Real Wedding: A Special DIY Affair at Stillroven Farms

bride and groom at sunset at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography

DIY details are some of the most fun and innovative ways to add your personal touch to your own wedding. There is something so meaningful about looking around on such a special day in your life and seeing items made with your own two hands, objects intertwined with your identity and values. With their gorgeous Stillrove Farm wedding day, Amy and Aaron enjoyed this feeling by taking hand-made wedding creations and up-cycled decor pieces to a whole new level of sentimentality and self-reflection. Amy shares, “Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that.” Everything that you see in these beautiful photos by Stark Bellamy Photography features these thoughtfully created items. The vintage wooden crates that held the wedding favors were used on Amy’s ancestral farm homestead in Germany. The table linens belonged to Amy’s dear grandmother. The vintage suitcase used as a card box accompanied Amy’s mother on her first trip to Colorado. Even the day of their engagement and wedding have meaning to their families — their engagement anniversary marks Amy’s father’s birthday and their wedding date celebrates not only their love, but Amy’s grandmother’s birthday as well. In this way, their ancestors were close when the couple said their “I dos.” As Amy put it, “Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew.” That, our dear reader, is truly something no store-bought item can accomplish. 

paper flower wedding bouquet by Stark Bellamy Photography
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strapless wedding dress hanging in window by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bridesmaids bustling bride's dress byStark Bellamy Photography
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bride getting ready for ceremony by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bridesmaids helping bride get ready by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride in bold statement necklace and veil by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride kicking back with dad by Stark Bellamy Photography
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groom shaving by Stark Bellamy Photography
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groom getting ready for wedding by Stark Bellamy Photography
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groom sharing drinks and cigars with groomsmen by Stark Bellamy Photography
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DIY wooden wedding sign by Stark Bellamy Photography
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wedding program fan by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom vow exchange at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride smiling during ceremony by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride wiping away tears during ceremony by Stark Bellamy Photography
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wedding guests crying during ceremony by Stark Bellamy Photography
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outdoor wedding ceremony at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom vow exchange by Stark Bellamy Photography
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ceremony wedding kiss by Stark Bellamy Photography
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outdoor wedding ceremony at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom walking together through Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom hugging by Stark Bellamy Photography
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wedding party portrait at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom peeking at each around barn corner by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride smiling as groom hugs her by Stark Bellamy Photography
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groom in brown and yellow striped tie and DIY paper flower boutonniere by Stark Bellamy Photography
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paper flower bouquet by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom and kids in front of barn by Stark Bellamy Photography
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family wedding portrait at barn at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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flower girl in yellow tutu and cowgirl boots by Stark Bellamy Photography
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brown paper wrapped wedding favors by Stark Bellamy Photography
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wedding favors for kids by Stark Bellamy Photography
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diy wedding sign by Stark Bellamy Photography
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DIY wedding favors by Stark Bellamy Photography
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chalkboard wedding menu by Stark Bellamy Photography
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monogram steak brander by Stark Bellamy Photography
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rustic bird and tree wedding cake by Stark Bellamy Photography
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rustic wedding cake and cupcake station by Stark Bellamy Photography
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groom feeding bride cake by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom's first dance by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom kissing at sunset at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
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bride and groom at sunset at Stillroven Farms by Stark Bellamy Photography
Photography by: Stark Bellamy Photography

We just adore this beautiful DIY wedding! Thank you Stark Bellamy Photography for making our day!

~Audra

Photographer:  Stark Bellamy Photography//Dress Store: David’s Bridal//Jewelry: Shane Co.//Event Venue: Stillroven Farm//

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