Part Two of James and Marilyn’s adorable DIY wedding at the romantic Crestmore Manor is dripping with loveliness. If my eyes could drool, they were definitely drooling over the swoon-worthy touches that Marilyn worked so hard on. One of my favorite parts was the wooden signs incorporated throughout the venue, particularly this welcome sign at the entrance to the ceremony. How cute is this??
Inside the cozy and sweet reception, groupings of mason jars with pretty spring flowers acted as centerpieces with patterned green runners adding a splash of fun color.
I loved the chalk boards instructing guests to join in the celebration with mason jars as the glasses. No detail was left behind – even the mason jars had adorable green tags and pink straws to delight their guests.
I’m a huge sucker for bistro lights! And bistro lights inside a tent are DY-NO-MITE. Nothing says cozy like dancing with your sweetie under the sparkling lights…
Wooden signs, chalkboards, and burlap were the main characters when it came to signage. Like I said, every little detail was absolutely perfect!
Love, love, love the sweetheart table.
Don’t those little bags for the bulb favors make your heart melt? And that giant old trunk??? Yes please.
Even the sparklers for the grand exit got their own special decor.
Although the rain took everybody inside to the cozy warmth, they had adorable yard games ready to play.
The calendar as the guestbook was a really cute idea, along with the suitcase for the cards.
When Marilyn’s grandma passed away last year, they found a box FULL of love letters written from her quiet husband Ken while they were separated during their courtship from 1937-1939. Apparently Ken was a pretty reserved guy but the letters are crazy romantic. It meant the world to Marilyn to discover this incredible love story just as she was in the middle of her own, so they display a few of the letters for guests to view.
After the ceremony, we spent a few minutes with their gorgeous classic car trying to keep dry from the raindrops.
A huge shootout goes to the bridal party for truckin’ it out to the rain for photos! These guys were AWESOME – they knew that a bit of rain wasn’t going to stop us from making this day absolutely perfect!
How cute are these girls?? They were the best friends Marilyn could ever ask for.
I love that the rain wasn’t going to phase Marilyn one bit. She totally came prepared with the perfect pink boots and adorable umbrella.
The reception was so dreamy and cozy inside. The lights and the music were just dripping with romance.
Love these special moments!
Time for a dance partaaay!
James and Marilyn: You have touched our hearts in so many ways – you’ll never know just how deeply we love and appreciate you two! Thank you for being so excited about marrying each other more than anything else. Your emotional souls and passionate love are more than we could ever hope or dream to photograph. It was such an honor being just a small part of your magical story!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : Crestmore Manor | Reception Location : Crestmore Manor | Event Coordinator : Elite Stage & Lighting | Floral Design : La Petite Fleur | Cake : Vrej Pastry | Dress : Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner | Shoes : Caparros | Bridesmaid Dresses : Bloomingdale’s | Make-Up : Fox and Hair Salon | Hair : Jaclyn Gonzales | DJ & MC: Elite Stage & Lighting | Reception Lighting : Elite Stage & Lighting | Catering : Canyon City BBQ, Gale Banda | Wedding Videography : Two Spoons Productions