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.
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