One of our favorite types of weddings to feature are those that showcase DIY elements, without actually looking too kitschy or over-crafted. We adore Anna and Jason’s wedding, not only because it was absurdly personal, but also because the handmade elements are all so classic and timeless! Anna did her own flowers (gasp!) and it all turned out so beautifully!
Very special thanks to Amy Majors Photography for sharing her work with us! We adore these images!
From the bride & groom:
When planning our wedding, we wanted to think of creative ways to serve our guests! Since Jason is originally from Texas & Anna from Iowa, many family & friends would be joining for the first time to celebrate with us. We wrote & crafted a booklet of “Our Wedding Day Story” to help them get to know each other and us better. This included a fun facts quiz about the bride and groom, a wedding mad lib, a tribute to our amazing wedding party, and a thank you to our friends & family for celebrating with us. Anna, having a rural farm upbringing & being a landscape designer/florist, always dreamed of an outdoor wedding complete with green grass and blue skies and lots of flowers. The bride assembled her own bouquets with a mix of seasonal spring flowers including tulips, garden peonies, hydrangea & more. Short garden bouquets warmed each table at the reception bringing the outdoors in. Fresh spring annuals lined the ceremony aisle in little tin pots.
Our ceremony began on a warm June day, so our programs doubled as fans to help the guests stay as cool as possible. The wind also helped keep things cooler, and provided some comic relief when Anna’s veil flew off right after her dad gave her away! As a surprise during the ceremony, Jason sang a song to Anna, “When God Made You”. As Christians, we desired to have a clear proclamation of the gospel, knowing that marriage is designed to reflect Jesus’ relationship with His bride the church. The reception following was also marked with special things unique to the couple. The wedding cake & dessert were made by the bride’s Grandma. Sweet tea & lemonade provided a tasted of Texas & the Iowa farm.