Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Best Friend's DIY Backyard Wedding

I thought you all my be interested in seeing a few (way too many) pics from my best friend's wedding! 

Once I get some of the pro shots, I will share because they are AMAZING!!

Warning. This post is picture CA-RAZY, but they are so worth scrolling through. I hope you enjoy!!

Sidenote: Can anyone help me figure out why it is chopping off my pictures and how to fix it?!

This cute little sign greeted you as you walked up on to the property. The wedding was held at the groom's parent's home in Columbia, Tn...
The beautiful bride getting ready. Isn't she stunning?
The "handpicked" feel of the flowers was beautiful, and fit the day just perfectly...
Me and my flowers....
The groomsmen wore suspenders....
And we wore printed dresses from Anthropologie (I was already bawling at this point)
Due to weather they had to get married under a tent. But, it was beautiful and romantic. That is an antique archway and and an antique chandelier hanging from the inside...
The happy couple...just married. Isn't that the cutest backdrop for pictures?
Now onto the party! each table had a different vintage box/planter with flowers...
And each seat had a cute favor of chocolate tea. Scott is starting up his own chocolate company. YUM YUM!
We all ate off of vintage china collected from thrift stores...
The groom is a chef and prepared all the food. How adorable is this menu?!
The food was served on top of vintage, rustic boxes...
And it was all very "organic" looking. I loved it...
There was a fantastic olive and cheese bar...
And take a look at this chandelier made from old silverware. To DIE for!
The drinks were served in big jugs with ladles...
And we drank from mason jars...
We also had fun with a HUGE umbrella...
Because I love a fabulous blog like the rest of em, I want to introduce you to Carolyn, one of the couples friends, she is super crafty, has a marvelous blog and an adorable etsy shop to boot. She also designed the invitations. Go check her out!
Me and my best friend. I love you so much Aria and I'm so thrilled for you!!!!!

To Scott & Aira, 

I so enjoyed being a part of your special day. You are both amazing, loving people and I considered myself blessed and honored to have you both in my life. Best of luck in your new adventure together. I love you both. And, hopefully, I'll be down to visit soon!


Wasn't that just about the most adorable wedding of all time? 

Come back and see me!
~Kara




13 comments:

Trina said...

So fantastic! I love the down home feel of it all! You looked amazing as well :)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Wow! I loved everything about it! Simple and elegant! So perfect!

Amy

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Looks like a fabulous wedding! Such great ideas! Love the idea of using mismatched china found at thrift stores.

duchess said...

I've been waiting for these.
It turned out beautiful.
Love the way the drinks & food were served & you looked gorgeous.

Abby said...

I love the bridesmaids dresses. The food looks so great,and I love the arrangement of everything.

Beautiful!

Sarah said...

That looked like such an amazing wedding! I loved how the plates were vintage and non matching. How cute!!!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

What a lovely wedding! The decor is perfect---the rustic look is so charming!

Dora said...

Lovely blog
:)

Heidi said...

Oh my golly, that was gorgeous! The food has me drooling--all those yummy breads? WOW. I love all the little touches, like the mismatched china and the chandelier. Beautiful! (PS--you were beautiful too! Love that purple sweater you're wearing)

Katy said...

Really really cool wedding, this is exactly my kind of style! I love the down to earth feel of it. You girls all look so pretty.

Leigh Anne said...

Hi Kara...

I stumbled upon your blog via the Polka Dot Birthday Ideas blog via Vacuuming in High Heels & Pearls blog :)

I just had to comment on this wedding! I don't know how I can say CUTE any other way! It really makes me either a. want to get married again, or b. throw one big party just to steal the ideas! Adorable!

ps - the picture chipping off thing happens because the frame of that section of your blog is smaller than the width of the picture. (This happens a lot when you add pics from a picture hosting site rather than uploading them within blogger). A pain, I know! However, if you resize your pictures so the fit the width, you should be good to go :)

Of course, now I have to follow your blog!

~Leigh Anne

Strange Art said...

I love the bridesmaid dresses! Do you have a link for the dresses? This is exactly what I was looking for. Great pictures!

Katie Letsche said...

Could you please pass along the wedding program template? I'm jealous of your creativity!
my email is kletsche12@gmail.com

Thanks so much! I appreciate your willingness to share this!