Heather, a self-described “writer, tight-wad, and fantasy nerd” married Nic, an outdoorsman who insists on “building his own everything,” in a lovely forest on a rainy wedding day in Stony Bottom, West Virginia.
Heather described it so perfectly that I'm going to quote it:
Some might describe our wedding as Elvish-like or Tolkien influenced while others would note a Bohemian or even music festival-type atmosphere. My maid-of-honor felt there was a Shakespearean theme while my parents appreciated how cost-conscious we were. I would say that all of these observations are fair, but maintain that our wedding was born of who we are as a couple, which is precisely why there is no single adjective that can, on it’s own, recapture the day.
They're just a festival-going, nature-loving couple who wanted to throw a rad party with camping, port-o-potties, lanterns, umbrellas, and an outdoor sink made by Nic. Let's peek at their outdoor wedding shenanigans and get heart eyes.
Venue: Groom’s family camp in Stony Bottom, West Virginia (Pocahontas County) • Photographer: Jessica Fike Photography • Dress: “Venetian Cream” designed and hand-made by Inga Nataya at Bride Vintage • Shoes: “Low Top Moccasins” made to order from Medieval Moccasins • Headpiece: “Innocence Wedding Circlet” from Medieval Bridal Fashions • Flowers: Hurricane Floral designed by Cindy High (mother of one of our groomsmen) • Food: prepared by Steve Clay (bride’s uncle) and Dave Miller (friend of the bride) • Beer: Big Timber Brewery • Bouquet: made by the groom from brooches collected from both the families • Bride’s hair: her mother, Janie Miles • Makeup: matron of honor, Jennifer Ransom • Johnny Houses: built by Sam Mauzey • Bathroom sink: built by the groom • Cake stand, lights, cabin, and bathtub couch: built by groom (with help from the bride) • Cakes: Mary Ellen Miles (bride’s grandmother), Carol Varian (groom’s grandmother), and Shannah Scarlato (friend) • Tree quilt: Carol Varian (groom’s grandmother) • Music: provided by friends of the bride and groom
Comments on The festival-inspired, rain-soaked, bohemian wedding of our dreams
Thanks offbeatbride for featuring our wedding and thanks to Jessica Fike, the most amazing photographer ever, for capturing our day so perfectly!
Such a beautiful couple! Love everything about it!
This wedding looks like it was an absolute blast while maintaining an atmosphere of peacefulness and tranquility. The feelings that I got from the photos were relaxed yet full of playful energy and of course, lots of love from everyone in attendance. Congratulations to you both!
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