Capitol Inspiration: A Backyard DIY Wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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  • August 08, 2013

You know a submission is going to be good when the photographer is gushing in the email. Brinn with BMW Photography stated right off the bat, that this was the #1 DIY wedding that she has attended/captured, “every single component was DIY… from the bride’s dress, to the wedding party’s clothing, to the flowers, to the reception decor, to the belt buckles, to the timber framed structure they were married under!”

Oh you KNOW this sounds like my kind of wedding :) Set against the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a little town called Rockbridge Baths, this adorable couple handmade their wedding hosted it in the groom’s backyard. Handmade attire, Fabric flowers, billy ball bouts, neutral colors ( blue, khaki and white) were the perfect compliment to this perfectly DIY and small-budget Virginia wedding!

A DIY, Backyard Wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

handmade DIY eclectic small budget Virginia mountains wedding

Vendors

Photographer: BMW Photography | Venue: Rockbridge Baths, VA | Rentals: Central Virginia Rentals | Catering: Southern Inn | Bridesmaids Dresses: Handmade by the Bride | Fabric Flower Bouquets: Handmade by the Bride | Wedding Dress: Handmade by the Bride | Altar: Handmade by the Groom & Groomsmen | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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This backyard wedding was full of sentimental DIY details from top to bottom. All the wedding party clothing and fabric flowers were handmade by the bride herself!

DIY button purse

eep! how much do you love this fabric flower bouquet? I REALLY love her unique pearl button sash too!

DIY fabric rose bride bouquet

DIY billy ball boutonniere

modern twisted updo

More on the DIY structure the couple was married under:

The beautiful timber framed structure they were married under? Made by the groomsmen! This talented couple took sentimentality to the next level and it resulted in one of the most emotive wedding spreads ever.

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Click inside for the rest of the beautiful, handmade wedding details from this gorgeous DIY Virginia wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

light blue bridesmaids & groomsmen vest

These DIY bridesmaids dresses & the bridesman’s vest came out SO awesome!

casual groomsmen

eclectic blue bridesmaids

handmade DIY eclectic small budget Virginia mountains wedding

Can you believe that altar was handmade?! Just stunning!

handmade DIY eclectic small budget Virginia mountains wedding

handmade DIY eclectic small budget Virginia mountains wedding

Adorable DIY bunting in the background with the lights! Perfect addition to the tent!

handmade DIY eclectic small budget Virginia mountains wedding

love these unique spices & greens in test tubes for the escort cards!

unique DIY escort cards

plaid napkin pocket fold wedding

handmade DIY eclectic small budget Virginia mountains wedding

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I’m not sure I could pick my favorite DIY element from this wedding – can you ?! A special thanks again to BMW Photography for sharing her images from this handmade, DIY Virginia wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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5 Comments

  • heather says:

    Adorable!!! Love her purse and the flowers!

  • andrea says:

    wait a minute: they made that alter?! that’s probably the coolest thing i’ve ever seen. mega impressed!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I love this wedding color theme

  • Accacia says:

    I’m that bride, and yes, it was perfect – we couldn’t have done it without lots of help from family and friends. The timber frame was actually a gift from the groom’s parents and built by professional timber framers, who are family friends. My mom sewed the bridesmaids’ seersucker dresses, made the flowers, pennants and dinner napkins. The button accessories were her ingenuity. The “greens” were 4-leaf clovers found by our guests – we had a contest, and the winners found 20 or more! I’m so pleased with the photographs Bryn took, also!

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