Rustic details abound in today’s handmade Florida wedding from Stephanie A Smith. Seriously, this couple thought of everything and every detail was lovingly made by friends and family. I love the care they took to make sure their guests were comfortable and having fun with the blankets, bug spray, and lawn games to keep them occupied. Then of course the night ended with a surprise fireworks display!

Connor and I value our friends and family above all. They each played an important part in bringing us to this point and we wanted our wedding to remind them of that. We really wanted our guests to have that “at home” feeling. There was no better place to give that feeling than at my Dad’s house. We were so proud to show off his beautiful home especially since he built it. My Dad along with his house was the definition of “at home” for us.

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

mismatched navy bridesmaids | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

blush and navy bouquet | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

navy bridesmaids | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

blush and navy bouquet | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

cute timeline sign | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

lavender toss | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

Deciding to write our own vows was one of the best decisions we could have made. It was a beautiful start to a lifelong commitment. Connor even threw in a little joke about making sure that I never get too tired or too hungry. Everybody who knew me completely understood his “joke”.

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

fireplace altar | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

Unfortunately for my friends and family, I managed to become crafty in my late 20’s. My new found craftiness inspired me to have a DIY, vintage, rustic, at home wedding.  It all seemed so simple in my head but it actually ended up being a lot of work.  I should have known with all the adjectives I used to describe our wedding. Thank goodness for our very helpful friends and family. We were also very fortunate that my Dad liked to collect “old junk” I mean treasures. Between my Dad’s collection and everybody’s hard work we were able to bring my vision to life. It was all worth it when we saw how much fun everybody was having!

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

'follow your heart' seating | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

simple rustic centerpiece | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic place setting | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

blankets to keep warm | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

lawn games | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

'be smitten not bitten' bug spray for guests | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic bar | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage cake | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic handmade navy wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

I would like to say that our favorite moment was created by us but in true fashion my Father outdid us with a surprise fireworks display. We began the reception with all the traditional dances and then all of a sudden boom! The fireworks started and everybody was in awe of the amazing lights bursting into the sky. It was a beautiful moment that will never be forgotten. 

end of the night fireworks | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Cake | Chef Nelson’s Cake Studio | Dress | CC’s Boutique | Bridesmaid Dresses | Urban Outfitters | Make Up | The Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group | Invitation | Karen’s Paperie | DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates

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  1. Chritsie O. {Mountainside Bride}
    June 19, 2014 7:27 pm

    The navy bridesmaid dresses with the brown cowboy boots are perfect! and I love the blue accent in the bouquets. Elegantly done!
  2. Stephanie
    July 9, 2014 9:34 am

    Yeah!!! I loved being a part of this wedding. Thank you so much for featuring it :)
  3. Vimar
    July 9, 2014 11:03 am

    This was beautifully captured! Thanks for helping me relive this special day like it was yesterday.
  4. Mom Connie
    July 9, 2014 1:28 pm

    The pictures are wonderful, but could never do justice to being there in person. Every detail was perfect. It was alot of work, but worth every minute. I was so happy to see dreams come true. The beginning of Connor's and Cristina's lives together, was a day that will never be forgotten. xoxo
  5. Samantha
    January 8, 2015 11:58 am

    This wedding is absolutely perfect! I would love to know the designer of the wedding dress!
  6. Christine
    January 8, 2015 9:15 pm

    Your dress is beautiful! Who is the designer?

    -Just admiring your blog and special day!
  7. jessica vicente
    April 13, 2015 2:21 pm

    I would like information how to organize a wedding party, bridesmaids dresses. I'm getting married and I'm no creation.
    thank you for your help!
  8. Stacey
    May 31, 2015 4:06 am

    What a beautiful wedding! I would like to know the dress designer and model please!
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