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    Jenna & Eric Gorgeous DIY Garden Affair

    July 5, 2013 at Jardin del Sol

    Wedding Details

    Setting Gardens
    2 Loves

    My oh my! You Seattle lovelies are in store for quite a treat today, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you. Full of teals, blues, and lavenders, Jenna & Eric's wedding had a soft yet fresh feel that just oozes in romance. This duo was all about DIY projects and truly took pride in creating a beautiful surrounding for one of the the best days in their lives. And fortunately for us, Kristin Boyett Photography was there to capture all of this beauty, and boy was there a lot of it! Just scroll through the images, and we think you'll agree.

    From the bride….

    Having an outdoor wedding in July seems like a logical choice, unless you live in Seattle. For the past few years, summer hasn't arrived here until July 5th, which was also the date of our wedding. We hoped and prayed that would stay true this summer, and thankfully, it did.

    Eric & I looked at several venues before deciding on Jardin del Sol, about 45 minutes from Seattle. The ceremony area is surrounded by gardens, lots of greenery, and has a wonderful wooden arbor. Even though we looked at the space in the dead of winter, we could see the potential lying beneath, and knew it would be gorgeous once everything was blooming and alive.

    Much of the planning, decision-making, and executing of our day was done by Eric & me, but we of course had help from family and friends. We took a very do-it-ourselves approach, determined to do and find everything not only economically & eco-friendly but in a way that everything we did really felt like us. In the beginning, it was difficult to nail down a specific vision or theme of what we wanted, but as the months passed it gradually evolved into simplistic vintage chic. Color wise, we never even nailed down any specific shades. Instead, I gave my bridesmaids a color scheme we were going for and told them to find their own dresses, and magically they all came together beautifully.

    Our Love Story

    The first time Eric and Jenna met was at a square dance. Appropriately, they hired a professional square dance caller for the reception, and it was a huge hit!


    From the bride….

    Eric & I very much took a DIY approach to our big day. Vintage, antique, and thrift shop finds made up the table decor of doilies, napkins, and bud vases. A few cherished pieces from family members, many of whom have passed on, were also incorporated into the decor, such as an old typewriter and telephone that once belonged to Eric's grandparents and the champagne glasses etched with "bride" and "groom." Eric's mother graciously made jars of homemade jam for guests to take home, which were arranged in a wooden box Eric's grandfather built many years ago. Wedding photos of our parents and grandparents were also displayed throughout the venue space, helping us feel like part of them was there with us on that day.

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