Starting today, with Christina & Cory’s artsy vintage DIY summer wedding, I’m taking a new approach to our real wedding posts and I think you’re going to love it! From now on, our couples are going to take over the conversation about their wedding. Who better to hear from than the source, right? So, I’ll ask each couple a bunch of questions to make a post that is uniquely them! Who are they? What is their love story? What was their wedding like? Get ready to fall in love with this couple and their story!
Meet the Couple | Christina & Cory
- The Bride: Christina is a substitute teacher and artist
- The Groom: Cory is a software engineer and musician
- Wedding Date: July 8, 2017
- First Dance Song: “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley
Christina tells their story…
Tell us your love story!
We met while Cory was working as a batista at Kentucky coffee tree in Frankfort, KY. He drew a heart on the top of my latte and we exchanged names and became Facebook friends and fell in love quickly after that.
Tell us your engagement story!
Two years after meeting, Cory booked us a weekend at our favorite get away in Madison, Indiana. He proposed to me by the river with a beautiful opal ring. He said, “life is just one adventure, but the greatest adventure of all would be spending my life with you.”
What are three words you would use to describe the style and feel of your wedding day?
DIY | Fairytale | Artistic
The feel we were going for a beautiful, everything would guide you threw a day of sweet little details.
Why did you choose to have your wedding at Warrenwood Manor?
We were interested in an outdoor wedding with an indoor alternative in case of rain. Warrenwood was very appealing because of how free we were to hire our own vendors and be as DIY as possible. Having the day before to set up was also a big deal!
How did you personalize your wedding day?
I had a year and a half to plan so there were so many DIY, personalized aspects to this wedding.
We invited our friends and family to contribute! Our musician friends to play during our reception. Cory and I even sang a song together. Cory’s aunt brought all native Kentucky wild flowers for decorations and dried petals for our flower girls and guests for the send off. She even grew sage for the bouquets. Family and friends made some of the desserts.
We got creative! I threw ceramic dessert plates for the favors and a few of the centerpiece vases. I made the belt I wore with my dress. My amazing maid of honor made my head piece and veil as well as jewelry for my bridesmaids and flower girl. We made the programs and invitations too. Our guest book was full of questions for our guests to answer on the pages. Cory and his brother made the bar that we used too. Cory’s vows were a song that he wrote and sang and played guitar too.
We used heirloom and vintage pieces throughout! The pin on my dress was an opal passed down to me by my grandmother and has been in my family for generations. The sweet hearts table had my grandmother’s pitcher and his grandmother’s favorite peacock wall decoration. We found vases and small figurines at thrift stores and spray painted them gold.
What advice would you give a newly engaged couple starting the wedding planning process?
The wedding day will come so quickly and it’s important to enjoy every minute, even when you have a reason to be upset, because it’s such a special time in your relationship and life.
Christina & Cory’s Vendor Team
- Photography | Dei Gratia Photography
Flowers | The Milam House and Family
Food | Ladonna’s Catering
Music | WAVE
Videographery | WAVE
Rentals | Goff Tents & Events
- Dress | Jenny Yoo