • kelsp

    kelsp said 8 years ago

    Wow, what a lovely wedding, so simple, yet such a gorgeous backdrop! I loved all the little details you guys included to tie it all together! Congrats to you!

  • HillaryAlexander

    HillaryAlexander said 8 years ago

    Classic, elegant, and simply wonderful :)

  • Woolbridge

    Woolbridge said 8 years ago


  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 8 years ago

    Wonderful wedding - thank you so sharing!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 8 years ago

    Love the "Walk our Story" idea and the vintage picture frames.

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps said 8 years ago

    So much thought and simple detail to make the most memorable day ever. Thank you for sharing.

  • monicaKcampbell

    monicaKcampbell said 8 years ago

    Super creative, wonderfully memorable. Love your pics! Thanks for sharing.

  • GoldenPondStudio

    GoldenPondStudio said 8 years ago

    stuning ! its so wonderful to see people still want to embrace nature and not just the glitz of the big day i think in years to come you will cherish it even more than you do now :O)

  • amirandas

    amirandas said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! There is one piece of advice that I should point out: do not insert any piece of metal like nails or tacks in live trees (Walk Our Story) because trees can become sick and die off in a few years. I've seen it happen.

  • diacraft

    diacraft said 8 years ago

    Good idea!!! Bravi!!!

  • DrVintage

    DrVintage said 8 years ago

    So adorable. Love the Lumber Jack groomsmen.

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous!!! Love every detail :)

  • julsandmaude

    julsandmaude said 8 years ago

    Delightful! Thanks for putting the wedding out there to be seen.

  • MyLittleCraftRoom

    MyLittleCraftRoom said 8 years ago

    Beautiful, natural, and oh so romantic!

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 8 years ago

    The pictures really show the story...simply beautiful!

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Like a fairy tale.

  • StuffByKim

    StuffByKim said 8 years ago

    I love this story. I also work with some wedding items and I find that folks seem much more willing these days to break from the norm to have what they want.........something different! Best wishes to you.

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 8 years ago


  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 8 years ago

    So nice! I love how creative you both were and how the decorations did not cost a fortune, looked beautiful and were biodegradable.

  • LayOffTheBooks

    LayOffTheBooks said 8 years ago

    How beautiful! I love that everything was made or purchased in a very thoughtful manner. You made it magical without making it look over the top. Great article!

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 8 years ago

    Congratulations on article. Beautiful wedding.

  • ClothandPatina

    ClothandPatina said 8 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful...thank you so much for sharing your special day! Everything looked so charming, down to earth & so special. Blessings to you both.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    Love it! Congrats!

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful idea! Amazing wedding! Congrats to you both!!

  • RenataandJonathan

    RenataandJonathan said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding ! Congratulations :))

  • blufaerie

    blufaerie said 8 years ago

    This is amazing! Wonderful, original, and whimsical concept! And Congrats!

  • driftforever

    driftforever said 8 years ago

    This is absolutely fantastic! Congrats!

  • shoponalark

    shoponalark said 8 years ago

    Very clever and magical!

  • woolies

    woolies said 8 years ago

    what a beautiful wedding!! Congrats and wishing you both much joy!

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts said 8 years ago

    Unique and lovely wedding! Congratulations!

  • PetereneDesign

    PetereneDesign said 8 years ago

    So wonderful. Every detail. I'm going to keep this in mind for my Granddaughters. We have acres of woods that they love to play in, it might be just the thing when they're ready. What a great story and great pictures.

  • whistlingsparrow

    whistlingsparrow said 8 years ago

    What a fantastically beautiful wedding - so dreamy. Love it! The natural wood elements are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • choisette

    choisette said 8 years ago

    a lot better than getting married in vegas.

  • WoodlandBelle

    WoodlandBelle said 8 years ago

    Wow...this wedding is just perfect!! One of the loveliest and most creative weddings I've ever seen. Everything and all the little details are just right! Best wishes to you Christine and Ian!

