No matter how many times we see rain on a wedding day, it never appears to put a damper on the newlyweds’ faces. Amanda and Rich were all smiles for their color-filled wedding day at Terrain at Styer’s, one of our very own long-time favorite venues! Ruffled vendor danfredo photos + films nailed it behind the camera, while Fresh Designs Florist brought the bride’s dream floral visions to life.

colorful wedding at Terrain - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

From the bride, Amanda: My husband Rich and I visited Terrain, our venue, for a coffee several months before we got engaged. We loved how beautiful, rustic, and romantic it was while also feeling laid back and cozy. Terrain’s vibe informed much of our wedding planning. We knew we wanted to get married, and we knew that we wanted all of our guests to really enjoy celebrating with us and to feel like they were a part of something special too. As we planned, we tried to imagine our wedding from the perspective of our guests and make everything as easy and fun as possible.

Alvina Valenta wedding dress - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

bouquet with fuchsia flowers - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain


bride and bridesmaid - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

bridesmaids - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

bridesmaid bouquets with hydrangea - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain
Flower recipe: Peonies, garden roses, pink hydrangea, tulips, aster, queen anne’s lace — we asked for a botanical look. Our florist was amazing! We met with one or two florists who told us they couldn’t do our flowers for our budget, but Sue at Fresh Designs Florist nailed the look we desired within budget. She also suggested the milk glass for the reception which was a really nice touch.

ceremony setup - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

ceremony decor - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

ceremony processional - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

wedding ceremony - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

wedding ceremony - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

ceremony recessional - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

I would describe our wedding as romantic, rustic, and rainy! Seriously, it poured and poured and poured. For hours. We had planned to be married outside, but our rain plan called for us to be married inside of the greenhouse just off of where our reception would be. The rain on the roof — as well as the standing room only space — resulted in the ceremony being really intimate in such a lovely and unexpected way. In terms of color schemes, we went with shades of pinks and mints. I gave my bridesmaids a J.Crew color palette and a list of fabrics and then let them pick the dresses that would suit each woman best. Who knows if they will ever wear their dresses again, but at least everyone had a dress she liked and in which she looked beautiful for the day. I was really happy with how the mix-and-match look came together in the end.

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

fuchsia yellow and green bouquet - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

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seating chart - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

industrial inspired reception - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

industrial wedding - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

chalkboard table number - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy it! We had a great time choosing reception songs together, tasting cakes, and meeting our fabulous photographers over beers. My husband told me to add that you should get to know your vendors and make sure you like them — our photographers were so great the day of the wedding (Danielle got soaked taking rainy shots where we stayed dry), but they were also really helpful in directing us to other vendors and helping us nail down the right timeline for our wedding day. I would also encourage couples to use Instagram. We got so many good ideas looking at pictures of other people’s weddings. AND I found my wedding dress on Instagram, after having already tried on a dozen dresses in boutiques. I saw a picture of my dress and then called dress retailers in the area until I found a store that carried it. The research paid off.

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

fuchsia and yellow centerpieces - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

monogram wedding cake - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

cake table - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

pastel wedding cake - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

first dance - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Terrain wedding - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Of course, don’t miss the highlights from danfredo photos + films:

Wedding Music:
Prelude: “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” The Verve (performed by Vitamin String Quartet)
Processional: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon (performed by Vitamin String Quartet)
Bride’s Processional: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Trap (performed by Vitamin String Quartet)
My dad, John Jarrard, was a country music songwriter who passed away when I was 16. In one of the most meaningful parts of the ceremony, our friend Ben Mayer covered the first number one song my dad wrote, a love song called “Nobody But You,” performed by Don Williams. My dad had sung that song at my cousin Joe’s wedding when I was a four year old flower girl, and the lyrics are really sweet. It worked as a way to celebrate our marriage and to celebrate my dad and our family, all in one song.
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Postlude: “Beautiful Day,” U2
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison

Wedding Vendors

Floral Design

Fresh Designs Florist

Venue and Catering

Terrain at Styer's

Wedding Dress

Alvina Valenta

Bridal Store

Jennifer's Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Jewelry

J.Crew

Hair and Makeup

Sulimay's Urban Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Groom's Shoes

J.Crew

Groom's Tie

The Tie Bar

Wedding Cakes

Nutmeg Cake Design

DJ

Love City DJs

Wedding Stationery

Smitten on Paper

Videography

danfredo photos + film

1 comments
  • brakell @ basic invite

    I love those bouquets! The pop of color gives the whole wedding such a fun vibe. Beautiful!