A Free People Girl Gets Married

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Over the summer our web merchandiser got married, and I’m so excited to finally share some photos with you!  I absolutely love all the little personal touches in these photos… from the bridal party’s menswear shirts when getting ready, to the Free People display elements at the reception.  Not only was the wedding incredibly beautiful (the location is breathtaking) but it looks like everyone there truly had a blast. Read on for photos and some quotes from the bride herself!

We always love seeing wedding photos, so if you want to share your special day with us feel free to send us an email at blog@freepeople.com, we would love to see!

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“Being in an open, free space allows you to create your own story and make the event feel 100% your own. I’m not someone who has always dreamed about my wedding, in fact, I didn’t even think I would wear a wedding dress (and ended up in a giant princess ballgown, of course) — I just wanted to kiss Braden, dance with my dad and see my mom smile. I wanted Braden to hear me tell him that his confidence, patience and thoughtfulness inspires me and that he makes me feel safe. I wanted him to hear me promise that every night, for the rest of my life, I would go to sleep loving him. I wanted my brothers to see me in a wedding dress, for my friends to go crazy dancing to middle school throwbacks and for everyone to eat some of the best food they’d ever had.”

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free people wedding

free people wedding

free people wedding

“When Braden and I first met, we went to my cousin’s outdoor wedding that was in a big tent in their backyard in Easton, Maryland. It was the first time Braden met my whole family and funny enough, it was the same weekend as our wedding turned out to be, 6 years earlier (and also my parents’ wedding anniversary!). Their wedding was fun, laid-back, and just happy — we knew we wanted the same.”

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free people wedding

free people wedding

free people wedding

free people wedding

free people wedding

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free people wedding

“As far as the colors go, I wanted the wedding to feel very natural and whimsical, which is why we incorporated succulents and wildflowers. The Free People spring display Hanging Bunches made me smile when I saw them — they are fun, carefree and happy, which is the feeling I wanted to create at the wedding. I loved the juxtaposition of the pop colors (pinks and oranges) against the old wooden shed and natural landscape.”

free people wedding

free people wedding

“The event was magical and there is no other word to describe it. The wedding came at a time when my family needed happiness, strength, and hope more than we ever have before. From the hundreds of lightning bugs lighting up the sky (and watching the little kids run around trying to catch them at dusk), to the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on my mom’s face to the incredible super moon, I’ve learned that the universe finds a way to give you what you need. For reasons bigger than the wedding, my family, Braden and I needed hope and strength. We needed to laugh. A lot. And we did — I learned that a wedding is so much more than a dress and a beautiful Sperry tent and the perfect bouquet, but it is about all of your favorite people coming together to make you smile, laugh, cry and enjoy one of the biggest and best moments in life.”

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Photography by M2.

See more photos here.

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Comments

Charlotte -November 19, 2013, 7:53AM

I LOVE that beautiful of the men on the dancefloor – pure magic!

MacK Mars -November 19, 2013, 8:38AM

This is beautiful! I’m getting married in May and I’m wearing a Free People dress :)

xx
MacK @ SoulMakes | Blog

meg -November 19, 2013, 8:53AM

Beautiful wedding. Beautiful couple!

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Alex Salvesen -November 19, 2013, 9:31AM

I loooove this! I can imagine my wedding to be similar!

Megan -November 19, 2013, 10:25AM

It looks so magical! This is the wedding I would want.

Anonymous -November 19, 2013, 10:26AM

everything is so beautiful <3

Cheyenne -November 19, 2013, 11:00AM

Beautiful beautiful photos!!
xx

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Lulu -November 19, 2013, 11:46AM

Beautiful! The chupa is perfect.

Sue -November 19, 2013, 12:05PM

This is so beautiful

Renee / RLZN -November 19, 2013, 12:06PM

Oh gosh this is so beautiful… love the location and overall look and feel of it. Thanks for sharing!

x Renee

Anonymous -November 19, 2013, 12:06PM

Beautiful! I want to see a closer picture of what the bridesmaids are wearing though. Are they button ups? I can’t tell but I like the idea.

Najwan -November 19, 2013, 12:11PM

This is an example of my ultimate dream wedding, very cute!

Jill K. -November 19, 2013, 12:29PM

Totally what I would do!

Juliette Laura -November 19, 2013, 1:07PM

These photos are beautiful. I absolutely adore this wedding, it seems so magical! The photos capture the spirit so well!

xo, Juliette Laura
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Marguerite -November 19, 2013, 1:21PM

This wedding is so beautiful! Where was this wedding held if you don’t mind me asking? I am currently looking for a venue for my wedding and these pictures are exactly what I am looking for.

bri -November 19, 2013, 2:04PM

amazingly beautiful! Wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness :)

Michelle -November 19, 2013, 2:06PM

Love how it’s mixed with the wilderness!

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -November 19, 2013, 2:44PM
preeti -November 19, 2013, 3:21PM

This is so perfect, Love the last photo. Congratulations to you both!

Kristin -November 19, 2013, 7:15PM

so touching, so pure, full of love, freedom and happiness…Big congrats!!!

Anwar behbehani -November 20, 2013, 4:01AM

Beautiful pics!

Rachel -November 20, 2013, 4:31AM

Beyond beautiful! The happiness and love that fills these photos brings tears to my eyes, and reminds me of the day I married my love one sweet year ago. What joy! There are really no words for these monumental things……

anja -November 23, 2013, 9:46AM

Waw, I never wanted to merry anyone, however if I did merry someone, I would like to have a wedding like that. It really was beautiful! Oh, and I’m defenitely having flowers in my hair :)

Sue -November 25, 2013, 12:27PM

really beautiful wedding, congratulation for both of you! I want to introduce these beautiful wedding with link to my blog for Korean (well, we don’t have this kind of wedding culture at all!) if you don’t mind. http://Blog.naver.com/picandvideos.

Jodi -December 2, 2013, 1:40PM

So beautiful! Congratulations. Love the details!

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Molly Peach -December 20, 2013, 12:18PM

In LOVE with these! Beautiful, beautiful photos.

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Susan Jizba -February 21, 2014, 6:32PM

So Incredibly gorgeous yet so down to earth and friendly ! What a Wonderful Wedding! Wishing you much happiness in the years to come !

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