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Real Weddings: A Fresh Informal Fête handmade and vintage goods


Meg and I do not like attention. After nine years of dating, we decided to get married in spite of the number of eyes that would be gawking at us. “How can we do this for us?” we asked each other. We settled on the idea of two celebrations — a ceremony in the woods for our closest relatives, and a party in our hometown for everyone we love.

We wanted the ceremony to be as small as we could imagine. Only our immediate family was allowed — and no press! We wanted it to be quaint, and being tucked away in the woods was incredibly important to us. Luckily, we were able to find a sustainable building set in the Minnesota countryside on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi river.

Read more about Brad and Meg’s celebrations, and explore photos and a charming video on Etsy Weddings!

All photographs by Ashley Moe.

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Brad Evans is a web and graphic designer. He is the co-owner of Ghostly Ferns, a web design, branding and illustration studio he runs with his wife Meg and their best pal Tuesday.