Tuesday, December 13, 2011

[Real Wedding] - Jade & Luke's DIY Vintage Wedding

I love when we receive gorgeous DIY weddings to share with you all.  But even more so, I love when the wedding has a super sweet story to go along with it.  Today's {Real Wedding} is not only gorgeous but has a great story too!

Their story from the bride: Luke and I were high school sweethearts but the first time we meet we were so young! We meet at a rodeo when I was barely 16 and Luke was 15. But we officially became a couple my senior year of high school on the day of the Homecoming dance. We dated for 2 1/2 years before we got engaged.

The Engagement Story from the bride: We got engaged in Lava Hot Springs ID.  His WHOLE family was there: aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, grandparents, sisters, brother .... just everyone. We were actually floating down the river and I came around the bend and some of his family was on the bank holding posters. I actually didn't even read them (I was focusing on not flipping my tube over) until his cousin yelled my name and yelled "read the posters!!!"  They said "Jade, will you marry me!!"  Boy oh boy was I in shock! My husband and some of his cousins were waiting in a slow part of the river for me and the first thing I did was just kissed him.  All of his family was hopping and hollering; it was so cute!  I finally screamed yes so everyone could hear.  When we got out of the river he got on one knee and he did the official proposal there :) What a happy day!

About the wedding from the bride: I knew I wanted the wedding to have a lot of me and Luke’s personality in the whole day. We both grew up in the country so that’s why we decided to have it outside and had the reception away from the city. I also knew I didn’t want just one main color so that’s why we did so many; also they are my favorite colors.  I loved the vintage lace and old furniture and loved the country look with horse shoes and wild flowers. At first I thought there was no way to pull it all together but if there is a will there is a way!

Almost the whole wedding was DIY projects. It was a lot of work but it made it so much more meaningful when I had guests come up to me and my family and said this is the cutest reception we have been to in a long time.

My Aunt did a fabulous job with all the centerpieces and flowers around the reception.

My Grandma helped out with a lot of the sweet breads we had at the bread bar.

Most the decorations my mother and I found at thrift stores and antique stores.

My Mother-in-Law had so many good ideas for the refreshment table and how to re-do old pictures frames.

I just have a great and extremely talented family who all pulled everything together for my amazing wedding day!
Congrats to Jade & Luke!

Photography: Kristin Brown Photography
Venues: Mt. Sterling Rec Property, Logan LDS Temple

Submitted via Two Bright Lights


  1. The place where the wedding was is amazing, so beautiful.

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  2. What a wonderful outdoor setting for this charming wedding!

  3. I love the bride's headpiece, and all of the sunflowers and daisies!