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Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
Wedding date: 5/23/2009
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The bride made all of the reception centerpieces using yellow and white tag board, glue, and floral wire. The project took 4 months to completely assembly all 4,000+ flowers. Guests were amazed at the final product so much so that the bride and groom saw guests leaving with the flowers!
Tags:  WhiteFlowers
Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography
Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
The couple's three bridesmaids and three groomsmen wore the unique color combination gray and yellow. The groomsmen wore gray Calvin Klein tuxedoes with contrasting yellow vests and ties, and the bridesmaids wore gray twist tank dresses from J Crew with each maid in a different style of yellow patent leather shoes. The bride also found yellow paper parasols at Hobby Lobby which added a punch of color to their photos.
Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography
Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
Samantha was inspired by The Knot to make a unique table card display. After cutting out and sending the leaf-shaped cards to a calligrapher (aka Grandma) the bride hot glued the cards to wooden clothespins and attached them to a large wreath.
Tags:  Green
Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography
Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
Cort and Samantha purchased their rings from Bremer Jewelry in Peoria, IL. Both rings were designed by Art Carved and are made of palladium. Thankfully it did not rain on the couple's wedding day, but if it had, the bride and groom would have been reimbursed the cost of the rings because of a promotion called “Pray for Rain.” According to Samantha, Cort had been praying for rain for an entire year.
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Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography
Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
Cort and Samantha were married at Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria, IL. The groom wore a gray Calvin Klein tuxedo with white vest and tie. The bride wore Mirabella in diamond white designed by Maggie Sottero. She also made her veil for under $10!
Tags:  Getting Ready
Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography
Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
Cort and Samantha met at a country line dance bar near their hometowns. It was only fitting that their first dance as husband and wife was the first country line dance they learned together. The groom wore his elephant skin cowboy boots all day while the bride (who bought two pair of wedding shoes) decided to barefoot ALL day.
Tags:  Reception
Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography
Cort & Samantha's Wedding; Gray and Yellow DIY all the way
The four tier buttercream cake was covered in small white fondant flowers that perfectly matched the hand-made centerpieces.
Tags:  WhiteCakes
Photographer: Deidre Lynn Photography

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Comments: 4
by Jenny Wright
12/16/2011
Do you possibly still have your wedding dress? I've been looking for the Maggie Sottero Mirabella wedding dress for my wedding day. I just can't find one in my price range and the dress itself has been discontinued. If you do have it for sale, can you let me know? I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, so I have no problem driving down south to pick it up, and return it, if you'd rather rent it out instead. :-)
by bc1984
6/1/2010
Beautiful!! You are very talented! I'd love to know where you got your cake from. I'm getting married just south of Peoria in a year, and I haven't had much luck finding a place to do my cake. I
by tbudd
7/8/2009
LOVE your cake!! congrats on your beautiful day and all your hard work!!
7/7/2009
I love your fun & personal details. Everything turned out gorgeous, especially you! What a stunning bride! And you made your veil for under $10??? Can't beat that! You're amazing!