Wedding Wednesday: The Craft Wedding (2014 Cover Couple!)

Jared & Chelsey Craft | May 11, 2013 | Photography by Tara Lilly Design & Photography

High school sweethearts Jared and Chelsey got engaged after he surprised her in 2012 with a special little ring box. Chelsey got around Jared's "all-camo wedding" wishes by throwing a true southern wedding. Hay bales, rustic decor, and other small details lent to the shabby chic theme. In addition to the decor, they had a local artist wood burn their initials with hearts, mason jars, and other unique designs on wood chips. Magnets were placed on the back so guests could take those home as favors to display their photos. For their unity ceremony, the couple collected soil from their childhood homes, as well as their new house, and planted a few flower seeds to help their love grow; it now stands in a mason jar in their new home. Believe or not, Chelsey's favorite memory from her wedding day was when it rained! Chelsey says she couldn't help but laugh as her bridesmaids raced back to the covered porch to wait for the rain to pass; luckily it did after just a few minutes, with nothing but sunshine for the rest of her perfect day. Chelsey and Jared celebrated their marriage by honeymooning in Negril, Jamaica at Sunset at the Palms, a "tree house" resort.

Be sure to see the Craft wedding on page 40 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tara Lilly Design & Photography
Dress: Patina Bridals & Formals
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Hanna Toliver
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Meriwether Godsey
Planner: The Perfect Fairytale
Jewelry: Lyons Jewelers
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Amrhein's
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Videography: MPA Productions
Hair: Salon del Sol
Favors: Woodburning by local artist Dorothy Barnett
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley