I am DIY. I thrive on the opportunity to create something exciting out of nothing. Or turn something antique into a modern treasure. Give me glue, paper, glitter, a hand saw, a gum wrapper, and a candlestick and I’ll make you a wedding dress or even a bomb. Needless to say my hero is part Martha Stewart, part MacGuyver. If you could peek into my RSS reader, you will see 1/2 photography or business related blogs, and the rest are blogs like….

Design Sponge

Talk Crafty to me

The Crafty Bride

My Hands Made It 

Honestly…WTF?

 

It’s definitely a disease.

 

All that to say, I was super excited to shoot Sarah & Cedric’s wedding. Sarah is the crafty-woman extraordinaire…. Everything was created by her. The garland made of antique handkerchiefs that she collected since she was a kid, the hair accessories and necklaces worn by her bridesmaids, the boutonnieres, her customized shoes, her veil… EVERYTHING. She is a one woman show. And to top it all off, She is downright adorable… a beacon of southern charm and darling-ness.

See?….

 

I shot the shoes on the bar where Sarah and Cedric met. It happened to be right down from the salon so the bartender kindly let me take a few photos.

 

 

A classic game of Croquet

 

 

And the corn-bag toss game created with silhouettes of the B&G as a wedding gift from groomsman and bridesmaid, Jeremy and Angelika. You may remember these two from their wedding I shot a few years ago. Remember the helicopter?

 

 

The cake was made by one of Sarah’s bridesmaids… Sarah.

 

 

Sarah’s young adult sisters were the ring bearer and flower “girl” Both of the items below were made by the bride.

 

Cedric always calls Sarah his little “sassafras” so the wedding favors were, of course, bottles of sarsaparilla!

 

 

And, like I said before, everything you see below…The flowers, the boutonnieres, the hair clips…all made by the lovely bride.

 

 

 

Sarah runs the most adorable little boutique in Winchester, VA called The Purple Fern. I spent quite a bit of time there the day after the ceremony. She also has an Etsy store for all you out-of-staters