Real Wedding: Dana + Lee

Today’s real wedding is all about having fun. The very talented Heather of Amorology Weddings is the mastermind behind Dana and Lee’s whimsical wedding. Not only did she plan their wedding in only 6 WEEKS, but she did it on a budget too! Heather was kind enough to share a few lovely details about the day…

Originally, the bride had planned for a beautiful destination wedding on the beaches of Turks and Caicos and due to some unfortunate family situations..she decided to keep her wedding at home. When she came to me, I immediately loved her and wanted to help make things special for her. Because Dana is a kindergarten teacher, I suggested using a school theme and things quickly developed from there….

The florist, (and also my mother) from Twigg Botanicals customized big letters made from massed carnations to read “D + L” that hung on the large tree in front of where they said their vows, reminiscent of a schoolyard crush and the million and one times that you paired their name with yours!

We also had her students draw art that we hung from the trees as guests entered the wedding. They were
labeled “Dana + Lee”, “sitting in a tree”, ” k-i-s-s-i-n-g” and of course you know the rest! They were each so unique and adorable and a big hit among the big and little guests.

Dana looked beautiful in her Watters and Watters gown

We brought in a vintage crown school bus to shuttle the guests….

We had monogrammed lunch boxes filled with gourmet sandwiches, fruit, corn on the cob and glass mason jars of pasta salad.

There were vintage soda bottles of every flavor…

The D.J. mixed music from the tree house that sat above the dance floor lit with white paper lanterns.

There were composition books with pencils on each table for guests to leave messages for the bride and groom and of course red apples everywhere.

There were homemade cupcakes and cookies in glass jars, as well as strawberry shortcake and children (her little students) everywhere.

Heather, thank you so much for sharing the details behind Dana and Lee’s fantastic wedding with us!!, Also, a HUGE thanks to Sara France, the awesome photographer behind the lovely pictures above. If you are looking for more wedding eye candy and inspiration, definitely check out the Amorology website and blog….