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Feb 10, 2010

by monkeyandsquirrel

Today Jenn of monkeyandsquirrel shares the tender details of her Day of the Dead themed nuptials as part of our ongoing Handmade Weddings series.

“I’ve known others and I’ve loved others too, but I loved them ‘cause they were stepping stones, on a staircase to you.”

When Evan and I first heard the lyrics to “Offering” by The Avett Brothers we knew we would one day dance to them at our wedding.  After the question was popped we realized other elements we wanted from our wedding; we decided to keep it simple, 100% vegan, relatively inexpensive, and as handmade as possible. These were the things that were truly important to us.

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Choosing a venue ended up being a no-brainer once we saw this old dairy barn in Fort Mill, South Carolina. It had been beautifully renovated and restored and was perfectly suited to our tastes. The irony of two vegans getting married in a dairy barn was certainly not lost on us!

The first bit of décor that we decided upon set the tone for our entire wedding: we saw a cake topper online that we absolutely fell in love with, but being a die hard DIYer, I decided to custom make one and save us a pretty penny in the process. I modeled the Day of the Dead themed bride and groom after us, complete with clothes to match our wedding day attire. It took me weeks to finish, as I’d never worked with polymer clay before, but it was worth it; it looked so perfect on top of the cake, especially after my two wonderful sisters-in-law decorated it with rose petals.

Evan and I also designed the save-the-dates, invites, programs, and seating cards ourselves. (Evan has a background in graphic design, which definitely came in handy.) We used a painting that I did of the cake topper on the invites and programs to keep the theme going. Little sugar skulls also appeared in other aspects of our wedding: the boutonnieres that I made for our groomsmen, the ring bearer’s pillow and Evan’s vest all had tiny skull buttons as finishing details. (Speaking of Evan’s vest: it was handmade by his mom, who also made my wedding dress — what a woman!)

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The day of our wedding, we got up nice and early and headed over to our local farmers market with my mother and sister. We knew that buying all of our flowers there was such an easy thing that we could do to help make our event a little greener. It was also a really beautiful and relaxing way to start the day, and again, a wonderful way to save some cash!

So many elements went into our wedding to keep it really personal. A close family friend whom I’ve known since I was 12 was our officiant. She added little stories into the ceremony that made it so special and really lightened the mood. The groomsmen walked into the ceremony to Europe‘s “The Final Countdown” and Evan’s brother’s reading of “I Wanna Grow Old With You” from The Wedding Singer definitely got a few laughs.

Our good friend Matt Miller from Our Labor of Love was kind enough to be our photographer. He has such an incredible, non-traditional way of photographing weddings, he couldn’t have done a more wonderful job capturing every moment. We didn’t want to take much time out of the day doing all the family photos, so when the sun was setting and the lighting was just right he gathered us for an amazing, natural family portrait.

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We made sure to stop and look around to really enjoy the moment as the day went on. It all flew by so fast and we simply can’t thank all of the people who came together to help us enough as we kick off our life as Mr. & Mrs.!

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See more photos from our handmade vegan extravaganza here!

Visit MonkeyandSquirrel’s blog and Etsy shop for more handmade goodness.

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270 comments

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer said 7 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • BululuGems

    BululuGems said 7 years ago

    Nice wedding, very interesting.

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 7 years ago

    Awesome photos! Two vegans getting married in a dairy barn, that's funny :)

  • HANmade5

    HANmade5 said 7 years ago

    Sooo cute! I love original weddings, and the amazing wooden hall for the ceremony! Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful photography of it all too :)

  • TeesignsDesigns

    TeesignsDesigns said 7 years ago

    Congrats to the both of you :) What a cool wedding! love all the photos!

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    Beautiful couple, Beautiful Wedding! Congratulations and cheers to A long wonderfilled marriage:)

  • thirteenam

    thirteenam said 7 years ago

    So beautiful & unique wedding. very inspirational!

  • manvsgeorge

    manvsgeorge said 7 years ago

    Super fun! I love the setting for this wedding...

  • AliBaliJewellery

    AliBaliJewellery said 7 years ago

    The photography is amazing!

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 7 years ago

    Nice wedding.Congrats both of you.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 7 years ago

    Yay Jenn! I love this! That barn is my idea of heaven.

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    beautiful photos...awwww!

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin said 7 years ago

    The photographs really are spectacular. Matt captured your personalities in the photos -something I think is so important and often overlooked by many wedding photographers. Having a friend do the photographs adds that special quality. I love when people make their wedding day their own!

