Jillian and Chad’s reception (Did you miss their outdoor wedding ceremony!?) from Aaron Watson Photography is truly unlike any other wedding we’ve featured! And how can that be, you ask? Because just about everything was sourced from family, friends and their very own home. Old quilts, grandma’s buttons, scraps of vintage fabric, it doesn’t get more personal than this ladies and gentlemen! If you need some creative, money-saving inspiration, we have a hefty dose of it right here!
From Jillian: Anyone that has been to our home could tell how personalized the wedding was because they probably recognized a lot of the things we had around the reception. I used a lot of bright colored vintage suitcases (many of which were my grandparents) to prop things on and quilts that I also use around our house. I have rain boots that I put flowers in for different seasons, and we had them and a few borrowed pairs around the deck.
The name cards and table numbers used my grandmothers buttons and old fabric from childhood projects.
I painted the cake topper to represent us and our two dogs.
At the end of the night, we rode in a rowboat across the pond to the cabin we were staying in, while our guests set off “wish lanterns”. It was beautiful!
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Jillian and Chad’s wedding:
Venue: Montfair Resort Farm
Caterer: BBQ Connection
Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography
Videographer: Exist N Motion
Band: The 10 Spot
Officiant: Alan D. Ward
Cake + Desserts: DIY by Famly and Friends
Dress: Jingles Bridal
Groomsmen: Jos A. Banks
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Photo Credits: Aaron Watson Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights