Real wedding: Russell + Bethany

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Such a pretty wedding to share with you guys today! Bethany & Russell‘s wedding is pure DIY madness. Seriously, nearly everything was designed, crafted and baked by the bride, groom, or friends & family. Plus it’s got a big helping vintage and just a dash of natural beauty via the great outdoors, pretty gold sequins, and other shiny things… doesn’t that sound amazing? The photos (especially the ones by the stream!), by James Moes are beautiful.

A pre-wedding picnic photoshoot by the stream? Yes, please! These photos turned out so perfect, what a quaint little spot away from it all… we could spend an entire day there! Yes, it’s kind of photoshoot-y, but they surely had such a perfect time alone together before the party started.

Making good use of the lush moss-covered trees by hanging old wedding photos of  family… a brilliant use of their surroundings and a sweet nod to their heritage.

This pie, cake and tart-filled table is dreamy, just the way a dessert table should be.

Vintage postcards and other fabulous prints strung up on colored string for a beautiful yet simple DIY project.

Stylish, fun, gorgeous, and memorable – the perfect wedding recipe!  Congrats, Bethany & Russell!

Photography: James Moes / Bride attire: Val Stefani by Moonlight / Groom attire: H&M / Planner/Stylist: Bride / Catering: Olive Branch Catering / Flowers: Sandy Stobbe, friend of the bride/mother of maid of honor / Venue: groom’s parents’ backyard / Cakes: Baked by the bride with much help from Sandy Stobbe, family members and other friends / Cakestands: Handmade by the bride / Stationery: Hand drawn and screen printed by the groom. / Pennants: made with heirloom fabric by mother of the bride

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liz on Dec 2, 2010

Mr. Moes does it again! I'm so psyched to see him get (even) more coverage - boy has talent.

Laura on Dec 2, 2010

This is absolutely brilliant! They did a really marvellous job with every detail And beautiful photography!

postcards and pretties on Dec 2, 2010

i'm totally smitten with this wedding! on Dec 2, 2010

I love James work and this wedding is just divine!

rentmychurch on Dec 2, 2010

beautiful wedding!

Dominique on Dec 2, 2010

They are adorable. I love the vibes of their decor, and he has rad groom style!

lydia {ever ours} on Dec 2, 2010

her gown is absolutely goooorgeous!

Dennis @ Wholesale Fresh Flowers on Dec 2, 2010

I love the use of heritage wedding photos. James Moes really did a good job capturing the spirit of this wedding.

Orlando Wedding Videographer on Dec 2, 2010

Love the photography and the gold couch!

Jennifer Nichols on Dec 2, 2010

Such amazing photography. Love this wedding!

Juliana on Dec 2, 2010

How did the bride make the cakestands? They are beautiful!

dani kreeft on Dec 2, 2010

i love the sparklers and the couch and the FUN props. what a rad wedding. xo.

Sabina on Dec 3, 2010

Great choice of wedding venue, really inspiring

Crafty Clementine on Dec 3, 2010

amazing! love the cake/dessert display.

Willa Kveta Photography on Dec 3, 2010

I LOVE the first dress - it is gorgeous!!!!

Diamond on Dec 4, 2010

Beautiful weeding dress and she looks gorgeous in wedding costume. And amazing photography.

London Wedding Photographer RAMYAD on Dec 4, 2010

I really love the brides dress, it is one of my favourite styles and it sets her figure of beautifully. Really lovely photos.

Angela Dal Bon Sacramento Invites on Dec 4, 2010

The photo booth pictures are priceless. This wedding looks so perfect that it almost looks like a photo shoot. Amazing!

Christina- Calgary wedding photographers on Dec 5, 2010

Such an amazing overall portfolio ... Great job, and I love love the sofa (couch for us Canadians ha ha)

brittany on Dec 5, 2010

oh! just lovely, sweet invite and the frames on the tree are a nice touch.

Wedding Invitations on Dec 6, 2010

So lovely! the wedding invitations and the stationary are just darling!

Rachel - theWeddingVine on Dec 6, 2010

Love some of the vintage touches of this wedding!! especially the typewriter!!

kathleen@weddingswaterside on Dec 6, 2010

The pre-wedding portraits by the stream are ethereal. Brilliant. And waterside :)

La Champanera on Dec 7, 2010

I love the photocall!! so funny!! congrats from Spain!!

Sarah on Dec 8, 2010

I'd like to hire him to do my invites...

Erin on Dec 9, 2010

I love this wedding! Beautiful - the look is awesome and all the little personal details are perfect. Great wedding - thanks for sharing!

Susann on Dec 9, 2010

i`m verry impressed of the headless bride and groom portrait on the couch. so perfect. looks like every blade of grass is on the correct position. that's fashion... the frames on the tree are stunningly gorgeous.

Maria on Dec 11, 2010

She looks like Katy Perry- beautiful! This is one of the cutest weddings I've ever seen!!

Michele on Dec 23, 2010

Love love love! The dress is beautiful, less focus on beading and more on large floral embellishments, simply stunning. I'm a big fan of the vintage details. My favorites are the picture frames on the tree, great idea!

sedona wedding studio on Oct 11, 2011

what a fun wedding! the invites are gorgeous and match the spirit of the wedding.

Philomena Durtschi on Jun 11, 2013

These templates seem magnificent. I have an incredible idea for just one of them.

Brisbane Invites on Apr 1, 2014

I'm head over heels with the dress! What's the colour of the dress, is it ivory or white? It's hard to tell through a computer screen.

Dennis Jauernig on Feb 9, 2015

@Maria Yeah thought of Katy Perry too! What a beautiful wedding!

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