One of our beloved Black Sheep Bride vendors, APaige Photography
, tied the knot recently and she was truly such an example of a genuine ‘Black Sheep Bride’. Having known her plans this whole year, it has been an anxious waiting game, but now it’s finally here to share! Thanks to one of our other super-radically-epic-and-loved BSB vendors, Everphoto
for being there to document the day so awesomely!
First thing we want to point out is Ashley’s dress. It was actually her mother’s wedding dress, they had refashioned by a local seamstress, Nimble Needles
. Not only did Ashley wear her mom’s dress, they also got married on her parents property and on their wedding anniversary as well.
They gifted all the ladies in the bridal party (as well as sister-in-laws and moms) with Pura Vida
bracelets. Pura Vida
is a California founded business that saw a huge opportunity to empower communities in Costa Rica, and surrounding areas, with bracelets that support various charities.
Ashley and Josh worked hard to incorporate as many local based businesses they could into their wedding day, including wine from Round Barn Winery
, made in Baroda, MI.
All of their decorations were either recycled, hand crafted, and/or picked up at local thrift/consignment shops.
They also used eco-friendly paper goods and compostable bamboo utensils to help reduce wastefulness.
The wedding programs were designed by Anna Weekly
with the intention of multi-use purposes. Once the ceremony was over guests were able to use the programs to store treats, from the custom trail mix and pop corn bars.
Cupcakes were made by Yummy Cupcakes
and totally dairy-free and vegan friendly!
Photography : EverPhoto
| Dress Alteration/Redesign: Nimble Needles
| Venue: Private Residence | Hair: Cut Out the Rest Salon
& Nicole Flier | Make Up: Spatoepia Dowagiac
| Cupcakes: Yummy Cupcakes
| Wine: Round Barn Winery
| Programs: Anna Weekly
| Plates and Straws: EcoProducts