Susan & Cam’s Capital Lawn Wedding


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

You must, must go check out this amazing wedding on The Little White Book. I hesitate to call it a budget wedding, because that would strip away some of it’s magical essence. This is the kind of wedding you read about happening 40 years ago, and you sigh, and think “Why can’t that happen now?”
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe bride wore her mother’s veil.
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingSusan planned the wedding in less then a month. She says it’s because she’s lazy, I say it’s because she’s brilliant! This is what she told me about her planning process: “All I knew was that I love both colonial-era style (I have a famous crush on the founding fathers en masse) and the early 1960s. And that I wanted to save all my money for our honeymoon.” See? With the awesomeness?
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe couple got married in a small ceremony on the capital lawn in Richmond, Virgina… which is free, all you need is a permit.
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingThey took pictures on a walk about town – that were Isweartogod based on old movie stills.
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingSee, this the the way to toss the bouquet – silly style to your best friend.
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe evening ended with a family dinner at a formal restaurant.
Susan & Cams Capital Lawn Wedding | A Practical WeddingAnd by popular demand, they had a big party with all their friends to celebrate a week before the wedding. (Don’t you just want to hug them?)

And while you are there, you must check out The Little White Book. This is her maid of honor’s wedding, so you know she’s good people!

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03165659338711360815 lorraine

    I LOVE IT!! So classic, lovely and meaningful! Meg- Have you seen this: http://2000dollarwedding.com I just found this blog yesterday, such heart. I LOVE watching people keep it real!! You are a daily read, I love this community and the movement being built around chez practical!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11371172824707301749 Cate Subrosa

    Oh, I love it. Know your priorities and stick to them, right?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02929278377522198936 Terrible

    Wow, I adore this wedding. That’s why I love this blog, because it reaffirms my desire to have a small, thrifty wedding, by constantly showing photos from beautiful events.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09055454668954770685 Susan Howson

    Ha, thanks guys. I’m going to send this to my mom. She spent a lot of time saying things like “You really should think about X and Y” and I’d spend a lot of time responding with “Moooo-ooommm, leave me alOONNE. I don’t feel like dealing with it!!” And see, mom, it all came together!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18209533406055486161 Rachel

    What a cool wedding – the bride is super cute in the vintage hat/veil!! She totally looks like she popped out of the ’60′s!!

    You rock! Hope you have a nice weekend. Try to to hurt yourself with the big fake plastic ring! You know, you could put an eye out with that thing!! ;-)
    Just teasing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07800516366672737329 Alison

    Just read all your archives and yay yay yay- love this blog!

  • Realmarce

    Such a beautiful wedding!!