If a barn wedding is your dream, you will fall head over heels for this romantic rustic wedding from Jen House Photography. The rich red color palette was perfectly in season for their December wedding. We love the red vintage car that served as the bride’s entrance and the couple’s getaway at the end of the night!
Our vision a rustic feel but very elegant and romantic. Our colors started with a deep rich red, very romantic and with it being close to Christmas it fit the time of year. The blue suits complimented the red well, Aaron wanted a fun tie instead of just your solid tie. He made pheasant feather pocket squares, as we have a bird dog named Ranger who we take pheasant hunting often.
My dress I had always wanted long sleeve I wanted to have that tribute to my mothers dress she wore. I had in mind lace, long sleeve and an open back with a wow train.. and thats exactly what I found! It was the third dress I tried on and I couldn’t stop thinking about it when I tried on others. Aaron was amazed and it was everything he pictured when he thought of me on our wedding day. My veil was a gift from my sister in law, who was there with me day of trying on the dress along with my mother, mother in law, other sister in law and best friend. The girls dresses we picked out were simple and elegant and most important comfortable and could fit a baby bump (Three of them were pregnant)!
We had a wonderful memory table with all our loved ones. I also had a heart patch in my dress that was made of my grandmothers wedding dress (who passed) and one of my mothers wedding dress ( who is living). As a cousin tradition, I had my cousin’s sapphire ring that all my cousins wear on our wedding day. Aaron has cuff links with a picture of his best friend that said, always by your side. PJ passed away a few years ago and is Aaron’s best man.
Our cake was a small cake for us with vanilla and key lime pie filling. We also had cupcakes, a donut wall, and my good friend from college who is a pastry chef Ashley Polce, made chocolate covered goodies. For favors, we had koozies made with a fish hook with an A in the middle for Arm, our last name. We wanted a fish reference as Aaron and I fish every chance we can get and always have throughout our relationship.
Most important to us was having a night that everyone would remember. That everyone had fun out, danced drank and we could be surrounded by all our family and friends in one place together. All of the small details show cased my personality and Aaron’s and we’re done to make things as easy and enjoyable for our guests.
Photography | Jen House Photography | Venue & Florals | Wishing Well Barn | Videography | Baby Blue Film | Cake | Gourmet Goodies | Hair & Makeup | Brush by Jessica Welch | Dress | Essense of Australia | Groom’s Attire | The Black Tux | Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses | Sorella Vita | Submitted via Matchology
From the amazing ceremony location to the sweet DIY details, today’s Oakland wedding from Blair Dugan Floral Design is everything you could love in an outdoor summer wedding! The bride DIY’d the paper goods, including the amazing place card and menu bread bags that decorated each place setting. We of course are obsessed with the heirloom wax flower crown from the bride’s grandmother!
We started off by picking a venue that was warm, inviting, classic and a part of our community- the Piedmont Community Hall. The venue features a lush, green, tree-filled ceremony area, a great patio for dinner and a beautiful, old Spanish building for dancing. The colors and decor just fell into place from there. We chose navy and white with greenery for our colors- a palette we hoped wouldn’t show it’s age over time. For the invitations, that I designed and assembled, I wanted to incorporate vintage-Oakland. On the back of each page were vintage Oakland postcards to tie in our love for our home town. The wedding had a classic, vintage vibe that we absolutely loved.
My grandmother’s diamond an sapphire watch was wrapped around my bouquet. I also wore the crown my grandmother wore on her wedding day. I’m not the type of bride that dreamed of what my wedding dress would look like which made choosing one really easy for me. I just went with the one that I felt the most myself in, had a little bit of sparkle, and I could dance in without restrictions. My sister, the MOH, chose the bridesmaid dresses. The only requirements from me were that they were short and navy. As long as my girls were comfortable, I was comfortable.
The ceremony was, hands down, our favorite part of the day. Melissa, our officiant, asked Mat and I to answer some questions about one another that she incorporated during the ceremony. It was so personal and fun and fun-ny. There was lots of love and laughter which made for a ceremony that our guests raved about.
Our florals were STUNNING. Blair Dugan, of Blair Dugan Floral Design, happens to be a close friend and she went all out for us. Everything from the eucalyptus garland that lined the aisle, wrapped the stair rails and draped down the tables, to the navy berries in the centerpieces that were imported from New Zealand, it was more than I ever imagined.
Basically it was all DIY by me! My favorite item wasn’t a splurge in cost, but a splurge in time! I created and printed the custom dinner menus that doubled as bread bags. Guests found their table assignments by looking up their name in the vintage card catalog.
Photography | Melissa Gayle Photography | Venue | Piedmont Community Hall | Florals | Blair Dugan Floral Design | Stationery | Penny Lane Papery | Videography | Rick DeMartile | Catering | Culinary Excellence | Rentals | Trunks & Tales | Hair | Linda Lealao | Makeup | Nubian Beauty | Wedding Dress | La Soie Bridal | Groom’s Attire | Hugo Boss | Bridesmaid Dresses | Alfred Sung | Submitted via Matchology
You will love the little touches of whimsy in today’s winery wedding from Caroline Dutton Events captured by Alicia Lacey Photography. The soft color palette of cream, purple, and light blue was perfect for this summer Virginia wedding. All of the lush florals really set the scene for a romantic day, from the amazing floral arch to the suspended greenery at the reception.
We had our wedding at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, VA. I fell in love with that winery the minute we stepped foot there when I took my mom there years ago when she was visiting. Growing up in Florida and being a Disney fan, I had always envisioned having my wedding in Disney or elements of it throughout so a lot of our wedding had a fairy tale theme throughout. Our colors were lavender and blue which was perfect for a summer wedding at a winery. It also had the perfect amount of fairy tale and rustic theme to go along with the winery location.
I wore my mom’s pearl necklace that my dad gave her which were her first set of pearls she owned. We also did the hora at our reception to celebrate our Jewish religion along with John breaking the glass at the ceremony.
The most important thing during our planning process was to make sure everyone including us had the time of their lives. It was very important to us that we were surrounded by our closest friends and family during this special time in our life. My parents helped us out greatly which we are more than grateful and thankful for so we splurged on good food and entertainment especially.
Our wedding flowers had hints of lavender and sky blue and white. It was a perfect combination for our rustic and fairy tale themed wedding. Our wedding cake resembled the flowers and was vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. It was so yummy!
The whole day was so memorable. From getting ready with my best friends and spending the night dancing with my closest friends and family was all so memorable. But I feel one of the most memorable moments was our first look. I will never forget the look on John’s face when he saw me for the first time in my wedding dress. It was so genuine and sweet and awe struck.
Photography | Alicia Lacey Photography | Venue | Stone Tower Winery | Planning | Caroline Dutton Events | Florals | Sophie Felts Floral Design | Videography | Shaking Hands Productions | Wedding Cake | Ridgewells Catering | Hair & Makeup | Amie Decker Beauty | Catering | Ridgewells Catering | Ceremony Musicians | Sage String Quartet | Band | Andy Kushner Entertainment | Calligraphy | Just Write Studios | Ribbon | May Arts Ribbon | Submitted via Matchology