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Lyons Farmette Wedding | Elena & Austin

It seems that most weddings typically have some DIY elements incorporated into a few of the details of the day.  Elena and Austin, however, took DIY to a level I’ve never before seen!  For starters, Elena sewed her own wedding dress–both the long dress that she wore throughout the wedding day as well as the short dress that she changed into when dancing began. Elena also made all of the flower girl dresses.  She designed, printed and cut all invitations, ceremony programs, trivia, petal toss bags and favor labels.  But it doesn’t stop there, of course.  Elena and Austin built and restored the tandem bike, built and wired their own marquee letters from scratch.  They made the table runners, engraved wooden hangers and pins.  All of the calligraphy on the chalkboard signs was hand-written by Elena. They made their own sriracha salt for favors.  The succulents on the dinner tables were grown and planted by Elena and Austin…..and the list goes on. :)  It was such a delight to photograph Elena and Austin’s wedding, which was so uniquely stamped with their own personalities.

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The tandem bike that Austin and Elena built/restored:

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Congrats Elena and Austin!

Wedding Vendors

Coordinator : Alaina Johnson 
Florist : Rae Moore, Whole Foods Fort Collins & Bride 
Music: Eric Wiggs  
Officiant:  Rev. Kristen Hepp 
Caterer:  Basic Kneads
Dessert:  Whole Foods Fort Collins & Bride 

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edson gallaudet - July 16, 2017 - 8:16 pm

Hello –

hoping to check and see if your Farmette is available on Friday 9/22 for a picnic? Blackbelly catering recommended your location. We’ve got about 24 people coming into town and looking to have a great evening.

Please let me know.


Ed Gallaudet

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