Brittany and Dustin’s
Dreamy Outdoor Wedding
WEDDING DATE: October 14, 2017
WEDDING LOCATION: Huntersville, NC (on my grandparents property)
WEDDING THEME: Laid back outdoor wedding
HOW AND WHERE DID YOU MEET:
I was actually serving at a bar he used to frequent, we also had loads of mutual friends, I had always been interested in him but for a few years we just weren’t single at the same time. We were finally both single and he and our friends basically forced me into dating him, the rest is history I guess!
THE WEDDING DAY:
Unlike more traditional brides and grooms, we woke up early on the morning of the wedding, picked up a few members of the wedding party, drove to the venue, and started decorating and putting things together ourselves! Soon afterward we split up and went to start getting ready, at the time it felt like we had plenty of time before the wedding (one wedding tip, you never have plenty of time even when you think you do). Getting ready was fun, filled with an abundance of mimosas and bad 90’s music. Soon enough though it was time to get into the dress, my mom popped in for literally 10 minutes and then rushed back to the venue to finish putting things together.
We arrived at the venue, the bridesmaids, groomsmen and Dustin waited outside for our first look moment. I was a NERVOUS WRECK, but as soon as I walked out that door and kissed my soon to be husband I felt completely at ease.
We then joined hands and walked directly to the alter hand in hand, no aisle needed, and waited on our guests to surround us. We did this to keep the feel of our wedding intimate and party driven. A quick 5 minute vow exchange and it was over! Our vows were riddled with Harry Potter and Star Wars references, I wouldn’t change it for anything!
This was followed up by a first dance to Africa by Toto, a mother son dance, and a father daughter dance that we quickly turned into a father daughter shot instead! After that we dance the night away and tent camped with our closest friends.
Love Brittany xxx
The dress is from ModCloth, I’m not sure of the designer but it was called the bride and joy dress!
The shoes were the Hillary from @katyperrycollections
WEDDING BUDGET: $3,000
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED: 100
PHOTOGRAPHER: Caitlin Malson caitlin._/
HAIR / MAKE UP:
TIPS FOR FUTURE BADASS BRIDES:
Remember that it is YOUR DAY, not anyone else’s, it’s so easy to fall into the trap of trying to please everyone but people who genuinely care about you will make sure the wedding turns out how you want it. The only other person whose opinion matters is your partners!
EXTRA INFO: My brother cooked all of the food for our event, while my parents set up everything for the venue!