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    A Woodland Punk Rock Backyard WV Wedding // Mary Grace + Tony

    Mary Grace and Tony just celebrated their one year anniversary this week, and here we are, just now blogging this beautiful beast of a wedding. We should have shared this set of photos months and months ago, but this day was just so unique, so mold-breaking, and we knew that choosing photos and finding the words was going to take some serious time.

    How do you sum up the most weirdly wonderful wedding you’ve ever seen?

    We’ll start with the basics. Mary Grace and Tony met through friends and began dating nearly a decade ago. They were living in Denver, Colorado, but moved back to Tony’s homestate of West Virginia in early 2015 to build a small farm with their dogs.

    The whole day was just so beautiful and fun and nontraditional. Mary Grace and Tony effortlessly pulled off a wedding that felt like it was on a different planet than the typical white dress, wedding march type of day. It felt more like a bunch of friends & family dressing up in crowns & masks in the woods, celebrating life and the land around them.

    From the tintype photo booth, to the Exquisite Corpse guestbook, homegrown flowers and food, tiny little animal figurines, crowns, masks, and wings (oh my), to the bonfire, wish lanterns, fireworks, and more — this woodland wedding was like something out of a warm and fuzzy dream.

    (Vendor specifics at the bottom)

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    Their Save the Date + invitations were a riddle with a key that their guests had to solve and then find a specific page in the 2015 Farmer’s Almanac to read the message. The invitation was a “wish bottle” USB drive with tiny people in it — guests had to return the tiny people as their party count. USB RSVP tiny people 007b invitation set riddle farmers almanac woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding assassin game woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding insubordinate avantgarde design crown woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding

    Mary Grace and Tony grew the flowers (that their floral designer friend, Sketch Garden Flower + Metal arranged) and lots of the food that was used for dinner (including a pig they raised themselves).

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    Guests paraded down to the ceremony area while a friend strummed “Where is my mind?” by Pixies. 044b woodland punk rock wv weddingwoodland punk rock wv weddingwoodland punk rock wv weddingwoodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding

     Their wedding rings were dangling on a string from a tree for three days, to symbolize their connection to their land and each other.

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    Those tiny people from the RSVPs were placed in the wedding favors- tiny little terrariums for the guests. woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding

    They made an “Exquisite Corpse” table for guests to make a collaborative poem in lieu of a guestbook. Guests were instructed to write two lines, then scroll the paper upwards concealing the first line. woodland punk rock wv wedding

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    There was a tintype photobooth, which was super cool!!! Smelling all those darkroom chemicals again really brought me back in time.   woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding woodland punk rock wv wedding

    Food’s ready!!
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    Wedding Details
    Wedding location: Couple’s homestead, Sandstone West Virginia
    Bride’s Gown: Created by the bride and Denver artist Leslie Minnis
    Bride’s Crown: Insubordinate Avantgarde Design
    Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice
    Rings: Dani Barbe, Andy’s House
    Flowers: Grown by couple, arranged by Sketch Garden Flower + Metal
    Catering + Pies: JM Catering
    Tintype Photobooth: Lisa Elmaleh
    Videographer: LockerPartners LOVE Cinematography (preview video here)

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    I heart this wedding so hard. Seriously the level of detail, personal significance and whimsy is off the charts. Love the way you captured and showed it off – I really feel like I was there. The shot of the bride in front of the fire is my absolute fave from this set. 🙂

    Erm…WAAAAT. You were right; I’ve never seen a wedding like this, and never will again. Unbelievably crazy cool kickass insanity! I LOVE it.

    Also, I particularly love the two lines per guest poem, and I want to see the completed thing and see what turned out!

    This post seriously just brought me to tears, what an awesome day with such amazing people! Every time I kept scrolling I was just blown away more and more. Dream wedding meets dream wedding photographers. <3

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