Liz and Kevin are one very creative couple! After their casual wedding ceremony, captured by Sweet Tea Photography, they headed to their reception venue where their crafts and hobbies truly shined. Kevin is a long time homebrewer and put his talent to work for their reception libations, and Liz sewed up many a detail for the day. Their wedding is a beautiful example of embracing both a venue, and their talents, for a wedding celebration that just screams “them”!
From Liz: Because the wedding was mostly DIY, it was pretty loaded with personal touches; from the homebrew beer to the invitations we designed and the glass-etched mason jars. The projects really reflected our personalities and hobbies like block printing and sewing.
It’s really hard to pick one detail that we loved the most. One thing we got a lot of enjoyment from were the games. We were lucky to have great weather and it was a great way to keep people entertained while we were taking photos (or taking a breather!)
Other than actually tying the knot (priority number one of course!), our priorities were food and photography. Compared to other caterers, our food truck BBQ Bus was incredibly flexible with our budget allowing us to splurge on pies from Dangerously Delicious (instead of a cake) and beautiful photography to help us remember the day.
Liz’s advice to other DC-area couples:
Our advice would be to not obsess over your budget or what can or can’t afford in the DC area. If you are creative and flexible, you can plan a wedding that is really meaningful. That was more important to us than the budget by far.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Liz and Kevin’s wedding:
Venue: Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm
Catering: BBQ Bus DC Food Truck
Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography
Various Barn Accessories (mason jars, barn frame, vintage briefcase): Chartreuse & Company
Flowers: Purchased from Bridesign, Arranged by Bride and Friends
Pies: Dangerously Delicious
Music: Clem Snide
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew + Banana Republic
Bridesmaid Dress: ModCloth
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Photo Credits: Sweet Tea Photography