Jes creates the most adorable lovelies out of felt for her shop, Mosey Handamde, so when I read on her blog about her handmade wedding in Maine I jumped at the chance to feature it here on Once Wed.  I broke up the wedding today into 3 parts because I couldn’t resist including all the gorgeous images from Brown Mouse Photo of her family and friends gathering and making everything the morning before the wedding. Here is a little more from the lovely bride, Jes….

I am a crafter of recycled woolens at but also have a small line of wedding goodies (cake toppers, boutonnieres, simple dresses) so I knew I would be obsessing over the tiny details. My husband, Alexander, is a librarian and musician. We met at a show that a mutual friend threw for my birthday and had invited his band Ponies in the Surf to play. I remember calling my dad that night and saying ‘I met the boy I’m going to marry’! I have been crafting full time for a few years and really wanted to make my wedding a handmade event.  Almost everything was handmade, handpicked, hand sewn and handcrafted.  We employed a number of friends who were artists and bakers, farmers and gardeners to help make this our perfect day. Lucky for me my mom is pretty crafty herself and was there the whole way — making and baking and putting the finishing touches on everything with me. We really wanted to make everything as local as possible. Alex works summers on a nearby sustainable farm where most of our produce was picked by friends and all of our lovely flowers grew. We wanted a simple but polished feel.


Our flowers were picked the morning of the wedding by the ladies in my family.  Ranunculus, larkspur, yarrow, eucalyptus, straw flower, snap dragons, Chinese lanterns, zinnias.We had a wonderful time getting out there in the misty morning and collecting the finds for the day. It was a great time to relax a bit and literally smell the flowers before the big day really started.

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Stay tuned for Part II coming up next!

[Images c/o Brown Mouse Photo]


Comments (4)

chelsea Fuss | Reply

Love, love! those pics of all the homemade food are just wonderful.

100 Layer Cake | Reply

Whoa, this is a CUTE wedding. so incredibly thoughtful!! i love all the food shots. and every single other bit too. Seriously, this is why we love weddings, right? Thanks for sharing, Emily.

melissa davis | Reply

Wow- those flowers are amazing!!