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Peach Wedding at Alerin Barn

Rustic Weddings

Peach is one of our favorite colors for summer, and this wedding from Rodeo & Co. Photography and Emily Herzig Floral Studio makes a perfect color study of the cheerful shade. Katie and Tom planned their entire wedding from their current home of Sweden, and chose Vermont as the perfect destination for a rustic chic celebration with their friends and family around the world. Let’s dive in!

peach wedding at Alerin Barn - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

From the photographer, Rodeo & Co. Photography: Katie and Tom planned their wedding while living in Sweden — she is from California and he is from England, so Vermont was a perfect happy middle for their nearest and dearest to travel to for their adorably sweet wedding at The Alerin Barn. The flowers were magical, especially the altar, and were done by Emily Herzig Floral Studio (of course!) The delicious cake was made by Bentley’s Bakery… so pretty!

peach boutonnieres - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

wedding rings - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

bridal party - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

groomsmen - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

ceremony processional - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

wedding ceremony - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

wedding ceremony - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

ceremony recessional - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

seating chart - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

paper flower seating chart detail - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

gold wedding ideas - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

barn reception - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

peach wedding at Alerin Barn - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

gold reception - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

peach wedding at Alerin Barn - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

wedding ideas - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

strawberry shortcake dessert - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

peach wedding at Alerin Barn - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-wedding-at-alerin-barn

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Rodeo & Co. Photography

Floral Design

Emily Herzig Floral Studio

Venue

Alerin Barn

Wedding Dress

Enzoani

Hair and Makeup

Shear Sensations

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

Spice of Life

Wedding Cake

Bentley’s Bakery

Bishop Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Today’s wedding comes to us thanks to the talents of Dreamlove Photography and By Emily B., who respectively captured and styled this impeccable Bishop Farm shindig. No detail was left unconsidered, from the wooden signs to the seafoam and pink place settings to the cheery floral arrangements.

Bishop Farm wedding - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

From the bride, Eliza: Our favorite memory of the day is how it all felt — throughout the day, we were completely overwhelmed by all the love, support, and laughter surrounding us. If we had to pick one moment that showed this, it was during the second to last song of the night. The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” was playing and although the groom and I started dancing with each other, everyone spontaneously worked themselves into a swaying circle to which we, ourselves, could not resist being a part of! By the end of the song, there wasn’t a guest sitting at their table or anyone standing outside the barn — every single person was swaying, together, in a huge circle on the dance floor. At some point, I remember looking at my now-husband and I knew we were thinking the same thing: We are seriously the luckiest people in the world to have so many wonderful people in our lives!

wedding invitations - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

wedding flower with updo - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

rustic wedding dress - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

purple wedding bouquet with long ribbon - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

groomsmen gift ideas - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony decorations - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

vintage doors backdrop - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

wedding party outfit ideas - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

Any advice for other couples planning their weddings now? Our advice would be to carefully pick and choose what is most important to you and what represents you and to not sweat the rest. To us, we saw our wedding as a community event, a celebration of not just us, but also of the love and support our dearest friends and families have given us. As such, we spent a lot of time working on things that would reflect this: From planning weekend events to maximizing time spent with everyone to writing fun, personalized notes for every guest on the back of their escort card, we wanted to thank all of our guests for joining in on the celebration and for being, well, awesome! That said, we also had the luxury of having an amazing set of vendors, each of whom we could entirely trust to take our general ideas to the next level, while ensuring that the specific details that we did choose to spend time on to be carried out flawlessly. Have fun with it and everyone else will too!

escort card display - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

pink wedding decor - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

barn receptions - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

rustic wedding decor - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

reception sweetheart table - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

dessert bars - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding

Bishop Farm wedding - photo by Dreamlove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bishop-farm-wedding


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From the photographer, Dreamlove Photography: Eliza and Brent traveled all the way from San Francisco to host their eco-friendly wedding in the rural green hills of New Hampshire. Bishop Farm was the perfect venue for these two, with it’s rustic New England charm, and environmentally friendly amenities like solar-powered cabins! Our favorite details were the antique furniture, provided by the lovely By Emily B. design team, and the bright and artful flowers everywhere! Eliza’s bouquet had air plants that were actually blooming! Eliza had the genius idea of having guests use ball jars for their drinks during cocktail hour, and write their names on the glasses so they could keep using them all night! From the donut cake to the handwritten escort card messages to each guest, this wedding was overflowing with personal touches, making in an incredibly unique event.

Wedding Location: Lisbon, NH / Photographer: Dreamlove Photography / Event and Floral Design: By Emily B. / Venue: The Bishop Farm / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone / Wedding Shoes: Corso Como / Wedding Veil: Marina Morrison Bridal Salon / Makeup: Fresh Salon & Day Spa / Jewelry: Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry and Tiffany & Co. / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Banana Republic / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Groom’s Tie: Forage Haberdashery / Caterer: Delicata Catering / Desserts: The Dessert Goddess and Lou’s Bakery / DJ: Aaron Denny / Guestbook: Our Wedding Invites / Wedding Invitations: Wayland Chew / Paper Props: By Emily B.

Travellers Rest Nashville Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Q Avenue Photo

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and we think newlyweds Kari and Colin would agree given their beaming faces in these images from Q Avenue Photo. The couple made their way down from their home in New York City to the bride’s home of Nashville, where they threw a relaxed party of a wedding for their closest friends and family, with a little help from Modern Vintage Events.

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

From the bride, Kari: Colin and I live in New York City but decided to have our wedding in my hometown of Nashville because we thought it a better setting for the type of wedding we wanted. Being from two different parts of the country, we knew this would probably be the only time in our lives that all of our most favorite people would be in the same place at the same time. Therefore, our priority was throwing a fantastic party to celebrate our marriage with our friends and family. We are both pretty simple, low key people and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. The venue we chose was beautiful and fit our idea of modest but warm and cozy. The grounds are amazingly diverse in setting. We had the ceremony in the front of the house, blanketed under huge magnolia and gingko trees; the cocktail hour was on the house’s sweeping side porch, overflowing into the gardens; and the reception was in the barn in the back. I loved the change of scenery and the creativity it allowed in decor. Plus, the venue was so beautiful itself, it didn’t require a ton of work to make it look good!

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

orange bridal bouquets - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

grooms boutonniere - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

The best part of planning (and the advice I would remind anyone planning their own wedding!) was realizing we could actually do whatever we wanted. We didn’t have religious ties nor any traditions to uphold, so we were able to make the day as eclectic and hodgepodge as we wanted. I asked both my parents to walk me down the aisle because I’d seen it in another wedding and liked it; we asked a college friend to be our officiant, and he created an amazing theme about friends, family, and stories; in lieu of readings, we each had a friend speak during the ceremony as an introduction to us, with our officiant then pulling the stories together to introduce marriage; we wrote our own vows. Our ceremony was high energy with lots of laughter. I loved it because it wasn’t possible to make a mistake. There was no protocol or no “right” way to behave. It was wonderful to remember that throughout the day, and remember that we were there to celebrate with those we loved; nothing could possible make the day turn sour—even the mega downpour that struck an hour before the wedding!

rainy day weddings - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

bouquet ceremony decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

wedding decor streamers - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

In terms of decor, we didn’t choose a theme, rather just chose what we liked. We used wildflowers because they don’t limit your color palette. All the decorations were handmade by friends and family. Colin and I are both very bookish, so we threw in small details like old books and library check-out cards for decor. It felt so rewarding as our guests constantly came up to us and said, “It’s so YOU.” I asked my bridesmaids to pick their own light peach dress, and Colin decked his groomsmen out in matching shirts and pants, adding accessories of their choice. We told our guests to wear something comfortable — suits and ties discouraged. We only had one rule: if you own a seersucker suit, you must wear it. (This is the South, after all!)

seating charts - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

escort cards - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

library escort cards - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

vintage inspired centerpieces - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

barn inspired receptions - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Any advice to couples planning their weddings now? Think about everything you want in a great party, and then make that your wedding. Don’t focus on the little details from the beginning. If you want to have a wonderful big family dinner, prioritize the food and floor plan. If you want to dance all night, get a huge dance floor and an amazing DJ. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your wedding; make the day exactly what you want it to be, and with your friends and family there, it will be an amazing, memorable day for all.

reception table numbers - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

vintage inspired weddings - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

vintage inspired centerpieces - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

sweetheart reception tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Processional: “Blackbird,” The Beatles
Recessional: “That’s What’s Up,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power; “1200 Miles,” Shovels & Rope

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Q Avenue Photo / Event Planning and Design: Modern Vintage Events / Flowers and Bunting: Bride and bride’s mother / Personal Flowers: Family Friend / Venue: Travellers Rest / Wedding Caterer: Constant Craving / DJ and Lighting: Showtime Productions / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: Austin Filingo (Gypsy Jazz) / Rentals: Southern Events / Tent: Nashville Tent and Awning / Transportation: Signature Transportation

German Barn Wedding

Rustic Weddings

When it comes to wedding days, couples who are wedding photographers themselves always seem to get it right. Anne and Björn have seen many a wedding in their day, so they knew they wanted their wedding to be as stress-free and relaxed as possible. Of course, this doesn’t mean they skimped on style and heartwarming details! Thank you to Carmen and Ingo Photography and Ina Mühlhaus for your wonderful work on this one.

