Hayley and Dave got married at Doukenie Winery in northern Virginia this summer.
When I started talking to Hayley about her wedding, I could not wait to be a part of bringing her vision to life! Hayley has some seriously talented friends, and they really took DIY to the next level with custom floral arrangements, hysterical MCing, and fantastic handmade decor.
I love DIY weddings. I just do. The personal aspect it brings to the event, the feeling that friends and family have infused their love into your special day through their creative efforts. And if your talented friends and family make it possible to cut costs, even more awesome! Budgets are important, weddings can get expensive and no one wants start their marriage off in debt. But I cannot stress this enough, having a DIY wedding often means a LOT of extra work the day of. No florist? Someone needs to set up your flowers. No DJ? Who’s in charge of your iPod and PA system? Sure, you can assign these duties to a bridesmaid or relative, but wouldn’t you rather they enjoyed this amazing day you have been planning for months? This is what I do!
Even if you need no help planning the event, Emily Katherine Events will come out and make sure the vision you have been working toward is realized, and that your family and friends are able to enjoy their role as guests.
Ok, so check out Hayley and Dave’s beautiful winery wedding, courtesy of Andrés Harris Photography.
And be smart like Hayley… hire a day of coordinator!
I am so happy to have been a part of Hayley and Dave’s big day! Thank you so much for allowing Emily Katherine Events to take part in the fun!
And a big thanks to the following vendors, for being amazing and bringing Hayley’s vision to life!
Venue: Doukenie Winery
Caterer: Old Blue BBQ
Photography: Andrés Harris Photography
Cake: Whole Foods
Officiant: Rev. Caryl Jones-Swahn
Makeup: Lena Kerner
Hair: Nicole Cantu, Salon Cielo
Rentals: A Grand Event