DIY backyard Utah wedding: Ayley + Adam

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Wedding gloves | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

We’re starting the week off with a super adorbs couple captured by Brooke Schultz Photography. Ayley + Adam never actually called their wedding a “wedding”. This was their “love party”. And with some major help from loved ones (because so many things went wrong the day of), they DIY’d just about everything, basing their decor, bites, and activities off things that have made them who they are today: graphic art, garden parties, storybooks, the movie Amelie, simple handmade projects, and teenage experiences. And can we just say how in love we are with Ayley’s handmade dress? It’s made from vintage tablecloths!

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

The cutest, isn’t she? Muse Clothing (on Etsy!), did a phenom job with her dress.

paper flower boutonnière | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Cupcake liner ceremony backdrop | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Cupcake liner ceremony backdrop | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Guys, these are paper plates! Talk about a cute & budget-friendly DIY.

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

paper flower wedding decor | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Black and white bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Cupcake liner ceremony backdrop | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

A bit of advice from Ayley: Roll with it! Remember that the day is about love: love between you and your husband, the love of your friends and family, love for everything you have put into making the day special. Once you realize that, nothing else matters! I’m fairly certain my hair fell out and my mascara was nearly off by the end of the night, but when you have so many people you love in one place and a brand spankin’ new husband by your side, why would any of those silly things even matter? 

Black and white bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Heart cocktail stirrers  | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

You guys all know how much we love a cute drink stirrer. These glitter heart ones are perfect for any upcoming Valentine’s Day weddings or parties, no?

Heart cocktail stirrers  | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

paper flower wedding decor | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

How fun are these paper flowers made by Ayley’s mama?

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DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

paper flower wedding decor | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

White wedding cake | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

There love story was too sweet that we just had to share. What made it best is that Adam wanted to tell his side of how they met.

It was early December in Washington, DC. I was just getting off work. It was pretty late in the evening and when I boarded the train, I noticed it was mainly empty, save but for one person: a girl… this perfect girl. I will never forget the first time I saw her. She was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen, and when she moved her bag off the seat next to her, I took that as a sign to go and talk to her. My head was swimming, and I spoke to her, dazed. She was charming and lovely. She told me she was making a short visit from Utah, where she was from, to DC to visit a few friends. For some reason she gave my rough-around-the-edges, dorky self her number, telling me maybe she would make time for dinner that weekend (I would later find out this was never going to happen, as I was, you know, a stranger on a train she had just met). I made it my mission to not let her forget how amazing I thought she was, and after hundreds of nightly phone calls and letters, I hopped a plane for the first time in my entire life that April and went to go see her in Utah, moving there permanently two years later. It’s been a beautiful life, and I don’t remember life without her. I mean… look at her!

Ayley + Adam, we absolutely loved your “love party”. Congratulations!

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Photographer: Brooke Schultz Photography / Videographer: Roz Cinema / Ceremony Venue: Sugarhouse Park / Reception Venue: Bride’s grandparent’s backyard / Invitation Designer: Bride / Hair & Makeup: Bride’s sister, Hannah / Florist: Mother of the Bride made flowers from tissue paper / Cake: Couple’s family friend, Shannon West / Catering: Family prepared it all / Gourmet Popsicles: Lick’d / Rentals: Allstar Party Rentals / Wedding Dress: Designed by Bride, made by Muse Clothing (out of vintage tablecloths!) / Veil: Mother of the Bride made veil / Gloves: Vintage / Belt: Anthropologie / Groom’s Suit: Custom made & tailored by Stitched Specialties in Midvale, Utah / Tie, shirt, & pocket square:  Jos. A Bank / Shoes: Vintage / Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS / Cake Topper: Melabo Wed on Etsy

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Julia (color me green) on Feb 10, 2014

Would love to know where her earrings are from!

Brooke Schultz on Feb 10, 2014

The best couple, the best wedding! Thank you so much for the feature. :) xxx

Katie on Feb 10, 2014

This couple makes DIY & backyard glamour look good! I just can't stop staring :) Thanks for sharing. xo

Opaline Pictures on Feb 10, 2014

They are such an adorable couple! Love the styling of the wedding.

Linda on Feb 10, 2014

What a beautiful wedding. I love the bridesmaids dresses. And the bride's dress is just so gorgeous.

Amanda {Planning It All} on Feb 10, 2014

I love all the DIY details - so creative!

agenesjuly on Feb 10, 2014

I'm completely speechless! What an amazing shoot!

gricechak on Feb 11, 2014

I love the creative idea!

gricechak on Feb 11, 2014

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Wedding Friends Blog on Feb 11, 2014

I really like the cake topper! Very cute!

hannah v on Feb 11, 2014

Yes, please tell us where to find those earrings!

michelle on Mar 11, 2014

Stunning! Im looking at getting my dress from the same lady.. How did you find dealing with her and was it easy to order and was the dress comfy? or quite heavy? :)

Rachel on Mar 28, 2014

Love all of the DIY for this wedding so pretty, I love the table and linens

Lynnette on Jul 9, 2014

By far one of the most beautiful weddings - love how this day was documented. Beautiful couple with a beautiful story. :)

Hana on Mar 23, 2015

What a perfect wedding! I would love to talk with Ayley. Can you email me?

Lisa on Apr 26, 2015

A truely amazing wedding! So cute! Loved it all! Congrats to them :)

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