Real Wedding: Cori + John’s Sweet Outdoor Wedding

Happy Friday everyone! To wrap up a week of fun bow ties, I have a lovely outdoor wedding to share with you – and yes, the groom is rocking a bow tie :) Thanks to photographer Carissa of For You Love Me for sending this my way. Cori + John were married on May Day in Lancaster, VA. Cori has her college degree in fibers and this was evident throughout the whole event – every aspect was hand done.

flowers in coffee cups

handmade wedding invitations

groom with bow tie

bridal party colorful dresses anthropologie

bride designed her dress

How gorgeous is Cori’s dress? She designed it herself and it was made by her cousin, Jenelle Wiker. And the flower girl’s? Adorable. Their dresses were made by couple’s sister-in-law, Vivian Haughery.

outdoor wedding

The ceremony was held at the top of a hill under the branches of a huge tree. It was a warm sunny day that felt perfect on that hilltop with the cool breezes gently blowing. The tree they were married under was a very important aspect of the day for the symbolization it held of something starting as a seed growing into a huge, strong, tree.

outdoor wedding bow tie

wedding couple handmade dress bow tie

wedding exit motorcycle

and they REALLY did drive away together on the groom’s vintage motorcycle which was so very cute.

Congrats to Cori + John and thanks for sharing your sweet wedding with us!

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  1. Amazing – I LOVE the dress and the flower girl dresses! Beautifully done.

  2. This is so divine. I’m in love with all the vintage details, they’re so organic. I imagine this ceremony is covered in tons of wonderful DIY ideas! The playing card placecards hanging from a string of clothespins really stood out…so cool.

  3. her dress IS amazing!! love it so much! also love the invitation suite too!

  4. wow, definitely a favorite of mine… so unique and refreshing! great job, indeed…

  5. Insanely adorable! I love her dress and the beautiful backdrop of the giant tree. The invitation is pretty killer too!

  6. LOVE this post!!! the vintage details are amazing!!

  7. Such a great wedding! I can only hope ours conveys such personality and charm!!!

  8. love the handmade invitation suite. very lovely, as usual!

  9. Yay for originality! Two yays for individuality. I absolutely love how each person’s personality shines through in each photo. Their attire truly reflects each individual’s style. Love it!

  10. Love, love it all. From the details, to the dress, and of course! The photography!!

  11. Hey! I would LOVE to know where all of the bridesmaid dresses are from? My bridesmaids are mix and matching their dresses. I love the yellow ones!

    Thanks :)


  12. Love the vintage everything! Where did you find the cute bridesmaid cardigans?

  13. What a fun and rad couple. Great style and love the bridesmaids dresses! Adding a Triumph isn’t a bad touch either.

  14. OMG this entire wedding is so lovely! one tree hill lol :):)


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