Real Wedding: Dottie & Jordan

When I was in San Diego a couple of weeks ago (actually, was that a month ago? the summer is really flying by!), I stopped by the Film Is Not Dead workshop and got to meet a bunch of awesome photographers, including the talented guy behind today’s wedding, Braedon Flynn.  And today I bring you some of Braedon’s lovely work: Dottie and Jordan’s beautifully rustic Tahoe wedding (with lots of DIY details, too!). Says Dottie, “Jordan and I chose Tahoe because we have spent winters and summers there together ever since high school, and we love it. We thought we could make a long weekend out of our wedding to spend with close family and friends.

vintage postcard of tahoe lodge

Dottie created all of the stationery herself, including this RSVP postcard with a black and white photo of the wedding venue on it.

bridesmaid holding wildflower bouquet

Bridesmaids chose whatever dress they wanted, in any color (I love this bright yellow dress!).

prada leather shoes

How fabulous are Dottie’s accessories? Love the lace-up shoes by Prada, and especially love the vintage headband. “I found the 1920’s French paste headband at a vintage bridal shop in Santa Monica called Paris 1900,” says Dottie. She also wore a ring that belonged to her bridesmaid’s grandmother as her “something borrowed.” (The groom also had something borrowed, wearing a suit that belonged to his brother.)

wedding ceremony in front of lodge

As the bride walked down the aisle, her brother played the piano. Dottie and Jordan also wrote their own vows.

wedding ceremony kiss

scenic wedding portraits

cute pug dog wearing a tutu

Hello adorable pug dog in a little tutu!

window pane seating chart with calligraphy

Dottie found two divided light French doors on Craigslist, and her mom wrote guests names on the glass for seating assignments. Dottie says that she plans on using the doors for the pantry in her future kitchen – I love the idea of incorporating wedding details into everyday things at home.

table letters

Metal letters from Restoration Hardware – each one a different letter in Dottie and Jordan’s married name – took the place of table numbers. Rustic farm tables were decorated with flowers in mason jars, stacks of books tied with twine, old-fashioned oil lanterns, and burlap table runners. The overall look was country flea market meets French garden.

long banquet tables with rustic centerpieces

rustic centerpieces in mason jars

burlap wedding menus

Dottie purchased hem-stitch napkins at Napkins Online for the same price that it would have cost to rent them.

cupcakes with sugared lavender

Dottie’s mother made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, decorated with lavender sprigs.

book centerpieces

bride and groom dancing at their wedding

bride and groom kissing

From the bride: Jordan and I remember looking up over all the tables while we were eating and just in awe of our day and how everything came together. It was very “us.”

Photography: Braedon Flynn

Venue: Painted Rock Lodge in Lake Tahoe, California

Bride’s dress: Lazaro

Bride’s shoes / headband: Prada / Paris 1900

Flowers: A Rose is a Rose

Rentals: EventMasters

Congratulations Dottie and Jordan! And a big thank you to Braedon Flynn for sending over these gorgeous photos – I hope to have you back on Snippet & Ink soon!


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