D.I.Y.

Carissa & Stanton Calloway

In the words of the Bride; “Stanton and I met in the 7th grade.  I was the new girl at a small country school and his first impression was that I was a little dorky, which I blame on my wearing glasses.  We became best friends in high school (yes, I got rid of the glasses) and his opinion of me changed drastically.

I was the only girl he ever loved, a fact he kept quiet for a few months (so as not to ruin our friendship) until I came around to the same idea about him.  Being of an impatient nature, I didn’t wait at all to share my feelings immediately after becoming aware of them.  We had been dating for three-and-a-half years, always knowing we would marry each other, when Stanton proposed while on a quad ride through Almond Orchards.

We were engaged for a year and in that time my wonderful fiancé gave my mom and I the freedom to plan our vintage country-garden wedding.  I love all things soft, vintage and romantic.  The colors we chose were ivory and gray with touches of peach that appeared mostly through our flowers.  I wasn’t able to find accessories or decorations I loved, so I came up with a lot of the ideas myself and had my sisters and cousin help me with my D.I.Y. projects.  Some of our favorite projects were the bridesmaids’ shoes and our reception centerpieces.  Everything came together beautifully.  There is nothing we would have changed.”

D.I.Y. Projects included the bridesmaids shoes, bridesmaids hairpieces, brides hairpiece and veil, invitations, aisle shepherds hooks, reception centerpiece jars, hanging jars above the bridal party table, candy bar, the shutters, doily covered Chinese lanterns and “Carissa and Stanton” flags.

Ceremony and Reception Location::Callaway Residence                         Photographer::GROVER Style Photography
Bride’s Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Bridal Party Fashion::J.Crew
Bridesmaids Shoes::Dessy
Groom’s Fashion::Men’s Wearhouse
Catering::Copper Spur
Cake::Tiers for Two
Flowers::Bella Fluer
Cinematography::Life Shine Films
Photo Booth::The Platinum Photo Booth
Hairstylist::Carissa Callaway and Shelby Irwin

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