German barn wedding - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

From the bride, Anne: We looked for a relaxed and cosy over-all-feeling with a kind of warm welcome feeling for our guests. No stress with just a rough scribble of the day in our heads. Because of our own profession as wedding photographers, we have seen many weddings and the only thing we wanted to leave behind us was the fear of “over-organizing” our own wedding.

bride getting ready - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

gold wedding shoes - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

blush gold bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

bridesmaids opening gifts - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

gypsophila bouquet - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

babys breath bouquet - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila).

gold blush bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

We wanted to celebrate a very naturally and rustic wedding with a lot of little lovely self-made details. When we found the old barn, our feeling said – this is your place to get married. We got married on the meadow in front of the little hut and celebrated in the barn. We decorated with a lot of light-chains around the bars and beams, candles, flowers, old farm apple boxes which we used for a photo corner with old wedding-portraits from our family, pictures from the past, a self-made wooden BAR-sign, wooden sign-posts, and a few pompoms. We spread some straw-bales inside the barn for the look and having a basement for some of our signs. We also prepared a little shisha-lounge with old vintage furniture and our stand light from the flee marked. :) We also had a very old desk and chair where we placed our guestbook and a Polaroid camera. And yes, we had a color scheme – we fell in the love with the color mustard yellow…. :)

wooden wedding signs - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

backyard wedding ceremony - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

bridesmaids during ceremony - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

wedding ceremonies - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

confetti recessionals - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

wedding ceremony confetti - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

lace wedding dresses - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

German barn wedding - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

yellow wedding accessories - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

rustic wedding ideas - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

barn receptions - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Just enjoy your anticipation, don’t feel stressed if something won’t workout, just leave it behind you and concentrate on the really important things on your day: Your love to your partner. Have fun to create personal stuff – it’s the own details you will have a relation to. It is fun organize some evenings with friends and prepare stuff for the wedding and combining it with nice food’n’wine. It’s a lot about the people you invite to your wedding – they also will have a bigger relationship to your big day if they were involved from the beginning. Enjoy as much time as possible with family and friends in advance. During that (intimate) time they will get a feeling why you are making the next step in your life and will feel even more with you every second on your wedding day.

barn wedding receptions - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

wooden chalkboard signs - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

cranberry wedding cakes - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

barn wedding desserts - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

barn wedding reception - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

rustic wedding details - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding

sparkler receptions - photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/german-barn-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Green Thumb,” Brett Winterford
Recessional: “Space Oddity,” Walter Mitty
First Dance: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri

Wedding Location: Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany / Photographer: Carmen and Ingo Photography / Styling: Ina Mühlhaus / Flowers: Anettes Flower Power, Mölln / Venue: Hotel Waldhof / Wedding Dress: Mark Schmidt via Des Kaisers neue Kleider / Wedding Shoes: Hallhuber / Scarf: made by the bride’s mother / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS / Suit: Herr von Eden / Rings: Goldschmiede Arthur Müller / Singer, Cakes, and Candy Bar: Tortenschön / Ceremony: Imke Klie / Videographer: Kenny Bayne Films

Vintage Inspired Ontario Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We have a rare treat for you all today, sweethearts. Over the years we’ve seen many a bride share her dream wedding with us, but today we’ve got a wedding put together by the groom and his mother as a surprise for the bride. We’ve got all the deets from the groom himself on how he was able to put it together with the help of Joseph + Jaime Photography and Coriander Girl, so let’s jump in!

vintage inspired Ontario wedding - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

From the groom, Mike: I’m a lucky guy. I married the girl next door. My parents moved to the small town of Baltimore, Ontario, about ten years ago. Not long after, the McFarlanes moved in across the street. Their daughter was a pretty blonde girl whom I met at my parents’ neighbourhood Halloween party in 2008. We hit it off and quickly became friends. Friendship grew into something more and I proposed to her at the historic inn at Wakefield, Quebec, in the fall of 2011. We both knew that the perfect place to get married was at my parents’ house — the place we met. Set atop a hill that overlooks Lake Ontario and the rolling hills of Northumberland County, the wedding had to reflect the beautiful natural scenery. We decided that the ceremony would be held in a clearing in the cedar woods adjacent to the house, and the dinner and dancing would take place in the property’s century-old barn — the exact location we met. Wanting to bring the inside outside, and the outside inside, the only way we could think to describe our vision was “woodland whimsy.”

green white boutonnieres - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

leafy wedding bouquet - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

first look - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

first look - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

small bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bridal party - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

After discovering the perfect wedding invitations, we set about using them as a template for our wedding’s look and style. Together with my mother, we began putting together our dream wedding. Although we always consulted Lauren on major issues, my mother and I decided that we wanted to design the look of the wedding in secret from Lauren. We wanted her to experience the joy and excitement of having the venue revealed to her on the big day, along with all the other guests. The first time she saw the ceremony site, decorated with simple ferns and vintage church windows, was when we both walked down the aisle together, hand in hand. With the expert design sense that she is known for, my mother helped to put together a wedding that existed only in our dreams. The dinner tables were covered in rich aubergine and gold brocade and set with elegant china. The woodland theme was tastefully reflected in all the details — from the table décor, to the handmade place settings, to the heart shaped moss garland on the wall. We also incorporated crystal, gold, pewter and rust-coloured animal figurines, candelabras and other décor elements. The barn was finished we antique furniture and props, including frames and mirrors to fill the walls, creating a warm and elegant setting for dinner and dancing. Lauren and I had our dream wedding. But in the end, the wedding is just a party. The best part is that I get to come home to Lauren every day. There is no one else who would be as a good a match for me as she is. She is a kind and loving person, who also happens to be my best friend. As I said, I’m a lucky guy.

woodland wedding ceremony - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

vintage inspired weddings - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

rustic barn reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? From the bride: Give yourselves lots of time to plan and execute your wedding, especially if you plan on doing a majority of the planning/DIY yourselves. Try to avoid stressing out (it’s hard!) and enjoy the process as much as possible. Ask your family and friends for help! Chances are they’re happy to help, and want to make the whole process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for you. Decide what’s most important for you, what you’d like your wedding/reception to focus on, and put your efforts (and money) there. For us, we wanted amazing food, so we prioritized our budget to include the best caterers we could find. Whether it’s a live band, great food, or a Ferris Wheel, find a way to make it happen!

rustic receptions - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland receptions - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

moss garland - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

winter reception tablescapes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

winter reception tablescapes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

Remember to think of your guests. After all, you and your partner are their hosts. Are they warm/cool enough? Are they bored? If you choose to take photos between the ceremony and reception, arrange a cocktail hour for them or an activity (guestbook, mad libs, etc.). No one likes waiting around with nothing to do! Having a wedding at home was one of the best decisions we made: it was neither inexpensive nor easy, but well worth it, knowing we could wake up and get ready at home, and at the end of a crazy, exciting day, walk across the street and go to bed. If a home wedding fits your vibe, I definitely recommend it. The most important thing to remember is that in the end, a wedding is just a party. Take lots of time out of the planning process to just enjoy your relationship, and each other. It will help you refocus when you’re overwhelmed, and remind you why you’re getting married in the first place! :)

rustic dessert tables - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

newlyweds cake cutting - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

vintage inspired centerpiece - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding cake - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding cakes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “In Your Arms,” Kina Grannis
Recessional: “Believe Me (If All Those Endearing Young Charms)”, played on the bagpipes by my uncle. This song is one of my Grandpa’s favourites – he used to play it for my Grandma.
First Dance: “Wild is the Wind,” Johnny Mathis

Wedding Location: Baltimore, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Joseph + Jaime Photography / Flowers: Coriander Girl / Wedding Dress: Tracy Reese via BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by the bridesmaids (ModCloth & Pink Soda) / Hair and Makeup: Makeup In The City / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds and Batman Converse / Wedding Caterer: Noble Culinary / Wedding Cake: The SweeterE / Wedding Invitations: A Printable Press

Sacramento Barn Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Looking at this incredible venue, you’d never guess that the groom himself actually built the barn from the ground up only 11 months before he married his bride, Katie. This allowed the couple to exchange vows in the venue of their dreams on the grounds of Steve’s parents’ home. Let’s jump into this beautiful wedding captured by Kris Holland Photography:

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From the bride, Katie: We wanted to get married in a barn, but we were torn because we also wanted to get married at Steve’s parents’ home. Instead of settling we made all of the above happen. Steve built a barn on his parent’s property to host our wedding. With 3500 square feet of beautiful post-and-beam construction and 11 months of back breaking work we had a dream barn completed just in time for our big day. The barn was a beautiful symbol of the possibilities that love can create.

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My mother sewed 150 napkins out of various mismatched fabrics. This made the table setting really fun and different. We then used the scraps of fabric from the napkins along with hundreds of different ribbons to create a huge “ribbon canopy” that suspended from the barn rafters. The canopy was accompanied with market lights to create a dramatic centerpiece overhead. With all of the different textures and colors haloing the event throughout the evening this element turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of our wedding.

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Our plans to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony followed by a barn reception had to quickly be changed as the rain clouds moved in. We moved everyone inside the barn for the ceremony. There was something so romantic about having our friends and family gather close together to witness our vows. The sound of the raindrops outside, the glow of the candles, and the cozy feel of 150 friends and family all under one roof (a roof that we built) created an incredibly intimate ambiance for our ceremony. We purchased market lights as opposed to renting them. Because we wanted to hang them so high up in the barn, this turned out to be a much less expensive option. When the wedding was over we gave some of our friends and family a strand of lights for them to keep. We love going to their homes and seeing the lights from our wedding hanging in their backyards.

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Wedding Location: Sacramento, CA / Photographer: Kris Holland Photography / Event Planner: Stephanie Teague Events / Flowers: Botanica / Wedding Venue: Pritchard Barn (residence of the Groom’s Parents) / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Hair and Makeup: Alexis Von Bergen of 3 Ways Beautiful / Wedding Caterer: Magpie Catering / Wedding Cake: Freeport Bakery / Band: Rockridge Bluegrass Band / DJ: Non-stop Music Entertainment / Reception Decor and Rentals: Forever Vintage Rentals / Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth / Videographer: Matthew David Cinema / Stationery: Hello Lucky

Fort Mill Barn Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

Much like the bride in today’s wedding, autumn is my all-time favorite season. There’s just something so romantic about it being just chilly enough to cuddle up, but not too freezing to find beautiful flowers and locations for incredible portraits. The bride, Caroline, shared this tidbit about her husband: “I never would’ve imagined that I would’ve ended up with someone like him, and he came out of nowhere, but he fit me perfectly.” How darling is that? Caroline, who owns Foxberry Farm, worked her magic with event design as you’ll see in the images here captured by Emily Chidester!

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From the bride, Caroline: I always wanted an autumn wedding, but with a very subtle color palette of mainly cream, hints of blush, frosted green, and, since it is fall, a heavy touch of gold. The venue we had envisioned (and did end up with) was a barn. I wanted a casual venue that I could glam up with personal touches instead of a stiff expensive atmosphere, and we found just that!

