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Handmade Weddings: Get Hitched With a Southern Twist

Nov 3, 2010

by palomasnest

Paloma_bio.jpgCaroline Colom Vasquez is an artist, designer and stylist living in Austin, Texas. She is the creative founder of Paloma’s Nest, and is known for her modern interpretations of traditions and heirlooms, such as the Ring Bearer Bowl™, which was introduced here on Etsy in 2007. For the Etsy Blog, Caroline offers advice on how to style your own wedding photo shoot and tips on how to help your photographer achieve the look you’ve dreamed of.

I jumped at the chance to collaborate with artist Kristy Rice on an editorial wedding shoot inspired by the original Man in Black, Mr. Johnny Cash. Kristy and I share a love of delicate details, heartfelt expressions, and paying homage to history. Produced for Volume 3 of Southern Weddings Magazine, the theme of the event was “A Little Bit Country and A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll,” with a lot of handmade, down-home style added for good measure! 

So how can you create the setting for an engagement or portrait shoot of your own and achieve the photos you’re hoping for? Gather inspiration from the things that mean the most to you. Kristy and I are drawn to heirlooms and antiques. For us that often means bringing in family photos as props or borrowing a favorite chair from a grandmother. Maybe for you it’s the first love note your partner sent to you or their scrawled phone number on a napkin from when you met.

The beauty and personality of a photo shoot is really all in the details — the handmade escort cards you crafted yourself and your name embroidered inside your gown. Be sure your photographer knows about these details and make a “shot list” to be sure that all of these items are photographed. Even better, share some of your favorite photo shoots from magazines and blogs with your photographer so they can see the range of images you are hoping to achieve.
Remember to be flexible and listen to your photographer’s professional advice and opinions. Be ready for the unexpected, whether that’s a rainy day or stumbling upon a beautiful location you hadn’t planned on. And most of all, have fun! The love in your eyes and in your hearts is the most memorable and important thing to capture on film.

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For our editorial wedding shoot, the setting was the Salt Lick BBQ, a location known for its scenic vistas and amazing food. Nestled in the rolling hills of Central Texas, amidst mile after mile of pecan trees and prickly pear cactus, you find the city of Austin. Dubbed by many as the Live Music Capital of the World, it’s not just a title, but a lifestyle.

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In Austin, heirlooms and antiques sing in harmony with fresh and innovative ideas, just as they do in this wedding. Origami favor boxes were folded from vintage sheet music and filled with black licorice coins and Necco waffers, tied with a black string and presented on a vintage silver tray.

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A family style meal was served at embellished picnic tables set with vintage Fiestaware and mercury glass serving pieces. A watercolor table runner, hand-painted by Momental Designs, spans the center of the table. Black cushions were made for the bench tops and lined with hand-stamped cloth bags  from Paloma’s Nest, which act as place cards and flatware holders. Floral designer Brooke Howsley of Pollen Floral Art tucked petite arrangements into vintage melamine cups and saucers to complement a lush centerpiece with trailing vines.

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Classic Southern details are made new with the bride’s dress, made by designer Jessica Audey. A Paloma’s Nest Ring Bearer Bowl was custom crafted using text from a classic hymn.

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HW_Austin_8.jpgThe hand-painted invitation suite from Momental Designs included vintage hymnal books reinvented as menus. Fan programs were created using tarnished spoons as handles. Homemade pies and tartlets from The Saucy Tart took the place of a wedding cake.

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Pick up a copy of Southern Weddings Magazine or visit their site to see additional images of this styled photo shoot.

Whether you’re a bride to be, or just love seeing what’s new in unique handmade and vintage finds for weddings, RSVP for Etsy’s new Weddings email.

Are you planning a handmade wedding anytime soon? Share in the comments below!

