Dusty + JC | A Mississippi Wedding at Rasberry Greene

 First look at Rasberry Green by the pond

On October 17, Dusty and JC had their two year wedding anniversary.  That is how behind I am at blogging.  But Dusty and JC are two of my best friends and I always intended on sharing this wedding that is so near and dear to me.  For months Dusty and I poured over wedding inspiration blogs and (gasp!) Pinterest.  I was an "honorary bridesmaid" and helped her make many decisions for the day, a process I was overjoyed to be a part of since Dusty and I have very similar taste.  It was the wedding I was most involved with, by far.  You see, I take a special interest in their marriage because I feel sort of, kind of, a little responsible for the two of them getting together.  At least partially.  Why do I feel this way?  Well, years ago when I was living in Austin, Texas, Dusty was visiting my roommate and me.  JC and a few other friends decided to drive down to see me for less than 24 hours.  We all ended up under one roof, and Dusty ended up asking to ride back home to Hattiesburg with them instead of taking the train.  No sparks flew on this particular trip, so they will deny I played a role, but I don't think the two of them were on each other's radar very much before this, so in my mind... this was the early early beginning of what would grow into a beautiful relationship.

Dusty and JC chose the stunning Rasberry Green in Soso, Mississippi for their wedding.  Nearly every detail was DIY, with family and friends coming together to not only support the couple's marriage, but to make sure every detail was perfectly in place.  Dusty ordered flowers and greenery online to create bouquets and table runners, which the bridesmaids put together.  Wild greenery foraged from my mother's yard was used to decorate the arbor they were married under.  All the food: a fruit table, taco bar, and agua frescas, was made by JC's family.  The cake was made by a friend and decorated by JC's mom (with olive leaves from a tree JC had bought).  Even the other vendors were friends.  The officiant was Dusty's brother.  The DJ and invitation/cookie designer were also friends of the couple.  Nearly everything except the dress came from love of these two amazing people.  Something that is rare and truly beautiful.

The real reason these two ended up together is cause they followed a band, The Drums, all the way to Mexico City.  This was not intended to be a first date, but it turned out to be one.  And with such an amazing common interest in travel and music, the two naturally became a couple shortly after.  Their first dance song was of course a song by The Drums.  Take a listen to what falling in love sounds like.

 

Day One

 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY  Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene
 DIY Mississippi wedding at Rasberry Greene

 

Day Two

 Driveway to Rasberry Green in Soso, MS
 The Gin at Rasberry Green in Soso, MS
 DIY Wedding Signs
 A view of the pond on Rasberry Green's grounds
 Inside The Gin at Rasberry Green
 Gold vases, red flowers, and lavender roses
 A beautiful lilac-colored rose
 Wedding rings and eucalyptus 
 Eucalyptus table runner 
 Watters wedding dress
 Bridesmaid getting read at Rasberry Green
 Bridesmaid getting read at Rasberry Green
 Bride getting make-up air-brushed on
 Bride getting make-up done at Rasberry Greene
 Bride's DIY bouquet of proteas
 Golden table decor
 Table setting with eucalyptus 
 Bride getting flower crown placed on head
 Excitement in the getting ready room at Rasberry Greene
 Bride with her Watters dress
 A guest outside of Rasberry Greene
 Inside Rasberry Greene - Tables set up
 Wedding fruit table
 Wedding fruit table with persimmons and blackberries
 Bridesmaids in the getting ready room at Rasberry Green
 Mismatched bridesmaid's dresses hanging
 A happy bride
 Mother-of-the-groom decorating the cake with olive leaves
 Pomegranate cake topper
 Finished wedding cake
 Decorated farm table
 Happy bridesmaids
 A flower girl playing with an ipad
 The bride writing her vows
 The bride writing her vows
 Bride putting on her Watters dress
 Bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride helping the bride get dressed
 Bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride helping the bride get dressed
 Bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride helping the bride get dressed
 Award-winning image of the mother-of-the-bride buttoning the bride's Watters dress
 Bride getting buttoned into her Watters dress
 Bride getting buttoned into her Watters dress
 Mother-of-the-groom seeing the bride in her dress for the first time
 Setting up outside of Rasberry Greene
 Groom's forest green suit and floral tie
 Groom's brown dress boots
 Groom and groomsmen getting ready at Rasberry Greene
 Groom putting on his floral tie
 Groom putting on floral tie
 Groom waiting to see his bride
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 First look outside of Rasberry Greene
 Bridesmaid holding a protea
 Bridesmaids right before the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony
 The flower girl walking down the aisle.
 The bride being walked down the aisle.
 The bride hugging her father at the altar
 The bride and groom together during the ceremony
 The bride and groom together during the ceremony
 The bride and groom and their whole wedding party during the ceremony
 The groom saying his vows
 The groom getting emotional during his vows
 The bride trying to comfort the groom while he says his vows
 The groom getting emotional during his vows
 The bride reading her vows
 Exchanging of the rings
 The first kiss
 Excitement after being pronounced husband and wife!
 Guests aplauding the couple
 An emotional walk back down the aisle. 
 Just married at Rasberry Greene excitement! 
 The couple after the ceremony.
 The bride and bridesmaids at Rasberry Greene
 The bridal party at Rasberry Greene
 The bride and her flower girl
 The bride and her flower girl
 The couple in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 Bride in the woods
 Groom in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 The bride and groom together in the woods
 Bridesmaids at the reception
 Guests enjoying dinner at the reception
 Wedding cake and reception
 The bride getting food from the taco bar
 Toppings from the taco bar
 Personalized wedding cookies
 Cutting the cake
 First dance
 The Drums on vinyl
 First Dance
 First dance
 First dance

 

This wedding was previously featured on Junebug Weddings.

 

Photography: Maria Newman Photography

Venue: Rasberry Greene

Invitations/Cookies: Melissa Dunne

Hair & Make-up: Blush Salon

Wedding Dress: Watters

Groom's Apparel: ASOS