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This wedding was relocated from their original location just two days before their big day due to flooding. You’d never be able to tell! With the help of family and friends (and might we say some great attitudes!), Laura and Steve’s wedding was able to go on and look like this was the plan all along. We love the colors and the cute details like the bunting necklace the bridesmaids wore!

Photographer: Stephanie Whitehill at Elevate Photography//Venue: (originally: Lily Lake and Fall River Hydro Plant Picnic Area in Estes Park), day of Groom’s Mom’s Backyard//Dress: Little White Dress//Shoes: DSW//Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s//Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom//Cake: Flan from Azucar Bakery//Cake Topper: Big Blue Bear statues from the Denver Art Museum//Catering: Waffle Up!//Invites & Programs: Art and design by Evan Turk (Steve’s brother), printed by Steve and I// Music: Family and iPod

My sister and brother in law performed Fiest’s “Mushaboom” for our first dance. I love the line “I’ve got a man to stick it out, make a home from a rented house”.

Who are Laura and Steve?
Steve and I met at work, my work to be exact. I was working at a library and Steve was tutoring a recent student from Ethopia as part of his work with adults with disabilities. We super awkwardly flirted whenever he would come in to reserve a study room. I would cut my lunch break short and position myself so that I would be the one to unlock the room for him. He would tell his clients about the ‘cute girl at the library’, and was even mocked, “Stephen, you chicken”, by one client when another day had passed without him asking me out. He looked very young, so I may have double checked his library account to make sure he was old enough! I thought he might have strategically checked out some high minded literature to impress me, but it turns out we just had similar taste (delusions?). Steve and I connected over our mutual love of our home state and all the wonders available here. We love skiing together in the winter, all around heading to the hills in the summer, hanging out with our two dogs, and generally being home bodies.

Can you tell us more about the style of your wedding?
I wanted something fun, playful and romantic that wouldn’t cost too much. We were planning an outdoor wedding with a picnic style reception, so we wanted it to be fun!

Can you share something we wouldn’t know from looking at your photos?
Hopefully, you wouldn’t know that that wasn’t the wedding I’d planned. Our original venue was in Estes Park the weekend of the horrible flooding. Our wedding was on Sunday and we made the call Friday morning that plans had to change! I have a large extended family, and they all rallied around to help make the change of venue (Steve’s mom’s backyard) a reality. I was so relieved that Stephanie was able to get such beautiful pictures and scoped out the new area for picturesque shots that had a little of the mountains we wanted. When she sent us a few previews I cried, “It’s official, she saved our wedding!”

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Megan and David wanted their wedding to be simple, rustic, and handmade, with a personal touch that reflected the two of them. They had pine cones on the tables and invites because Megan is from Southern Pines. She also loves to crochet and made the pom-pom flowers for centerpieces and boutonnieres, and the wedding favors were honey from the groom’s sister and husband’s honey bee farm. We love how it all came together at this rustic barn setting!

Photographer:  Grace Hill Photography//Reception Venue: Rocky River Vineyards//Dress: Wtoo from New York Bride & Groom//Shoes: Macy’s//Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth//Men’s Attire: Macy’s//Makeup: Shea Blackston at Makeupwithme//Cake & Catering: Southern Style Events & Catering//Cake Topper: Made by Bride(hand crocheted), Bride’s Etsy Shop Studio 1859//Invites & Programs: Made by Bride//Flowers: Purchased from farmer’s market, arranged by bride with family & friends//Music: DJ Martin Holshouser//Videographer: Whitewash Films

Processional: “Canon” – Trace Bundy
Recessional: “This Love Will Last Forever” – Phil Wickham
First Dance: “Love Will Be Enough for Us” – Dave Barnes
Father/Daughter: “Walk With You” – Edwin McCain
Mother/Son: “Find Your Wings” – Mark Harris

From the Bride:
We met at NC State in 2004 when I was a freshman and David was a senior. David graduated the next year and moved to Charlotte and we lost touch. Fast forward to 2008, I graduated and moved to Charlotte. Thanks to Facebook we reconnected when we found out we were in the same city. We eventually went on a coffee date but nothing really happened from there. Over the next year we ran into each other a lot – at concerts, at the park and even while on dates with other people. We finally started talking regularly and planned to meet at a concert that happened to be the night my niece was born so I missed the concert. A couple months later he asked me out and we had a real date after years of knowing each other. From that day in August 2011 we were inseparable! The following year we got engaged (he proposed in front of the Christmas tree with the engagement ring inside an ornament!) and the next year we were married! Together we love doing home improvement projects, snowboarding, relaxing on the couch, and playing with our new puppy!

Can you tell us more about the style of your wedding?
The style we were going for was a simple, rustic, handmade wedding. I wanted the decor and details to have a personal touch that reflected both of us. I grew up in Southern Pines, NC (the land of the pines), so we incorporated pinecones in the centerpieces, invitations and paper goods. I love to crochet and was excited to incorporate yarn in our decor by making yarn pom-pom flowers for the centerpieces and boutonnières and crocheting our cake topper. David’s sister and her husband have a honey bee farm and we had their honey as wedding favors. Our wedding had a lot of handmade aspects and much of the decor was items we collected over the years.

Can you share something we wouldn’t know from looking at your photos?
My favorite moment was our “first look”. I was so nervous all day until that moment we saw each other. We also exchanged gifts during that time. David got me a heart shaped jewelry box with a sweet message engraved in the top and a monogrammed necklace with our names and wedding date. I loved these thoughtful gifts that I will be able to treasure for years to come!

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We are in love with the laid back vibe of this casual wedding in this unique setting that’s rich with history. The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm is formerly a 19th Century farm with a schoolhouse and dormitory. Their ceremony and reception was set outdoors among some of the old walls of the dormitory, with beautiful views of the mountains. P.S. Did you see the bride’s bell sleeve gown? Love!

Photographer: Darkershadesofbrown Photography
Venue: The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm, Cleveland, GA

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This Indiana Barn Wedding shot by Taylor Whitham Photography is filled with so many cute handmade details. The bride’s father provided the wine for the wedding made from his vineyard, which was a big hit. We’re loving all the pretty details like the lanterns and fairy lights, and the hanging mason jars over the bridal table.

Photographer: Taylor Whitham Photography | Hair: Annie Drake | Floral Designer: Kathy’s Kloset of Flowers | Dress Store: Blushing Bride | Cake Designer: Parcha Sweets | DJ: Trent Dean Entertainment | Venue: Mustard Seed Gardens, Noblesville, IN | Makeup: Erica Foit | Officiant: Dow Boyer

From their Photographer: Amanda and Dustin were married this April on a brisk Saturday afternoon. Amanda made or ordered from small handmade vendors a lot of the adorable details to make her wedding day special. This wedding was styled beautifully and fit the rustic barn venue perfectly. Her father made homemade wine from his vineyard for the occasion and the consensus was it was absolutely delicious and unique! The homemade wine was labeled with some of the couple’s favorite engagement photos. What a perfect day for a perfect couple.