Bold And Bright DIY Wedding In the Woods

woodsy wedding ideas

Sarah and Devin’s wedding was rustic, simplistic, and DIY inspired. Everything was unique, yet simple and of course, beautiful. Bold colors and beautiful blooms from Going Lovely splendidly complimented the natural loveliness of the venue, Stones & Flowers Retreat. Read more from the bride for ideas on cute and touching ways to remember loved ones that have passed.

Delve into more inspirations from this bold and bright DIY wedding in the full gallery here, captured by the talented Kirsten Julia Photography.

grey and blue wedding invites

david tutera white lace wedding shoes

locket on wedding bouquet

wedding bouquet in vibrant warm tones

short grey bridesmaids dresses

From the Bride:
We actually met on Match!!! I was living in Monterey, Devin in Morgan Hill. He was a gentlemen and came to me for our first date. We had great conversation and laughs over drinks and amazing food. From that weekend on, we hung out every weekend following. I literally Googled outdoor wedding venues that had barns, and Stones and Flowers retreat popped up. I instantly fell in love and knew it would be perfect. We both like the outdoors, hiking and camping, so it seemed only fitting to get married in the woods. It was our first and last venue we visited. I just knew!

chicken wire guestbook ideas

scrolls guestbook idea

toss the poms and shout hooray!

It’s difficult to note just one aspect of the wedding as the day couldn’t have been more perfect, but overall, my favorite part of the wedding was the amazing summer weather, and spending time with loved ones, good food, and drinks in such a beautiful setting.

colorful ribbon ceremony backdrop

wedding ceremony

take a photo with those who could not be there

My mom passed a year earlier, so I wanted to make sure to incorporate her in as many ways as I could. We had a locket with a picture of her on her wedding day tied to my bouquet, which I thought was special. We had her picture placed where she should would have been sitting at my wedding, accompanied by a beautiful bouquet.

colorful ribbon escort card ideas

clothespin and ribbon hung escort cards

thank you banner

camp style reception

nail art table numbers

camp style wedding ideas

clipboard menu idea

sweetheart table ideas

Instead of wedding favors, we had a card on each place setting letting everyone know that we had chosen to donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of my mom.

donation to cancer fund in lieu of favors

In regards to the food, we had our absolute favorite, Mexican!!! It was so amazing. Chips and salsa, enchiladas, carnitas, beans…it was exactly what we’d eat on a typical night out, which is what we wanted. We wanted to veer away from the boring “steak and chicken” that we had both experienced at weddings.

ice cream is happiness

wedding ice cream treats

vintage cake table

pom pom cake topper

catching the wedding bouquet

barn wedding

Photography: Kirsten Julia Photography
Coordinator, Event Designer & Flowers: Going Lovely
Cinematography: Frame 44 Weddings
Venue: Stones & Flowers Retreat
Stationery: Hen & Co.
Cake & Ice Cream Sundae Bar: The Penny Ice Creamery
Caterer: Local Harvest Catering
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew
Shoe Designer: David Tutera Shoes
Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang
Dj: Sound In Motion
Lighting: Modern Atmospheres
Party Rentals: Alexis Party Rental
Hair & Make Up: Aubrianne Parker

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  1. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    2/3 Hello woodsy wed day with perfect bright & bold DIY touches! @ThePennyIce
    @SoundInMotiondj @maggiesottero

  2. -100. Going Lovely says:

    We had so much fun with this one! Thanks for the feature Wedding Chicks!

  3. -100. @GoingLovely says:

    Happy Friday lovelies! We’re so excited Sarah & Devin’s bold and bright wedding in the woods is featured on…

  4. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Easy and bright escort card station. See the details you don’t want to miss:

  5. -100. @brideinwhite says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Easy and bright escort card station. See the details you don’t want to miss:

  6. -100. @simplybethaina says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Easy and bright escort card station. See the details you don’t want to miss:

  7. -100. Mel Gibbs says:

    Congratulations Sara and Devin! Cool simplistic venue!

  8. -100. Occasions In Print says:

    Sweet wedding! Love the ice cream table! The woods setting is such a great trend!

  9. -100. @thomasinadesign says:

    Love the colours and little details of this real life ‘wedding in the woods’

  10. -100. @weddomains says:

    RT @HuffPostWedding: A bold and bright DIY wedding in the woods (so pretty)

  11. -100. Love By Lynzie says:

    Can’t get anymore rustic than in the woods! Awesome wedding, love all the DIY details!

  12. -100. Casey says:

    Love these shoes!! I have searched everywhere for them. Any idea where I can find them?

  13. -100. @getunrobed says:

    Bold And Bright DIY Wedding In the Woods @WeddingChicks

  14. -100. @getunrobed says:

    Bold And Bright DIY Wedding In the Woods @WeddingChicks

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Styles: diy, rustic