Real wedding: Kylee + Austin

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Chickens! Pitch forks! Boots! And a super sweet, simple, backyard wedding full of lots of love and a bunch of handmade projects.

Kylee and Austin were married at their neighbor’s 119 year old house and had the reception in Kylee’s parents’ backyard (complete with chicken coop and barn). It was and probably will be the biggest backyard BBQ her parents have ever or will ever throw.

Kylee took on pretty much every DIY project possible and it shows in their super personal, extra intimate party. Recycled wine bottles for vases, handmade cake toppers, invites, garter, bouts, corsages, programs, favor bags, etc etc etc. She gets gold stars for doing her whole wedding herself, and loving the entire process.








And there was a bouncy house, which is pretty much the most fun thing ever. And strangely enough, the second bouncy house wedding we’ve shown here.

Thanks so much for sharing your pretty day with us, Kylee!

Photography: Anjuli Paschall of Photorange Photography / Dress: Casablanca 1816 / And here’s a great idea… they put an ad on Craigslist to find their videographer. He was a local college student studying film and worked out perfectly.

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Allison on May 18, 2010

Where did she get that dress and how much did it cost (if I may ask)? It is BEAUTIFUL and exactly what I am looking for myself!

Jen on May 18, 2010

I love the cowboy (girl?) boots on the bridesmaids! What a great touch.

tiina { sparkling ink } on May 18, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous photographs! I love weddings with an easy going atmosphere and style that reflects personality of the newly weds - it's important that everyone enjoys. Looks like this wedding was so much fun and an unforgettable day for the couple.

Courtney on May 18, 2010

LOVE THIS! Thank you so much! I've been reading a lot of negative things about DIY lately but this gives me hope that it can all come together.

kc on May 18, 2010

Absolutely love every image here... who made this dress!?

Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper on May 18, 2010

LOVE this! I mean, everything about it: the clothes, her dress, the decor, that bouncey house, brilliant and lovely!

Beth on May 18, 2010

The dress is STUNNING!!!! Gorgeous bride!

Album Boutique Team on May 18, 2010

Beautiful! I think my favorite elements are the boots on the bridesmaids and the bounce house. So much fun!

100layercake on May 18, 2010

Hi Allison, Her dress is Casablanca 1816.

Dream Wedding Italy on May 18, 2010

Everything about this wedding just made me smile :) So much fun!

Lizzie on May 18, 2010

A chicken!? Moonbounce!? Beautiful brown linen tablecloths?! Okay, I should have started the other way around because clearly that poultry is just the coolest thing about this wedding besides that great couple.

cevd on May 18, 2010

chickens! any wedding with a chicken wins it for me.

Miriam Maneevone on May 18, 2010

Love is in everything about this day. Amazing photography! Anjuli- You captured the authenticity and joy of this amazing day... love... amazing details... personality... distinctiveness of the lovely bride and groom... celebrating the ever sacredness of marriage in creative ways... memories all captured not just for the families, but even for me to share in this happy day though I don't know them. What a special gift your photography is to this rememberable occasion to celebrate their let it live on.

sara Morris on May 18, 2010

oh that picture of their backs with the boots is incredible. Love the casual but romantic mood through the entire event!

Krista - BecomingMrsDial on May 18, 2010

HOW fun! I love that the bridesmaids are wearing cowboy boots. So cute. :) I'm definitely a country girl at heart.

Pergolina on May 18, 2010

love the dinosaur jump house. so fun! what a beautiful playful wedding.

Jessie on May 18, 2010

Not only is my fiance a farmer (we live in the country) but his last name (and my soon to be last name is VISSER! What a co-wink-y-dink! :-)

Destin Beach Weddings on May 18, 2010

We really love that you have shared the pictures, they are really nice.. Thanks

Irene on May 18, 2010

Awesome DIY wedding...looked amazing...and great photography Ms.Anjuli! The bouncy house just tops it off!

Kathryn on May 18, 2010

I mean, what's not to love about a bouncy house! Fun wedding!

The Sassy Bride on May 18, 2010

Love the "American Gothic" stance....very cute! And I am ALWAYS a fan of cowgirl boots!!

Ashley Rath on May 18, 2010

Love, love, love these pictures! And I love the reference to Green Acres in the first picture! What fun!

Melissa on May 18, 2010

I'd love to know, who did the hair and makeup? So beautiful!

Emily on May 18, 2010

I love all the country touches to the wedding. What a great photo with the bride holding the pitchfork and the groom the rooster. The bouncy house sounds like an all out fun time.

micwedding on May 18, 2010

wow, really touch me!!

Naomi Maertz on May 18, 2010

Photos are GORGEOUS!!!! Stunning really.

Madame Tartine on May 19, 2010

I love this wedding, so much personnality! It gives me a lot of ideas for mine... I also really love the pictures, we can feel the warm of this day...My favourite pic??? The first one! Thank you for sharing.

Aprilette on May 19, 2010

Love all the bridesmaids wearing boots. So hot!!! I think country weddings are quite nice to have, so refreshing and simply adorable.

Kylee Visser on May 19, 2010

The dress is an older Casablanca dress.. they don't have it in stores anymore, but you can order it through a store that sells Casablanca. I'm sure different places vary in price.. but mine ended up to be about $800 with tax. The hair and makeup was done by 2 friends of mine who work in a salon in San Marcos, CA. Feel free to contact me if you want their information (or about anything else)! Love, Kylee

Angela on May 19, 2010

I love this wedding. Anyone know where she found the bridesmaids boots? I am getting married in October and we are all wearing boots- including the guests.

Millie Redding on May 19, 2010

ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS. Your pictures speak words and show the joy of the happy event. You are a talented photographer.

Wholesale Flowers on May 19, 2010

the dino-shaped bouncy house for kids shows that this couple is a) fun, b) keeps it real and c) really-really cares about their guests. Overall, what an amazing DIY wedding!

Amira on May 19, 2010

Love it! Love the wedding, love the dress, love the decor, love the photography! Absolutely Love it!

Blue Penguin on May 19, 2010

Wow - so fun and folksy... I just love the bouncy house (a dinosaur at a wedding - great!). But I must confess that when I saw the first line of this post, I really wondered about the pitchforks... perhaps it's too much wedding planning of my own going on, but I wondered it it might be in a capacity more akin to a cattle prod! Was glad to see the pretty results instead...

The Wedding Outlet on May 20, 2010

I love this! So many lovely details...OMG the cowboy boots on the bridal party is perfect!

noodle on May 25, 2010

I love this blog so much… but it makes me very sad that the pics in these posts don't load in my Google reader :( rats.

robin on Jun 2, 2010

such a lovely wedding :o) i wonder what kind of treats they put into the adorable favor bags?

Kylee Visser on Aug 29, 2010

P.S. I've started an etsy shop, selling many of the paper products that we made for our own wedding (many of them seen above). Check it out if you're interested...

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