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Photos By: Ashley Kickliter

Having a bride submit her wedding is always a treat, especially when it’s as lovingly put together as this one. Lane and Thomas’ Alabama wedding was a true labor of love — the couple pooled their talents with those of friends and family to restore an old cotton warehouse into the incredibly beautiful site you’re about to see, complete with touches of greenery, attractive furniture rentals, and endless twinkle lights. Thank you Ashley Kickliter for photographing the day!

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

From the bride, Lane: From the beginning, I had been drawn to the mix of the romantic and the industrial: steel beams intertwining with greenery, reclaimed letters leaned against old brick, a flowing white dress in the middle of a warehouse district, and cascading flowers contrasted against concrete. One day, about a week after we got engaged, I stumbled upon an overgrown loading dock in the middle of our tiny town’s warehouse district. It had never been used as any kind of event space, and it was in complete disrepair, but it somehow felt like the perfect place for us to be married. Along with a group of friends, over the course of our six month engagement, we transformed a charming old cotton warehouse into an venue space worthy of hosting our ceremony and reception. We power washed, hung lights, and even tore down walls. It was an absurd amount of work, but Thomas and I still think of those work days with our friends as some of our fondest wedding memories.

rustic wedding invitations - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

bridal fashion - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

green white bouquets - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding
Flower recipe: One of my closest friends, a brilliant floral designer, helped me to transform our industrial setting into the wildly romantic, overgrown setting I’d pictured. She designed all of our floral pieces, including hanging greenery, flower crowns, and a head table dripping with white flowers and garland. My cascading bouquet was a mix of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, gypsophila orion, and lisanthius.

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

lace wedding details - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

With the overgrown loading dock venue, we really wanted to capture the feeling of an outdoor music festival. We had concert poster-sized invitations that I designed and screenprinted. The wedding was catered by a food truck that had been the site of a remarkable number of me and Thomas’ dates over the years. The desserts, boasting everything from cakes to cobblers to pies, were handmade by a talented baker and dear friend in her college-apartment kitchen the night and day before the wedding. My mom, whose personal taste and style far exceeds my own, collected channel letters to hand from the rafters of the warehouse and two living rooms-worth of vintage furniture to create incredible lounge areas. And, for our big exit from the reception, we sped away on a flower-laden motorcycle — a nod to our first date, when Thomas surprised me by showing up on a motorcycle. We left the wedding and took the bike for a blissful spin down some dark country roads (before running out of gas and catching a ride from a kind stranger in a truck). It was a perfectly ridiculous end to the most incredible evening of our lives.

groom and groomsmen - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

garden inspired altars - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

green white bouquet - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

greenery table runners - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

The entire wedding was handmade, but one of the biggest undertakings was the paper goods. I designed our wedding invitations. Thomas and I have an amazing collection of prints from all the shows we’d been to together, so we wanted our invitations to have the feeling of a print you’d pick up after really great concert. Although I love hand lettering, I knew there was no way I could produce as many as we needed in a realistic time frame. Luckily, I just started taking a screenprinting class through our school’s art department. I realized that screenprinting offered the perfect solution: each layer of ink is hand-pulled, giving every print a handmade feel, but the stenciled screen means you can print as many as you want very quickly. Three months of designing, planning, creating, re-creating, tearing paper, printing, and multiple trips to the post office resulted in a set of invitations that we were proud to share with our guests. The experience of creating something I love to send to the people that we love really was an incredible one!

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding guest books - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wood wedding signs - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Write a mission statement for your wedding. For the first two weeks of my wedding planning, I did nothing but cower in corners, alternating between staring at my to-do list and staring at my engagement ring. I was surrounded by people who all had very strong opinions about what a wedding ought to look like, and I was paralyzed with the fear of doing something wrong. That kind of pressure becomes too much to handle. So I stopped, sat down, and wrote out everything I thought about what the purpose and picture of a wedding should be. Then I wrote a mission statement. It brought everything into focus. It was the standard against which I measured every decision. Even the small ones. Will spending thousands of dollars on table linens accomplish our vision for the wedding? Probably not. Should we elope? Nope, tempting as it might be at times, because a huge part of this marriage means making our promises in front of people that know and love us enough to hold us to them. Should I spend dozens of hours hand-crafting invitations when it would be so much simpler to order them? Weirdly, yeah. Because making art is a celebration of the beauty and joy and creation that Thomas and I want our marriage to be filled with. Once I had a clear mission statement, I knew where I was headed with the wedding and I could finally calm down and enjoy the process.

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

greenery cake - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

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Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Thomas, who is a talented musician, actually composed our processional. He wrote a beautiful piece on piano and cello that two of our friends performed. It meant so much to me to have him create the music that I would walk down the aisle to.
Recessional: “All In,” Bronze Radio Return
First Dance: “Offering,” The Avett Brothers

Wedding Location: Opelika, AL / Photographer: Ashley Kickliter / Wedding Coordinator: April Johnson / Florist: Rebekah Fowler / Venue: The Railyard / Wedding Dress: Misdress / Hair: Sierra Barnard / Makeup: Amy Camp / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by the bridesmaids / Groom’s Suit: J. Ferrar / Caterer: Tex’s Tacos / Wedding Cakes: Laura Walks / Vintage Rentals: Restorology / Wedding Invitations and Signage: The bride, Lane Harbin / Videographer: Matt Wolfe

Marianmade Farm Wedding

Photos By: Emily Delamater

There are many reasons to love this Maine wedding, and perhaps the most compelling is the way it effortlessly blends bohemian, indie, rustic, and glam styles into a chic backyard affair. Emily Delamater, Diane York Events, and Marianmade Farm joined together to make wedding day magic – let’s take a look, shall we?

