Ngoc & Jason’s Modern Multicultural DIY Wedding in Virginia

A multicultural wedding … with lots of DIY projects … a bright pink & yellow color scheme … all planned in 3 months ?! This sounds like a feature for Capitol Romance :)

Yesterday we shared Ngoc & Jason’s adorable, whimsical engagement under a willow tree and today we are so pumped to share their beautiful, DIY wedding. Ngoc made a TON of the DIY projects in this wedding, and the couple used their favorite colors [yellow and pink] to turn an ordinary gold-course, tented wedding into a whimsical, magical, colorful party.

Thanks to Michelle VanTine Photography & Two Bright Lights for the submission!

Ngoc & Jason’s Pink & Yellow DIY Wedding in Virginia

From photographer, Michelle VanTine:

This Vietnamese-American wedding was a really neat fusion of cultural tradition and modern elements. The highlight for me as a photographer was arriving at the reception and seeing how Ngoc single handedly transformed a ordinary at-the-golf-course-tent into a whimsical, colorful party. We had so much fun taking the balloons around the course and being silly for pictures. So much fun in fact, that I fell off the bridge while shooting right into the swamp! No harm done… still got the shot. It was a wonderful event and neat to see how all of Ngoc’s DIY projects came together beautifully.

Details from the bride:

We wanted our wedding to be described in 6 words: sweet, whimsical, cute, fun, simple and classic.  Our tag line was {a sweet beginning}.  Pink and Yellow worked perfectly because Ngoc’s fav color is pink and Jason’s is yellow.  Not to mention, pink and yellow are bright, happy, and fun.

love the buttons on the bouquet stem!

Their friends & family pitched in with a TON of duties since they were planning on a 3-month timeline AND on a budget:

The whole wedding process was such a humbling experience to see how family and friends selflessly pitched in to help and were there to support us every step of the way.  Our friends helped us with executing every detail of the wedding from being the florist, the decorations to being the day of coordinators.

 i love love LOVE their invitations ~ booklet style with the modern font/design. love!

All the details were DIYed by Ngoc!

 Almost all the items from the wedding were DIY and made by the bride herself! – the programs, the decorations, the invitations, escort cards, the design.

You will definitely want to click inside to read the rest of this DIY Virginia wedding feature ~ the wedding party shots are some of the most fun I have EVER seen.

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Whimsical Farm Styled Wedding Shoot Inspiration

Friday inspiration continues to roll, this time with a whimsical, farm styled shoot at the Grey Gables Farm in Charlottesville, VA from Virginia wedding photographer, Jillian Michelle [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

This beautiful bridal shoot features lush colors of grape purple, royal red, khaki, and white! The decorations were entirely DIY & budget-friendly with paper pom poms adorning the trees and my FAVORITE budget-friendly centerpiece, books!


Jillian shares:

This styled shoot is fun, whimsical, and themed around fruit and rich jewel tones. The setting, Grey Gables Farm, is the perfect backdrop with rollings hills and misty morning light. The look of this shoot can easily translate into a summer or fall wedding!

Click inside for the rest of this adorable, whimsical farm-inspired bridal inspiration feature from Jillian Michelle Photography!

Natalie & Stewart’s Whimsical, Colorful DIY Virginia Wedding

This morning’s offbeat, Washington DC area wedding comes to  us from a seriously talented DC area wedding photographer, Rebekah J. Murray. I have followed her website/blog/photography for a while now, so I am just over the moon to be able to feature one of her real weddings! And boy oh boy is it a good one. Offbeat, detailed, DIY, eclectic, and nontraditionaleverything I love and more. [Thanks to Two Bright Lights for the submission!]

Rebekah shared:

I can’t remember ever photographing a wedding with a more playful attention to detail. Stewart and Natalie were married at her parent’s beach house near Chincoteague, Virginia, in the smidge of a town called Assateague. (it consists of Front St., Back St., and Courthouse St. So cute!) Natalie had grown up visiting this house and it was only fitting to have her happiest day surrounded by her happiest memories. Their vision from the start was to have as much fun as possible and (besides the near-melting heat) it was a smashing success. The eclectic, handmade details and bright colors made it feel like a vibrant afternoon at a carnival fading into a nostalgic summer evening.

This amazing wedding was also featured over on the awesome “Elizabeth Anne Designsblog ~ so for more details from Natalie [and full vendor listing] hop on over to the feature there.



gorgeous shot of Natalie’s dress hanging from a tree

i love this shot of the bride’s [blue!] shoes on the window sill!



how amazing is Natalie’s hairpiece!? the colors, the size, the ruffles, everything

Stewart awaits the First Look at his bride-to-be

Read more to see the rest of this eclectic & whimsical intimate Virginia wedding, including some awesome squirt guns at the reception, vintage details, and more from Rebekah J. Murray Photography!

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