  • Gallivants

    Gallivants said 8 years ago

    WoW! WoW! WoW!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 8 years ago

    Its like you took my idea out of my head of the perfect wedding!!! I wish I could go back and make my wedding just like yours!!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 8 years ago

    Beautiful & enchanting. Congratulations! and thanks for sharing u'r story w/ us all.

  • whysovintage

    whysovintage said 8 years ago

    Gosh! this may just be the simple and cutest wedding I've ever seen ;)

  • ParnicBiju

    ParnicBiju said 8 years ago

    Lovely! You have created through this wonderful event an unforgettable tale that has as main elements you two and your fulfillment and then the nature, the forest, the wood and the purity! Special congratulations! You are wonderful!

  • UnionStudioMetals

    UnionStudioMetals said 8 years ago

    Wow, this is quite possibly the cutest wedding I've ever seen, congratulations you two!!

  • kelseymotif

    kelseymotif said 8 years ago

    This is in two words, simply amazing. I absolutely love the idea and all the details put into it. This wedding is truly inspiring.

  • LoveNaturally

    LoveNaturally said 8 years ago

    This is one of the most beautiful and unique weddings I've ever seen. Congratulations!

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 8 years ago

    My dream wedding!!!

  • MyEverAfter

    MyEverAfter said 8 years ago

    Such a beautiful and sweet wedding!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 8 years ago

    Ideal. Congratulation!

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 8 years ago

    Simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing. Be happy, love each other...

  • Kissedbyclover

    Kissedbyclover said 8 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 8 years ago

    totally wonderful!

  • papergirlstudios

    papergirlstudios said 8 years ago

    Looks like it was the perfect day! I loved the "walk our story". Congratulations!

  • whisperingtrails

    whisperingtrails said 8 years ago

    i love oregon! this wedding looks so beautiful! i will definitely check out your store :)

  • RavensCrafts

    RavensCrafts said 8 years ago

    Simply special and oh so unique! Best wishes to the couple! :)

  • AukinasGoddess

    AukinasGoddess said 8 years ago


  • HaveAndHold

    HaveAndHold said 8 years ago

    Rustic and elegant at the same time. I love it all!

  • CasondraAndCo

    CasondraAndCo said 8 years ago

    what a gorgeous wedding! I love the little benches, I wanted to make some for our upcoming wedding in June after I saw the new twilight where they did pretty much the same seating thing. Good luck on the marriage =] Casondra

  • WestCermak

    WestCermak said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Definitely an inspiration for the future :)

  • thenakedbird

    thenakedbird said 8 years ago

    absolutely stunning. My boyfriend's family goes to Yosemite every year and it is a traditional spot for their family's weddings. I always pictured a more beachy/country wedding so the idea wasn't so thrilling to me even though it's gorgeous up there. This gives me a change of heart! Not sure we would be able to take over a National Forrest quite as much but it's totally inspiring. I adore the photo path! Bookmarked!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding in a beautiful setting! Congrats!

  • SeaSand

    SeaSand said 8 years ago

    Lovely wedding! Gorgeous!

  • littleloveblue

    littleloveblue said 8 years ago


  • bedouin

    bedouin said 8 years ago

    Beautiful ~ It looks like everyone is having a great time in such a historical setting ~ viva la Julia Butterfly!

  • amusebeads

    amusebeads said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! I love the "walk our story"- what a great idea!

  • fivetenfifteen

    fivetenfifteen said 8 years ago

    really super extra wonderful. i love the pair of photos with the look-a-like cake topper & the two of you on your throne. that chandelier in the trees is just ba-rilliant ♥

  • One6Designs

    One6Designs said 8 years ago

    Congratulations! I love the beautiful and unique décor! The details (tags, bouquets, linen labels) are so charming!

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 8 years ago

    So many great handmade ideas in your wedding! You must have been busy. :) I love how you incorporated your MINI into the guest book!

  • JesseKnish

    JesseKnish said 8 years ago

    What a fantastic concept and great execution, i likey. =)

  • ruchla

    ruchla said 8 years ago

    Wow, this is beautiful!!!!!

