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Missouri lakeside wedding: Sarah + Doren

November 23, 2011

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