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pink bridesmaids dresses - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

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groomsmen with tattoos - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

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Bouquet recipe: garden roses, persimmons, hydrangea, ranunculus, anemones, and dahlias

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script ceremony backdrops - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

I would describe the wedding as relaxed country (and vintage) glamour. I didn’t so much have a theme as much as I had a vision: big farm tables (which I succeeded in securing), lots of brass candle stick holders (achieved with months of thrifting), real china plates (again, thrifted), spectacular lighting, full table settings and decor, and good food. The DIY involved: floral arrangements were done by myself and the bridal party (including bridesmaids bouquets and men’s boutonnieres), all the endless thrifting, cutting the table runners, spray painting endless objects gold, chalkboards (hand written by the same girl that designed my invites: Evane Corder), my cake was made by one of my sister-in-laws, friends baked tarts, I hand painted the ceremony backdrop (it was one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite series: Anne of Green Gables), even the hair and make up was done by my sister-in-laws, and my sash was made by my godmother. I love that every part of my wedding had a very personal touch; it’s the only event where you can really fully express the depths of who you are, and we were surrounded by pieces that make up who we are individually and who we are as a couple.


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Two of my favorite moments were: walking down the aisle was so different from what I thought it would be. You wait to walk, and you wait to walk, and you keep waiting watching everyone go ahead of you while butterflies are rattling inside your stomach, but the second I was starting down the aisle and locked eyes with Samuel all I could feel was confidence and I felt comfortable, because I was walking towards the safest place I knew. And the second best moment was when we finally escaped and were in the car on the way to the hotel, because it finally set in that our future together was permanently in place and we could finally enjoy knowing that we get to be together from now till the end.

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groomsmen in gray vests - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

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bouquet and decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

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autumn wedding ideas - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

fall wedding decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

reserved table sign - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t take your time of engagement for granted! We only had a little over 6 months, but it’s easy to keep putting off tasks for the first few months, and that definitely added to the stress! Engagement is such a short and sweet transitional period, it goes by extremely fast, and you’ll truly enjoy it more if you get a heads start on the planning and crafting.

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Wedding Music:
One of our friends is a great DJ, and we just sent him a list of requests and gave him freedom to add or remove as he pleased! I think our only requirements were: 70s hits, Katy Perry, and Beyonce. The processional was great. We have friends that are in an amazing band called Jude Moses (you can find them on iTunes and Spotify), the frontman is a close friend and doubled as a groomsman. I asked him if he would write the music to the lyrics I had written, he agreed. The men walked out to beautiful improv, and then my bridesmaids, ring bearer, flower girl, and myself walked out to the song the band and I co-wrote. The recessional was a nice upbeat improv again, but I’ll never forget walking out to that song I had given words to – I’m hoping it’ll be recorded soon :)

Wedding Location: Fort Mill, SC / Photographer: Emily Chidester Photography / Second Shooter: Erica Serrano Photography / Event Planning, Design, and Flowers: Bride, Foxberry Farm / Bouquet: Philosophy Flowers / Day-Of Coordination: CeCe Hampton Wedding Planning & Design / Venue: The Dairy Barn / Ceremony and Reception Dress: BHLDN “Victoria’s Reign” and “Tea Rose Dress” / Wedding Veil: Melinda Rose Design / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles “Evelina” via Anthropologie / Headpiece: Sibo Designs / Hair: Leah Preslar / Makeup: Elizabeth Queener / Groom’s Jacket and Vest: Urban Outfitters / Wedding Caterer: Roots Catering / Wedding Cake: Jenae Crowell / Wedding Music: Jude Moses / DJ: Bruce Thomas / Rentals: Upper Barn and Foxberry Farm / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Evane Corder

Rustic Chic Georgia Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Caroline Fontenot

This Georgia wedding showcases two important marriages: the one between the gorgeous Jill and Lucas, and the one between rustic and whimsical sophistication. The veritable treasure trove of vendors included Caroline Fontenot Photographer, Signature Wedding & Events, and Virtu Floral Design, to name a few, who all pulled their weight to make this sweet wedding a home run.

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From the bride, Jill: Lucas and I both wanted our wedding to be intimate and personal but also a huge party for our friends and family. Early on in the wedding planning process, we booked our venue, Vinewood Plantation, near my hometown in Georgia. We let the venue set the tone for the event and decided that we wanted to plan a rustic yet sophisticated wedding. We prioritized what was important to us: food and drinks, great music, and a beautiful venue. The rest of the details somehow fell into place!

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It was really important to us that the wedding have our own personal touch. We incorporated several DIY elements to our wedding, like our photo booth backdrop and props, the corn hole boards, peach preserve favors, directional sign, and cake stands. My best friend, mom, grandmother, and aunt all helped with the crafting — it was definitely a labor of love in that way. My bouquet was wrapped in my late great grandmother’s handkerchief and was secured with my late grandmother’s brooch, and I loved honoring my family in that way. We also opted to incorporate some of our favorite songs in the ceremony rather than using traditional wedding marches. We did decide to use traditional vows but then read personal letters to each other, which made the ceremony feel incredibly personal and intimate. The entire wedding felt so special and it was, by far, the best day of our lives.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys

Wedding Location: Newnan, GA / Photographer: Caroline Fontenot Photographer / Event Planner: Signature Wedding & Events / Floral Design: Virtu Floral Design / Wedding Venue: Vinewood / Wedding Dresses: Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka / Wedding Veil: Atelier de Modistes / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Jewelry: Kate Spade / Hair and Makeup: Sarah Elisabeth Makeup Artistry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Wedding Cake: Cecilias Cakes / Band: The Retreat Cover Band / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Mindy & Angie’s Fine Paper / Table Numbers: Rifle Paper Co. / Calligrapher: la Happy / Cinema and Video: Wade! of Shark Pig

Bohemian Barn Wedding

Blue Label

Photos by:

Joyeuse Photography

Packed with hanging stained glass window panes and a vintage rug backdrop, I’m head over heels for this bohemian barn wedding captured by Joyeuse Photography. Amanda and Steve envisioned a rustic and relaxed big day, and I’d say they ended up with just that. With no set color scheme and gobs of handmade elements, this celebration is definitely one for the books!

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From the bride, Amanda: We wanted our wedding to be relaxed, fun and non-traditional. We wanted it to really reflect us as a couple. We decided to combine styles that we each enjoyed. Overall, we envisioned a rustic venue with a vintage feel.

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We didn’t set a color scheme for our wedding. We didn’t want to be restrained to certain colors while choosing tablecloths, flowers, dresses, etc. We had many different colors and shades and it ended up really working with everything! We also did as much DIY as possible. I made our wedding invitations, centerpieces, table numbers, escort card stand, favors and other reception decor. I also collected vintage china from thrift shops for months, as well as an antique globe that we had our guests sign. My mother was kind enough to make our wedding cake and the cupcakes for the guests. Making these items ourselves really helped us make this wedding our own, and kept us under budget!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Relax. As we got closer to our big day, we realized that even if we didn’t finish all of the final touches, the day was still going to be perfect. If you have a venue, food and music you are going to have the most amazing wedding. Don’t stress over a dress not matching or the font on the place cards.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: An instrumental version of “Marry Me,” Train
Recessional: A more classic, “Spring,” Allegro
First dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain
Father-Daughter dance: “I Loved Her First,” Heartland

Wedding location: Rising Sun, MD / Photographer: Joyeuse Photography / Venue: Spring Hill Manor / Caterer: T&M Catering / Cake & Cupcakes: Mother of the bride / Ceremony Dress: David’s Bridal / Reception Dress: For Her and For Him / Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M, Dress Barn / Florist: Ann’s Garden / DJ: Party Up Entertainment / Videography: Jay Law Productions

Whimsical Illinois Barn Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

If you’re as Pinterest-crazy as we are, you’re going to love this Illinois wedding. Filled with brass animal figurines and accents of teal and pink, there’s plenty to set your heart swooning. Thanks to photographer Kate Miller Photography and Adriana Amarei of Life Made Pretty for lending their talents on this one!

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From the bride, Niki: Our wedding day was a more artistic version of a DIY/Pinterest-y wedding, with tons of details, pops of coral, a bar in a silo, brass animal place settings, and a cocktail hour that was also a carnival. The venue was a gorgeous rehabbed barn complete with an little outdoor marketplace, duck pond and outdoor gazebo. There was some amazing floral and altar design by owner Adriana Amarei of Life Made Pretty including a wonderfully whimsical bouquet, florals in old gold and clear liquor bottles, and a fabulous floral-woven hutch to house the animal place settings.

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We used amazing rustic vintage rentals like old doors, food on barrels, carnival booths, and had an adorable bunting and buttercream cake (with a sneaky dog on the back). Bridesmaid gifts were vintage broached collected by the bride, each with an elaborate backstory to represent the very different personalities of each Maid. Groomsmen gifts were unique whimsical cufflinks tailored to each of the fellas interests and personalities.

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Wedding Location: Grayslake, IL / Photographer: Kate Miller Photography / Flowers: Adriana Amarei of Life Made Pretty / Wedding Venue: Byron Colby Barn / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Wedding Cake: Luscious Layers Bakery / Cake Topper: Ladies & Gentleman Cake Toppers / Vintage Rentals: A La Crate Rentals

Rustic Upstate New York Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Jessica Oh

Almost every bit of this wedding from Jessica OH Photography was crafted with love by the bride, her mother, and the groom – and it shows through the truly personal and intimate nature of the wedding day. A little bit of rustic, some quirkiness, and full creativity make this wedding all that it is – perfection!

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From the bride, Tammy: After all the dust settled and it hit me that I had to start planning my wedding the choices were overwhelming, but at the core of it all I knew I wanted a wedding that was intimate, rustic, a little quirky, filled to the brim with fun creative details and added elements of surprises for my guests! I wanted it to be a memorable experience. As a child, every weekend my family and I would congregate at my grandmother’s house to feast at one long dinner table, so for me the idea of capturing the essence of that communal dining experience was a great inspiration for me. Everything all sort of transpired when I found my location! It was the raw space that would allow my creativity to run wild! Finding the barn at Rufflands Farm was like finding my perfect canvas.


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My color scheme was light grey, dusty pink, with natural undertones. I wanted everything to feel natural and organic, but romantic. DIY projects and small tokens of love were dotted throughout the event: Each guest received a personalized handwritten note tied to a handmade felt heart upon arrival. The canvas covered hay bale seats were made by everyone of our family members. The welcome program, menu cards, and all stationary were designed by the groom and I. The heart string table numbers were made by the groom and I, as well as our paper mache piggy bank! Oh…and, the little bunting initials used for each place seating were also handmade by the Bride, with the help my awesome new Brother-in-Law ;). Pretty much all the little details were handmade or found in thrift shops and flea markets.

