Creative woodsy wedding: Ross + Jess

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Remember when we shared Ross + Jess’s wedding website in our Bits for Friday? We were super impressed with the design (secretly wishing we could see their wedding), that we nearly flipped when photographer, Matt Lien sent us their photos. With its curry and cement color palette, woodsy details, modern branding, and one-of-a-kind stationery, this wedding is every design nerds dream. Ross + Jess had their hands in everything, and if their wedding is any indication of their personalities, than they’re the sweetest design nerds around. That’s a good thing! We’ll happily gush over their design work any day.

creative woodsy wedding

If you haven’t guessed by now, Ross + Jess are designers. They met at a design event, obviously, and love collaborating on projects together. He works at this rad design firm, she works at this chic stationery studio. She loves cooking, entertaining and their awesome pet rabbit. He loves cribbage, sci-fi novels and a good micro brew. Sounds like a fun couple, no?

creative woodsy wedding

We had such a blast designing our invitations! We had them letterpressed at Studio on Fire on heavy cotton paper, and purchased our envelopes from Paper Source. Total cost for the suite was about $1,200. We also designed and wrote the content for our website with the help of our good friend Bobby Marko, who coded it for us. To help keep our wedding costs down we added a shop to our site to sell posters we designed. It turned out to be an awesome resource for earning some money to help pay for everything.

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

R + J made their guestbook from pieces of balsa that they stained and then bound with fabric.

creative woodsy wedding

Using branches from IKEA, a handful of flowers, homemade arrows, and rope, they created a unique centerpiece to hang above the head table.

creative woodsy wedding

creative woodsy wedding

Cottage roses, craspedias, dragon snaps, and small daisies were placed in found jars and set on the coolest homemade tablecloth.

“The table runners were probably the longest and maybe hardest project we took on but also our favorite and most unique. We had to iron and cut all the fabric, then iron it again and screen print it. We had a system set up with one person pulling the ink on the screen and the other moving the fabric down. It took us about 5 hours to cut and iron all the runners and then another whole day to print the fabric”.

creative woodsy wedding

Applause! DIY wedding done right. Congrats Ross + Jess!

Photography: Matt Lien / Venue: Shephard’s Hill Farm / Flowers: Spruce & Fifty Flowers / Rentals: Midway Party Rental / Hair: Rue 48 / Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal / Hairpiece: handmade from a headband and fabric floral clip / Necklace & shoes: Target / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Tie: handmade w/ Amy Butler fabric

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bridal girl on Nov 2, 2011

A lovely bride and a handsome groom, perfect match! Such a happy wedding.

Mandy on Nov 2, 2011

Such a beautiful wedding! Every detail had so much heart!

kate on Nov 2, 2011

aw! ross was a freelance designer with us a few years ago and is as nice as they come. not to mention an excellent designer! congrats to them both! xx

Melissa at MasterPiece Weddings on Nov 2, 2011

I love the color scheme and the idea of having different sandwhiches is genious. It really sets the tone of a fun and personal wedding celebration. What a fabulous wedding this must have been!

BlondeBomber on Nov 2, 2011

My sister got married two years ago and we all wore yellow as well! So pretty! I love the coziness of this wedding. I'd imagine they would have cupcake for a wedding cake. My sister had some of best cupcakes ever at her wedding. Thank you for sharing this.

Sara Gray @ MarryThis! on Nov 2, 2011

Love the vertical format on those invitations. Beautiful wedding!

The Perfect Palette on Nov 2, 2011

Okay...I'm loving this wedding! Lovely palette of yellow + gray, loving the barn and loving all the emotion captured :)

Meg Little XO on Nov 2, 2011

What a beautiful wedding! I got married in June and Matt Lien was our photographer too-he is so amazingly talented and above all else, so much fun to work with! Well done Matt!

dorthea b. on Nov 2, 2011

Definitely a most inspirational wedding! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Hannah on Nov 2, 2011

where did they buy the bottles with the pink lemonade? the heart cork stopper is so cute!

Kristine {In Love, Engaged} on Nov 3, 2011

Such a cute wedding. I love the graphic stationery and the long tables in the barn. Plus, any wedding with lawn games gets a major plus in my book. :)

Sharon Taylor on Nov 3, 2011

The venue is great! The barn give the wedding a rustic feel but in a classy way.

North Carolina Wedding Planner on Nov 3, 2011

I love you color palette! Your wedding looks so fun and easy-going! Thanks for sharing!

The Wedding Outlet on Nov 3, 2011

The venue, colors and details are all amazing! What a lovely wedding.

Jacquelyn on Nov 5, 2011

A beautiful color scheme and LOVE the invite design!

Lindsay on Oct 26, 2012

I really love the yellow and gray. I love the wildflower barnyard look! It really is amazing! I used this inspiration for my wedding this past summer! I used because they have these wildflower packs that helped me make that look. I got the yellow pack and it turned out so cute! Thanks for the inspiration here!

TJG on Mar 13, 2013

This wedding and the photographs look lovely! My friend and her fiancee wanted to marry at this venue, but were rejected because they are both female.

susan on Sep 4, 2013

I would like to find out where we can purchase those grey envelopes. We like the enclosure as well as the color. Are those A-7's? Thank you!

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