A farm wedding handmade with love

Jennifer and Russ held a gorgeous almost-totally-DIYed wedding at Jennifer's parent's farm in Ocala, FL. After their outdoor ceremony under a giant tree, they had a reception with a bourbon bar, alcoholic cupcakes, and a s'mores pit! There were lots of handmade details including the invitations, the centerpieces, the felt bouquets, and even Jennifer's jewelry.

Check out the awesome photos from the day, captured by YouAreRaven.

Jennifer wore an custom-designed dress with brown details. She wore a necklace her mother made her, and she made the bouquets and boutonnieres from felt.

Each set of parents walked one of the couple's dogs down the aisle!

Russ wore an authentic '40s zoot suit.

Jennifer hand-painted these invitations.

Jennifer had been collecting glass for months, building up a collection for the centerpieces and decor.

The guest quilt!

For more details from this lovely outdoor soiree, head over to +Raven's blog post.

  1. Pretty sure that's the best dress I've ever seen.

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  2. What a beautiful wedding! I can't get over those bouquets–those are absolutely amazing. And I agree on that dress. The close-up photo of your dress and the bouquet is so, so, so beautiful. I can't think of any other words to describe it!

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  3. Aw this isnt too far from where I live. Its so cute!

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  4. From the welcome sign, bouquet, cupcakes, invitations to the dogs walking down the aisle I am floored! So beautiful and so romantic. I love the details.

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  5. sooooooo…….. how about a tutorial for that fantastic bouquet? pretty please! it's STUNNING. (as is your whole day!!! so lovely!)

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    • I've never made a tutorial for *anything* before, but I guess I could give it a try. :)

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  6. Wow, what a lovely (and shocking) surprise to stumble upon your own wedding on OBB! OBB and The Tribe were such life and sanity savers during the planning process, and I loved everything I read, so I find it a bit of an honor to see my wedding here. :)

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  7. What a gorgeous wedding! Any details on the bride's shoes? LOVE them!

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  8. OR, for those of us only crafty enough to get into trouble, can we ORDER those GORGEOUS felt flower bouquets from you!?

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    • Honestly, the idea of making felt bouquets for folks is super exciting, and while I may make that endevour someday – now isn't the time. My life is super hectic, and after having a vendor be late delivering something for our wedding I never ever EVER want to put someone in that situation because I'm late delivering something. That was the most stressul part of our wedding, being three weeks out and near panic because something hadn't arrived and I wasn't sure it was going to make it in time. I couldn't do that to someone.

      Thanks for thinking they're worthy of buying though! I really appreciate the compliment.

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  9. Your dress is breathtaking. And your groom has my groom's ponytail and moustache, nearly exactly! Any tips on your groom getting fitted? Mine has been keen on a double-breasted pinstripe (though his coloring is definitely in the blue hues) and he's worried that most suit styles favor single-breasted and very fitted.

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    • His suit was actually one of the easiest portions of the wedding. We worked with Cass at Reconstructing History and ordered him a zoot suit – http://store.reconstructinghistory.com/classic-zoot-suit.html

      They made the process super easy, and I honestly couldn't recommend them enough. He seems to always be looking for excuses to wear this suit because its the most comfortable he's ever owned.

      To have him fitted, we just went to a tailor and paid for a set of measurements.

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  10. Jennifer, where did you have your amazing dress made?

    This is just such a gorgeous wedding! Can't believe I missed it when first blogged!

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  11. So gorgeous. Another perfect wedding for the couple. Congratulations guys!

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