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Favorite moment of the day: Leading up to the wedding is riddled with excitement, anxiety, the unknown as to whether or not you’re actually going to pull off the vision you’ve spent that past few months planning! There were so many details involved I couldn’t possibly list them all, but it was a lot of work! From the months of crafting leading up to the wedding to lugging bales of hay to the tables day of, the support from family and friends coming together to bring the vision to life is really so humbling! I just remember walking into the barn and everything was breathtaking! It was everything my hubby and I could have ever imagined! We’re just so grateful!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Everyone always tells you to just enjoy the day, it’s going to fly by! And, they couldn’t be more on point! Honestly, there is so much more to the day, there are months of planning! It can definitely be super stressful and overwhelming, but seeing it all come together will be an amazeballz experience. If I could say one thing I would say to enjoy the process! For me I was inspired daily, coming up with new DIY concepts, more and more details to incorporate! Have fun with it and your guests will!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Sweetpea,” Amos Lee
Father/Daughter Dance: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
Mother/Son Dance: “The Man You’ve Become,” Molly Pasutti

Wedding Location: Milan, NY / Photographer: Jessica OH Photography / Day-Of Coordinator: Sarah Weiss / Event Design: Bride / Event Planning: Bride and Rosanna Pascarella / Florist: April Aguayo of Flowers by April / Wedding Venue: Rufflands Farm / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Hair: Khris Wilson (khriswilson68 @ gmail.com) / Makeup: La Tua Bella Beauty Bar / Groom’s Attire: Celini Las Vegas / Wedding Caterer: Another Fork in the Road / Wedding Cake: iheartcakeart / Desserts: The Pastry Garden / Acoustic Guitarist: Frank Persico / DJ: Damien and Milton / Rentals: Rhinebeck Rentals / DIY Crafters: Bride, Groom, and Bride’s momma :)! We created everything from the welcome notes to the felt hearts to the piggy bank! / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Bride and Groom / Invitation Printing: Sky Orange Studio

Canadian Greenhouse Wedding

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Any bride who can buck wedding traditions is a prize in my book. Instead of having a traditional wedding cake and cake cutting, Kara and Regan decided to serve Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen and offer a candy bar for their guests. Thanks to Sharalee Prang Photography for sharing her gorgeous photos with us!

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From the bride, Kara: We loved everything about our wedding day. The venue, the flowers, the crafts, the weather, but the people were what made that day rule. I had few times where the blur of the day stopped and I looked around and saw people eating burritos and dilly bars, socializing, dancing, and looking pretty dang good. Regan and I love our community and were so honoured by the people who spent that day with us.

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Planning the wedding was so much fun. Cousins and friends coming over for crafts and beer, picking our favourite music, walking through the greenhouse dreaming, and obviously treasure hunting at thrift stores.

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My favourite craft part of the wedding was the mugs. I wanted to do something that I hadn’t seen on any blog, or pinterest (its hard!) and since Regan and I love cool mugs, my mom and I spent a lot of time finding the perfect vintage and ceramic mugs at thrift stores. We had a huge display set up so when guests arrived at the reception they could pick their own mug and fill it with a hot drink of their choice.

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From the photographer, Sharalee: From a vendor’s perspective, I loved how they involved and honored their families throughout the day, making sure they all knew how much they were appreciated. The bride’s dad is one of the owners of the garden centre and he bent over backwards to make it everything his daughter wanted it to be. They were also incredibly fun to hang out with!

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Wedding Location: Surrey, BC, Canada / Photographer: Sharalee Prang Photography / Venue: West Coast Gardens / Bouquets: Bride’s brother, Josh / Wedding Dress: Ellebay Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Aldo / Jewelry: Sweetpiece Jewelry / Bride/bridesmaids’ hairpieces: made by sister of the bride/maid of honor / Men’s Attire: H & M / Men’s Ties: VKNIT / Caterer: Burrito bar catered by a friend / Dessert: Dilly bars from Dairy Queen

Ralph Lauren-Inspired Wedding

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Heather Hester

Oh, but this wedding. Photographer Heather Hester is never-failing in her ability to deliver the beautiful things in life, like this wedding. Haley and Alex met while working at Ralph Lauren, and wanted the designer’s classic aesthetic to inspire their nuptials. With its pastoral simplicity and easy elegance, I think it’s pretty safe to say the couple achieved their goal!

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From the bride, Haley: When Alexander and I got engaged we were both working for Ralph Lauren in NYC. I grew up on an ancestral farm in Alabama and both our family are avid antique collectors. So we wanted an antique Ralph Lauren feel to our wedding with lots of DIY details. We loved all of the little details everyone helped put together for the wedding. We couldn’t have pulled it off without our families helping along the way, and all the last minute things that the bridesmaid’s and groomsmen did. It seems like everything was a DIY project; my wedding dress was made in part by a seamstress from Ralph Lauren, and part by a seamstress in my hometown.

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The reception venue is a fabulous event barn on the family farm and it was decorated by our families. The centerpieces were fresh picked flowers off of the farm along with family antiques. All of the silverware, linens, and plates were mix-matched vintage pieces we collected. Our favors were little mason jars filled with apple butter, strawberry jam, and peach preserves–made by our wonderful mothers! All of the bouquets, wedding barn flowers, boutonnieres, and the floral crowns were made by a friend as well (she even picked the cotton herself!). We asked family and friends to make our favorite desserts with everything from toffee bars, to classic southern pound cake, and peanut butter cake! I sewed a cake topper and name tags for our table as well! Alexander proposed to me with a vintage ring from the late 1800s, so for wedding rings we designed our own family crest and had matching ones made by Heraldica in England. I designed and did the watercolors for our invitations as well. My sister also hand lettered the all of the chalkboards at the wedding. The theme of vintage event went so far as my dad wearing the suit he wore in his own wedding!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Pick what’s really important to you on the wedding day and get the best of the best for that thing. I am a photographer, so getting a great photographer (and one who used film) was at the top of my list. Involve your family and friends. Ours really helped share in the burden/blessing of planning and executing our dream wedding. Realize that not everything will go off without a hitch, but it will still be the best day of your life.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Ada Plays,” Gabriel Yared
Recessional: “Decatur,” Sufjan Stevens
First Dance: “Did I Remember,” Billie Holiday

Wedding Location: Valley Head, AL / Photographer: Heather Hester / Ceremony Venue: Private Residence / Reception Venue: Sweet Season’s Farm / Flowers: Holly Owen and family members / Wedding Dress: made by Sabrielle Lezeau and Pat Shelton / Wedding Shoes: Marais USA / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People, Anthropologie, and other boutiques / Groom’s Suit: Rugby Ralph Lauren / Wedding Caterer: Carolyn Hale / Wedding Cake: Maty’s Bakery / Ceremony Music: Bennet Beckner / Wedding Invitations: Painted by myself, printed at Desoto Printing / Transportation: Get-A-Way car was a vintage toyota FJ cruiser owned by a friend

DIY Peach and Teal Wedding

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Readyluck

This is the kind of wedding that puts love in DIY like no one’s business. The bride and groom collected vintage treasures throughout their engagement, mason jar by mason jar, and left them on the hands of belovely Events to tie these finds together in a gorgeous wedding. And Lindsay and Laura-Chase of Readyluck captured all of these details that are full of meaning and memories beautifully.

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From the bride, Amanda: I bought my bridesmaid dresses from H & M for $34 and added custom straps that I made by sewing fabric flowers onto them. From the beginning I knew the light dusty rose was the color for the bridesmaids. I wanted a neutral color to set off the flowers. Everyone told me that I chose a “Spring” color palette, but I think the warm rose color was perfect for early fall.

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I fell in love with The Gables at Chadds Ford when I attended my sister in law’s baby shower there in 2010. I knew that I wanted a rustic style barn wedding and The Gables seemed absolutely perfect! It was the right location and the right price. My fiance grew up very close in nearby Media, PA and my family is located just an hour and a half south, right outside of Baltimore. I liked that Chadds Ford offered local attractions such as the Brandywine River Museum, the Brandywine Battlefield, and a nearby winery for my guests to attend on their trip.

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I am a very detail-oriented person. My husband and I went to art school together. From the very beginning of my planning, I had an exact vision of what I wanted and I knew that I could create it. The time of year, the atmosphere, the decor, and the amusements were all things that initially captured my attention and inspiration. When I was looking ahead to my wedding day, even though I was completely consumed with color palates and collecting props, I tried to really focus on how the day would feel. I wanted to get married in October because in addition to it being my favorite time of year, my husband and I met at the beginning of the school year around that time. That time of year always brings comforting feelings to me.

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When I was planning, I used many resources. First, I tried to make out a clear picture of what I wanted by collecting ideas. I started a binder full of scraps from magazines and even colors and artwork that inspired me. Since I am an oil painter, I tend to collect ideas in a similar fashion when I paint. I started to think of the overall design of my wedding as my biggest project yet! Second, I started a Pinterest board. My Maid of Honor, also an artist, knew that I liked to collect ideas. Pinterest was the perfect vehicle to not only collect ideas, but to share them too.

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Looking back on the whole day, my favorite moments were the one’s when I focused on Tom and how happy we both were. In particular, Tom and I loved working with our photographers Lindsay Hite + Laura-Chase McGehee at Readyluck. She made us feel very relaxed. We were able to get away from the crowd for a while and take shots with just the two of us. It was quiet and Lindsay was very natural and allowed us to be ourselves. With everything that happened on our wedding day, I am still only able to recall bits and pieces of the events. Lindsay’s photographs captured everything so clearly. They came out more vivid than my imagination. She collected all of the details that I spent months working so hard on, so that I could see them even though I may have missed them on the big day. It makes me so happy to see my memories and hard work captured on film. Also, for the reception, Tom and I opted for a sweetheart table. This was one of our best decisions. This allowed us to share dinner together as husband and wife and allowed us to focus in on each other despite all of the excitement happening around us.