  • fantasygarden

    fantasygarden said 8 years ago

    perfect wedding....

  • KelseyGarrityRiley

    KelseyGarrityRiley said 8 years ago


  • jmccallio

    jmccallio said 8 years ago

    well done!

  • nikkielleon

    nikkielleon said 8 years ago


  • nikkielleon

    nikkielleon said 8 years ago


  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 8 years ago

    Incredibly gorgeous!!!!!!!!

  • loveleeflowers

    loveleeflowers said 8 years ago

    LOVE the teal accents... what a fun wedding!

  • SASSYspaces

    SASSYspaces said 8 years ago

    ive been to several woodsy weddings now... they're the most fantastic kind!

  • DaphnaKedar

    DaphnaKedar said 8 years ago

    loved it! :)

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! May you be blessed with a lifetime of love and happiness! So unique and natural!

  • NowISee

    NowISee said 8 years ago

    I went to a homemade wedding much different from this one, but so much fun. This wedding screams personality! Congratulations.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 8 years ago

    Very unique! Loved this wedding!

  • CRBoggsDesigns

    CRBoggsDesigns said 8 years ago


  • sweetindependence

    sweetindependence said 8 years ago

    dream wedding! congrats ;)

  • crownring

    crownring said 8 years ago


  • FannyElizabethDesign

    FannyElizabethDesign said 8 years ago

    Beyond a doubt, this is the most wonderful wedding I've ever seen!! I wish my wedding had been just like it 20 years ago:)

  • RustandRose

    RustandRose said 8 years ago

    So beautiful and inspiring... thank you for sharing! I've always wanted to get married in a forest and hope I can do something similar one day :)

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 8 years ago

    Very fun! Love the creativity! ~Krista

  • JenMcLamb

    JenMcLamb said 8 years ago

    Lovely wedding - so creative it gives me ideas for my 25th anniversary in a few years!

  • MossMountain

    MossMountain said 8 years ago

    I got married outside too. :)

  • mvmayophotography

    mvmayophotography said 8 years ago


  • sweetpeasoup

    sweetpeasoup said 8 years ago

    GORGEOUS!!! My fave is your pictures on the trees!!!

  • ArtDelivered

    ArtDelivered said 8 years ago

    What a GREAT wedding!!!!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 8 years ago


  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 8 years ago

    memorable!'s to a happy life!

  • AutumnSunJewelry

    AutumnSunJewelry said 8 years ago

    i would love to have a wedding in the woods. amazing - every detail!

  • TalesofKnitty

    TalesofKnitty said 8 years ago

    I have always wanted a wedding in the woods. Will definitely be taking some advice from here. It's beautiful! Congrats. :)

  • freesoul

    freesoul said 8 years ago

    Totally in Love with your wedding, Congrats!!!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago


  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 8 years ago all the personal touches....much love and luck!!!!

  • dfmidesigns

    dfmidesigns said 8 years ago


  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt said 8 years ago

    Such a lovely wedding day to have and to hold....Magical and Memorable for you & all your guests....Love & PeaCe.

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 8 years ago

    truly loving and beautiful. many congrats to you.

  • johnnymeg

    johnnymeg said 8 years ago

    love everything about this, especially the custom made ring and menu!!

  • Beads4Seeds

    Beads4Seeds said 8 years ago

    Beautifully pure !

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 8 years ago

    how special this is ..many years of happiness to you!

  • TeaandSquirrels

    TeaandSquirrels said 8 years ago

    Some wonderful unique ideas here!! DIY will often stimulate some true creative triumphs :)

  • Dord

    Dord said 8 years ago

    LOVE the cake topper!! Would be wonderful to display near the gorgeous pic of you 2 leaving the ceremony! Mini 3D version!!

  • MasonRabbitsPaperie

    MasonRabbitsPaperie said 8 years ago

    Outdoor weddings are the best!!

