Sarah and Tim are the geniuses behind the dry humored Purple Hippo Stitches, which can be found every year at the Craftin’ Outlaws craft show. Their work is so fun and original. They are (now) a husband and wife team that creates framed cross stitched sayings that are, well- off the cuff & so awesomely snarky. The first time I photographed Craftin’ Outlaws, I admired their booth at least three or four times.
When they called me to let me know they’d like me to photograph their wedding, I was so excited and knew it was going to be GOOD! Put creative people, no matter what their medium, in charge of planning an event- it’s going to be genuine, memorable and unique. And this wedding didn’t disappoint. Set at the Botzum Farm in Akron, Ohio, this fall wedding had the best of everything. A beautiful outdoor field, a rustic barn, creative details around every corner and an awesome family that knew how to party! Some of my favorite details were the bridesmaid dresses, the party noisemakers and the outdoor evening bonfire. There was a custom “rootbeer float” cocktail which was not kid safe for drinking;) The bride’s mother had custom bobble heads made of the couple that sat proudly on top of the cake, nodding in approval. Guests were invited to fill out MAD LIBS about the couple… I’m sure there were some great answers! And lets just put it this way-any wedding where the bride wears sparkly blue Toms is the kind of wedding I love to shoot! It was a dream shooting in the old barn. Character was oozing from every crevice of this place!
The rain held out until later in the evening, when everyone was under the canopy of the barn dancing their hearts out.
I hope you enjoy their sense of style as much as I do! XO Jess