Say hey to designers, and today’s bride + groom, Joelle + Justin! As owners of the screen print co., Fennec Design in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, these two know a thing or two about good design + attention to detail. They were running their presses non-stop before their big day, making everything from their table runners to the wall tapestries hanging around the venue. And a true DIY bride in every sense of the phrase, Joelle also collected and made the air plant ceremony backdrops, and, with the help of Justin’s talented family, made the rad planter boxes decorating the tablescapes. Let’s hear more from J + J about their main inspiration for their warehouse wedding:
We were very conscious of creating a wedding that was an extension of our everyday interests and aesthetic. The décor was a reflection of themes we carry throughout our art, home, and wardrobes. Textured fabrics, live botanicals, rich neutrals, detail heavy illustration, and clean geometric lines. We skipped some of the more formal elements of traditional weddings and opted instead for a low key self-officiated affair with a conversational coffee shop vibe. We offered light sweet and savory treats from some of our favorite local vendors, enjoyed music preformed by talented members of our wedding party, and kept the focus of the day on sharing intimate moments with those closest to us.
Thanks a bunch to With Love & Embers, who captured this celebration just beautifully, and big congrats to the newlyweds on a successful (and lovely) DIY wedding!
We broke with tradition and decided to get ready together before the ceremony. The 20 or so minutes we spent buttoning up and putting the finishing touches on our outfits allowed us some calm, intimate time together where we reflected on the significance of the commitment we were making.
We’re obsessed with Joelle’s Novecento Gown from BHLDN. Sadly, this style is sold out, but why not stop by the GWS shop + browse our wedding dress selection? You just might find the perfect dress for your big day!
Joelle, we’re impressed! Those awesome backdrops look like they weren’t easy to make!
J + J’s recessional was In an Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.
We’re loving the reception details just as much as we loved the wedding party attire! Shop it all in our handmade wedding round-up below:
Budgeting can be scary, and early on in the process we found ourselves easily overwhelmed by what we perceived to be a laundry list of often expensive things we were expected to have at our wedding. To deal with some of that stress and to put things into perspective, we took a step back and started planning as though it were just a big party. Later on in the process we added back in those traditions we were most excited about. In the end we were able to create a day that was pared down and unique to who we are, without going broke.
photography: With Love & Embers // venue name: The Carlisle Ribbon Mill, St. Carlisle, Pennsylvania // event design: Fennec Design // florals: Fennec Design // wedding dress: BHLDN Novecento Gown // bride's shoes: A pair of vintage Italian gold combat boots // bridesmaid dresses: Bridesmaids picked their own dresses in green // hair stylist: Ulta // makeup artist: Ulta // groom attire: ASOS // paper goods: Fennec Design // catering: a buffet featuring a variety items from local vendors and friends // linen rentals: DIY // music: Ceremony music was preformed by members of the wedding party, reception music was an Ipod playlist // day of coordination: Confetti and Co. // jewelry: Allison Hourcade // earrings: Allison Hourcade // necklace: Allison Hourcade // chairs: Event Central // tables: Event Central // table settings: VerTerra // coffee drinks: Little Amps Coffee // cookies: Short & Sweet Bakery // sweets: Short & Sweet Bakery // bread: Alvaro // cannolis: Alvaro // tea bar: One Good Woman // wildcrafted rootbeer: Savage River Farms // ice cream: custom Ice Cream flavors created by Urban Churn Micro-creamery