Tessa and Adam

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

























I've got a soft spot for small budget weddings and big DIY undertakings; Tessa and Adam's celebration is the perfect combination of spending savvy and sweet style, don't you agree?

The bride designed her gown, then her mother, a talented seamstress, whipped it up for her, along with the darling flower girls' dresses. Bridesmaids and groomsmen were asked to wear light colors, while Adam wore a seersucker suit from J.Crew with a plaid vintage tie and tie clip. Tessa made felt flower corsages and boutonnieres for the bridal party and ribbon wands for the flower girls, but did count on a florist to build her lovely bouquet, filled with garden roses and billy balls.

After the ceremony, the couple played lawn games like croquet and bocce ball with their guests, and encouraged everyone into canoes and paddle boats in the pond behind the barn. They also rented a giant parachute for the big day, and not surprisingly, being tossed up in the air by their friends was a highlight for the bride and groom.

Tessa's bunting flags decorated the barn, and the couple served hot dogs from J Dawgs. Family and friends baked the cupcakes, pies, bundt cakes and donuts that filled the dessert table, and guests washed down their sweets with milk from old-fashioned milk bottles. On hand to capture each sweet moment was the talented Jessica Peterson, Tessa's former roommate; thank you, Jessica, for sharing these wonderful photos with us!

35 comments:

  1. I would have never guessed it was small budget wedding. It's gorgeous and everyone looks like they're having an amazing time!

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  2. What a wonderfully colorful and joyful wedding!! It's exactly the way a wedding should be!!

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  3. I LOVE that picture of the bride next to the tree. So gorgeous.

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  4. What an unbelievably stylish wedding!
    Lexi xx
    Glitter Weddings

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  5. Tessa is adorable and stunning at the same time. love this wedding. very sweet.

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  7. That dress is the most drop dead gorgeous thing I've seen all year. And the cake! And the parachute! I am in total love. This might rank number 1 favorite wedding ever.

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  8. Okay I feel like I want to be friends with this couple. How cool are they? I love her dress and the donuts. Beautiful shots.

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  9. They played parachute??!! This is beyond awesome. Such a sweet wedding with darling details!

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  10. This may be one of my favorite weddings - what an adorable couple! And that cake is to die for!

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  11. that is one kick ass wedding!! Can we talk about how pretty her dress is?!

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  12. That dress!!!! Wow! I cannot gush more about that dress. It fits her perfectly!

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  13. how pretty. I love her delicate dress and the color scheme. Their venue actually reminds me a lot of my wedding venue so cool points for that :)

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  14. The barn with the bunting is way too much!!! I love it, what a gorgeous way to celebrate.

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  15. What an awesome wedding! These pictures are beautiful - I love the dress, it seems to suit her so well and I don't even know her! That cake! Oh my!

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  16. I love when brides pick the perfect dress for them. She absolutely found the one for her. Gorgeous wedding and they had a blast I can tell.

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  17. Those two are the sweetest! I love all the bunting!

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  18. SO adorable!! I love this wedding... and her dress is fantastic. WOW.

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  19. This is so sweet and beautiful, such an adorable couple

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  20. OMG. We are totally having a parachute at our 2013 nuptials! I'm serious. (at least, that's the plan for now). I love everything about this wedding (and what a beauty Tessa is!)

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  21. Congratulations to the bride and groom! Love her wedding dress. It's so delicate and lovely. xo style, she wrote

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  22. i love all this yellow... everything looks so bright!!!

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  23. I know I've seen this before (Real Simple Weddings?). I loved it then and I love it even more now. The games, that dress, the setting...it's perfect!

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  24. I dont think I could have thought up a more perfect beautiful wedding! I'm so jealous! I adore her dress too. I want something sweet like that. When I actually get married haha

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  25. I would love to have attended this wedding- so fun! love DIY brides!

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  26. This wedding seriously looks like so much fun!

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  27. I love this wedding - it's like a modern barn-raising. You can feel the sense of community. I also love what the guys are wearing. Those vests are adorable!

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  28. What a wonderful wedding!
    Wonderful pics!!!

    ♥ Franka

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  29. I adore every one of their colour choices!! So beautiful. My mum is making my wedding dress for my wedding in 2 months time... so this was really inspiring!

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  30. What a wonderful wedding!! nd so beautiful bride!!Fun and sweet they are!!A super day!!LOVE

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  31. loving that cake, it looks like sunshine on a cake stand!

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