Colorful Baton Rouge wedding: Erin + Jonathan

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Erin + Jonathan have confessed that they have some pretty nerdy pastimes. At one point they even had visions of a science-themed wedding taking place in a hall of minerals (that actually sounds beautiful!), or in the shadow of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton (and that sounds kind of amazing), with a unity thermite reaction instead of a unity candle. Of all the things they could have done to represent all their favorite hobbies, they also didn’t want their wedding to be a catalog of every hilarious internet meme they’ve encountered. In the end they went with something timeless, that would remain relevant even in their old age.

fun flag wedding invitations by minted

lunchtime wedding in Baton Rouge

homemade bunting and simple flower buds

homemade bunting

In determining what I could do myself, I felt that I had to be careful how much I added, because simplicity would let the beauty of the gardens around us really come front-and-center. In the end, I chose bunting made out of vintage bedsheets as the sole DIY decoration. Some of the sheet patterns were ways to acknowledge those no longer with us– the patterns I knew from my father’s house and the musty closet at Nana and Poppop’s.

colorful bouquet

light pink frosted cake

wedding guest gifts

colorful bouquet

the reveal

gold wedding rings and colorful bouquet

Even while we were making all the decor work so hard for us, we made sure to add in our nerdy touches. We rolled for initiative to see who got to go first in saying vows (I won, but my husband got to eat his cake first.), and  in an homage to Dungeons and Dragons, I styled my ring after a magical item, the Ring of Three Wishes.

lunchtime wedding food truck

lunchtime wedding

We’re feeling extra peppy after all those fun bright colors! Congratulations Erin + Jonathan!

Photography: Morgan Trinker / Rings: SilverwoodsApples of Gold / Hair: by Jill English at Paris Parker / Bride’s dress: made with love by Mom / Veil: TessaKim / Earrings: Sapphirines (yes, sapphirines, not sapphires) from The Gem Trader set by Texas Diamond and Jewelry / Shoes: Luichiny / Groom’s suit: Brooks Brothers, tie is Michael Kors, shoes are Zengara / Invitations: “Barn Party!” from Minted / Bunting: vintage bedsheets and fabric fat quarters along with wide cotton twill tape from Twill Tape and made using modified instructions from Offbeat Bride / Quaker wedding certificate: Urban Collective / Flowers: Heromans, bud vase flowers from Whole Foods and DIYed by amazing wedding helpers / Cake plates and relish dishes: Ebay and etsy, with one of the cake plates being an heirloom from a beloved great aunt who passed away / Cake decorations: ReadyGo Paper Studio / Ribbon for ring warming: FiniRibbon / Flowered tablecloths: Bride’s own / Rentals: Ginger’s Party Rental / DJ: Brandon Hayes, Press Play DJ / Cakes: Ambrosia Bakery / Fans: Luna Bazaar / Favors: Olde English Crackers

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WeddingReports (@WeddingReports) on Jun 14, 2012

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Katherine Ross on Jun 14, 2012

Oh my goodness is that a braided wedding band?!?! Fantastic!

Wedding Club (@clubwedd) on Jun 14, 2012

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100 Layer Cake (@100LayerCake) on Jun 14, 2012

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“@100LayerCake: Feeling extra peppy after this colorful Baton Rouge wedding by @morgantrinker! http://t.co/orWmzvsX” زواج جميل وبسيط ومنعش♥

Helen Chupp (@helenChupp) on Jun 14, 2012

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Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Jun 14, 2012

Beautiful! The reception room with the colorful flowers & pretty bunting is just perfection.

museida (@museida_graph) on Jun 14, 2012

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Blooms By The Box on Jun 14, 2012

WOW! Those DIY flowers are awesome! The bouquet to colorful and happy! What a great way to celebrate! We have all the flowers in that bouquet here at bloomsbythebox.com if you wish to replicate the look, visit us for some DIY fun and advice!

U Me Us Studios on Jun 14, 2012

The wedding is so colorful, it makes me happy and it's so pretty!

Simply Peachy on Jun 14, 2012

Love how colourful this wedding is! Those bouquets and that bunting - pretty!!!

Michelle on Jun 14, 2012

This wedding looks so personal and special. The couple looks extremely happy and just perfect together. I of course LOVE the bridal bouquet and all of the lovely bright colors. The reception space is simply beautiful and I love the streaming flags. Great wedding.

jan c on Jun 15, 2012

I love the COLORS! Very vibrant and bright!!

Jane on Jun 15, 2012

Amazing colors. They really pop against her dress and those pink shows are so cute. Such a joyful celebration!

Water To Wine Florals on Jun 15, 2012

The bunting adds that perfect touch and love the sentimental meaning.

MagnetStreetWeddings (@MagnetStreetWed) on Jun 17, 2012

Colorful Baton Rouge Wedding: Erin + Jonathan http://t.co/wDWCnK4S from @100LayerCake

BlissBySam Weddings (@blissbysam) on Jun 18, 2012

Cute and Quirky! We love it! RT@MagnetStreetWed: Colorful Baton Rouge Wedding: Erin + Jonathan http://t.co/rSMJwMET from @100LayerCake

Jamie on Jun 18, 2012

What fonts did you use for the invitation?

Karen on Jan 30, 2013

Congrats. Beautiful dress and I love the rings.

Erica on Mar 15, 2013

What venue is this? I'm in Baton Rouge, looking to get married in the next 2 years, and this reception room is beautiful with the brick & glass ceilings. Please let me in on the secret! Thanks!

Erica on Mar 15, 2013

Just kidding! I just read the invitation! It's beautiful!

Timantha Brooks on Mar 3, 2014

Getting married soon myself so I went browsing through getting ideas from other beautiful Baton Rouge weddings and came across yours. Beautiful wedding by the way absolutly gorgeous. Wanted to know what venue is this ?

Elizabeth on Oct 3, 2014

Very adorable pictures there. These will remain as a living memory for them forever. Loved the way the venue was decorated. :)

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