A BACKYARD FLAMINGO THEMED WEDDING + WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT TYING THE KNOT IN THE RAIN?
We couldn’t resist sharing this DIY Flamingo themed wedding with you guys today! Sarah & Allan chose to marry in the backyard of a good friend’s home in South Hampton, USA.
“Our friends are a couple who exemplifies a wonderful, strong marriage.” Sarah told us. Keen to be surrounded by those loved ones who had had long and happy marriages, Sarah & Allan chose to marry on a date that fell between each of the parent’s wedding anniversaries. “Allan’s parents celebrated 50 years the week after our wedding whilst my parents celebrated 48 the week before! Two great examples of loving marriage to emulate!!” she added.
Despite the weather forecast Sarah described her wedding day as ‘magical’…
“The weather report said 0% chance of rain for Saturday the 20th for the entire week. (I was literally checking every 5 min.) When I woke up that morning, I knew it was going to rain… but you know what, the rain just added to the fairy tale aesthetic. They always say that rain on a wedding day means good luck and I always thought this was just an old wives tale told to make the “Old Wife” not cry!!! But as a bride, I had researched why this is said to be so just in case it did rain. When a knot is tied then gets wet, it is impossible to untie!! Hence, tying the knot in the rain is a good thing & Allan is definitely stuck with me for life!”
Sarah made most of her details including her bouquet, setup of the dinner tables and her flower crown which she made on the morning of her wedding. “We had so much fun going to Westhampton every weekend for the few months leading up to our big day, finding drift wood to build our arbor, sewing our table runners & banners and eating lots of BBQ, we can’t thank our friends enough for giving us the perfect spot to tie our wet knot!!!”
Super Suppliers – Photographer: Martina Micko// Dress: Jim Hjelm// Sash: MysteriousMannequin, Etsy//Bride Shoes: Montego Bay Club// Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger// Best Man and Ring Bearer suits: Nautica// Flower girl Dresses: Palm Valley Kids, Etsy//