Handmade Weddings | Weddings Category

Silhouette Portrait in Ceramic, Custom Made, Child or Adult Face, Personalized Art
Silhouette Portrait in Ceramic, Custom Made, Child or Adult Face, Personalized Art
palomasnest
$150.00 USD
CUSTOM baby tiny text bowl personalized with name and birth date -Baptism Christening Gift- heirloom keepsake ornament by Paloma's Nest
CUSTOM baby tiny text bowl personalized with name and birth date -Baptism Christening Gift- heirloom keepsake ornament by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$64.00 USD
Personalized Bouquet Charm Text Tile by Paloma's Nest, ornament, something blue, bridesmaid gift
Personalized Bouquet Charm Text Tile by Paloma's Nest, ornament, something blue, bridesmaid gift
palomasnest
$44.00 USD
As Long As The Sun Shall Rise- Ring Bearer Bowl, wedding ring holder by Paloma's Nest
As Long As The Sun Shall Rise- Ring Bearer Bowl, wedding ring holder by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$54.00 USD
CUSTOM animal ornament in your choice of shapes for nursery or  first Christmas  by Paloma's Nest
CUSTOM animal ornament in your choice of shapes for nursery or first Christmas by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$38.00 USD
wooden bangle bracelet personalized mother's day CUSTOM with stamped text phrases names or dates by Paloma's Nest -Good Morning America
wooden bangle bracelet personalized mother's day CUSTOM with stamped text phrases names or dates by Paloma's Nest -Good Morning America
palomasnest
$38.00 USD
personalized gold rim Ring Bearer Bowl, custom wedding ring bowl with words, names, by Paloma's Nest
personalized gold rim Ring Bearer Bowl, custom wedding ring bowl with words, names, by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$88.00 USD
personalized custom tiny text bowl, ring holder, jewelry dish, with words or names, by Paloma's Nest
personalized custom tiny text bowl, ring holder, jewelry dish, with words or names, by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$42.00 USD
I CARRY YOUR HEART tiny text bowl and heart token set by Paloma's Nest
I CARRY YOUR HEART tiny text bowl and heart token set by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$32.00 USD
Ring Bearer Bowl - Married by the Sea wedding ring holder dish-  beach wedding or commitment ceremony, star fish design - by Paloma's Nest
Ring Bearer Bowl - Married by the Sea wedding ring holder dish- beach wedding or commitment ceremony, star fish design - by Paloma's Nest
palomasnest
$54.00 USD
Peace to All Who Enter Here - text tile wall plaque in ceramic and wood by Paloma's Nest house warming new home or hostess gift
Peace to All Who Enter Here - text tile wall plaque in ceramic and wood by Paloma's Nest house warming new home or hostess gift
palomasnest
$56.00 USD
Our FIRST MARRIED CHRISTMAS custom Christmas Ornament newlyweds  by Paloma's Nest,  personalized calligraphy custom wedding, engagement gift
Our FIRST MARRIED CHRISTMAS custom Christmas Ornament newlyweds by Paloma's Nest, personalized calligraphy custom wedding, engagement gift
palomasnest
$48.00 USD
70s White Eyelet Summer Garden Wedding MAXI Dress
70s White Eyelet Summer Garden Wedding MAXI Dress
Sold
Black embroidered Pearl Snap shirt sz M
Black embroidered Pearl Snap shirt sz M
Sold
Reserved listing for Jennifer
Reserved listing for Jennifer
Sold
Vintage Silverware Personalized Spoon Name Place Card Favor Marker
Vintage Silverware Personalized Spoon Name Place Card Favor Marker
Sold
Mini Bite Size Pies
Mini Bite Size Pies
Sold
EMBROIDERED table runner linen Orange FRENCH KNOTS WOW
EMBROIDERED table runner linen Orange FRENCH KNOTS WOW
Sold
Personalized Vintage Bird With Banners Floral Tented Table Numbers on Kraft Paper - Set of 10
Personalized Vintage Bird With Banners Floral Tented Table Numbers on Kraft Paper - Set of 10
Sold

188 comments

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 5 years ago

    So beautiful! Great ideas!

  • yourhappilyeverafter

    yourhappilyeverafter said 5 years ago

    Just Beautiful!

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 5 years ago

    Love it! Very "Johnny Cash and June Carter!"

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    so very special..all so lovely

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    love the hair!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    gorgeous and fun!

  • mousesong

    mousesong said 5 years ago

    Wow! I have always promised myself if I ever had a real wedding I'd make it as Southern as possible. To quote a friend planning her own wedding, "we'll be drinking tea out of mason jars and dancing barefoot." Just my style :) This entire article is gorgeous. I love every little detail--and how beautiful are those tarts? Wow again!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 5 years ago

    Very charming!

  • Nana84

    Nana84 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, I miss my Texas home :(, Ill be back again someday :)

  • choisette

    choisette said 5 years ago

    now that's a wedding dress. what a doll.

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 5 years ago

    How adorable are you!?! You two look like Elvis and Priscilla! Congrats!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 5 years ago

    So nice!

