A Rustic, Outdoor Wedding in DeLand, Florida
A laid back aesthetic was a must for both Amanda (25 and a sales representative) and Christopher's (34 and a restaurant manager) waterfront nuptials in DeLand. "I'm not a 'flashy' type, so I wanted to keep it within my comfort zone," Amanda says. Another must: DIY details—and lots of them. Created with the help of Amanda's mother and father, homemade details included wood log aisle runners, a barn door backdrop and rustic burlap and lace centerpieces. Both the bride and groom made the save-the-dates and invitations themselves, while Amanda's mother worked with a family friend to create the sunflower-filled arrangements. "It was a lot of extra work and led to some unplanned headaches, but the final look was well worth our time," Amanda says.