An elegant DIY wedding by The Wayfarers Photography
by Stephanie

Elegant DIY wedding bride & groom kiss
Elegant DIY wedding bride & groom kiss

There's nothing quite like starting the week off right, so we're going to cut right to the chase with these elegant DIY wedding in Florida. Ashley and Bryan and perfect for each other, and there's no denying that they also have amazing taste; they were able to pull off one of the most elegant DIY weddings we've seen on a tight budget!

A few words from their talented photographers at Wayfarers Photography:

"Ashley met Bryan when they both got cast in a theater production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Backstage romance blossomed and soon they were inseparable. Several more shows and five years later Bryan decided Ashley was his perfect co-star and he proposed on a sunset cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.

The wedding was an "all-hands-on-deck" labor of love. With a small budget and big dreams they harnessed the creative talents of those involved and DIY'd almost everything from top to bottom." 

Read on to see more of Ashley and Bryan's big day!

Bride getting ready photo
Bride getting ready photo
Bride getting ready photo
Bride getting ready photo
Bride getting ready photo
Bride getting ready photo
Elegant fluffy classic wedding dress
Elegant fluffy classic wedding dress
Elegant fluffy classic wedding dress and shoes
Elegant fluffy classic wedding dress and shoes
Pink wedding garter
Pink wedding garter
Bride and bridesmaid photo idea
Bride and bridesmaid photo idea
Bridal updo wedding
Bridal updo wedding
Wedding bride photo
Wedding bride photo
Elegant ballet flats bride
Elegant ballet flats bride
Bride bridesmaids photo
Bride bridesmaids photo
Bride bridesmaids wedding bouquet
Bride bridesmaids wedding bouquet
Bridal beauty wedding day
Bridal beauty wedding day
Bride wedding dress photo
Bride wedding dress photo
Cool wedding bouquet idea
Cool wedding bouquet idea
Bridesmaids in mint dress
Bridesmaids in mint dress
Groom getting ready photo
Groom getting ready photo
Groom teal bowtie photo
Groom teal bowtie photo

The biggest "oh my gosh, is this going to actually work" moment? When the best man's shirt didn't come in the right color and they didn't have time to exchange it. As a last-minute fix, the maid of honor was convinced she could "tea stain" it to the proper color and it worked flawlessly!

Groom and groomsmen wedding photo
Groom and groomsmen wedding photo
Simple boutonniere idea
Simple boutonniere idea
bride bridesmaid prayer photo idea
bride bridesmaid prayer photo idea
Bride groom first look romantic photo
Bride groom first look romantic photo
Bride groom holding hands photo
Bride groom holding hands photo
Bride groom first look photo
Bride groom first look photo
Bride groom holding hands romantic photo
Bride groom holding hands romantic photo
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple

The most unique detail of the day were the framed mirrors that had the wedding program hand-painted on the glass. The wording alluded to their history in the theater, where it all began.

Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony decor idea that's elegant and simple
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant

The most touching moment was when Ashley sang "Always" by Scott Allen to Bryan during the ceremony. There wasn't a dry eye to be found among the guests who were seated in a semi-circle around them. 

Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Wedding ceremony romantic and elegant
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo

With the gorgeous Lake Morton in the background, they set aside a few moments during the reception to feed the resident swans and watch the sun fade on their first day as husband and wife. 

Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
Bride groom romantic and elegant outdoor wedding photo
DIY gold wedding escort cards
DIY gold wedding escort cards
DIY gold wedding escort cards
DIY gold wedding escort cards
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding centerpieces
Elegant and simple indoor wedding centerpieces
Elegant and simple indoor wedding centerpieces
Elegant and simple indoor wedding centerpieces
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding centerpieces
Elegant and simple indoor wedding centerpieces
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Elegant and simple indoor wedding decor
Wedding buffet
Wedding buffet
Simple white wedding cake with pink flower
Simple white wedding cake with pink flower
Simple white wedding cake with pink flower
Simple white wedding cake with pink flower
Wedding reception
Wedding reception
Wedding first dance photo romantic
Wedding first dance photo romantic
Wedding sparkler getaway
Wedding sparkler getaway
Wedding sparkler getaway
Wedding sparkler getaway
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Lee_OConnor_The_Wayfarers_Photography_AshleyBryan114_low

Le sigh. That's just the most perfect and elegant DIY wedding you've ever seen, right? That last shot of them at the sparkler getaway — I die!

Big thanks to The Wayfarers Photography for sharing this gorgeous day, and congrats to Ashley and Bryan!

Vendors:

Photographer:  The Wayfarers Photography | Caterer:Chef Paulie's Cafe & Catering | Bridesmaid Dresses:Davids Bridal | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: mens warehouse | Reception Venue: Sorosis Building | Dress Designer:Blu by Mori Lee | Bakery:Buttercup Cakes | Flowers: Fifty Flowers | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Michael Kors