Julia & Jake's Family-Friendly, DIY, Dungeons & Dragons Wedding at The Matthews House
Wedding: 11 November 2018 | Posted: 23 February 2019
Some people are just Your People, and sometimes you know 'em when you see them. The first time I met Julia & Jake, Julia was wearing a Hogwarts skirt topped by a Slytherin cardigan. Yes. Very yes. She's a librarian—we did part of her bridal session in a book store!—and both she and Jake are inveterate book lovers who are big into board, card, and role-playing games. Enter, their mildly-D&D-themed wedding! We had so much fun throughout the entire time we worked together and could not have chosen a better capstone to our 2018 wedding season if we tried.
One of my favorite things about weddings is the personal stamp all couples leave on their events, and that's set in sharpest relief when weddings are full of DIY details like Julia & Jake's. Book-page bouquets, dice boutonnieres, and die necklaces for the bridesmaids; Julia crocheted their handfasting cords and assembled all the table decor; Julia & Jake hand-wrote and assembled their escort cards and the game instructions for their big, inflatable D20 (so much fun to have guests involved in more than just glass-clinking!). Probably my personal favorite—and one of my all-time favorite wedding details, if I'm being honest—were the custom-commissioned, 3D-printed, personalized figurines of Julia & Jake, which Jake hand-painted to top their cake.
Our deepest thanks to Julia & Jake for involving us in their wonderful celebration and closing out our 2018 wedding season on a fantastic note. Enjoy a selection of our favorite images below, and wish them happiness in every era of their quest in the comments below!
(Scroll for a full list of vendors below the photos!)
Venue: The Matthews House
Catering: Southern Harvest Hospitality Group
Officiant: Evvie Wehr, friend of the couple
Videography: Mike Noonkester, friend of the couple
Photobooth: Smile & Style
Personal Flowers: DIY
Floral Decor: GCG Flowers & Plant Design
Cake: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe
DJ: Duy Nguyen, friend of the couple
Hair & Makeup: Wink Hair & Makeup
Dress: New York Bride & Groom
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Love the warm feel of Jake & Julia's DIY wedding? Want similar photos of your own wonderful wedding day, whether all-inclusive, dripping with DIY, or somewhere in between? We'd love to hear what you're planning! Use the Contact Us link above or send Kate an email to start the conversation!