  • HandPaintedPetals

    HandPaintedPetals said 5 years ago

    Lovely! Great combination of history and personal touches -- Austin is a great place that's home to some awesome artists; so glad to be here!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • twoinspireyou

    twoinspireyou said 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful...southern style:)

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 5 years ago

    Awesome photos, and I love Paloma's Nest! Thank you for the inspiration, and those mini pies are adorable!!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 5 years ago

    All completely charming!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Ladykonnyaku

    Ladykonnyaku said 5 years ago

    Not getting hitched anytime soon, but this is a genuinely cute idea for any party, really!

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 5 years ago

    I just love it. Beautiful romantic and original down home. Congratulations.

  • ALovelyThingHappened

    ALovelyThingHappened said 5 years ago

    so wonderful. my cowerker and i are awe-ing over this right now!

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 5 years ago

    So real, so nice! peace, DevineCollectible

  • OfTheFountain

    OfTheFountain said 5 years ago

    Lovely! I always love reading about nontraditional wedding approaches! :) Of The Fountain has a little feature in Southern Weddings V3 as well...custom luggage tags are perfect for weddings...just saying...

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding. Just love the dress.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Her 2010 doves are amazing.

  • PersonalizedGiftsbyJ

    PersonalizedGiftsbyJ said 5 years ago

    I love this. This is reaaly a cute idea.

  • thelostfound

    thelostfound said 5 years ago

    love it. great article-- fab pictures!

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio said 5 years ago

    So fun! I love the whole shoot.... from Caroline's ring bowl, to the bride's hair, to the cute cut out in the pie crust! Awesome details!

  • 310jewelry

    310jewelry said 5 years ago

    so cute! I love the blue under the dress too! gorgeous!

  • momental

    momental said 5 years ago

    Yay!! So excited to share our work with the etsy community! Great team, great times!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 5 years ago

    This is seriously so inspirational. :) Thanks for sharing a beautiful handmade wedding. ♥

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Congrats! =)

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 5 years ago

    such a beautiful wedding - thank you very much for sharing this story, these pieces and the fabulous photos!

  • palomasnest

    palomasnest said 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! This was a wonderful project to work on and we are thrilled to share it, and all of the handmade details, with you all here on Etsy. xo Caroline

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 5 years ago

    so lovely

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann said 5 years ago

    Great tips, beautiful pictures!

  • Tias

    Tias said 5 years ago

    As a wedding photographer I can only say I would give my kidney to be able to shoot a wedding as cool as this one. Love it!

  • perebags

    perebags said 5 years ago

    So much fun!! Congrats!!!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Great inspirational wedding finds! The ring bearer bowls look so elegant.

  • TulleMeAboutIt

    TulleMeAboutIt said 5 years ago

    Oh, I love her outfit! Beautiful!

  • MarlaJDesigns

    MarlaJDesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Makes me think of Elvis and Priscilla.

  • NovemberRoseAtelier

    NovemberRoseAtelier said 5 years ago

    So adorable!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring. And beautiful finds even for those who are already married!

  • WildMountainWreaths

    WildMountainWreaths said 5 years ago

    Very Beautiful! & ~Congrats!~

  • SparklePaw

    SparklePaw said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love it.

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness!! That is soooooo sweet!! Love it!!!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 5 years ago

    too cute ~ looks like everyone is having a great time!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    what fun!! as well as what a gorgeous, young, sexy bride!

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 5 years ago

    love everything about it! Congrats!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 5 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Congratulations!!

  • upintheairsomewhere

    upintheairsomewhere said 5 years ago

    OMG. Those bite sized pies are calling my name!

  • vintagegrove

    vintagegrove said 5 years ago

    Amazing article and what a GREAT source of inspiration! Caroline, my sister-in-law ordered one of your ringer bearer bowls for her wedding last month and it was one of the most special handmade pieces in attendance that day. Thank you!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 5 years ago

    Congrats! What a beautiful wedding!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 5 years ago

    i love johnny cash-the original and the joaquin phoenix version--his daughter roseann cash is plenty southern style too-you two young lovers are so beautiful in all your pictures!!! sweet romantic real!!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 5 years ago

    This was such a joyful read and it's a treat to know more about the iconic Palomasnest creator.

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 5 years ago

    lovely!

  • hoganfe

    hoganfe said 5 years ago

    I love handmade weddings & this is a terrific example!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 5 years ago

    absolutely adoreable couple....perfect touches for an amazing wedding. Best wishes!

