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Kenny & Ervina | Backyard Vintage DIY Wedding

I’ve gotten a bit behind in blogging weddings, lately, but I’m thrilled to be showing off Kenny & Ervina’s GORGEOUS wedding, today! Every bit of the day had special touches from Ervina and her family and friends, and it couldn’t have expressed their personalities more perfectly. These two have such a unique love story (one that involved much long distance and many letters written) and it was so cool how they had their letters sitting on their guestbook table as decor, and the timeline of their relationship written out for everyone to truly be able to share in their love story. And more than just the beautiful details and perfectly done DIY projects, what I loved about working with these two is how very precious and genuine their love is, and how completely they trusted the Lord through their journey. Ervina couldn’t have been glowing more and Kenny couldn’t have had more adoration in his eye when looking at his bride. I hope you’re able to get a glimpse into the true joy of June 8th, as you scroll through this post!

Ervina’s wedding dress was MADE for her by her friend Michelle, and the belt by her sister, Clarita!

They opted to do a First Look which I, of course, always love and it was such a sweet moment.

For wedding party photos we headed to a cool old train station, which always provides for some cool portrait spots!

I caught these girls chatting after the ceremony and couldn’t help but snap a photo of the moment. So cute!

After the ceremony, we headed off to some pretty orchards near Ervina’s home (which was the reception site) to do more bride and groom portraits. I always love when we have extended time for these – in my opinion, they’re the most important photos of the day.

Ervina, you are SO beautiful!

The reception area was just PERFECT. So many lovely, lovely details. I apologize for the amount of photos….but I just wanted to show everything off!

I lovvved the embroidery hoops with lace hanging over the head table. Such a pretty idea!

During the mingle time before the reception officially started they had yogurt parfait, lemonade, and iced coffee stations. The perfect afternoon refreshment for summertime!

A little coloring station for kids. LOVE!

Instead of a cake cutting, Kenny & Ervina had an ice cream bar and as their receiving line Kenny & Ervina served it to EACH of their guests.

It was a truly a perfect day, and I’m so honored that I got to be part of it! :) HAPPY FRIDAY, everyone!

Bride’s Dress: Michelle Horst | Bridal Accessories (shoes & sash): Clarita Yoder | Bride’s Shoes: Target | Florals: Bonita Beachy: bride’s bouquet/boutonnieres/corsages. All others: the roadside, friend’s gardens, mother’s gardens, nearby Amish farm | Decor: Thrifted | Girls Outfits: handmade by friends, Rue 21, Downeast Basics, Shabby Apple | Men’s Tuxedo Rentals: Celebrations | Food: Fisher Catering | Ceremony Location: Evangelical United Methodist Church of New Holland | Reception Location: childhood home of the bride

rebekah j. - ah! i love their style and the portraits are beautiful!August 17, 2012 – 12:12 pm

Rachel Leigh Greene - Tori!! These pictures are wonderful!! The portraits of them after the wedding…make my heart so happy :).August 17, 2012 – 12:29 pm

Lindsay - Gorgeous!!! This whole wedding is perfect and I love the bride’s dress. Well done Tori!August 17, 2012 – 12:49 pm

Annamarie - I love her dress!!! and I REALLY love their outdoor seating area with the couch..amazing. The portraits in the orchard are my favorites..so so beautiful:)August 17, 2012 – 12:56 pm

Hannah Elise - absolutely love this wedding and how you captured it! beautiful work.August 17, 2012 – 1:06 pm

Hannah Nicole - Awwww…these are beautiful! :)August 17, 2012 – 1:59 pm

Susie - As always, gorgeous pics, Tori. My fave is the laying in the grass at the orchard shot – beautiful! What a stunning couple! I’m with you; all the details are breathtaking.August 18, 2012 – 8:01 am

Jamie Lash - I was at the wedding,and enjoyed reliving it again with these magnificent photos. You captured the love beautifully, especially in the orchard. Kenny and Ervina could both be models, but the real beauty in both of them comes from within. I think you captured it! Well done.August 20, 2012 – 9:50 pm

