Real Wedding: Hannah + Anthony’s Handmade Green Wedding

When I stumbled across this fun + quirky wedding from photographer Todd Pellowe, I knew it would be so perfect to share with you guys! Little did I know that the bride, Hannah recently moved to LA and planned her Kentucky wedding long distance – a challenge, but totally doable! Thanks Hannah for sharing some insight into your day!

From Hannah, “We really wanted the wedding to be us and finding just the right venue made that happen. We chose The Green Building, an eco friendly gallery with a partially enclosed courtyard. It was the perfect setting for our handmade wedding. I must also admit that I was inspired daily by GWS! I looked at so much wedding inspiration that I would dream of wedding goodies all night long! We wanted the wedding to be simple, crafty and have a vintage feel, but mostly we wanted it to be fun. Anthony has had a mustache for two years now and what’s more fun than a mustache?! So that became a theme early on, but I wanted it to be subtle and not overly done. To be honest my head was so cluttered with ideas that I really didn’t know how it would all make sense, but it did and it was truly us!”

oui necklace

What a GORGEOUS ceremony setting! Anthony made the wood wall from old fence wood from Hannah’s parent’s farm + Hannah’s mother made all the cranes – all 600 of them!! Totally love it!

bride with pretty white shoes

brooch bouquet

bride with glasses

bride with glasses groom with mustache

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? It’s hard to explain, but when I walked down the aisle with my dad it was so surreal. I’ve never felt so much love! Everyone on both sides of us was moving inward to see and it just felt like I was getting the biggest warmest hug! To see their smiling facing and everyone was glowing- I don’t know if it was because of the lighting or the fact that it had just rained before we came out, but it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen! I even blurted out, “It’s so beautiful!”

wedding ceremony with paper cranes

wedding details

My mom and I collected the vintage milk glass vases and the wood centerpieces were from a tree that had to be cut down on our farm.

billy buttons wedding reception

wedding photobooth

And how cute is that cake topper?!!! Hannah’s mom made it! She made little miniature clothes just weeks before the wedding and Anthony made the mustache and glasses by hand 3 days before the wedding! The morning of the wedding I made the miniature flag bunting as well as my sisters hairpiece and shoe clips!

wedding cake with bunting

wedding details

wedding sparkler exit

Any advice for those planning now? My only advice is to get a Magbooth! It was priceless to see our guests rolling out of the booth laughing so hard that they had tears in their eyes! Our guests got to take home quality photos from the night and we got a copy of each (in the form of a book) that I never would have had otherwise. The crew at Magnolia Photo Co. is so amazing to work with and I feel lucky to call them not only an amazing vendor but also friends. You never know who you will meet when planning a wedding! I feel so blessed to have worked with such awesome people!

We started planning the wedding while living in Indiana and in June we moved to LA, so half of the wedding was planned long distance. So much of what we included in the wedding was recycled, refurbished and reused and that is where the crafting and collecting began. My mom was a huge help… she did so much!! I had all these ideas and she made them all happen! It was unbelievable! I would send her pictures of random things that I liked and was inspired by and we would talk about colors and fabrics and somehow what she created was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! She made my bouquet out of vintage brooches, many of which belong to my Grandma- so it is very special to me! My mom made most all of the cranes- around 600, and then glued each one to dried grass. It was all a labor of love, but it was worth it!

Because my mom did so much for me I wanted to make her something special. Back when my mom was a bride-to-be she made the most amazing book for her mom that had a picture of them as well as a beautiful poem she wrote called A Daughter’s Prayer. I replicated the book and used Magbooth pictures taken of us back when we were planning the wedding. As you can see, it was a really special and emotional moment when she saw it!

bride with scrapbook

I had a ton of help from my family and friends. Our wedding would not have been what it was without them and our amazing vendors!

Venue: The Green Building, Louisville, KY; Stephanie Brothers, Event Coordinator
Wedding Dress: Watters
Hair and Makeup: Hair: Gunnar Deatherage, Makeup: Liz Harmon
Shoes: Martinez Valero & Madewell Oxfords
Bridesmaid Dress: Purely Alfred Angelo Eco-friendly Bridesmaid Collection
Bride’s Hairpiece: Handmade by my mom!
Groom Suit: Hugo Boss
Photography: Todd Pellowe Photography
Floral Design: In Bloom Again
Invitations/Paper Goods: Invites: Cheerupcherup (etsy), Save-the-date: Hound Dog Press, Louisville, KY
Cake: Elvin’s Pastries, Corydon, IN
Music: The Swells, Lexington, KY
Catering: 732 Social
Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Co.

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  1. What a wonderful approach to planning a meaningful wedding…and starting a life together, too!The venue is so regal, it makes for an idyllic backdrop for a formal or more festive wedding.

  2. Congratulations Hannah and Anthony! I love so many of the weddings at Green Wedding Shoes but this is my absolute favorite. So stylish and clever, and just fantastic the way the wedding captures your distinct individuality. I loved that you did things your way :), I just had to mention you on my first post at my blog.


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