  • LustreBeads

    LustreBeads said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! The cake is just amazing!

  • tasifashion

    tasifashion said 7 years ago

    The pictures are amazing, very professional!

  • emilybidwell Admin

    emilybidwell said 7 years ago

    wow! loooove the barn. looks like the hull of a ship. how cool!!!

  • jdfootloose

    jdfootloose said 7 years ago

    Very Inspiring! My fiance and I are going to have a Rustic,rennisance type of wedding. Also trying to do most of it myself! ♥ your wedding was beautiful!

  • VixensEmpire

    VixensEmpire said 7 years ago

    What gorgeous photos! I love that they have so much personality--so different from the typical stale wedding photography. I may of course be a little biased by the black, white, and red color scheme ;)

  • missbutler

    missbutler said 7 years ago

    What a fantastic wedding - everything looks so beautiful! And charming - I love the photo of the wedding ring dangling from the little bride skeleton's foot! Congrats Jenn & Evan!

  • Tias

    Tias said 7 years ago

    Brilliant photos! What a great vibe!

  • swanmountainsoaps

    swanmountainsoaps said 7 years ago

    I am in love with the barn! And the hat - I am in love with the hat! Ya gotta love a man in a hat! =D I wish you two many, many wonderful years together!

  • RichardandMelissa

    RichardandMelissa said 7 years ago

    Super photos very well done! Love the cake topper!Great looking couple!

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 7 years ago

    Love all the original plans and diy details. It certainly looks like your special day really captured the essence of your unique and wonderful personalities!

  • aForgottenArt

    aForgottenArt said 7 years ago

    I was there, and it was wonderful! Beautiful, unique and personal. The food was delicious, even for us non-vegans! Evan and Jenn are really an awesome couple. Their wedding was a really sweet day :)

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 7 years ago

    oh!1 wow! wonderful photos and wedding!

  • LiciaBeadsVault

    LiciaBeadsVault said 7 years ago

    Glorious photos and really fantastic play on the theme! I'm looking forward to my own handmade wedding this Autumn and happy to have so many wonderful artisans to include in the event.

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 7 years ago

    Very clever way to celebrate your wedding, good luck to you both!

  • sandiafria

    sandiafria said 7 years ago

    beautiful, love how it all came together... "till death do us part" and day of the dead... very clever.

  • Lipeony

    Lipeony said 7 years ago

    looks so awesome... love the theme... the barn is such a unique place for a wedding XD

  • teresadeleen

    teresadeleen said 7 years ago

    Simply.....lovely!

  • Blushie

    Blushie said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding, congratulations!

  • greencouchdesign

    greencouchdesign said 7 years ago

    Wow~I love weddings and this may be one of my favorite ones yet! So unique and beautiful! I love it! Great job!

  • popolvuh

    popolvuh said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm inspired by your story, great ideas for my wedding! thank you!

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 7 years ago

    so beautiful and different! I think my 'pirate mood' was perfect for this wedding...and so, sometimes my crazy items can be on Etsy!

  • HighStrungBead

    HighStrungBead said 7 years ago

    So Beautiful! The photography is stunning! Beautiful couple too!

  • willotoo

    willotoo said 7 years ago

    Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 7 years ago

    How unusual and creative!! The wedding cake was super..take a look at this wedding dress cake..unbelievable: http://www.lostateminor.com/2010/02/11/wedding-cake-dress/

  • TwistedCrystals

    TwistedCrystals said 7 years ago

    Fantastic, I love the combinations of colors and textures :)

  • qwynwyn

    qwynwyn said 7 years ago

    Yay! Vegan wedding! Congratulations to you two!

  • Middleburg

    Middleburg said 7 years ago

    What a great concept and nicely done. Great story!

  • LynLloydDesigns

    LynLloydDesigns said 7 years ago

    OMG!:D I love everything! That barn especially. Congrats!!

  • sygnetcreations

    sygnetcreations said 7 years ago

    The photos were outstanding. I love weddings that are more personal and tell a story... yours is definitely a favorite. I loved all the minute details that came into play....Your cake topper is to cute for words.. you did a great job! ~syg

  • hannahfaerie

    hannahfaerie said 7 years ago

    beautiful! thanks for sharing... maybe one day I'll get to sharing my $400 wedding here :)

  • Lisarachel

    Lisarachel said 7 years ago

    I think that it all looks so fun and charming!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Lovely wedding, enjoyed the pictures, nice looking couple too. Congrats and continued success on Etsy as well.

