Oregon Farm Wedding
This wedding sent over by Anna Jaye Photography shows how to expertly play with textures and colors to create a fun, relaxed, and memorable wedding day. Kelsey and Greg had a little over a year to plan their ceremony and reception, and the results show in what amounts to a truly romantic affair. With pinwheels, burlap, and lace, there are just enough handcrafted details to go around!
From the bride, Kelsey: When we set out to plan this wedding 15 months ago, I really wanted to create a style that was not only vintage chic, but created a very romantic environment with the colors and fabrics. I loved the mixture of textures, incorporating burlap and lace, because it’s very feminine while rough around the edges at the same time.
Some adjectives to describe the look we were going for are: romantic, vintage, and whimsical. Our colors palette was anything from peach to coral, khaki to the brown of our burlap table runners. We also tried to incorporate gold glitter wherever we could, because I’m a little obsessed with the color peach and gold glitter. Because we had 15 months to plan our wedding, there were many DIY projects involved. Greg created a Greg
We created twine globes that hung above the area in which we were married. We created all of the programs (which were gold glitter fans), the seating assignment cards that hung on the vintage mattress spring, and my mom made half of the centerpieces which were succulents planted and arranged in vintage sewing boxes. My MOST favorite DIY item at the wedding was our cake backdrop which was created by myself and my best friend Alicea. Most everything we did at the wedding was DIY. With the help of Pinterest, Etsy, my best friend Alicea (whose wedding was 3 weeks before mine!), and my very patient now-husband we created the perfect wedding for us!
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Many brides can put together a beautiful ceremony in a short period of time, however, I felt so stress-free and had the luxury of planning every last detail with our wedding 15 months from when we got engaged. We were able to work with every one of our first choice vendors because we booked them so far in advance. We negotiated better contracts because we had more time. We planned every single detail, down to the napkins with 15 months. Don’t rush it – enjoy your engagement, and focus on the details, because that’s what makes it your day and not someone else’s!
When I first started planning, I was a little bit of a control freak, but was able to delegate things to my friends and family little by little as time went on. One thing to remember is: people want to help! Weddings are a labor of love and friends love helping with crafts and planning, all you have to do is ask! I can’t tell you how many craft days we had leading up to the wedding day! I was reminded of how blessed I am by my amazing family and friends!
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Bridal Party Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
First Dance: “Let it Be Me,” Ray Lamontagne
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daughter,” Loudon Wainwright
Wedding Location: Beaverton, OR / Wedding Photographer: Anna Jaye Photography / Wedding Venue: Lolich’s Family Farm / Wedding Coordination: Champagne Weddings and Events / Wedding Flowers: Quince Flowers and Events / Bride’s Veil: Twigs and Honey / Bride’s SHoes: Ruche / Bride’s Makeup: Marjan Torabi Arsanjani / Bride’s Hair: Paige Wohlgemuth of The Stella Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Ruche / Groom’s Suit: Mr. Formal / DJ: NW Premier Mobile DJs / Wedding Caterer: Catering at Its Best / Wedding Cake: Le Cookie Monkey / Cupcakes: Sugar Krystles / Rentals: Marigold Vintage Rentals and Something Borrowed PDX / Transportation: EcoShuttle / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Your wedding is beautiful!
Also, how did you make your escort cards?! I love them.
This was amazing!!! Picture perfect decor, bride groom and the wedding party too:)
It was really easy! I got plain tags and gold and white doilies and glued them on! I used a gold pen to write people’s name and table numbers.
Well That sounds easy enough! –I might have to try that instead of punching out a lace design. Thanks!
Love so many things about this most ‘DIY’ of weddings! Love the fans behind the cake table, the table centres, the jam jar glasses, the seating plan mattress… the list is endless! Am sure this will inspire so many other brides that if they work hard (as I know these details take a huge amount of time to produce beautifully) then they too can have a fabulously unique and personal wedding.
Love the miss matched maids! So pretty!
Love everything about farm, rancho or forest weddings. Mother Nature is the best.
I wish I had of seen this wedding before my own – so many fabulous ideas. I love the different bridesmaids dresses – and I love the way she has decorated the reception. I wish I was as creative!
Love how this is so sweet and beautiful. It shows that these two really stuck to their personal style and planned a day in which they can just relax and enjoy.
This is so extremely beautiful. I love every detail and the shabby chic-ness of it. I’m wondering though, where your plus sized bridesmaid got her pleated dress. I would LOVE to wear that to my friend’s wedding!
Where is this? It’s so pretty and I’m planning my wedding right now and looking for a place similar but I can’t seem to find anything “rustic” enough! Love your style 🙂
Gorgeous wedding! How did you secure the paper fans onto the burlap backdrop? That turned out really lovely!