  • agatsijoias

    agatsijoias said 5 years ago

    I never knew that a handmade wedding could be so unique and full of special details that you cannot find anywhere else!!! Uh,handmade weddings, defenitly something to consider in the future!! http://www.agatsijoias.etsy.com http://www.agatsijewelryline.com

  • Pattyzprettyz

    Pattyzprettyz said 5 years ago

    very talented! love it!

  • DamaUSA

    DamaUSA said 5 years ago

    very pretty. :)

  • rosebankave

    rosebankave said 5 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT....

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields said 5 years ago

    So sweet!

  • TheSpotlessLoop

    TheSpotlessLoop said 5 years ago

    Super inspiring! :) Love the last photo!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 5 years ago

    Beautiful touches for your wedding. Congratulations :-)

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 5 years ago

    This is perfection and at The Salt Lick? Could not be cuter I think.

  • thriftyAustin

    thriftyAustin said 5 years ago

    The Salt Lick...YUM! You're making my mouth water. Please Etsy, keep more stuff coming from the Austin area. We may not be as big as some cities, but we have so much to offer other Etsians!

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 5 years ago

    Special, creative & impressive wedding! Congratulations!!

  • SwankTownCouture

    SwankTownCouture said 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 5 years ago

    Aww... love it! especially how you decorated the table, adorable :)

  • ohhhlulu

    ohhhlulu said 5 years ago

    Beautiful wedding, great inspiration for my upcoming wedding! Thank you so much!

  • songbirdandtwig

    songbirdandtwig said 5 years ago

    Love the Southern twists in this wedding! Beautiful!

  • YourBeeswax

    YourBeeswax said 5 years ago

    Very special, Congratulations!

  • polishedtwo

    polishedtwo said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful article! Of course, I'm partial -- I love Austin, Johnny Cash, pearl snap shirts, and I had my own wedding rehearsal dinner at The Salt Lick.

  • greeneyezdesignz

    greeneyezdesignz said 5 years ago

    So beautiful and relaxing! Gives me ideas for an anniversary party! How about some peach cobbler with Blue Bell ice cream?

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    I love these unique weddings! Great article and a job well done! Congrats to the bride and groom!

  • chanyeevon

    chanyeevon said 5 years ago

    Inspiring wedding :D It feel more intimate and memorable especially both of you planned all these together: sourcing handmade items and collecting those wonderful vintage treasures! Very beautiful :D

  • rarebirdboutique

    rarebirdboutique said 5 years ago

    I had one in September and was trying to see how I could be featured on here especially since I have huge long list of Etsy shops I used for my reception. Please see my blog for details: http://handonhip.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/and-the-etsy-credit-goes-to/ I hope to hear back so I can be featured as well and all the shops can get some recognition. Thank you, Melanie

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    Such great ideas and gorgeous photos!

  • RootsJewelry

    RootsJewelry said 5 years ago

    Love!!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Love. love. love! So adorable!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 5 years ago

    gorgeous!!! congrats to you both!!

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 5 years ago

    this is so adorable... from beginning to end, love love love!

  • heavenlyhair

    heavenlyhair said 5 years ago

    So Unique!

  • IvorySilk

    IvorySilk said 5 years ago

    So different...and real. I love the photos..everything! slightly jealous :P

  • KLBVintageWares

    KLBVintageWares said 5 years ago

    I love Texas, I love Austin, and I LOVE this wedding! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    congratulations!!! gorgeous couple & wedding! those tarts don't look bad wither...lovely photos, great style! xox

  • CustomDogBandanas

    CustomDogBandanas said 5 years ago

    Beautiful wedding, fellow Texan! Btw, I remember how great your shop is and my mom loved the dish to hold her rings. Congrats!

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 5 years ago

    Super cute, congrats!

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 5 years ago

    Now that's a wedding! Love the style

  • Vdingy

    Vdingy said 5 years ago

    Love it!!!

  • mosquitoh7

    mosquitoh7 said 5 years ago

    Odd, I see that a few people in the comments don't realize that this is just a Photo Shoot, not a real wedding-- the couple pictured are not an actual bride and groom. Congratulations are in order for the beautiful scenes set by the artists/photographers, not the "gorgeous couple and wedding". The pictures are beautiful, however, on that I can agree!

  • MaggieHavenBoutique

    MaggieHavenBoutique said 5 years ago

    wow this took my breath away !

