Relaxed + Intimate Farm Wedding: Beth + Jim

intimate simple woodsy farm wedding New York outdoor ceremony relaxed desserts music dancingWe all dream of our wedding day being one big party with our closest family and friends and Beth + Jim’s Summit Hill Farm wedding seems like it was definitely just that! We love the relaxed vibe set by the bride and groom, inviting friends and family to dress more casually, having guests stand around the ceremony space and spontaneously join in on the musical festivities. Beth’s non-traditional wedding dress simply takes our breath away, the beading and color pop against her red hair and the natural green background. The smiles on the bride and groom’s faces, along with their guests, is truly contagious in each of these photos – we would have loved to have been a guest! Thank you to Christina + Brian of Shaw Photography Co. for capturing the magic of Beth + Jim’s big day!

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{photography: Shaw Photography Co. / venue: private residence / dress: Adrianna Papell / shoes: Steve Madden (Showstopper) / groom’s suit: custom from Bureau / flowers: Sara at Sylvatica / catering: Chiavetta’s Catering / coffee: Public Espresso+ Coffee / desserts: Kirsten Hill of A Fiesta of Food}

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DIY Centerpieces for Outdoor Weddings

There’s something truly magical about outdoor weddings! Besides bringing a romantic + intimate ambiance to your big day, getting in touch with nature can be quite budget-friendly for brides looking to keep costs low. If you’ve chosen the DIY route for your outdoor wedding décor, take inspiration from these creative, beautiful + easy do-it-yourself centerpiece ideas.

Rustic + Feminine

DIYCenterpieces1via Rustic Wedding Chic

This gorgeous centerpiece captures the raw beauty of nature with a sweet feminine touch. Using a basswood or birch slab as your base, top off the wood with a lace-clad Mason jar and twine-wrapped wine bottle. Fresh flowers add a healthy dose of color to this neutral palette, so fill the jar and bottle with roses, baby’s breath and other greenery to brighten it up. All of the materials for this project can be purchased in bulk – and it makes for a great craft night with your bridesmaids! You have to get those wine bottles from somewhere, right?

All That Glitters

DIYCenterpieces2via Modwedding

Add an ultra glam touch to your tables without the high price tag. Fill a small round vase with water, and then add a heap of thick gold glitter or confetti. Once the glitter has settled to the bottom, stuff the opening with fresh flowers in colors that complement your wedding palette. You’ll have a chic, modern centerpiece in minutes with this simple DIY.

Bookworm Bride

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Hit up a local book sale, thrift shop or rummage sale to find vintage books to make up this unique centerpiece. Top a stack of old hardcovers with a Mason jar of flowers, and you’ll have an easy yet elegant focal point for your guest tables. Bonus points if you use books beloved to you and your betrothed (that means you’ll get to keep them in the family library!).

Marvelous Mercury

DIYCenterpieces4via Better Homes and Gardens

Mercury glass is all the rage right now, but the cost of the real thing has the potential to drive up your wedding budget. Faux mercury glass can be achieved in just a few quick steps, and your guests won’t even be able to tell a difference! Coat the inside of a glass container with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint, then spritz the wet paint with a vinegar and water solution. Dab at the inside of the glass with a paper towel to distress the paint to your liking. Once the paint is dry, add some fresh flowers or succulents and arrange as you see fit!

Crafty Flower Box

DIYCenterpieces5via Wedding Chicks

Can you believe this beautiful display started as a pile of paint stirrer sticks? This DIY centerpiece is sure to wow your guests, and you’ll be amazed at the simplicity of this project! Just apply wood stain the stirrers, fasten them together with strong glue and a few staples, and you’ll have a fabulous floral display box to decorate as you like. No woodworking classes needed!

For other DIY projects and other design tips, head to Modernize.com.

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Colorful Vintage Proposal Styled Shoot

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What if you could capture one of the most memorable moments of your life – your wedding proposal – on camera? Jamie May of Jamie May Photography shows us it’s possible. With help from stylists Ang Van Meurs and Amber Van Houwelingen of add{vintage}, the photographer put together a photo shoot that captures the intimacy and excitement of a proposal with real-life engaged couple David + Anna. The tree-lined setting could easily be someone’s backyard or a local park, maintaining the spontaneity of the moment. The stylists included pops of colors in the Gerbera daises and David + Anna’s wardrobe – the reds, pinks and yellows definitely emanate spring! Extra props, including handmade chalkboard signs, tables and a chandelier, add a sweet vintage vibe. Thank you to Jamie May Photography for these photos and congratulations to David + Anna!

From the photographer: As a photographer, I have been noticing an increase in men asking me to attend their proposals to capture one of the biggest moments of their life. I think it is awesome that these guys are so thoughtful and go the extra mile for this special, life-altering moment. I believe this is a trend to continue in the market place and would love to see more guys plan their proposal. And while they’re at it, why not have fun with it and go one step further to really get her attention by hiring stylist to help, too?

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{photography: Jamie May Photography / props and styling: add {vintage} / flowers: Eastern Floral / hair + makeup: Karrie Hutchinson / models: real-life couple David + Anna Flickema}

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