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 7 years ago

    How wonderful to choose a building with so much character to celebrate your wedding and reception. I've been to so many weddings held in square box community halls, reception halls, golf clubs and they always feel so blah. Your wedding topper, and invitations were very inventive, love the Day of the Dead theme....and that it's okay for bridesmaids to wear black dresses. Yay!

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 7 years ago

    The whole article just made me smile. Wonderful way to start off a new path of your life...congrats to you both!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Fantastico selections, calm and unruffled, faithful and true ~ the photo's are belle as they say "I do"

  • SpoonerZ

    SpoonerZ said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing such personal photos...INCREDIBLE looking wedding!!!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this! Good luck in life and on Etsy!

  • truelove

    truelove said 7 years ago

    Stunning!! Everything looks amazing!! Well done! Congrats!

  • thepaperhat

    thepaperhat said 7 years ago

    This is fantastic! I purchased so many things off of etsy for my wedding and did a lot of DIY. That is what inspired me to create my own shop.

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 7 years ago

    thank you, thank you, thank you Etsy for featuring our wedding! evan and i are so stoked! thanks to everyone else too for all the super sweet comments. we feel pretty lucky to have found each other :)

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    Great photos nice wedding congrats

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    What a fabulous wedding and the photographs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations!

  • chainchainchained

    chainchainchained said 7 years ago

    the best!!!!!

  • threadhead

    threadhead said 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos!

  • DanaCastle

    DanaCastle said 7 years ago

    I saw your post on Twitter, and had to check this article out. Everything was so original, and your pictures as so gorgeous! I wish you nothing but the best with your new marriage, and congrats on the story! :)

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 7 years ago

    So special, I wish I could have been a guest. Congrats!

  • Nomsa

    Nomsa said 7 years ago

    Gosh...I don't know if I could have loved this more. So stunning and beautiful. Congrats!

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 7 years ago

    I especially love the gentlemen's tie and vest combo!!! Very sharp!!!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your wedding with us!

  • reinaldovalentin

    reinaldovalentin said 7 years ago

    Very cool wedding!

  • Claireja

    Claireja said 7 years ago

    Cool wedding. Love the bride's ink!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Very nice!

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign said 7 years ago

    Beautiful photographs. Thanks so much for sharing your wedding! congratulations!

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields said 7 years ago

    You wedding pictures are amazing...congrats!

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 7 years ago

    Love the venue! Be happy, love each other...

  • BrookeArin

    BrookeArin said 7 years ago

    The photos are incredible, and the wedding itself seems so sweet and just perfect. I love a good love story. :)

  • KnotOriginal

    KnotOriginal said 7 years ago

    Mazel Tov Jenn and Evan, you make the most adorable couple!

  • RanaMuck

    RanaMuck said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I got some great ideas for my own wedding. I like the way the seating assignments were all on one card for a table. That is helpful!!!

  • sweetsmilesbaby

    sweetsmilesbaby said 7 years ago

    Amazing photography!

  • buttonandboo

    buttonandboo said 7 years ago

    So Beautiful!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    dias de los muertos..... i love it! great theme and great wedding. the pictures are lovely!

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 7 years ago

    love to see when a couple brings their personality and style to their wedding day!

  • vesselsandwares

    vesselsandwares said 7 years ago

    Beautiful photographs! Lovely vegan wedding!

  • Frankenkitty

    Frankenkitty said 7 years ago

    awww. what an adorable couple. sigh... Viva D.I.Y!

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 7 years ago

    amazing photos!

  • PierogiPicnic

    PierogiPicnic said 7 years ago

    Super Cute Jenn! David and I are missing you two. <3

  • yummyandcompany

    yummyandcompany said 7 years ago

    wow-love this! best wishes and thanks for sharing!

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 7 years ago

    beautiful. congratulations!

  • paintingpam

    paintingpam said 7 years ago

    How cool that you found a dairy barn in For Mill SC! I'm originally from SC and just love the countryside!!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    I love the theme for this wedding! We did an Irish/Braveheart type wedding and had I known about Etsy at the time, I definitely would have purchased much more handmade items. Your photos are amazing and I really love that you did it yourself! Congrats!

  • lilcoop1

    lilcoop1 said 7 years ago

    Congrats to y'all. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty said 7 years ago

    Lovely wedding!

  • LoveAtFirstBlush

    LoveAtFirstBlush said 7 years ago

    You photos were beautifully captured! Love the cake topper and the whole theme of your wedding.