  • PickledTink

    PickledTink said 5 years ago

    What great ideas! this is just the inspiration I needed for my wedding. I will work in an Australian twist for mine. Thank you very much to the Author Caroline and Jesse Ryan Photography for sharing :)

  • sineminugur

    sineminugur said 5 years ago

    Great!

  • timandmichelle

    timandmichelle said 5 years ago

    whilst I was reading this my saucepan caught alight and now the house stinks of molten something..... Wish I could get married all over again and plagerise all these wonderful ideas

  • HeartstringsByJanice

    HeartstringsByJanice said 5 years ago

    Amazing. Very creative and original!

  • Hollycrowuk

    Hollycrowuk said 5 years ago

    Love the flowers in the blue tea cup... all very effortless and pretty

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu said 5 years ago

    Wow, amazing! Handmade weddings are the best.

  • ALittleDot

    ALittleDot said 5 years ago

    so sweet ^_^

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    So cute! I love the look of these photos just that little bit rock and roll!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 5 years ago

    So sweet!!! Love it.

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty said 5 years ago

    What an adorable couple. I love her profile. Looks like they had such a lovely wedding.

  • ByronMorrisArt

    ByronMorrisArt said 5 years ago

    Great idea!

  • jarg0n

    jarg0n said 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, very very romantic and lovely photographs x

  • SweetMoonlightShop

    SweetMoonlightShop said 5 years ago

    they are adorable! i just love her hair and make up. actually, i love it all. great job with this one!

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox said 5 years ago

    Lovelly.

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 5 years ago

    Wow, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • EverybodyElse

    EverybodyElse said 5 years ago

    Oh my, what a lovely looking wedding. Doesn't hurt that the bride and groom are beautiful too ;)

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh--gorgeous!! I adore the bride's beautiful gown with the blue petticoat!

  • Gynx

    Gynx said 5 years ago

    That's so cute! As a southern girl I love this!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding !

  • SongFashions

    SongFashions said 5 years ago

    I'm glad you featured a fellow Austinite. She captured the true essence of Austin, "A Little Bit Country and A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll." How perfect!

  • HannahsTreasures

    HannahsTreasures said 5 years ago

    Charming

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 5 years ago

    Wonderfully Done!

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 5 years ago

    Beautiful - Congrats & Cheers !!

  • littleredmercantile

    littleredmercantile said 5 years ago

    now that would be a perfect wedding :)

  • dadadreams

    dadadreams said 5 years ago

    Great photos! I live in Houston now, but I got married in Austin.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 5 years ago

    So So Beautiful! This looks like it was such a fun event!

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck said 5 years ago

    Music sheet pinwheels! What a wonderful idea for a wedding favors.

  • kathryncole

    kathryncole said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • PearlsAndPosies

    PearlsAndPosies said 5 years ago

    Weddings like this are far more special and memorable that a classic church wedding. Not to mention that it would be more fun!

  • Fiftyleven

    Fiftyleven said 5 years ago

    I love this! My wedding was heavily inspired by Southern Weddings magazine, particularly Brooke and Thor's wedding... which had a little bit more of a Nashville theme. I still check out the website from time to time though I was married a year and a half ago.

  • Fiftyleven

    Fiftyleven said 5 years ago

    Hmmm... looks like their wedding is no longer featured under Real Weddings... still so many wonderful ones to check out!

  • michaelangela

    michaelangela said 5 years ago

    Ok, I think muy husband and I will have to renew our vows because I want another wedding!

  • WoolnFelt

    WoolnFelt said 5 years ago

    This is my favorite wedding addition yet!!! makes me want to do it all over again!!!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful (and fun!) wedding. Love the idea of the "family style" dinner, and the bride's dress with her turquoise petticoat is just too perfect :-)

  • bib4brides

    bib4brides said 5 years ago

    You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 5 years ago

    Not a real wedding, just a photo shoot? Pretty stuff, but i prefer to read about real weddings of real Etsians.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 5 years ago

    very cute! i love a good wedding.

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 5 years ago

    WOW, AWSOME, what a wedding THANKS FOR SHARING.

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    Gosh, what is it about his hairstyle that makes me go weak in the knees? Lol!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    Love it to pieces! Love the Johnny Cash inspiration and beautiful handmade touches. I love to see the photo inspirations even if it's not a real wedding. Still inspiring!

