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Schoolhouse Fall Wedding

This sweet Dallas wedding represents who the couple is to a T. Groom Justin is a teacher and Faryn is obsessed with all things vintage, so a schoolhouse Fall wedding was in order. Feather & Twine Photography captured their images and video, to which you can tune in below:


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From the bride, Faryn: In order to make our wedding feel special, intimate and very personal, we wanted the decor to reflect my love of vintage and his love of teaching. The end result was a charming vintage schoolhouse theme complete with loads of old books, vignettes and comfortable seating areas created with antique pieces, and colorful red apples scattered throughout.


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Our ceremony was purposefully kept very small and intimate with mostly family in attendance and no wedding party other than George, Justin’s “man’s-best-friend-best-man.” Justin and George were the first to walk down the aisle with George sporting a blue and white-striped bowtie while a string quartet played a set of our favorite songs. When it finally came time for me to make my way down the aisle toward my beloved, I walked down to one of my favorite songs — “Breathe Me” by Sia. It was so beautiful and meaningful… a moment I will never forget.

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My jewelry was particularly meaningful to me. After months of searching for what I wanted to wear, I ended up finding an antique 1920s locket on Etsy that just so happened to have my new initials engraved in it. It’s one of those pieces that I know I was simply meant to find and was somehow always made for me… truly magical. In it I placed pictures of Justin’s parents who could only be there in spirit with us our special day.

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Our wedding cake was rather nontraditional in that it was “naked” (meaning no icing on the outside… a detail that absolutely devastated our cake decorator). It was absolutely perfect, delicious and just what I wanted. I surprised Justin with kitschy bear cake toppers that represented his love of the Baylor Bears. Instead of a groom’s cake, Justin chose to have five pies delivered from Emporium Pies. Above the entire sweet setting was a flag banner that my sister made that said “The Rushings”. At the end of the most beautiful and unforgettable day we could have asked for, we gave our guests black and white cookies made by Tart Bakery. We chose the treats seeing as they are one of our favorite desserts to get when we travel to New York City (where we got engaged). As we exited the building to leave in our getaway car, our friends and family showered us with dried lavender buds. It was such a wonderful day and we’re so thankful to all involved and the friends and family who came and supported us.

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Wedding Location: Dallas, TX / Photographer and Videographer: Feather & Twine Photography / Florist: Blue Lotus Floral Design / Event Designer: Bride / Event Coordination: Lois Ferguson / Wedding Venue: Winfrey Point / Wedding Dress and Veil: Stardust / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Jewelry: Vintage, Etsy / Hair: Aaron Longshore of Drybar, Dallas / Makeup: Bride’s Sister / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Caterer: Culinary Art Catering / Wedding Cake: Laura Kirk / Desserts: Emporium Pies / Vintage Rentals: Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals / Officiant: Bob Williams

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