DIY Pennsylvania Warehouse Wedding: Joelle + Justin

Pennsylvania wedding

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!

black and gold invitation

leather suspenders

bride getting ready

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.

gold boots

boutonniere

suspender groomsmen

leather suspenders

suspender groomsmen

BHLDN wedding gown

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!

BHLDN wedding gown

gold bar necklaces

mixed green bridesmaid dresses

wedding party

BHLDN wedding gown

Pennsylvania wedding

Pennsylvania wedding

airplant ceremony backdrop

Joelle, we’re impressed! Those awesome backdrops look like they weren’t easy to make!

airplant ceremony backdrop

The Carlisle Ribbon Mill

The Carlisle Ribbon Mill

The Carlisle Ribbon Mill

airplant ceremony backdrop

The Carlisle Ribbon Mill

The Carlisle Ribbon Mill

airplant ceremony backdrop

J + J’s recessional was In an Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.

Pennsylvania wedding

Pennsylvania wedding

gold boots

Pennsylvania wedding

Pennsylvania wedding

wooden ceremony sign

DIY wedding

wooden recyleable plates

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:

hand drawn table runners

drawn favors

planter box centerpieces

wooden recyleable plates

planter box centerpieces

dinner menu

hand drawn table runners

drawn favors

custom beer bottles

popcorn

ice cream bar

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: The Carlisle Ribbon Mill St. Carlisle, Pennsylvania // event design: Fennec Design // day of coordination: Confetti and Co. // florals: Fennec Design // wedding dress: BHLDN Novecento Gown // jewelry, earrings + necklace: Allison Hourcade // shoes: A pair of vintage Italian gold combat boots // bridesmaid dresses: Bridesmaids picked their own dresses in green // hair + makeup: Ulta // groom suit: ASOS // paper goods: Fennec Design // chairs + tables: Event Central // table settings: VerTerra // linens: DIY // catering: a buffet featuring a variety items from local vendors and friends // coffee drinks: Little Amps Coffee // cookies + sweets: Short & Sweet Bakery // bread + cannolis: Alvaro // tea bar: One Good Woman // wildcrafted rootbeer: Savage River Farms // ice cream: custom Ice Cream flavors created by Urban Churn Micro-creamery // music: Ceremony music was preformed by members of the wedding party, reception music was an Ipod playlist

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryWith Love & Embers is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Organic Indigo Wedding Inspiration

white king protea

When dreaming up the gorge winter shoot we’re sharing today, photographer, Chandler, of To Wander & Seek + stylist/florist, Amy, of The Conservatorie Floral & Design knew one thing: there would be no pairings of red + green – the color combo we seem to get a bit bombarded with each year immediately following Halloween. The girls wanted to inspire winter brides + grooms-to-be, and all those throwing a holiday dinner or party, to think outside of the box and try a more natural color scheme.

They went with soft greys, velvety blues and pine tree green – remembering that winter is already naturally filled with these beautiful colors. Then, they amped up the elegance + coziness factor with faux fur capelets for the bridesmaids, silk plant dyed ribbons and table runners from Silk & Willow, and lots of comfy blankets + textiles.

indigo wreath invitation

tulle skirt bridesmaids

The ‘maids are wearing the sweetest tulle skirts from the immensely talented Alexandra Grecco. And how much do you adore those WHITE protea bouquets? We’re in major love.

protea bouquets

white king protea

dusty blue tulle skirt

Sara of Modern Classic Beauty gave the girls a slightly retro look that fit in perfectly with the setting of the shoot.

white king protea

white king protea

tulle skirt bridesmaids

white king protea

tulle skirt bridesmaids

indigo aisle florals

indigo winter inspiration

white king protea

Gah, the florals. We can’t get over ‘em!

tulle skirt bridesmaids

indigowinter-styled-16

indigo winter centerpiece

white king protea

indigo blue table number

indigo winter inspiration

The tablescape featured an emphasis on the color indigo, with lots of texture + pretty greenery artfully strewn about. We think this would make a pretty Christmas dinner tablescape, don’t you?