  • rosi3

    rosi3 said 5 years ago

    Bringing back the romance.

  • bfyvintage

    bfyvintage said 5 years ago

    Wow! I'm a little late but thanks for including me! This is a great post....it helps that I'm from the south too:)

  • ldh13

    ldh13 said 5 years ago

    All of my sterling silver pearl stud earrings are buy 3 get 1 free from now until Christmas Day 2010! Just mention the offer when you check out, and I will throw in a 4th pair, at no cost to you! This is a great deal for holiday gifts! My 4 mm and 6 mm pearl stud earrings are just $9 each, so for $27 you can get 3 pairs! I have red and green boxes I can package them in as well. Or, if you prefer I also have royal blue, light blue, purple, pink, black and tan boxes! Your choice. :) earrings are here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ldh13?section_id=6480446 My shop is here: www.boldrocksjewelry.com

  • ldh13

    ldh13 said 5 years ago

    All of my sterling silver pearl stud earrings are buy 3 get 1 free from now until Christmas Day 2010! Just mention the offer when you check out, and I will throw in a 4th pair, at no cost to you! This is a great deal for holiday gifts! My 4 mm and 6 mm pearl stud earrings are just $9 each, so for $27 you can get 3 pairs! I have red and green boxes I can package them in as well. Or, if you prefer I also have royal blue, light blue, purple, pink, black and tan boxes! Your choice. :) earrings are here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ldh13?section_id=6480446 My shop is here: www.boldrocksjewelry.com Thanks! Lauren

  • twirliewhirlies

    twirliewhirlies said 5 years ago

    How cute is that bride? VERY!

  • pommesfrites

    pommesfrites said 5 years ago

    just love that sheet music book with the menu! A gorgeous wedding. Go Austin!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    I loooove the bright blue petticoat under the dress. Pure exquisitness:)

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 5 years ago

    very beautiful wedding!Thank you for sharing1

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 5 years ago

    I love the pictures. Your wedding is stunning.

  • havalazar

    havalazar said 5 years ago

    Wonderful! So very nice!

  • CarlottArt

    CarlottArt said 5 years ago

    wonderful idea!

  • luxe

    luxe said 5 years ago

    gorgeous!

  • bib4brides

    bib4brides said 5 years ago

    Wonderfully creative!

  • TigerlilyandClover

    TigerlilyandClover said 5 years ago

    Makes me want to get married all over again! (almost!)

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker said 5 years ago

    did anyone mention how much you two look like elvis and priscilla presley? aside from all that, the wedding looked so romantic and cozy.

  • BeansAndButterflies

    BeansAndButterflies said 5 years ago

    I love the post and I LOVE the short dress. If you are looking for a nice anniversary band, you can check out a great store that I buy all my jewelry from: http://www.zoara.com. They have really great prices, and I know the head jeweler personally. He's a sweetheart and really knows his stuff!!!!

  • JoyMerrymanPaperie

    JoyMerrymanPaperie said 5 years ago

    Creative and beautiful. I love how eclectic pieces come together to tell a story.

  • WoodenHive

    WoodenHive said 5 years ago

    I wish I could do a wedding "do over" So many great ideas and beautiful items!!! Thank you so much for including my personalized vintage silver plated spoons!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/59308616/vintage-silverware-personalized-spoon www.woodenhive.etsy.com

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 5 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia said 5 years ago

    I am actually planning a handmade wedding, in a couple of years. I am married already (5 years), but my hubby and I didn't have a wedding celebration. And, we're not religious, so, we want something specially made for us, in our way. We're even thinking about divorcing and marry again, but... I think this part is a bit complicated. This is something we have to think about. A simple and handmade party would be perfect! Hugs and greetings from Brazil, Tati

  • momosoho

    momosoho said 5 years ago

    That was a groovy wedding story!!! I love the pick up truck shot ...reminds me of home...Ohio!! Peace, MoMo

  • bubbleswithlub

    bubbleswithlub said 5 years ago

    Wow this is gorgeous! Im in love with that black and white photo of them in the car!

  • tiffanisaxtondesigns

    tiffanisaxtondesigns said 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness, well who wouldn't want to go to this wedding? It's warm, personal and finger-lickin' fun! Every single detail counts, and I could kick myself for not having a tea length dress with a colorful petticoat! As always, I love, love, love what Paloma's Nest offers. Just lovely!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Who says weddings have to cost a fortune? Great article!!

