Jewel Toned Wedding with Pies and Handmade Gorgeousness

With a story that begins in medical school and a request that any marriage proposal happens on a random Tuesday, Ashley and Tim have always made sure their lives together were a reflection of them. When it came to planning their big day, they wanted to create an outdoor garden wedding filled to the brim of their personalities in the region where they have spent most of their relationship. Since tons of the loved ones would be coming from Ohio, Ashley got creative right away with her Cricut machine by crafting up sweet welcome boxes for their guests, rose-inspired wedding invitations, day-of signage of various sizes, and a hanging seating chart tied to a chic gold frame. Basically DIY awesomeness!

The neutral backdrop of the Norfolk Botanical Garden set the perfect tone for Tim and Ashley's navy blue and burgundy red color palette. A wide open outdoor space for their ceremony to an all-white indoor reception gave the lovebirds the opportunities to customize each spot, and their guests didn't have far to walk! Coordinated by Soirees by Lauren and photographed by Caitlin Gerres Photography, we especially loved the oodles of textured flowers that popped against the gray suits and dark blue dresses, gold geometric glass vases to complement the giant golden hoops behind the sweetheart table, and the mini pie bar because the couple doesn't like cake. And heck yes! Why should you have something at your wedding you're not a fan of?! Lead the way, Mr. and Mrs.!

Fall jewel toned wedding bouquets with roses and textured greenery
Norfolk Botanical Garden wedding with navy blue and burgundy red colors
Handmade wedding welcome box with Virginia and Ohio themed goodies for out of town guests
Classic bridal hair updo for garden wedding
Handmade personalized toasting glasses made with Cricut machine for bridesmaid gifts
Adorable ring bearer with burgundy red pants and tiny red bow tie for fall wedding
First look moment with bride and groom at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia
Geometric inspired wedding program with gold foil details
Sweet wedding ceremony in the Renaissance Court at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia
Sweet wedding ceremony in the Renaissance Court at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia
Red and gold wedding reception centerpieces with geometric glass vases with candles
Navy blue bridesmaid dresses with burgundy red wedding bouquets for a romantic garden wedding
Handmade wedding pie dessert bar sign made with Cricut
Simple red groomsman boutonniere with blue thistle and ranunculus
Hanging wedding seating chart made with Cricut and blue and red cardstock
Elegant fitted lace wedding dress with small train and low illusion back details
Handmade wedding welcome sign on a gold framed mirror made with Cricut machine
Romantic garden wedding at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia with navy blue and red color palette
Modern wedding sweetheart table with gold hoops with floral garland on white backdrop drapery
Gorgeous jewel toned wedding bouquet full of red flowers and blue berries
Red and blue wedding ideas with gold hoops and mini pies
All white wedding reception with pops of red flowers and gold centerpieces and white ceiling drapery
First dance with bride and groom in a classic wedding reception filled with red and blue details at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Venue: Norfolk Botanical Garden | Event Planning: Soirees by Lauren | Florals: Palette of Petals | Beauty: Eye Do Makeup and Hair | Catering: Chef by Design | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Wedding Gown, Veil, & Bridesmaid Dresses: Belle Amour Bridal | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bride's Shoes: Keds for Kate Spade | Submitted via Matchology