Colorful DIY Wedding at The Marshall House

FS Photography

Although their wedding day happened to be the hottest day of the year (a sweltering 102°F!), Casey and Emily were determined to show their guests a good time by throwing a crazy, colorful party at The Marshall House, a Victorian style home located at the Fort Vancouver National Site in Vancouver, Washington.

Friends and family helped this couple create decorations using strips of fabric that turned the historic property into a vivid venue — which is just one example of the DIY projects in this fabulous wedding. Don’t miss a single creative detail from this colorful DIY wedding by viewing the full gallery here, amazingly captured by the talented Ryan Flood of FS Photography. Be sure to scroll down and watch their wedding film from Watertown Films.

bridesmaid photos

bridal looks

yellow, white and green bouquet

colorful bridesmaid looks

groomsmen looks

From Watertown Films:
Casey is a 6th grade elementary teacher by day and the Team Lead of his Rugby team by night. Emily is a Physicians Assistant, known by Casey’s friends as his sugar momma, and the one who just so happens to know all the lyrics to Eminem’s song Without Me. Together they are one of the most energetic, creative, and unique couples we have ever met — and their wedding day was AMAZING!  One of the goals of their wedding was to make sure their guests had an amazing time, and they threw a crazy party to prove it!

They love COLOR, which is a total match to their personalities. We (Us, bride & groom & the wedding party) spent the day before the wedding ripping fabrics to hang all over the place for the ceremony and reception. You could tell everything about it was “them” to a tee.

rustic this way sign

wedding at The Marshall House

wedding ceremony

cowbells for noisy exit

To the reception! FS Photography

Reflections from the Bride:
The heat was definitely a challenge … we managed to order 250 paper fans last-minute after we saw the scorching forecast, which was helpful, and also had some bottled water at the ceremony (though definitely not enough). We also could have used more beer and white wine at the reception — the heat made people very thirsty for both! 

I spent the morning of the wedding doing too many last-minute decoration-related things. Luckily I have some great friends who know just to offer their help because I have a hard time asking for it. They saved the day and gave me enough time to get ready!

quilt guest book

outdoor reception decoration ideas

table decoration ideas

rugby cake topper

wedding cupcakes

outdoor reception at The Marshall House

One of our favorite details in this wedding is this couple’s version of signature drinks! Casey and Emily’s wedding party helped them brew several different beers and hard ciders which became the wedding favors for their guests. What makes their beer even more awesome are the custom labels designed and created by a friend for the different types of drinks, which were then applied to the bottles the day before the wedding! Be sure to check out the wedding video from Watertown Films at the end of the post for a closer look at the operation.

homebrewed beer with custom labels

photobooth provided by FS Photography

cowbells for noisy exit

See all of the preparation that went into creating this colorful DIY wedding in the video below from Watertown Films!

Photographer & Photobooth: FS Photography
Venue: The Marshall House
Hair: Stephanya Portukalian
Cinematography: Craig Flood of Watertown Films
Coordinator, Catering & Floral Design: Carolyn Kilfoil of Canova Design
DJ: Shawn Whittemore of Event Team Entertainment
Stationary: Brian Bates
Makeup: The Bride

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  1. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    See the DIY projects in this fun wedding! @WatertownFilms @fsphotopdx @stephanyalulua @FortVancouver @brianbatesd

  2. -100. @fsphotopdx says:

    RT @weddingchicks: See the DIY projects in this fun wedding! @WatertownFilms @fsphotopdx @stephanyalulua @FortVancouver @brianbatesd

  3. -100. @Adore_Weddings says:

    RT @weddingchicks: See the DIY projects in this fun wedding! @WatertownFilms @fsphotopdx @stephanyalulua @FortVancouver @brianbatesd

  4. -100. Amanda Hill says:

    Loved all the colors! Everything about this wedding looked fun! Great pictures!

  5. Beautiful wedding! Love the colors!!

  6. -100. @WatertownFilms says:

    RT @weddingchicks: See the DIY projects in this fun wedding! @WatertownFilms @fsphotopdx @stephanyalulua @FortVancouver @brianbatesd

  7. -100. Craig Flood says:

    We loved working with Emily and Casey! They were so generous with us and a joy to film. We hope you all enjoyed a glimpse into their day!

  8. -100. Sally Sellers says:

    It certainly helps to have a mother to stitch all the table runners.

  9. -100. @ohsoverypretty says:

    Check out this super fun DIY wedding via @weddingchicks

  10. What an amazingly fun and colourful wedding! I love how brave they were to use such bold colours!!! Congrats to the lovely couple! X

  11. -100. @MagnetStreetWed says:

    Colorful DIY Wedding at The Marshall House via @Weddingchicks

  12. -100. @smilingbluedog says:

    RT @MagnetStreetWed: Colorful DIY Wedding at The Marshall House via @Weddingchicks

  13. -100. @onelifeweddings says:

    Gorgeous Colorful Wedding at The Marshall House | Wedding Chicks

  14. -100. Brian Bates says:

    If anyone is interested in checking out the invite designs I did for Em and Casey, head on over here: <– :o)


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