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne said 8 years ago

    So amazing! Love all the handmade touches! Best wishes to the two of you.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 8 years ago

    Beautiful Woodsy Wedding!!! Congratulations!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • bohemiaheart

    bohemiaheart said 8 years ago

    The cake topper is a wonderful idea - those little things can be so expensive sometimes and I have to say, your one is one of my favourite's I've seen in a while. Beautiful wedding, the timeline through the woods is a fabulous idea :) Congratulations to the both of you!

  • snowbetty78

    snowbetty78 said 8 years ago

    I love every detail! Just beautiful!

  • foxegurl266

    foxegurl266 said 8 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • wisher21

    wisher21 said 8 years ago

    These pictures are beautiful! Super creative & personal! I love the attention to detail! Congrats! What an adorable couple!

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 8 years ago

    Just beautiful. Nevada City is a dreamy location for wooland wedding. Cogratulations. :-)

  • 2inspire

    2inspire said 8 years ago

    LOVE this!

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 8 years ago


  • cbsorci

    cbsorci said 8 years ago

    I favorited EvERyTHiNg!! thank you for a beautiful article!

  • magicalneedleworks

    magicalneedleworks said 8 years ago

    So lovely and inspiring! Many blessings and a wonderful life together!

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding. Congrats.

  • kimbequeen

    kimbequeen said 8 years ago

    inspiring <3

  • Namphuongluknbuy

    Namphuongluknbuy said 8 years ago

    love your idea, so smart so creative

  • HeadsUpGirls

    HeadsUpGirls said 8 years ago

    Oh I loved this!!! Thank you so much for sharing :o) Wish the happy couple a very long and happy marriage!!!

  • cadreams

    cadreams said 8 years ago

    Great article! What wonderful memories you'll have!!

  • Trolia

    Trolia said 8 years ago

    Well done! Thank you for sharing your day. Very inspirational and romantic! <3

  • oppning

    oppning said 8 years ago

    Amazing! The most beautifull wedding i ever seen! So perfect! What a lovely couple, story. Wish you a wonderfull life together

  • CherokeeDreams

    CherokeeDreams said 8 years ago

    That is the MOST beautiful wedding EVER!

  • CottonToMetal

    CottonToMetal said 8 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous and unique!

  • SuiGenerisBoutique

    SuiGenerisBoutique said 8 years ago

    Love this! Congrats!

  • estatesaletreasures

    estatesaletreasures said 8 years ago

    AMAZING! I love everything. I wish you both a wonderful life together. I can't wait to share this with my family and friends.

  • KristenMashelle1987

    KristenMashelle1987 said 8 years ago

    Amazingly beautiful in every single way!

  • erindenay1

    erindenay1 said 8 years ago

    So beautiful! I want a wedding like this someday.

  • reneemarissa

    reneemarissa said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! This is one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen. Everything about it is absolutely stunning. Best wishes!

  • BurkeHareCo

    BurkeHareCo said 8 years ago


  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 8 years ago

    Charming. Thanks for the peek. Congratulations.

  • Linderlu

    Linderlu said 8 years ago

    I've always loved the idea of getting married in the woods, which is weird since I live 30 min away from the beach, but that get so over done where I live. I've just always wondered if insects were a problem? Particulary the ones that like to bite.

  • littlejarofhearts

    littlejarofhearts said 8 years ago

    I'm in love! And so so jealous! Absolutely breathtaking.

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    NicoleNicoletta2 said 8 years ago

    such beautiful ideas and such a beautiful wedding, congrats!

  • ladybug123

    ladybug123 said 8 years ago

    Is there a way to share the average cost to do something like this? Also what was the planning time like? Very thoughtful way to have a memorable ceremony :)

  • aromacandles

    aromacandles said 8 years ago

    Every detail was perfect and stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this and I wish you both all the best.

  • AvasYellowRainBoots

    AvasYellowRainBoots said 8 years ago

    Very magical wedding, the photos make you believe the wedding took place hundreds of years ago in a way.

