23 Nov

Missouri lakeside wedding: Sarah + Doren

categories DIY Wedding, Real Weddings

Before helping yourself to second and third helpings of Thanksgiving plates, we highly recommend helping yourself to Sarah + Doren’s homemade wedding. Amid picnic tables decorated with baby’s breath and dry wheat bouquets, potted mums, and a pie-lovers dessert table, these two had the most intimate and coziest of celebrations, in the backyard of a cabin in the small town of Forsyth, MO. Their goal of wanting to take it easy and just get married most definitely paid off when they used all of their resources to make planning as stress-free as possible. Of course it helped that it was kept small and simple, but hey, if you knew you could pull off an adorable and memorable wedding for $1,500, wouldn’t you?

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Sarah’s dress is from Elsie and Emma’s Red Velvet Shop. After she had described what she was looking for, the Red Velvet gals went to town scouring their store for the perfect dress. They found this vintage beauty, but it was floor length. A little snip snip in alterations to make it shorter and the dress hunt was over. And, if you can believe it (we never do!), this was the only dress Sarah even tried on!

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Sarah had sprigs of baby’s breath pinned in her hair to look like a headband. Affordable + adorable!

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Their dessert table has us so ready for Thanksgiving eating tomorrow!

We spy with our little eye, Elsie + Jeremy. Fun fact: Doren (the groom) is Elsie’s brother!

Congrats Sarah + Doren!

We hope you all have a fabulous, food coma-esque holiday!

Photography: Janae Hardy / Venue: Edgewater Beach Resort / Food: Bride’s father, Bill Lockhart / Desserts: Emma / Hair: Coral Gibson from Dana’s Cutters & More in Cabool, MO / Everything else: Handmade by bride + friends / Bride’s dress: Red Velvet Shop / Tights: Merona from Target / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Francesca’s / Groom’s suit: Urban Outfitters / Tie: Thrifted

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  1. So sweet and inspiring! I love the bridesmaids’ colorful sweaters and tights!

  2. i love it!! and i love to see a little blogger crossover like this, it’s like the flintstones meet the jetsons <3

  3. What a great backyard feel

  4. I love seeing mismatched bridesmaids. If only more people would cotton onto this… This is such a sweet and genuinely beautiful wedding. Such beautiful photographs (that light is amazing!)

  5. That hug melts my heart!! What a beautiful embrace

  6. So low key and beautiful! I love it!

  7. such a great & personal wedding! secretly i’ve been waiting & hunting to see the photos from their wedding. it was everything i thought it would be.

  8. This is so gorgeous- totally full of Red Velvet style!

    The dress is lovely. I can believe that the bride only tried on one- I did too! When you know, you know.

  9. wow, what a confident bride! she does not choose traditional wedding dress, she chose a casueal and short one! but anway she is beautiful!!

  10. Love that unconventional wedding dress! Nice wedding theme.

  11. Simple but warm and beautiful! Love all the details of this wedding, and stunning dress!

  12. Looks like an absolutely beautiful day. I wish you both the best of luck in the future and congratulations.

  13. Fabulous x infinity.

  14. i love it. :) congrats sarah and doren.. :) nice dresses to the bride and bridesmaid. :) irene wibowo

  15. I adore this. People get too hung up on having a “perfect” wedding and forget that the imperfections are what really make the event memorable and one of a kind. I wish I had the style to pull something like this together. Congrats to the bride and groom as their anniversary is quickly approaching. Thanks for sharing!

  16. They’re divorced now. Love didn’t last long enough I guess. Sad.

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  18. Decoration is the important factor of the wedding and it garb all the attraction f the people
    and it create a location for good photo shoot which is the memorable moment of the life. Lots of boys and girls their Parents are gathered at that moment so its easy to keep a guy interested in each every situation.

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