indigo wreath menu

indigo winter inspiration

indigo winter centerpiece

drink menu

indigo winter cake table

blue cake

We’re not sure we’ve ever seen cakes that look as delish as these babies by Sweet N’ Flour! We’re all about that organic look that actually tastes amazing, rather than just looks it!

chocolate drizzled wedding cake

winter inspired wedding cakes

indigo winter inspiration

Who else is in the holiday spirit now? A big thanks to the lovely team below for showing us how a gorgeous winter setting, with a natural indigo-inspired color palette, can be achieved with just a couple of key elements!

photography: To Wander & Seek // planning + design: The Conservatorie Floral & Design // venue: St. Augustine Ice Plant & Distillery St. Augustine, Florida // florals: The Conservatorie // desserts: Marisa from Sweet N’ Flour // makeup: Amanda Hopcraft // hair: Sara Jane of Modern Classic Beauty // ribbons + table runner: Silk & Willow // tulle bridesmaids skirts: Alexandra Grecco // paper goods: Smitten On Paper // groom’s outfit: Banana Republic // wedding gowns: The White Magnolia // mink coats: Christe Blue

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Gorgeous Bridal Jewelry from Max & Chloe

Gorgeous Bridal Jewelry from Max & Chloe

When it comes to accessorizing for your wedding day, we get it: you want to LOOK like a million bucks without spending your entire paycheck on a few jewelry pieces. For the price-conscious bride who doesn’t want to compromise style, we’d love to introduce Max & Chloe. Max & Chloe offers a gorgeous selection of expensive-looking bridal jewelry that’s actually super budget-friendly – making them the perfect place to pick up the finishing touches for your bridal ensemble. But just because their pieces won’t break the bank doesn’t mean the quality suffers either. In fact, offering exceptional customer service, quality jewelry, fast delivery and the best pricing is what Max & Chloe is all about and, in turn, what makes them stand out from the rest of the pack.

So, what’s the Max & Chloe philosophy? They think mixing fine jewelry investment pieces with trendy fashion baubles is the best way to build an incredible jewelry collection. We can’t help but agree. So why not start your personal collection with the perfect piece (or two) for your wedding, like these pretties (our faves from M & C!) below…

Bridal Jewelry from Max & Chloe

1. Blu Bijoux Faux Rock Crystal Open Cone Bangle // 2. Blu Bijoux Gold with White Hexagons Bib Necklace // 3. Blu Bijoux Crystal Gold Teardrop Earrings // 4. Blu Bijoux Open Black Triangle Ring // 5. Blu Bijoux Gold Asymmetric Open Work Bib Necklace // 6. Blu Bijoux Glamour Cuff

Bridal Jewelry from Max & Chloe

7. Genevive By CZC White Topaz Double Round Drop // 8. Genevive by CZC Round Circle Cubic Zirconia Bracelet // 9. Genevive by CZC CZ Small Round Brushed Drop Earrings // 10. Genevive by CZC Star Spangled Bangle // 11. Genevive by CZC Rock Crystal Sparkle by the Yard Necklace // 12. Genevive by CZC Rose Gold and CZ Hexagon Drop Earrings

Jewelry from Max & Chloe

13. Carolee Gold Multi-Color Pearl And Crystal Sphere Necklace // 14. Carolee Gold And Crystal Horseshoe Pendant Necklace // 15. Carolee Gold And Emerald Cut Crystal Royal Redeux Drop Pierced Earrings // 16. Carolee Gold and Pearl Teardrop Earrings // 17. Carolee Silver and Wrapped Pearl Bracelet // 18. Carolee Gold and Pearl Popcorn Necklace // 19. Carolee Gold Black And Pearl Clip-On Earrings

Jewelry from Max & Chloe

Max & Chloe also carries a ton of beautiful, personalized jewelry pieces, under $200, that make perfect bridesmaid gifts! And Max & Chloe is generously sharing a discount code with GWS readers, giving them 20% off when ‘maxandchloe20′ is entered at checkout. Save on the perfect piece for your big day (or maybe something for the holidays or NYE!) from December 8th, 2014 through December 15th, 2014.

Happy shopping, ladies!!

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