Marianmade Farm wedding - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

From the bride, Marie: I wanted our wedding to have an indie feel with a lot of handmade elements. We picked yellow + gray for a color scheme, but I did not want that to limit us design wise. I love mixing textiles + patterns and shy away from themes. I work for a non-profit craft organization so supporting local artisans + vendors was important to me. Our wedding jewelry was purchased from local jewelers, one of which is a member of my organization.


bird nest ring pillow - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

craspedia boutonnieres - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

Flower recipe: I told the florist I wanted succulents + lambs ear + billy buttons included – I also told her I wanted my flowers to be white. Other than that I let her take the creative lead.

diy ceremony canopy - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

backyard wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

DIY paper cone backdrop - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

yellow white bouquets - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

I picked grey + yellows as a base color scheme but did not want to be limited by that. Most of the decorations were either purchased finds or made by myself + family. My husband + his brother-in-law built the arbor, the bells hanging from the arbor were made by my mother-in-law. The tissue flags were created by my sister-in-law (who also married us!). The big moss letters, menu sign, were created my mom, the wooden round signs were created by myself + my husband cut the rounds.

escort card ideas - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

aqua wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

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chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Weddings are a very exciting + stressful time. It’s important to take a step back and remember that this is about the two of you and significant milestone in both of your lives. You will be getting lots of suggestions and opinions from family + friends which can be overwhelming, but just remember they love you and just want to support you. Stay true to yourselves and take what suggestions fit your ideas, and show appreciation for suggestions you don’t take.

Marianmade Farm wedding - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

centerpiece inspiration - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

rustic wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

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Marianmade Farm wedding - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

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Marianmade Farm wedding - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding

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Marianmade Farm wedding - photo by Emily Delamater http://ruffledblog.com/marianmade-farm-wedding


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Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
Mother/Son Dance: “Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles

Wedding Location: Wiscasset, ME / Photographer: Emily Delamater / Event Planning: Diane York Events / Venue and Floral Design: Marianmade Farm / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Wedding Shoes: Dolce Vita / Head Adornment: Twigs + Honey / Coverup: Free People / Hair and Makeup: Emily Bernier of Bei Capelli / Bride’s Ring and Band: Jen Burrall Designs / Groom’s Wedding Band: Maggie Bokor Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang / Caterer: Laura Cabot Catering / Wedding Cake: Sweet Cakes Bake Shop / Wedding Cake Topper: ReadyGo / Ceremony Musicians: Julia Eiten / DJ: On The Fly DJ Productions / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Transportation: BoMar Transportation






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The NotWedding Charleston

Our next NotWedding recap is of the second annual event in Charleston. You may remember when we shared the first one here, and today we get to share a few new as well tried-and-true talents from this charming town.

Aztec wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by Clay Austin

The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by Clay Austin

The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by Clay Austin
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by Clay Austin
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by Clay Austin

Photos by Clay Austin Photography
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The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by The Click Chick
lace wedding gown back - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by The Click Chick
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by The Click Chick
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by The Click Chick
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston/ - photo by The Click Chick

Photos by The Click Chick Photography
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ranunculus red boutonniere - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston - photo by Nicole Claude
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston - photo by Nicole Claude
The NotWedding Charleston - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston - photo by Nicole Claude
bicycle wedding getaway - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-charleston - photo by Nicole Claude

Photos by Nicole Caudle Photography

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Venue: Boone Hall Plantation / Rehearsal Dinner: Butcher & Bee of Charleston / Catering: Coastal Crust / Photography & Styled Shoot: Clay Austin Photography / Photography & Save the Date: Nicole Caudle Photography / Photography & Rehearsal Dinner: The Click Chick Photography / Videography: James McCoy Films / Day-of Coordination: Twelve80 Events / Event design & Head Table (Table Numbers 2, 4, 6 & 8): Scarlet Plan & Design / Event Design & Ceremony Design (Table Numbers 1, 3, 5, & 7): Tailor & Table / Stationer: Invitations Jankun Creative Studio, A Labor of Love, Programs Jam+Toast / Wedding Dress: Maude Couture / Bridesmaid Attire: Rent the Runway / Hair: Hairdreams by Dyana / Makeup: Dannon K. Collard / Jewelry: Sweet Charleston Designs / Spa, Lash, and Beauty Bar: Charleston Lash & Beauty Bar / Groomsmen Accessories: Steeple Bay Designs / Cookie Bar: Byrd Cookie Company / Alcohol: Firefly Distillery / Paper Accents: Liddabits Design Shop / Stamped Napkins: Charleston Charms / Sketches: A Sketch to Remember / Misting Fans: All-Mist Outdoor Cooling / Wooden Signs: Back40Life / Event Rentals: Event DRS / Pews: P.E.W.S. Purely Elegant Wedding Statements / Mobile Event Trailer: Roll With It Enterprises / Entertainment Band & DJ: Otherbrother Entertainment / String Quartet: Charleston Virtuosi / Photobooth: Coast Photo Booth / Mosquito Control: Palmetto Mosquito Control / Transportation: Pedals for Coastal Pedals and Paddles / Travel: Bliss By Luxury Concierge Travel / Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace / Linens: LinenTablecloth / Partners: A Coastal Bride, A Lowcountry Wedding, Flower Magazine, Inspire Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Southern Bride and Groom Magazine, The Knot, Weddings Unveiled Magazine

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