Today’s Wedding Wednesday is from brilliant WeddingMix bride Jessica! She gave her DIY wedding a beautifully vintage look by thinking outside of the box with her wedding decor and dress. Watch all the fun times captured in her wedding video — and be on the lookout for a dancing dad wearing a flower girl crown 🙂
Davey and I were engaged for a year and a half. We made a couple of big life changes in the early part of our engagement so we decided to give ourselves plenty of time to plan our dream wedding. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to have my own personal stamp on most of our wedding. Therefore, I DIY-ed a lot of stuff. I love being crafty so it made the planning process so much fun. Our venue was set in the country outside of Nashville, TN. Hachland Hill is like a small retreat and is just gorgeous – we knew the moment we saw the place that it was where we wanted to get married. Our close friends and family were all in Nashville a few days before the wedding so it made the whole weekend seem to last a little bit longer. It was so great getting that time with everyone prior to the chaos of the wedding! Davey’s groomsmen were from all over the world so it was so nice to have them by his side and finally get to meet everyone! My dress was actually handmade by my best friend’s mother. I went and tried on dresses like any normal bride but then I was able to piece together the aspects of certain dresses I loved to make my own. I flew back and forth to Salt Lake City where she lives to have it fitted during the whole process. My dress is absolutely stunning and I couldn’t imagine getting married in anything else.
We ordered dried bouquets and boutonnieres from Etsy for our bridal party. I have always had a hard time swallowing the cost of real flowers and not getting to enjoy them but for one day. I found a lady on Etsy who made exactly what we wanted for our flowers and now I get to enjoy my bouquet every time I walk into my closet! We decided to do a first look before the ceremony to help with the nervous jitters. It was so special getting those few minutes just the two of us! Neither of us cried which I can’t believe! Davey and I helped our Pastor write our ceremony so it wasn’t generic but tailored to our specific beliefs and wants. It was so fun being a part of that process not just having a generic ceremony.Our dinner was very casual – BBQ but served on antique mismatched plates that I collected during our engagement. We really wanted our reception to be a ton of fun. We knew we wanted a great band to keep the guests moving on the dance floor! The band was amazing and everyone danced up until the last second. Davey and I took dance lessons for about 2 months but unfortunately my dress was longer than expected and made the dance impossible. We still had a great time dancing with all of our friends and family though! We left in a shower of sparklers to jet off to Barbados the next day. What a magical time it was! – Jessica