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 8 years ago

    Luv This~ it may just be the simple and cutest wedding I've ever seen ;)

  • PinesVintageClothing

    PinesVintageClothing said 8 years ago

    Great idea. Love all the handmade touches

  • Railin

    Railin said 8 years ago

    Very unique and personalized wedding idea, so great to see that some people think "outside the box" and make their own special day truly their own! Lots of happiness in your life.

  • jenniferblast

    jenniferblast said 8 years ago

    That was very beautiful. Unique! Love it. Blogspot

  • squarehare

    squarehare said 8 years ago

    Where better than a favorite outdoor place, bliss :)

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 8 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • Brydferth

    Brydferth said 8 years ago


  • comeonworkitout

    comeonworkitout said 8 years ago

    Ahhh-maaa-zing!!! Absolutely love it, so many unique ideas!!

  • artsyEVE

    artsyEVE said 8 years ago

    What a wonderful wedding you created for yourselves--one that you and everyone who attended will remember forever! Gorgeous!

  • amasson18

    amasson18 said 8 years ago

    Very beautiful wedding and so creative! I love it <3

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 8 years ago

    Great idea something news! Congratulation!!

  • ferrijoe

    ferrijoe said 8 years ago

    Isn't love grand!!!

  • HopeChestHome

    HopeChestHome said 8 years ago

    I Love this wedding- simply what I am hoping for one day! What I'd love to know is wherever dress came from! It's simply gorgeous!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous, I love how you had your wedding in the woods such a pretty setting!

  • junkgarden

    junkgarden said 8 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Give me a wedding like this anyday!

  • shimmerwing

    shimmerwing said 8 years ago

    Beautiful and so creative! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

  • mikiheather

    mikiheather said 8 years ago

    Woodland weddings must be the most creative. I had a very country wedding in England, i love natural things!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 8 years ago

    Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • sharingsnips

    sharingsnips said 8 years ago

    I feel most welcome and included when I get to share in this type of wedding - my cousin has a small wedding planned in the forest at the end of March and has asked me to contribute creatively. I am honored and can't wait. She is adding a bit of everyone into the service. Love it!

  • ricracandbuttons

    ricracandbuttons said 8 years ago

    absolutely lovely!

  • LoveSalinaMarie

    LoveSalinaMarie said 8 years ago

    My favorite wedding story ever! Mama Earth is such a beautiful setting to hold such a special event... If you are interested in putting together a rustic, "Nature" themed wedding, please kindly visit our shop for lots of natural finds to decorate your wedding.... b1essings <3 Luv, Salina

  • AntoniaVerbrugge

    AntoniaVerbrugge said 8 years ago

    So charming, so romantic! And so special as you made it yourselves! Really a winner wedding. Thank you for sharing!

  • dkordal

    dkordal said 8 years ago

    Such a beautiful wedding and truly a day to remember as uniquely your own. Thank you for sharing it. Dorene

  • sjegan

    sjegan said 8 years ago

    Ah wow thats so beautiful! Not sure I could count on the weather here though! But oh what a way to get married!

  • catiques

    catiques said 8 years ago

    I read and looked at pictures and was spellbound. Absolutely beautiful.

  • orchidandreptile

    orchidandreptile said 8 years ago

    Wow, what a fairytale! These photos are beautiful and your creations are so inspiring and awesome.. I love the woodland theme!! Congrats!

  • tisana

    tisana said 8 years ago

    This is such a beautiful tale; Congratulations and thank you for sharing it.

  • Luckys13charms

    Luckys13charms said 8 years ago

    I love this! what a creative and original idea... such a great story! <3

  • TheHolidayBowtique

    TheHolidayBowtique said 8 years ago

    Love this! A cozy wedding.... How romantic!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 8 years ago

    Wow I love this so much...beautiful! Your rings...a wedding in the forest...just perfect. Congrats! :)

  • AntiquesAsh

    AntiquesAsh said 8 years ago

    Really really love this idea! Absolutely breathtaking!

  • TankandTalula

    TankandTalula said 8 years ago

    Wow! Your wedding is inspiring and beautiful!

