DIY Detail: Real Wedding


Lately I have been a sucker for all things Fall and Northwest (including Kim & Kanye’s baby), so of course I had to feauture another beautiful, rustic, DIY type wedding located in Oregon. (My second home). Amanda Mayberry and her prince charming didn’t want to limit their wedding to a certain theme so instead they decided to incorporate all of their favorite things into their wedding, such as maps, lace, burlap, terrariums and travel. They decided on Oregon for their wedding since it was the halfway point between their families and what a wonderful choice it was!

I must say that this DIY clan really knows how it’s done.  The bride’s stepmom designed all of the map inspired save-the-dates, invitations, and rsvp cards while the bridesmaids played their part by creating the terrariums, wedding favors, beer labels, programs and table runners. The fathers of the bride and the groom spent months brewing their own beer for the wedding, while friends banded together to create the bride’s vision for an alter made up of mossy branches from the forest, twine and heart garland handmade by the bride and sister-in-law. Not a single detail was left unturned or a hand not helped. Friends and family came together to make this beloved couple’s wedding day a dream come true.

The bridesmaids all got together and helped create the wedding favors which featured “Camp Survival Kits” in little tins from Specialty Bottle Supply, with rope, matches, a candle, a band-aid, a Wet-Wipe and food rations which were bacon-flavored jelly beans! Not sure if I’ve ever tried that flavor but definitely one to remember.

The bride and groom made their day even more special and personal than I could ever imagine by having every detail handmade. The ceremony was intimate and heartfelt with a picture of the mother of the bride hanging above the fire mantle as she was there in heart and spirit.

The wedding couldn’t have ended any better for the couple with all of their loved ones on the dancefloor, a bonfire to wind down around, and a lodge loft created into a romantic and intimate honeymoon suite for the bride and groom. Of course that was also created by the bridesmaids (aka DIY wedding elves) complete with candles, wine and a beautiful handmade quilt. I may ask for these DIY geniuses to come help me with my wedding! Every detail was beautifully done and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Venue: Camp Lane, Walton OR, Photography: Alison May Photography, Officiant: Anthony Behrens, Hair: Kauia Ray Leon, Epicenter Hair Flowers: Passion Flower Design Dress: WToo by Watters, Shoes: Guess, Cake: Sweet Life Patisserie, Caterer: Carte Blanche Caterers

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