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Jennifer & Kyle's DIY Winfield Inn Wedding

Wednesday, January 11, 2012



don't you love this fishtail braid!

and this simple and elegant wedding ring!

this the groom is a musician, the bride made all the boutonnieres and paper cranes from sheet music

which was perfect since her dress designer uses guitar picks for her dress tags!


Love these shots through the Trees Sarah!


First Dance - " Dream a Little Dream" by the Mamas and Papas

The Motts
awesome dance pics by Sarah Bork Hamitlon


 late night s'mores

 This fun couple chose the Winfield Inn for it's southern charm and diy-ed all the details including the repurposed desk and chair and window frame that they used for their altar.

I love how Jennifer describes the process herself on her own blog:

First things first: the looks. After choosing our Southern vintage style venue, we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted the wedding party to look like. It was important to us that each and every person in the wedding wore something that reflected their own style and personality. Everyone looked amazing and I can't thank our friends and family enough for being part of our special day.

The ceremony didn't start until 6 p.m., but we were at it all morning and afternoon getting primped and ready for the first look. Hair stylist Liz Nevin and makeup artist Julie Odom met us at the venue bright and early to make us gorgeous and wedding-ready. The girls went with natural make-up and simple up-dos. As part of their bridesmaids' gifts, I got each of them a set of little , and I think they were styled perfectly with each look.

Kyle and I had so much fun planning the look and feel of the wedding. We tried to think about each and every moment of the evening, from the moment when guests entered the venue to sign the guest book down to all the personal touches throughout the reception. We spent so many weekends thrifting, collecting, and DIYing everything we could! Even though our apartment looked pretty nutty for a while, each and ever project was fun (and extremely budget friendly)!

Our welcome table was full of childhood photos and personal items, like my grandmother's wedding photo and her lace tablecloth. One of my favorite elements was the calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap. I LOVE her work, and it was so nice of her to create a piece with our names and wedding date on such short notice!

And I had way too much fun collecting items for all the centerpieces. We carefully selected all of the books, bottles, and postcards for every table, and all of the messages our guests wrote on them were so sweet and hilarious! A friend of mine arranged all of the flowers for us. We chose pom daisies, button poms, and feverfew for the centerpieces and baby's breath for the bouquets. We wanted all the arrangements and bouquets to look natural and clean since we never really settled on a color scheme. The colors in the pom poms, love streamers, and handkerchiefs were subtle and playful, and the ivory flowers blended in nicely.

Jennifer also said she spent a lot time looking for the perfect dress but couldn't find it online - so she commisioned local fashion design, Rachelle Briton, to make one based a Vera Wang favorite.The groom wore a charcoal Indochino suit which was also custom. 

This was also the wedding that I broke my toe at the last minute and had to wear a boot but THANKS to Jeff and  Sarah Bork Hamilton for running around for me

After a month long honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand- this creative couple will call AUSTIN home.

Wedding Venue & Reception: The Winfield Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Robyn Compton
Officiant: Matthew Schwartz
Band: The Motts
Her Ring: Maya Star
Wedding dress by Rachelle Briton Designs
Kyle's suit by Indochino
Veil by Twigs and Honey
Shoes by Kate Spade
Earrings by Kendra Scott
Bridesmaids' dresses by J.Crew, Anthropologie, and Nordstrom
vintage rhinestone hair pins from Lolita via Wedzu
Hair by 
Liz Nevin

Makeup by Julie Odom
Cake: simple berry chantilly cream cake from Whole Foods 
XOXO burlap banner on Etsy
Videographer: Tyler Faires Productions