When a community comes together for a common purpose, beautiful things can happen and this next wedding is a true labor of love! Family and friends brought all their talents to the table and made this organic farm wedding bloom with freshly picked florals, DIY signage and personal details throughout.
It just goes to show that you don’t have to go way overboard, or over budget to have the wedding of your dreams. Grab a closer look of all the details in the full gallery here for more must-have ideas captured by Bella Art Photography.
flowers and ribbon
From the bride: Our wedding was at an organic farm/folk art community, not a traditional wedding venue - think of it like a backyard style wedding but with a few more facilities than a normal home. We spent the morning getting ready in the 70 year old main house on East Hill Farm. My bouquet was made of farm grown and foraged flowers including dahlias, wild hydrangeas and vines. An heirloom locket along with silk ribbon that one of my best friends hand dyed with indigo she grew herself adorned my bouquet.
A close friend works as a floral designer and did our flowers as a huge, amazing, crazy generous gift. I grew some and bought most of the flowers from local farms (she snuck in a few extras as an additional gift) and 4 of my best friends worked with her all day prior, to make the centerpieces! Guests were greeted and then walked through the 50 year old grape vine arbor & flower gardens to the ceremony location. A close family friend wrote and performed our ceremony, so, so beautifully with lots of personal touches.
I had a box of old cedar shingles in my garage, she and I painted some with chalkboard paint and some left plain to use for table numbers, drink/dessert/gift/guest book signs. She found some old plywood and an old mirror & easel in her Dad’s barn and painted those for the welcome sign and menu sign.
it's all in the details
Everyone pitched in setting up, making garlands and bud vases, coordinating guests and cleaning too! We had friends arranging flowers, hanging string lights, setting up sound equipment, cutting down saplings for an arbor. We never could have done it without them. I was starting to feel guilty but just about everyone has texted me in the last week to say they wish we were still getting ready for our wedding, how much fun they had working together and then partying together and can we do it again this weekend? So I guess it was a case of true community support!