  • herbolution

    herbolution said 7 years ago

    Beautiful couple and so awesome story! Like the farmy backgrounds! So cool!

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand said 7 years ago

    Best wishes, you beautiful conjugal blisters. —The Backyard Harmonica Teacher P.S. Kudos Matt Miller. P.S.S. FlashHarp®s make very stylin' groomsmen gifts (just sayin').

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 7 years ago

    I love the barn and the fact that two vegans were married there!

  • GardeniaGrace

    GardeniaGrace said 7 years ago

    I love how you guys were yourselves and just made it your own! Unique and beautiful!

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 7 years ago

    Love these wedding photos! great job designing the perfect day!!! thanks for sharing:)

  • cravejewelrydesign

    cravejewelrydesign said 7 years ago

    So cool! Congrats :)

  • shopKCQ

    shopKCQ said 7 years ago

    oh WOW. This wedding design is one that my boyfriend might love even more than I do! And the photography is unbelievably beautiful.

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 7 years ago

    Such a cool wedding!!! Great details everywhere, super original idea. Your wedding pics are absolutely s t u n n i n g!!! You're a beautiful couple! I wish you the best :) Viva el amor!!!

  • undertheroot

    undertheroot said 7 years ago

    Yes, subtle and stunning, mischievous and full of love everywhere!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Romantic! Lucky You!... And those poetic silk shoes....

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns said 7 years ago

    So different and so romantic. Love it!! Congrats. to the happy couple! Gorgeous photos!!! Wishing you a happy life together!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    I love the layers of white on white ivory on ivory and the goth wedding with the red ties

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 7 years ago

    I loved all your beautiful, original photos! Congratulations and thank you for sharing such a personal, lovely looking evening!

  • LeopardessBoutique

    LeopardessBoutique said 7 years ago

    incredible! luv the everything.

  • fuzzydicecreations

    fuzzydicecreations said 7 years ago

    Ohhhh what a beautiful wedding day you two had! Gorgeous pictures to treasure for a life time. Love your cake too.... fun, sexy and delicious looking all in one! Wishing you and your valentine a lifetime of great memories:) xoxo

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! you all look so happy and make a beautiful couple. The most important is that you all did your way everything is so beautiful.

  • loopyboopy

    loopyboopy said 7 years ago

    what a beautiful wedding.

  • laceramiste

    laceramiste said 7 years ago

    this is so beautiful. creative and well done.

  • susannahbean

    susannahbean said 7 years ago

    So adorable! I've been into the idea of a Day of the Dead themed wedding for a little while, it's nice to see it done tastefully!

  • raretreasure

    raretreasure said 7 years ago

    wow, this is such a great wedding, i love it all! congrats!

  • jadewicks

    jadewicks said 7 years ago

    I love seeing such creativity injected into your big day! Great job and congrats!

  • HMHorror

    HMHorror said 7 years ago

    This is the coolest wedding i've ever seen. Beautiful!

  • ChainofDestiny

    ChainofDestiny said 7 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding! I absolutely love everything and your pictures are fabulous. Congratulations!

  • TheEclecticNest

    TheEclecticNest said 7 years ago

    Wow, beautiful! So unique.

  • ylimepulp

    ylimepulp said 7 years ago

    It's always great to see creative weddings.

  • soule

    soule said 7 years ago

    That is the coolest wedding I've ever seen! WOW! I want my wedding to look like that!

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 7 years ago

    What a sweet story! Beautiful images as well, it looks like you both had a fab day :)

  • stamp

    stamp said 7 years ago

    Wow, those photos are amazing!

  • mallorybell

    mallorybell said 7 years ago

    aaawwwwww <3

  • TheHipClip

    TheHipClip said 7 years ago

    really gorgeous images. Dang it, I want another tattoo now....

  • twoartdirectors

    twoartdirectors said 7 years ago

    As an art director for a weddings magazine I love the selection. I get tired of seeing the same fairytale weddings over and over. Have some guts and do what makes you happy...not what makes everyone else happy!

  • twoartdirectors

    twoartdirectors said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    looks like a very fun wedding.

  • GiftsFromBunBun

    GiftsFromBunBun said 7 years ago

    so sweet~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • HempWhatNot

    HempWhatNot said 7 years ago

    Love the dia de los muertos theme wedding!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Lovely photos!!

