Rustic Handmade Yorktown Wedding by The Girl Tyler

January 6, 2014

Heart strings are pulled when an entire church community comes together to help make a wedding day absolutely memorable and special, especially at Northside Christian Church in Yorktown. Tyler and her team of The Girl Tyler expertly captured these moments and details-- love was definitely present with Laura and Bud.

The ceremony was in a field cleared by the bride's father and adorned with flowers and handmade wooden "windows" at the altar area, and the reception was held under a tent with an open air dance floor surrounded by twinkle lights. So when it rained a little before their first dance, wedding guests dashed out to the dance floor to wipe it down so they wouldn't slip during the special moment. Laura also said, "Our DJ had us lead a Conga line which at first seemed cheesy. But almost the entire group of guests joined the line, wrapping it around the dance floor, and ending in a giant group hug. Physically feeling all the love from our friends and family was such a sweet moment!"

But the sweet moments don't stop there! Because the literally sweet part was their non-traditional "cake cutting." Now living in Cincinnati, Laura and Bud wanted to bring a touch of Ohio into their big day. So instead of traditional cake, they did a "First Scoop." The couple had brought in ice cream from the groom's favorite spot, Graeter’s Ice Cream. Oh, the wonders of 24-hour dry ice to help that transit! :)

Photography:  The Girl Tyler // Ceremony & Reception Venue: Northside Christian Church // Coordination: DIY by Friend of Couple // Equipment Rentals: ABZ Rentals // DJ: Colonial DJs // Catering: Fresh Events Catering by Farm Fresh // Desserts: Graeter’s Ice Cream // Dress Store: Williamsburg Bridal and Formal // Florals: DIY by Family Friend // Stationery: DIY by Groom // Submitted via Two Bright Lights