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Georgetown, Delaware Wedding Photographers: Allisa & Justin’s Yellow and Gray Handmade Vintage Wedding

Category : delaware, east coast, photography, photojournalist, wedding, wedding tips ยท by Jul 12th, 2011

Allisa + Justin

Imagine the ultimate Etsy wedding: fun, eclectic, hipster-meets-vintage chic. Now kick it up a notch & add a crazy party vibe. Yeah, their wedding was THAT awesome! Allisa knows how to go all out with details galore, incorporating her two favorite colors, gray and yellow, into both the engagement session and wedding day. (Check out their adorable e-session here.) We hung out with them a few times before the big day, which gave us a chance to see their excitement build — along with the collection of wedding day details in their house and garage! The wedding was catered by Abbott’s Grille and boasted a killer DJ as well as an awesome husband-wife photography team (yours truly) and our Leafo Booth! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Starting with a supremely heartfelt ceremony and a great congregation of family and friends, this wedding was EPIC. We had a bit of time in between to get some shots of the whole bridal party, then it was time to PARTY. These guys know how to get down. What a fun group!

We did our best to showcase as many of the details as possible. It was absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy!


A cute ring shot on the table outside where guests signed in. Everything, as you’ll see, wearing the colors of the day.


Perusing a copy of Delaware Bride on the day of your wedding is a definite I “DO” ๐Ÿ˜‰


LOVE the birdcage veil! Good choice, Allisa!


Yellow, gray, and vintage-inspired clothespin seating tags. Love the “love” letter stands!


This is the kind of detail that couldn’t have possibly been taken in by everyone there that day, but made the day very Allisa-and-Justin. Allisa had patches sewn into her dress with her parents’ wedding date one one side & Justin’s parents’ date on the other.


Allisa’s beautiful, timeless wedding gown swaying in the breeze with the ceremony’s backdrop: green and gold flowers in mason jars.


Guests walked through this doorway to be seated for the ceremony! Wreaths made of book pages alluded to the couple’s bibliophile tendencies ๐Ÿ™‚


A little fun with initials: A&J with the wedding ring! This book was actually re-purposed by a crafty friend & transformed into an adorable clutch purse for Allisa’s wedding day!


The bride’s jewelry while she gets ready. She’s getting all ivory’d up!


Sharp dressed man. Justin had this suit built around him! Custom fit suits are the way to go, grooms!


A little last-minute shine. Isn’t she gorgeous??


Fans to make the outdoor tying-of-the-knot comfier. Gray and gold abound ๐Ÿ™‚



A beautiful note to the guests popping out of the typewriter = a fantastic touch.


Justin strutted out to the song “I’ll Be Your Man” by The Black Keys. True style. If you haven’t heard it, listen up!


Allisa’s uncle Jim escorted her down the aisle & represented her family to give her away.



The happy couple seconds into first seeing one another. You may recognize the officiate — her uncle is Delaware’s own Senator Joe Booth!


It’s official! I love the moment right after their first kiss when a couple turns to walk back down the aisle. The look on their faces is a mix of relief & giddy bliss, and it is absolutely priceless!


…and proud of it!


A few of the shots from our two-on-two time with the newlyweds ๐Ÿ™‚


Fun photos showing some of their memories leading up to this tremendous event. Love the clothespin display!


A bench overflowing with decorations. All of these little things added to the beauty of this awesome backyard wedding. Notice the definition of the word “nest” on their pillow. J&A are crafty wordsmiths & they tied in a few definitions with their book-themed decor.


Their first dance was laced with huge, genuine smiles.


There were tons of incredibly heartfelt tributes throughout the reception, including this woodpile dedicated to the memory of Allisa’s father.


Things we adore about this cake: hand-crafted birds as cake toppers, cutting utensils engraved with a wood grain pattern, family photos & heartfelt decor details, and the tree slice cake stand. (Ok, so basically we just love everything about this cake!)


Check out Justin and Alissa’s masterful cutting skills. They were initially planning on having only a cookie dessert bar because they aren’t really “cake people,” but Mom-Mom Honey insisted it was good luck to have a cake on their wedding day, so they called her up to witness when they cut it. She looked quite happy that they blessed their marriage with the appropriate pastry!


They were sweet about it! Smart man.


Loving their beverages for the evening. Justin’s name was etched into the glass on his mason jar, and the straws in the yellow cups had gray stripes and flags with different messages. See what I mean about the little things adding up? Amazing!


Livin’ it up under the tent with the music bumpin’.


The bridesmaids showing everyone how to do the Leafo Booth right!


Too cute!


So do we!


Allisa & Justin, Mr. & Mrs. Blistertoe, thank you so much for inviting us to be your photographers on your amazing wedding day! It has been such a blast getting to know you & we wish you all the best as you begin the next chapter of your story!

P.S. If you haven’t checked out Justin’s hilarious running blog, you’re missing out. He just ran the entire length of DE to support a good cause, check it out!



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