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. The lovely ladies at belovely Events helped me put everything in place on the big day. I was able to relax when I knew that everything was under control. I trusted them completely. I gave them all of my things and had a walk through with them where we discussed all of my plans and concerns. Hands down, one of the best decisions of the event. Without them my theme and decor would have fell apart, not to mention the coordination of everything! They listened to what I said and completely understood my approach and vision. They even made last minute decisions that made things look even better than I imagined.

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Do you have any advice for couples planning their wedding? My advice would be to do what is right for you for your wedding. Try not to let too many people influence key decisions. Really make everything all about you and your fiance because you will be the two that hold the memories most dear. Try not to obsess too much over every detail because in the end, not all of your guests will even notice. While planning my wedding one friend told me that for your guests to really notice anything it must be repeated three times. Whether it is your printing, the colors, or your theme, if it is important to you – make sure everyone knows it! For instance I had a thing for the color teal. I had teal shoes, a teal door that was our seating chart, and succulents in my bouquet and the guys’ boutonnieres. That follows the three rule…..and I did that for everything. Our save the dates were strip photos from a photo booth and at the wedding we had a photo booth for fun and gave the strip photos as gifts. Three rule. I liked it. It made me realize if I was emphasizing something enough for people to notice, or too much and allowing things to get tacky. Subtle, but effective.

Location: Chadds Ford, PA / Photographer: Lindsay Hite + Laura-Chase McGehee for Readyluck / Wedding Planners: belovely Events / Officiant: Elizabeth Frumin (elizabethfrumin at comcast.net) / Florist: Heather of Cottage Flowers / DJ: Kim from No Macarena / Photobooth: Boardwalk Photobooth Company / Wedding dress and rental of groomsmen attire: Forever Formals in Kennett Square, PA / Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford

Heirloom and Lace Wedding

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Haley and Jon wouldn’t let a little sprinkling of rain put a damper on their wedding day — far from it, in fact. Looking at these images from The Life You Love, you’d never even know there was a drop from the sky! Jessica of Something To Celebrate worked with the bride to create a truly intimate family affair, resulting in a gorgeous wedding day full of smiles, lace, and some seriously awesome details.

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From the coordinator, Jessica of Something To Celebrate: When I first met with Haley and her mom, Marla, they spoke fondly of their family farm, where they would have loved to host Haley and Jon’s wedding celebration. Our goal was to create that comfortable but intimate family farm feel, but at a location convenient to overnight accommodations, transportation, air travel, etc.


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Drawing from the family farm appeal, we created an “heirloom and lace” theme for Haley and Jon’s wedding. The family wedding pictures, antique keys, and personalized items such as the bottle-stick aisle markers created by the groom, brought a familiar comfort to the atmosphere of this wedding, while the vintage floral vessels, handkerchief wedding invitations, and Marla’s collection of lace kept the wedding design light and delicate.


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Although rain sprinkled their wedding day, Haley and Jon were married outside, beneath a canopy of fresh babies breath, and joyfully recessed to Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” Wedding guests enjoyed celebrating with food, drinks, dancing, and a dessert display complete with a scoop of ice cream to top it off. The night ended as Haley and Jon were driven away in the groomsman’s vintage car.


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Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Wedding Photographer: The Life You Love / Wedding Coordinator: Something To Celebrate / Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch / Wedding Flowers: Petal Pushers / Hair and Makeup: Sari Seibert / Wedding Caterer: Pink Avocado / Beverages: Served Bartending / Pies: Tiny Pies / Cupcakes: Sugar Mama’s / Ceremony and Reception Music: Complete Music / Cocktail Hour Music: Little Elmore Reed Blues Band / Photobooth: Annie Ray / Officiant: James Bryan Smith James

Santa Margarita Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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It would be impossible for me to pick my favorite thing about weddings, but I know that the ever-popular first look would have to be pretty high on the list. And let me tell you, dear readers, it doesn’t get much sweeter than Amber and Daniel’s first look captured by Sarah Kathleen Photography. With pops of romantic pinks, purples, and blues, we couldn’t love this wedding more!

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From the photographer, Sarah: Upon first meeting Daniel and Amber, I immediately got a sense of their artistic personalities and creative lifestyles. So it was no surprise when I showed up on their wedding day only to be blown away by the amount of heart and soul they had poured into each and every detail. Amber’s vision came life – a natural, organic feel with a flair of rustic elegance. Another incredible thing about Daniel and Amber is the importance of family. It was obvious that each and every wedding guest held a special place in their lives. Even the layout of their wedding day created an atmosphere of closeness for all the guests: complete with family-style dining and fun hay-bale lounge areas scattered about the venue.


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Daniel comes from one of the most beautiful and fun Jewish families I have ever had the joy of meeting — which came hand in hand with some pretty awesome wedding traditions: from the hand-held Chuppah to the always exhilarating Horah dance. Overall, their wedding stood to be a testament of who they are as people and as a couple – artistic, original, personal, and bucketloads of fun!!!


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Wedding Location: Santa Margarita, CA / Wedding Photographer: Sarah Kathleen Photography / Wedding Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch / Event Coordination: Touch of Style / Wedding Flowers: Adornments / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Wedding Caterer: Trumpet Vine Catering / Wedding Music: Bremen Town

Rock ‘n Roll Festival Inspired Wedding

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The theme for this wedding from Tiffany Arment is one of my absolute favorites — “rock n roll festival.” With a wedding playlist to envy and reception tables marked by vinyl albums from rock music history, this day is filled with details perfectly tailored to the couple.

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From the bride, Jacki: We just wanted a wonderfully laid back, HAPPY day filled with our friends, family, natural rustic surroundings, great music, yummy food and a whole lotta LOVE. With my creative friends and family, I knew that the rest of it would come together beautifully.


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The theme was ‘Rock ‘n Roll Festival’. We both love music so much — it is a huge part of our lives, and we really wanted our wedding to reflect that. Every song was hand-picked for each part of the day to create a specific nostalgic and happy feeling.

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We were getting married in a barn. I didn’t want to fight its natural beauty, so we went with a natural color scheme — cream, tan, brown, green and blue. Practically the whole wedding was DIY. I designed and made my own invitations, favors (jam jars and CDs), name cards and programs, the table ‘numbers’ came from our own vinyl collection, my Dad made our rings, one of my best friends made my gown, my best friend and maid of honor (who introduced us) got ordained to marry us and wrote our ceremony… it was truly a group effort!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Take it easy and have fun with it! Remember that it’s the marriage that matters most… this is just one day out of the rest of your married life. Things are going to go wrong, and other unexpected things are going to go sooooooooo right that they make up for it! Stop worrying so much because you can’t control it all! In the end, it is going to be the most wonderful day of your life… you got to MARRY him! How lucky are YOU?


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Wedding Music:
Family’s Processional: “Ooh Lala,” The Faces
Bridal Party Processional: “A Little Help From my Friends,” Joe Cocker
Recessional: “Not Fade Away,” The Rolling Stones
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
Father/Daughter Dance: “Teach Your Children,” Crosby Stills Nash and Yong
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles

Wedding Location: Germantown, NY / Wedding Photographer: Tiffany Arment / Wedding Venue: Apple Barn Farm / Event Coordinators: Kerri & Mary Beth Boruta, at Apple Barn Farm / Bouquets: Rosery Flower Shop / Wedding Dress: handmade and designed specifically by best friend Sandra Usherov / Shoes: already owned / Jewelry: “something borrowed” / Makeup: DIY / Bridesmaid Dresses: bride asked to pick any black dress they wanted, from different sources / Groom’s suit: white shirts, black skinny ties, black pants and either a black vest or suspenders with converse all-stars, the best man wore red ones to match the MOH / Music: Patrick Bergeron of Metro Music / Caterer: Barbara Goldstein. She made BBQ with all organic, local ingredients, both traditional and vegan. Pulled pork, mac and cheese, brisket, the works! / Dessert: array of ‘rock n’ roll’ cupcakes, also by Barbara Goldstein / Wedding Invitations: Designed by bride, paper goods from Paper Presentation / Transportation: Old school buses, arranged by Apple Barn Farm

Wool and Lights Wedding Inspiration

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This morning’s photoshoot by Katie Pietrowski and Cole Gorman of Blest Photography is just plain gorgeous inspiration for any day of the year. The photographers took elements from the couple’s own wedding and spun it into a styled shoot in Raleigh, North Carolina. We love how a strategically placed string of twinkle lights can transform any space!

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From the photographer, Katie: Cole Gorman is a good friend of mine as well as a fellow photographer, so we decided to join forces and do a styled shoot together. I’m based in Boston and he is based in Raleigh, so I guess you can spin it as two photographers putting their ideas together to do a styled shoot in North Carolina. One of Cole’s couples from December agreed to be the models, so we took some elements from their actual wedding to create the theme of the shoot. Jared gave each of his groomsmen hand-knit ties to wear on the wedding day, and Amy had incorporated elements of wool throughout the wedding day. Our brainstorming sessions led us to our theme: Wool & Lights.

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From there, we found the perfect spot for the shoot: a quaint little farm in Wake Forest complete with chickens, lambs, and a cute cat named Bolt. Incorporating the lamb into the shoot was incredible as it tied the entire theme together. Cole and I found all of the silver, plate and glassware at local antique shops or thrift stores, and we worked with two incredible vendors who brought our vision to life. TreBella Florist in Durham is to thank for all the beautiful flowers, and they did a fantastic job taking our ideas and creating beautiful arrangements with pops of orange, pink & lavender. We also worked closely with Jamie Morehouse from Cakes to Envy for the super-unique cake she put together for the shoot. We told her the theme, and by the end of our meeting, she had an idea for a three-layer cake with balls of yarn as accents.

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Shoot Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC / Wedding Photographers: Katie Pietrowski (based in Boston, MA) and Cole Gorman of Blest Photography / Wedding Flowers: TreBella Florist / Wedding Cake: Cakes to Envy

Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

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This wedding from Shipra Panosian is just one of those that makes us immediately happy. With a fun-loving bride and groom, endless feminine touches and personal details, this wedding day is the perfect mix! Be sure to check out their wedding cake — it’s a definite favorite of ours!


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From the bride, Lauren: Since Jon and I can be a bit, let’s say “quirky”, we knew we didn’t want to be too traditional in planning our wedding. We really wanted a rustic, vintage feel, but also to have fun. We wanted our guests to have a total blast at our wedding and be something that they could remember forever along with us. Moments of silliness were definitely a necessity to tie in with everything to help us relax and enjoy the entire evening.


