In the weeks prior to the big day I sat down with Jason, Amelia, and her maid of honor Gwen to go over all the wedding day details. To map out the schedule for the day. When they would get ready, the first look time, right down to when the cake should be cut. The meeting was so much fun. I love this couple and all they bring when they are together. We were chatting about the things they still needed to get done before the day. At this point, the wedding was about two weeks out. I asked Amelia about the dress and she just started laughing.
She said so coolly, ” I haven’t made it yet. But, I know what I want it to look like!”
My heart started racing for her. For most brides-to-be, this would have been a major problem. But not for Amelia.
Their wedding was pretty much all DIY. All hand-made things, mostly by Jason and Amelia themselves. The flowers were purchased at Trader Joe’s on Tuesday. (I would have never guessed- they looked amazing). The cake was made by Amelia and frosted on site. All the cutlery was bamboo and compostable. It was amazing. This is such a testament to what they will do in their marriage.
The dress and head piece were also made by Amelia. She had recently learned to sew. I think it was incredible. It fit her and their day so well.
The wedding was all held at Whitetail Woods Regional park in Farmington. This state park has the most incredible brand new cabins that the wedding party all got ready in and stayed in that night. They are tucked back in a beautiful forest of large tress. It was magic for photographing in. The day was perfect weather for the 1st of June.
My favorite moment of the entire day was the foot washing at the ceremony. A true picture of serving your spouse over yourself.
Congratulations Jason and Amelia! Thank you so much for inviting me in on your wedding day!