  • starseedjewelry

    starseedjewelry said 7 years ago

    Sweet! and that cake with the roses...sigh

  • nleeblue

    nleeblue said 7 years ago

    Soooo sweet... You had a beautiful wedding! I loved the cake and the photos!

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!!! Beautiful!

  • happycakejewels

    happycakejewels said 7 years ago

    Soooo sweet and lovely!

  • zeropumpkin

    zeropumpkin said 7 years ago

    omg.this is so cool...i love the cake..hehe i love all the skulls :P

  • PatternGirl

    PatternGirl said 7 years ago

    wow! what a sweet wedding! I love all of the details and like everyone else has said your personality that shines through in the photos. Congratulations!

  • naughteebits

    naughteebits said 7 years ago

    aww, *tear* beautiful wedding! congratulations....

  • TessaKim

    TessaKim said 7 years ago

    I love this theme for a wedding it is so cute and unique!

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 7 years ago

    Wow, now that's what I call a wedding. Well done guys!

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 7 years ago

    Beautiful couple , cool wedding ! Congratulations :-)

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    Such a lovey wedding! Great couple and fun pieces. Congratulations! I love being part of the handmade wedding movement on etsy!

  • 1dream

    1dream said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.. I love creative wedding things.

  • martice

    martice said 7 years ago

    very nice :) love the pictures and the theme and the wedding topper and and and...

  • thriftage

    thriftage said 7 years ago

    AAAAMAZING pics!! What a fun and beautiful wedding. Makes me actually want to have one someday.

  • AidaCoronado

    AidaCoronado said 7 years ago

    A gorgeous and unique wedding for a couple very romantica :) You have a great tatoo!!

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes said 7 years ago

    Love the photos and INK

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing! IT looks like you really made the day about the two of you, just the way it should be! Your a beautiful couple!

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans said 7 years ago

    Great photography!

  • EWMcCall

    EWMcCall said 7 years ago

    amazing wedding! amazing pics! LOVE LOVE!!

  • MyMEMENTO

    MyMEMENTO said 7 years ago

    so beautiful and different!!!

  • MegnificentCo

    MegnificentCo said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous photos and such unique details! What cool memories you created!!

  • LalisLittleWorldOn

    LalisLittleWorldOn said 7 years ago

    Wow...this is really the most unique and also the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen...and you two look so great together, fantastic vibes are coming out of the photos, beautiful energy of creativity and love...I wish you two all the best!!!!

  • RageHaus

    RageHaus said 7 years ago

    The details on this wedding are incredible! The personality of this couple shines through in everything.

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox said 7 years ago

    Love the Original wedding, not traditionals. Very interesting and unique. Congratulation ♥

  • patysclay

    patysclay said 7 years ago

    absolutely lovely I do admire the courage of going for something that special and getting it adorable.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Simply beautiful!

  • embellishedlife

    embellishedlife said 7 years ago

    Definitely unique, letting your personalities shine through!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    Wonderful photo's and great collection!

  • zadoodle

    zadoodle said 7 years ago

    It goes to show that with some ingenuity anyone can take a life event and truly make it their own. Looks like you two were made for each other! All the best!

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 7 years ago

    wow, lovely! congratulations! What a great theme, and it was all so beautifully captured with all the little details.

  • TigerVintage

    TigerVintage said 7 years ago

    lovely!!!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Cool!

  • Fafnir

    Fafnir said 7 years ago

    There's so many possible ways to make your wedding more unique. I love the trip to the farmer's market the day of. Keep it local!

  • StudioAMF

    StudioAMF said 7 years ago

    What beautiful photos! Love it!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. I love it. And that feather boutonniere is top-knotch. :)

  • BebesDecor

    BebesDecor said 7 years ago

    Beautiful picutres. Everything matches and its just gorgeous. (: I love it all

  • jennlyn54

    jennlyn54 said 7 years ago

    My Best friend was married there too. It really is a great place...but your theme and photos were wonderful!!!! :) I LOVE all of the personal touches that made the wedding so unique! Thank you for sharing!

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 7 years ago

    how extremely touching and lovely! <3

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 7 years ago

    how beautiful!

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 7 years ago

    so beautiful! i love this!

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 7 years ago

    AWESOME AWESOME picture! Really like the last photo!!!

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 7 years ago

    pretty photos!!

  • MommaE

    MommaE said 7 years ago

    Super stories & pictures Jenn! Congrats! Eileen

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Very unique and wonderful! Congrats to you both!!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    How wonderfully out-of-the-box. Beautiful pictures. Congratulations.