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Adjectives to describe our wedding would include silly, romantic, rustic, and FUN. We didn’t really have a set color palette, but we tried to stay within a mix of spring pastels with pops of bright color for contrast. I would say about 75% of our wedding was DIY. From the invitations, programs, guest book, cake topper, place cards, wedding jam favors…I could probably keep going… we wanted everything to be very personalized. It was also great having a 13 month engagement in order to take our time with all of the projects, and thanks to the ranch, the rest of that 25% was taken care of by them and their wonderful staff.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t stress – just have fun!


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
Recessional: Indiana Jones Theme Song
First Dance: “Cosmic Love,” Florence and the Machine

Wedding Location: Dover, FL / Wedding Venue: Cross Creek Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Shipra Panosian / Wedding Flowers: Alta Fleura / Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Makeup Artist: Collective Creations / DJ: Harmonic Events / Wedding Caterer: Affairs to Remember Tampa / Wedding Cake: Alessi Bakeries

DIY Tennessee Wedding

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When we say this next wedding is handmade, we mean every.single.bit. Bride Rachel made her own wedding gown from lace curtains, made the bouquets and boutonnieres, and her sister made all the food for the day. Josh and Amber of Ulmer Studios captured the day magnificently, including a stroll to see some nearby baby horses! Keep an eye out for the getaway where the guests soared paper airplanes towards the newlyweds as they made their exit.

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From the bride, Rachel: I wanted our wedding to be different from the traditional wedding because traditional just does not represent my husband and me. Both of us are pretty laid back and we wanted a wedding that allowed us to be ourselves and our guests to be themselves. In order to do this, we incorporated many things that would represent who we are. We knew that we wanted our venue to be somewhere that people would feel comfortable, so we chose a barn in which the owner allowed us to decorate and setup how we wanted. One of the other ways we incorporated a laid back feel was in our and our wedding party’s attire. I chose to design my own dress so that it would fit my style better than a dress from a bridal boutique. I’m not a seamstress by any means, so with the help of my wonderful mother, who can sew, we were able to take a plain sweet heart dress, I purchased online, and turn it into a dress that I loved. We altered the dress so that it would be more form fitting and purchased lace to create the look that I wanted.

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The most unique part of my dress is that the lace is actually a curtain I purchased from K-Mart! We looked at several fabric stores, but were unable to find the pattern I wanted, so my mom began looking at lace curtains and found the exact pattern that I had in mind for my dress. I knew that I wanted to incorporate something of my grandmother’s, so I used one of her brooches and pinned it to a braided belt. For my shoes, I knew that I wanted something a little vintage-ish, so I had purchased a pair of cream oxford type heels from Modcloth which went perfectly with my dress. We also wanted my husband’s attire to match his personality, so in order to do that we actually just went through his closet and chose pieces that would match with the colors I had chosen for the wedding and to go along with a newly purchased pair of skinny jeans and tie.

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As for the wedding party’s attire, I wanted a combination of the style of the wedding and each member’s style. In order to do this, we shopped for outfits that each member would want to wear after the wedding, but were in the color scheme of the wedding. As far as the decor goes, I wanted both a natural and a vintage feel. In order to do this, we interspersed lace and wood decor throughout the ceremony and reception.

bride lace hair accessory
bride lace hair accessory

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tan wedding shoes

For the ceremony, I made the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages from lace, burlap, sticks, and wheat tops. I gathered sticks from my yard, and purchased the other items needed from Joann’s. My inspiration for this was wanting to be original. After looking at a lot of wedding websites, I knew that I wanted to create something that I hadn’t seen before. For the reception, in order to incorporate both the vintage and natural look, I used lace table cloths, a mixture of vintage serving platters along with vintage coffee mugs for our coffee/hot tea/hot chocolate bar and then slabs of wood that my dad cut and made into tiers for the display of the pies and our wedding cake. Our wedding cake was just a small cake since we served pies, cake pops, lemons bars, salted caramel chocolate bars, pumpkin donut holes, fruit, and trail mix to the guests. The cake topper was an estate sale find. My sister baked our cake, but we hadn’t been able to decide on a cake topper until my dad found these two little owls at an estate sale and I knew they had to be on top of our cake to represent my obsession of owl figurines, which just so happens to be a family obsession on both sides.

mismatched brown bridesmaids dresses

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barn wedding ceremony

individual mini piesowl cake toppers

Other things that we did to create a wedding that represented us was to make portions of the ceremony and reception that portrayed what was important to us,and what we liked. For the ceremony, we knew that we wanted God to be represented in it. He is everything to my husband and I and we wanted to represent that to our guests. In order to do this, we wanted the unity portion of our ceremony to show that He brought us together. At first, we had a hard time deciding how to do this until Alex researched unity ceremonies and found the unity braid. The braid has three strands representing God, Alex, and me. While we braided strips of lace, burlap and yarn we had one of Alex’s favorite worship songs (Divine Romace by Phil Wickham) playing and then once we braided the belt we asked the guests to join us for a moment of worship until the song ended.

ribbon altar backdrop

bride and groom by treesmug wedding favors

bride and groom first dance

For the reception, we had family and friends perform songs for us to dance to. As a surprise to me, Alex, my brother-in-laws and sweet friend surprised me with a performance of “Kiss the Girl” from my favorite Disney movie “The Little Mermaid.” It was the best surprise ever and really made our reception represent us.

paper airplane getaway

Wedding Vendors (Lebanon, TN):

Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Photographer: Ulmer Studios / Wedding Dress: Made by Bride / Bride’s Shoes: ModCloth / Lace Bouquets and Boutonnieres: made by bride / Wedding Caterer: Kendra Uhl, sister of the bride / Officiant: James Ulmer, father of the bride

Tennessee Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Nothing brightens our day like a gorgeous wedding paired with an endlessly smiling bride and groom, and that’s what we have in Adam and Carmen! Ulmer Studios captured this couple’s infectious happiness on their big day in Franklin, TN, complete with innovative handmade and vintage details tackled primarily by the bride and her bridesmaid. We just adore Carmen’s Time Capsule idea!


Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

From the photographers, Josh and Amber Ulmer: Adam and Carmen had a gorgeous southern farm wedding at Southall Eden. Carmen, her bridesmaids & her planner, Jennifer Hamilton of Mr & Mrs Events both worked hands on together to create all of her fabulous details.


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ceremony recessional

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Carmen wanted a very undone/natural feel to her flowers so we went to Import Flowers and picked out lots of colorful wildflower bunches, lavender (most important to the bride), garden roses, hydrangeas and lots of greenery. The day before the wedding, Carmen and the bridesmaid’s went to Jennifer’s house and we worked cutting and arranging flowers and making the bouquets for a few hours before the rehearsal. I LOVE the lavender that we used in Carmen’s bouquet… really gave it a whimsical feel.


Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Time Capsule Activity – this was set up at cocktail hour and made by Carmen. Different colors and designs of paper were set out for guests to write advice etc… to the couple. I believe they’re going to wait 10 years to open the box and read all the notes.


Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm WeddingAdam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm WeddingAdam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding
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wedding chalkboard signs

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm WeddingAdam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

mason jar chandelier


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Wedding Vendors (Franklin, TN):

Wedding Venue: Southall Eden / Wedding Photographer: Ulmer Studios / Wedding Planner, Designer, and Flowers: Jennifer Hamilton of Mr. & Mrs. Weddings and Events / Wedding Caterer: Down South Delights / Desserts: Bride and bridesmaid, Elizabeth Parker / Rentals: Music City Tents and Events / Ceremony Music: Russell Mauldin / Officiant: Groom’s Grandfather, Rev. Jack Dean / Transportation: Nationwide Parking and Valet

Crafty Florida Wedding

DIY Weddings

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We love absolutely all kinds of weddings, but we especially adore seeing what a few pairs of crafty hands can throw together on a budget. Not to mention, of course, when these fetes are sent our way directly from the bride. Shot by Dave Lapham, this wedding is filled to brim with ideas for couples on any budget!

A Crafty Florida Wedding

From the bride, Tammie: My vision & goal was to make a beautiful handmade wedding without breaking the bank! I did my research for every little detail and although it was a lot of work, I’d rather work hard and not over spend. You have to find a balance in what is worth spending on and what you can probably make your self. I thrifted a LOT, I went to yard sales, I checked craigslist, I checked the clearance aisle any where I went! I would find things on the road, I would just go and knock on people’s doors to see if I can have something! Yep, I doubled dared myself and it helped me out a lot.

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding


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A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

Josh and I got engaged in Paris. I didn’t want the Eiffel tower stamped on everything but I still wanted some of the elements of our engagement in our wedding. I found this gorgeous handmade Eiffel tower at the thrift store for $1.00 and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I made ‘Bride & Groom’ figures out of wood clothespins.

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

My step dad and I made the dessert & drink tables out of wood pallets that were free. One day I drove by someone’s house and saw they had a vintage bike outside and knocked on their door and asked them what they were going to do with it, and the owner said to me “I was going to throw it away, if you want it, it’s yours” — sold! A free bike? Thank you! I’ve also been collecting little knick knacks here and there before I got engaged. I never wanted to be that girl who was planning her wedding way before she got engaged but my friend, Danielle had the most gorgeous wedding ever seen! It was a Anthropologie dream wedding, really! Her advice to me was “Get over it, you know you’re going to marry him, be that girl and start collecting things,” so I did. A lot of the details I started collecting cost pennies! Trust me when I say, I really wanted to work with what I found.

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Florida):

Wedding Venue: Private residence / Wedding Photographer: Dave Lapham Photography / Wedding desserts: Publix and Sam’s / Officiant: Kirby Alfaro / Ceremony Musicians: Bonnie Whealton and Leo A. Gallego / Wedding Dress: Bespoke / Hair Accessory: made by bride / Bride’s Jewelry: Target / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: H&M and Forever 21 / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Groom’s Shoes: Forever 21 / Groomsmen’s Suits: H&M

York Homespun Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Quintessentially British, Kath and Ste’s wedding will charm you with loads of style. Emma Case Photography, who is not new to Ruffled, was on hand to capture their day at the York Maze – a corn maze field complete with a pretty barn and a giant trampoline!

