Dear Couture Readers,
Many of you have seen and read about Sharon and Casey's Wedding on Style Me Pretty, but I just had to share all of the wonderful details (including a few of my own comments) and my favorite photos in my our blog. This is going to be the first blog out of three for this amazing DIY Wedding!
All of these stunning photos are by Sean Walker Photography . He did such an amazing job of capturing every moment!
The major theme of their wedding was community. According to the Bride, “That’s how a wedding should be- a network of the people that you love and that love you coming together and joining family and friends from both sides to celebrate marriage.” The brides mother passed away from breast cancer two years ago, so her mothers best friends and her father’s bible study joined together to help make this wedding a reality.
Part I: Getting Ready
Sharon had her dress made by Chris Gennaro. He is an incredible freelance designer that works out of his home, even with six kids running around! The bride wanted the J. Crew Sascha dress, which at $2000 would have put them over their entire budget. Chris copied the dress for her, but made it extremely flattering to her body. She ordered a custom silk flower and her vintage shoes on Etsy.com. It was perfect.
Sharon ordered next-to-nothing Dallas Cowboys fabric from Ebay and her good friend Sarah made the garter.
Quote from the bride: “I didn’t want my bridesmaids to spend hundreds of dollars on their attire; neither did I care for a bulky taffeta number. The dresses were from Urban Outfitters. Going with the eclectic feel, and the fact that I had nine bridesmaids, we broke up the monotony with three different dresses. We went with tights for warmth and flair (Macy’s) and super comfortable heels from DSW. I made a Forever21 run a week before, got jewelry and hair pins I thought would go well with the dresses, and put out a box the morning-of for them to choose from if them wanted.”
I love this little bridge in the Meiers Backyard, it made the perfect backdrop/prop for the photos (Amazing angles Sean!)!
The photo above is one of my favorite photos of the entire day! Its perfectly done, it looks like Sharon just wondered into the frame by accident. It's a beautiful moment in the whimsical woods!
These girls deserve a lot of THANKS! They really helped in making this day happen with all of the amazing prep work that went into this wedding.
Sharon makes such a beautiful Bride, she was definitely glowing all day!
Ceremony and Reception to come...