This eco-friendly wedding channels music festival love

July 7 | mswolfgang  
Photos by: LSf Weddings

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Bride and groom by a river
Photos by Ella Sophie Photo

Will and Heather turned their backyard in upstate New York into a mini music festival for their eco-friendly wedding last September. Pretty much every imaginable element of this wedding was DIY — the dinnerware was recyclable bamboo, the food included locally grown organic veggies (with vegan options), even the bride's kickass dress and veil were DIY. That veil — my stars, I want one. And I want a castle to go with it.

After Will and Heather's small, outdoor ceremony (where they exchanged wooden rings! How cool are they?), the party kicked off with a live band, local beer, and some hooping thrown in for good measure. Once everyone partied their asses off, I imagine they stumbled/army crawled gratefully to their tents, guided by helpful, handmade signs. After all, what's a music festival wedding without camping?

Setting up wedding canopy

Bride in moccasins

Dyed paper flowers

Guest with blue hair

Thumbs up

Groom receiving corsage

Bride with a veil over her face

Wedding guitarist

Small outdoor wedding ceremony

Groom waits for bride

Forest wedding ceremony

Groom pulls back veil

Sweet groom glances

Wooden wedding rings

Bride by a river

Wild flower arrangements

Green mason jar favors

Bride drinks from a mason jar

Colorful veggie tray

Tiered wedding cake with peacock pillars

Cutting the cake

Shakedown sign for reception

Handmade hoops

Just Married cardboard sign

Wedding lounge

Wedding camping by the river

Wedding camping

Wedding guest with purple hat and scarf

Wedding drummer

Wedding saxaphone player

After wedding hooping


Band: The Big Takeover • Photographer: LSf Weddings

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  1. Love it! Makes me want to have a weekend campout wedding, and we're still at a stage where that could happen! The handmade touches are fabulous and most importantly everyone looks like they are having the most wonderful time.

  2. What a wonderful article about Will and Heathers's yes, Perfect Wedding!

  3. What a gorgeous, natural wonder! And the veggie/hummus plate is one of the most delectable things I've ever seen on these pages. Much joy to you both!

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