This Virginia couple planned a relaxed outdoor affair for family and friends marked by homemade touches like a wedding cake made from scratch and contributions from family and friends.

This couple's DIY approach to their wedding added to the celebration's intimate atmosphere

This Virginia couple planned a relaxed outdoor affair for family and friends marked by homemade touches like a wedding cake made from scratch and contributions from family and friends.

Derik's sister hand-painted the aisle runner; she enlarged the lace pattern from Laura's dress to use as a stencil.

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