From the moment we shot their engagement session we were stoked about shooting Kara + Doug's Rustic DIY, "The Hunt is Over" themed wedding. The bride was rockin a fab Alfred Angelo with Ariat Cowgirl boots. The ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Harmony Gardens in DeLeon Springs, Florida. We asked Kara a few questions about her wedding and here is what she said.
What was the inspiration for your wedding?
"The wedding was outdoor and we love outdoors! So we went with a rustic, "the hunt is over" theme. We used a lot of wood, deer horns and mason jars. I wanted to incorporate items that we made for the wedding, that we could put in our home to remind of us the best day of our lives."
What is one thing you would advise a bride on that is planning her wedding?
"I would start with The Knot app, it is helpful with planning and knowing what needs to be done by when. And I would definitely say get a "day of" coordinator so you as the bride or mother of the bride aren't worried about the details once the wedding starts and you can enjoy!"
What was the best part of having your wedding at Harmony Gardens?
"I just loved the venue in general, it is a beautiful place! All the big oaks and ferns makes for beautiful pictures! One of the reasons I liked it so much was they offered a grooms room and a bridal cottage, it was nice we both had a place to get ready with a/c and bathrooms. Also Janice the wedding coordinator was very nice and made sure my day ran smoothly so me or my mom didn't have to worry about a thing once the wedding started and we could enjoy!"