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign said 7 years ago

    Eeeeeeeee - What a beautiful wedding! Marvelous job on you caketopper & STUNNING photos! Congrats Jenn & Evan!

  • Deidamiah

    Deidamiah said 7 years ago

    AMAZING, I LOVE IT!!

  • dustanddawn

    dustanddawn said 7 years ago

    well done, you 2!

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 7 years ago

    What cool wedding pictures!

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 7 years ago

    LOOOOVE the Avetts! Love the theme, the colors, the setting, the tattoos, the everything!!!! Congrats and well done!

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia said 7 years ago

    Oh! I want a wedding ceremony like this one! Okay, I'm married already. But who knows, maybe I can make something like that. I didn't have a ceremony anyway... :/ I love those vintage-style photos!

  • monocotoleydon

    monocotoleydon said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding! My husband and I both love it!

  • MonikaDesign

    MonikaDesign said 7 years ago

    Oh...I love that....photos are amazing and the wedding is unique and wonderful...big congrats!!!

  • SunnyDayVintage

    SunnyDayVintage said 7 years ago

    Your photos got me all teary... you look so happy! warm wishes to you!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

    How fun, I love the personal touch!

  • OliveSomeday

    OliveSomeday said 7 years ago

    that photo of the bride and groom with the wedding party is so amazing! it really has an aura to it!

  • HighRidgeRockNbeads

    HighRidgeRockNbeads said 7 years ago

    How original and creative!!!!Just awesome! LOVED your wedding photos! Much happiness to you both:)

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    Wow! Amazing story! Nicely done, everyone involved..........& of course, congratulations to the mr. & mrs.!!!!

  • nicholsforpennies

    nicholsforpennies said 7 years ago

    wow cool wedding. congratulations!I love the photo where your husband is lifting you up - very beautiful! Namaste, Joan

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique said 7 years ago

    What an inspiring wedding. And photographyies are so very atmospheric!

  • xoxsmiley

    xoxsmiley said 7 years ago

    The cake topper is so cool and what a great idea for a wedding theme! Love the last photo. :D

  • miznovember

    miznovember said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous couple! and gorgeous wedding. The barns are so beautiful.

  • maddhatterslab

    maddhatterslab said 7 years ago

    Wow - I love that wedding cake! And all of the other details as well. Beautiful wedding, beautiful photos!

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 7 years ago

    How gorgeous! Beautifully put together. Congratulations!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

    This was a joy to read- LOVE the creativity and abandon!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 7 years ago

    Incredibly Awesome! Can I get married again!!!

  • JeansVintageCloset

    JeansVintageCloset said 7 years ago

    Creations by friends and family members brings about special meanings for a very special day in a young couples life My husbands best friend recited an Eulogy for his beloved mother straight from his heart, He spoke genuinely, distinctly fueled by his genuine deep respect, unconditional love, briefly reflecting accounts of many instances in many of his life long memories, where his mother and father endured hard ships, his chief statement, for his mom, she never once complained about life and gave us everything, He also told us she was riding away with his father in heaven, on an old panhead motorcycle Somehow I felt that his testament of his parents life together was indeed a gift to his listeners

  • Hellsey

    Hellsey said 7 years ago

    That is the prettiest wedding photos I have ever seen. Congrats to you! Ps: Your tattoos are mind blowing. Love 'em!

  • JetWhitePonytail

    JetWhitePonytail said 7 years ago

    All these lovely photos make me wanna wed. I really need to find that groom.

  • BetsyMarieJohnson

    BetsyMarieJohnson said 7 years ago

    I love seeing weddings so personalized. Thanks for sharing your day!

  • carolynnie

    carolynnie said 7 years ago

    Everything is amazing!

  • PainkillerStudios

    PainkillerStudios said 7 years ago

    What an amazingly beautiful and artistic wedding! <3 Congratulations!

  • anteakbooteek

    anteakbooteek said 7 years ago

    Fab theme for a wedding. What a happy couple! Thanks for sharing the photos, they are divine.

  • ladylotus

    ladylotus said 7 years ago

    wonderful wedding photos !!

  • colorada

    colorada said 7 years ago

    I love the cake and the beautiful venue. I love how you made the day special to you and tweaked the details to make it your own. So happy to read your story.

  • jennifermagnesi

    jennifermagnesi said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding! Congrats!

  • theastarr

    theastarr said 7 years ago

    so amazing!!!!