  • LisaManuels

    Lisa Manuels from LisaManuels said 8 years ago

    Wow, what a dream wedding!!

  • SoulRole

    Nancy Campbell from SoulRole said 8 years ago

    It is like a fairytale!What a beautiful event.Mahalos for sharing :)

  • wildwizardcrafts

    kai seidr from wildwizardcrafts said 8 years ago

    Waw :-))) <3

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 8 years ago

    awesome &atmospheric <3

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr from bazketmakr said 8 years ago

    What a fabulous wedding! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us!

  • PurpleToedGypsy

    PurpleToedGypsy from PurpleToedGypsy said 8 years ago

    so many wonderful personal touches! I am hoping things are good in Portland!

  • globalbitsandpieces

    Carina M Gebl from globalpieces said 8 years ago

    this is such a personal and lovely memory of a wedding - congrats!

  • miramelindo

    Cecilia from miramelindo said 8 years ago

    Lovely wedding!!!!!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mr. Sal Phan, Bichon Frise from Mclovebuddy said 8 years ago

    beautifully done. i especially love the pictures of the years together tacked on to the trees. very sweet.

  • VintageLoot

    Jennifer Johnson from VintageLoot said 8 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Most appealing looking wedding I have ever seen -- and it didn't cost a billion dollars! Congrats to the happy couple!

  • iris756

    IrisLighting from iLighting said 8 years ago

    I think these weddings are much nicer and much more intimate than the industrial ones.

  • weirdwolf Admin

    Tara Young from kinfolks said 8 years ago

    I love every little piece of this wedding! The photos on the trees, the fingerprint guest book, the cake toppers matching outfits... Very sweet indeed.

  • jenAitchison

    Jen Aitchison from jenAitchison said 8 years ago

    So Lovely! :D

  • Lauralous

    LauraLous from Lauralous said 8 years ago

    I really love your wedding theme! I hope some day my grown children will think of having their wedding at our wooded forest in Idaho some day! Thank you for's so charming and personable Love it.....Love it....Love it! :)

  • Jessica15789

    Jess S. from HoneyHouseTreasures said 8 years ago

    Wow! I am so blown away, what a perfect wedding! I

  • todomini

    Marta González from todomini said 8 years ago

    your handmade wedding is AMAZING!!!!I love every detail!!!! ^ _ ^

  • lilinspirations

    Sandra from CoutureWeddingHankie said 8 years ago

    OMG I love this!

  • CreaShines

    Stacey from CreaShines said 8 years ago

    What a dream wedding! Thank you for sharing your amazing experience!



    Wow, I'll have to keep this in mind for myself someday :)

  • lamixx

    Jacqueline from lamixx said 8 years ago

    congrats beautiful :)

  • Battiss

    Marna Viljoen said 8 years ago

    Wow... a fantastically creative wedding. Your life together can only be out of this world!

  • Paukstukai

    Agne from APRILLOOKshop said 8 years ago

    This is so awesome and unique. I love every single bit of this. And the forest itself looks amazing, fairy tale dream come true!

  • Vintologist

    Vintologist from Vintologist said 8 years ago

    Hi there! Congrats! This was an extensive amount of work...Did you really have an evacuation plan in case of rain?? LOL I like your use of the vintage I sel alot of them for that very purpose! Very cool....I am tweeting this, and passing it on to a bunch of my friends! No wonder you were featured! Very great story! Thank you!- Vintologist

  • VintiBaby

    Kelsey White from VintiBaby said 8 years ago

    WOW! This deserves some kind of award...

  • HoneyBeeHolistics

    Melissa from HoneyBeeHolistics said 8 years ago

    OMG! I absolutely LOVE IT!!! How earthy! I love being among the trees, they have so many stories to share with us♥

  • petaljewellery

    Petal Gifts from petalgifts said 8 years ago

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I really love the "Walk Our Story" idea... So, so beautiful! Congratulations, by the way!