Becky Bontrager - So lovely! You caught some lovely details…..the pose behind the veil was amazing. The Barkman ladies have such a classic beauty with an inner peace and joy. You captured this with your photography.August 20, 2012 – 10:36 pm

Allison - absolutely stunning. Ervina is an epic beauty……and on top of that, her sense of style is simply elegant! LOVE the romanticly feminine details. You did a great job capturing the beauty of the day.August 20, 2012 – 10:37 pm

Clarita - Tori, you did such a fabulous job capturing the beauty of this day! I absolutely adore the shots you got of the two of them in the orchard, and the way you captured her details. Absolutely beautiful!!August 21, 2012 – 10:42 am

sarah stoltzfus - Love this!August 21, 2012 – 11:00 am

Ervina - I fall more in love with my husband and our wedding day every time I see these. Thank you for such beauty.August 21, 2012 – 11:21 am

Chels - absolutely stunning. what a beautiful bride…{ervina, you are simply gorgeous!}
and amazing pictures, tori. =) lovely work!August 21, 2012 – 2:22 pm

Christy - I loved being at this wedding; it blessed my soul.
Ervina and Kenneth have got to be the best couple ever.August 23, 2012 – 9:32 am

David - you guys are pretty stellar. i loved the wedding!August 23, 2012 – 2:51 pm

Tabetha Super - Most beautiful adding I’ve ever seen :)August 23, 2012 – 9:20 pm

martha - Of course a mom will say it was a most beautiful weddingAugust 23, 2012 – 9:26 pm

Ervin - My Precious baby girl.August 23, 2012 – 10:29 pm

Claudia - I love love love this!!August 23, 2012 – 10:56 pm

Melanie Price - What a beautiful day! So glad to be a part of it…August 23, 2012 – 11:15 pm

Danielle Beiler - Wow, what amazing pics! Truly looks like a magazine wedding….and the real thing was even better than the pictures!August 23, 2012 – 11:16 pm

michelle horst - beautiful!August 23, 2012 – 11:38 pm

Jessica - What a beautiful wedding captured so well!August 23, 2012 – 11:42 pm

Melanie - Beautiful!August 23, 2012 – 11:45 pm

Rachel - You have amazing talent, Tori, blessings as you continue showing Jesus through it…and the dears in the pictures, well, just amazing! Theyre daily lives are such an inspiration! Beautiful!!August 23, 2012 – 11:59 pm

Danielle - aww! adorable!!August 23, 2012 – 11:59 pm

krissy - and the magical and lovely day was captured…August 24, 2012 – 12:28 am

Hilda - Wow… I love it. I like how natural the pics are… none of this over-editing. :)August 24, 2012 – 8:04 am

Carla - Stunning!August 26, 2012 – 3:29 pm

Dora - absolutely lovely!!August 28, 2012 – 2:41 pm

Marsha - I don’t know the bride or groom, I kind of stumbled here accidentally – but this was AWESOME! Great Work ToriAugust 28, 2012 – 3:56 pm

Carol Miller - Christ was represented in a million details, loved this, even though I do not know any in this family, I still wished I could have been there! Collecting 350 dishes and the bride and groom serving the ice cream to their guests??? Unforgettable.August 28, 2012 – 4:32 pm

Jo - The picture with them behind the veil, made me catch my breath. Such feeling. Gorgeous.August 28, 2012 – 6:53 pm

shelly n - An absolutely gorgeous wedding!August 30, 2012 – 7:30 am

Beth - Absolutely beautiful pictures of a gorgeous wedding! There can never be too many pictures either, so thanks for posting so many! Gorgeous couple…September 2, 2012 – 1:17 am

ashley baker - this was one the lovelies weddings my eyes have ever beheld. Every single detail was so thought out with so much love and adoration behind it. So beautiful how much joy and Jesus just shines through these photos :)September 6, 2012 – 11:19 am

Lori - Tori, you did an amazing job of capturing so many details without it being boring….thanks so much for the awesome post! And to the beautiful couple, I loved looking at these pics! You have amazing taste and style. Since you don’t know me, I would have been happy to be a mouse at this wedding!January 2, 2013 – 10:41 pm

Jocelyn - Oh these are lovely pictures indeed.!!September 25, 2013 – 3:35 am

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