We photographed our first rustic wedding at the Whispering Pines Center in West Greenwich, RI this past weekend. Christine and Jay had a military style DIY outdoor wedding next to the gorgeous lake on the property. These two met while overseas in the Army together, and actually had their commander act as their officiant for the ceremony! We also learned that Christine is super crafty, and handmade almost all of the decorations for the wedding. She and her mother sewed all of the yellow and gray pennant bunting to hang from the ceiling for the reception, Christine and Jay both made the super cool vintage escort spoons with people’s names pressed into them, and she made all of the photobooth props (that post is coming soon!) for their mustache and bowtie themed photobooth. She also incorporated vintage photographs of her ancestors into the RSVP cards for her invitations. Such an amazing idea!
Anything that Christine didn’t create herself, she found on Etsy, and I think she has the longest list of Etsy vendors involved we’ve ever seen! (See vendor credits at the end of this post for proof!) All of the Fenton milk glass for the table centerpieces took Christine two years of flea market scouring to acquire. Talk about a labor of love! All in all, their woodsy wedding came together beautifully, and we felt honored to be there to document all of it! Congratulations to Christine and Jay… ;)
**The full gallery from Christine and Jay’s wedding is up online! Please visit our CLIENT PAGE to see all of the photos!
Venue – Whispering Pines Conference Center
Bride’s Dress – Allure Bridals
Bride’s Hair Fascinator – One Happy Girl
Catering – Whispering Pines Conference Center
Desserts – Cupcake Charlie’s
Cupcake Mustaches – C Moore of 10
Cake Topper – Milk Tea
Invitations – Letter Box Ink
Florist – Blooming Blossoms
DJ – Music Express
Groom’s Suit – Military Uniform
Groom’s Tie – Apple & Ivy
Spoon Escort Cards – Handmade by Christine & Jay
Bent Forks (to hold table numbers) – Basilicus Jones
Pennant Bunting – Handmade by Christine & her mother
Fingerprint Tree Guest Book – Sans Limit
Christine BerubeSo beautiful! Thank you!
David BelleroseChristine Berube you made a beautiful bride.
Hazel TessierGreat pictures
Parissa GrenobloiseAmazing. Congrats on you wedding christine!
Parissa Grenobloisecongrats on youR wedding…..forgot the r :)
Sarah TanakiBeautiful pictures! Christine, very nice job!!
Tina Cucinotta RaymondAbsolutely beautiful! Congratulations to the both of you!
lauraeee! these are SO CUTE. LOVE so many of them and so many of her details!! mustaches on cupcakes, bowties for the photo booth, bunting – LOVE the one of the paper goodies in the moss too! great work :)
Mary ChavesLoved the pictures!!!
Alexandria ChavesAmazing pictures
James SlatteryJay, Simply georgeous! That wedding was something you would see in a fairytale! Best of luck to you both.
James SlatteryJay, Simply gorgeous! That wedding was something you would see in a fairytale! Best of luck to you both.
Sue DowneyBeautiful! Congratulations to Jay and Christine!
ShermansLoved the pictures. What a handsome and beautiful couple and GREAT neighbors.
AudreyGorgeous photos and I love everything about this wedding! I also want to do a lot of DIY stuff for mine coming up. Any chance they are selling all those gorgeous flags???? Beautiful!
adminHi Audrey! I know that she handmade all of the pennant bunting, but I’m sure she’d be willing to chat with you about making you something for your own wedding! Christine Etsy shop is here – http://www.etsy.com/shop/cmooreof10, send her a message and ask! ;)
Elizabeth RiveccioWOW THIS WAS AMAZING ABOSOLUTLY STUNNING