I have been looking forward to Jason & Suzannah's wedding day for a long time... in fact I've been looking forward to a bride like Suzannah for a long time! She is a true DIY Bride and made everything from her GORGEOUS DRESS, to the fabric flags that lent a pop of color to the centerpieces. The creativity and the planning that went into this wedding day was really second to none.
Suzannah keeps a very inspiring and informative blog called Adventures in Dressmaking where she publishes tutorials and lots of other useful information (I've tried some!) Honestly, I am still in awe of everything that was accomplished to add finishing touches to this day... her hand made veil, the beautiful garden picked flowers, the dress, the bunting, the fabric flags... the chalkboard seating chart made from a repurposed picture frame. It was all just amazingly perfect. When Suzannah first contacted me in May, I learned about her desire to design her whole wedding with Do It Yourself touches and that it was very important that her hard work be memorialized in timeless and artistic photographs. This struck a chord with me because I put a LOT of work into my own wedding decorations, but the fine details weren't captured on film. Because of this, my goal with every wedding I shoot is to collect every last detail of the day to help create a lasting memory. Pulling out all the stops to ensure this goal was met, I got my friend Kim Cullins from Jitterbuggin' Clothing Company involved as Art Director/Second Shooter (we have collaborated previously on projects and this is a add on I am excited to now offer my brides!)
This blog post is going to be much longer than usual but I wanted to leave no stones unturned in telling the story of Jason & Suzannah's wedding day... it is evident when looking through their photos that this is a love built to last. Congratulations on your beautiful day!
Venue: McMenamins Edgefield: Administrator's House
Catering: Provided by Edgefield
Photography: Becky Nerpel studio623photography.com with
Art Direction: by Kim Cullins of Jitterbuggin.com
Decorations: Suzannah adventuresindressmaking.com
Dress: Suzannah adventuresindressmaking.com
Veil: Suzannah adventuresindressmaking.com
Shoes: Nina with pouf shoe clips by Suzannah adventuresindressmaking.com
Groom's Suit: Claiborne
Hair and Makeup: Suzannah & Maid of Honor
Invitations: Vista Print
Flowers: Kay Hamlin