Remember this picnic engagement session teaser? Their photographer, Katie Day sent over their awesome farm wedding that took place in Missouri. The rustic and vintage touches throughout paired perfectly with the big red barn and the woodsy surroundings which served as a perfect ceremony backdrop.

From Krystal, the bride:

I knew I wanted a folksy rustic look with an ethereal feel(this part really came out in the music), but I also wanted to incorporate a field, handmade and vintage elements–and of course the books and typewriter because I am a writer. At one point I think I told someone I wanted my wedding to look like an Andrew Bird song sounds. So my vision was never exactly clear, it just came together as we went along.

 Billy button and daisy wedding bouquet and boutonniere

 woodsy wedding hanging paper pom poms

 gray and yellow groom vest and bout

 Ivory and white wedding shoes with shoe pom clips

My friend Molly read my mind and designed our invitation poster, cd, and program. I’m pretty sure my direction was “Let’s make it into a kind of folksy, whimsical poster with birds, banners, and a phonograph.” She took it from there and created exactly what I wanted. We rolled the invitations up and shipped them in cardboard mailing tubes…people loved it!

 Vintage-inspired wedding invitations

 Vintage-inspired wedding

 Barn farm wedding ceremony decor ideas chair cones

 Wedding Ceremony program fans

 Ceremony program fans

 Outdoor wedding ceremony hanging lanterns decor

 Woodsy birch flower girl basket ideas

 Wedding Escort card display ideas

 Tree trunk bark heart wedding

 Barn wedding ideas

 Green bridesmaids dresses

I didn’t chose a theme or a color scheme. I just did what I liked as I went along. I picked the bridesmaids’ dresses because I liked the color, and then about halfway through the wedding planning process I decided that yellow would be my main color. I was hoping the big red barn and the beautiful summer greenery would do the rest for me.

 gray vests for the groomsmen

 clothespin place cards wedding ideas

 vintage silver-plated tea pots wedding centerpieces

Some advice from Krystal:

It’s best not to over think things. There is no right or wrong choice, and your guests will never know that you decided to forego the IKEA cloth backdrop photo booth. Keep moving and do what you can in the time you have to plan your wedding.

Also, remember that it’s just a party. No one should be nervous or stressing or crying about a party that will go by faster than any other moment in your life.

Part II is coming up later today. Stay tuned!

Wedding Vendors (Battlefield, Missouri):

Photographer: Katie Day / Venue: Peabody’s Farm / Wedding Coordinator: Bringing it Together Events / Florist: The Nest / Caterer: Whole Hog Cafe / Cake: Cake Creations by Darlene / Cookies: Beth’s Bake Shoppe / Stationer: Molly Fowler from Wig Wag Studios / Videographer: Reclaim Creative / DJ: Just One More Song / Hair Stylist: Jessica Hodge at Hairy’s Salon / Makeup Artist: Tabitha Headley / Bride’s Dress: Casablanca / Bride’s Hair Piece: Pishposhes / Bride’s Jewelry: Luxe Deluxe / Bridesmaids Dresses: ModCloth / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Vest and Pants from Express and ties from Urban Outfitters

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