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 7 years ago

    What a great story :) Congratulations to the bride an groom. It looks like they did a fantastic job planning their wedding!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 7 years ago

    Crazy wedding, and so inspiring!

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on a beautiful wedding--thank you for sharing!

  • tzenSOMMERTINE

    tzenSOMMERTINE said 7 years ago

    great photos!

  • MagpieMine

    MagpieMine said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Congratulations!

  • dolciodille

    dolciodille said 7 years ago

    super awesome wedding and INCREDIBLE photography!!!!

  • Sukiezw

    Sukiezw said 7 years ago

    LOVE everything about it! So original and gorgeous! Congratulations and blessings to you!

  • Lovefromthesand

    Lovefromthesand said 7 years ago

    amazing wedding pictures!!!

  • brettlv5506

    brettlv5506 said 7 years ago

    Your wedding looked wonderful

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 7 years ago

    wow this is wonderful, congrats guys :) What beautiful pictures too!

  • fineartstoneware

    fineartstoneware said 7 years ago

    very interesting!

  • Shininlady

    Shininlady said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing. What a wonderful celebration! Congrats you2!

  • LittleWeeShopPhotos

    LittleWeeShopPhotos said 7 years ago

    I love the big step away from the traditional wedding! What Fun!

  • edyodeco

    edyodeco said 7 years ago

    Beautiful , Wonderful wedding pictures! Congratulations ! :)

  • BlueMooseCreations

    BlueMooseCreations said 7 years ago

    So unique and beautiful!! You were a beautiful bride!! =)

  • MishaBellone

    MishaBellone said 7 years ago

    That's an incredible!! place to get married! and I love the al white reception hall. Really unique. good for you! too many people over frill and over spend on weddings.

  • RunWithMe

    RunWithMe said 7 years ago

    so beautiful! You two are so gorgeous; im jealous! maybe i should start scheming up plans for a wedding to rival yours ^_^

  • vantiani

    vantiani said 7 years ago

    Speechless. Just gggggggorgeous!

  • SiamOriental

    SiamOriental said 7 years ago

    Wonderful wedding pictures.

  • jwerneth

    jwerneth said 7 years ago

    awesome pics wedding photographers in Orlando, Florida

  • hellobrowneyes

    hellobrowneyes said 7 years ago

    sigh.. I love the Avett Brothers. This makes me want to get married tomorrow. Beautiful.

  • Revaa

    Revaa said 7 years ago

    Pictureque and lovely pictures.....love the artistic appeal.....!

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 7 years ago

    That reception space is awesome! And so are the photos! Congrats!

  • lucecreations

    lucecreations said 7 years ago

    You both look so much in love, how wonderful. It's been said before me but, your photos are amazing. Beautiful!

  • thebannerloft

    thebannerloft said 7 years ago

    So unique and very inspiring to do each and everything thing that you love. thanks for sharing.

  • celticlover

    celticlover said 7 years ago

    WHAT an Inspiration to all of us aspiring to have a successful handmade wedding! Totally unique and you! Beautiful wedding :)

  • curlysue474

    curlysue474 said 7 years ago

    This is the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen.

  • doktorbatcakes

    doktorbatcakes said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful read. Thank you so very much for including one of my items! I am very new to Etsy and for the life of me, couldn't figured out why that item had so many views and hearts! Now I know and it is all thanks to you. All my best - sCara

  • PicturesqueBrooklyn

    PicturesqueBrooklyn said 7 years ago

    This wedding was absolutely adorable! Loving the tattoos and the non-traditional wedding!

  • ShinyThingsAustralia

    ShinyThingsAustralia said 7 years ago

    Congrats on not only a beautiful wedding, but an obviously beautiful marriage. I love your committment to the handmade & each other, & the photography is exquisite.

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 7 years ago

    very cool, congrats!

  • ChYMieRa

    ChYMieRa said 7 years ago

    That was an absolutely perfect wedding. Love it!!! and wishing you many years of happiness!

  • threadsofconscience

    threadsofconscience said 7 years ago

    Awesome, beautiful, unique, inspiring, touching and wonderful' Here's to a lifetime of happiness for two gorgeous souls

  • repurposefulpunk

    repurposefulpunk said 7 years ago

    The photos are absolutely amazing... luv the cake and the topper. Luv it all! ^o^ Carmenmerie

  • GutterGlory

    GutterGlory said 7 years ago

    best wedding photos ive ever seen.. beautiful wish you both the best for many many yrs to come.. love that its a vegan wedding also.. and hey having it in an old dairy is kinda nice coz at least its not a dairy anymore its been re born to something much nicer!

