A DIY Country Wedding at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard in Longmont, Colorado
Talk about doing it yourself! Everything from the stationery and flower girl dresses to the cake and arbor was made by Leslie Newton (24 and a therapeutic recreation specialist), Andrew Schall (25 and a project manager) and their family and friends. "Everything about the wedding had the personal and intentional touches that I love," Leslie says. Instead of a traditional, wrapped wedding gift, Andrew made Leslie a wooden swing, which was displayed at the reception. And Leslie's mother made 234 jars of homemade apple butter for the wedding favors using apples from the wedding venue, Ya Ya Farm & Orchard in Longmont, Colorado. Needless to say—we're impressed. One of our favorite details was the alternative quilt-fabric guest book. Guests signed their names and well wishes on little squares, and Andrew's mother turned it into a romantic keepsake. With personalized touches throughout their day, Leslie and Andrew knew they needed a venue that fit their vision. Ya Ya Farm & Orchard, with its apple trees and red barns, was it! Pink Diamond Events worked with the couple on the details, and Fresh Flower Market added plenty of romance with the textured, cotton-filled florals. See all our favorite moments from Leslie and Andrew's homespun wedding, beautifully captured by Aldabella Photography, below.