From the bride herself…
“Grant and I are nature lovers, so when we decided to have a wedding, we knew we wanted to do it outdoors. We wanted to incorporate a lot of natural or earthy elements, so we used antique doors for tables, hay bales for table legs and seating, and incorporated flowers into every corner of our ceremony and reception space. Grant and I also collected a couple of antique window frames and decided to use them to display our drink and food menu for the night. We stenciled the menu onto the frames and then hung them from an oak tree that stood next to the bar (a vintage Miller High Life bar that we borrowed from Grant’s family).
“There were many elements of our wedding that were DIY––from the window frames to the door-tables––which really reflects our personality as a couple. But even more importantly, the fact that so many elements of our wedding were also borrowed from family members, or built with family members, meant that we were creating a space that reflected our love for our families, and the fact that they were both coming together through our marriage. We borrowed antique tablecloths from Grant’s mom, and because my parents are farmers, they provided all the flowers for the wedding. We loved walking around the ceremony and reception space (which was out front yard!) and seeing all this stuff that reminded us of where we have come from.
“Right before the ceremony, hanging in our backyard with Grant and our families. Everything was perfect and the night only got better after that. But that was the moment I remember knowing that this really would be the best day of my life.”
So sweet. I LOVE when families and friends come together to make a wedding day perfect for the couple, with rich details, and lots of love. A few of my favorite details… I LOVE the personalization of the mason jars as their drink cups and favors for the night. I love the flowers in the bride’s hair, the dog making an appearance, the bar area, and the bride’s dress! All perfect.
Cheers to you!
Photographer: Laura Leigh Photo
Cake: Castaldo Custom Cakes
Dress Designer: Wore my mother’s vintage wedding dress
Hair and makeup: Sister
Jewelry: Antique jewelry from groom’s mom
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Alfred Angelo
Men’s Attire: Jcrew for groom, Jos. A. Bank for groomsmen
Floral Design: Alan’s Flower Farm, bride’s father
DJ/Band: Family friends
Rentals: Brillmans Rental Barn
Favors: Mason Jars
Caterers: Emily’s Cafe & Catering