DIY Kentucky Wedding {Rebecca + Michael}18.11.2011

This wedding is an absolute dream and was captured by Nina Mullins Photography in Lancaster, Kentucky, United States.

This wedding was all about the things that Rebecca and Michael love. Rebecca explained, “Mike and I love antiques, vintage things, and being in the country. We love historic houses that have tons of charm and I love horses. Mike is quite the jack-of-all-trades; a master electrician and we both love DIY! We wanted a wedding that would reflect our personalities and for everything to have meaning to us. I searched inspiration boards but I only found a few things I loved. It became clear that we would need to do what we do best…DIY our wedding.”

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“When the choice of venues came up, it was clear that The Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast and Meadow Lake Equestrian Center, a historic Georgian home and working horse farm, would be the only place we could possibly begin our lives together.”

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“Mike and I wanted mix and match china and silverware for our tables. We began searching across the state of Kentucky to find the exact pieces we needed. I believe we hit every antique store, peddler’s mall, and thrift store within a 200-mile radius of Richmond!”

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“We created wooden arrow signs by using old barn wood and hand painting the words. Another DIY project of ours was a blend of burlap and paper, to create a program fan that the soon to be joined families painstakingly fashioned, completing those only days before the ceremony. My mothers’ old handmade vine basket held the fans. For the ceremony site, Mike made an arbor from trees grown on his family’s farm, to enhance the serenity of the lakeside ceremony. After the ceremony, our handmade signs, adorned the lawn to invite guests to play corn hole on the boards our friends made and we adorned or have their picture taken at the outdoor photo booth. Building on our old-fashioned side, we dug in our garage and pulled out our large collection of antique glass insulators, hung them from trees around the sparkling fountain and lit by candles, and placed them over Christmas string lights to add a quixotic glow to the reception.”

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Congratulations Rebecca and Michael, the result of your handwork is amazing and your wedding pictures are breathtaking.

Rebecca + Michael’s Style Guide

Photographer: Nina Mullins Photography / Caterer: Sonny’s BBQ / Event Planner: ido Signature Events / Floral Designer: A Perfect Posy / Cinema and Video: First String Media / Cake Designer: Here Comes the Cake / Transportation: Destiny Horse and Carriage / Event Venue: The Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast / Thanks: Two Bright Light

  1. Rebecca says:

    Thank you so much for featuring our wedding! Your kind words mean so much!

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