Wedding Wednesday!

This week I am featuring just one wedding of my lovely lady friend from O'More, Amanda (now Mrs. Barnhart!) Now, I know most of you don't know anything about Amanda but let me let you in on a little secret or two... she LOVES the color pink (and I mean pinkkkkk. magenta, maybe? fuschia? PINK!) and she LOVES kitties. She's such a sweet gal and she's one heck of a talented graphic designer. This will probably be photo heavy so I'll cut it after a couple! Amanda is going to let us in on her bride-on-a-budget tricks and tips, too!

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Did that typography look familiar? ;) Check out the close-up picture of the Polaroids again... Guess what? They're not really polaroids! Amanda was clever enough to take some photos from their relationship/lives, make them black and white, print them out and pair them with some beautiful cream colored cardstock to mimic the look! (So if you want a sweet Polaroid line at your home or wedding, try her trick! It's a lot cheaper!) Amanda also made the pink bunting pennant banner you see hanging in the trees! She used a combination of pink and vellum paper triangles, attached to string and hung up! 

Here are a few more tips and such from the lovely Bride!
Brides Bouquet: GREAT TIP, order your flowers from a bulk wholesaler website, and put them together yourself in a bouquet! My sister made it for under $150. The florist would have charged us over $300. 

All table cards, names, and "stories" were designed by me, which each showcase a time/event in Tj and I's life...Each round table had a different table card, with a connecting story...for example "Tea Time at the Half" card had a matching story which talked about how Tj and I ran in the Nashville Half Marathon together...
The Cake: A friend made it, and then I put paper crepe flowers in cream, on each level.

The wedding and reception took place at a family member's wonderfully designed home in West Virginia. The log cabin/lodge took precedence over the feel and they wanted to capture that. This wedding was shot by Will Knowles.

Now for the Weekly Wedding Question: Indoor or Outdoor? This can be for either the ceremony or the reception! Are you more of a church kinda gal or a Southern belle in a barn? Beach, backyard, auditorium, or a tent? Let's hear 'em!

My opinion: I've always wanted an outdoor wedding, but a very southern one. Maybe the ceremony to take place in a sweet old barn and then the reception outside (or even IN the barn?!). I just know that I want some aspect of it to be outdoors and in the elements. I want the natural side to show through a lot and I think Amanda and TJ captured that really well! 

By the way! Check out and download the Mixtape Monday post from this week! It's all wedding themed! Well, songs that I'd like to play at my wedding at least! ;) 



  1. I want to go very southern belle too! There is a barn church down here that is so precious and perfect for that!

  2. wow great stuff. loving it.

    i really like that banner and thats awesome she made it

  3. amanda is one of my besties! :) how exciting that you featured her. i died over their wedding photos & all the pops of pink. it so suites her!

  4. I LOVED her wedding!! I'm having an outdoor wedding October 1st - a fall wedding, which I've always wanted. I just told me mom yesterday that I was thinking about taking pictures and hanging them around on lines with clothespins! I really like the idea of the faux polaroid too! And the little holder for the signs reading "Tea Time for...." I'm pretty sure I have! lol. It was VERY beautiful though. I love your wedding Wednesdays!

  5. I would love to be married and have the reception outside, but here in Scotland, you just can't tell what the weather will be like! x

  6. looks like a pretty day (:
    umm, in this country it's safest to be indoors....rain rain rain! but outdoors in the sunshine would be lovely.

  7. you didn't spell Barnhart right.. you put (Mrs Banhart)
    Just a small observation

  8. anon: oops! you're right! must've been more tired than i thought haha thanks for letting me know! its fixed now :)

  9. oh my goodness, that looks like my dream wedding!!! everything is soo beautiful :)

  10. Fantastic post! I love the fake polaroid pics, that's a brilliant idea! Love everything, looks stunning!!


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