Homespun & Locally Sourced

April 1, 2010

I’ve discovered one of my new favourite photographers! So much in fact that I emailed him to ask for not one, not two, but THREE of his weddings to feature…so hold onto your hats because over the next few days you’re gonna see some serious awesome.

First up is Tony & Katie’s laid back, funky backyard wedding. Although the pair live in New York they opted to hold their wedding in Kentucky where all their family are based. They knew they didn’t want a traditional church wedding and luckily for them Katie’s¬†grandparents allowed their home to play host to the celebrations.

The couple really wanted to keep things simple and local. “All of the vendors were local” Katie began.¬†“The high school I taught at had an agricultural department that had a connection to a flower wholesaler in Nashville (Nashville Cut Flower Co) so I was able to work with them to order the flowers at a great price. My aunts worked the day before the wedding to create the centerpieces, bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. We found our caterer through an ad in the local newspaper and word of mouth. Diane’s Cakes and Caterings provided the cake and all of the food and drinks for the reception. We paid a friend to run the sound system for the ceremony and we hooked our iMac up to his speakers to play the music we had selected for the dinner and reception. We rented the trolley at the last minute to take guests from the parking lot at a local church to my grandparent’s house. It ended up being one of our favorite parts of the wedding.”

Katie wore a bridesmaids dress that she found after trying on just a few gowns. “I knew I didn’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a dress I would only wear once, but at the same time I wanted a dress that reflected my style. I only tried on a handful of dresses before finding “the one” – a bridesmaid dress purchased from Bridals of Regiss Park (Glasgow, KY) for only $220.”

Thanks to Katie, Tony & their photographer Bob for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us today

Credit: Bob Miller