When event planner and bride -to be, Lacy and her future husband, Toby set the date (10/9/10), Lacy knew that her wedding was going to be the project of a lifetime. Interestingly enough, the couple had already been engaged once in 2003, but had broken things off and parted ways for a few years before reuniting again around the holidays in 2007. Toby later proposed to Lacy in front of her favorite lighthouse, and she said, "Yes!" knowing that it was definitely right this time around.
With a full "to-do" list of a dozen or so DIY ("do-it-yourself") projects, Lacy spent many late nights and weekends working to put together the wedding of the season. Literally. If I were to envision a classic fall wedding, this would be it. Lucky for us, Jenny GG Photography was able to capture all of the successful DIY projects and then some. Lacy worked with a traditional fall color palette of red, orange, yellow and brown tones at a rustic indoor venue hidden in the valley of Snohomish, Washington. A whopping 325 guests were welcomed in from the pouring rain with hot cider in cute to-go coffee cups personalized with the couple's newly shared initial, "V". Lacy selected dahlias, which her mom had always grown in her garden, to decorate both the ceremony and the reception areas, along with an elegant mix of dark glass candle holders collected from different garage sales and craft stores.
The bride wore a classic lace wedding dress by Maggie Sottero, along with her "something old," her grandmother's bracelet given to her by Lacy's grandfather in the 1940s. While she wasn't able to bring her dog, Westley, down the aisle with her, he was certainly dressed for the occasion - Lacy's dad had a tuxedo outfit made specially for him (which required more fittings than Lacy's own dress!). The bride held a large, bold bouquet of dahlias in red, orange and yellow, which were purchased from a local farmer's market early that same morning. A particularly talented family friend had created all of the floral arrangements, including Lacy's bouquet and the small arrangements that lined the ceremony aisle. The burlap aisle runner was also crafted by the bride, which had her and Toby's elegant new monogram on the end.
Each table at the reception was topped with a beyond brilliant centerpiece that was just about perfect for fall. Logs were cut from Lacy's grandparents' backyard, and then arranged on soft cushions of burlap and surrounded with fall leaves, small Washington apples and white votives. For dinner, Lacy and Toby served some of their favorite fall dishes including Swiss Macaroni and Cheese (an old family recipe), bratwurst, sauerkraut, red potatoes and corn bread. Guests then made their way to the treats bar, which almost always had a line longer than the one at the bar! Sweets included an assortment of homemade items made by close friends and family with six different kinds of cookies, brownies and rice krispy treats, along with the couple's favorite candies...Skittles, Dots, M&M's and Reese's Pieces, among others. The lovely three tier wedding cake was made by the bride's mother, who is known for making awesome wedding cakes for many of the soon-to-be married couples in the family.
Musical entertainment was provided throughout the evening, first by Sarah Feinberg, who sang and played the guitar, followed by a DJ for dancing late into the evening. As the evening came to a close, guests added their thumbprint to a family tree "guest book," before sending off the bride and groom with bags of treats and sparklers in hand. The couple drove off together in a classic white automobile that had was restored by Lacy's father, and later honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico.
Classic Fall Wedding with Tons of DIY Details - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Jenny GG Photography
Caterer: Cabbage Patch
Event Planner: Bluebird Signature Events
Floral Designer: Contemporary Floral
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hidden Meadows
Cinema and Video: Edgar Riebe
Dress Store: Maggie Sottero wedding dress from Amanda's Bridal Boutique
DJ & Entertainment: Pro DJs and Musical Artist, Sarah Feinberg
Hair Stylist: Kelley Krammer of Rusticouture Hair
Makeup Artist: Chanthy Thoeuk
Wedding Invitations: Elizabeth Ekstrom