  • HoneyBScrapbooks

    HoneyBScrapbooks said 5 years ago

    Love, Love, Love it!! Beautiful photos and a perfect mixture of country and rock & roll.

  • sparklehorselace

    sparklehorselace said 5 years ago

    just the most perfect way to spend your perfect day - i heart this

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 5 years ago

    Vintage Vehicles, SMooth Clean cut yet, Blue sey charm of the blues guitar, Duck tail style take a musical inspired pathway with a southern twist in my mint julep on traditional wedding, beautiful romantic dress

  • CaniGlula

    CaniGlula said 5 years ago

    Beautiful.....So nice,and enjoy the wedding life.........!

  • dabbledesigns

    dabbledesigns said 5 years ago

    LOVE the brides dress and the cup centerpieces. So very unique!!

  • avintagebride

    avintagebride said 5 years ago

    cute bridal dress love the pies too!

  • doingitherself

    doingitherself said 5 years ago

    I LOVE the Johnny Cash theme - and her veil is just too cute!

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap said 5 years ago

    so inspired to add some of this to my own wedding in the spring! LOVE IT!!!

  • kittybblove

    kittybblove said 5 years ago

    utterly inspiring! The handmade elements really *make* the photoshoot come alive- otherwise it would look contrived. I want to do my own photoshoot now!

  • vintagerenewal

    vintagerenewal said 5 years ago

    These two are adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  • TheCakeStandBoutique

    TheCakeStandBoutique said 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh LOVE the blue in her dress!

  • JulietLove

    JulietLove said 5 years ago

    Everything is amazing and so creative! Beautiful <3

  • JulietLove

    JulietLove said 5 years ago

    So creative! Beautiful wedding <3

  • MaggiesbridalShop

    MaggiesbridalShop said 5 years ago

    Fantastic wedding! Love this cute couple!

  • pattyclova

    pattyclova said 5 years ago

    oh i love their wedding theme! His hair reminds me of the one my husband had on our wedding day... I Just LOVE it so much, i'm asking him to bring back that same hair every anniversary http://hearttypat.wordpress.com

  • innamorataitaly

    innamorataitaly said 5 years ago

    I LOVE this wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SweetDishnDarling

    SweetDishnDarling said 5 years ago

    just perfect :)

  • AntiqueKeyPhoto

    AntiqueKeyPhoto said 5 years ago

    love it!

  • PrettyLonesome

    PrettyLonesome said 5 years ago

    The retro Elvis theme is too cute! Handmade weddings are certainly a unique spin on the traditional. As a part of making your handmade wedding truly special and one of a kind, please view custom handbag ad bridal clutch designs from Pretty Lonesome Purse & Accessories! http://www.prettylonesome.com

  • Debbiemacs

    Debbiemacs said 5 years ago

    Beautiful !! What a special touch you put on everything. Love the southern theme.

  • jrcastillo

    jrcastillo said 5 years ago

    I love it! :) You two are gorgeous and even more so together!

  • ElegantPartyBoutique

    ElegantPartyBoutique said 5 years ago

    Thanks for share all the great ideas and pics.

  • chauhie

    chauhie said 5 years ago

    I LOVE this wedding!!!!! So much fun! The bride is gorgeous!

  • avintagebride

    avintagebride said 5 years ago

    Beautiful collection and theme....

  • windrosie

    windrosie said 5 years ago

    lovely! what a romantic dress and such a beautiful bride! Congrats to.. Elvis and Priscilla? :)

  • LILIWCOUTURE

    LILIWCOUTURE said 5 years ago

    One of the cutest and very romantic!!!

  • HelenaQueen

    Helena Rakhuba from hereandnowshop said 4 years ago

    So beautiful and romantic! Awesome!

  • lilinspirations

    Sandra from CoutureWeddingHankie said 4 years ago

    ♥ ♥ LOVE IT! ♥ ♥ The mini pies are adorable! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • MyPricelessCreations

    Doris Price from MyPricelessCreations said 4 years ago

    So very lovely and downhome Texas! LOVE the use of a lovely floral arrangement in of all things Melamine! Original for sure and thanks for sharing.

  • OHONEFINEDAY

    Lisa J Brown from OHONEFINEDAY said 4 years ago

    Wow..what an Amazing wedding and beautiful keepsake photos!

  • furmanaite

    riwa furman from furmanaite said 4 years ago

    That is soooooo sweet!! Love it!!!

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