A Handmade Backyard Wedding: Jessie + Jeff

The most important thing to Jessie + Jeff was that they were finally getting married! They just couldn’t wait to tie the knot and I love that! Jessie + Jeff were married at a family friend’s eclectic ranch house in Texas and loved creating most of the details for the day themselves (especially after becoming inspired from blogs such as GWS Jessie told me – so fun!) Jessie’s favorite part about the wedding was actually all the planning + nights of crafting she spent with family + friends! I just love that she said that as those were some of my favorite memories too. Involving the ones you love the most to help create a day about the two of you, what could be more meaningful? Jessie + Jeff also brought their old vintage Chevy Truck to the wedding for some fun photos, played Bon Iver (a fave of mine too!) during the ceremony and used biodegradable confetti for their exit. Congrats to Jessie + Jeff and thanks to Sunny 16 Photography for the lovely photos!

dried wheat butonniere and bouquet

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

ceremony paper

red door bride entrance

One of Jessie’s favorite details were the red doors above that to her surprise, her dad, father-in-law, and brother ingeniously rigged to slide open right as she was about to walk down the aisle! Talk about an entrance!

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

purple bridesmaids, bridal party

welcome wedding sign

wedding lounge area

old soda bottles, lavender in jars

old soda bottles with flowers, pennant banner

pennant banner reception decor

burlap table runner

dessert bar

bride and groom exit

From Jessie, None of this would have been possible without the help of our friends and family. None. I know everyone says this but when you have an event such as a wedding it is such a beautiful opportunity to outwardly show love for one another. We felt so loved during our six months of planning. People invested time in us as a couple, not just for the wedding day, but for the life long commitment of marriage as well.

Beautifully said Jessie! We wish you both all the best!

photography: Sunny 16 Photography // cake: Montgomery Bakehouse Bakery // dj: Groom’s friend, Chris Loyd. // catering: McKenzie’s BBQ // day of coordinator: Meghan Hargrove // florist: Striking Stems supplied the flowers and the couple arranged them. // hair: Hannah Vierra (friend) // wedding dress: Maggie Sottero

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  1. LOVE the whole look and feel of this wedding! Their happiness is contagious! :)

  2. Totally gorgeous wedding! That dancing shot is sublime. The couple is absolutely beautiful too!

  3. Love the groom’s boutonniere! And it’s so great how they turned the planning “season” into something that fostered love and family time instead of stress and frustration.

  4. OMG, it’s up! I am so excited!

  5. I love this wedding so much – the red doors were an amazing touch & Sam captured the joy of the event beautifully.

  6. Oh my gosh, love everything about this wedding!! So original and precious!!! I love the little lounge area and the dresser sign in area!! It looks perfect!!!

  7. Beginning to end, simply gorgeous. Sam is so talented. :)

  8. I second that, Sam!

  9. Paul and Sandi Morgan on:

    We absolutely loved the original theme, obvious joy, and really cool planning that brought what seems to be the perfect wedding day to be a unique and special memory forever. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Fabulous exit shot, Sam – very pretty set of wedding photos. Everything about their wedding is beautiful – the bride’s statement about the preparation is proof of that. =)

  11. This has to be one of the most adorable weddings I’ve ever seen, especially the bride and groom!

  12. This wedding is outrageously beautiful!

  13. Aww, so many lovely details! Love that it was a collaborative effort with family/friends. Looks like they pulled off a beautiful and memorable wedding – they should be proud! :)

  14. Amazing photos!!!

  15. Thanks GWS! Wedding dream come true seeing my husband and I in Sam’s photos on this blog. love. love. love.

  16. loving all the shades of purple.

  17. So flipping amazing! Such a stunning wedding!

  18. Lovely wedding! Just wondering–where did the groom and his men get their vests??

  19. What a beautiful wedding and these photos are gorgeous!

  20. What a beautiful wedding! Gorgeous photos :)

  21. Wow! Those big red doors are such a great idea!

  22. love their attitude about the whole thing and how beautiful it is. love the reception set up :)

  23. Thanks GWS and Sam the photographer for honoring my daughter and husband with this posting. Yes- my prayer was that we enjoy the preparations. I treasure the memories THANKS
    (BTW-vest from Penny’s)

  24. Always love the vintage theme and all I can say about this wedding is WOW! What a wonderful wedding and a happy couple! Love all your friends and thank you soooo much for sharing this with us!

  25. Loving the classic red Chevy & red doors the bride enters through!

  26. Vest were from JCPenney’s! 15 bucks!

  27. How were the doors made for the entrance down the isle? Were they on a frame of some kind? AMAZING idea.


  28. They were strung on a cable that was bolted to the trees on either side. It just worked out! My brothers slid them aside on the cables. :)

  29. this wedding is Fun and super unique!!


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