Despite what Alanis Morrisette said, rain on your wedding day isn’t always a bad thing and today’s wedding feature is a lesson that your day will still be perfect even if things go differently than planned! Rebekah and Jesse were inspired by their love of nature for their September wedding, choosing Blue Heron Lake in Dorset, Ohio to host the day.
The couple didn’t stick to a budget, but reckon they spent around $8,000. Agape Photography beautifully captured the day, and they planned it themselves. Rebekah wore a BHLDN gown and accessorised with a hair drape from Azure Jewellery. Jesse chose some amazing decadent floral boots to accessorise his suit. The couple chose custom wedding rings made by The Northway Studio.
Florals were provided by Sola Wood Flowers and for catering they had stacks of donuts in lieu of a cake and a close friend catered the most incredible fried chicken for their wedding breakfast! They DIY’d their table decor by spray painting mason jars with purple glitter, filling them with gypsophila and pairing them with wood cutouts. They hung lights from the ceiling but really allowed the cabin’s natural atmosphere to do most of the talking in terms of decor.
Their main aim for the day was to create a sense of togetherness – not just for them as a couple, but for all their friends and family too. The couple told us; “we tried to make it something that would be enjoyable for all and include our personalities into all the details. Also, that we incorporated our family so much into everything. Our mothers walked us down the aisle and our fathers were part of the ceremony.”
The ceremony took place in the woods, where they’d made tissue paper pompoms to hang amongst the trees and placed vintage rugs down as their ‘altar’. Rebekah’s dad is ordained so he officiated the wedding and included a poem from Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey. They walked back down the aisle to Celtic music by We Banjo 3.
“Cherish your day when even the unexpected things happen,” Rebekah advises future rock n roll couples. “You can’t predict the weather, so just go with it! There wasn’t a thing we would have changed about our day, even though it didn’t all go to plan – we even loved that it stormed! Soak up every ounce of love on the day you marry your favourite person.”