Honey to the Bee…A Gorgeous DIY, Homespun Wedding

June 28, 2010

I love Bryan & Claira’s adorable rustic, homespun wedding. It was held at Hill Country Village, which is right out in the middle of the country that surrounds Shreveport, LA. “It has an old grocery store, a couple old farm houses and this big brick venue where we held our reception. The wedding itself was outside amongst all of these fun old buildings” Claira told me. 

The wedding had a family orientated, diy feel to it with the bride’s Aunt helping with the flowers and even their photographer Kelly’s Mum making the cake! “The cake itself is based off of a ceramics piece I made early on into my studies as a potter here at the Savannah College of Art and Design” Claira continued. “Hill Country Village has a man named Bill who is incredibly on top of his game that makes delicious food and was more than happy to accommodate our vegetarian taste buds.” 

Instead of favours, the couple donated beehives to a family in need through Heifer International and made little slips of paper with twine to let their guests know. Claira wore a dress which belonged to her Great-Grandmother which she had altered a little around the neck and bust. “It was so much fun to wear such a beautiful and meaningful gown” she said. Bryan helped her find her shoes and she was very careful about choosing her accessories, “I wanted something that was a little funky and 1930’sish. I found the earrings on Etsy and the necklace I wore was my Great Aunts (who’s wedding band I received).” 


I am totally in love with the incredible attention to detail in this wedding – from the cakes (that Underwood typewriter ‘groom’s cake’ is so cool – My maiden name was Underwood!) to the flowers to the bicycle at the end, everything screams ‘them’ and looks totally gorgeous! 

Thanks so much to Bryan & Claira and to photographer Kelly for sharing this fabulous wedding with us today 

Credit: Kelly Moore Photography
Dress: Vintage – belonged to her Great Grandmother
Necklace: Vintage – belonged to her Great Aunt
Earrings: Lili Swan on Etsy
Groom’s Suit: Squires in Shreveport, LA
Venue: Hill Country Village
Cake: Moore Cake Please
Favours: Heifer International
Music: Jewish band, Sruli & Lisa