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Rustic Weddings

James and Shara’s Rustic Rainy Day Wedding

By Jordan Lemke James and Shara met while they were both working at a veterinary specialty hospital, where they became close friends and eventually began to date. Later, James finally let the cat out of the bag—a gorgeous engagement ring—when he shocked …
Bride and groom pose next to one of the fountains at the venue

Dean and Mara’s Rustic Palm Springs Wedding

By Jordan Lemke Mara was smitten with Dean the moment he picked her up for their first date. “He came to my door, completely unexpected,” she says. “Most guys in California wouldn’t.” (Dean is from Michigan.) Many dates later, Dean proposed to …

Amber and David’s Very Vintage Real Wedding

By Jordan Lemke Amber and David were pushed together by a combination of scholastic coincidence and persistence. “The first day of class, he asked to be partners, and I said no,” Amber recounts of their college days. “Two classes later he got …