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Neither of us had a specific idea of how our wedding might look, but we both wanted it to be an informal, fun and relaxed event. It was also important to us for our guests to have a good time. When I first started looking at magazines, I saw some beautiful weddings but they didn’t feel like our style. It wasn’t until I discovered the world of wedding blogs that I found some real inspiration – we particularly liked the look of a lot of the casual, backyard style American weddings, and stole a lot of our DIY ideas from these.
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We didn’t want to spend a lot on decorations, so I made the hanging fans in the barn myself with lots of help from my bridesmaid Ruth (a primary school teacher so very useful in crafty situations) although I did manage to superglue my fingers together in the process. The flowers were an incredible joint effort by our parents who cut them from their gardens the day before and arranged them in a mix of mason / jam jars and old milk bottles from my grandad’s farm. We also put tea lights into lots of jam jars and put them outside when it got dark.
York England British indie wedding
York England British indie wedding

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hay bale wedding
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I would just say relax, enjoy the planning and don’t let it become all consuming. Remember that the wedding industry is a big business, so stand your ground and don’t just do something because it’s the done thing or because a supplier is intimidating you into it – my first dress shopping experience was awful because I had such a pushy sales assistant. Having vendors that you like, trust and that understand what you want make life so much easier – so do your research, choose wisely, and it’s half the battle won.
cookies wedding favors display
York England British indie wedding
barn first dance wedding shot

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Wedding Songs:
Processional: “Sweet Thing”- Van Morrison
Recessional: “Good Day Sunshine”- The Beatles
First dance: “Two For The Road”- Bruce Springsteen

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Elvington Lane, York, England):

Venue: York Maze / Photographer: Emma Case Photography / Florist: DIY / Wedding Dress: Fur Coat No Knickers / Shoes: Joules / Rings: Rust / Hair: Bang Hair / Makeup: Catherine Gajewska / Groom’s suit: Debenhams / DJ: friends and family / Dessert: Yorkshire Wolds Dairy Ice Cream / Wedding invitations and posters: Liz Newell (liznewell84@hotmail.com)

North Carolina Farmhouse Wedding

DIY Weddings

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If you like a good rustic wedding with all its beautiful simplicity, today you’re in for a treat. Shot by Nancy Ray Photography, Marshall and Kellie pulled off all of that and for under five thousand dollars no less! Proof that you can have a fun, creative fete without breaking the bank. Click here to view all the wedding goodies.

North Carolina DIY backyard wedding
creative wedding ideas on a small budget
North Carolina DIY backyard wedding

We wanted the day to feel creative, comfortable, fun and like us. We both love antiques and are creative people at home and at work, so we wanted something that was completely unique to us. Our color scheme was determined by the ties my husband picked out for his groomsmen. I knew I wanted my girls to have different colored dresses, so we decided to pick the ties first and that kind of set our feel as far as invitations and other decorations went.

North Carolina DIY backyard wedding
creative wedding ideas on a small budget
North Carolina DIY backyard wedding
North Carolina DIY backyard wedding
creative wedding ideas on a small budget
North Carolina DIY backyard wedding
creative wedding ideas on a small budget


Nancy Ray Photography, Marshall and Kellie pulled off all of that and for under five thousand dollars no less! Proof that you can have a fun, creative fete without breaking the bank. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Plan and brainstorm with your groom! My groom was amazing. If I had ideas or something I wanted to have, he made it happen and he spent the morning of our wedding making sure all the things were set up perfectly so I could just relax and get ready. It was so, so, so great. Our wedding was definitely a shared vision….although sometimes I think he carried more than his fair share of the work!

Also, people may look at you weird when you tell them you are getting married in your friend’s backyard, or that you want banana pudding instead of a wedding cake but ultimately the day is about you and your soon-to-be-husband so do whatever makes your day the happiest for you two. Don’t worry about anyone else! Enjoy the day!

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “My Father’s Heart”- Rachel Lampa

Recessional: “Can’t Stop Thinking”- The War

Wedding Venue and Vendors (North Carolina):

Venue: An early 1900’s farmhouse the boys affectionately refer to as “Coyote Ranch” / Wedding Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography / Flowers: DIY by the bride / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: TOMS shoes wedges / Jewelry: Borrowed from Mother-In-Law and Grandmother / Bridesmaid Jewelry: Liz’s Fineries / Groomsmen Suits: Express Men / Ceremony Musician: Gary Mitchell / Caterer: A family friend, Charles Harrison / Wedding invitations: DIY by the groom

Nancy Ray Photography is part of our vendor guide Blue Label, our worldwide directory for local vendors.

Sweet Rural Ontario Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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This wedding shot by Made U Look Photography is as sweet as it gets. Aside from being entirely handmade by the bride and groom and their families, all of the TEN cakes were baked by the bride’s grandmother. Hollis and Jason’s wedding took place at Hollis‘ family barn where she grew up, and I can’t think of a better venue for such a sweet, family-centered fete. See more images in the photo gallery.

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From Hollis, the bride: There was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to be married on the farm that I grew up on. It was what I had envisioned ever since I was little. The ceremony took place in the woods on our farm. The intimate space was lovingly created by family and friends. The reception took place in our barn which underwent some serious beautification in the weeks leading up to the wedding! There were tractors parked in there up until a few weeks before the big day!
farm Ontario Canada wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding

We would describe our wedding would as rustic, vintage, rural, romantic, outdoor, fun-filled and creative. Our wedding revolved around creative, handmade pieces and vintage treasures. We created a classic and simple neutral colour scheme of all white flowers and linens with the bridesmaids dressed in cream. We wanted our antique pieces to be the focus of the decor as they added so much character and charm. I would say almost the entire wedding was DIY! The projects covered all aspects of the wedding. We sewed bunting, painted signs, made our own cakes, designed our ceremony site in the woods, renovated our barn, my mom created the bar out of an ash tree, handmade bistro tables, my mother in law made the flower girl dresses, scrapbooked our place cards, designed maps, we made a vintage brooch bouquet, made our own favours, wrote our own vows and grew the produce that was served at our meal. And beyond that we collected antique dishes from thrift stores, auctions, antique stores and flea markets and used vintage pop bottle as vases for our centerpieces.

farm Ontario Canada wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding
Ontario Canada farm wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding
We wanted to create a day that was not only memorable for us but for all of our guests as well. We wanted to celebrate our rural upbringings and embrace the outdoors and our love of vintage one-of-a-kind pieces. We set out to create a feeling of rustic romance on our farm. We wanted it to be fun for each and every guest. We wanted to celebrate our family and friends who helped us to reach this milestone in our lives. We wanted to make it personal to us and included that in all our details.
farm Ontario Canada wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding
farm Ontario Canada wedding

Made U Look Photography is as sweet as it gets. Aside from being entirely handmade by the bride and groom and their families, all of the TEN cakes were baked by the bride’s grandmother. Hollis and Jason’s wedding took place at Hollis‘ family barn where she grew up, and I can’t think of a better venue for such a sweet, family-centered fete. See more images in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

My best advice would be surround yourself with the things and people you love and the day will be memorable. Enjoy the planning. Really enjoy it. My mom and I spent months laughing, planning and designing. We had a ball. It is something I will always treasure. As much as it is about you and your sweetheart, it is also about all the people that love you and it brings you closer together. It will not be easy all the time. There will be tears… sometimes lots, but with each other you will get through. It is ultimately about sharing the day with the love of your life and everyone your hold dear. When you wake up the morning of your wedding let go of all the little things that didn’t get done and live in the moment. Create a day about the two of you and do not feel obligated to follow any wedding “rules”. Here’s a secret – there are no rules. Do what makes you happy, if that means breaking tradition then that’s ok, if it means being by the book than that’s ok too. Only do things that truly mean something to you. One thing we did that I am so happy about was have a wonderful family friend perform our ceremony. She was able to be so personal and sentimental and another friend (who is a judge) presided over it and said all the legal requirements to make it official. It made it all the more personal and special.

Wedding Songs:

Processional – “Love you till the end” – The Pogues
Recessional – “Burnin’ Love” – Elvis
First Dance – “Dream Girl” – Dave Matthews Band
Father/Daughter Dance – “Heavenly Day” – Patty Griffin

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Ontario, Canada):

Venue: family residence / Flowers: Seasons Floral Studio / Centerpieces: Family and friends / Photographer: Made U Look Photograpy / Wedding Dress: Amanda Lina’s Sposa Boutique / Veil and Fascinator: Denise Cole at Pomp & Plumage / Bride’s Hair: Meaghan Murray and Hair by Crystal Chenard / Band: Lemon Pepper Pickerel / Caterer: Whitfield Farms / Wedding Cake: Family and friends at Murphy’s Farmstead / Dessert: Whitfield Farms / Wedding invitations: Peepsake Studios / Videographer: Marielle Chau of Made U Look Photography / Vintage Rentals: Vintage Dish and Doily Company

Nashville Rustic Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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We just received the prettiest, drool-worthy images from a photoshoot hosted and directed by Linda of Historic Cedarwood and captured by Kristyn Hogan. Love the collection of mistmatched vintage lanterns lining the path to the reception!

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tennessee historic wedding venues
Tennessee wedding venue wedding ideas
tennessee historic wedding venues

So much more to see in the gallery!

Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding venue: Historic Cedarwood Photography: Kristyn Hogan / / Wedding & Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Magnolia Pearl / Clothing: Gypsy Chic / Custom Designed Jewelry: Katherine Parke, highlandgal@mac.com / Models: Sara and Erynn Lavagnino, Matt Harrison / Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC / Invitations and paper goods: Designs in Paper

Historic Cedarwood and Kristyn Hogan are members of Blue Label. To find more vendors in your area, click here. If you’re a vendor and would like to apply, please click here.

Sweet Vermont Barn Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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This wedding shot and filmed by Birke Photography captures the mood of a gorgeous Vermont destination wedding perfectly. Love how Joey and Kiki blended their roots at a completely different location while staying true to who they are — Joey is from Kentucky and Kiki is from New Hampshire, and I couldn’t think of a better place than Vermont for a chic New England barn wedding!

