Rustic DIY Mississippi Wedding: Kasia + Dave

Mississippi wedding

For Kasia + Dave, putting together a DIY wedding that was inspired by old Mississippi, and held in the picturesque countryside of Kasia’s hometown, was their idea of perfect. Every little bit of their decor was handcrafted by the two of them, giving each piece of the day special meaning. Kasia wore the prettiest vintage wedding dress – her mother’s dress! –  updated beautifully by Corine Zach and she + her gals carried the sweetest wildflower bouquets by Haze at the Flower Company. Their’s is an example of a vintage celebration totally done right + we’re definitely loving every last bit!

From the bride, We wanted to have the kind of wedding that we’d like to attend ourselves. We designed our own non-traditional invitations, served fried chicken with mac ‘n cheese, and made sure the bar was fully stocked with bourbon. Instead of picking “wedding colors” and having everything match, we opted for decor that would help us achieve a rustic, laid back mood.

Thanks so much to Jennifer Emerling for the gorgeous photos + big congrats to the happy couple!

art inspired invitation

Mississippi wedding

K + D say their first look was one of their fave moment’s of the entire day.

vintage wedding dress

bow tie groom

Mississippi wedding

Mississippi wedding

bridal updo

Mississippi wedding

Mississippi wedding

Mississippi wedding

And they spent some time with Jennifer roaming the Mississippi countryside for some pre-wedding portraits. It seems like there were a million places to snag the perfect photo op!

Mississippi wedding

bow tie groom

vintage wedding dress

ceremony program

Processional: Bridal Party: Air in G – Johann Sebastian Bach; Bride: Arioso – Johann Sebastian Bach

Recessional: Allegro Maestoso – George Frideric Handel

First Dance: To Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

ceremony

Mississippi wedding

wildflower bouquet

Mississippi wedding

Mississippi wedding

Mississippi wedding party

striped groomsmen socks

mint heel bridesmaids

The bridesmaids chose lace dresses from Free People + Anthropologie. We love how they were the perfect complement to Kasia’s vintage lace dress!

wildflower bouquet

Mississippi wedding

Mississippi wedding

escort card display

vintage sign venue

pop culture celebrity portraits

rustic tablescape

pop culture celebrity portraits

pop culture celebrity portraits

Simple vintage decor was all this setting needed!

rustic tablescape

naked cake

Mississippi wedding

Prioritization: We decided early on what was important to us and as time and budget started to run out, we felt okay dropping things from the bottom of the list.

Pinterest: We created a whole account for the wedding. It was so helpful to visualize every element, and seeing all the pins in one place let us get a clear sense of what was working well together and what wasn't.

Perspective: It was important for us not to compare our wedding to anybody else's. We let ourselves do things exactly the way we wanted, and not because something was expected to be a certain way.

photography: Jennifer Emerling // ceremony venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church // reception venue: The Stables at Woodside Estates in Starkville, Mississippi // ceremony officiant: Fr. Lenin Vargas // ceremony musicians: Maria Sherman, Jackie Edwards-Henry, Shandy Phillips // ceremony planner: Dawn McGinley // event design: Bogusia Haupt and Kasia (mother of bride & bride) // event planner: Bogusia Haupt // florals: Haze at the Flower Company // wedding dress: vintage (mother of bride’s dress from Poland, updated by Corine Zach // hairpieces: M&J Trimming // veil: AnnaMarie Bridal Veils // shoes: Lucky Brand // hair: Kaycee at Hair Express // makeup: Laura Mercier // manicures: Lucky Nail and Spa // bridesmaid dresses: Free People and Anthropologie // groom suit: Banana Republic // groom + groomsman ties: Ted Baker // videography: Morgan Carr at Heritage 1221 // paper goods: Designed by Dave and Kasia (groom and bride), printed by Village Invites // catering: Jay Yates at the The Veranda // cake: Bogusia Haupt, brownies from City Bagel Cafe // cake topper: Melabo Wed // engagement ring: Doyle & Doyle // wedding bands: Mel Krumholtz at Wedding Ring Originals // music: Will at Golden Triangle Productions

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Rustic Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration

mediterranean flower arch

Let’s all take a mental vacay to the Mediterranean this afternoon + step into the gorgeous, rustic setting Jennifer Fujikawa designed, then captured on camera, oh-so perfectly! For couples who love the charm + beauty of a destination wedding in Europe, but know traveling abroad just isn’t in the cards, be sure to take notes (and pin lots of photos!) from this pretty editorial. There are so many lovely ways to incorporate those rustic, sought-after Mediterranean details in a celebration that can take place much closer to home!

From Jennifer, This Mediterranean-style wedding was intended to include just the right amount of substance and style. Our stylish couple enjoys traveling, the ocean and great eating. We imagined what a wedding would look like in their classic home by the sea. Earthy colors and tones were everywhere; in the home, the floral arrangement & bouquet and even the food. The food vignettes are appetizers, desserts and drinks the bride & groom would serve at the wedding.

mediterranean floral invitation

cathedral veil

lace bridal gown

mediterranean flower arch

We’re kiiiind of obsessed with that gorge, lace off-the-shoulder dress from Allure Bridals! And we’re equally as into those amazing floral details created by Charmain of Emblem Flowers. So, so pretty.

mediterranean flower arch

lace back wedding dress

mediterranean orange bouquet

mediterranean flower arch

bride and groom

Jennifer says, Carefully prepared and placed, but hearty enough to fill their guests’ stomachs. Kumquats, pomegranates and rosemary helped the beautiful florals become “fresh flowers that played with your palate” and they also fit in nicely with our overall color tone. The table setting was a simple silver and tan over wood, embellished by our gorgeous floral arrangement.

mediterranean tablescape

orange floral arrangement

mediterranean bride

orange floral arrangement

cocktail foods

hummus trio

cheese plate

cheese plate

raspberry cocktail

mediterranean inspiration

We’re not ready to come back to reality yet! This editorial was just too pretty. Big thanks to everyone below for creating such a beautiful + inspirational setting!

photography: Jennifer Fujikawa Photography // florals: Emblem Flowers // hair + makeup: Blooming Beauty By Cammy // venue: Private Residence Rental Los Angeles, California // dress: Allure Bridals // hairpiece + romper: Marisol Aparicio // tableware: Vintage Table Co // invitation: Hello Macherie // event design + coordination: Jennifer Fujikawa

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJennifer Fujikawa Photography is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Lovely Bridal Adornments from Woomee + a Giveaway!

Woomee Bridal Adornments

Woomee is one of those online bridal boutiques that we wish we’d know about when we were planning out (and purchasing) the details + finishing touches for our own wedding days. Modeled after the idea of a curated one-stop-shop, Woomee offers beautiful, diverse items in one lovely space, so brides can custom order their dresses and cover-ups, headpieces, ring pillows, garters and other accessories with ease. Not only is this a huge convenience for busy brides-to-be, but by purchasing several of your accessories + adornments from Woomee, you can pretty much guarantee a beautifully cohesive look.

Woomee Hair Pins

All Woomee products are designed using couture methods by Woomee, a Parsons School of Design graduate. Each piece is thoughtfully designed + carefully handcrafted with quality materials in Woomee’s South Korea studio. And every item can also be customized to perfectly match the design and aesthetic of your day!

Woomee Ring Pillows

Woomee’s garters are mostly made with lace and and beaded embellishments, with no bulky bands or ruffles, to keep them light and comfortable when worn under your dress. And aren’t they so beautiful?!

Woomee Garters

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