  • CalaverasApparel

    CalaverasApparel said 7 years ago

    the dia de los muertos theme was beautifully executed! what a perfect wedding...

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    I like it!!!

  • AleBremerJewelry

    AleBremerJewelry said 7 years ago

    i LOOOOVE your wedding photos!

  • slauren

    slauren said 7 years ago

    incredible.... the photos clearly and beautifully document your special day

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 7 years ago

    this is right up my alley!

  • GeeZees

    GeeZees said 7 years ago

    love the unique style of this wedding ...WOW , beautiful photos! love the ink!

  • norakaren

    norakaren said 7 years ago

    love your shop and your wedding is super unique..I wonder if you will be selling the crown coat hanger again....

  • finnefarmvintage

    finnefarmvintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!!! Congratulations!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful and simple wedding. It looks like you all had so much fun. Congratulations the wedding and the day is all so very beautiful and special. Blessings Debra

  • MeganAlisa

    MeganAlisa said 7 years ago

    A girl after my own heart. :)

  • Lady80

    Lady80 said 7 years ago

    Love this. Bride and groom compliment each other so well and seem to be truly in love. The wedding seemed like such an intimate affair and I love the handmade approach :) Congratulations!

  • frenchie0615

    frenchie0615 said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your perfect wedding and i wish you the best of marriages and future together! You two look beautiful matched, and your picture capture the mjic between you. And you & your in-laws should be very proud of the hand-work you put into everything - beautiful!

  • onekinkstar

    onekinkstar said 7 years ago

    Your pictures are lovely and I'm sure your memories are even more incredible. Good for you, for finding 'the one' and for making your day special. Well done!

  • MountainEagleCrafter

    MountainEagleCrafter said 7 years ago

    Congratulations and wishes for a happy long life together.

  • FNsCouture

    FNsCouture said 7 years ago

    wow! love it! congrats wish you forever happiness.

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden said 7 years ago

    So wonderful! Congratulations and thank you for sharing. The photos look amazing!

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    great collection

  • thegreatparadox

    thegreatparadox said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing ...AMAZING!!!!!! I loved it!!! ever single element was just so insanely cool!!!! Love your ink too! Congrats and best of luck~!

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 7 years ago

    WONDERFUL photos!!! thanks for sharing!

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland said 7 years ago

    beautiful wedding!

  • kittykelly

    kittykelly said 7 years ago

    Amazing!

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 7 years ago

    romantic wedding! special cake topper!

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 7 years ago

    very romantic

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 7 years ago

    cool

  • eeekdesigns

    eeekdesigns said 7 years ago

    SO beautiful! Congrats! Looks like it was lovely.

  • PiggySpaghetti

    PiggySpaghetti said 7 years ago

    This was the inspiration for our wedding. So beautiful and unique.

  • RunSpotRun

    RunSpotRun said 7 years ago

    I loved your location, bridesmaids boots & dresses and that you used our Aussie wattle in your stunning bouquet. And you all looked beautiful. And you love the Avett Brothers, just like us! When we heard January Wedding of the latest album we too knew it was our wedding song. Cheers!

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 7 years ago

    love!

  • Benzy55

    Benzy55 said 7 years ago

    I envy your wedding, I had a traditional wedding and it was more about pleasing everyone else and not about my groom and me. I guess our wedding took though because we have been married since 1974 and every day since has been about us but I really looked at your wedding day with envy and knew that your wedding day was truly special because of the way you involked yourselves into every decision. I think your guests probably loved every minute of the day as you and your groom did. I hope your marriage will be just as wonderful as the wedding day. :) Bren

  • tightbuckles

    tightbuckles said 7 years ago

    love love loved it..im so happy i stumbled along this..it makes me happy that me and my love arent the only ones who want skeletons on top of there wedding cake

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 7 years ago

    That is the most beautiful barn I've ever seen. Congratulations for pulling off a gorgeous and unusual wedding. Best Wishes!

  • spazza1

    spazza1 said 7 years ago

    sense-sational, love love love it! now does anyone know where I can get some steampunk-inspired wedding stuff too x

  • Bristolthapistol

    Bristolthapistol said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • PrettyLonesome

    PrettyLonesome said 6 years ago

    Very awesome wedding. Love the location and the way the theme was so creatively woven into the wedding! http://www.prettylonesome.com

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