From the Bride: when Joey and I got engaged, I was so thrilled, but had no idea where or how to go about planning the wedding. As a designer, I of course had some pretty specific ideas of how I wanted it to look, but choosing a location was very difficult.
Joey was born and raised in Erlanger, KY. I am an army brat, and haven’t lived in any one place for more than three years. However, my extended family is in New Hampshire, where both my parents grew up. For a few months we could not decide, but then a trip to Vermont changed everything. I had researched barns in New England as possible venues, and came up with some great possibilities. Joey and I took a long weekend and visited several locations, but the Inn at Mountain View Farm took our breath away! Suddenly, it made perfect sense. This place had all the country charm of Joey’s native Kentucky, mixed with the casual elegance of my native New England. Also, it reminded me of the place my mother and her 9 siblings were born; on a dairy farm in Quebec that I visited as a child. I couldn’t imagine the wedding being anywhere else.

rustic chic Vermont wedding
rustic chic Vermont wedding

rustic chic Vermont wedding

From the start, I knew that I wanted our wedding to be personal, intimate, and speak to who we are as a couple. I don’t like things to be overcomplicated or thematic at all. I wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, and for the choices I made to unfold naturally. We are pretty laid back- so it didn’t make sense for us to fuss over every detail. The reception was in the large Morgan barn. The old horse stalls sectioned off tables on either side of the wedding party, which was seated in the center of the barn at a long table. Randi Nonni of Silver Toad Floral Designs decorated all the tables. She made my vision come to life by using long moss runners down the center of the tables, topped with flowers in vintage ball jars, glass bottles, and tin watering cans that I bought at antique stores. She was so liberated when I said there was no color palette!


rustic chic Vermont wedding

rustic chic Vermont wedding

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Wedding Vendors + Venue (East Burke, VT):

Venue: Inn at Mountain View Farm / Photography and Videography: Birke Photography / Caterer’s: Vermont Spice of Life / Florist: Silver Toad Floral Designs / DJ: Sound Rock Entertainment / Classical Guitarist: Buzz Hubbard / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Hair accessory: Handmade by Bride / Wedding Cake: Made by Aunt

Kent Barn Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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I think I might just have found a new favorite wedding venue. The blank canvas of Pale and Interesting – The Venue is absolutely breathtaking in its simplicity — a true blank slate waiting to be painted. Hannah Gooch did a fantastic job of pulling together all-star vendors — including the endlessly-talented photographer Sarah Gawler — to create their dreamy vision. The muted, but crisp color palette combined with vintage elements is a foolproof recipe for a gorgeous wedding. Whatever you do, don’t miss the gallery!

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kent england barn wedding inspiration

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From the designer, Hannah: Pale and Interesting – The Venue, a New England-style barn in the beautiful Kent countryside, was the setting for The Ebury Collection’s first shoot. Only 10 minutes from the beach, this beautiful private home is owned by stylist Atlanta Bartlet and husband Dave Coote. For those of you looking to for a stylish blank canvas as your wedding venue, you really can’t get much better than this.

kent england barn wedding inspiration

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The lovely Sarah Gawler and I got our heads together back in March and had a great time selecting gowns from Blackburn Bridal Couture for our three bridal looks. The first is a soft, boho style with a fabulous Claire Pettibone gown. I love Bethany’s lose plait and her floral headband. Lindsay from LK Lily created a loose and rustic bouquet featuring roses, sweet pea and trailing jasmine and used the same flowers to create her floral headdress.

kent england barn wedding inspiration

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Sarah Treble’s unique and elegant gown needs little more than a few peonies in the hair as the feathers are really the feature of this look. Accessorizing with a beautiful tight bunch of white peonies works perfectly. And finally, a simple gold jewelled headband and a little bunch of Lily of the Valley perfectly compliments Clinton Lotter’s breathtaking feather gown, with its gold belt.

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We used a simple linen tablecloth with lots of glass candlesticks, votives and tealight holders to create the table setting. A large vase of white and green flowers coordinate perfectly with the pale grey pie-crust plates and the gorgeous ceramic pears and zinc place name tags.

Pale and Interesting – The Venue is absolutely breathtaking in its simplicity — a true blank slate waiting to be painted. Hannah Gooch did a fantastic job of pulling together all-star vendors — including the endlessly-talented photographer Sarah Gawler — to create their dreamy vision. The muted, but crisp color palette combined with vintage elements is a foolproof recipe for a gorgeous wedding. Whatever you do, don’t miss the View all photos from this shoot

Wedding vendors (Kent, England):

Wedding venue: Pale and Interesting – The Venue / Wedding photographer: Sarah Gawler / Stylist: Louisa Grey / Shoot Curator: Hannah Gooch / Flowers: LK Lily / Wedding dresses: Claire Pettibone, Clinton Lotter, and Sarah Treble / Gold headband: Flo and Percy / Gold ring and necklace: Alex Monroe / Hair and makeup: Daniel Palmer / Wedding cake: Zoe Clark Cakes / Ceramic fruits and name cards: Rowen and Wren / Gold shoes: Dune / Satin grey shoes: Hobbs / Lingerie: Love by Susie / Dinnerware: Anthropologie / Accessories: Pale and Interesting / Cupcakes and glass dome: The Ebury Collection / Model: Bethany from MOT Models

Oklahoma Barnyard Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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When Gene of Geneoh Photography sent this wedding our way, our hearts melted just a bit. Not only because we’re suckers for a gorgeous couple in a rowboat, but also because Gene was photographing his longtime childhood friend, Trent, marry his sweetheart, Hannah. Aww! There’s so very much goodness to be seen, so make sure you head to the gallery for even more images.

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From the bride, Hannah: Our favorite hobbies include antiquing and listening to live music, preferably folk. We wanted to make sure we incorporated our style of folk and antiques into our wedding one way or another. When we found the Barn we knew we had to have this as our location. The rusticness of the barn gave the perfect vibe we were envisioning for our wedding.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

We didn’t really have a color scheme. So many people’s first questions was always, “So what are your colors?” and I would always respond, “It’s more of a vision…” We wanted our wedding to be cozy and intimate. Neither of us are very matchy matchy people. We wanted all of our bridesmaids and groomsmen to feel comfortable in in what they were wearing. I had the girls pick out grey dresses from J. Crew and the boys wore pretty much whatever they had in their closets.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

We got 200 old western books donated to us from my local library back home. My mother made lots of the decor and our florist took my vision and created a beautiful scene for our wedding and reception the day of. I’ve always loved the Country look coming from rural Indiana and I wanted some of my roots in the feel of the wedding. The ball jars my mother found on the side of the road!

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

We also made our own boxed invitations! It took probably around 100 hours with help from family and friends but we did it! My brother designed our programs and map for our invite as well. Trent wrote the processional song as well and the groomsmen played it while the bridesmaids and I entered. It gave such a unique vibe to begin the ceremony.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t settle on a color scheme but more of a theme. You can work so much more with themes than if you choose two colors and everything has to be those colors. Themes allow you to be creative and lets your imagination run wild! Also, take help when it is offered. Our wedding would have never turned out the way it did without the help of our family and friends. Finally, roll with the punches. Our wedding was May 1st in Tulsa, OK. One would think it would be beautiful. Unfortunately it was a high of 50 degrees and rainy. We had to move our wedding indoors at the last minute, but it actually made the wedding even more intimate with all our friends and family standing around us as we exchanged our vows.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

Geneoh Photography sent this wedding our way, our hearts melted just a bit. Not only because we’re suckers for a gorgeous couple in a rowboat, but also because Gene was photographing his longtime childhood friend, Trent, marry his sweetheart, Hannah. Aww! There’s so very much goodness to be seen, so make sure you head to the View more images from this wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: song written by groom
Communion song: Laura Veirs, “When you give your Heart”
Recessional: Sigur Ros, “Hoppipolla”

Wedding vendors (Tulsa, Oklahoma):

Ceremony and reception location: The Barn / Wedding photographer: Geneoh Photography / Wedding flowers: Flower Play Designs / Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero / Wedding shoes: Journey’s / Bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s tux: Macy’s / Wedding catering: Aila Wimpy of Catering Kitchen / Wedding invitations: Made by bride and friends

Geneoh Photography is a member of Blue Label.

Sweet Southern Fete

Vintage Weddings

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Wesley and Emma Teague aren’t new to the pages of Ruffled- you might recognize them from this adorable engagement shoot! They’re also amazing photographers themselves as part of W+E Photographie, a Ruffled Blue Label Member. So of course we weren’t surprised to find that their outdoor southern ceremony is as brimming with charm and sweetness as this talented couple. I’m blown away by their crisp, casual portraits and the happy little vignettes photographer James Moes so elegantly captured. And, of course, horses roaming your venue site… nothing screams “southern fete” more than that! Congrats, Wesley and Emma!

nashville barn wedding

From the bride, Emma. The vision for our wedding, in a few words, was simple, soft and sweet. it was a must for us to incorporate vintage elements and themes, but we didn’t want it to be a complete throw back to the past. vintage, yet modern.
nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding

We knew without a doubt, that we wanted an outdoor wedding, despite the southern heat. Wesley found our location, which happened to be right in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama. The owners are family friends which allowed everything to fall into place quite easily.

nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding

Myself and the bridesmaids made all of our bouquets and boutonnieres by hand after ordering the stems wholesale online. We included in the arrangements garden roses, snapdragons, ranunculus, and anemones.
nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding
We found many of the details and decor while perusing vintage and antique stores that we could be found shopping in regardless of if we were planning a wedding or not. We wanted our wedding to feel laid-back and fuss-free, which is also very much of who we are, thus we chose a farm setting with a large barn that we adorned in simple strands of string lights and soft fabrics.
nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Personally, I’m not the biggest planner, so making 95% of the decisions for our wedding without a professional planner was a very big stretch for me. There were many times during the engagement/planning period where I wanted to give up and just elope, but I found that focusing on our impending marriage more than the actual wedding plans got me through all the decisions in a less stressful way.
nashville barn wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Ceremony and reception locations: Mallard Stables / Wedding Designer: Stephanie Drake of Proper Measures / Florist: Arranged by bride, ordered from Fifty Flowers and The Flower Exchange / Photographer: James Moes / Wedding Dress: J.Crew Lucinda Gown / Veil: Oh My Deer Handmades/ Shoes: Franco Sarto / Earrings: Anthropologie / Makeup: friend, Elise Harris / Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos / Groom’s suit: Express / Tie: Urban Outfitters / Ceremony music: Andrew and Heather Hester and Gabrielle Jones / Wedding Cake: Will Drake from Proper Measures / Wedding invitations: Oh My Deer Handmades

W+E Photographie is a member of Blue Label.