  • januaryrosestorrs

    January Rose Storrs from januaryrosebridal said 8 years ago

    What an inspirational wedding! Shows that you can (and should) do anything you want, and that being creative can really make a memorable experience, not just for you, but for everyone involved!

  • NannyMadeandfound

    Melinda from sixtybeansVntg said 8 years ago

    I love it.... such a creative location and all the special personal touches. too many weddings are just "typical". yours was unique and will hopefully inspire many others

  • marthajoy1

    martha joy said 8 years ago

    WOW! WOW! "Walk Our Story" idea... So, so beautiful! Congratulations, by the way!

  • marthajoy1

    martha joy said 8 years ago

    WOW! WOW! "Walk Our Story" idea... So, so beautiful! Congratulations, by the way!

  • lovedayart

    lovedayart from lovedayart said 8 years ago

    Lovely! Must've been a wonderful experience.

  • wildsouls

    Laura Brooker Manning from wildsouls said 8 years ago

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the basement converted to food cart! Such a great idea! Congrats to your groom and best wishes to you!

  • dgmart

    dgmart from dgmart said 8 years ago

    cool, I am considering to do my marriage again in this similar way :-)

  • mycherrytree

    vesna from mycherrytree said 8 years ago

    Love it!! perfect wedding theme!! I wish you very happy married life..

  • HvZjewelry

    lynn zou from HvZjewelry said 8 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!

  • WeThreeTrees

    Jenna Callahan from WeThreeTrees said 8 years ago

    Wow how gorgeous :) I would have loved to have a wedding like that

  • KTcollections

    KTcollections from KTcollections said 8 years ago

    Just beautful!! May friends just got engaged and she wants a wedding like this!!! Such a great idea :)

  • labner

    Lisa Abner from RememberWhenVintages said 8 years ago

    Love, love, love this wedding.. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • scarystitcher

    Afton Tarin from scarystitcher said 8 years ago

    This is the best handmade wedding I've seen yet! ...(and I've seen oodles of them!) Great job and congratulations!

  • anthropomorphica

    Melanie Ashton from anthropomorphica said 8 years ago

    A beautiful wedding amongst the flora and forest dwellers ;) I enjoyed seeing this a lot, thanks for sharing your day with us xxx

  • NanaDesigns

    Ruth Ann Uphoff from NanaDesigns said 8 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • googlegoldfish1234

    Emma said 8 years ago

    This is such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations :)

  • ppeogacolakim

    PPeogacola kim said 8 years ago

    Love! Love! Love! I'll scrap your work to my blog

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom said 8 years ago

    So creative, I love it! The bride is so beautiful and picked out a lovely dress.

  • justmejewelry

    Joanna Chung from JustMeJewelry said 8 years ago

    wow, i love it. love the woods! :)

  • YellEureKa

    Mena N from MyFlowerWorld said 8 years ago

    I would love to go to a wedding like yours! I love unique everything !!!

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    Tara's Art us from tarasartus said 8 years ago


  • boozyloozerton

    Jenn from boozyloozerton said 8 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing day. Gratz guys.


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  • lovelyfeverboutique

    Jessica from LovelyFever said 8 years ago

    I love that this wedding took place in a forest and all the DIY decorations were so creative! Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding!

  • jess2712

    Jessica Harrington from WeddingSavetheDates said 7 years ago

    Beautiful inspiring wedding. Gorgeous!

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    mya bridwell said 7 years ago


  • regaliajewellery

    Tanya Nicholson from RegaliaJewellery said 7 years ago

    unique and beautiful alot of time and effort gone into this special day!

  • PrettywithSprinkles

    PrettywithSprinkles from PrettywithSprinkles said 7 years ago

    gorgeous wedding! very inspiring for my wedding next year!

  • Ridgevales

    Lindsay from SweetThreesBoutique said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and exactly my same style! Love the creativity! Congratulations!

  • bindingbee

    Megan Winn from bindingbee said 7 years ago

    The attention to all of the little details in amazing! What a creative couple.

  • gardengate724

    Janell from HomeHearthGarden said 6 years ago

    How creative!!!

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