This sweet DIY wedding comes to us from Kel Ward Photography, based in Salem, Oregon! Here’s Kel to tell us more:

Natalie and John are the most laid back, easy going couple I’ve ever worked with. Their small DIY wedding came together perfectly, with their unique colors and simple details. Everything from their wedding signs to their food was handmade by the couple and their family.

See more after the cut!

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The Keizer Heritage museum in Keizer, Oregon, was the ideal location for their wedding. The gazebo and trees made for a beautifully quaint backdrop for their ceremony, while a nearby park was the perfect fit for their portraits.

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The reception was held both indoors and outdoors. The guests dined on delicious homemade food, followed by toasts and dancing out on the museum’s patio. Natalie and John’s unique color palette of green and coral blended fabulously with white flowers and baby’s breath placed throughout.

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I chose to shoot Natalie & John’s wedding on all film, as I felt color film would be the perfect fit for their color palette and that black and white film would capture their love and emotion in the most organic way.

Congratulations Natalie & John and thank you Kel for sharing! For more information about Kel Ward Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!


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  • Kel Ward

    Thank you so much for sharing John & Natalie’s wedding! They’re a totally awesome and laid back couple (sooo easy to work with)!

    • weddinglovely

      You’re most welcome!